Rules and Regulations

Below are all parking rules and regulations in effect and approved for Xavier University. It is an individual's responsibility to understand and comply with all rules and regulations published while operating a motor vehicle on campus. Lack of available parking spaces and failure to comply with these rules and regulations are not a valid excuse for violation of any and all parking regulations.

Parking Services, as a division of the Office of Auxiliary Services, is committed to service of the entire Xavier University community of students, faculty, and staff. In partnership with the Xavier Police, we want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable experience when parking on campus. We are committed, in every instance, to a fair and equitable process that goes along with the mission and beliefs of the university. All funds collected from the payment of citations will go towards financial aid opportunities for our students. Thank you for your cooperation and support of Xavier University.

  • Please note: This manual supersedes any previously distributed manuals by the University, Xavier Police, and Parking Services. Xavier University has the right to change, modify, implement, and suspend any provisions to these rules and regulations at any time at the University's complete discretion.
  1. All vehicles driven on campus must display a current parking permit. Vehicles may be parked only in designated lined spaces and not otherwise reserved spaces. Directional arrows, parking signs and all traffic laws must be observed. Vehicles parked without permits in campus parking lots are subject to fines/booting/towing.
  2. Student parking permits: They should be purchased online through the Parking website. The vehicle make, year, model and license plate number are required to complete the application. Once a permit is purchased online, please use your receipt as a proof of purchase until an actual permit is receive for use on campus. We highly encourage you to purchase a permit in advance of arriving on campus for the beginning of an academic term.
  3. All student parking permits must be affixed to the passenger side of the front windshield, lower right-hand corner. Permits are transferable and should be affixed to the vehicle you are currently driving. A lost or stolen permit must be reported to the Office of Auxiliary Services or Xavier Police. All replacement permits are $25.00. Permit owner is responsible for violations charged to his/her permit at all times. Please be sure to register all vehicles you may use on campus prior to the transferring of the permit from your primary vehicle. Parking permits are valid from date of purchase until August 15 of the current academic year. 
  4. Faculty/staff parking permits: All full-time faculty/staff members should order their permits online through the Parking website. Faculty/staff who would like an additional permit for an alternate vehicle or need to replace a lost or stolen permit will be assessed a $25.00 processing fee.
  5. Contract employee permits: These permits are handled over the counter in our office and only by the contract services manager. These are valid for Cohen lot only. The vehicle make, year, model, and license plate number are required to complete the application.
  6. Adjunct faculty: A personal form of identification as well as the Xavier University contract must be presented to the Office of Auxiliary Services at the time of permit request. A parking permit will be issued for the period of time indicated on the contract. Parking Services will work with the Office of the Provost and Human Resources, and the academic departments as far as following any necessary guidelines.
  7. Visitors: A pass may be obtained in person at the Information Booth (off of University Drive), Office of Auxiliary Services (Musketeer Mezzanine) in Fenwick Hall, or Flynn Hall (Xavier Police).
  8. During major events on campus (i.e. basketball games, concerts, etc.) students/faculty/staff will be directed to park in alternate on-campus parking lots. Vehicles parked in reserved/restricted lots during major events are subject to tow at the owner's expense. Please see the below section regarding Men's Basketball/Special Event parking.
  9. Vehicles parked on campus or entering University property are subject to inspection by the Xavier Police. This is a necessary measure to insure public safety on the Xavier's campus.
  10. Xavier University is not responsible for fire, theft, loss or damage of any kind to any vehicle/contents while on University property.
  11. Parking permits remain the property of Xavier University and shall be surrendered upon demand.
  12. Parking violations are assessed as follows:
    • $10 - Processing/Payment Late Fee
    • $20 - No Permit Displayed; Improperly Parked; Parked in Metered Space; Lot Closed; Parking in an Unassigned lot; Not in a lined parking space; Parking in a Faculty/Staff Lot; Parked without a Valid Permit Violation normal driving/signs.
    • $30 -  Violation of normal driving/signs
    • $50 - Parked in Reserved Spaces; Boot Fee; Repeat Parking Violations; Altered Parking Permit; Using and illegally transferred permit; No Parking Zone
    • $100 -  Parked in Fire Lane;  Violation of Handicap Permit/ Parking
  13. Enforcement procedures will be the same for all parking classifications (i.e. student, faculty/staff, contract staff, etc.). Fines must be paid within 10 calendar days of the violation or it will automatically be charged to an individual's bursar account. Unpaid or habitual violations may result in increased fines, booting/towing/loss of parking privileges.
  14. Your vehicle may be subject to a boot after 5 cumulative citations, whether they are paid or unpaid. The citations on any student, faculty, or staff members record are cumulative and will remain on your parking record for the duration of your time here on campus.
  15. Vehicles found impeding/obstructing traffic (vehicular/pedestrian) or left abandoned (no permit, registration or nonfunctional) for more than 14 hours are subject to be towed at owners expense.
  16. A handicap sticker is required for special parking due to health problems. This sticker can be obtained through the Ohio BMV and must be supported in writing by a physician. Once obtained and displayed on the vehicle, the individual has the right to park in any designated handicap space with a current Xavier parking permit.
  17. Student fines should be paid online through the Parking website, or the Office of the Bursar located in the Musketeer Mezzanine at Fenwick Place. In addition, students are responsible for unpaid parking violations incurred by their guests. Parking fines are applied to the student's bursar bill if not paid within a 10 business day period of time. If student fines are not paid, final grades or transcripts will not be released and the student will not be permitted to register for classes in an upcoming semester. A processing fee of $10.00 will be added to any unpaid parking fines.
  18. Employees are responsible for the payment of fines incurred while parking on University property. Fines should be paid online through the Parking website or at the Office of the Bursar located in the Musketeer Mezzanine at Fenwick Place. If fines are not paid within ten (10) calendar days of the date of issue, the University has the right to add the amount of the fine plus a $10.00 processing fee to an employee's bursar account. Bills will be sent to the employee's address on file if left unpaid. Further on campus notifications and actions may be taken by an employee's direct supervisor or department chair if an individual is unable to be reached for payment. 
  19. Fines may be appealed online through the Parking website. Violation appeals may not be initiated until at least 24 hours after a citation is received. Citations may be appealed within 7 calendar days of when the violation was received. After that time period, appeals will not be accepted for further review. The parking appeals panel is made up of current students, faculty, and staff and typically meets once a month unless otherwise needed. No decisions are made by the Office of Auxiliary Services, Parking Services, or Xavier Police. Parking Services is only involved to reaffirm the university's rules and regulations. The panel will make a fair and just review of each individuals appeal based on the university's rules and regulations. Repeat or unpaid parking infractions can play a part in a decision. The decisions made by the parking appeals panel are FINAL. Xavier University's Administration is in full support of all decisions made by this panel.
  20. The following are not valid reasons for appealing a parking violation:
  • Lack of knowledge of the regulations
  • Failure to read the regulations
  • Forgetfulness
  • Parking for a short period
  • Running late for class of a meeting
  • Use of hazard lights in a no parking zone for a extended period of time
  • Inability to find an authorized parking space
  • Running late for class or another obligation
  • Having the wrong permit for the space used
  • Failure to obtain a temporary permit
  • Failure to notice parking signs
  • Failure to display a parking permit
  • Disagreement with, or inability to pay, the fines