Every person operating a vehicle on the campus of NSU must obtain and display a current parking permit. These permits are to be displayed on the driver's side windshield, on the inside, lower left corner. These permits are good for up to one (1) year and expire on August 31.
To receive a parking permit, Students/Faculty/Staff are required to present their NSU ID cards.
Not obtaining a parking permit does not exempt you from the responsibility for traffic or parking violations. Campus Police can identify the owner by tracing the tag number thru the Department of Public Safety.
Permit holders are responsible for all charges made against their vehicle, regardless of the driver at the time of the offense.
Being unable to find a designated parking spot or parking incorrectly because someone else is improperly parked is not justification for improper parking.
Parking Violations that can result in the impoundment and/or immobilization of vehicle
- Parking in reserved space or Physical Disability
- Repeated parking violations, five (5) or more unpaid parking citations
- Parking in non designated areas or impeding traffic
- Creating a traffic hazard, obstructing sidewalks, crosswalks, or other vehicles
- Vehicles displaying expired license plate/tag (expired in excess of 180 days)
- Parking in red zones or at red curbs and yellow curbs
- Abandoned vehicles
- Parking on campus after permit has been revoked
- Accumulation of five (5) or more violations by an unregistered vehicle
These rules are for your safety and will be strictly enforced. For the convenience of all those who park on the NSU campus, please make a special effort to be aware of how you are parking.
NSU PARKING PERMIT QUALIFICATIONS
Any appropriately licensed driver choosing to park an automobile on campus may do so, provided a parking permit is obtained and provided the driver understands that the permit neither obligates the university to set aside a space for every vehicle nor allows the driver to violate parking regulations.
All parking permits expire on August 31 of each year. These permits are to be displayed on the driver’s side windshield, on the inside, lower left corner.
Faculty and staff of the University who park vehicles on campus are required to immediately purchase and display a parking permit. Faculty/Staff must register their vehicles upon reporting to work or when notified to renew their annual permit.
Students who park vehicles on campus are required to immediately purchase and display a parking permit. Students must register their vehicles by the first week of class. Housing Residents must register their vehicle upon moving in.
Visitors are any person unaffiliated with the University such as a vendor, a rental property tenant or community member. Visitors remaining on campus for an extended period should obtain a temporary parking permit from the Campus Police Department or the Parking Services office.
Faculty, Staff and students with special circumstances such as temporary injuries or driving a loaner vehicle, will require a temporary permit for special parking accommodations.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR PERMIT TYPES:
1. Faculty/Staff (blue)
Qualifications: Employees of all NSU campuses, as listed in the Office of Human Resource and all Sodexho Food Service employees who are Full-time, part-time, full-time temporary, part-time temporary. Graduate students who qualify for a Faculty/Staff parking permit must have a letter of request from their Dean of college to purchase an employee permit. Student workers do not qualify for this permit. Employees who reside on campus will need this permit type.
**As a service and benefit for NSU employees, additional parking permit(s) may be purchased for secondary vehicles at a reduced rate. A secondary vehicle is defined as a vehicle owned by an NSU employee that is not the vehicle routinely driven to campus each work day, but may occasionally be driven to campus when personal situations require it. This service allows employees to purchase permits at a reduced rate for these secondary vehicles so that one permit does not have to be transferred from vehicle to vehicle when parking on campus. This secondary permit does not apply to spouse or relatives vehicles that work for NSU or currently enrolled at NSU on all campuses. Any full time employee must register their primary vehicle to obtain additional permits for secondary use. All primary and secondary vehicles should be registered with the Parking Services office.
2. Commuter (green)
Qualifications: Currently enrolled students who reside off-campus and not listed in the Office of Student Housing attending classes on any NSU campuses. A commuter who becomes an on-campus resident must trade in their commuter permit for an on-campus permit. There will be no cost to exchange their commuter permit for an on-campus permit. On-campus permits are based on student's campus resident status.
3. Housing Residence (orange)
Qualifications: Currently enrolled students who reside on-campus and are listed in the Office of Student Housing attending classes on any NSU campuses. A Housing Resident who becomes an off-campus resident must trade in their on-campus permit for an off-campus permit. There will be no cost to exchange their Housing Resident permit for an on-campus permit. On-campus permits are based on student's campus resident status.
4. Family Housing (brown stripe)
Qualifications: Currently enrolled students who resides on-campus and listed in the Office of Student Housing attending classes on any NSU campuses. A Family Housing Resident who becomes an off-campus resident must trade in their Family Housing permit for an off-campus permit. There will be no cost to exchange their Family Housing permit for an on-campus permit. On-campus permits are based on student's campus resident status.
5. Retiree (gold)
Qualifications: Former faculty and staff employees who retired from NSU, as listed in the Office of Human Resources. They will need to report to the Branscum Alumni Center to complete a Vehicle Registration Form. There will be no charge for the Retiree Parking Permit. This permit allows parking in all parking lots on all NSU campus.
6. Executive (silver)
Qualifications: Executive status as listed by the Office of Human Service includes the President, Vice Presidents and Deans. This permit allows parking in all parking lots on all NSU campus.
7. Temporary Permits (colors will vary)
Qualifications: All current permit holders who drive a vehicle to campus without a current parking permit may park in their regular designated parking area after getting a free temporary parking permit. Temporary permits typically will not be issued for more than two weeks. If you are aware that you will need a temporary permit, you can receive the permit up to one week in advance.
8. Temporary Medical Permits (colors will vary)
Qualifications: Temporary medical permits are available to people who have current parking permits. These temporary permits will not authorize parking areas designated as disabled spaces, but will allow parking in any reserved lot. They are typically issued for two weeks. Any need for a permit for more than two weeks will require a permit from the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. Applications for those permits are available in the Parking Services Office.
9. Temporary Handicap (light blue)
Qualifications: Faculty, staff and students needing a Temporary Medical Permit longer than two weeks will need to report to the University Police and must provide medical documentation. This permit will allow you to park in any designated parking lot and in any designated handicap parking space on any NSU campus. This permit is only valid on NSU campuses.
10. Visitors (colors will vary)
Qualifications: Visitors are any person unaffiliated with the University such as a vendor, a rental property tenant or community member. Visitors remaining on campus for an extended period should obtain a temporary parking permit from the Campus Police Department or the Parking Services office. Visitor permits are available for up to four (4) days at no charge at the Campus Police Office and the Parking Services office. Whenever applicable, the host, whether Student, Staff, Faculty or Administrator should obtain visitor parking permits for their guests.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Parking Services at (918) 444-2444 or ext. 2444.