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Obtain a parking permit.

(CSB students only) 

File a parking appeal.

(CSB violations only)

CSB/SJU Parking Regulations

It is the responsibility of every vehicle operator to read and understand these rules and regulations.  CSB Security and SJU Life Safety Services are responsible for managing all parking, traffic, and safety issues regarding the use of vehicles on each campus.  It is important to be aware that the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University have a limited number of parking spaces available on campus. For that reason, they must carefully regulate parking to accommodate the high demand for parking on campus.  In order to promote orderly parking for all students, employees, faculty, monastery and guests, the following guidelines must be adhered to:

  • All vehicles parking on either campus must be registered with either CSB Security or SJU Life Safety Services.  CSB students, faculty and staff register their vehicles with the Department of Security at the College of Saint Benedict.  SJU students, faculty and staff register their vehicles with Life Safety Services at Saint John's University. Joint faculty and staff register their vehicles with the security department of the campus where their primary office is located.
  • Parking for students commuting by private vehicle is limited.  Please use the CSB/SJU Link Bus to travel between campuses as much as possible.
  • Parking on campus is a privilege, not a right.

CSB Permit Information

The purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee a specific parking space.  Parking permits are issued for student, employee and corporate vehicles at the CSB Security Office in Mary Hall Commons (Room 127) at the time the vehicle is registered.  Permits can be obtained at CSB Security from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Vehicles must be registered by the vehicle owner or family member responsible for it.

Student permits are issued for one vehicle for a one-year period.  Students may register their vehicle at housing selection time in the Spring of the previous academic year.  Students who register their vehicle early will receive their parking permit sticker with their room keys in the Fall.

Students who study abroad during Spring Semester and students who graduate early (December) will receive a refund for 1/2 of the annual permit fee upon surrender of their parking permit that is removed from their vehicle.  The refund will be made in the form of a credit to their student account.

Students who study abroad during Fall Semester may purchase a permit for the Spring Semester for 1/2 of the annual fee at the end of the Fall Semester.

Transfer students and students who obtain a vehicle during the course of the academic year may purchase a parking permit based on a pro-rated schedule.

Students should remove expired permits so that the current permit is the only one being displayed.  The current price of an annual parking permit at the beginning of the academic year is:

  • ANNUAL: $150 + tax (for students living on or off campus)
  • SEMESTER: $75 + tax (for students living on or off campus)

Student Parking at CSB

First Year CSB students with a valid parking permit are assigned to Lots 9 & 11, with overflow parking allowed in Lot 12.

CSB sophomores, juniors and seniors with a valid student parking permit may park in any designated STUDENT lot on a first come-first served basis.  "Student" parking lots include: 2,4,6,7,12,13,15 & 17.

A limited number of special parking permits are also available for students desiring to park in Lot 5.  CSB juniors and seniors who reside in West Apartments, selected by lottery, are eligible for special Lot 5 permits.  Students who accept special parking permits are required to move their vehicles out of Lot 5 upon Notice (24-hour minimum) of a large event scheduled at the Gorecki Dining & Conference Center or Benedicta Arts Center.

CSB students residing in College Avenue Apartments are issued a parking permit that allows them to park in their own parking lots and in any designated STUDENT parking lot on campus.  CSB students living off-campus are issued a parking permit allowing them to park in Lots 2 & 12.

SJU students parking at CSB must use Lots 2 & 12 and are required to have a valid SJU parking permit on their vehicle. Parking in Lot 2 is allowed for all vehicles with a valid CSB/SJU student or employee parking permit between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday - Friday.  Lot 12 is the only parking lot where SJU students may park overnight. 

Map of CSB Campus

At the College of Saint Benedict, student (and visitor) parking is permitted from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Monday through Friday, in Employee lots that are not reserved for 24-hour Employee parking and except where otherwise posted.  Parking in Employee lots is authorized from 6 a.m. - 2 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday (No Parking 2 a.m. - 6 a.m.).  Parking in all residential lots is reserved 24-hours for vehicles properly permitted for those areas.  This differs from the rules at Saint John's University that allow open parking in residential lots during guest hours.

Students whose parents are employed by CSB/SJU, or otherwise have access to a vehicle with an employee parking permit, are not authorized to park that vehicle in areas reserved for employee parking.  Misuse of permits in this manner could result in fines for the vehicle operator and/or the loss of parking privileges on either campus for the student or the employee, or both.

