Parking Lot Information

The Newman Center owns a parking lot on Washington Street with many spots available for use.  Our parking lot is always available (without a permit) to those attending the Newman Center or Newman events. Also, on Sunday mornings only, Evolve Apartments has graciously offered use of their parking lot on the other side of Washington St (along the railroad tracks) in front of the Newman Center.  At any other times, cars from that lot will be towed.

** Special Carbondale Eclipse 2017 Parking **

Due to the 2017 total solar eclipse, the Newman Center will be issuing special $20 per day parking permits from Friday August 18 until Monday August 21.  If you would like a reliable, safe place to park during all the eclipse activites, call (618) 529-3311 or contact to reserve a spot in advance.  Special rates available for multiple days.

** Regular Parking Permits **

If you need a semester parking permit, they may be purchased in the Newman Center office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. To purchase a permit, fill out the reservation form and either bring it or mail it in. If you mail in your form, please include your check and your permit will be sent by mail. All checks are to be made out to the Newman Center. Please read the rules and regulations below. Contact the office at 618-529-3311 for more information.

Download the parking reservation form here.


    • LOCATION: The Newman Catholic Student Center parking lot is located on its North side between the Newman Center and Washington Square, Building B on South Washington Street. The phone number is 618-529-3311.
    • COST:
      • $35.00 per semester (SIU student)
      • $50.00 per semester (non-student)
      • $30.00 for Summer
      • $15.00 per week (Temp permit)

      We accept cash and checks. Credit card payments may be made through e-payments page.
      Note: There will be NO refunds.

      1. The Newman Center is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage to any vehicles parked on our lot.
      2. Parking in the lot is by permit only. Unauthorized vehicles will be towed by Larry’s Towing, 820 N. Washington, 549-7222. Vehicles with unauthorized permits or improperly displayed permits will be towed at the owners’ expense.
      3. Permits are non-transferable.
      4. Permits must be displayed in the lower left corner (driver’s side) of the back window. The Newman Center will not be responsible if you fail or forget to display the permit sticker.
      5. There are several areas in the Parking Lot that permit parking is not permitted. Please observe these special areas. Your vehicle will be towed at your expense from these areas. In the southwest Corner of the parking lot, there are three spots for the handicapped. Vehicles parked in these spots must have a handicap permit or plates. There are also several spots that are reserved for the Newman staff. Any unauthorized vehicles parked in these areas will be towed.


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    • Great question! Our parking lot is always available (without a permit) to those attending the Newman Center or Newman events. Also, the Evolve Apartments parking lot on the other side of Washington St (along the railroad tracks) can be used Sunday mornings for Mass.

  1. Hi! I was wondering if students who are not residing at the Newman Center can still take part in activities. I would love to get more involved with you guys but I live off campus. Thanks!

    • Amy, we would love to help get you more involved. Most of our active students do not reside here at Newman, and you are always welcome to use our parking lot whenever you are visiting Newman. Please stop in and introduce yourself and we can help you find some activities that you are interested in.

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