Parking FAQs

Questions about parking at Elmhurst College? Here are answers to some of the questions we hear most often.

The Office of Campus Security is located in the lower level of Lehmann Hall. We are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and we welcome you to stop by or call us anytime at (630) 617-3000.

Yes! We’ll be happy to help you get into your car or start a dead battery, so long as you have your Jaypass and you’re parked in one of these places:

  • On campus
  • Along Walter Street
  • In the College’s parking spaces along the railroad tracks
  • In one of the two remote parking lots

There’s no charge for these services, but you’ll need to sign a waiver form. We do not change flat tires or dig cars out of the snow.

Yes. Parking stickers are valid for one year, from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31.

Parking sticker fees are:

  • $50 per semester for commuter students
  • $100 per semester for residential students
  • Free for graduate and adult evening students
  • Free for faculty and staff

The fee will be charged to your student account once you register your vehicle with the Office of Campus Security.

Bring your current parking sticker to the Office of Campus Security and exchange it for a commuter student parking permit.

No. The parking policy prohibits first-year residential students from having a car on campus. If you think your circumstances qualify you for an exemption, get a parking exception form from the Office of Campus Security and submit it.

Yes, all vehicles parked on Elmhurst College property must display a current parking sticker. The parking sticker fee is waived for graduate and evening students.

For your convenience, the Office of Campus Security is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. You can request your parking sticker there.

Bring the pieces to the Office of Campus Security, and we’ll issue a new one at no charge.

Send an email to the Office of Campus Security explaining how the sticker was lost. We’ll send you details on how to get a replacement sticker.

Yes, every vehicle on Elmhurst College property must be registered with the Office of Campus Security. There is no fee for registering motorcycles. Motorcycles may park in designated motorcycle spaces, which are marked on the campus parking map.

If you’re having trouble finding a space on campus, try our two remote lots, located at St. Peter’s Church and First United Methodist Church. Those lots are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday when classes are in session, but not during Summer Term. See the campus parking map for more information.

Come to the Office of Campus Security and register for a temporary hangtag. These tags are free and valid for up to one week.

Yes, but you can obtain a temporary parking permit at no charge by going to the Office of Campus Security with your Jaypass and your guest’s information (name, cell phone number, vehicle make, model, license plate, year and color). Guests may stay up to 72 hours in any given week, so temporary parking passes are issued for a maximum of three days.

Each apartment is assigned one parking space. To park there, you’ll need a residential parking sticker and an apartment hangtag. Your apartment hangtag should be displayed from your rearview mirror when parked in the apartment space. Your space is reserved for residents of your apartment only—you may not lend your apartment hangtag to anyone else. If your assigned space is occupied, park in one of the campus lots where overnight parking is permitted:

  • Dinkmeyer Hall
  • Stanger Hall/West Hall
  • Alexander
  • Mill Theatre

If your apartment hangtag rips, bring it to the Office of Campus Security for a replacement.

You’ll need a residential parking sticker if you want to park in your driveway. If you have guests who want to park in your driveway, you’ll need a temporary parking permit.

If your driveway is occupied, park in one of the campus lots where overnight parking is permitted:

  • Dinkmeyer Hall
  • Stanger Hall/West Hall
  • Alexander
  • Mill Theatre

Please do not park or drive on the grass.

If your disability will last less than two weeks, contact the Office of Campus Security. If it will last longer than that, apply for a disability parking placard through the Illinois Secretary of State’s office.

Yes, go to the Office of Campus Security and get an overnight temporary parking permit. Hang the tag from your rearview mirror and park in one of the campus lots where overnight parking is permitted:

  • Dinkmeyer Hall
  • Stanger Hall/West Hall
  • Alexander
  • Mill Theatre

No. Parking in Elmhurst College parking lots is reserved for currently enrolled students, staff and faculty while they are on campus.

No. Parking on campus property overnight is only permitted for vehicles registered to current residential students.

No. Fire lane parking restrictions are enforced by the Office of Campus Security as well as the Elmhurst Police Department, and violators are subject to ticketing by the Office of Campus Security and the police.

No. Accessible parking spaces, which include the adjacent striped zones, are enforced by the Office of Campus Security as well as the Elmhurst Police Department, and violators are subject to ticketing by the Office of Campus Security and the police.

You’ll have to pay a fee, which will be added directly to your student account. You’re welcome to appeal any Elmhurst College vehicle violations within five days of the date of violation. If you receive eight or more tickets in an academic year, you’ll receive a habitual offender vehicle violation of $50 for each additional violation. You also could be ticketed by the Elmhurst Police Department and referred to the campus judicial process for violations of the Elmhurst College Code of Conduct.

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