Notices will be emailed to students or posted in residence halls regarding when and where to move vehicles for lot maintenance/snow removal.  Vehicles must be removed for lot maintenance/snow removal and may be towed at the owners' expense if not removed.  Vehicles must be returned to their assigned lots once lot maintenance is completed.

There is no student parking allowed in any Monastery areas.  These areas are reserved 24-hours a day for specific vehicles and Monastery events.

NOTE: CSB student vehicles with a valid parking permit are required to park in Flynntown when attending classes or otherwise visiting the St. John's campus.  CSB and SJU students are, first and foremost, classified as "students" and are never considered to be "guests" or "visitors".

Map of SJU Campus

Employee Parking at CSB

Except for specific reserved or designated parking spaces, CSB/SJU employees may park in any designated EMPLOYEE parking lot on a first come-first served basis. Designated "employee" lots include:  1, 2, 3, 8, 10, 12 & 14.  Parking in Lot 2 is allowed for all vehicles with a valid CSB/SJU parking permit between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday - Friday.  

There is no employee parking allowed in any Monastery areas.  These areas are reserved 24-hours a day for specific vehicles and Monastery events.

Medical Parking Authorization

A Medical Parking Authorization program was created to allow students and employees who are physically challenged by medical conditions or injury to park in handicapped stalls on both campuses (on-campus only).  Students and employees seeking such assistance should contact the Department of Security for details.  A doctor's slip is required.

Short-term Permits (Temporary) at CSB

Short-term permits for parking on the CSB campus are normally obtained from the Security Department (Mary Hall Commons) during normal office hours, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday.  They may, however, also be obtained "after hours" from any on-duty security officer.  Short-term parking permits are sold at a cost of $1 per day. Short-term permits may be obtained for any length of time but typically are issued for less than 7 days. Short-term permits must be prominently hung from the vehicle's rear-view mirror.

Guest Parking at CSB

Students are responsible for ensuring that their guests register and park their vehicles in the correct areas. 

Guest/visitor parking is permitted from 4 p.m. - 2 a.m., Monday through Friday, in employee lots that are not reserved for 24-hour employee parking and except where otherwise posted.  Specific guest parking areas include (1) the center sections of Lots 8 & 10, (2) Lot 5 - across the street from the Gorecki Center, and (3) Lot 6.

Guests should not park in any designated STUDENT parking lot (except Lot 6) or in any parking spaces that are reserved for a specific individual or purpose.

Guests are requested to call Security at x5000 (320-363-5000) to inform security staff of their vehicle's presence on campus and to obtain answers to any parking questions that they might have.

Motorcycle Parking at CSB

A motorcycle may be added to a student's current parking permit and may be parked on campus at no charge when the student's primary vehicle is not parked on campus, weather permitting, from April 1 through November 1.  Motorcycles registered in this manner must be parked in the same lots that are authorized by the owner's parking permit.

If a motorcycle is the student's primary vehicle, it must be registered and permitted in the same manner that other motor vehicles are registered and permitted.

Parking/Traffic Violations and Penalties

Parking rules are enforced 24-hours-per-day, 7-days-per-week.  All student vehicles displaying an annual permit (valid for the current academic year) and employee vehicles displaying employee permits must have a parking sticker permanently affixed to the driver's side back seat window.  If the driver's side rear side window is heavily tinted, the parking sticker should be affixed to the driver's side window.  Temporary, short-term, parking permits are properly displayed by hanging the permit from the vehicle's rear-view mirror.  Cellophane, laminate, scotch tape or other temporary adhesives may not be used to attach the parking permit.

  • Counterfeiting, altering, transferring or defacing a parking permit or providing false information upon registration of the vehicle is subject to fines and/or loss of privileges to park or operate a vehicle on either campus.
  • All vehicles are limited to parking in designated spots and must be parked between two solid lines.  It is impossible to post NO PARKING signs in every campus location that is not intended for parking.  If a space is not marked as a parking space, it should be considered a NO PARKING space.
  • Parking is never allowed in fire lanes, bus lanes, roadways, or in areas marked by yellow curb or "No Parking Anytime" signs.  All vehicles found in violation of these regulations are subject to tow at the owner's expense.
  • Permission for entering barricaded areas or restricted parking areas for loading or unloading must be obtained from CSB Security or SJU Life Safety prior to entry.
  • In the event of a license plate change, the acquisition of a new or different vehicle, or the use of a loaner/temporary vehicle on either campus, CSB Security or SJU Life Safety Services must be notified within 24 hours of coming on campus.
  • Other motorized vehicles, such as golf-carts or motorized scooters, are only allowed under special circumstances authorized by CSB Security or SJU Life Safety Services for reasons such as handicapped access or personal medical needs.
  • Bicycle riders must obey all traffic laws.  Bicycles must be secured in the bike racks provided.  All other bicycles found on campus are subject to impoundment and, if impounded, will be placed in storage until claimed by their rightful owner.  A fee may be assessed for reclaiming an impounded bicycle.
  • Restrictions on unregistered overnight guest parking are always enforced.  Vehicles remaining are subject to towing at the owner's expense.
  • Students from CSB and SJU who driver or park vehicles on either campus are subject to vehicle and/or parking fines and citations on both campuses.

