Parking Information

Rules and regulations have been developed to control traffic movement and parking for all persons utilizing the parking lots, roads, and ways at Lees-McRae College. 

Anyone operating a motor vehicle on property owned, operated, or controlled by Lees-McRae College is subject to these regulations unless otherwise exempt by state and federal laws, except as otherwise provided herein. The general laws of the state of North Carolina and the rules and regulations of the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles shall apply to the college campus and other lands of the college. It is the responsibility of all persons utilizing the college parking facilities to be aware of these regulations and obey such regulations.

Every vehicle on campus must be registered with the Office of Campus Safety. The vehicle must display a permit or temporary permit issued by the Safety Office.

Lees-McRae College assumes no risk or liability for damage or loss for vehicles or vehicle contents when parked on Lees-McRae College property. Park at your own risk.

By operating a motor vehicle on campus, the operator is agreeing to comply with the regulations of Lees-McRae College.

View the parking rules and regulations
Campus Parking Map

Parking Permit Registration 2023–24

Permits are issued and lot assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students may obtain a parking permit beginning on the following dates: 

  • Seniors and Commuter: June 20
  • Juniors: June 22
  • Sophomores: June 27
  • Freshmen and Transfer Students: July 19

Registration opens at 10 a.m. on the assigned days. 

Residential students must be registered for classes and have a room assignment to apply for a parking permit. If you do not have a room assignment by your specified class date above, you may register beginning on the next class registration date. 

By registering a vehicle, you agree to and accept all campus parking rules and regulations. 

You may pay online using a debit or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover only). Cash or check payments are also accepted and may be submitted in person at the Student Accounts Office, located in the Business Affairs Building. Parking fees cannot be charged to your student account. 

Purchase a parking permit 

Complete this form if you are unable to register for a permit


Frequently Asked Questions


    How do I register for a parking permit?

    Visit the RYDIN PermitExpress website and follow all directions, complete the registration form and pay the required fees. Credit card payments may be made directly to RYDIN PermitExpress. Permits are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    How do I know if I’m eligible for a parking permit?

    To be eligible to register for a parking permit, you must know your Lees-McRae email address and password, and have an approved housing assignment. If you are not in the RYDIN PermitExpress system, please contact the Lees-McRae Office of Campus Safety at

    What is the cost to park on campus?

    The parking permit fee per academic year is $500 for residential students and $200 for commuter students. 

    Parking on campus is limited. The permit fee supports a variety of parking needs including the maintenance and safety patrols of the designated lots, in addition to transportation and shuttle services. 


    How do I pick up my permit?

    Purchased permits will be available in the Cannon Student Center on move-in days. After hours, permits may be picked up at the Office of Campus Safety.


    Are shuttles offered on campus?

    Starting in Fall 2022, a shuttle service will be offered for all students and employees between the North Campus, the Athletic Complex, and the South Campus at Grandfather Home. Shuttle schedules will be updated and posted each semester.

    I live at the South Campus at Grandfather Home. Can I drive my vehicle to the North Campus?

    Students living at the South Campus at Grandfather Home may also park on the North Campus during the day in the Hayes Lot. Parking will be limited, so students are encouraged to make use of the shuttle service. 


Chief David Searcy

HD Stewart
Executive Director of Campus Operations