Campus Safety Policies
Campus Parking and Traffic Regulations
Motor Vehicle Registration I
Vehicles parked on UD property by students, faculty or staff must display a current
UD registration decal. These decals are available 24 hours a day from the Campus Safety
Office located on the first floor of Haggar University Center. If a registered vehicle
is sold or otherwise disposed of, the old decal must be removed, Campus Safety must
be notified and any replacement vehicle registered. Decals may not be mounted to any
nonpermanent device or transferred from one vehicle to another. To register a vehicle,
all students must fill out the online student vehicle registration form available
from the Campus Safety webpage and show a current UD Identification Card. To be registered,
vehicles must be in operating condition with current state registrations, inspections
The following parking and traffic regulations protect the safety and security of the
campus and create efficient parking and traffic flow. The regulations apply to all
students, staff and visitors. Voluntary compliance with these regulations is the goal;
however, parking fines may be imposed to deter violations. A one-time waiver on a failure to register citation will be given with the purchase
of a current decal within 5 days of receiving the first citation. A one-day temporary
parking permit will be available free of charge.
The non-refundable registration fee is as follows:
- Undergraduate Students and Braniff Graduate Students: if a permit is purchased in
the fall semester, the fee is $125.00 for the entire academic school year. If a permit
is not purchased until the spring semester, the fee is $75.00 for the remainder of
the academic school year. If a permit is not purchased until the summer, the fee is
$25.00. All permits issued to Undergraduate Students and Braniff Graduate Students
will expire on August 31.
- Parking Fees for Students enrolled in the University of Dallas’ Graduate College of
Business and University of Dallas School of Ministry Degree Programs: If a permit
is purchased in the fall semester, the fee is $80.00 for the entire academic year
and will expire on August 31. If a permit is not purchased until the spring semester,
the fee is $50.00 and will expire on August 31. If a permit is not purchased until
the summer, the fee is $20 and will expire on August 31. Students that are exclusively
taking courses online do not have to purchase a permit and should park in Visitor
- The university is unable to provide “close-in” parking for all vehicles. Purchasing
a parking permit does not guarantee a parking place nor does the perceived lack of
parking space justify violation of any parking regulation.
- Rules and regulations are enforced year-round, including weekends, holidays, breaks,
study day, and summer (with the exception of VISITOR spaces, which are enforced 7:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays).
- The speed limit on all university property is 20 MPH. Violators may be ticketed.
- The fact that a citation is not issued when a vehicle is illegally parked does not
mean nor imply that the regulation or rule is no longer in effect.
- UD is not responsible for loss or damage to vehicles parked on or in transit on UD
- Any vehicle operated or parked on university property must comply with the state
registration requirements and display a current vehicle registration sticker and license
tags. Additionally, proof of liability insurance must be carried in the vehicle and
shown to UD Campus Safety upon request. Failure to meet these requirements may result
in the vehicle being banned from campus.
- Any inoperable vehicle on the UD campus may be towed at the owner’s expense.
- Throughout the year, the campus may host special events that require reserved parking
for the patrons. This may result in some inconvenience to students, but does not authorize
drivers to violate parking regulations.
- Any questions regarding the parking and traffic regulations may be directed to UD
Campus Safety Department. The department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
and may be contacted at any time by calling (972) 721-5305 or by using the emergency
phones that are strategically located throughout the campus.
Motor Vehicle Registration II
- All vehicles parked at any time on UD property must display a current parking permit.
Permits may not be falsified, transferred to another person or vehicle, forged or
altered. Permits must be permanently affixed to the inside of the vehicle’s front
window, lower left side. Motorcycle permits must be readily visible.
- All expired UD parking permits must be removed from the vehicle prior to affixing
the current year permit.
- Purchasing a new vehicle or changing from the vehicle originally registered requires
a replacement permit. Additionally, lost, stolen or damaged permits must be replaced
immediately. The fee for a replacement permit is $5.00 when the original permit is
returned. Otherwise, the replacement fee will be the cost of purchasing a permit for
the remainder of the current year. This fee applies to all permit types.
