Parking On Campus

Welcome to NU! The regulations herein are intended to promote order and safety in the use of vehicles on campus grounds. The campus speed limit is 20 mph. Vehicles must be operated in accordance with all New York state vehicle and traffic laws. Parking and traffic laws and regulations are enforced by the Lewiston Police, NY State Police, NU Campus Safety and other law enforcement agencies. The Campus Safety office is open 24 hours daily, and can be reached at Ext. 8111. The Campus Safety Office is located directly across from Dwyer Arena at the intersection of University Drive and University Road.

Parking & Motor Vehicle Regulations

  • All students and employees must register their vehicles with Campus Safety.
  • No money is needed to register your car. Registration fees will be billed directly to your student account.
  • Decals shall be affixed to the windshield on the passenger side in the lower corner.
  • Hangtags shall be hung from the rearview mirror facing forward.
  • Properly registered vehicles may park from 7:00 am-midnight in the Power Authority B-2 Lot.
  • Employees shall park in their respective colored lined spaces. Full Time Faculty – Blue,  Part Time Faculty – White, Employees – White, Open Parking  - Yellow.
  • Non-resident students park in yellow lined spaces in the Dwyer or O’Shea parking lots or in the University Drive parking spaces.
  • Resident permits are only valid for parking in yellow lined spaces located in the O’Shea, DePaul, Eagle Circle and Dwyer 24 hour lots.
  • Student and employee permits are not valid in any purple lined spaces on campus.
  • All visitors to campus must stop at Campus Safety and obtain a free visitor’s pass. The visitor’s pass must be on the vehicles dashboard while in campus or Power Authority lots.
  • Vehicles must be operated in accordance with all New York State Vehicle and Traffic laws.
  • There is NO overnight parking between midnight and 7 a.m. in the Bailo, Butler, Facility Services, Gallagher, Kiernan, Dwyer, University Drive and Power Authority parking lots.
  • Overnight parking between midnight and 7 a.m. is available in the DePaul, Eagle Circle, Dwyer 24 hour and O’Shea parking lots.
  • Vehicles in violation of the parking rules and regulations will be subject to ticketing and fines, wheel locks and/or towing at the owner’s expense.

Registration and Fees

  • Parking permits are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the Campus Safety Office (University Drive/University Road.)
  • All vehicles parked on campus or the NYPA B-2 lot must register with Campus Safety and properly display a current, legible, valid permit at all times.
  • Students attending classes and/or working on campus during the summer must re-register their vehicles.
  • Parking arrangements for groups or events must be coordinated with Campus Safety two weeks before the event.
  • Vehicles using disabled spots must be registered with Campus Safety and display a NYS license / placard or NU temporary disabled parking permit. Information on securing temporary accommodations can be obtained from Campus Safety.
  • Replacements for lost, stolen or damaged permits may be obtained for a nominal fee.
  • Students or employees who change license plates must immediately inform Campus Safety.

Permits

  • Complimentary day passes are available to visitors, vendors and those holding a current primary permit.
  • Permits are issued in decal (students) or hangtag (employee) form.
  • Temporary permits (three-week limit/year) are available for a fee.
  • Permits are valid from the date of issue through the posted date of expiration on the permit.
  • Decals must be affixed to the lower inside corner of the vehicle's windshield on the passenger’s side using the self-adhesive face and must not obstruct the driver’s view.
  • Hangtags must be hung on the rearview mirror with the permit numbers facing forward-out the windshield.
  • Employees who forget their hangtags must stop at Campus Safety to pick up a complimentary one-day pass.
  • Employees are limited to one hangtag, which is interchangeable between their registered vehicles. Hangtags are not to be transferred to vehicles operated by others, including employee spouses or children.
  • Permits are the property of Niagara University. If a vehicle is sold, the permit must be returned to Campus Safety.
  • Permit classifications are assigned according to information from the Records and Human Resources offices.

Violations, Sanctions, Fines & Payment

  • Enforcement procedures are the same for all permit classifications.
  • Parking is expressly forbidden on all sidewalks, roadways, driveways and areas designated as fire lanes.
  • Except where indicated by sign or other device, vehicles must be parked between appropriately colored parallel lines.
  • Arrangements for loading and unloading in restricted areas must be made in advance with Campus Safety.
  • Vehicles not displaying a permit are subject to Department of Motor Vehicles computer checks, a computer check surcharge, applicable campus registration fees, and payment of all previous tickets.
  • Moving violations and unauthorized parking subject students, employees and visitors to ticketing and fines, wheel locks, and/or towing to an off-campus site at the owner's expense.
  • Repeat violators are subject to more stringent sanctions, including wheel locks, towing, and restricted or complete loss of parking privileges.
  • Vehicles blocking driveways, service entrances, creating safety hazards or impeding the delivery of services may be towed off campus at the owner's expense.
  • A vehicle owner and/or permit registrant is responsible for any violations and/or damage caused on campus grounds regardless of who was operating the vehicle.
  • Unregistered vehicles may be required to park in the Dwyer Lot.
  • Fines are to be paid at the Student Accounts office within 10 days of the violation; students may be billed.
  • Failure to pay fines may result in additional sanctions, including, but not limited to, late fees, wheel locks, disciplinary actions, loss of campus parking privileges, and/or referral to campus disciplinary systems.

Appeals

  • Appeals of NU tickets must be submitted in writing to the Campus Safety director within three business days of the date of the violation. Computerized and written forms are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the Campus Safety office.
  • Employees are encouraged to use their myNU portal.
  • Parking for a short period, lack of a convenient space, lack of an appropriately colored space, or lack of familiarity with these regulations, etc. do not constitute grounds for appeal.

Winter Regulations

  • Each driver is responsible for following the winter parking/snow removal policy, which is available at Campus Safety.
  • Lack of familiarity or failure to comply with these regulations will result in towing or relocation of vehicles, as well as the appropriate tickets and fines.

Winter-Overnight Parking

  • November 15-March 15: there is no overnight parking (between midnight and 7 a.m.) in the Gallagher, Main or Penrose lots.
  • Overnight parking is available in the posted ”24Hr-Section” adjacent to the Dwyer Arena, except when the blue lights are flashing. In the event snow falls after March 15, snow removal procedures go back into effect.

Blue Light Regulations

  • On days when snow must be plowed from Butler, DePaul, the Apartments, Kiernan, O'Shea, Physical Plant, and University Drive, Campus Safety will post signs to remind people of the 5:30 p.m. deadline to remove vehicles.
  • Flashing blue lights at the New Academic Complex, Eagle Circle, Physical Plant and the Campus Safety Building plus eight individual lot areas indicate impending snow removal.
  • Vehicles are not to be reparked until after the blue lights are extinguished.
  • Residents must pre-arrange with others to have their vehicles moved for them in the event that they’re away from campus when plowing is required.

Where to Park

  • Administration - White, or yellow
  • Full-Time Faculty - Blue, or yellow
  • Part-Time Faculty - White, or yellow
  • Staff - White, or yellow
  • Commuter Students - Yellow spaces only
  • Resident Students – Yellow spaces only in DePaul, O’Shea, Dwyer 24 hour, or Apartment parking lots
  • Visitors - Any yellow color space on campus
  • Accessible Parking – Any identified Accessible parking space, or yellow

Niagara University is not responsible for fire, theft, loss or damage of any kind to any vehicle or contents thereof while on university property. All information in this document is subject to change.