Parking and Traffic Policies

The Public Safety Department oversees all traffic and parking on campus. A complete copy of all University traffic and parking rules and regulations and a Neighborhood Parking Enforcement map may be obtained at the Public Safety Office. The following policies are especially pertinent to those students wishing to bring a vehicle to campus:

  • All vehicles brought to campus must be registered with Public Safety.
  • Purchasing a parking permit does not guarantee a parking space.
  • Freshman resident students are prohibited from bringing a vehicle to campus. In the rare instance that this regulation poses a significant hardship on a student, the student may seek an exception from Public Safety. Vehicles should not be brought to campus until the exception has been authorized.
  • Students who are parking a vehicle on campus at any time between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm on weekdays must purchase a parking permit from Public Safety. Students may only park in those lots designated for general parking (See Parking and Traffic Regulations for more information on which lots are designated such).
  • Per the University’s agreement with the City of Portland, students are prohibited from parking in the two neighborhoods designated below between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on weekdays unless they are parking near their residence (further clarification or guidance can be obtained at the Public Safety office):
    • North of Willamette Blvd. and south of N. Princeton Street between N. Olin Avenue and N. Wall Avenue, and
    • N. Warren Street and N. Willamette Lane between N. Monteith Avenue and N. Wall Avenue.
  • Parking adjacent to red curbs is prohibited. Yellow curbs are designated as loading zones. Vehicles may not park on a yellow curb for longer than 20 minutes. 
  • Students residing in University-owned houses adjacent to campus may not bring a vehicle onto campus between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on weekdays when school is in session.
  • Illegally parked vehicles are subject to citations, immediate towing, or wheel-booting.
  • Carpool parking is available for commuting students who live at least 1 mile from campus and who all own vehicles.