Purchasing a Parking Permit
Follow these steps to purchase a parking permit online or visit the Parking Services Office in Heth Hall 152 during regular business hours.
- Login to your MyRU account
- Click on the "My Accounts" tab
- Click on the "Parking" link under the "Quick Links" box and follow the directions.
Motor Vehicle Registration
A. Time of Vehicle Registration
1. All student and employee vehicles must be registered annually at the beginning of the fall semester or within forty-eight (48) hours after the first class of the fall/spring semester and both summer sessions. Vehicles of students who register for classes after the beginning of the fall/spring semesters and both summer sessions must be registered within forty-eight (48) hours of that date. New employees must register their vehicles within forty-eight (48) hours after beginning work. A parking permit is required for all vehicles parked on university owned/controlled property.
2. Permits for vehicles must be affixed visibly on the rear view mirror. One permit per person is assigned regardless of the number of vehicles registered. Permits on motorcycles must be affixed on the rear fender adjacent to the license plate or on the left side of the front fork.
3. All permits, regardless of the date of issue, will expire annually on August 15.
4. Registration Fees:
All Resident Students: Blue Parking Hang Tag
Commuter Students: Yellow Parking Hang Tag
(Students not residing on-campus)
Faculty/Staff: Red Parking Hang Tag.
5. Proof of vehicle ownership may be required at registration. Ownership must be established by presenting current state registration.
6. Money paid for a parking permit does not guarantee or reserve a specific parking space. The responsibility for finding a legal parking space rest with the vehicle operator. Lack of space or lack of convenient space is not considered a valid excuse for violation of these regulations by any person operating a motor vehicle on university property.
7. The person to whom a vehicle is registered is responsible for that vehicle and all parking violations issued to it.
8. Parking permits allow parking in specific areas of campus (see map for designated parking areas).
9. Any account with $125 or more in unpaid parking violations may have their vehicle impounded or immobilized until all fines and fees are paid in full. Parking privileges may be revoked for frequent violators of parking regulations.
B. Refund Policy
Registered permits must be returned to the Parking Services Office to obtain a refund. The annual registration fee is refundable in accordance with the following schedule:
- Date Requested Refund Amount
- Before October 1 Full Refund
- Between October 2 & February 28 50% of Fee Paid
- After March 1 No Refund
- (The summer registration fee is not refundable.)
C. Bicycle Registration
No fee is charged to register bicycles. For the purpose of identification and the prevention of theft, bicycles should be registered with either the university or city police department. The registration requires the name and local address of the owner as well as the make, color, and serial number of the bicycle. Any bicycle which is left unsecured or blocking a disabled ramp, doorway, etc. will be impounded by the university police department. A $5 fee must be paid to the Parking Services Office in order for the bicycle to be released.
The Parking Services Office, and RUPD have the sole authority to issue parking permits. Official visitors and guests of the university must obtain a valid visitor parking permit prior to parking in any university lot. Visitor permit are available at the Parking Services Office located in Heth Hall on the first floor Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. and after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends at the University Police Department. Each visitor parking permit assigns the lots a guest may park in during their visit to campus.
University Departments requesting special parking permits for individuals or groups visiting campus should request these in writing at least three days prior to the event to the Parking Services Office (P.O. Box 6992). The memo should include the name of the guest, license tag number of the guest, the requesting department, the department phone number, and the time frame the permit is needed. The visitor permit will then be returned through campus mail to the requesting department.
Students requesting visitor parking permits for a guest must do so in person. The student must know the license tag number of their guest before being able to obtain a visitor permit. Guests staying longer than 2 nights will be assigned to Lot E. Frequent guests of students may be required to purchase a parking permit. For questions regarding visitor parking call 831-7000.
All employees and students are responsible for their guests. Employees and students are never considered visitors to the university at any time.
E. Temporary Disability Parking Permits
Employees and students who are temporarily disabled (for a period of less than six weeks) may be eligible for a Temporary Disability Parking Permit from the Parking Services Office. In order to be eligible for a Temporary Disability Parking Permit the employee or student must have already purchased a valid permit and must submit, in writing, verification of the disability and the time frame (not to exceed 6 weeks) of the disability from their personal physician or a physician or health care professional at the University Health Center. This permit will allow parking in any legal parking space in any university parking lot, except spaces designated as disabled, metered, or reserved.