Parking & Transportation

Walk anywhere on campus within 15 minutes, and say hello to at least 15 people you know along the way. We're that close of a community.

But once you venture off-campus, a car comes in handy—it's generally a 15 to 30-minute drive to dining, shopping and nightlife, and a 45-minute drive to the airport.

Getting Around the Area

Most Saint Leo students have cars. But if you don't have a car or don't want to bring a car to college, that's okay, too. Our students are generous and help out one another. Plus, we organize transportation for your convenience:

  • Free regularly scheduled shuttles to a nearby Target, Publix or Walmart Supercenter for groceries and other necessities.
  • Evening and weekend trips to laser tag, bowling, movies, restaurants, theme parks, concerts, plays, sporting events and more. Planned by the student-run Campus Activities Board, these in-demand trips usually cost no more than $5. Past trips have included Universal CityWalk in Orlando, Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens, and Tampa Bay Rays baseball games.

Students are also welcome to bring bicycles. Bike racks are located outside residence halls. The Office of Campus Security & Safety handles registration, which is required.

Getting To & From the Airport

Tampa International Airport is about 40 miles from Saint Leo University. We offer no-cost, scheduled shuttles to and from the airport at the beginning and end of each semester, Thanksgiving break and during the holiday season. Advance reservations are required through the Campus Security Office.


Snag a spot close to your 9 a.m. botany lab. Campus parking options include the new, nearly 740-spot garage underneath the soccer/lacrosse field, which opened Fall 2012.

Parking permits are required, and parking spots are unassigned; however, special parking privileges are available for disabled individuals.

For parking permit rates, visit Tuition & Fees »