First Year Parking

On-campus residents may enter the lottery only once and if selected, they will receive a maximum of one parking permit for one vehicle. Campus email accounts must be activated at least 3 days before entering the lottery. Having your campus email account will simplify the process of entering the lottery, as well, winners are notified through their campus email. More information about the lottery is available in Section 5.2 of the Vehicle Operation and Parking  policy.


Following the closure of the Freshmen Lottery, those first year resident freshmen who demonstrate an exceptional need for a vehicle on campus may complete a First Year Resident Freshman Parking Waiver Application to request a waiver of Section 5.2 of the Vehicle Operation and Parking policy, if they were not selected in the Lottery. A limited number of spaces have been allotted to accommodate first year resident freshmen on an exception basis. Waivers for the Fall Semester are reviewed following the closure of the first lottery drawing each academic year.  If you are considering submitting a waiver for the fall semester, please enter the lottery drawing first, then submit your waiver if your name was not drawn.

Freshmen resident students who receive a waiver of the housing requirement will also receive a parking permit waiver allowing the student to purchase a General or Commuter permit; a waiver need not be submitted.

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First year resident freshmen students may apply for a permit when frequent access to a vehicle is required for one of the following:

  1. Off-campus employment. The student will need to submit the most recent pay stub with an address which must be further than five miles from the campus. In addition, a pay stub must be submitted to the Parking Office by the 10th of each month as proof of continued employment.
  2. Meeting military service requirements. A letter from the applicant’s commanding officer on unit stationery must be submitted including: 1) full unit designation, 2) drill location and 3) a drill schedule that reflects required attendance.
  3. Extreme Transportation Need. This includes any other transportation need deemed valid by the review committee (see below). Having a car for convenience does not qualify for this exception.

For applicants with accessibility issues or medical conditions that necessitate parking a vehicle on campus, a disability placard from the applicant’s home state Department of Motor Vehicles must be obtained before completing the waiver application.


Waiver Application Review

Applications will be reviewed by a committee which includes student representatives, faculty, and staff.  Granted waivers will be kept to a minimum. Documentation to support the request is required. Incomplete applications will be denied.  Waiver applications should be turned in as soon as the need arises. Review of waiver applications for the 2016-2017 academic year will begin after the first lottery closes.  Decisions will be emailed via campus email to waiver applicants no later than six weeks from the date the application was reviewed.  First year resident freshmen awaiting waiver decisions are not permitted to park vehicles on campus and can expect to be ticketed, booted, and/or towed.


Consequences for Waiver Application Fraud

Freshmen who obtain a parking permit by providing falsified information, as well as upperclassmen who attempt to purchase a permit for first year resident freshmen or other restricted class, will have future parking privileges revoked and may face further action under the Student Conduct Process.

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