Parking Policies and Vehicle Registration

Parking decals are required for all visitors, students, faculty and staff. Decals can be purchased online in advance and obtained from the campus safety office during regular office hours. 

Parking is organized by zones as follows:

  • "B" zone is for resident students
  • "X" zone is for commuter students
  • "Staff" zone is for faculty, staff and other GSW employees

Visitors may park in "X" or "B" zone, or in designated visitor parking areas. Details can be found by viewing our Campus Map"B" zones are colored in blue, and "X" zones are colored in gray.

Parking zones are enforced only on school days and only between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm with the exception of no parking zones (yellow curbs), handicapped parking zones, and parking in the area of the Health Center.

Parking Resources

Parking Policies

Printable Registration Form

Parking Manual - Students

Parking Manual - Faculty & Staff

The Office of Public Safety is an accredited law enforcement agency responsible for the protection of life and property on Georgia Southwestern State University campus.

Purchase Parking Permit Online

Department Contact

Office of Public Safety

Nicholas Smarr and Jody Smith Memorial Building

229-931-2245 phone
229-931-2711 fax

Sunday - Saturday: 24/7


Decal Pricing

The cost for a decal depends on a semester: $18 for Fall semester, $10 for Spring semester, $7 - Summer, $2 for replacement. Decals are valid through the end of the academic year. Temporary parking permits may be obtained for visitors at no charge.

  • Fall Semester - $18
  • Spring Semester - $10
  • Summer Semester - $7
  • Temporary parking permits may be obtained for visitors at no charge

Decal Placement

Decals are to be adhered to your vehicle on the driver’s side on the outside of your back windshield in the lower bottom portion in order to avoid receiving a citation. You CANNOT switch your decal from one vehicle to the next. If you have a soft top (i.e., jeep, convertible with a soft top), you can adhere your decal on the lower left bumper of your vehicle.

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