Motor Vehicle and Parking Regulations


Campus Parking Services: An operational unit under the Division of Finance and Facilities.

Annuitant: An individual receiving a pension from the State Universities Retirement system whose last employer was NIU.

Employee: An individual who is employed by the university via the employment office known as Contracts, Records, and Reports. A student employee who is employed via the Student Employment Office or the Graduate School is defined as a student with regard to the Parking Regulations.

Student: An individual who has applied for admission to the university, received permission to register, or has matriculated into a degree program. Summer school sessions and semester break periods are not considered to be a break in a student’s academic pursuits.

Visitor: An individual neither attending nor employed by the university who operates a vehicle on campus.

Handicapped Parking: Available for use only by vehicles displaying a state issued handicapped or wheelchair license plates, state or municipality-issued placard, and the appropriate NIU parking permit. Handicapped spaces are enforced at all times. Persons with special parking needs are encouraged to contact Campus Parking Services. Download the State of Illinois Person with Disabilities Parking Permit application here.

Pay-parking: Includes facilities regulated by payment to a lot attendant and facilities regulated by parking meters.

University facilities: Includes all real property under the control of the Board of Trustees and encompasses the terms "lot," "spaces," "parking areas," "streets," and the like. References to "streets" include only university-owned streets.