Student Parking Lot?
Parking is available for students, but sometimes it gets difficult. Every place on campus has a certain type of permit. Usually, students buy a permit that fits the parking lot next to their dorm. After 6 p.m., almost all of the parking on campus is free and requires no permit.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Freshman are not allowed to have cars.
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
- $242.50 per academic year for resident students
- $622.50 per academic year for commuter students
Common Parking Tickets
- Permit violation: $45
- Illegally parking in a disabled space: $348
Getting a Parking Permit
Parking permits are available to all undergrads except freshmen. Residents can purchase permits for the lot closest to their residence hall; commuters cannot get residence hall permits, but they have a lot more options in other campus lots.
Did You Know?
While many students have cars on campus, Stanford is mostly a biking campus. Sometimes it is more convenient to bike around campus than to drive. Parking is always crowded, and it is hard to find parking spaces.