Parking can be very limited. To help alleviate congestion, user fees fund the LC Shuttle service and discounted TriMet transit passes for students, faculty, and staff. We encourage all community members to consider alternative transportation to get to campus. Purchasing a parking permit does not guarantee you a parking space.

Parking permits are required in all campus parking lots Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters. All faculty, staff, and student vehicles parked on campus must be registered with Transportation and Parking in addition to purchasing a permit.

Register your vehicle and purchase a parking permit

An overhead look at the residential side of the Lewis & Clark College campus.

Where to Park on Campus

Parking areas are reserved for visitors, staff, or law student parking only, as designated by posted signs and/or pavement markings. All other parking is available for commuting students and visitors on a first-come-first-serve basis.

  • Parking in the neighborhood is prohibited and vehicles will be subject to citation.
  • First-year students at the undergraduate college are prohibited from having vehicles on campus. A petition for an exception of this requirement may be submitted to Transportation and Parking, for more information please review the Restricted Residential Parking Policy.
  • Limited residential parking passes available to residential students. Parking privileges are not guaranteed for residential students.
  • Enforcement of parking regulations is carried out at all times. For further information about parking, see Transportation and Parking Regulations.

Daily parking pass dispensing machines are located in the Upper Griswold, Lower Griswold, Law School, and Graduate Campus parking lots. A vehicle license plate number is required to purchase machine-issued daily passes.

Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee (TPAC)

The Transportation and Parking Division, under the Department of Facilities Services, serves as staff for the Lewis & Clark Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee (TPAC). The Committee reviews monthly operations reports, budget status, and various transportation and parking policy issues. See TPAC Mission Statement/Membership for the complete mission statement and information on Committee membership.

Under a Conditional Use Master Plan Agreement with the City of Portland, the College tracks its progress under a Transportation Demand Management Plan (TDM) component. The TDM is updated annually and submitted to the City Planning Department. Of primary concern in the TDM are fee based parking and a proactive alternative transportation program. Without a successful alternative transportation program the College would need to double the number of off-street parking spaces.