- Temporary permits are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the UD Campus Safety
Department for those with a current parking permit. There is no charge for a temporary
permit; however, these will be issued for a maximum of 14 days. If another vehicle
is being used for longer than 14 days, a permanent permit must be purchased.
- A visitor is defined as one who has no affiliation, association or relationship with
UD as a student or employee. Students are not considered visitors during Christmas
break, Spring break, and summer or study days.
- Visitors to UD should be given parking guidance by the person or organization inviting
them to campus.
- Visitors using vehicles that have a current UD parking permit must comply with the
rules and regulations that apply to that permit.
- One-time visitors to the university should use the designated visitor parking spaces
located in front of Carpenter Hall and behind the Library. Long-term visitors will
be issued a temporary parking pass upon written request from the sponsoring department
or office. Guests of the university and other sponsored visitors are given a parking
pass to be displayed on the dashboard of their vehicle. These parking passes are issued
by the Campus Safety Office upon receipt of a signed written request from the sponsoring
on-campus group or department.
- If name or permit number are not known, a citation is issued to the owner/operator
of the vehicle. Students are responsible for any citation issued to their vehicle.
- Fines must be paid within seven (7) days. Fines can be charged to the student account.
- Campus Safety Officers will issue citations for observed Parking or Traffic violations.
A copy of the citation will be attached to the vehicle in violation or, when the violator
is present, will be presented to the violator. The Campus Safety Office maintains
records of all violations. Citations for violators who cannot be stopped or who will
not stop are forwarded to the registered owner of the vehicle. NOTE: Campus Safety
Officers are not empowered to void a written citation.
- Unless otherwise posted or published, all traffic and parking rules are in effect
seven days per week, 24 hours per day. No deviation from published rules or issue
of special parking permits will be made without the prior approval of the Campus Safety
- All citations issued by the Campus Safety Department may be appealed within a reasonable
amount of time, preferably within five days of the date of the citation. Only appeals
for legitimate discrepancies with regard to the current parking policy will be considered.
Appeals must be made by completing the online ticket appeal form or the hard copy
form located at the Campus Safety Office.
- Information Regarding Appeals: You cannot appeal a ticket because you believe it is
unfair. If you are illegally parked for any reason, and/or for any amount of time,
your appeal will be denied. Opinions that you do not believe the fines imposed or
the rules are fair will not be permitted during the ticket appeal hearing. Ticket
Appeal Hearing Appeals are held by appointment only. You will be required to make
a decision to attend the appeal hearing or not. If you choose to attend then you must
appear. Failure to appear will result in your appeal being denied. Individuals appealing
parking violations will be notified as to when and where to appear. You will receive
an email regarding your appeal, which may take up to two weeks to process.
Immobilized (Booted) or Towed Vehicles
- Vehicles that have been charged with three (3) or more citations may be immobilized
or towed. There is a $50 service charge to release an immobilized vehicle. The owner
of a vehicle towed from campus is responsible for all costs related to the towing
and storage of the vehicle.
- The university shall not, nor shall any of its authorized personnel, be liable or
assume any responsibility for any loss or damage resulting from a vehicle being immobilized
- Vehicles illegally parked (regardless of number of violations) are subject to being
immobilized or towed when parked in or obstructing a fire lane, reserved space, handicap
or handicap access space, overtime in a loading zone, blocking another vehicle in
a parking space or blocking a driveway, aisle, entry or exit to any parking area.
- If a vehicle has been towed or immobilized, the individual seeking release of the
vehicle may obtain the necessary information from the UD Campus Safety Department
by calling (972) 721-5305.
- An excessive number of parking citations will not be tolerated.
- Persons who have been charged with three citations may be notified that their parking
privileges are in jeopardy.
- Upon receipt of the sixth citation, parking privileges may be immediately suspended.
- Failure to comply with the terms of the suspension or continued receipt of citations
may result in an additional $100.00 fine along with the offense fine, immediate towing
and disciplinary action by the Director of Student Affairs.
Residence Halls Move In/Out Procedures
- