Login to the MPS SentryLink website using your Augsburg email address to purchase a parking permit, add or edit vehicle information, or pay a parking violation.
New Parking system coming fall semester 2023!
The Augsburg University Department of Public Safety (DPS) is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Municipal Parking Services (MPS) to bring a new parking system to the Augsburg University campus beginning August of 2023. MPS is a Minnetonka, MN based company that provides smart, internet-connected parking solutions and cloud-enabled parking compliance services to cities, municipalities, and university systems across North America. What this means for the Augsburg community is a system that is more user friendly for our students, staff, faculty and visitors. An easier process to purchase daily permits will support a more sustainable mix of commuting methods for Auggies who bike or use public transit to get to campus and only need to park occasionally. Improved, consistent enforcement of our parking lots will allow Department of Public Safety staff to focus more on safety patrols of campus, and provide safer parking lots for all. Going forward, parking enforcement will be managed through cameras at the entrances and exits of Augsburg lots, rather than hang tags and paper permits. Download a printable one-page overview of the new parking system here.
DPS is dedicated to making the transition to our new parking system as smooth as possible, meaning we will only change the policies/procedures necessary to make the new system function properly on our campus. As our campus community becomes more familiar with the new system, new features, policies and procedures may be introduced to maximize the effectiveness of the new parking system on the Augsburg University campus. If you have any questions or feedback about the new parking system after reading through the Frequently Asked Questions, please email email@example.com.
Looking for something specific? Click on the links below to go to that section of this page
As an urban community, Augsburg continues to work hard to maintain ample and effective parking for our University. While embracing the city and urban environment, parking can be limited. Parking on Augsburg’s campus does require a valid Augsburg issued permit at all times your vehicle is parked in an Augsburg space/lot. Your permit must reflect the appropriate area you are parked in, or you may still be subject to ticketing and/or towing at your expense. Please take the time to look at our map of Augsburg’s Campus for locations of parking lots, and the type of permit required. For additional information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be holding permit prices steady this year; prices for the different permit options are as follows:
Student Resident: $195/$390
Student Commuter: $179/$358
Adjunct Faculty or Part-Time Staff (below .5 FTE): $105/$210
Full-Time Faculty/Staff: $252/$504
Luther Underground*: $470/$1,400
OGC Underground*: $505/$1,515
*Underground spaces are offered on a first come, first serve basis and are offered to students first; any underground spaces available at the time Staff/Faculty permit sales go live will be offered to Staff/Faculty
Please email email@example.com with any questions
FIRST YEAR RESIDENT RESTRICTIONS
First year resident students are ineligible for parking their vehicles on campus. Very few exceptions can be made each academic year and are limited to medical necessities. In order to request an exception, you must email the Director of Public Safety, Bob Harri, at firstname.lastname@example.org with an explanation of your situation and why you are in need of an exception. All other forms of request will not be considered.
Accessible parking spaces are available throughout campus and require both an accessibility permit and an Augsburg permit. If you have an accessibility permit or have limited mobility, please email email@example.com for assistance in finding the best parking options for your situation.
With the new parking system, we have split visitors into two categories: guests of the University, and visitors.
Guests of the university are people invited to campus on official business such as visiting professors, guest speakers, prospective students, etc. Guests of the university will not be charged for parking and will work with their host and the Department of Public Safety to provide them with the proper permit prior to arriving on campus. Anyone hosting a guest should contact firstname.lastname@example.org with details of the visit (date, time and duration of visit) and include license plate information for your guests if known. Please plan ahead if possible and request guest permits at least one week in advance of their visit.
Visitors are people who come to the Augsburg’s campus for pleasure and do not have official business with the University. Visitors wanting to park on the west end of campus (including lots A, D, E and G) will need to purchase a $5 permit in order to park in Augsburg-owned parking lots, and can do so through the Sentry Mobile phone app (available for free for Android or Apple devices); or by visiting the MPS website and creating an account. For the 2023-2024 Fall Semester, lots L and K will continue to be free to park in after 5:00 p.m. due to existing rental agreements for athletic facilities, but will require a valid permit to park in Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
All guests and visitors are encouraged to download the Sentry Mobile phone app and register their vehicle with Augsburg University. If you need help with guest/visitor parking on campus, please contact the Department of Public Safety at (612) 330-1717 or email email@example.com.