Speed Limits - CSB/SJU

Campus speed limits are set to provide for the safe movement of persons and vehicles on each campus.  Please respect the posted speed limits.

  • CSB Speed Limit - 15 MPH on roadways and 10 MPH in parking lots.
  • SJU Speed Limit - 20 MPH on roadways and 10 MPH in parking lots.

Penalties and Loss of Privileges - CSB/SJU


  • Snow removal/lot maintenance - $25 (plus towing fee)
  • Parking without a permit, failure to display permit and expired permit - $25
  • Restricted and posted areas (guest and time limited, no parking, incorrect lot) - $25
  • Driving or parking on sidewalks, lawns, around gate/barricades - $50
  • Moving violations (speed, reckless/careless driving, inattentive) - $50
  • Falsifying, transferring or altering permit or permit information - $50
  • Handicapped Zone violation - $50 (non-appealable, SJU)
  • Wheel lock removal - $50
  • Safe and Sober Violation - $50 (non-appealable, SJU)
  • Any violation after the 3rd ticket received during an academic year - $50
  • Fire lanes - $50 (non-appealable)
  • Emergency response violation - $200 (non-appealable)
  • Vehicles not registered that have to be looked up through the Minnesota Department of Motor Vehicles to identify the owner/operator - $10 (in addition to any other fine for violations)
  • Failure to update information upon license change - $10

Those whose driving or disregard of parking regulations threatens the safety of the campus or demonstrate an unwillingness to park responsibly, or persons who receive more than tw0 parking/traffic violations within the academic year are subject to remedial sanctions by either, or both campuses.  Remedial sanctions may include a meeting between the violator and security department staff, a temporary suspension of parking privileges, or the revocation of parking privileges for the remainder of the academic year.  The registered owner of the vehicle will be held responsible when the driver cannot be determined.  Vehicles will be wheel-locked or towed at owner's expense if there is a continued disregard of policy.  Vehicles blocking fire lanes or parking in a posted tow away zone are subject to tow at the owner's expense.  CSB Security issues parking tickets directly on vehicles.  SJU Life Safety Services mails tickets to violators daily through campus mail (a Notice is routinely left on the vehicle advising of the issuance of a parking ticket).  In either case, the absence of a parking ticket or Notice left on the violator's vehicle does not negate the violation or cause the ticket to be summarily dismissed.


Individuals and vehicles that impede the emergency response of medical, fire, security and safety personnel or vehicles are subject to judicial sanctions, towing of vehicles, and may have their permit or driving privileges on the CSB/SJU campuses revoked.  These sanctions are not subject to appeal as they impact the health, safety and wellness of our communities.  Actions that fall into this category include, but are not limited to:

  • Interfering with the actions of emergency responding personnel
  • Parking in fire lanes or blocking access to a building during an emergency
  • Reckless endangerment of campus life and property

Appeals - CSB/SJU:

Those persons believing that they have received a citation in error or have extraordinary circumstances may appeal the violation by completing the appropriate appeals form.  Click HERE for tickets received for violations committed at the College of Saint Benedict. Click HERE for tickets received for violations committed at Saint John's University.  Appeals must be submitted within ten (10) business days of the date of the violation to the campus security office where the ticket was issued.  Appeals made after that deadline will not be accepted unless approved by the parking coordinator.  Appeals based on ignorance of these regulations, mere convenience, or violation brevity will not be granted.  See CSB Security or SJU Life Safety website for more information.

Review parking regulations and parking lot assignments at Saint John's University.


If I have a visitor on campus, what should I do about a parking permit?

