Attention: DSU Drivers

A Parking Survival Guide


As DSU campus becomes busier during peak class hours, traffic begins to jam and finding an
open space is like finding a needle in a haystack. Here is a brief survival guide for DSU drivers who may be unaware of some rules and regulations.

First, purchase your decal. A few ways to do this is by going to visit Student Business Services
located in Kent Wyatt Hall, DSU online services, or visiting the DSU website. Full year decals, which are from fall to summer semesters, are $40. Summer decals for both terms are $20. After purchasing your decal, register your vehicle. This can be done on Delta State’s website making it simple, easy, and quick.

You’ll need your 900#, home and e-mail addresses, license plate number, and the make/model/color/year of the vehicle being registered. Once you have purchased a decal and registered your car, take your Okra Card and driver’s license to the University Police Department in Bailey Hall 108 and pick up your decal.

Once you have your decal, place it in lower left corner of the rear window or bumper.
Around campus, there are colored zones that mark which decal is allowed to park there, and there are also certain restrictions with each parking zone. Each zone has a number and color designated for certain DSU drivers. Zone 1, or the blue zone, is reserved for faculty and staff from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Zone 2 and 3, the green zones, are reserved for housing at all times. Zone 4 and 5 are yellow and are reserved for commuters and family housing from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Lastly, Zone 6 is orange and light green and are areas that are open to all drivers, at all times.

It is crucial for each driver to have a registered vehicle with an up-to- date decal and knowing the rules and regulations concerning the various zones. If these are not followed, it tends to create confusion, tardiness, and parking violations.

Want more information? See the University Police webpage: