Parking Services

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 regulations you received with your permit.

+ Certain blue lots are open to yellow and brown permit holders after 4:00 p.m. Check your map for these lots or call Campus Parking Services for assistance. 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.