Parking is available at each of our locations. Midway and LECJEC locations offer surface lots.

Saint Paul campus

As a courtesy to our neighbors, please do not park in front of homes around campus; off-street parking is limited for local residents.

Parking ramp at 400 Maria Ave.

For students, guests and employees. The ramp has room for 830 vehicles, including 24 handicap stalls.

  • Monday–Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Rates and fees

The cost of parking in the ramp by students is included in student fees. Use your Student ID card for access.

Daily rate for visitors is $5. Please take a ticket upon entry, and pay at the self-serve kiosk on the first floor as you depart.

Event pricing: For all events parking vouchers can be purchased at $5.00/voucher for 99 or less purchased at a time OR $3.00/voucher for 100 or more purchased at a time. For more information:

Information about parking violations, citations, payment and appeal

Using your ID card at the parking ramp

  • You must touch your ID card to the card reader or place it within three inches of the card reader to activate the gates.
  • You may leave your ID card inside your wallet or other carrying case; it should still work from within a thin holder. If it does not, remove the card from the wallet or carry case and touch the card to the reader.
  • If you pull a ticket to enter the ramp, you can still use your ID (students and prepaid employees only) to exit without an additional payment.
  • If you need assistance, please use the intercom button to speak with a parking attendant

Parking elsewhere

Courtyard parking: The courtyard in front of New Main has five regular stalls and one handicap stall in the courtyard for short-term parking (30 minutes or less) available at no charge.

Parking elsewhere: The parking lots on East Seventh Street and by the Library and Learning Center are by permit only.
Parking violations, citations, payment and appeal


The parking ramp at Minneapolis College, located on Hennepin Ave. at 16th St. N., is open 24 hours a day. Handicapped spaces are located on all levels of the parking ramp, next to the elevator lobby.

The cost of parking in the ramp by students is included in student fees. Use your Student ID card for access.

All other Metropolitan State locations

Surface parking is available at no cost.

For employees

Staff and faculty who elect to park in any Metropolitan State University owned or leased facilities, including, but not limited to Saint Paul, Midway, Minneapolis College, Hennepin Technical College, Normandale and the Dental Clinic, must pay for parking per Minnesota state statute and Minnesota State policy. How to register for ID card ramp parking access.

Handicap parking

Employees who have a state-issued hang tag or license plate may park in:

  • Parking ramp handicap designated stalls (24 spots available).
  • Surface lot between St. John's Hall and Founders Hall (across Maria Avenue from the Parking Ramp)
  • One spot is designated for 30-minute parking only
  • Three stalls are reserved for students but require a pass from the Parking Office
  • Eight spots are available for longer-term parking on a first-come, first-served basis, but require a university parking hang tag.
  • The Seventh Street surface parking lot also has three long-term handicap spots available on a first-come, first-served basis and requires a university parking hang tag.

The parking office will issue the university parking hang tags to employees who have a state-issued handicap parking hang tag or license plate and who are registered to park on year-long basis.

Handicap parking spots are reserved for students, or faculty and staff who have paid for parking from Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.