Parking

Parking Regulations 2021-2022

Important Notice

Due to construction and policy changes at North Greenville University, the Office of Campus Safety and Security reserves the right to change or add to these Parking Regulations to better accommodate parking and traffic for students, faculty, staff and visitors at any time. Notification will be made before these changes take effect.

These regulations are applicable to all members of the campus community including students, faculty, staff, vendors, and visitors.

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Purchasing a Parking Permit

Everyone is required to clearly display a valid NGU parking permit on their vehicle while parked or otherwise stationary for an extended period of time on any property owned and operated by North Greenville University.

  • Faculty and Staff

    Parking permits are available for faculty and staff members at no charge at the Office of Campus Safety and Security. Faculty and staff members may register all the vehicles they own and receive a permit for each vehicle.

  • Students
    South Carolina license plate with NU on it.

    Students are required to purchase a parking permit each school year. Permits are valid for this upcoming school from August 1, 2021, through July 31, 2022. Single-semester or half-year permits are not available.

    Parking Permits cost $70.00. Students who wish to have two cars on campus may do so but must purchase a second permit at the Office of Campus Safety and Security at the cost of $10.00.

    If a student wishes to purchase his or her permit with a credit or debit card, visit go.ngu.edu/purchase-parking . If a student is unable to purchase his or her permit with a credit or debit card, the student may pay for the permit at the Business Office by other means. Then bring the receipt to the Campus Safety and Security Office and order your permit.

    If a student serves as a Resident Assistant (“RA”) or Community Director (“CD”), he or she is entitled to one free permit. If an RA or CD wishes to have two vehicles on campus, a second permit may be purchased for $10.00.

    Student vehicles with a North Greenville “NU” vanity license plate (see picture) are required to register their vehicles with Campus Security and are entitled to receive one free parking permit.

    By purchasing or accepting a permit, a student is acknowledging that he or she understands and agrees to abide by the NGU Parking Regulations. Furthermore, he or she agrees that failure to obey these regulations will result in a ticket for which he or she will be financially responsible.

    In the event a student is unable to purchase a permit due to financial difficulties, a student may bring documentation of that difficulty to the Office of Campus Safety and Security in order to make other arrangements for purchasing a parking permit. All requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Motorcycle Permits

    Individuals who wish to have a motorcycle, “street legal” dirt bike, moped, or motorized scooter on campus must purchase a motorcycle permit. Motorcycle permits follow the same pricing structure as standard vehicle permits. Motorcycle permits are $70.00. Motorcycles must obey all parking and traffic regulations and should be parked in the student’s designated area.

  • Married Housing Permits

    Married students living on campus must purchase a Married Housing Permit for each vehicle on campus. They may use the family discount of purchasing one permit at $70.00 and the second permit at $10.00. They will be issued a Married Housing permit to be attached to each of their vehicles.

  • Temporary Medical Permits

    Medical permits are issued to students with a temporary or permanent medical condition who do not otherwise qualify for a state-mandated handicapped parking permit, plaque, or license plate (such as a broken foot, a temporary illness, etc.). Students wishing to obtain a medical permit may do so by bringing a note from their doctor stating their need for special parking and length of time for the permit to the Office of Campus Safety and Security office and applying for a medical parking permit. (Note: a medical permit does not negate the need for a current year permit.) Students with a medical permit may legally park in any yellow or white space convenient to the buildings they need to access. However, students with an NGU medical permit may not park in any off-campus state-mandated accessible parking spaces.

  • Family Permits and Discounts

    If two students or more are members of the same household, one family must purchase one $70.00 permit, and the other family member may purchase their permit for $10.00. Students wishing to purchase two permits in this manner must either be siblings residing in the same home or married students. Any student under 18 years of age at the time of enrollment must discuss the parking regulations with a parent or guardian at the time a permit is purchased

  • Dual Enrollment Students

    Dual Enrollment Students are charged a $15.00 fee added to their bill by the registrar’s office. Dual Enrollment Students can order the permit online through the Rydin PermitExpress System at go.ngu.edu/purchase-parking. After their order is completed, the Dual Enrollment Student must come to the Office of Campus Safety and Security and pick up their Dual Enrollment permit.

    If you have any questions or problems ordering our permit, please come to the Office of Campus Safety and Security. A safety or security officer will be available to help you during normal business hours.

Where Can I Park?

Parking Spaces

Find below a list of the different colored lines you will see on campus and what they mean.

  • White Lines: Student Parking

    Any student may park in spaces with white lines so long as it is within a lot they are permitted to park.

