Rules and Regulations

***It is impossible to post NO PARKING signs in every campus location that is not intended for parking. If a space is not a marked parking space, it shall be considered a NO PARKING space.***


  • Campus vehicle registration will not be approved until all outstanding fines for parking and traffic violations have been paid in full.
  • All registration fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • Registration decals must be displayed in the lower left corner (driver’s side) of the rear window.  It must be attached with its own adhesive, and cannot be removed and reattached to another vehicle.  Decals that are improperly attached or show signs of being transferred will not be considered valid.  Damaged or lost decals can be replaced in the Parking and Transportation Office for $15.
  • Owners of unregistered vehicles are subject to a fine in addition to other fines levied for traffic or parking violations and repeated offenses. Repeated violations may lead to impoundment of the vehicle.
  • The person to whom a vehicle is registered on campus is accountable for parking violations with that vehicle, including the unauthorized use of an assigned registration decal.
  • Permits issued to employees provide parking privileges only for the employee; it is a violation of parking regulations for a non-employee driving a vehicle registered by an employee to park in a parking area designated for employees.
  • Vehicles that display a parking decal that is registered to a different vehicle will be considered falsified or unauthorized transfer of registration. Both parties will be cited.
  • Registration decals must be removed and returned to the Parking and Transportation Office when registration privileges have been revoked and when the vehicle is sold or traded.


  • A legal parking space is defined as an area specifically designated for parking and typically defined by parking blocks and/or painted surface lines and/or indicated with appropriate signage. Areas not identified as parking areas should be construed as “NO PARKING ” zones.
  • Parking Regulations are enforced all year, regardless of whether or not classes are in session, unless otherwise announced by the Parking and Transportation Office.
  • Parking on campus is prohibited on grass and in areas where it would mar landscaping, create a safety hazard, or interfere with the use of University facilities. Such areas include, but are not limited to, posted no parking zones, yellow zones, fire lanes and access areas, crosswalks, sidewalks, hash mark areas, areas designed for special vehicles or other special uses, and roadways serving parking lots and buildings.
  • Parking in spaces marked for those with accommodations (ADA) are restricted to vehicles identified with appropriate tags or license plates or a special indicator issued by the Valparaiso University┬áParking Office.


  • Operators of vehicles on Valparaiso University campus are subject to State of Indiana traffic laws. The speed limit on campus is 20 miles per hour whether posted or not. Drivers exceeding 20 mph face citations and fines.
  • Vehicles operated on campus are to be maintained in safe operating condition at all times. Any vehicle that appears to be abandoned on campus may be disposed of in accordance with State of Indiana statutes unless special arrangements have been made with the campus Police Department.
  • Individuals who are unable to drive disabled vehicles should immediately seek assistance with moving the vehicle to a legal parking area and notify the Valparaiso University Police Department of the difficulty with the vehicle.

Valparaiso University reserves the right to temporarily close any parking facility, to revise traffic and parking regulations during the year, and to make alterations in regulations for special events. When possible, advance notice of such changes will be provided.

Valparaiso University assumes no responsibility for the care or protection of any vehicle or its contents while it is operated or parked on campus. Operators are encouraged to always lock their vehicles when parked on campus and to remove items of value from the vehicle.