Parking Policies and Procedures
  1. Motor vehicles shall be parked only in lot(s) assigned by the parking permit they were issued by the Department of Public Safety.  A complete set of parking rules and regulations are printed on the back of the campus map.
  2. Only faculty, staff and guests with permits will be allowed to park in faculty/staff lots between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Students with a valid permit may park in faculty/staff lots on Monday through Friday between 5 p.m. and 2 a.m., and on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays between 6 a.m. and 2 a.m. 
  3. Students with a valid permit may park in residence hall and commuter lots Monday through Sunday between 5:00 p.m. and 2 a.m.
  4. There is no parking allowed in commuter parking lots between 2 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
  5. No person shall park a vehicle on any campus street or in any faculty/staff lot from 2 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
  6. Parking on driveways, roadways, sidewalks, lawns and within yellow zones, posted or not, is prohibited.
  7. Improperly parked vehicles will be towed away and the owner held responsible for all tow charges and fines.
  8. Every vehicle, whether stopped in a parking place on a street, parking lot, or other parking facility, shall be parked within marked parking spaces.
  9. Motorcycles and mopeds shall be parked only in designated parking lots. Motorcycles and mopeds may not be parked at bike racks.
  10. University apartment lots are reserved for apartment residents. Student, faculty, or staff who reside in an apartment must purchase a permit.
  11. University apartment guests shall park in only those lots assigned by the Department of Public Safety. University students who wish to visit University apartments must obtain a special parking permit from the Department of Public Safety.

Snow Removal Regulations 

At certain intervals during the winter, it is necessary to remove snow from designated parking areas. When this is necessary, notices will be posted 24 hours in advance designating which lots are scheduled for clearing. Cars shall be moved for snow removal by the time so designated.

In other areas, when snow removal crews are at work, parking which obstructs operations is prohibited.


Violation of this ordinance may be enforced in the 77th District Court or in any court having jurisdiction over civil infractions or misdemeanors in the political subdivision where the violation occurs. The procedure in such court shall be governed by its ordinary rules or procedures. Vehicles with six or more outstanding parking citations may be immobilized with a wheel lock or may be towed at the owner’s expense. All fines and fees must be paid before the vehicle is released.