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Frequently Asked Questions

All parking on campus is allocated and signed for specific uses. A ParkEMU permit or paid hourly parking is required at all times, and parking regulations are enforced 24/7.

Permits provide access to designated surface and garage parking, depending on the type of permit purchased. However, permit holders parked in designated surface lot hourly parking spaces and at single-space meters are required to pay the hourly rate.

It is the customer’s obligation to use the permit in accordance with parking rules and regulations. Parking permits may not be shared and are not transferable to another individual.

ParkEMU allows TWO license plates to be added on to a single permit. Please note that both vehicles are NOT permitted to be on campus at the same time. If both vehicles are on campus at the same time, a citation can be issued to the vehicles found in violation of sharing a permit.

The steps required to adjust the license plate(s) listed on your parking permit will vary depending on whether you have a Student or a Staff/Faculty permit.

Click here if you purchased a Student permit.

Click here if you registered for a Staff/Faculty permit.

Please remember to remove the parking hang tag from the rearview mirror and secure it before moving your vehicle and when the vehicle is not parked in EMU parking facility.

A lost or stolen parking hang tag from an unsecured vehicle will not be replaced free of charge. You may purchase a new one at the ParkEMU office.

A stolen parking hang tag from a secured vehicle will be replaced at no charge only upon proof of theft, from a police report indicating evidence of forced entry.

A parking permit does not guarantee the holder a specific parking space. It provides the opportunity to park within an area designated for a specific permit type. Drivers are responsible for finding an authorized parking space. Lack of available space, inclement weather, or other conditions do not justify parking illegally.

The university is a 24/7 operation, and not every customer who purchases a permit parks on campus at the same time. As a result, there are always available parking spaces for the different permit options. Cutting off the sale of a parking permit to a customer who has a need for it becomes challenging to defend when there are empty spaces where the customer could park. 

  • Read all parking signs before you park.
  • Allow enough time to park and walk to your destination.
  • Remember the allotted amount of time when you are parked at a meter or in an hourly parking space.
  • If your vehicle experiences mechanical difficulties and you are parked illegally, please contact ParkEMU to report the incident. Parking light flashers and notes on the dashboard do not authorize illegal parking.

The parking Hang Tag must be displayed from the front windshield´s rear view mirror mount whenever the vehicle is parked in a designated EMU Parking facility. Any other method of display is not considered proper. In such cases the Hang Tag will not be honored, and the individual will be responsible for the citation. Individuals who have convertibles (soft tops) or doors that do not lock, should request a parking sticker when purchasing their hang tag.

The parking system allows flexibility to move around campus, but this also means that at times you may not find parking in the exact location you prefer to park because the spaces for your permit designation are filled. There are consistently available surface parking spaces in Green Lot, and North Lot for permit holders.

There are many areas on campus where it might appear that a car would fit, when in fact it is not a legal parking space. We are required, for safety reasons, to maintain specific widths in drive aisles. Parking spaces are always designated with two painted lines on each side. If a car is parked in a space that has only one line or in an area marked with yellow hash marks or a large “X,” it is not a legal space, and a citation may be issued. For additional details, please view the parking map.

If you have purchased the incorrect parking permit for your needs, please reach out via email at In the email, you will need to let us know which permit you purchased (including the confirmation number) and the type of permit you need to replace it with. Someone from our office will reply with a one-time use promo code that will deduct the value of the first permit from that of the second, leaving you to pay the difference (if both permits are the same price, you will not need to pay anything).

If you have already taken it upon yourself to purchase the correct permit prior to reaching out to our office, ParkEMU can issue a refund to you once the following information is received:

  • The confirmation numbers of both permits.
  • A message explicitly stating which of the permits you would like to keep and which one you would like refunded.

Once this information has been submitted, we will be able to process your refund. Please allow 5-7 business days for the funds to return to the card used in the initial purchase.

Extended permits are available for students who are planning on staying on campus past the end of April but are not staying past the end of May.

If you are registering for summer classes or living on campus through out the summer the extended permit is not the correct permit for you.  You will still need to purchase a standard winter permit and a summer permit (when they become available).