Understanding parking regulations
Parking regulations are critical for campus safety and for maintaining an orderly parking experience.
The parking regulations outline parking requirements and policies for everyone who parks their vehicles on campus. Our enforcement team monitors campus parking to make certain that motorists adhere to our parking regulations.
Occasionally, temporary parking restrictions are implemented to accommodate construction or campus events.
In these instances, temporary signage will be posted in the affected lot(s), and DOTS emails relevant permit holders with details and alternate parking options (if applicable). Make sure the email associated with your parking registration is one you read regularly, and double check that the emails aren’t going to spam or any other folders automatically.
It is the motorist’s responsibility to read, understand and adhere to parking regulations.
Our customer service team is available from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to answer questions you may have about our policies—we invite you to contact us.
Park in your assigned lot or overflow lot inside the two white control lines. Parking over the line in a space may prevent others from parking in adjacent spaces.
Make sure your license plate is visible from the roadway, correctly bolted to your vehicle’s bumper(s). Vehicles without a license plate on the front should not back into parking spaces.
Park only one registered vehicle in your assigned lot or overflow area at a time.
Pay the pay station or meter if parked in visitor parking, and either move your vehicle before your time is up or add more time if you need to stay. If using ParkMobile, make sure your transaction goes through before you leave your vehicle.
Follow special parking instructions indicated in DOTS email communications.
Follow the restrictions indicated on temporary and permanent parking signage.
Motorists are not exempt from receiving a parking citation if:
They are unaware of or choose to ignore parking regulations.
Their vehicle has broken down.
They can’t find a parking space in their preferred section of a lot.
They have activated their hazard lights.
They were given incorrect parking information by a student, faculty member, department, etc.
We encourage you to read our parking lot signage carefully, as they mark the boundaries of every parking lot on campus and outline lot restrictions. The following sign characteristics delineate the lot type and restrictions:
If you plan to park on campus regularly, we recommend you purchase a parking permit to guarantee space. However, many campus lots are unrestricted after 4:00 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends. These lots are highlighted in green on our campus map.
There are exceptions to these free parking times and locations.
Commuter registrants may not park overnight Monday to Friday from 3:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Students with commuter permits who need to occasionally park overnight should consult our overnight parking map. Commuter students who live off campus and require regular overnight parking should purchase an overnight storage parking permit. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
There may be times when these lots are restricted for special events, such as athletics games. In these cases, posted signage will indicate additional, temporary restrictions.