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Student parking information

2024-25 parking permits

Residential and commuter students are required to purchase a parking pass if they wish to park in any Augustana College parking lot.

Residential parking: Residential students are assigned parking locations based on their housing assignment for the academic year. Students may be assigned the next closest available parking lot/area when necessary because the college does not oversell parking lots. Residential parking lots are assigned based on availability, not student preference.

Commuter parking: Commuter students are assigned to a commuter parking permit which allows them to park in lots E, C, P, and G

We strongly encourage all students to read over the campus Parking Rules and Regulations. This will help students familiarize themselves with parking policies such as visitor/guest and temporary parking, parking ticket and booting policies, information on permit refunds, the general campus parking rules, etc.

Returning students (residential and commuter)

  • Returning students are allowed to start purchasing parking permits for the next 2024-2025 academic year starting in May and lasting all of June and July.
  • Parking packets were mailed via USPS on the first week of June, to any student that did not purchase a parking permit prior to June 1.
  • If you purchased a permit before leaving campus for the summer, you will not receive a packet in the mail. Look in your Augustana email for your purchase receipt and parking permit pickup information. 
  • After Aug. 14 parking is first come, first served to ALL students. Students may be assigned the next closest available parking lot/area when necessary because the college does not oversell parking lots. Residential parking lots are assigned based on availability, not student preference.

Prices for residential and commuter permits

Full year: $230 (includes fall, J-term, and spring) 
Semester only: $130
Partial semester: $75
J-term only: $45

First-year and transfer students

First-year residential and commuter students are mailed a parking permit packet in mid-July when the Office of Residential Life sends out housing assignments. International students who would like to purchase a parking permit should contact Trisha Hines-Morrison.

Transfer students that register after July 16, 2024, should contact Trisha Hines-Morrison for information about parking and permit purchases. 

  • Mid-July parking permit packets will be mailed out via USPS. You must have your housing assignment before you can be assigned parking. Once you have your housing assignment, you will mail in the vehicle registration form and payment.
  • Aug. 14, 2024, first-year students who mailed in their vehicle registration form and payment by the lottery deadline will be assigned parking and receive a receipt with pickup instructions in their Augustana email. If there are more requests than spaces remaining, a lottery is held for first-year students. Students may be assigned the next closest available lot if necessary.
  • Parking permits are not mailed to students. All students pick up their permits during Welcome Week/move-in weekend. At permit pickup, you will also receive a map showing where you can park on campus.

          → See more info for first-year student parking here

Parking permit purchase

Permits can be purchased in the following ways:

  • By mail
    • Send in the completed vehicle registration form that was mailed to your home address, along with payment. Mail to:

      Augustana College
      Attn: Parking
      639 38th St.
      Rock Island, Ill., 61201
  • In-person at the Facilities Services office
    • Go to the back entrance of Sorensen Hall (the dock area). The Facilities Office is the first office on the left side. Go to the window with the big blue A to pick up your permit.
    • Parking hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Once we process payments students will be emailed a receipt and permit pick-up information to their Augustana email.

Any vehicle registration form returned without a payment will not be processed or assigned a parking permit. 

Parking permit pick-up

Students may begin picking up their purchased parking permits on Monday, Aug. 26, 2024. Students who arrive on campus prior to August 26th may park in campus parking lots without being ticketed as long as they are not in reserved parking lots or parking spaces. Reserved lots and spaces, fire lanes, and handicap spaces are enforced at all times. 


Facilities Services office located in the basement of Sorensen Hall. 

Dates and times:

  • Monday through Friday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Move-in weekend additional hours for permit pick-up:
    • Saturday, Aug, 31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Sunday, Sept. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 
    • Monday, Sept. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Parking lot information

Parking permits are assigned to the main parking lot/area. Augustana is a walking campus and students are expected to park only in the lots their assigned permit allows them to.

Here is a listing of the different parking permits and the lots they allow you to park in.

  • B permit lots: B, G, P
    B is the main parking lot for Seminary Hall residents
  • C permit lots: B, G, P
    C is the overflow lot for 11th Ave Flats, Andreen, Parkander, Seminary, and Swanson Commons residents. Lot C is located on the corner of 7th Ave. and 38th Street
  • F permit lots: F, G, P
    F is the main parking lot for Parkander residents
  • J permit lots: J, G, P
    J is the main parking lot for Andy/Bart residents
  • K permit lots: K, G, P
    K is the main parking lot for Westerlin Hall residents
  • L permit lots: L, G, P
    L is the main parking lot for Erickson Hall residents
  • LC (commuter) permit lots: C, E, G, P
  • M permit lots: M, G, P
    M is the main parking lot for Arbaugh residents
  • N permit lots: N, G, P
    N1, N2, & N3 are the parking lots for Swanson Commons and 11th Ave Flats residents
  • O permit lots: O, G, P
    O is the main parking lot for Andreen Hall residents
  • R permit lots: R, G, P
    R lot is Erickson, Naeseth, and Westerlin overflow lot located to the south of Thorson-Lucken Field
  • S permit lots: S, G, P
    S lot is the Erickson, Naeseth, and Westerlin overflow lot located on the west side of 30th street next to Ostara House
  • A TLA parking permit allows students to park in the lot/area assigned to the permit based on housing assignment/availability, and lot G, P
  • Vehicles bearing term or partial-term permits may park at the area designated on the permit or in lot G and P.