PARKING POLICY 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 first-come, 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 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.
Temporary hang-tags for loaner cars, and visitor hang-tags, are free and are available in the Office of Campus Security. Campus Security is open 24 hours a 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, except those residing in College-owned apartments or houses or at the Elmhurst Terrace Apartments, 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.
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. Students residing in College-owned apartments or houses or at the Elmhurst Terrace Apartments will be considered resident students for purposes of this policy but will be charged at the commuter rate of $100 per year ($50 per term) for one (1) parking sticker.
4. 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.
5. There is no fee for Elmhurst College employees who register their vehicle and obtain a parking sticker.
Please See Motor Vehicle Rules and Regulations for additional parking policies and procedures.
The Motor Vehicle Rules and Regulations and Parking Policy is subject to change without notification.