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Eastern Kentucky University

Parking and Transportation


General Regulations

Eastern Kentucky University provides parking as follows with parking permits that are color-coded to match sign(s) at parking lot entrances or on the roadways within the confines of the campus.

Parking on the grass, landscape areas, or on any other areas where parking would mar the landscape of the campus, create a safety hazard, or interfere with the use of University facilities is prohibited at all times. Reserved spaces are enforced 24/7.

Parking areas are clearly outlined, and occupants must observe the confines of each space. Only one vehicle is permitted in each space except for motorcycles.

The responsibility for finding a legal parking space rests with the vehicle operator. Lack of space is not considered a valid excuse for violation of these regulations. A permit does not guarantee parking in any specific lot or area.

Written notes placed on vehicles will not be accepted as a parking permit. In the event your vehicle has become disabled, you must call the EKU Parking & Transportation office immediately, giving location, make, model and license plate number of the disabled vehicle.

A temporary permit must then be obtained for the vehicle from the EKU Parking and Transportation Office, with a time limit of four (4) hours during the normal workday. Temporary permits are not available for vehicles that are disabled in the roadway, vehicles blocking traffic or vehicles creating a safety hazard. These vehicles must be moved within 15 minutes. Handwritten or typed notes of any type will not be honored as valid University parking permits.

Eastern Kentucky University reserves the right to restrict parking for special purposes or events.

Colors are used on curbs and lot surfaces as described below:

  • Yellow The color of yellow curbs/lines mean no parking anytime.
  • Red The color red curbs/lines mean fire lane, no parking any time.
  • Blue The color blue curbs/lines mean handicapped parking only.
  • White The color whitelines on lot surfaces mark the confines of parking spaces.

Parking of motor homes, recreational vehicles, trailers, boats or commercial vehicles for purpose of temporary living or storage is prohibited on campus.

Because of the need to provide required maintenance and repair to the parking facilities, the parking of vehicles for over 24 hours is prohibited during semester breaks without special permission from the Director for Parking and Transportation. Zone Z parking and all-year halls are exempt from this requirement.


Parking Regulations


By the action of the Board of Regents of April 22, 1978, and as amended on August 1, 2003, and pursuant to the authority invested in it by chapter 164.975 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes, the following regulations were adopted to regulate and control motor vehicle traffic and parking facilities on the Eastern Kentucky University campus.


The regulations listed within are established to ensure the proper maintenance, control and maximum equitable utilization of all University parking facilities by valid parking permit holders.

Any alleged violations of parking regulations may result in referral for disciplinary action through the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.


Special Regulations

  • To accommodate the loading and unloading of vehicles, Loading zones are provided at residence halls. Parking may be permitted in certain no parking areas only if prior permission is obtained from the Parking and Transportation office or EKU Police Department. Loading/unloading is limited to 15 minutes only. Fire lanes, reserved spaces, roadways, and handicapped spaces are not included as loading zones.
  • Providing false information when applying for a parking permit or failure to report changes that would affect the status of your permit may result in revocation of University parking privileges and/or University disciplinary action.
  • Parking against the flow of traffic is prohibited.
  • Vehicles left unattended on a fire lane will be towed immediately.

It shall be the option of Eastern Kentucky University to remove from campus or impound, at the owner’s expense, any vehicle for any of the following:

  • Using University parking facilities without a valid permit.
  • Parked in reserved spaces, reserved areas, or out of assigned parking zone.
  • Parked in handicapped spaces without a proper parking permit.
  • Parked in service spaces or loading zones.
  • Parked in the traveled portion of the roadway or parking lot.
  • Parked in front of fire hydrants or in emergency vehicle lanes
  • Failing to pay parking citation fines.

Vehicles that are impounded on campus may be kept on campus for a maximum of two weeks. If a vehicle is not claimed or if written arrangements are not made with the Director of Parking and Transportation, the vehicle will be removed from campus and storage fees may be charged by the company storing the vehicle.

All tickets are payable online for 7 days. After 7 days, they must be paid at Student Accounting Services, SSB room 210.

Parking and Transportation Services

521 Lancaster Avenue
Commonwealth Hall, Room 212
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-PARK (7275)


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