Student Parking

Parking Permits

Most student parking permits can be purchased online.

Buy Permit

There are 2 types of drive alone permits available for students to purchase, either online (preferable) or in person at the college cashier:

  1. All day, daily permit, which allows the student to park every day at every time (no overnight parking or storing of vehicles permitted). Cost is $175 per quarter. These permits are only available until they sell out, and are offered on a first come, first served basis. Sales of these permits are very restricted to a certain number per quarter.
  2. Night time permit. This permit allows students to utilize the garage from 4 – 10:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Fridays from 4 – 6:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. exclusively. The cost for this permit is $35.

New partnership with Zimride

Seattle Colleges is happy to announce our new partnership with Zimride by Enterprise to offer students, faculty and staff a private social ridesharing network. Zimride makes sharing rides for drivers and passengers easy. You can sign in, set up a profile and post your one time ride or commute to school, work, meetings or the airport.

How do I sign up and post a ride?

Go to zimride.com/seattlecolleges. Next, click on the green "Sign up" button and use your @seattlecolleges.edu email address to create a free account.

Other details:

  • Summer quarter parking is available on a first come basis. The costs are $132 for daytime, all day parking and $25 for the night time permit (4 p.m. and later), same hours apply as for the Fall through Spring academic terms.
  • Pay online by credit card or the Seattle Colleges Card.
  • For Spring quarter, we will be mailing all permits purchased online. Please expect them to take a week or so to get to you.
  • Temporary permits can be downloaded if purchased online within seven days of the quarter start date.

Carpool Permits

  • Minimum of two currently enrolled Seattle Central students required to qualify.
  • Children under 16 do not qualify as carpool partners.
  • No minimum credit hour requirements for eligibility.
  • Please visit the Transportation Services Office, BE1143, to discuss.
  • Cost is $100 per regular quarter and $75 for summer quarter.

Student carpool rules:

  • At least two students, with IDs, must be in the vehicle.
  • Harvard Garage parking attendant keeps a list of carpools and will check IDs.
  • Students must remain registered for the entire quarter.
  • If one or more students drop out, the remaining carpool must either find replacements, or surrender the carpool permit.
  • A maximum of four days per quarter is allowed without at least two students per carpool. After that, the daily rate of $10 will apply.
  • Transportation Services reserves the right to rescind any permit or privileges.

Disabled Parking

  • Students with physical disabilities or those who need special accommodations, should contact the Transportation Services Office for alternative parking arrangements in BE4113.
  • Special considerations will be given to students who have Washington State handicapped decals or who provide a doctor's note detailing the medical condition(s).
  • Students with disabilities may purchase daytime parking permits at any time, in person, at the Transportation Services Office in BE1143.

Permit Refunds or Replacements

  • If returned before the sixth instructional day of the quarter (first week), full refund, less $5 fee.
  • If returned between the sixth and fifteenth instructional days (third week), 50 percent refund.
  • No refunds after the third week of the quarter.
  • Please take special care to not lose your permit, there are no replacement permits available for the day time permits.

For a comprehensive list of parking rules and regulations, please see this WA state page.