Parking Regulations

Vehicle Operations and Parking Jurisdiction

The University Campus Safety Office is responsible for enforcing traffic and parking regulations on the university campus, as well as providing for the security of the campus. While reasonable efforts are made to ensure the security of parking lots, the university cannot assume responsibility for personally owned vehicles and will not reimburse students and/or parents for damage and/or property loss.

Parking Rules and Regulations are enforced 24 hours a day throughout the calendar year, including all breaks, holidays and summer months. These regulations apply whether or not classes are in session. Rules, regulations, and permit fees are subject to change, and online publications will take precedence over printed material.

All violations may be dealt with through the issuance of a university parking citation. However, local law enforcement agents may issue handicap violations according to North Carolina law. If you receive a state or county citation, you must pay the fine at the Harnett County Courthouse in Lillington, North Carolina. Fines for university parking citations will be automatically charged to the student’s account.

Due to various events on campus, the university reserves the right to close a parking lot or lots and require vehicles to be moved to another lot.


Anyone wishing to appeal a citation must submit their appeal online to Parking Services within five (5) days of the receipt of citation. The appeal should include a detailed description of why the citation should be considered improper or invalid. Appeals submitted after five (5) days of the time and date of the citation will not be accepted. The appeal officer will review the appeal and may:

  • Grant the appeal and forgive the citation
  • Reduce the fine to a warning
  • Deny the appeal
  • Reduce the fine

If the appeal is denied by the Appeals Officer, the appellant may appeal to the University Traffic Committee. The committee is composed of two (2) faculty/staff representatives, two (2) students (SGA members appointed by Vice President for Student Life and Christian Mission), the Director of Campus Safety, the Director of Facilities Management, and the Parking Administrator. The committee shall meet once a semester. The decision of the committee is final. To escalate an appeal, you must provide proof that the citation was issued in error. Please email with your request. If proof cannot be provided, the appeal will not be escalated to the Traffic Committee. The board may:

  • Reverse the decision of the Appeals Officer, and forgive the citation
  • Deny the appeal
Submit an appeal


Vehicle Registration

Faculty/Staff and students (undergraduate, graduate, professional school and/or special) attending Campbell University and all residents of Campbell-owned housing, who own and/or operate a motor vehicle (including motorcycles and motor scooters) on the campus are required to register their vehicles annually with Parking Services, properly display the issued permit and keep your vehicle information current. Failure to comply is a violation of the Parking Rules and Regulations.


The following general rules apply:

  • All vehicles driven on campus must be registered with Parking Services and display a current permit.
  • The student or faculty/staff to whom a permit is issued is responsible for all violations accumulated by that vehicle.
  • The student or faculty/staff to whom a permit is issued is responsible for updating their parking information by emailing
  • Registration of official state-issued ADA placard or license tag with Parking Services is required. Please contact Parking Services (910-893-1376) for details.
  • Proof of ownership of state-issued ADA placard is required to use disability parking and must be presented, in person, at Parking Services or emailed to Disability parking, may be used only when the person to whom the placard or plate was issued is in the vehicle. If that person is not in the vehicle, the driver may not use the disability placard/plate. Anyone else using a disability parking placard or plate for any reason may be subject to posted fines.
  • Students and Faculty/Staff must re-register if:
    • Parking permit is lost. If a permit is lost/stolen, the student or faculty/staff must come to Parking Services to report the permit and a new permit will be issued at no additional fee.
    • Student or faculty/staff changes vehicles. To re-register a vehicle, the old permit must be removed from the initial vehicle and returned to Parking Services to be issued a replacement for the new vehicle at no additional fee.
  • Only the current permit is to be displayed; all others must be removed.
  • A student changing residence halls and/or apartments, or moving off campus, should remove the old permit and return it to Parking Services to be issued a parking permit corresponding to the new location. This will be done at no additional fee.
  • You may only register a vehicle that is for your personal use.
  • Students employed by the university as graduate assistants are required to purchase a Student permit and do not qualify for the faculty/staff parking permit.
  • Any person giving false information when registering a vehicle is subject to appropriate disciplinary action and revocation of their parking permit and related parking privileges.

Unregistered Vehicles

Unregistered vehicles parked on campus without a current, properly displayed, parking permit will be subject to booting on the first offense. If a vehicle is immobilized, all fines must be paid and a parking permit purchased in addition to the $75.00 administrative fee for removal of the boot. Leaving a note attached to the vehicle, requesting “do not ticket” does not suffice for calling/notifying the Parking office.

Faculty/Staff Registration

Faculty/Staff are required to register their vehicles upon the expiration date and must abide by the parking policies. Two vehicles may be registered per faculty/staff employee. Parking permits are non-transferable. If you should acquire a different vehicle, other than the one you have registered with Parking, you will need to remove the old permit and return it to Parking Services to be issued a new permit.


There are no additional fees added for registering a vehicle.


