The motor vehicle registration and parking program at the University of Sioux Falls is designed to provide parking areas for faculty, staff, students and visitors with the following criteria:

  • Safe campus parking areas on or near the University
  • Use of available parking space designed to best serve others

Employee and Student - Register My Vehicle

Employees and students must register all motor vehicles intended to be parked on campus, and parking permits must be displayed at all times per the directions on the permit. There is no parking fee for employees or students to park on campus; however, replacement permits cost $25 per permit. Employees' and students' vehicles parked in areas not designated for them to park may be ticketed and, in some cases, towed at the owners' expense.


How do I register my vehicle?

Visit MyUSF and search "parking" to find the links to manage your vehicles and view/request parking permits. 


Visitor Parking

Visitors are welcome to park on campus free of charge. To receive a guest parking permit, contact the office or department you are visiting and request a guest parking permit. The University apologizes for ticketing guests visiting our campus and encourages you to bring the ticket to the department you visited or the Campus Safety and Security Office located in Mears Library off of 22nd St or call 605.321.6400.


Where can I park?


Vehicles should be parked in University parking lots marked with signs indicating colors (purple or silver) corresponding to the color of the permit they are assigned. Vehicles not parked in the appropriate parking lots and spaces, not registered or properly displaying current parking permits, as explained on the back of the permits, or violating parking policies in any way may be ticketed or towed at the owners' expense.


Parking Permit Information

Student Parking Permits

Undergraduate and graduate students must register their vehicles each academic year. A Vehicle Registration Form must be completely filled out and submitted to receive a parking permit.

Graduate Assistant Parking Permits

Graduate Assistants must register their vehicles each academic year. A Vehicle Registration Form must be completely filled out and submitted to receive a parking permit.

Full-time Employees and Emeritus Parking Permits

Full-time employees who wish to park on campus must register their vehicles during the start of their employment with the University. A Vehicle Registration Form must be completely filled out and submitted to receive a parking permit. Employees must turn their parking permit into Human Resources at the end of their full-time employment at the University. All vehicles not registered or displaying current parking permits may be ticketed or towed at the owners' expense. Full-time employee parking permits will NOT display a date since the permits can be used each year for as long as the employees are employed full-time with the University. Failure to display current parking permits or displaying permits from past years may result in parking fines.

Adjunct Instructors, Part-time Employees and Contract Employees Parking Permits

Part-time employees or contract workers (i.e., Aramark) who wish to park on campus must register their vehicles each academic year. A Vehicle Registration Form must be completely filled out and submitted to receive parking permits. All vehicles not registered or displaying current parking permits may be ticketed or towed at the owners' expense.

Parking Violations


All vehicles not parking in the appropriate parking lots or spaces, not registered or properly displaying current parking permits, as explained on the back of the permits, or violating parking policies in any way may be ticketed or towed at the owners' expense. Parking tickets will be delivered by email or paper notification on vehicle. Parking violations vary between $25 and $100, depending on the violation. Failure to pay parking tickets may result in additional charges. Misuse of visitor parking permits or special students or guest parking permits by University employees may also result in tickets or other fines.

Appeal of Motor Vehicle Violation

Appeal of tickets may be done by following the directions on the email or ticket. Appeal of tickets is welcome; however, frivolous parking appeals will be dismissed by the University. Appeal of tickets for vehicles parked in handicap spaces, fire lanes or specifically reserved spaces will not be considered. Student appeals are reviewed by Campus Safety and Security and Human Resources, while all other appeals are reviewed by Human Resources.

**The information provided on these pages is subject to change, although all attempts have been made to accurately reflect current policy.**

Between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm (generally), non-residential University buildings are open to students, parents, employees, guests and contractors. Access to residence halls is limited to residents of that hall 24 hours a day through a keycard lock system, and other students during approved and published intervisitation hours.

  • ACADEMIC BUILDINGS (Cleveland Center, Glidden Hall, Jeschke Fine Arts Center, Jorden Hall, McDonald Center, and Salsbury Science Center)
  • STEWART CENTER (Workout facilities—weight room and fitness room—are available when a monitor is present.)
    • Some facilities have individual hours, which may vary at different times of the year.
      • Note: Hours for all USF buildings may be adjusted during Holidays, Breaks and the summer. Students may contact Campus Safety & Security at 605-321-6400 for specific access hours during those times.
    • The residence halls are locked 24 hours a day. Residents of respective halls have 24-hour access via their USF Student ID Card.
      • Student ID’s should not be shared with others, and if lost reported immediately to Campus Safety & Security in the Mears Library.
      • During holidays, students have no access to any campus buildings with the exception of residence halls, if granted permission to live there during the break. 
      • Emergencies may necessitate changes or alterations to any of these schedules.