  • Yellow Lines: Faculty, Staff, and Guests Parking

    Students are not permitted to park in yellow spaces between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Students may park in yellow spaces from 6:00 a.m. until 7:30 a.m. or after 3:30 p.m. However, students are not allowed to leave their cars parked in yellow spaces after curfew (Sunday-Thursday curfew begins at midnight; Friday-Saturday curfew begins at 1:00 a.m.).

  • Green Lines: Married Housing Parking

    On Crusader Court, the parking marked with green lines in front of Crusader Court Housing 33 through 39 is reserved for married students living in those residences

  • Blue Lines: State-Mandated Handicapped Parking

    Only those with state-issued handicapped permits, plaques, or license plates may park in blue spaces (Note: an appropriate NGU-issued parking permit should also be displayed). Those with temporary medical permits issued by Campus Security are not allowed to park in state-mandated handicapped spaces.

  • Red Lines/Curbs: Fire Lanes, Loading Zones, and No-Parking Zones

    No parking is permitted in zones with red lines or curbs. Those who choose to park in red line areas will be ticketed. Please note fire lanes are reserved specifically for emergency vehicles. If your vehicle is parked in a fire lane during an emergency, your vehicle will be subject to whatever actions are necessary to remove your vehicle, and you will be responsible for any damages sustained by your vehicle.

Special Reserved Spaces

There are several special reserved parking spaces around campus marked with specific signs. These spaces include, but are not limited to:

  • President’s Office Spaces

    These spaces are reserved specifically for the President of the University and guests of the President’s Office. No student, visitor, faculty, or staff member may park in this space at any time. Vehicles found in violation are subject to being issued an NGU Parking citation or to being towed. (See “Towing” section of these Regulations).

  • Chairman of the Board of Trustee’s Space

    This space is reserved specifically for the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and is located in the Upper Crain Science Parking Lot. No student, visitor, faculty, or staff member may park in this space at any time. Vehicles found in violation will be towed and/or cited. (See “Towing” section of these Regulations).

  • Younts Football Stadium Honorary Spaces

    These spaces are reserved for the specified individuals named on the signs. No student, visitor, faculty, or staff member may park in these spaces at any time unless otherwise directed by Campus Security.  Vehicles found in violation may be towed. (See “Towing” section of these Regulations).

  • Student Engagement Spaces

    These spaces are reserved for student life employees, RAs, or RCs. No student, visitor, faculty, or staff member may park in these spaces at any time unless otherwise directed by campus security.

  • Visitor and Guest Spaces

    Several spaces around campus are reserved for campus visitors or guests to specific facilities, such as in front of Hayes Ministry Center and Turner Chapel. No student, faculty, or staff member may park in these spaces at any time.

  • Chapel Speaker Space

    This space is reserved for the Chapel Speaker on Monday and Wednesday mornings. At all other times, this space should be treated as a visitor/guest space.

Parking Zones

View your permit type below to determine where you may park on campus.

  • Blue Parking Permits

    Blue permits are issued to commuter students. Commuter/Commuter Housing students may park in lots marked especially for commuter students, including the AV Wood parking lot at the Library, white spaces behind Hayes Ministry Center, the Tigerville Baptist Church parking lot, the overflow lot in front of Residence Life Office, and Tuttle Clinic, the first 31 spaces on the row facing Highway 414 in the Self/Trustee Parking lot, the first 7 spaces on the left and 10 spaces on the right at the entrance to the Younts Fitness Center Parking Lot, and spaces facing Highway 414 in the Lower Roberson Parking Lot.  

     

  • Red Parking Permits

    Red permits are issued to female resident students. Female residents may park in the areas marked for female residence halls. Vehicles with Red parking permits parked in lots reserved for commuters during normal school hours of Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or male residence halls will be ticketed.  

  • Black Parking Permits

    Black parking permits are issued to male resident students. Male residents may park in the areas marked for male residence halls. Vehicles with Black parking permits parked in lots reserved for commuters during normal school hours of Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday from7:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or female residence halls will be ticketed. 

  • Silver Parking Permits

    Silver permits are issued to resident school students living in one of the Commuter Houses: i.e., Woods House. Commuter students including the AV Wood parking lot at the Library including the white spaces behind Hayes Ministry Center, the Tigerville Baptist Church parking lot, the overflow lot in front of Residence Life Office and Tuttle Clinic, the first 31 spaces on the row facing Highway 414 in the Self/Trustee Parking lot, the first 7 spaces on the left and 10 spaces on the right at the entrance to the Younts Fitness Center Parking Lot, and spaces facing Highway 414 in the Lower Roberson Parking Lot. 

