Parking and Regulations 2020-2021
Due to construction and policy changes at North Greenville University, North Greenville University 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. Proper e-mail and other notices will be made before these changes take effect.
These regulations are applicable to all members of the campus community, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
Campus Safety and Security Hours of Operation
Campus Security operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year and can be reached at 864.977.7777. When dialing the NGU Campus Security phone number, please select 1 for the dispatcher.
Our administrative offices are open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. to ad
- The campus-wide speed limit is 15 miles per hour (MPH).
- Obey all traffic signs and traffic laws of the state of South Carolina.
- Watch for and yield 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 make arrangements to obtain their parking permit. After the first five (5) days of the semester, Campus 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.
Where Can’t I Park?
Campus 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 towed if you park in the following areas:
- Next to or obstructing access to Fire Hydrants
- In Fire Lanes
- In Handicap Spaces (unless you have a disability permit)
- Blocking Driveways, Alleyways, Walkways (to include vehicles parked on curbs)
- On Sidewalks or Grass Areas
- Special Reserved Parking Spaces
- Curb Ramps
- Service Drives
- Trash Pickup Areas (In front of dumpsters)
- Females are not allowed to park for extended periods of time in Crusader Court (Except Married Housing) and other male housing 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.
Where Can I Park?
These are 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 AM and 4:00 PM. Students can park in yellow spaces 4:00 PM until curfew. Students are not allowed to leave their cars parked in yellow spaces after curfew/overnight. Curfew begins at 1:00 AM.
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 afire lane in an emergency situation 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.