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Enrollment and Student Academic Information Bulletin

Driving and Parking Information and Regulations (Abridged)

All students, faculty, and staff are responsible for knowing and following university driving and parking regulations.

Students, faculty, and staff operating motor vehicles on university, fraternity, or sorority property are responsible for adhering to all university driving and parking regulations at all times of the calendar year, including examination and vacation periods. Student, faculty, and staff motor vehicle regulations are available at 310 S. Fess (Henderson Parking Garage) where parking decals may be obtained by those eligible to purchase them. Regulations are also available online at www.parking.indiana.edu.

All areas and facilities in the university parking system (except those reserved for visitors) are designated and differentiated by a system of alphabetic coding: EM-P, EM-S, CH and ST zones.

Decals issued for parking privileges will, according to letter and zone, indicate the nature of the parking privileges permitted the holder.

Areas available for parking by students eligible and properly registered for parking privileges are:

  • For commuting students, any area designated ST.
  • Jordan Avenue, Atwater, and Henderson Parking Garages
  • Areas designated CH zone may be used only by those students living in the area and displaying the proper zone decal.

An eligible student who possesses or operates a motor vehicle on university property must obtain a student decal at the time the vehicle is brought into the university community. Bicycles must also be registered with Parking Operations, display a permit, and park in areas designated for bicycle parking.

The central campus is closed to unauthorized automobile traffic from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Vehicles bearing any valid decal may park in any NON-24 HOUR space from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday. The CH and ST spaces are available to any vehicle from Friday at 5 p.m. to Sunday at 11 p.m. unless posted otherwise.

Metered parking areas marked "Visitor Parking" are not to be used by students, faculty, or staff. Visitors will not be permitted to park in areas reserved for faculty, staff, and students.

Any vehicle in violation of parking regulations or apparently abandoned may be towed without notice and stored at the owner’s expense.international disability symbol

The responsibility for finding a legal parking space rests with the motor vehicle operator. The purchase of a decal does not guarantee a parking space.

Certain parking spaces are reserved for the specially designated vehicles of disabled faculty and students. These parking spaces are exclusively assigned for this purpose and vehicles in violation will be towed on the first offense. The international disabled symbol is used for the identification of such spaces.