Parking on Campus - Frequently Asked Questions
Why must I have a permit?
Just like most places, MU has limited parking. Parking must be regulated to ensure its fair, safe and orderly usage by persons permitted to use MU parking areas.
Do I need a permit if I only am taking one night class?
Parking is open to park freely on campus without displaying a parking permit after 4p.m. Monday through Friday. Parking is also open to park without a permit during weekend hours. Weekend hours starts 4p.m. Friday and end 8a.m. Monday. You cannot park in any reserved parking space at any time, even during open parking times. A reserved parking space is a space reserved with a sign or a numbered blue lined parking space around the residence halls.
When are parking regulations enforced?
Although a valid parking permit is only needed 8am-4pm Monday through Friday, parking regulations are enforceable 24 hours a day, all year long. Special exceptions are noted in the complete parking regulations. Remember, you must still park legally in a lined parking space to avoid receiving a parking ticket for not parking properly while on campus at all times including open parking times.
I am a resident and have a blue permit with an assigned parking space number, can i park anywhere else?
You must remain in your assigned parking space from 8am - 4pm Monday through Friday. After 4pm weekdays and all weekend you can parking in any non-reserved white lined parking space on campus. You should NEVER park in someone else's number blue space at any time.
I am a resident and have a blue permit with an assigned parking space number, somebody is parked in my parking space, what should i do?
Park in the nearest white lined space near your residence hall. Call the parking office at 717-871-5964 to report a vehicle in your parking space. You can also leave a tip on the LiveSafe app.
Why do the fines seem so high?
Fines and fees are set the by University and are used to offset the cost of maintaining the parking system, including lot maintenance, signage and equipment. Questions concerning the fees and use of funds should be directed to the University Police Chief or the Vice President of Finance and Administration Office.
Can I appeal a fine?
Yes, the University Parking Office does have an appeal process if you received a parking ticket for not displaying a parking permit (during weekdays 8a.m. - 4p.m.) or most other fines. A handicap ticket or a #8 violation on your parking ticket cannot be appealed. If you wish to appeal a parking ticket you received, you must do so within 72 hours of receiving your parking ticket. Please remember that it is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with Pennsylvania State parking regulations as part of your PA driving privileges when you received your driver's license.
What happens if I don't pay my tickets?
Unpaid tickets are subject to late fees. You will be reminded of your outstanding fines via email if your vehicle is registered. You will also receive an email each time a ticket receives a late fee.
You must understand that unpaid fines constitute a legal debt owed to the University. Thus, if fines remain unresolved, this results in a student being placed on "Hold" with the Registrar's office. This means that the student would be unable to register for future classes and can not receive grades or transcripts. Substantial unpaid fines and/or tickets result in the possibility of having your vehicle towed, booted, or a loss of parking privileges. PLEASE read and understand university parking regulations, and resolve your fines BEFORE these occur.
We are not responsible for any fees added to outstanding parking tickets if you failed to register your vehicle. All fines will need to be paid prior to any parking permit being issued if you decide you want to apply for a permit after a parking ticket has been issued.
Where can I find more information?
This website contains all the information you need to apply for a parking permit regardless if you are a visitor, student or employee at Millersville University. Our complete Millersville University parking regulations are also located on our parking website.