The University of Sioux Falls takes student, employee and guest safety seriously. To this end, the following policy and procedure has been developed in order to assist in locating students, employees, or guests of USF who, based upon the facts and circumstances known to USF, are determined to be missing. This policy is in compliance with Section 488 of the Higher Education Act of 2008. Missing-person reports often result from a person changing his/her routine without informing roommates, friends, or co-workers. Anyone who believes a person to be missing should report his or her concern to Campus Safety and Security. Every report will be investigated once a person has been missing for 24 hours. Depending on the circumstances presented to USF officials, parents, emergency contact, spouse, or family of the missing person will be notified. The Student Life Office will contact parents if necessary. At the beginning of each academic year, students will be asked to provide, on a voluntary basis, emergency contact information in the event he/she is reported missing while enrolled at USF. The student is responsible for updating this information as it changes.

Missing Persons Process

1. The University official receiving the report will collect and document the following information at the time of the report: • The name and relationship of the person making the request. • The date, time and location the missing person was last seen. • The general routine or habits of the suspected missing person (e.g. visiting friends who live off- campus, working a job away from campus) including any recent changes in behavior or demeanor. • The missing person’s cell phone number (if known by the reporter).

2. If the missing person is a student, the University official receiving the report will contact the Director of Campus Safety & Security in order to update them on the situation and to receive additional consultation. The Director of Campus Safety & Security will determine when the Director of Housing & Student Life needs to be contacted. The Director of Campus Safety & Security and the Director of Housing & Student Life will determine if/when the Management Team needs to be contacted.

3. Upon notification from any person that a student may be missing, USF may use any or all of the following resources to assist in locating the student. • Go to the student’s residence hall room or off-campus home. • Talk to the student’s residence assistant, roommate, and floor mates to see if anyone can confirm the missing student’s whereabouts and/ or confirm the date, time and location the student was last seen. • Secure the current student ID (from security) or other photo of the student from a friend. • Call and text the student’s cell phone and call any other numbers on record. • Send the student an e-mail. • Check all possible locations mentioned by the parties above including, but not limited to, library, residence hall lounges, student commons, fitness center, etc. The Campus Safety & Security Office and the Student Life Office may be asked to assist in order to expedite the search process.  • Contact or call any other on-campus or off-campus friends or contacts that are made known. This could include checking the student’s social network. • Determine the student’s car make, model and license plate number. A member of the Campus Safety & Security Office will also check the USF parking lots for the presence of the student’s vehicle.

4. The USF Information Technology staff may be asked to obtain network usage information in order to determine the last log in and/ or access of the USF network.

5. Once all the information is collected and documented and the Director of Campus Safety & Security (or designee) is consulted, USF staff may contact the local police to report the information. If in the course of gathering information as described above, foul play is evident or strongly indicated, the police will be contacted immediately. If it is necessary to contact the local or state authorities, police procedure and protocol will be followed by the University.

Emergency Alerts

Emergency Alert Signup

At the University of Sioux Falls, our priority is the safety and security of our students, faculty, staff and community. The Emergency Notification System keeps you informed of official closures, and any emergencies that may arise. 

 Click here to make changes and manage your alert subscriptions


Snow Event

Snow Removal Plan

In the event the University needs to plow the USF parking lots due to snowfall, an e-mail/text message will be sent to all campus residents outlining the process. This information will include the approximate time the snow removal will begin and where vehicles must be moved while the lot is being plowed, and which lots will be plowed and when. Typically, snow removal of campus parking lots is a 2-3 day phased approach. USF-registered vehicles left in the areas needing to be plowed will be towed to a cleared USF lot on campus and will be charged a fee. Vehicles that are not registered with USF Campus Safety & Security will be impounded at an off-campus location at the owner’s expense. The current snow removal plan and parking designations for the Phase 1 and Phase 2 plowing schedule can be found below.

Snow Removal Map


Mailing Address

Campus Mailing Address: 1101 West 22nd Street                                               
                                                Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Physical (911) Addresses

The following represent physical (911) addresses for use in case of emergency. These will provide the most specific information to first responders and expedite the process of receiving assistance. 

Athletic Complex (South Campus) - 6200 S Cliff Ave
Burgess Hall (East Side) - 1613 S Prairie Ave
Cleveland Center - 1010 W 26th St
Glidden Hall - 1105 W 22nd St
Grand Island Hall - 1117 W 22nd St
Jeschke Fine Arts Center - 1517 S Prairie Ave
Jorden Hall - 1420 S Menlo Ave
Kroske Hall - 1601 S Prairie Ave
Mary Collier Baker Hall - 1621 S Prairie Ave
McDonald Center - 1514 S Menlo Ave
Mears Library - 1001 W 22nd St 
North Residence Hall - 1405 S Summit Ave
Pierce Hall - 1512 S Menlo Ave
Salsbury Science Center - 1505 S Summit Ave
Salsbury Student Union - 1516 S Menlo Ave
Stewart Center - 1120 W 26th St
Sullivan Hall - 1604 S Menlo Ave

The fire department telephone number (911) is used to report an alarm any time the alarm system sounds. Don’t ignore fire alarms -- leave the building. Exit procedures are posted in the residence halls and must be followed during drills and actual emergencies. At the beginning of each semester, specific directions will be given for exiting the buildings and gathering in a specific location. Fire doors and fire escapes are to be used ONLY in case of fire or at the time of a fire drill.


