If you’re an NIU student or employee, you can purchase a permit to park on campus. Permits are available by semester or for the entire year. You can also purchase a temporary permit for daily, weekly or monthly parking.
The following permit types are available, based on employment/residency status. (If you're a student employed by the Student Employment Office or the Graduate School, you're considered a student for parking purposes.)
For an additional fee, you may be able to upgrade to a reserved parking spot. You can park in regular spots in your permit area as well as your reserved spot.
Though you can purchase only one permit, you can register an additional vehicle on your permit, for a maximum of two vehicles. The additional vehicle cannot belong to another student or employee, and only one of the vehicles may be parked on campus at a time. Any additional vehicles parked on campus at the same time will be ticketed accordingly.
There is no extra charge for including a motorcycle as your additional vehicle. Or, you can purchase a motorcycle permit. Motorcycles/scooters can park in designated motorcycle parking spots, 15-minute spaces and pay parking. Those who have purchased a reserved parking space may park their motorcycle in their reserved space.
Parking regulations are enforced when the university is open, whether or not classes are in session. Take care to park in a spot appropriate to your permit type and follow the regulations.