Parking FAQs

Parking rates at St. Mary’s University will be as follows:

  • Daily Rate: $7
  • Monthly Rate: $70
  • Yearly Rate: $700

An hourly option for parking is currently being explored with parking providers.

Paid parking will take effect on September 1, 2024

Only the spots currently reserved on campus (visitor, accessible parking spots) will be reserved. We will still be reserving the location for the Access Bus to pick-up and drop-off students who utilize that service.

Yes. There will be a grace period of 20 minutes for pick-ups and drop-offs on campus.

There is a significant paving project taking place during the summer of 2024. With the implementation of paid parking on the St. Mary’s campus, we will no longer have to utilize tuition revenue to cover parking lot maintenance and upkeep.

St. Mary’s University’s parking rates are lower than the other post-secondary institutions located in Calgary. Daily parking at the U of C on campus is $9 to $24 per day depending on the lot, $494 to $600 per semester and $1,482 to $1,925 per year. Daily parking at the MRU on campus is $7 to $19.00 per day depending on the lot, $394 to $600 per semester and $1,380 to $1,800 per year. Daily parking at Ambrose is $14 day and $125/month.

Parking fees were part of the 2024/25 budget process which was approved by the St. Mary’s University Board of Governors in mid-April 2024.

The parking fee applies to all faculty, staff, and students of St. Mary’s University as well as all visitors to campus.

The hours that parking fees will be in effect are currently in development with the parking service provider.

Please submit all questions or concerns regarding the new paid parking policy or other parking related issues to

Yes. A monthly or annual parker may register multiple plates.

Parking permits can be purchased online or through on-site pay machines (for daily parking). Details are currently being finalized with the parking service provider and will be shared at a date closer to the launch of this initiative.

Only annual parking passes can be done through payroll deduction, resulting in $35 per paycheque for 10 months.

With your St. Mary’s University parking pass you are able to park in any spot not labelled as visitor or accessible parking.

At launch, St. Mary’s will take more of an educational approach for the community as we all get used to this new policy. As we progress, tickets will be issued to cars that have not paid for parking.