Special Event Parking
Everything that happens on campus begins and ends with one thing - parking! If there is a problem with parking, it reflects poorly on the event sponsor and the University.
Stephen F. Austin State University hosts a wide variety of events on campus including sports, concerts, plays, and VIP guests. Events frequently impact transportation, parking, and security on campus. Departments hosting events on campus will often need to make special arrangements through Parking & Traffic to accommodate the parking and security required to accommodate the event. Please plan events in cooperation with Parking & Traffic. Our customer service team staff will review submitted event service requests and provide assistance regarding access and parking services for campus events. Parking & Traffic requests that even smaller events that do not necessarily require services be posted to the calendar for informational purposes only.
All special events will be planned with the least possible disruption to University students and staff that currently park on University-controlled parking facilities. Parking & Traffic will determine which spaces may be used for event parking. This will be done on an event-by-event basis. The use of spaces for one event should not be considered approval for use of the spaces for any other or similar event. The determination for what spaces are to be utilized will be made based upon the academic calendar and current usage by University students and staff. All requests for parking passes/event parking require advance notice of at least 10 business days from the time that the passes must be delivered to the event coordinator. Sufficient notice is required to allow all involved departments to be properly notified. Once the request has been received, it will be evaluated and a determination will be made as to available parking locations. The Parking Office reserves the right to limit the number of permits or event cards that a department may purchase at one time.
One of the available resources includes:
- Student Center Parking Garage: The individual department is responsible for notifying P&T within 48 hours of the event with the number of event cards needed for the event. See university policy, Building Security/Special Events (F-5.) Passes for the Student Center Parking Garage will not be issued without a minimum of 48-hour notice. This is to allow for the parking arrangements to be made to accommodate the visitors to campus. The fee for a department to utilize the parking garage for an event is $8 per day for up to 9 passes, $6 per day if 10 or more are purchased or $3 per day if 30 or more are purchased. The amount will be charged to the requesting department via Inter-Departmental Transfers (IDTs). No refunds are offered for unused event cards.
Parking & Traffic welcomes all new students and their families to the University! Please stop by the Parking & Traffic office and a member of our customer service team will respond to all your questions and concerns about parking on the SFA campus.
During orientation parking will be available near Steen Hall and Lumberjack Village. The best way to get around SFA's campus is on foot or by bicycle. SFA encourages the use of bicycles as a convenient and sustainable form of transportation on campus. There are pedestrian-shared paved paths throughout campus.
If you receive a citation please complete the information on the rear of the citation and return to the Parking & Traffic Office. Our staff will review the citation and dismiss any citation, other than those issued for flagrant violations (parking in a disabled space without a State disabled placard or plate, parking in a no-parking zone, blocking traffic, parking on a sidewalk or lawn, etc.).
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (936) 468-PARK (7275) with any questions or concerns. We encourage you to review the brochures on the right regarding parking at SFA.