Student Parking Permits available for purchase

  • Parking permits can only be purchased online at https://park.nmsu.edu/online/  – not in person. 
  • All permits will be mailed. Once logged into the parking portal click “Manage Account” and verify your mailing address is correct to prevent a delay in receiving your permit. NOTE: Freshmen Housing students will receive their student ID and resident parking permit when they check-in for housing.
    • If the address is incorrect, click ‘Edit’ and once saved remove any old addresses. 
  • Students who purchased a Fall 2019/Spring 2020 permit have received a $35 credit to their parking account due to COVID-19 closures.  The credit has been applied first to any outstanding unpaid parking citations. The price of the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 permit will reflect the credit if eligible.
  • To prevent delay in receiving your Fall 2020/Spring 2021 permit, please make sure you are selecting the correct permit type based on your accommodation status:
    • If you live off campus – choose the ‘Commuter Student Fall 2020′ permit.
    • If you live in Juniper Hall, Garcia Hall, Rhodes-Garrett-Hamiel, Pinon Hall or Chamisa– choose the ‘Resident Student Fall 2020′ permit.
    • If you live in the Vista Del Monte apartments or Family housing – choose the ‘Resident South Campus Fall 2020′ permit.

For any additional questions, email parking@nmsu.edu.


Faculty/Staff Parking Permits available for purchase

  • Parking permits can either be purchased online with payment in full, or by submitting a Payroll Deduction Form.  Both methods can be found at https://park.nmsu.edu/online/.
    • Permits will not be available for purchase in person. 
  • All permits will be mailed. Once logged into the parking portal click “Manage Account” and verify your mailing address is correct to prevent a delay in receiving your permit.
    • If the address is incorrect, click ‘Edit’ and once saved remove any old addresses. 
  • Faculty/Staff who purchased a Fall 2019/Spring 2020 permit have received a credit to their parking account due to COVID-19 closures.  The credit has been applied first to any outstanding unpaid parking citations. The price of the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 permit will reflect the credit if eligible.

For any additional questions, email parking@nmsu.edu.


NOTE: To prevent receiving a citation, you will need to print the receipt (if paid in full) or print the email (if using payroll deduction) and display in left lower corner of your windshield.

The permit receipt is good for three weeks. If you have not received your permit in two weeks, email parking@nmsu.edu.


Parking Lots 45, 17N, and 17S are currently under construction.

For a Google map with location details, click here.


NMSU Parking Rules are in effect from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday with free parking on the evenings and weekends, and free parking lots located around campus.

NOTE: Parking citations are administered by the NMSU Police Department. Questions or comments should be directed to parking@nmsu.edu  or 575-646-2418.


Free Parking and Shuttle Service
NMSU makes it easy and affordable to park and commute around campus. Aggie Transit provides free shuttle routes that transport riders with a valid Aggie ID from free parking lots (identified in brown on the parking map).


Permitted Parking Lots
A variety of NMSU Parking Permits are available for those who wish to park in a designated “permitted” parking lot. Parking rules are enforced Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please consult the parking map for designated parking locations.


Departmental Placards 
NMSU Departments may request a special placard that will allow parking in specified areas of campus.


Just Visiting?
For those who only visit campus periodically, a variety of Visitor Permits are available.


Plenty of Spaces!
There are about 13,500 available parking spaces on campus. However, during the university’s peak hours (9 a.m. – 2 p.m. weekdays), only about 7,900 of those spaces are filled at one time. Therefore, there are generally at least 5,600 open spaces available when you arrive!

HELPFUL TIP: The lots around the center of campus near Corbett Center Student Union (CCSU), the Horseshoe, and the NMSU Bookstore tend to fill up very fast and remain occupied most of the day. Reduce the time and stress of driving around looking for a spot by simply parking in the “All Permits” lots east of Chamisa Village on Stewart Street. These lots are historically underutilized and are only a couple minutes walk from CCSU.


Parking & Traffic Regulations

Click here for parking & traffic regulations.


Questions? Click here for more information.

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