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 Monteagle Tr.

General Parking Regulations

  • All students and employees must register their vehicles with Campus Safety.
  • Student decals shall be affixed to the windshield on the passenger side in the lower corner
  • Employee hangtags shall be hung from the rearview mirror facing forward.
  • All visitors to campus must stop at the Campus Safety office and obtain a free visitor’s pass. The visitor’s pass must be on the vehicles dashboard while on campus.
  • Vehicles must be operated in accordance with all New York State Vehicle and Traffic laws.
  • 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 Requirements and Fees

  • Parking permits are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the Campus Safety Office (University Drive/University Road.)
  • Registration fees will be billed directly to your student account.
  • All vehicles parked on campus must register with Campus Safety and properly display a current, valid permit at all times.
  • Students parking permits are valid from August 1 – July 31 of each year.
  • Faculty, staff and students using state issued accessible parking permissions must register their vehicle with 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.

Visitor and Temporary Permits

  • Complimentary day passes are available to visitors and vendors by visiting the Campus Safety Office.
  • Temporary permits are available for permit holders that have experienced a short term loss of their primary vehicle.
  • Visitors, both day and overnight, are required to obtain a visitor pass from the Campus Safety Office.
  • Temporary Permits are valid only through the posted date of expiration on the permit.

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.
  • 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 and/or loss of campus parking privileges,


  • 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.

Overnight Parking

  • Overnight parking is available in the O’Shea, DePaul, Eagle Circle and Dwyer “B” lots.  Only properly registered and permitted vehicles are allowed to park overnight.

Blue Light Regulations

  • Flashing blue lights located on the outside of campus buildings indicate impending snow removal.
  • Vehicles parked in O’Shea, DePaul, Dwyer “B” and Eagle Circle lots must be moved to any of the lots not listed by 5:00 pm.
  • Campus Safety will post notification on campus buildings.
  • Vehicles are not to be returned 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, Staff, Adjunct Professors - White, or yellow only in Butler, Facilities Services, Dwyer, O’Shea, Castellani, DePaul, Kiernan and University Dr. lots
  • Full-Time Faculty - Blue, or yellow
  • Commuter Students - Yellow spaces only in Dwyer, Castellani, University Dr. or NYPA B-2 lots
  • Resident Students — Yellow spaces only in DePaul, O’Shea, Dwyer “B”, or Eagle Circle lots
  • Visitors - Any space according to your visitor’s permit
  • Accessible Parking — Any identified Accessible parking space in any open parking lot.

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.