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First Year 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 DePauw Police Department 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 DePauw Police 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 DePauw Police Department with enforcing the permit requirement on University property, as well as parking along city streets. Violation of parking regulations will result in fines, vehicle impoundment, referral to Community Standards, and ultimately, loss of parking privileges.

Vehicle Registration

Students must register their vehicle through the portal. To register a vehicle, a student must provide vehicle information (including license plate, make, model, and color).  Once the parking permit registration has been processed, the permit will be delivered to the student's UB Box, the student will also receive and updated Parking Regulations Brochure which will be included in the envelope with the parking permit. The cost of a student parking permit is $110, 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.

First-Year Student Parking Parking for first-year students is extremely restricted. First-year students may NOT park on any street that runs through or adjacent to campus, unless noted below. First-year students may ONLY park in one of the following parking lots/locations on campus.

These lots/locations are:

  • College Street Lot (SW corner College and Olive Streets, south of the Lilly Center)

  • Dells Lot (south of Jordan Hall)

  • Longden Hall Lot (south of Longden Hall)

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

  • Peeler Art Center South Lot (south of Peeler Art Center, Indiana St.)

  • Athletic Complex Parking (Blackstock, Reavis, etc.)

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

  • Senior Hall Lot (behind Senior Hall east of Rector Village Lot)

  • Spring Street Lot (north of Seminary St., entrances on Sprint St. and Locust St.)

“F” Commuter students, driving to campus or living off campus in Greencastle, in housing not owned or leased by the University.

  • Peeler Art Center South Lot (south of Peeler Art Center, Indiana St.)


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.

Where Students May Not Park

Students may NOT park in any University Staff/Faculty/Visitor designated lots 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 First Year Student Parking. 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.

Violations & Fines include:

  • No Valid/Expired/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

  • Handicap 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 Police Department 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.