Parking permits must be permanently affixed to motor vehicles as described by the instructions (attached to the permit) immediately upon receipt. Permits should be placed in one of the following areas:

  • Lower left side of the rear window (driver’s side, bottom of back window).
  • Convertibles only: bottom of left side rear bumper (driver’s side back bumper).

Temporary Permits

Temporary permits may be issued to students and faculty/staff (who have a current permit) at Parking Services, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. or, the Campus Safety Office, open 24 hours, under the following circumstances:

  • In the event a vehicle other than the one permanently registered is being used temporarily on campus.

A note affixed to the vehicle is not accepted as a temporary permit. Temporary permits allow you to park in the lots that you are already permitted. Employees and students are not considered visitors.

Visitor/Alumni/Parents and Vendor Parking Passes

Visitors to the campus, such as parents, alumni, student visitors, and vendors (but not Campbell students), are asked to obtain a visitor parking pass from Parking Services or Campus Safety located in the Campus Safety Building. Campus Safety is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Anyone operating a vehicle registered to a current CU student or employee is not eligible for visitor status and cannot park in spaces designated by signs or pavement markings for “Visitor Parking.”

Parking Lots

Students are required to park in their assigned lots between the hours of 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. Students are not permitted to park in F/S.

Parking lots are assigned on the basis indicated below. Spaces in each lot are defined either by painted lines or concrete bumpers.

  • Commuting Students: (This includes: Medical, Pharmacy and Divinity students) Lots C, E, H, I, K, L, N, Q, T, X, ES, MM, NN, & PB, are designated for the general commuting student population. A commuter permit will be issued and commuting students may park in any of these lots as space is available. (With the exception of F/S marked spaces). 
  • Stadium Apartment Students: A distinctive permit will be issued to residential students of Stadium Apartments. These students may park in any commuting lot listed above as well as their Stadium parking. Guests of these residents must display a permit and only park in the grass overflow lot or Y-lot.
  • Reserved Spaces: All lots on campus have designated spaces for faculty/staff, handicapped, visitors, timed parking. Do not park in these spaces (unless this applies to you) or you will be subject to towing. Reserved spaces are enforced 24/7, 365 days a year.

South Campus – Includes Faculty Memorial Commons, Bob Barker, Small, McCall, Burkot, and Luby Wood. All upperclassmen residing on South Campus will be issued a South Campus permit and may park in lots M, U, W, or BB with an overflow lot of “Y”. South Campus does not include Stadium Apartments.

Y Lot – All freshmen students residing in a residence hall on South Campus are required to park in Y Lot. You must park in your assigned lot from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

North Campus – Includes  Jones, Hedgpeth, Pat Barker. All students residing in a residence hall on North Campus will be issued a North Campus permit and are required to park as listed below:

  • Jones, Hedgpeth, and Pat Barker Halls – Lots “H” & “PB”

Stadium Apartments and Pet Hall – Has designated spaces for Stadium Apartments residents ONLY. Stadium residents will be issued a Stadium permit and may park in Commuter C, E, H, I, K, L, N, Q, T, X, ES, MM, NN, and PB when on parking on campus.

Parking Violations

The following violations will be enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

  • Parking in or blocking vehicular access to fire lanes, handicapped spaces and/or handicap access spaces.
  • Parking in reserved spaces or lots (i.e., University President, Provost, and Vice Presidents, faculty/staff, and visitor, Stadium and Creekside Apt lots)
  • Parking in a “No Parking” or “Restricted Parking Area”
  • Parking other than within a designated space (between two white lines) in any lot
  • Parking beside or in yellow-painted areas and on yellow painted curbs
  • Parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant
  • Parking on the grass or in landscaped area
  • Parking on sidewalks (brick and/or cement)
  • Double parking
  • Parking in the traffic lanes of parking lots
  • Parking in streets and/or driveways impeding normal or emergency traffic
  • Parking in RD spaces
  • Parking on campus without a valid permit
  • Parking in G-lot unless frequenting Moe’s during the time of the citation
  • Parking in “D” lot – Butler Chapel and Admissions (visitors and handicapped only)
  • Exceeding the allotted time in timed parking areas
  • Parking in a handicapped or handicapped access space
  • Parking in loading docks
  • Incorrect license plate and vehicle information. Parking Services may request your State issued registration if necessary.

