DigiPen student parking is reserved from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m., Monday through Friday, and from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. These spaces are identified by a DigiPen (dP) logo in each spot. Park only in authorized, DigiPen marked spaces for students and avoid any spots that are marked as reserved for executives, faculty/staff, visitors, and DigiPen shuttles.
Do not park in spaces reserved for other businesses. All unmarked spots in the middle tier of the parking area to the west and northwest of campus are on a first-come, first-served basis, as they are shared with neighboring businesses.
Because parking on campus is limited, we do offer reserved spots for students, faculty, and staff who form carpool groups of three or more. Read more about the policies and application process on the Carpooling page.
In addition to the spaces around campus marked by the DigiPen logo, vehicles may use the following sites for overflow parking. Note that these sites may change from semester to semester, so please refer to this section periodically to ensure that you are parking in a designated area.
9911 Willows Road
The Covance building is located to the northwest of campus at 9911 Willows Road. Vehicles with a DigiPen parking pass may use one of the unmarked stalls on the northwest side of the building. Do not park in stalls labeled “Covance” or any other business’s name.
Overlake Christian Church
The parking lot for Overlake Christian Church is located across Willows Road from campus. Vehicles with a DigiPen parking pass may park in stalls on the southern side of the lot in between the two covered shuttle stops labeled “B.”
Students are required to register their vehicle (or vehicles) when they attend DigiPen Institute of Technology. Required information includes the license plate number, make and model of the vehicle, and the student’s personal contact info (email, phone number, and address). Students may apply for a parking pass via their Student Records System (SRS) accounts.
After registering their vehicle(s), students may collect their parking stickers at the Campus Store.
Each parking sticker must be placed on the inside of the registered vehicle’s rear windshield, on the lower left-hand (driver’s side) corner of the glass.
Students with the proper parking sticker should only park in the spaces outlined on the map and identified by the DigiPen logo. (The unmarked or “compact” parking spaces in the lower-level parking lots do not require a parking pass, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The upper parking lot west of campus, near the Pro Club and Microsoft buildings, is off limits.)
Students may not park in visitor-assigned, executive, or other reserved parking spots at any time.
DigiPen Institute of Technology reserves the right to tow any vehicle that is deemed inoperable or may present a danger to the surrounding area.
DigiPen Institute of Technology reserves the right to temporarily re-assign, reallocate, or reduce the number of available parking spaces for school functions.
Parking spots in the DigiPen lot are limited and are not guaranteed at any time. Parking spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
DigiPen Institute of Technology is not responsible for any loss of or damage to vehicles or their contents, including loss or damage caused by (but not limited to) theft, collision, or vandalism.
Drivers in the DigiPen lot must adhere to the posted 5 mph speed limit.
Drivers must immediately report any hit-and-run incidents they are involved in to the DigiPen front desk staff.
If a vehicle is parked in a designated DigiPen parking spot without the appropriate parking sticker visibly placed in its rear windshield, the driver will be issued a warning for the first offense, a $50 fine for the second offense, and a $100 fine for the third offense, each in the form of a ticket placed on the front windshield of the vehicle. The driver has up to seven (7) days from the ticket’s issue date to pay the fine at the DigiPen Campus Store. On the fourth infraction, no ticket will be issued and the vehicle will be towed.
There will be a two-week grace period before parking tickets are issued at the beginning of the academic year for student parking spaces. This grace period does not include any infractions of students parking in executive, visitor, ADA accessible, faculty/staff, or shuttle spaces. Vehicles that are parked in unauthorized spaces will receive no grace period and may be towed immediately.
Infractions punishable by fines or towing (see above) include but are not limited to: failure to register a vehicle, parking without a visible pass, double parking, parking overnight, and misuse of visitor, ADA accessible, carpool/vanpool, or reserved spots.
If a vehicle remains parked in the DigiPen parking lot overnight, DigiPen reserves the right to tow the vehicle.
Drivers will be held financially responsible for any partial or completed tows ordered for their vehicles. (A standard car tow can cost between $250 and $300, plus additional charges for vehicle storage.)
Parking Appeals Process
Drivers who feel that they were issued a ticket without cause may write a letter of appeal to firstname.lastname@example.org stating their reasons for contesting the ticket. The Senior Vice President of Institutional Facilities will review the letter and notify the driver of the decision in a timely manner.