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Campus Parking Services
Procedure No. 17-3
Issued 10/2017

The function of Parking Services is to coordinate all matters relating to the operation and parking of vehicles on university-owned property, including the enforcement of regulations.

Parking regulations were established by the Campus Parking Committee of this university, authorized by the president pursuant to the authority vested in him by the Board of Trustees, and have been adopted for your convenience, safety and welfare. A copy of the NIU Motor Vehicle and Parking Regulations may be obtained on our website at

The majority of parking lots and university-owned streets are reserved or permit parking Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or otherwise as posted. In order to park in nonmetered lots and streets during these reserved hours, a parking permit must be displayed. Parking permits are color-coded for use in the corresponding color-coded lots.

Temporary parking permits are available for short-term parking or in unusual circumstances.

Service permits, for designated areas, are available on a yearly basis to qualified applicants.

Loading/unloading is allowed in designated areas for the time period specified on the sign. No special identification is required other than use of the vehicle's emergency flashers.

Visitors to campus should be directed to our visitor pay-parking facility located on Carroll Avenue west of Founders Library. Metered/pay station parking is also available. Campus maps can be obtained at Parking Services, and can be sent to guests in advance of their visit. If neither the visitor lot nor metered/pay station parking areas meet the needs of your guest, you may contact Parking Services to request a temporary permit. Please do not assume that tickets issued to guests will be voided.

Planning for conferences, meetings, or special events must include notifying Campus Parking Services, whether participants will be arriving by bus or by car. Appropriate arrangements can then be made with the coordinator of the group to insure adequate parking and to avoid guests being ticketed.

For further information about parking or to register your vehicle, please phone 753-1045 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday on days when the University is open.