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Visitor Parking

Welcome to Utah State University!

We want to help make your experience here at USU great. Generally, the best places for visitors to park are the Big Blue Terrace garage, the Aggie Terrace garage, the Gateway Parking Terrace, or the metered parking near the University Welcome Center. There are also day passes that can be purchased if these options do not meet your needs. There is no free parking on campus, please plan accordingly.

The Aggie Terrace is a 24/5 parking structure. The gates will be lifted at 5:30p.m. on Fridays and lowered Mondays at 7:30a.m. An attendant will be at the Visitors Center located at 700 E 600 N from Monday- Thursday 7:30a.m. to 10:00p.m.,Fridays 7:30a.m. to 5:30p.m. Summer hours may vary.

The Big Blue Terrace is a 24/5 parking structure. The gates will be lifted Friday at 7:30p.m. and lowered Monday at 7:30a.m. An attendant will be at the Big Blue Terrace located at 850 E 700 N from Monday-Thursday 7:30a.m. to 10:00p.m., Fridays 7:30a.m. to 7:30p.m. Summer hours may vary.

The Gateway Terrace is a 24/7 parking structure.  Visitors may park in any open, non-reserved stall make payment at terminals located on all levels at the south stairwells.  The terminals accept cash or credit cards.  Please note your stall number to use at the terminal.  

Many of the Faculty-Staff parking lots are open to the public in the evenings.  A list of Open Lot Times provides details on when visitors may use these lots.  Check the signs posted at all lot entrances for changes due to special events or projects.  

Parking Rates

Location Rate
Big Blue, Aggie Terrace, Gateway Terrace $2.00 an hour with a maximum of $10.00 a day
Parking Meters (locations and times vary) $0.05 = 4 min, $0.10 = 8 min, $0.25 = 20 min
Old Main Meters (Enforced: 7:30am - 9:30pm) $2.00/hour
Welcome Center Meters (Enforced: 7:30am - 9:30pm) $2.00/hour
Day Pass (excludes parking terraces) $7.00 a day
Visitor Information Center

The Visitor Information Center is located in front of the
Aggie Terrace

Get directions to the VIC

Services Include:

  • Free map of campus
  • Help finding the best guest parking option for you
  • Get directions to your final destination

For More Information contact the Visitor Information Center at 435-797-6869 or email us at

Visitor Parking Passes & Areas

Visitor & Meter Parking Map

Aggie Ice Cream Parking

There are nine designated stalls for Aggie ice cream patrons. No payment is required for Aggie Ice Cream patrons while they are in the store. All other stalls around Aggie Ice Cream require a permit and a citation may be issued if a vehicle is parked without a permit.

Day Passes

Day passes are available to students, faculty, staff, and visitors at the Parking Office. The cost is $7 per day or $30 per week. Lot assignments for day passes are determined by the Parking and Transportation staff based on need and availability. 

Loading Permits

Loading permits are available for loading zones, and service areas throughout campus. Loading permits need to be purchased BEFORE parking in these areas for any amount of time. Loading permits are for short term and occasional use. They are available for free for 30 minutes or $5.00 for 2 hours. If these options do not fit your needs please contact the Parking Office.

If you are needing a permit that lets you park there regularly for university business you can request a Private Vehicle permit (for USU employees) or a Commercial Vehicle permit (for vendors doing frequent business of campus).

Commercial Permits

Commercial Permits are available for vendors that often do business on campus. The permit is individualized based on need and lasts from August 15th to August 15th. If you need a commercial permit please contact Cassandra Fisher through email stating your specific parking needs.
Cassandra Fisher