The roads and lots on campus are private and are maintained by the University for the convenience of students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Roads and lanes are used for pedestrian as well as vehicular traffic. All vehicles shall be operated at a maximum of 15 mph on all University property. Student parking permits are issued on an academic year basis and must be displayed when parking on the campus.

Parking Regulations

Resident Student Parking Policy

Parking for resident students is limited. Incoming students must apply for parking privileges before the beginning of the Fall semester. No student may bring a car to the campus without authorization. All other resident students may be issued on-campus parking privileges on a first-come, first-served basis. Permits are limited. Returning students should apply for parking privileges prior to the beginning of the semester, during the room selection process.

There are 5 designated parking areas on campus. Parking areas will be assigned based on class status & preference, prior to the beginning of the fall semester. Non-first year resident student may select their preferred parking area from Lots 1-5. Upon the beginning of the fall semester, parking areas will be assigned on a first come basis.

First year resident students wishing to register their vehicle will be assigned to either Doane lots (Lot 4) or the far upper McInnis Lot (Lot 5). First year students will not be offered a preference.

Commuting Student Parking Policy

Commuting students shall register a vehicle prior to the beginning of a semester. Commuting student parking is limited to the McInnis parking lots. Spaces are posted as such.

Graduate Student Parking Policy

Graduate students taking classes on the St. David's campus shall register a vehicle prior to the beginning of a semester.

Parking Fees

1. Parking privileges are granted for a school year, September to August. Parking Applications are available through the Security website, the myEastern Portal, or the Student Information Website under Student Development. Parking Application & Permit Fee for on-campus Resident permits (Annual) $345.00, Full Commuter Students (Annual) $290.00, Part-Time Students (Annual) $160.00, Graduate Students (Annual) $160.  Your student account will be charged half of the amount each semester. If a student no longer needs a permit at the end of the fall semester, they may return it to the Service Stop in order to get a refund for the spring semester.

2. Parking on campus without a valid permit and ADA parking violations carry a $50.00 fine. All other violations of parking regulations carry a $25.00 fine.

3. Fines will be posted on student accounts after the 10 day appeal period has expired. Fines must be paid at the Office of Student Accounts in the Mall Cottage.

Registration Regulations

1. Parking permits are not transferable and may be used only by the person to whom they were issued.

2. The person to whom the permit is issued is responsible for the proper parking of the vehicle on campus, regardless of who was last driving it.

3. Permits must be clearly displayed any time the vehicle is parked on the campus. (Place sticker on the inside of your front windshield, passenger side)

4. Issuance of parking privileges does not guarantee a student a place to park on the campus and lack of space is not a valid excuse for parking in places that are not allowed.

Towing and Booting Regulations

1. Vehicles that are double parked; blocking doors or dumpsters; or parked in traffic lanes may be towed at the owner’s expense.

2. Unregistered vehicles, with multiple violations, may be booted. Vehicles that have been booted may be released by the Director of Public Safety, or his designee, after payment of a fee ($50.00) and proper registration of the vehicle (if permitted).

3. Vehicles belonging to chronic violators of parking regulations (4 or more violations) may be towed or booted at any time, at the owner’s expense, and campus parking privileges may be revoked.

Parking Restrictions

1. Resident students may not park in the McInnis/Commuter Lots Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM and Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM to give commuters, faculty, and staff priority during those hours. No warnings will be given.

2. Only vehicles that display an official handicap license plate or placard may park in the designated handicap spaces.

3. Vehicles may not park in:
a. Fire lanes
b. Driveways (posted or not)
c. Any landscaped area or lawn
d. Any place where parking is prohibited by posted signs
e. In front of dumpsters (even for a minute)

4. Any student who is unable to find a parking space should call Security (610) 341-1737. 


1. Appeals of parking violations, or the towing or booting of vehicles, may be made to the Director of Public Safety in in writing. Appeals should be dropped off at the Service Stop and should include name, contact info, ticket #, location of violation, and reason for appeal.

2. Appeals decision will occur within 5 days.

3. Appeals of any ruling made by the Director may be made in writing only to the Dean of Students.

4. “I didn’t know” is not a valid reason for an appeal.

Eastern University Liability

The issuance of parking privileges, and the charging of fees for parking, in no way implies that the University assumes liability for care or protection of vehicles parked on the Eastern University property. Any damage to a vehicle parked on Eastern University lots is the responsibility of the owner or the person who caused the damage, if known. Any questions about parking rules and regulations, contact the Service Stop at 610-225-5565 or email