The Catholic University of America


Parking on Campus

Parking permits are required to park at The Catholic University of America 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Permit types are used to designate parking locations on campus; there are certain parking lots on campus that are reserved for faculty, staff, or residents. Students, faculty and staff may purchase either a surface parking permit or a garage permit. Residential students must purchase a resident permit. Parking is available on a “first-come, first-served” basis.


Who is Eligible to Park on Campus?

There are distinct groups of people who are eligible to purchase a permit to park on campus:

  1. Residential students. As part of the University’s Master Plan and its commitment to reduce the number of cars on campus, residential freshmen and sophmores are not permitted to purchase parking permits or bring vehicles to campus. Contact the Dean of Students Office at for more information regarding this policy.
  2. Commuter students (students who reside off-campus or reside with their families).
  3. Faculty and staff.
  4. Visitors to the campus can purchase visitor parking permits or park in metered spaces.


Is Overnight Parking Available for Commuter Students?

Parking overnight is prohibited on campus between 12 a.m. (midnight) and 7 a.m. Sunday through Saturday with the exception of vehicles that display a valid CUA residential parking permit.


What are the Rates to Park on Campus?

Information detailing the rates for parking permits is available on the Department of Public Safety's website.


What Rules and Regulations Govern On-Campus Parking?

A complete list of regulations concerning campus parking can be found on the Department of Public Safety's website.