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Upperclass Student Parking Regulations

DePauw is a residential campus; therefore academic buildings and athletic facilities are within easy walking distance of all living units, parking spaces on and around campus are limited. The Public Safety Office designates and regulates parking privileges for students, faculty, and staff.

University Policy

Any student having a vehicle in Greencastle is required to obtain and properly display a parking permit for his/her vehicle. Additionally, all students are required to understand and abide by the DePauw student parking regulations, available on the Public Safety website. Pursuant to Greencastle City Resolution 1998-18 and Indiana Code 20-12-3.5-3, and beginning with the 1998-99 academic year, the University administration has charged the Department of Public Safety with enforcing the permit requirement on University property, as well as parking along city streets. Violation of the following parking regulations will result in fines, vehicle impoundment, and referral to Community Standards, and ultimately, loss of parking privileges.

Vehicle Registration

To register a vehicle, a student must present a valid student ID and vehicle information (including license plate, make, model, and color). Students can register their vehicles in the DePauw Public Safety Office, located on the lower level of 101 E. Seminary St. or through e-services. The student will receive an e-mail with instructions to pick up the permit at the Public Safety Office. The cost of a student parking permit is $75, which is charged to the student’s account. Permits carry an expiration date and must be renewed at the beginning of each school year. The expiration date is printed on each permit. All permits are nontransferable. If, for any reason, a student brings a vehicle to campus other than the one originally registered, that vehicle must also be registered at a charge of $15.

Temporary permits, valid for 30 days or less, are available at a charge of $10. Students found to be supplying, receiving or displaying improper permits will be subject to fines and a referral to Community Standards.

All parking permits are required to be affixed and completely visible. The permit should be affixed on the driver’s side lower left corner of the rear windshield, on the inside of the vehicle. Exception: If the permit would not be visible in that location (i.e. a dark tint on rear glass or convertible top,) the permit should be affixed on the front windshield driver’s side lower left corner, on the inside of the vehicle.

Parking for Upperclass students is divided into two categories

R Permits

Students residing in Residence Halls and other University Owned Housing (Duplexes, Apartments, etc.) These students may park in the following parking lots and areas designated with “R” permit signage.

  • Bloomington St Hall Lot

  • Coan Apts. Lot (behind Coan Apts.)

  • Hanna St. (between Locust St. and the entrance to the Rector Village Lot)

  • Hill St. Duplex Lot (between Duplexes off Hill St)

  • Jackson St Lot (behind Jackson St Duplexes)

  • Little Rock Apts. Lot (north of Little Rock Apts.)

  • Locust St Lot (corner of Locust and Poplar Sts.)

  • Locust Apts. Lot (behind Locust Apts.)

  • Rector Village Lot (behind/east of Rector Village)

  • Seminary Apts. Lot (off Spring St.)

  • Seminary St. (between Locust & Spring Sts.)

  • Senior Hall Lot (behind Senior Hall)

The appropriate spaces in each lot/streets are designated by lines, parking bumpers and/or signs. If not marked in such a way the area is not a parking space, parking outside designated spaces may result in a violation.

U Permits

All other Upper-Class students, including students residing in Fraternities and Sororities, should have a U permit. University parking permits are still required when parking in private fraternity and sorority house lots.

There is very limited parking availability on those city streets directly in front of and on the same side of the street as their respective living unit, these areas are designated by posted signage indicating Upper-Class Parking.

Students may also park in any University lot posted as “Student Parking” or “U” Upper Class. These locations are:

Street Parking (Except where signs prohibit student parking):

  • College Street (between Pine and Olive Streets)

  • Hanna Street (between Locust Street and the entrance to the Rector Village Lot)

  • Locust Street (between Olive and Ohio Streets)

  • Locust Street (north of Seminary St. in designated spaces)

  • Seminary Street (east of Locust St. in designated spaces)

Lot Parking:

  • College Street Hall Lot (directly west of College Street Hall)

  • Elm Street Lot (east of SAE on Elm Street)

  • Hogate Lot (directly south of Hogate Hall)

  • Ohio Street Lot (corner of Locust and Ohio Streets)

  • Peeler Art Center Parking Lot (south of the Art Center, where posted)

  • Athletic Complex (Blackstock, Reavis, etc.)

The appropriate spaces in each lot/streets are designated by lines, parking bumpers and/or signs. If not marked in such a way, the area is not a parking space; parking outside designated spaces may result in a violation Evening/Weekend Parking Between 4 p.m. and 7 a.m. Monday - Friday, and anytime on weekends, students may park in any University Faculty/Staff lot and along streets marked with signage, indicating parking availability between 4 p.m. and 7 a.m.  These streets are restricted from student parking during University business hours Monday - Friday 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Where Students May Not Park

Students may NOT park in any University Staff/Faculty/Visitor designated lots or streets between the hours of 7 AM – 4 PM Monday – Friday. Pursuant to City Ordinance / Resolution No. 1998-18 and Indiana Code 20-12-3.5-3; students may NOT park at any time on City streets within the areas bordered by Walnut Street on the north, Bloomington Street on the east, Berry Street on the south, and Jackson Street on the west, unless otherwise noted above in the section of Where students may park. Parking and traffic can be very congested on and around campus.

Knowing WHERE you can park is the most efficient means of avoiding unnecessary fines, vehicle impoundment, referral to Community Standards and possible revocation of vehicle privileges at DePauw.

Upperclass Student Parking Regulations Violations & Fines include:

  • No Valid/Improper Display of Permit $25.00
  • Parked in Faculty/Staff or Visitor $25.00
  • Parked on Yellow Curb/Hashed area/No Parking/Fire Lane $25.00
  • Parked in Restricted Areas $25.00
  • Improper Parking (outside of space, etc.) $25.00
  • Handicapped Parking violation $50.00
  • Fraudulent Use of a Ticket $50.00

Students are responsible for any violations of University parking regulations involving the vehicle(s) they own or have registered on campus. We strongly encourage all students to visit the DePauw Public Safety website to stay informed on current public safety issues as well as parking policy updates. You may also direct questions to our 24-hour Dispatch Center at 765-658-5555.