Daily parking permit
Don’t have a permit and need to park on campus? You may purchase a temporary permit online through the Parking Services website. The charge for a daily permit is $5.00 per 24 hours your vehicle is parked on campus. After purchasing the permit online, you must pick up the permits from the Public Safety office in the Urness/Mortensen lobby. For additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Motorcycles and Mopeds owners are required to register and buy permits for their vehicles. Motorcycles/mopeds may park only in designated areas. See the Motorcycle/Moped and Bicycle parking map (PDF).
Bicycles are not required to be registered, though it is highly recommended. Registering your bicycle allows Public Safety to contact you if there is an issue with your bicycle and it needs to be moved. Stolen bicycles are often recovered by Minneapolis Police. When your bicycle is registered, the opportunity for your bicycle to be returned to you is greatly increased. Bicycle Registration materials are also available at the Public Safety desk in the Urness/Mortensen lobby. Completed forms can be turned into Public Safety.
Bicycles may only be parked and locked to official bicycle racks. Bicycles parked along fences, handrails, or signposts will be impounded. Unclaimed bicycles will be donated to local bicycle restoration organizations. See the Motorcycle/Moped and Bicycle parking map (PDF).
Augsburg lots and garages are monitored 24/7 by License Plate Reader cameras (LPR). LPRs monitor the license plates of all vehicles driving through Augsburg parking lots; if a LPR registers a vehicle in the lot that doesn’t have a valid permit, then pictures of the vehicle will be sent to the Department of Public Safety to review and determine if a violation has occurred. If it is determined a violation has occurred, then the owner of that vehicle will have a parking violation mailed to the address of the registered owner. If a vehicle has three unpaid tickets and is past the 21 day appeal date, that vehicle may be subject to being towed at the owner’s expense.
Vehicles parked in a fire lane, on a striped area, blocking handicapped access or driveways, in reserved spaces, or on any unpaved surface, will also be subject to citation and towing at the owner/operator’s expense without notice.
Any Augsburg student with an outstanding fine will not be allowed to register, receive transcripts, or purchase a parking permit until all fines are paid. Fines outstanding for more than one semester may be forwarded to a collection agency.
Any vehicle towed by Augsburg University’s Depart of Public Safety is brought to Metro WSI Towing (612-330-0013).
Parking on campus is a privilege. The privilege may be revoked for continued or gross violations of parking regulations.
CITATION APPEAL PROCESS
Augsburg Students, Staff and Faculty can appeal tickets through the Parking Services website. To submit an appeal electronically, sign into Inside Augsburg and select ‘Parking Services’. From the Parking Services website, click on ‘Appeals’ and enter the ticket number or vehicle plate number to search for the citation. Complete the form and click ‘Submit’. Your appeal will be reviewed as soon as possible and you will receive an email with the appeal decision.
For individuals who do not have an Augsburg account, you can submit an appeal to email@example.com. Please include your name, reason for appeal, and a picture of the citation in your email. Once received, your appeal will be reviewed and a decision will be communicated to you as soon as possible.
A lost ticket, forgetfulness, running late, parking only for a short period, failure to display parking permit, parking in non-designated spaces, and/or not seeing signs are unacceptable grounds for appeal, and will not be considered.
By appealing a ticket, you claim responsibility for all vehicles involved, regardless of ownership of the vehicle.
There are many transportation options in the Twin Cities area and the Augsburg University Department of Public Safety promotes using these transportation methods. Some popular resources include Metro Transit bus/light rail system, biking along the Green Way, and car-sharing. Please visit the Augsburg Transportation Page for more information regarding public transit use, biking, and other options.
ACTC Student parking
Students from Hamline University, Macalester College, St. Catherine University, or the University of St. Thomas who are attending classes at Augsburg through the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC) should email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a parking permit before classes begin. Please include your name, contact information, vehicle information including license plate number, and your class schedule.