Contact the CSB Security Department at 363-5000.  Tell them that you have a guest and for how long the guest will be staying on campus.  The officer can meet with you and issue your guest a "Short-Term" parking permit.  If you anticipate the arrival of a guest, wait until the guest arrives to contact the officer so that the information on the guest's permit is accurate.  Guests will be instructed to park in parking lots/areas specifically set aside for them.

I was only parked there for a few minutes, why did I get a ticket?

Campus parking is clearly marked with signs.  The Department of Security is also bound by State and Federal rules and regulations regarding parking.  Fire lanes are designated by the State Fire Marshal and compliance to those regulations is a State Law.  Should a State Fire Marshal come to campus and note a failure to comply, the institution can be fined thousands of dollars until compliance is achieved.  Specific reasons exist for the development of a successful parking program on our campus.  We also ask that you pay particular attention to Monastery parking and respect their parking lots, guest spaces and the circle in front of the Gathering Place.  These areas are clearly identified by signage.  We must work together to honor and respect each other's space.  If you have questions, comments or suggestions, we invite you to e-mail them to the CSB Department of Security.

How do I get a permit?

Contact the CSB Security Department at 363-5000 to receive assistance.  Or, go to the Security Office located in the first floor of Mary Hall Commons.

My friend used my car and he/she parked it in the wrong place and I got a ticket.  What can I do about this?

Your vehicle is registered in your name and is, therefore, your responsibility.  You are responsible for any tickets that accumulate on your vehicle.  If your friend is going to use your car, make sure that he/she knows where it is supposed to be parked.  Since he/she used your car, you may feel that he/she should be responsible to reimburse you for the ticket.  However, the fine received from a parking violation will be billed to the Student Account of the individual who registered the vehicle.

I had night class at SJU and when I came home there was nowhere in my lot for me to park.  What should I do?

Contact the CSB Security Department at 363-5000.  If there is a special event at the Haehn Campus Center, the Benedicta Arts Center or the Gorecki Dining and Conference Center, we may have had to direct visitors to available parking.  We can let you know when the event is scheduled to end.  Until that time, we will direct you to park in an open area and we will provide an escort for you to your residence.  After the event, it will be necessary for you to move your car to the proper lot.  We are a community that promotes public events and invites people from outside our community to join with us in activities.  Some of these people are parents or grandparents of current or future students or alumnus/alumna of SJU or CSB.  Because parking space on campus is limited, sometimes there is a need to temporarily displace you to accommodate those needs.  In all cases, we are grateful that you are a cooperative member of this community.

I am parked in a 15 minute parking space in front of ______ and now my car won't start.  What should I do?

We can accommodate you for a short period of time in order to resolve your issue but we need to know that you are experiencing difficulties.  If your car needs a jump start or you need other assistance, please contact us at 363-5000.

I am only going to be here the first semester and then I graduate.  Why do I have to purchase a parking permit for the entire year?

Some of it is bookkeeping issues and the computer's ability to keep track of who is coming and going throughout the year.  And, sometimes things change and your student status may change unexpectedly.  We attempt to accommodate other students who place their name on a waiting list so that as others graduate, they can update their permit and get closer to their residence.  As soon as you turn your permit back in to use, your account will be credited accordingly.

My parents are letting me use their car and I will only have it here for two weeks.  Do I have to buy a permit for the whole year?

We understand that there will be times that you will only have a car on campus for a short period of time.  You can purchase a Short-Term (temporary) parking permit for any period of time at a cost of $1 per day.

I am a faculty member and I teach on both campuses.  When I come back and all the employee spaces are full where I generally park, what am I supposed to do?

Employees (faculty and staff) are allowed to park in any designated EMPLOYEE parking lot.  If your "normal" lot is full, you may park in any other designed employee lot.  Parking in handicapped spaces, designated STUDENT parking lots, along the curb at roadside, on sidewalks, or in the traffic aisles is prohibited.  If you have large bundles of books or other materials, call Security at 363-5000 and we will assist you.

Parking rules are enforced 24-hour-per-day, 7-days-per-week.  Student and Visitor parking is permitted from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Monday through Friday, in Employee lots that are not reserved as 24-hour Employee parking and except where otherwise posted.  Parking in Employee lots is authorized from 6 a.m. - 2 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday (No Parking 2 a.m. - 6 a.m.).  Parking in all residential lots is reserved 24 hours for vehicles properly permitted for those areas.  Note:  This differs from the rules at St. John's University which allow open parking in residence lots during guest hours.