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Important Announcements


  • New Parking Enforcement Hours

    Effective immediately, Campus Parking Services has temporarily changed its enforcement hours to 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  This change will allow drivers to park in lots that are currently signed 7AM - 7PM without a permit and meters/pay stations will not have to be paid after 5:00 p.m.  The new enforcement hours will remain in effect until the end of the spring semester.

    All NIU campus parking regulations as currently outlined are still in effect.  If needed, a copy of the parking regulations can be obtained from the Campus Parking office or on our department website.  IMPORTANT:  After 5:00 p.m., there are will areas that will be enforced by the NIU Police such as no parking zones, handicapped spaces, reserved spaces, and lots requiring permits at all times.  For anyone needing assistance regarding parking violations after 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, contact the NIU Police at 815-753-1212 (non-emergency).

  • Green Parking Permit

    Starting July 5, 2016, Campus Parking will offer a green parking permit free of charge to any interested NIU faculty, staff, student and their parents.  Green permit holders will be allowed to park remotely on west campus in Lot C3.  Driver, vehicle information, cell phone and email is also required when registering for a green parking permit.

To avoid late fees please remember to return your Spring semester bike on, or before May 2nd!!

Temporary Student Permits, for the remainer of the Spring semester are available in our office, only.  These Temporary Permits are $5.00/day, $10/week and $25/month.

Student Summer Permits will be available beginning May 9, 2016 and may be purchased, for $37.00, either in our office or on our website,  The Summer Permits have an expiration date of August 15, 2016.

There is no additional charge for ordering your permit through the website and having it mailed to you. If you order online, please allow additional time for your permit to be processed and mailed so you are prepared for parking your first day on campus.

Hours: Office hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Please note that parking regulations are enforced even when classes are not in session.

Some parking regulations are enforced when the University is closed (including reserved spaces, handicapped spaces, 15 minute spaces, and "at all times" lots). Any specific questions about enforcement over breaks please contact Campus Parking Services. (815) 753-1045 or

Parking Lot Closures

Please see Construction and Lot Closings.

Please feel free to contact us at 815-753-1045 or if you need assistance locating alternative parking areas.

A Bike "Fix-It" station is available on the north side of Campus Parking Services.  The station contains tools such as wrenches, Allen (hex key) wrenches and screwdrivers.