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Commuter Tips

  • Parking is more difficult the first two weeks of a semester. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis - so please remember to arrive early, especially during the first two weeks of each semester.

  • Park in a lot that generally has available spaces at the time you arrive. (Lots K, L & C3 normally do not fill up during the day and are serviced by the Huskie Shuttle bus  - no fare box to pay)

  • Parking lots close to classroom buildings are generally full between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

  • Allow sufficient time to find a parking space and walk to your destination. See the Walking Guide for more information.

  • Read posted signs at all parking lots.

  • Do not park in reserved spaces. You risk receiving a $100 fine and having your vehicle towed at your expense.

  • Report non-working meters to Campus Parking Services at 815-753-1045.

  • Keep your NIU parking map in your vehicle.

  • Read through the NIU Parking Rules & Regulations.

  • There are certain blue lots that are available for parking after 5 p.m. Check out our map for additionl lots or call Campus Parking Services, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. for assistance at 815-753-1045.

  • Practice your driving route to campus before the 1st day of class and determine alternate driving routes to campus in case of heavy traffic.

Contact Us
121 Normal Road
815-753-1045
parking@niu.edu

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.