Residence Hall Parking for Students
Visitors and Vendors
Lost or Stolen Decals
Refund Rates - Full Year Purchase
Refund Rates - Semester Purchase
Towing and Impounding Vehicles
The CSU Parking Department, located in Room 107g of the Physical Plant Building, is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and on Thursdays until 7:00pm. The Department can be called upon to assist motorists with opening your vehicle when keys are left inside, providing battery “jumps” when your car won’t start, inflating tires, and other emergency tasks, at no charge. They will not, however, perform routine maintenance or repair work.
It is the Parking Department’s responsibility to post directional signs, as well as temporary signs for special events that are furnished by the sponsoring department.
Snow removal from campus lots, drives and garages is the responsibility of the Facilities Department. Every effort is made to clear and de-ice all surfaces. Please call the Facilities Department (773) 995-2140 to clear sidewalks, quad areas and other pedestrian-only areas.
Parking is permitted in all except reserved lots (see campus parking map):
New Academic Library
Lot A-1 (east section, near Robinson University Center);
Lot A-4 (near the Student Union Building);.
Lot B-2 (near the Education Building);
Lot B-8 (near the Athletics Building); and
the Residence Hall dock area.
For a special fee, individuals requesting reserved parking should contact the Parking Department for availability. Violators who park in reserved spaces will be subject to a $100.00 ticket and/or tow, plus a $25.00 non-refundable boot removal fee.
The Parking Department reserves the right to make changes in campus parking assignments, whether temporary or permanent, as required for the benefit of the university.
Residence Hall occupants have the option of purchasing a Reserved Parking Permit (for a designated space, based on availability) with their decal for $310.00 per year. A parking decal without a reserved space is $150.00 per year. Both permits are good from September 1st through August 31st.
Reserved Permit owners will park in the A-4 Parking Lot near the Residence Hall. If you choose not to purchase a decal, you must pay the daily rate of $5.00 per day.
For the protection and security of all residents, the Parking Department must be notified when you move in or out of the Residence Hall. Provide the vehicle make, model and license plate number, and the time of the move, so that this information can be forwarded to the Parking Patrol and the University Police. Citations will be written on vehicles parked at the Student Union Building dock area. The Parking Patrol begins writing citations at 7:00 a.m.
Failure to adhere to all parking rules can result in a citation, a $100.00 fine and/or a tow, and a $25.00 non-refundable boot removal fee.
Vehicles properly displaying a placard or disability license plate may park in areas specifically reserved for persons with disabilities. The placard must be displayed in clear view hanging from the rearview mirror or placed on the dashboard.
The authorized holder of a placard or disability license plate must be present when parking in a handicap space. It is illegal to use a placard or disability license plate without the authorization holder being present. The authorized holder must exit or enter the vehicle while it is parked in the designated parking area. Violators will be ticketed and booted.
The university police will confiscate any placard if they believe it is being used illegally.
Parking is not allowed in an access aisle. An access aisle is the vertical lines adjacent to the parking space for person s with disabilities. The Police will ticket any vehicle parked in the access aisle whether it is displaying a placard or disability license plate or not.
The daily parking rate is applicable to all visitors and vendors, and is available in all lots except reserved areas.
All guests must pay the daily parking fee. Individuals, departments or sponsoring groups may arrange to pay for parking. Requests for parking variances must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance of the date the event is taking place. Guests are subject to parking regulations, and it is the responsibility of the sponsor to make parking regulations known to them.
Motorcycles and motor scooters operators must also pay parking fees and must be registered with the Parking Department as paid. These vehicles are allowed to park only in the corner sections of the parking lots.
To park on campus, faculty, staff and students must purchase a decal or pay the daily fee. parking decals are issued for a semester or an academic year, and can be purchased through the Cashiers’ Office, Room 211 in the Cook Administration Building. Decals and their renewal are the responsibility of the vehicle operator. All visitors and guest must purchase a $5.00 daily parking hang tag upon entrance. No refunds are available when you forget your decal. However, you may contact the parking department for a temporary hang tag if your car is in for repairs. If you purchase a new vehicle please remove the decal off the window and return it to the parking department for a replacement free of charge. If you are unable to recover the decal please provide a copy of the bill of sale. Individuals who vehicles are destroyed (totaled-out) must provide a crash accident report (SR-1050) to receive a decal replacement free of charge.
Responsibility of lost, misplaced, unused or stolen decals rests solely with the purchaser. Cases of a stolen vehicle resulting in a stolen decal you must show proof of a police report filed for the vehicle. Replaced decals will be considered on a case by case basis. Individuals cited for use or display of a revoked, lost or stolen decal will be assessed full charges for use of the decal from the date that the loss was reported to the Parking Department.
Students who are unable to reach the Cashiers’ Office during their normal business hours should call the Parking Office and make arrangements to purchase a decal. CSU Cashiers are open late on Thursdays until 7:00 p.m.
No parking decals will be issued to any individual who has unpaid parking fines.
Requests for refund of the decal payment should be submitted directly to the Parking Department.
1. Return the decal with a valid receipt for the decal payment. No refund will be issued if the decal is not returned. No refunds will be made for decal revoked due to fraudulent application or if there are unpaid parking obligations.
2. Provide one of the following reasons for the refund:
a) proof of university withdrawal,
b) classes canceled,
c) serious illness,
d) no car, or
e) any other forms pertinent to the request, e.g., police reports.
- Withdrawals within 10 calendar days after classes begin receive 100%.
- Withdrawals after 10 calendar days, but fewer than 15 calendar days receive 50%.
- Withdrawal 15 or more days after classes begin are not eligible for refunds.
- Withdrawals within 5 calendar days after classes begin receive 100%.
- Withdrawals after 5 calendar days, but fewer than 10 calendar days receive 50%.
- Withdrawal 10 or more days after classes begin are not eligible for refunds.
All refunds will be mailed to the requestor’s place of residence. No credit will be applied to tuition payments or future parking fees.
Any individual who purchases, uses or displays a university decal in violation of university parking regulations may have the decal revoked. Fraudulent applications include, but are not restricted to:
- signing an application for a decal in another person’s name,
- obtaining decals to be used by an individual not authorized to hold a decal.
Failure to enforce a regulation in one or more instances is not grounds to waive future enforcement of such regulations. Parking rules and regulations are in effect twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.
Towing and/or impounding vehicles may occur when a vehicle is:
- Parked in a reserved parking space.
- Parked in a handicapped space without displaying a placard issued to the driver or another occupant of the vehicle.
- Blocking a fire hydrant or fire lane.
- Blocking a roadway, drive or loading dock.
- Blocking a dumpster.
- Blocking other vehicles.
- Creating a real or potential safety hazard.
- Owned or operated by an individual with outstanding delinquent parking citations.
- Using a revoked, altered or stolen decal.
- Parking in violation of posted signs.
Towing charges must be paid before an impounded vehicle will be released.
Citations must be paid or appealed within ten (10) calendar days as indicated on the citation. After seven (7) calendar days the citation must be paid. Appeals are to be submitted in writing to the Parking Department. The fine becomes delinquent if not paid within seven (7) calendar days from the date of the appeal notification letter.
An official appeal will delay any penalty fee until notification of the outcome. Violators who fail to pay within thirty (30) days of notification that their appeal has been denied will incur an additional penalty fee. Unpaid violations will result in transcripts or other transferable university documents being withheld until total payment is made.
The University Parking Appeals Board meets monthly to hear motorists’ appeals. Please contact the parking office for annual dates.
Failure to pay or appeal parking fines in writing within seven (7) days of the issue date shall automatically be considered a waiver of the right to appeal and the violator will be ruled guilty.
After 30 days, unpaid citations and fines will be referred to an outside agency for collection, and will be subject to additional collection fees.
Abandoned vehicles cannot remain on the university campus for more than one (1) week. Vehicles on campus for longer periods will be towed at the owner’s expense. It is the driver’s responsibility to contact the Police and Parking Departments if he or she knows the vehicle will be left unattended for more than 24 hours.