Purdue University Northwest has an “open parking” policy, so students will not be issued permits. The majority of parking spaces in the 10 campus lots are unrestricted, meaning, you may park anywhere you wish, except in certain restricted areas. Parking is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Restricted areas are designated for vehicles with “A” staff and/or handicapped permits. If you park in these areas without the proper permit, you will be issued a ticket. You will also see that some areas are designated short-term 30-minute parking and you will be ticketed if you overstay that limit.
Signs are posted in lots where parking is restricted:
- Yellow and black signs mean parking is restricted at all times; vehicles parked there must carry “A” staff permits
- Green and white signs indicate the areas is reserved for “A” staff permit vehicles until 4:30 p.m. on weekdays; at other times open parking is permitted
- Blue signs indicate handicapped areas; vehicles parked here must carry the appropriate permit
- White and black signs indicate short-term (30-minute) areas
- If you ride a bicycle, racks (P) are located in Lot 2 and Lot 5
If you drive a motorcycle, you must park on the concrete pad on the east side of Lot 1.
Parking for Those with Disabilities
Parking is available for students, staff and visitors with disabilities in specially designated areas. If your vehicle has a state-issued handicap plate, placard or a Purdue-issued permit, you may park in these areas. Purdue-issued permits are available from the Campus Police office, Physical Facilities Campus Police (PFCP) building. You must present a statement from your physician when applying for this permit. Stop at the Campus Police Department to obtain a form for your physician to complete.
Park in any unrestricted lot area, but NOT in the restricted “A” areas or in the handicapped area (unless you have the proper permit). Short-term area parking must not exceed 30 minutes.
Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations
There are two duplex unit charging stations conveniently located in front of Schwarz Hall just north of Central Drive. The stations are capable of charging up to four vehicles simultaneously and are available every day at any time without fee to anyone needing the service.
Buses will be directed to park in an uncongested area. Check with the Campus Police, PFCP Building, if you have not been advised as to where to park.
All-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles are strictly prohibited on University property.
These methods of transportation provide recreation for the rider, but pose a potential threat to pedestrians and vehicles, and may cause damage to concrete and other material.
Therefore, their use is not permitted at any time on the Purdue University Northwest. Any violator will be issued a violation notice and the item(s) will be confiscated and released on payment of the fine.
Use of rollerblades, skateboards and roller skates is also prohibited in any building or on any surface where damage may occur. Violations may result in fines.
Walking on Campus
Purdue University Northwest strives to provide a safe and beautiful campus. To ensure your safety, always walk at night in well-lit areas, preferable with another person. If you must walk alone, let someone know when to expect you, and be on time. It is a good idea to carry a warning device such as a whistle or alarm. Campus police are on foot, bicycle or vehicle patrol 24 hours a day to assist you.