Vehicles & Parking

Vehicles operated and/or parked on University property are required to comply with the University's vehicle policies. While this page contains some of the highlights of the policy, individuals are encouraged to read the entire policy to ensure their ability to comply with it. This policy covers the following areas:

Vehicle Registration

Vehicles operated or parked on property must be registered with the Office of Campus Safety by obtaining a parking permit. The requirements and fees to obtain a parking permit vary based on the type of permit.

 Permanent Parking Permits

Permanent parking permits are permits that are valid for, at minimum, one year and are affixed to the windshield of the vehicle. Permanent parking permits are assigned based on the individuals association with the University (employee or student/community member) and then based on their residence (Lamson Hall, Meier Hall/University Towers, University Housing, Community). These designations than dictate which parking lots the vehicle can be parked in. For more information on parking lot designations, please see our campus map.

To obtain a permanent parking permit, an individual must first submit their vehicle information and digitally consent to abide by the University vehicle policies. A step-by-step guide is available to guide you through this process.

Once completed, the individual requesting the permit must visit the Office of Campus Safety and provide the following valid documents:

  • Driver's License
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Proof of State Registration

At that time, they will be asked to pay any associated registration fees and may be issued a permenant parking permit.

Please note that the Office of Campus Safety cannot accept cash payments. Individuals can either use their credit/debit card or charge the fee to their University financial account.

The following permit types and associated fees are as follows:

Type Valid Fee Designation
Faculty/Staff 3 Years $0.00 01 - F/S
Community 1 Year $10.00 02 - C
Housing 1 Year $10.00 03 - H
Lamson 1 Year $10.00 04 - L
Meier/University Towers 1 Year $10.00 05 - M/B/D
Service* 3 Years $0.00 06 - S
Alumni 3 Years $10.00 07 - A

*Requires additional paperwork.

Temporary Parking Permits

Temporary parking permits are issued to individuals who would normally receive a permanent parking permit, but who are using a vehicle on campus for up to two weeks.  Temporary parking permits are free and are issued under the same types (F/S, C, H, L, M/B/D, S, A), with the same parking requirements, and expire after two weeks.

To receive a temporary parking permit, please visit the Office of Campus Safety to provide your valid driver's license and vehicle information (make/model/color/license plate). 

Guest Parking Permit

Guest parking permits are issued to guests of Andrews University. They are issued to individuals who are visiting the University who are not employees, students, or community members who frequently visit the campus. Guest parking permits can be issued by most departments on campus as well as by the Office of Campus Safety. For more information, please see our visitor page.

Posted Signage

On campus there are signs posted that cover the operations of vehicles. All signs on campus are enforceable and cover some of the following information:

  • Parking Lot Designations (Lot #, type of permit required, and whether overnight parking is allowed)
  • Vehicle Speed limits
  • Stop Signs
  • One-Way Access
  • Fire Lane

For more information on parking lot designations, please see our campus map.

Policy Enforcement 

The Office of Campus Safety is tasked with the enforcement of the University's vehicle policies. Violations of the policies may result in the issuance of a private property citation against the registered owner, or where applicable, against the assigned driver. The citation and fine amount are established by the Campus Safety and Risk Management Committee.

Once a citation has been issued, the cited party has ten (10) days to take action, either by appealing the citation or paying the citation. If no action is taken, the citation may be charged to the registered owner's University financial account.

Citations are based on three categories; vehicle, compliance, and security. The following citations may be issued by the Office of Campus Safety.

