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Mill Street/Residence Hall Permits

"The Gold Permit"

Students living on campus in residence halls have the option to purchase a Gold Mill Street/Residence Hall Permit. This permit is  a "Park-and-Ride" style permit where vehicles are parked at the Mill St Parking Lot and bus service is available to central campus.

When to park at the Mill St Lot

Vehicles with a Gold Mill Street Permit may not park in any parking zone other than the park in the Mill Street Lot (P12) between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday -Thursday, and between 7 a.m. and noon on Fridays. 

When parking in other zones is available

After 5 p.m. and on weekends vehicles displaying a Gold Permit may park in most parking zones.  Commuter spaces located in C12 and C13, and carpool spaces, may be used after 3 p.m.  Green Zones may be used after noon on Friday.

Getting back and forth from the Mill St. Lot

There are many options for students parking in the Mill St. lot. 

  • Bobcat Shuttle - Texas State's bus service
  • Nite Cats - Late night and Sunday courtesy van service
  • Spin Scooters - Scooter share
  • Biking - The on-campus bike shop can help you plan your ride
  • CARTS - Local municipal bus, students ride free

Home Football Games

Students with a Gold Mill Street/Residence Hall Permit may be required to move their vehicles for home football game days.

How much does it cost?

The Gold Mill Street/Residence Hall Permit costs $115 and is valid for the full year. If you wait to bring your car to campus until the spring or summer sessions, the cost to purchase a permit will be prorated.

A semester version of the permit is also available for $65 and is valid for only the semester of purchase.

Rules and Regulations

All students are required to register with Parking Services any vehicle they drive and park on campus and purchase the appropriate color parking permit. Parking rules are enforced every day of the year. Please read our full Rules and Regulations for all the details.