  • Gold Parking Permits

    Gold permits are issued to all graduate school students. Graduate school student permits may park at the Tim Brashier Graduate School and in lots designated for commuters on the Tigerville campus.

  • Dual Enrollment Parking Permits

    DE permits are issued to dual enrollment students. Students with DE permits may park in the same areas designated for those with blue and silver permits (Commuter/Commuter Housing permits).

  • Tigerville Baptist Church Lot

    Tigerville Baptist Church has granted students the privilege of parking in their parking lot. The church has also granted the Office of Campus Safety and Security the authority to patrol and monitor the church’s property, write citations to anyone not parked in a designated parking space or exercise other actions in their power of being S.L.E.D. Licensed officers, such as towing a vehicle. Parking at the Tigerville Baptist Church is restricted to Commuter and Commuter Housing permits only. The church reserves the right to close the parking lot at any time.

  • All Permitted-Access Parking Lots

    The parking lot behind the Runion Building (for example, The Billingsley Theater Parking Lot), the Tennis Court Parking Lot between the gym and Foster Education Building, and the gravel parking lot next to the McCormick House are accessible to all parking permits.
    Note: The gravel road to the back of Billingsley Theater/SOT is restricted to faculty, staff, students, and guest visitors participating in plays at the discretion of Campus Security.

  • Faculty/Staff Parking Permits

    Faculty/Staff permits are issued to part-time and full-time faculty and staff members of North Greenville University. Employees with Faculty/Staff permits are allowed to park in yellow spaces convenient to the building in which they work.

  • Green Parking Permits

    Green Permits are for Married Students living in the Married Housing Duplexes in Crusader Court. Vehicles with Green parking permits parked in lots reserved for commuters during normal school hours of Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or male residence halls will be ticketed.

Where Can’t I Park?

Campus Safety and Security realizes it is difficult to find parking on occasion. Please know that your inability to find a legal space in your parking area does not constitute an excuse for parking illegally.

A vehicle left standing for longer than 5 minutes is considered parked, regardless if it is attended or not.

You are subject to being issued an NGU Citation or towed if you park in the following areas:

All impounded vehicles are towed, stored, and released in accordance with the state of South Carolina Code of Regulations 119-21. You assume all risks involved and are responsible for the full cost of impounding and retrieving your vehicle.

 

Campus Visitors—Making Our Guests Welcome

Faculty, staff, and students who wish to have a visitor on campus are responsible for assisting that guest in finding appropriate parking and securing an appropriate parking pass for his or her visitor’s vehicle.

Regulations

  • The campus-wide speed limit is 15 miles per hour.
  • Obey all traffic signs and traffic laws of the state of South Carolina.
  • Watch for and yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.
  • Students are not permitted to drive on Lakeview Rd. (the gravel road from the Campus Enhancement to the back of Crusader Court).
  • Please be aware that most of Taylor Street is a two-way street. This action has removed several parking spaces on Taylors Street.

North Greenville University has the authority to enforce the bicycle traffic laws of the state of South Carolina. For applicable bicycle laws, see South Carolina Code Sections 16-13-80, 16-21-70, 56-5-150, 56-5-160, 56-5-710, 56-5-3230, 56-5-3430, and 56-5-3490. Per section 56-7-10, Campus Security may issue State Uniform Traffic Tickets (“blue tickets”) for bicycle violations.

There will be a grace period of five (5) class days at the beginning of each semester for students to obtain their parking permit. After the first five (5) days of the semester, Campus Safety and Security will begin issuing tickets for no permit or expired permit. Students are responsible for where their vehicle is parked. If a vehicle is loaned to another person, the owner of the vehicle still assumes all responsibility for compliance with the parking regulations. 

From time to time, it is necessary that a lot or portion of a lot be closed due to special events, visitors on campus, construction, weather-related issues, or other situations. If certain spaces or sections of a lot or lots are unavailable, they will be marked with traffic cones. Do not remove cones for any reason, including parking in a spot where a cone is or to drive through an area a cone is blocking. Doing so will result in a citation. 

There are several roads and streets on campus that are one-way streets. Vehicles parked facing the wrong way on a one-way street are illegally parked and subject to be ticketed. 

