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Visitor Parking

During the school year, visitors should park in metered spaces or obtain a guest parking permit from the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Parking Division during business hours or from the Department of Public Safety after hours. Both are located in Washington Square, which is behind and to the northwest of the Student Recreation Center. Contact information for both offices is below:

  • Parking Division 618.453.5369
  • Department of Public Safety 618.453.3771

Alternative Parking Sources

Additional parking is available in City of Carbondale lots. Parking information for the City of Carbondale may be obtained at 618.457.3278.

Move-In Parking

Parking during Move-In Weekend is not typical of parking on the SIU Carbondale campus. Move-In Weekend brings in many visitors with many additional vehicles. Parking is temporarily available in additional areas or restricted lots to accommodate these visitors.

After Move-In Weekend, parking lots will resume regular parking restrictions and locations. Be sure to park in lots for which you have a decal to avoid receiving a ticket or being towed once move-in has passed.

A parking map is available online at

On-Campus Residents

On-campus residents should contact the Parking Division to determine eligibility for an on-campus parking decal, contact:
Parking Division 618.453.5369
Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm
701 South Washington Street
Carbondale, IL 62901