Parking on Campus FAQs

When are parking permits required?

Permits are required Mondays through Fridays from 7:00am until 10:00pm. This includes in between semesters.
The following parking areas are enforced 24 hours daily:

  • Red Curbs/Fire Lanes
  • 15 minute time zones
  • Service/Maintenance stalls
  • White and yellow curbs
  • Disabled permit parking stalls

Is my semester permit valid in parking meter spaces?

No. Meters are enforced during the same hours/days of the week/year that parking permits are required. Students are welcome to use the metered spaces, but the rates must be paid during enforcement hours.

What if I use a different car or forget to bring my parking permit?

It is common for students to temporarily change vehicles and, as a result, forget their parking permit. If this happens, you simply stop by one of the Daily Permit Machines and purchase a day permit. Metered parking is also available.

Does a permit guarantee me a parking space?

Purchase of a parking permit allows you to park on campus on a first-come first-serve basis.

What if my parking permit is lost or stolen do I get a free replacement?

No. Parking permits are your personal property just like books, calculators, etc. To replace a permit you will have to go to the University Police Department and fill out a lost or stolen permit form and pay a $10 fee for lost/stolen parking permit.

What should I do if I put money into the meter and it doesn't work?

If the meter doesn't register your money or you pull into an out of order meter, call our office 667-3114 right away to notify us. We will not ticket you for a period of up to one hour.

What should I do if I have to park my vehicle overnight?

If you are not a dorm resident and must leave your vehicle parked overnight on weekends in a lot other than the dorm parking, call our office 667-3114 right away to notify us. If your vehicle will be parked overnight during weekdays you must purchase an extended daily permit (anywhere from two to five days) from any permit machine on campus.

My leg is in a cast and I can't walk from the parking lot. What can I do?

Any disability, either permanent or temporary that precludes your walking for distances should be discussed with Disabled Student Services (667-3159). Upon verification of the length of your disability, you may be issued a temporary permit allowing you to park close to the inner campus.

I drive a motorcycle, where can I park?

If you have a motorcycle permit you must park in motorcycle parking. If you have a regular permit on your motorcycle you may park in regular parking stalls.

What happens if I don't pay my tickets?

Parking tickets which are not paid within 21 days from the date of issue or 14 days from the date of the reminder notice will be subject to increased penalties, to include a placement of a hold against the vehicle registration at Department of Motor Vehicles.

I received a ticket and don't feel I deserve it. What can I do?

Parking citations must be appealed within 21 days from the date of issue or 14 days from the date of the reminder notice. If you do not appeal within the set time frames you lose your right to Dispute the citation.

Why was my car towed from campus?

Vehicles may be towed or impounded if any of (but not limited to) the following conditions exist:

  1. The vehicle has accumulated a total of five (5) unpaid citations.

  2. The vehicle is illegally parked and/or appears to be abandoned or left unattended.

  3. The vehicle registration is expired in excess of six months.