Parking

Parking Permit

You must have a valid USF parking permit to park in any of the USF parking lots Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.–4 p.m.

  • Resident Students – $30 per semester
  • Staff, Faculty – $50 per semester
  • St. Clare Campus parking only – $10
  • Adjunct professors – Free
  • Motorcycles – Free

Parking permits may be obtained by completing the appropriate form found on the MYUSF Portal.

After logging in, click on DEPARTMENTS in the left column. Scroll down to SAFETY & SECURITY. Click on Parking Permit Request and complete the form, then come to the Safety & Security desk with your driver’s license and car registration to receive your sticker. All stickers must be affixed to the front windshield in the lower corner on the driver’s side.

Temporary guest permits can be obtained at the Safety and Security desk, located in Tower Hall, TG-20.

Campus and parking maps can be accessed here.

 

Parking Regulations

The university has five parking lots. The Safety & Security Department is responsible for monitoring vehicle parking and ticketing violations on campus. The Joliet Police Department also regularly patrol the campus and issues ticket violations in handicapped spaces, fire lanes and near fire hydrants, in addition to the enforcement of local ordinances. The speed limit is 10 mph in all campus lots. Please note that during the hours of 4 p.m. until midnight, there are no permit type restrictions.

 

Visitor Spaces

Visitor spaces are located in Lot E. These spaces are for visitor use only for no more than 3 hours unless otherwise specified and may be requested through the Welcome Center located in the Motherhouse.

No student, faculty or staff member is allowed to park in the designated visitor spaces.

 

Overnight Parking

Overnight restrictions are from midnight until 6 a.m., Monday through Friday. Vehicles with resident permits are allowed to park overnight in Lot B or Lot D. If the owner of a different permit type (commuter, faculty or staff) wishes to leave his or her car on campus, the owner must register for a temporary permit with the Security Department. The same rule applies to any overnight guest without a permit.

 

Enforcement

All posted parking regulations are strictly enforced. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the parking regulations in the areas that you frequent.

 

Parking Ticket Payment and Appeals Procedure

Payment:

Violators have 14 days from the date of issue to pay the original fine amount. If not paid by the 14th day, the fine will automatically be billed to your tuition account. Tickets are to be paid in the Cashier’s Office (201/202) in Guardian Angel Hall, located at the St. Clare Campus.

Appeals:

If you wish to appeal a parking ticket, please email the Director of Safety & Security or Jason Reid, assistant director, at jreid@stfrancis.edu and explain your situation of appeal. Please allow up to 14 business days for processing of appeals. Everyone is automatically allowed one ticket per semester that will be voided after discussion of how and why the ticket was issued and how not to get another violation in the future.

Reminder: The purchase of a parking permit allows you to park legally on campus. It does not guarantee you a parking space. Lack of parking or running late for class is never an excuse for parking violations and will not be admissible in an appeal.