Parking permits are required for ALL vehicles on campus between 7:30 and 4:30 on weekdays. FSU’s Office of Transportation & Parking Services has a great website. This page is a very condensed version with specific tips for Art History students, staff, and visitors.
• Always park nose-in. You will receive a ticket for backing into a space. Permits are checked regularly and very quickly by license-plate scanning. Backing in slows the process and annoys the attendants.
• Pay attention to the signs in lots and garages. They tell you exactly who can park where and when, and the rules are strictly and efficiently enforced. All campus parking spaces are scanned several times a day.
• Be aware that special events and groups can close spaces in garages and lots. Call St. is often reserved for OLLI classes (Try to be patient; these folks help support the university). The Civic Center lot and St. Augustine garage are reserved for civic and athletic events, and there are special rules before and during football games.
We recommend signing up for Transportation Announcements, to receive notice each evening of parking lot reservations the next day.
Visitors: If you are driving to campus and do not have a permit, please contact the main office (850-644-1250) at least a day ahead of time to arrange parking. We have permits for loading and service zones.
Students: If you want a space anywhere near WJB, arrive very early in the day and work or study until class time. Otherwise your best bet is to leave your car in a large lot such as the Civic Center (a short walk, see more info below) or the Stadium (a longer walk, or a short bus ride). Campus bus service is very reliable and busses can be tracked in realtime with the TransLoc app. This is part of the MyFSU Mobile app, which also includes FSUTranz – parking maps and current available space in parking garages.
Many gated faculty/staff parking lots become available to students after 4:30 pm each day (the gates open automatically), but be sure to remove your car before the posted enforcement time the next morning.
The closest garage is Traditions, behind Montgomery Hall, but you need to arrive by 7:15 to get a space. The next closest is the Call Street Garage near the Fine Arts Building (arrive before 8:30) and the St. Augustine Garage. Most parking garages allow overnight parking on the top floor; be aware that this limits your ability to get a space there even early in the morning. Check the signs before you leave a car overnight, and be sure it is allowed in the space where you park.
Civic Center Parking: (Parking Services announcement, September 2016) All University students, faculty and staff with a valid permit can park in any available space in the Tucker (Civic) Center main parking lot Monday through Friday from 7:30AM to 6:00PM. To access this parking lot of over 600 spaces, use the Pensacola Street entrance, located across from the Law School parking lot. Be prepared to present your FSUCard to the attendant, if requested. NOTE: Parking will NOT be available overnight, on weekends, or during Tucker Center hosted events. Check the Civic Center website or the FSU Tranz app for closure information – or just sign up for Transportation Announcements to receive email notifications of lot closures.