Will parking still be enforced during remote delivery of classes?

Yes, parking will be enforced as usual on campus during remote delivery of classes. If you park on campus, you will need a virtual permit. If you do not have a virtual permit, parking meters are located in parking lots 1, 12, 29, 36, 37 and 41 to pay with credit/debit cards or coin. PayByPhone is also available via the PayByPhone app to pay for parking with a credit/debit card. PayByPhone is available in all student commuter and visitor zones at all times, but is only available in Faculty/Staff zones during non-business hours (6 p.m. to 6 a.m., and weekends). 

Do I need to pay for parking to just drop something off?

Payment is required to park for any length of time in spaces that require a permit. There are numerous timed parking spaces throughout campus that are available at no charge for the listed time limit. These spaces are helpful for short stays (such as dropping off paperwork, or meeting with faculty or staff). The spaces are monitored and enforced.

What if I work on campus as a student?

Parking on campus will still require a virtual permit – either a student permit or meter permit. All parking zones will be enforced as usual. Parking along the city streets around campus does not require a permit.


We appreciate your understanding and encourage you to reach out to us by email at parking@sou.edu with any concerns or questions you may have.


 2022-2023 Virtual Parking Permits are Now Available to Purchase!

Students/Employees: To purchase a permit log into Inside SOU and click on the "Parking" link, located under "Online Services" menu. For further information about campus parking zones and your permit eligibility, please refer to the "Parking Permits: Long Term" tab. 

Visitors/Guests: To learn more information about visitor parking lots and permits (for those who are not current SOU students or employees), please refer to the "Parking Permits: Short Term" tab.

The SOU Parking Department is self-sustainable, as mandated by the State of Oregon, and does not receive any public or SOU general funds to support it. This is why there is no free parking on campus. The costs of salaries, resurfacing, painting, and regular parking lot maintenance is paid for through parking permit sales, event fees, and citation and meter revenue.

Parking rules on Southern Oregon University property are enforced 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This includes Summer Term and Federally Recognized Holidays. Parking on campus is first come first serve, buying a virtual parking permit does not guarantee you a parking space.


SOU Parking Services
382 Wightman Street, Ashland, OR 97520
Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Phone: 541-552-PARK (7275) Email: parking@sou.edu