Parking on Campus
Operating and parking a motor vehicle on the UIndy campus is a privilege to all students, faculty and staff. There is no charge to park on campus. Campus visitors may park in designated visitor areas. All parking areas are designated by parallel lines. Uniformed officers with full police powers are assisted by cadets in the enforcement of vehicle regulations and in providing assistance to motorists.
The map below shows the campus parking areas. During peak traffic periods, additional spaces usually are available in Lot 17, east of Nicoson Hall. During business hours, the east doors of Nicoson are unlocked and monitored to enable quick passage through the building to the center of campus.
Parking restrictions in student lots (yellow, red and grey permits) are enforced from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each weekday during the academic year and through the end of May in faculty/staff (green permit) lots, except during extended academic vacations. If an area is not marked as a parking stall, it is not intended for parking. Parking area privileges during the above times and dates are as follows:
Visitors & short-term parking
Guests and visitors may only park in visitor lots Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m when classes are in session. Lots 4 and 16 (visitors only) are enforced year-round.
Time zones and short-term parking are located near most residence halls and major buildings and may be used by both permit holders and visitors. Time zones/short-term parking are patrolled by campus police. Violators will be ticketed and may have their vehicle towed. These spaces are enforced 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
A University office or department must sponsor a temporary permit for persons on campus for special programs, events or business. These permits can be picked up in the UIndy Police office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visitors must park in designated visitor areas.
United Way parking
"Reserved for United Way Contributor" spaces are located around campus. These spaces are reserved for designated donors and are enforced from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Violators may be towed.
Several areas around UIndy buildings are loading zones designated for loading or unloading one's vehicle. The operator of a vehicle that is being loaded or unloaded should use emergency flashers. Vehicles are allowed in loading zones for 20 minutes. For tasks that require more time, contact UIndy Police at 317-788-3333. Violators may be cited or towed from loading zones.
Some areas near residence halls and other University buildings are designated as fire lanes. These areas provide parking for emergency vehicles. Violators may be ticketed by any police agency having jurisdiction at the University of Indianapolis and vehicles in violation may be towed.
Special parking spaces for the physically handicapped are located in various lots and are indicated by signs or painted markings. In order for an individual to use a space provided for the handicapped, the vehicle must bear an Indiana or other state-issued license plate or state handicap permit. Handicap spaces are enforced 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Violators may be towed.
"Reserved Parking" signs may be posted on individual parking stalls. Unless the sign specifies otherwise, these reserved spaces are enforced 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Violators may be towed.
Vehicle towing policy
Persons who have accumulated excessive unpaid traffic citations may have their vehicles immobilized or towed as determined by the Chief of Police. Persons whose vehicles are being placed on the immobilization or towing list will be notified in writing via email or the "best known" home address. Persons may have vehicles removed from the list by paying all delinquent fines. Violators who have been placed on a boot/tow list are expected to discontinue violating parking regulations. Subsequent parking violations may result in the loss of parking privileges on University property. Any vehicle that is in violation of reserved parking, blocking the free access of aisles or lanes, blocking a properly parked vehicle or parked in a reserved parking space may be towed.
Fall 2017 parking update
The University actively monitors and assesses the parking needs throughout the year, focusing on providing safe and accessible parking for students, employees and visitors.
During heavy traffic periods, a shuttle service runs between the University and Calvary Christian Church at 3639 S. Keystone Ave (across National Avenue from Wal-Mart). The shuttle service is available 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday, Aug. 28, to Friday, Sept. 8. More information will be available soon about the shuttle schedules.
Health Pavilion area parking
Additional parking is located on Windermere Street, one block south of Hanna Avenue. These spaces are reverse-angle parking (back into the spaces and park close to the curb). Oversized vehicles, such as trucks or SUVs, are encouraged to explore other locations. A limited number of parking spaces are reserved at the Health Pavilion for patients using clinic resources. You will notice that during special events guest parking spaces will be designated by orange traffic cones.
Future parking plans
The University continues to monitor parking and explore the expansion of parking options, including an area just south of Hanna Avenue. A request has been submitted to the City of Indianapolis to rezone an area of University-owned property to create an additional 84 parking spaces, which could be available by January 2018. Updated information on the project will be distributed to campus in the weeks ahead.
Ticket appeals & payments
Payments or appeals of an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department uniform traffic ticket are handled through normal civil procedures off campus.
For University violations, payments can be made online or in the following offices:
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Esch Hall 151
Weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
UIndy Police office
3920 S. Shelby St.
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Extended evening hours are available. Please call in advance to verify hours.
You can appeal your ticket to UIndy’s traffic appeals board. An appeal form is available, or in the UIndy Police office. The form must be returned to the police office.
Tickets should be paid or appealed within 10 business days of the issue date. If you fail to pay fines or otherwise resolve traffic citations, you may not be able to register for classes, your official transcripts or diploma may be withheld or you may lose campus parking privileges.
|Current fines for first violations|
|Failure to register vehicle or failure to properly display parking permit/sticker||$15|
|Time Zone Violations||$10|
|Handicap Parking Violations||$50|
|Improper/False Registration of Vehicle||$25|