The University strongly encourages use of alternative and environmentally friendly forms of transportation. For example, students and employees may purchase discounted Salem bus passes.

Permits are required year-round.

Apply for a parking permit

Types of Parking Permits



Valid in any Standard lot and in the Softball lot near Kaneko. The purchase and proper display of a current Standard parking permit allows an individual to park in a Standard lot if there is a legal parking space available. Standard permit sales are not limited; a permit does not guarantee a space.


Permits are specific to an assigned Reserved lot or area, and a space is guaranteed; parking in Standard lots permitted evenings and weekends.

Kaneko South

Reserved parking available only in the Kaneko paved parking lot; Standard parking available only in the gravel lot south of the softball field.

Other permits/options

(Call or visit the Service Center unless otherwise noted.)

  • 5-Use Permit: $20.00 and valid in Standard lots only. Available at the Service Center for purchase.
  • Discounted bus passes: $22.50 for a monthly pass. Available at the Service Center for purchase.
  • Guest/Visitor Lot is for University-invited guests via online reservation; unreserved spaces can be purchased after 7:00 a.m. for that day.
  • Parking Meters on campus are few and very short-term. See the campus map legend.


The PNCA lot is currently full and there is no open student or visitor parking at the 511 NW Broadway or N. Kerby Ave. buildings. All parking spaces are reserved for full-time faculty and staff or students of the college. There are several public lots nearby with hourly / daily / monthly parking available. Please contact City Center Parking or Star Park for current rates and availability. There is also metered parking around the 511 Building.

Willamette University

Campus Safety

Salem Campus

University Services Building
Office Hours:
7:30 am–4 pm (M-F)
Officer available 24/7/365 at

Portland Campus

Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design
Office Hours:
8 am–4 pm (M-F)
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