Special Events

A well-planned event allows attendees to focus on the event and leaves them with an enjoyable experience and the feeling that they would like to return in the future. Parking arrangements must be properly coordinated to make it part of this enjoyable experience. This means that Parking Services must be consulted by USF departments at the beginning of the event planning process so proper parking permits and lot assignments may be made. Only Parking Services has the authority to close streets, lots and parking spaces for special events and to perform necessary maintenance. Parking Services will provide special event permits according to contracts or agreements with USF Sarasota-Manatee.
Event participants should contact their event coordinator to find out what arrangements have been made for parking. Event parking is usually assigned to South Lots 4 & 5 located off Sea Gate Drive on the far southwest side of campus.

Daily Permits – $3.00

Visitors coming to the campus on multiple days should purchase daily permits.

Temporary Visitor Permit for one single day…Free

May be obtained at no charge from Office Manager of the department sponsoring the event, at the Reception/Information Desk, at the Parking Services Office or at the Campus Police Department. Temporary Vehicle Permits may not be used in Visitor spots.

Visitors

Visitors may use reserved “Visitor Spaces,” or if their length of stay will exceed the time limitations of the “Visitor Spaces,” may secure a temporary visitor permit from the Parking Services Department or the Receptionist. A visitor is any person who is not a member of the USF S-M (on ANY of the USF campuses) community. Student, faculty, staff, vendors/contractors, or licensee do not qualify for visitor parking access and may be issued citations for parking in spaces designated as visitor parking only.

Temporary Visitor Permits may be obtained at no charge from USF Department Office Managers, at the USF Parking Services Office or at the Reception Desk.
Temporary Visitor Permits may not be used in visitor spots.

Disabled Parking

Disabled Guests may park in any disabled space on campus with an appropriate state disabled placard/license plate.

Disabled Students may park in any disabled space on campus with an appropriate state disabled placard / license plate and a valid USF permit. Both the disabled placard / license plate and USF permit must be visibly displayed.

  • Any staff member or student with a temporary or permanent disability which impedes walking may apply with authorized documentation to USF Parking Services Department for a special disabled permit.
  • Wheelchair-bound registrants are entitled to a special disabled parking space.
  • All spaces designated for the disabled are reserved 24 hours a day.
  • Holders of special disabled permits are required to notify USF Parking Services Department when assigned permits are no longer required.

Camps and Conferences

USF has many Academic and Athletic camps and conferences. Parking arrangements for these camps and conferences vary depending on the time of the year and location.

It is necessary for sponsors of the camp or conference to make arrangement for parking and secure permits for participants. This means that Parking Services must be consulted at the beginning of the planning process for the event.