Parking & Transportation

Parking is Free

Parking permits are not required for general parking on campus. There are eight defined parking lots across campus, designated on the Olympia Campus map, and one large open lot at Lacey Campus.

  • Disabled parking areas are noted on campus maps.
  • Lots A, D, E, G, and J have stalls set aside for motorcycles only.
  • Visitor spaces, Lot E, are specifically assigned for short-term, 90-minute parking.
  • Signed parking spaces, including but not limited to, dental patient parking and Percival Restaurant guest parking require a special permit for use.

Ride the Bus for Free

Ride InterCity Transit for free anytime, with your Student ID card. Get your card and current term sticker from Student Life in the SUB.

Carpool Parking

Carpools are two or more vehicle occupants who enter campus together. No special permit is required. The Olympia campus has 60 spaces set aside in Lot G for carpooling vehicles to use during peak class hours, Monday-Thursday, 7:00-11:00 am.

Disability Parking

There are 42 signed DP spaces on the Olympia campus and 9 at the Lacey campus. Areas striped between spaces are designed to accommodate users of motorized wheelchairs. This space is not open for general parking. Use of a DP space is only authorized for persons with a current placard or license plate that has been assigned to the user. Unauthorized use of a space may result in a $250 fine. State policies regarding use of a placard can be found at the Department of Licensing.