Parking in College-owned or leased lots is provided primarily for employees on College business and currently enrolled students. First-year resident students are not permitted to register a vehicle or park in any Elmhurst College owned or leased parking lots. Written requests for an exception to this policy may be directed to Campus Security, and must demonstrate a significant and continuing hardship caused by the policy.
All visitors must park in designated visitor parking spots. Any visitor parking elsewhere on campus or overnight must obtain a temporary parking hang tag from Campus Security.
No lot is reserved for any specific campus constituency. Faculty, students, and staff may park in any campus lot or any lot for which the College has a lease arrangement. All parking controlled by the College is available on a firstcome, first served basis.
The College leases two remote parking areas at local churches approximately one block east of campus. Designated spaces in these lots are available to vehicles displaying the College’s parking sticker during the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. All College vehicles must be removed from these lots no later than 6:00 p.m. Storage of vehicles on campus while the driver is not present on campus, or away on campus-related business, is prohibited. Overnight parking on campus is restricted to vehicles bearing a resident parking permit, unless arrangements have been made in advance with Campus Security.
REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
All employees and students currently enrolled must register their vehicle (or motorcycle) with Campus Security. A registered vehicle must display an Elmhurst College parking sticker on the lower corner of the front windshield on the driver’s side. Parking stickers are renewed every year for students and for employees. Anyone bringing a temporary or rental vehicle to campus must obtain a temporary parking hang tag. Vehicles can be registered at the Office of Campus Security. Student/faculty/staff vehicles displaying state-issued handicap plates or placards must display a valid parking sticker to park on campus, and the normal fee applies for that sticker.
The parking stickers do not have permanent adhesive and can be transferred to multiple vehicles. Therefore, an individual who purchases a parking sticker can register up to 3 vehicles with that one sticker number. Only one vehicle is permitted on campus at any one time and failure to place the sticker on the registered car, or failing to register a car, will result in a parking fine.
If your vehicle is in an accident or replaced, you must remove the sticker from the old car and re-register the new car under the old sticker.
If your sticker rips, simply bring in the ripped sticker and we will give you a new one.
Temporary hang-tags for loaner cars, and visitor hangtags, are free and are available in the Office of Campus Security. Campus Security is open 24 hours per day, every day of the year.
Motorcycles must be registered with the Office of Campus Security and will receive a license plate tag that must be placed on the vehicle. There is no charge for the tag. Motorcycles are only permitted to park in motorcycle spaces, not in car spaces, by bicycle racks, on sidewalks, behind bushes, etc.
THE PARKING PRIVILEGE
Parking is provided primarily for employees on College business and currently enrolled students. Possession of a parking sticker does not constitute “parking privilege” and dependents or friends of employees or students cannot utilize College parking areas for reasons other than College business. If observed, citations will be issued. Repeated violations of the College’s parking policy may result in revocation of that privilege.
In order to make parking convenient and available for all, cooperation is essential.
Parking Sticker Fees
1. Resident students will be charged $200 per year ($100 per term) for one (1) parking sticker. Costs for this fee are included in the student’s need calculation for financial aid and billed to the student account in the Fall and Spring Terms. Students who elect not to bring a vehicle to campus will not be charged a parking fee. First-year resident students are not permitted to register a vehicle or park a vehicle in any College-owned or leased parking lot. a. Elm Park/Prospect Apartment Residents: You must obtain a residential parking sticker and a temporary hang tag to park in your assigned parking space. You must display your temp tag from your rear view mirror at all times. You may not transfer or lend your temp tag to any other person. You are not permitted to allow other people to park in your assigned space. Spaces are reserved for residents of that apartment only. You many only park in your assigned space. If your assigned space is occupied, you must park in an overnight permitted lot between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Overnight lots are the Dinkmeyer Hall lot, West Hall lot, Alexander lot or Mill Theatre lot. Any spot in the Science Center lot is not overnight permitted. if your temp tag rips, come to Campus Security for a new one. You must bring the old one with. You will have to get a new temp tag for each semester. b. Houses: You must obtain a residential parking sticker to park in the driveway. You may only park in your assigned driveway. c. Resident students may be held accountable for their guests who illegally park.
2. Commuter students, with the exception of graduate students and students in accelerated programs, will be billed at a rate of $100 per year ($50 per term) for one (1) parking sticker. Costs for this fee will be included in the student’s need calculation for financial aid, if applicable, and will be billed to the student account in the Fall and Spring Terms. Graduate students and students in accelerated programs will not be charged a parking fee. a. Commuter students who are student teaching will be exempt from the parking permit fee during the student teaching semester, recognizing that they will spend little time on campus.
3. A no-cost parking option is on Walter Street (for up to 6 hours). A parking sticker is not required to use Walter Street, but the City of Elmhurst enforces the 6-hour time limit.
4. There is no fee for Elmhurst College employees who register their vehicle and obtain a parking sticker.
The Motor Vehicle Rules and Regulations and Parking Policy is subject to change without notification.
Elmhurst College is not responsible for any damage to or theft from, vehicles on campus.
City of Elmhurst parking violations may be issued at any time.