Things to Remember

  • Authorized Parking Spaces: The responsibility of finding an authorized space rests with the driver. Parking is on a first come first serve basis, and lack of space, mechanical problems, inclement weather, or other adversities, are not considered valid excuses for failure to comply with traffic laws and parking regulations. 
  • CU parking regulations: Do NOT allow exceptions for vehicles with hazard lights flashing and/or for otherwise improperly parked vehicles for even a very limited duration.
  • E-citations: E-citations may be issued to vehicles that move before a paper ticket can be placed on the vehicle. Campbell is not responsible for any paper citation that “blows away.”
  • Posted signs: Whether permanent or temporary, must be obeyed, at all times. Posted signs take precedence over pavement markings and designations shown on the campus map.
  • Lot Closures: On occasion, certain parking lots may be closed for university sponsored events. This may result in some inconvenience to employees and students, but does not authorize drivers to violate parking regulations.
  • Disabled Vehicles: If a vehicle becomes inoperable on campus, it must be reported within an hour to Parking Services (910-893-1376) or Campus Safety 910-893-1375). Vehicle must be moved within 24 hours and must not create any obstruction or hazard.
  • Revocation of parking privileges: Parking Services has a no tolerance policy on cheating. If you forge, alter, or steal any form of parking authorization, or use or display a permit that you have not obtained from the department, your parking privileges will be revoked for one year, and a letter requesting disciplinary action will be sent to the Office of Community Standards.
  • Updating your parking account: Permits are not transferrable. Any changes in license plate information, vehicle make, model, color and year should be reported to Parking Services by emailing


Penalties for failing to observe university parking regulations include, but are not limited to: fines, loss of parking privileges, booting of your vehicle and towing of your vehicle at your expense. The person to whom the vehicle is registered at Parking Services is responsible for all citations, boots, and/or tows to that vehicle.


The following fines have been established for parking violations:

Parking Fines:

Offense Fine
Parking in Handicap space/access $125.00
Parking in a fire lane $95.00
Parking in wrong lot $55.00
Parking in a loading zone $55.00
Parking over allotted time $55.00
Parking in faculty/staff (F/S) $55.00
Failure to display current permit $55.00
Parking in Visitor/Reserved space $55.00
Double parking $55.00
Parking on grass $40.00
Parking in unmarked space $40.00
Failure to properly display permit, displaying multiple permits, incorrect vehicle information $40.00
Failure to move vehicle for events $40.00


Parking Services is under no obligation to contact the owner, operator or registrant of a vehicle at the time it is booted or towed.

Vehicles may be booted for the following:

  • Failure to display a current campus permit. No prior notification required.
  • 4 or more violations
  • Parking in a “Reserved” space/area.

If a vehicle is immobilized with a boot, the student must come to Parking Services, located at Campus Safety, to resolve the matter so the boot may be removed. A $75.00 administrative fee will be charged to the student’s account.

The violator has up to 48 hours to resolve this matter. After 48 hours, the vehicle will be towed at owner’s expense, the permit will be removed, and a new decal will need to be purchased to park on campus.


The parking office is under no obligation to contact the owner, operator or registrant of a vehicle at the time it is booted or towed.

Vehicles may be towed, at the owner’s expense, without prior notification, if any of the circumstances listed below apply. When a vehicle is towed as a result of multiple parking violations, the parking permit will be removed at the time of towing, and a $75.00 administrative fee will be charged to the student’s account. Another permit will need to be purchased to park on campus (“Y” Lot ONLY). The following violations are cause for a vehicle to be towed:

  • Parking in or blocking access to fire lanes and/or handicapped spaces
  • Parking on-campus after parking privileges have been revoked for excessive parking violations
  • Inhibiting the flow of traffic or blocking entrances to parking areas, buildings, loading zones
  • Parking along marked curbs
  • Any vehicle that has been booted in the academic year can be towed for any further violations
  • Receiving 5 or more parking violations
  • Parking in a reserved space
  • Failure to move vehicle after notification of lot closure
  • Abandoned or disabled vehicles are subject to towing at the owner’s expense, unless the owner notifies Parking Services (910-893-1376) within 1 hour. The owner must make arrangements with the towing service to retrieve the vehicle. This fee will not be charged to a student’s account.

Towing of vehicle will result in loss of permit. Another permit will need to be purchased to park on campus.

Motorcycles, Motor Scooters, Mopeds and Golf Carts

Motorcycles, motor scooters and mopeds, as defined by North Carolina Motor Vehicle laws, are considered motor vehicles and must comply with all appropriate rules and regulations as set forth in the University Traffic and Parking regulations. Golf carts can only be used if approved by the Vice President for Student Life and Christian Mission and must comply with all rules and regulations as set forth in the University Traffic and Parking regulations.


All bicycles and scooters, including (E-Skateboards, E-Scooters, E-Unicycles and Onewheel) must be registered online and permits obtained from Parking Services. Bicycles and scooters are to be secured only to bicycle racks strategically located on campus. Parking and securing of bicycles in any location other than bicycle racks is prohibited. Bikes parked in an unauthorized area (i.e., handicapped ramps, university signs, posts, attached to railings, left in doorways or in stairwells, etc.) or in any other location that in any manner obscures the free ingress or egress of any building, thus interfering with the access to facilities as required by the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act, will result in the removal of the bike by the Campus Safety Office. It is not necessary to obtain a new permit each school year if the bicycle has previously been issued a permit from Parking Services. Any bicycle left on campus after the end of the academic year will be collected and donated to charity.