Citations, Ticketing, and Fines

Below is a description of the types of “campus tickets” issued by Campus Security. Note that certain tickets can be issued even if there is no vehicle involved (see J, W, and 1)

TicketDescriptionFine
A. Parking out of assigned spaceIssued to a vehicle found to be parked out of its assigned area (for example, a vehicle with a resident permit parked in a commuter parking area).$20
B. Parked in Faculty/Staff parking Issued to student vehicles found to be parked in Faculty/Staff spaces at times other than when is legally permitted.$20
C. Overnight parkingIssued to vehicles found to be parked out of the assigned area or left on-campus without permission after curfew (Sunday – Thursday midnight, Friday – Saturday 1:00 a.m.).  $20
D. Parked on sidewalks or grassIssued to vehicles found to be illegally parked on sidewalks or grass areas.  $20
E. Expired NGU parking permitIssued to vehicles that display an expired NGU permit but no permit for the current term is displayed.$70
F. No NGU parking permitIssued to vehicles that display no NGU parking permit.$70
G. Improperly displayed permitIssued to vehicles found to have an NGU permit, but it is improperly displayed (for example, only placing one of the two stickers on the vehicles or laying the stickers on the dash).$70
H. Fraudulent use of NGU parking permitIssued to vehicles found to be using a permit not in accordance with NGU permit regulations (for example, a counterfeit or two vehicles “sharing” a permit).$70
I. Unauthorized use of state-mandated handicapped spaceIssued to vehicles found to be parked in state-mandated handicapped parking spaces without proper display of a handicapped permit, tag, or placard.First Offense: $100 Second Offense: Loss of Driving on Campus Privileges
J. Removing a traffic cone or sign  Issued to students who remove a traffic cone or sign placed by Campus Security or the SCDOT. This ticket may be assessed per cone or sign moved (for example, moving three cones may result in three tickets).$40
K. Blocking entrance to building or dormIssued to vehicles illegally parked so as to block or impede the entrance to a building or dorm.$20
L. Fire lane violationIssued to vehicles found to be parked in or blocking access to a fire lane.$100
M. Speeding: 1-18 miles per hour over the limitIssued to drivers found to be driving between 1 and 18 mph in excess of the 15 mph campus-wide speed limit.$85
N. Speeding: 19 or more miles per hour over the limitIssued to drivers found to be driving 19 or more mph in excess of the 15 mph campus-wide speed limit.$100
O. Driving too fast for conditionsIssued to drivers who drive at a speed deemed to be unsafe for present conditions (for example, snow, ice or heavy foot traffic in the area).$85
P. Reckless drivingIssued to drivers found to be driving recklessly, irresponsibly, or with disregard to their personal safety or the safety of others.$85
Q. Failure to obey traffic signsIssued to drivers who fail to obey posted traffic signs (for example, running a stop sign or ignoring a one-way sign).$25
R. Failure to yield right of wayIssued to drivers who fail to yield right of way (for example, at a four-way stop).$20
S. Driving the wrong wayIssued to students who are driving in the wrong direction on posted one-way streets or passages.$30
T. Failure to give proper signalIssued to drivers who make a turn without giving proper signal.$20
U. Malfunctioning or defective equipment
Issued to drivers with malfunctioning or defective equipment on the vehicle (for example, a brake light that is burned out).
$25
V. Failure to wear a seat beltIssued to drivers or passengers who are not wearing a seat belt.$15
W. Failure to obey a school officialIssued to students who refuse to obey the lawful command of a school official (for example, entering a building after being told not to do so).$50
X. Failure to present ID, driver’s license, registration, or proof of insuranceIssued to those who are unable to or refuse to provide a Campus Safety and Security officer with a valid ID, driver’s license, registration card, or proof of insurance upon issuance of a lawful request.$25
Y. Boot removal fee  Issued to vehicles who students who have three or more unpaid citations. A boot will be placed on the vehicle and will not be removed until all tickets are paid.$70
Z. Court feeAssessed on those who make an unsuccessful appeal in Traffic Court. It is similar to the Court Fees assessed by municipal courts for unsuccessful appeals.$10
AA. Dumping trash/litteringIssued to those found to be disposing of waste, whether intentionally or unintentionally, anywhere other than an approved bin (for example, trash blowing from the uncovered bed of a pickup truck or leaving trash behind after a bonfire).$30
BB. Boot tampering feeIssued to vehicles that have been booted and the boot has been tampered with or damaged.$600
CC. Lost permitIssued for a permit that was issued for a vehicle but not placed in the vehicle.$35

Paying Fines

Students may pay at tickets any time with a debit or credit card by visiting go.ngu.edu/purchase-parking Students may pay a ticket with cash or check at the Campus Safety and Security Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Students who pay their ticket within five (5) days of issuance will be given a discount of five dollars ($5). Please note that the day the ticket is issued is counted as “day one,” and this is five (5) calendar days, not business days (for example, if a ticket is issued on the 14th, the 14th is “day one” and the ticket must be paid by the 18th to receive the $5 discount regardless of whether the 18th falls on a weekend or holiday).

All tickets are due within ten (10) calendar days after issuance. Students who do not pay their ticket within ten (10) days of issuance will be charged a ten-dollar ($10) late fee. Please note that the day the ticket is issued is counted as “day one,” and this is ten (10) calendar days, not business days (for example, if a ticket is issued on the 14th, the 14th is “day one” and the ticket must be paid by the 23rd to avoid the late fee regardless of whether the 23rd falls on a weekend or holiday).

Students who do not have sufficient funds to pay a ticket should contact parking.permits@ngu.edu to make alternate payment arrangements as soon as he or she becomes aware of the ticket.

  • Booting Vehicles

    Vehicles with three (3) or more unpaid tickets are subject to being booted. Boots will not be removed for any reason until all tickets are paid. If a boot is tampered with or removed by anyone other than North Greenville University Campus Safety and Security officers, a $600 boot tampering fine will be assessed (See #2 on table above). Tampering includes, but is not limited to: 

    • Removing the wheel on which the boot was placed 
    • Driving the vehicle while the boot is attached/running over the boot 
    • Attempting to remove the boot from the wheel 
  • Towing

    North Greenville University reserves the right to have a vehicle towed. This includes, but is not limited to, circumstances of repeat or severe violations of NGU Campus Security Parking Regulations or if a vehicle constitutes a serious hazard, impedes traffic or operations, is blocking access to a fire lane, or has been abandoned. The vehicle owner is responsible to the towing company for any and all costs or charges related to towing and any damages incurred as a result of towing. Costs and charges may include but are not limited to towing fees, storage fees, administrative costs, etc. Neither North Greenville University nor Campus Security is in any way liable for any damages or costs.

  • Habitual Offenders

    Persons who repeatedly (three or more incidents per semester) violate the same NGU parking regulation can have their driving and parking privileges on campus revoked even though they have paid their fines. Also, as part of the enforcement of this policy, their vehicle can be booted and/or towed.

  • Appeals: Traffic Court

    Students may submit a written appeal online at go.ngu.edu/purchase-parking. The ticket will be reviewed by the Campus Safety and Security, who will determine the final disposition of the citation.

  • Penalties for Failure to Pay Tickets

    No student who is delinquent in paying a traffic fine will be permitted to represent the university in any official or assigned capacity. This includes, but is not limited to: athletics, organizations, choral or band groups, and club participation. In accordance with The Enlightener, a ticket is delinquent if it has not been paid within 14 days of the ticket’s issuance.

    No student will receive their exam pass if he or she has unpaid parking tickets or fines.

Common Issues with Permits

  • I ordered my permit, but it never came. What should I do?

    Please allow two weeks from your order date for your permit to arrive by mail. If you have not received your permit within that two-week window, check that you received an email confirming your order. If you did not receive a confirmation email but believe the order went through, call Campus Security so that we can check our records. If your order did process but your permit has not been received, you will be issued a new permit.

  • What if I receive permit I receive doesn’t match my housing assignment/my housing assignment changes?

    From time to time, computer errors, changes to housing assignments, or other circumstances result in a student being issued the wrong permit type. If you receive a permit different than that which is listed above for your residence assignment, please come by the Campus Security office and bring the errant permit. There is no charge for permit reassignment.

  • I have a new vehicle. What do I need to do to get a new parking permit?

    If you have already purchased a parking permit for the current school year and get a new vehicle, there is no charge to transfer your existing permit to your new vehicle. Come by the Campus Security Office and you will be issued new stickers for the new vehicle. If you get a second vehicle and therefore need a second permit, you may purchase a second permit at any point in the semester for $10.00 by coming to the Campus Security office.

  • What if I’m borrowing a relative’s or friend’s car temporarily? What do I need to do?

    If you are bringing a borrowed car onto campus temporarily for any reason, you will need to come by the Campus Security office and register for a temporary parking pass.

    If you have already purchased a permit for the current year, temporary passes are available for any amount of time needed. If you do not normally have a car on campus and have not purchased a permit but will have a car on campus for a temporary time period, you will be issued a temporary parking pass. However, students who have not purchased a parking permit for the current year will not be issued temporary passes whose combined issuance exceeds two (2) calendar weeks in any academic year. If a student has a vehicle on campus for more than two (2) weeks of the academic year, he or she must purchase a parking permit.

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