Citation Fine Schedule
Type Violation Amount
Vehicle Abandoned Vehicle $25.00
Vehicle Additional Damages $TBD
Vehicle Blocking Driveway/Roadway $35.00
Vehicle Blocking Vehicle $35.00
Vehicle Boot/Immobilization $25.00
Vehicle Careless Driving $150.00
Vehicle Double Parked $20.00
Vehicle Driving Against the Flow of Traffic $75.00
Vehicle Driving on the Grass (Repairs Additional) $45.00
Vehicle Expired AU Registration $25.00
Vehicle Expired Plates $25.00
Vehicle Fail to Display Parking Permit $25.00
Vehicle Fail to Register for Parking Permit $40.00
Vehicle Fail to Stop - 1st Offense $75.00
Vehicle Fail to Stop - 2nd Offense $100.00
Vehicle Fail to Stop - 3rd Offense $150.00
Vehicle Fail to Stop for School Bus (Red Lights Active) $180.00
Vehicle Fail to Yield $75.00
Vehicle Improper Placement of Parking Permit $20.00
Vehicle Incorrect Information $25.00
Vehicle No Ops (Operator's License) $55.00
Vehicle No Overnight Parking $20.00
Vehicle No Parking - Fire Hydrant $75.00
Vehicle No Parking - Fire Lane $75.00
Vehicle No Parking - Handicap Zone $150.00
Vehicle No Parking - Loading Zone $35.00
Vehicle No Parking Zone $45.00
Vehicle No Plates $35.00
Vehicle No Proof of Insurance $150.00
Vehicle No Proof of Registration $150.00
Vehicle Obstructed Vision $45.00
Vehicle Operating Vehicle w/o ID - 1st Offense Warning
Vehicle Operating Vehicle w/o ID - 2nd Offense $10.00
Vehicle Operating Vehicle w/o ID - 3rd Offense $55.00
Vehicle Overtime Parking $30.00
Vehicle Parked Facing Traffic $40.00
Vehicle Parked on the Grass (Repairs Additional) $40.00
Vehicle Parked on the Sidewalk $40.00
Vehicle Parked over the Line $15.00
Vehicle Passing $100.00
Vehicle Preventing Snow Removal $40.00
Vehicle Property Damage Amount $TBD
Vehicle Reckless Driving $250.00
Vehicle Restricted - Authorized Vehicles Only $40.00
Vehicle Restricted - Motorcycles Only $20.00
Vehicle Restricted - Service Vehicles Only $40.00
Vehicle Restricted Parking $30.00
Vehicle Speeding 06-10mph Over Limit $60.00
Vehicle Speeding 11-15mph Over Limit $90.00
Vehicle Speeding 16-25mph Over Limit $120.00
Vehicle Speeding 6+ mph Over While School Zone Lights Active $120.00
Vehicle Wrongful U-Turn $35.00
Compliance Fail to Evacuate/Re-Enter - 1st Offense $150.00
Compliance Fail to Evacuate/Re-Enter - 2nd Offense $300.00
Compliance Fail to Evacuate/Re-Enter - 3rd Offense $500.00
Compliance Negligent Fire Alarm Activation - 2nd Offense $25.00
Compliance Negligent Fire Alarm Activation - 3rd Offense $50.00
Compliance Negligent Fire Alarm Activation - 4th Offense $75.00
Compliance Negligent Fire Alarm Activation - 5th Offense $100.00
Compliance Possession of Hazardous Items - 1st Offense $50.00
Compliance Possession of Hazardous Items - 2nd Offense $75.00
Compliance Possession of Hazardous Items - 3rd Offense $100.00
Compliance Tampering with Life Safety Equipment - 1st Offense $250.00
Compliance Tampering with Life Safety Equipment - 2nd Offense $500.00
Compliance Unattended Cooking $50.00
Security Circumventing Security Technology - 1st Offense $150.00
Security Circumventing Security Technology - 2nd Offense $500.00
Security Circumventing Security Technology - 3rd Offense $1,500.00
Security Destruction of Property (Non-MDP) $25.00
Security Fail to Stop at Gatehouse - 1st Offense $25.00
Security Fail to Stop at Gatehouse - 2nd Offense $150.00
Security Fail to Stop at Gatehouse - 3rd Offense $350.00
Security Fail/Refuse to Provide Identification $150.00
Security False Burglary Alarm $25.00
Security Malicious Destruction of Property (MDP) $250.00
Security Providing False ID $150.00
Security Refusal to Comply with Officer Direction $150.00
Security Theft Under $50 Value - 1st Offense $50.00
Security Theft Under $50 Value - 2nd Offense $100.00
Security Trespass Non-Criminal - 1st Offense $100.00
Security Trespass Non-Criminal - 2nd Offense $150.00
Security Trespass Non-Criminal - 3rd Offense $200.00
Security Unauthorized Safety Barricade Relocation $75.00

Citation Appeal Process

The registered owner/assigned driver may appeal a citation that has been issued to them. The appeals will be reviewed by the Citation Appeals Committee at their regularly scheduled bi-monthly (twice a month) meetings. The Committee consists of three voting members and one non-voting member filled by the Office of Campus Safety. The voting members will be made up of faculty/staff, with a designated chairperson and a quorum of two. The non-voting member is responsible to provide information relating to the citation. The Citation Appeals Committee will have the following options in response to an appealed citation:  

  • Uphold the citation
  • Reduce the monetary amount of the citation
  • Alter the citation status (reduce to warning or waive)

The committee can be reached via email at citeappeals@andrews.edu. 

The citation process consists of a first appeal and a second appeal.

First Appeal

The registered owner/assigned driver will have ten (10) days in which they may submit a written appeal from the date of the citation’s issuance. This citation can be submitted online or through hard copy, submitted to the Office of Campus Safety.

In the appeal, the registered owner/assigned driver will provide new information of a substantive nature: information that was not available at the time the citation was issued that could have significantly impacted the decision to issue the citation.

The written appeal will then be reviewed by the Citation Appeals Committee with their decision communicated to the cited party by the Office of Campus Safety via their University email account.

The cited party will not appear in person before the Appeals Committee.

In an instance where a citation was electronically issued to a non-registered vehicle, the citation may be appealable up to ten (10) days after the vehicle has been registered.

Second Appeal

After completing the first appeal process, the cited party may request a second appeal within ten (10) days after receiving notice of the outcome of the first appeal. The request should be submitted by sending an email to citeappeals@andrews.edu.

The appeal may be requested under the following grounds:

  • Substantive Procedure Error: The issuance of the citation or the 1st  appeal process had a significant or relevant procedural error that may have impacted the existence of the citation or the committee’s decision.

The cited party will then be scheduled to present their appeal in person (or in writing if out of the area). At the secpnd appeal, only the registered owner and/or assigned driver will be allowed to be present except as follows:

  • When the registered owner/assigned driver is a minor, one parent/guardian may be present.
  • When the registered owner/assigned driver requires a translator, one translator, provided by the registered owner/assigned driver, may be present.
  • When the registered owner/assigned driver is providing for childcare at the time of the second appeal, the child may be present.

During the scheduling of the second appeal, it is the responsibility of the registered owner/assigned driver to notify the Office of Campus Safety of the need for an additional person to be present. The cited party is not allowed to bring legal counsel to the appeal hearing.

After the registered owner/assigned driver has provided their appeal, their meeting will be concluded. The appeal will then be reviewed by the Citation Appeals Committee with their decision communicated to the registered owner/assigned driver by the Office of Campus Safety via their University email account.

Failure to appear for a second appeal without notice will result in an automatic dismissal of the appeal.

The outcome of the second appeal is the final decision for the citation.