Parking Regulations | University of Portland

Parking Regulations

The following parking practices are prohibited at University of Portland and will be cited:

  1. Parking on lawns, sidewalks, fire lanes, or loading areas.

  2. Parking in a location other than an authorized space.

  3. Parking permits should be affixed on the driver's side lower left windshield or hung from the rear-view mirror with the valid date or number facing out. If the permit will not fit or is not visible when displayed in the correct location, it must be placed on the driver's side dashboard, with the valid date or number face-up.

  4. Parking in the circle driveways at Waldschmidt, Christie, and Kenna Halls.

  5. Failure to park within space markers.

  6. Parking in crosswalks.

  7. Failure to properly secure parked vehicle.

  8. Parking "head-out" in any angled parking space.

Vehicles may be booted or towed for any parking violation without warning. 

Curb Delineations

yellow – loading (20 minutes)

red and white stripe – loading (10 minutes with hazard lights on)

red – fire lanes (no parking any time)

blue – disabled (by permit only)

Commons Parking Lot

The Bauccio Commons parking spaces adjacent to the building are marked "Visitor and Holy Cross parking only Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m." Faculty, staff, and students are prohibited from parking in these reserved spaces during the posted times.

Off-Campus Parking Restrictions

Between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on school days, students, faculty, staff members, and University service employees (i.e. Barnes & Noble, Bon Appétit) may not park in two designated neighborhood "no parking" sanctuaries as follows: 1) north of Willamette Blvd. and south of N. Princeton Street between N. Olin Avenue and N. Wall Avenue and 2) N. Warren Street and N. Willamette Lane between N. Monteith Avenue and N. Wall Avenue.

Members of the University of Portland community who live within these two areas should register their vehicles (at no charge) with the Department of Campus Safety to avoid being issued a citation for violation of University parking policy. Except for freshmen, parking is permitted on city streets west of the main UP campus between N. Portsmouth Avenue and N. McKenna Avenue.

Penalties and Appeals

The University, through the director of campus safety, reserves the right to revoke any individual's campus driving and parking privileges. Disregard for regulations renders owner and/or operator of vehicle liable for fines and/or disciplinary actions. Citations may be delivered to the driver of an offending vehicle, mailed, or emailed to the owner or person responsible for the vehicle, but in most instances will be left on the offending vehicle.

Vehicles with one or more unpaid citations may not park on campus and may be booted or towed if found parked on University property.

Booting or towing of the vehicle will not relieve the offender of the responsibility for payment of any citations. If a vehicle is booted or towed the owner must pay towing and administration fees in addition to any outstanding fines before the vehicle will be released. Disabled  or inoperative vehicles must be removed within 72 hours or the vehicle may be towed.

Fines must be paid at, or appealed through, the Department of Campus Safety within fourteen (14) calendar days after issuance of the citation or the monetary fine will be doubled. Citations may not be appealed after fourteen (14) calendar days. Fines may be paid in person with cash, check, Visa or MasterCard, or mailed to the Department of Campus Safety. Unpaid fines will be transferred to the Office of Student Accounts at the end of the semester. If fines are not paid in full at the end of the semester, transcripts and grades may be withheld and collection action may be filed against the student account for unpaid fees/fines.

Payment of parking citations by check must be addressed to: University of Portland and the citation number enclosed with payment. Please do not send cash in the mail.

Payment Address:

Campus Safety
University of Portland
5000 N Willamette Blvd.
Portland, OR 97203

Traffic Appeals Board

Any parking or traffic citation issued by University Campus Safety Officers may be appealed through the University's traffic appeals board within fourteen (14) calendar days after receipt of the citation. A written appeal form must be filed through the Department of Campus Safety before the appeals board will hear the appeal. 

You need not be present at the appeals board hearing to contest a citation. However, you may request of Campus Safety notice of the time and date of the appeal board so that you may appear and give an oral statement if you so desire. All decisions of the appeals board are final. In the event the board finds you guilty, fines may be doubled or adjusted.