The University of Sioux Falls strives to make our campus a safe and pleasant environment for students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and guests.

If you are dealing with or are concerned with an issue that you aren’t comfortable bringing to a supervisor or University official, we invite you to call the Campus Conduct Hotline.

Call Toll Free: 866-943-5787

As a part of USF’s effort to promote a healthy learning and living environment that is safe and welcoming, we have contracted with the Campus Conduct Hotline. This hotline is designed to minimize any apprehension you may have and make it possible for you to report concerns about issues or behaviors that pose a risk to USF or its students, staff, or faculty.

Examples of what can be reported include, but not limited to:

  • Fraud or crime
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Safety or faculty risk issues
  • Security and internet policy abuse
  • Violations of the Employee or Student Handbook
  • Workplace hostility, including threats, both oral and written
  • At-risk students, staff, or faculty
  • Fraudulent financial or business practices
  • Other questionable behavior

The Campus Conduct Hotline © system is available for your use around the clock, seven days a week. Because the Hotline is operated by an independent organization, any calls made through this Hotline are completely confidential and anonymous. Using this new reporting service is easy. If you have a question or concern about a possible violation of our Code of Ethics, employment policies, or information involving a situation that could cause harm to others, simply dial toll-free to 866-943-5787.

Once you have dialed the toll-free number, here is how the reporting and follow-up processes work:

  1. Your call will be greeted promptly and courteously by a person who makes certain you understand the Campus Conduct Hotline © program and how it functions.
    • If you prefer to make your report in a language other than English, just let the person who answers know and they will arrange for a translator to participate.
  2. At the beginning of the interview, you will be provided with a five-digit, randomly generated case number that you should use to check back for updates and requests for additional information.
    • Be sure to write this number down and remember where you put it!
  3. You will then be interviewed about the question or concern that is on your mind. Your interview will not be recorded. Instead, the interviewer will be typing notes of your conversation. Whether or not you choose to provide your name is completely up to you.
  4. Within one business day of your call, a summary of the interview will be forwarded to our institution. Our goal will be to have a basic response back to you in five business days.
    • To receive your response, you will need to call back and provide the five-digit case number that has been assigned to you. At that time, you might be asked to provide additional information or to call back at a later date. You will be able to keep checking back for updates until your case is closed.
    • Because of the built-in confidentiality, it is important that you try to be as specific as possible about the information you provide.
      • For example, it will be helpful to know the name of the department you work in/the residence hall you live in, and the location of the activity you are calling about. And, please be sure to call back in five business days to check to see if any additional information is needed.
      • Alternatively, if you would like someone to contact you directly, you can leave your name along with a phone number where and when you would prefer to be called.
        • To repeat, at no time is any caller required to identify himself or herself and all information provided can be completely confidential and anonymous. We are committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards in our workplace. If you experience or observe what you believe is inappropriate behavior and are unsure what to do, I hope you will use the Campus Conduct Hotline © to report it.
        • Of course, this “hotline” does not replace anyone’s ability to directly report matters of concern to the University in the many ways available to all members of the campus community as specified in faculty, administrative, and student handbooks.

For further questions about the Campus Conduct Hotline please contact: USF Human Resources Office, Jorden Hall, Suite 205 605-331-6802 | Email:



The USF Safe Walk/Safe Ride Program is available to all students, by calling 605-321-6400 (24/7).

The program is generally used on campus and will accompany you to your destination on campus - to your residence hall room, vehicle or other campus destination. If a dangerous situation arises on or off campus, the Campus Safety and Security Office is available to assist you or contact someone who can look out for your safety.

On and off campus USF recommends the following:

  • Value your safety and the safety of others.
  • Secure your valuables, keep doors locked.
  • Employ common sense and be aware of surroundings.
  • Plan your route. Take well-lit, busy walkways whenever possible.
  • Never take shortcuts through poorly lighted areas.
  • Don’t walk or jog alone after dark. Travel in groups.
  • Run from dangerous situations, fight if necessary.
  • Check out your surroundings before you get out of your car.
  • If you lose your keys or ID card, notify USF Campus Safety & Security authorities immediately.
  • Never wedge or prop open a door.
  • Don’t keep valuables in view in your car.
  • Call 911 if needed.

The University Campus Safety & Security Department prepares an annual Campus Security report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The full text of this report can be located on our website at The Clery Act is a Federal law, which requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies.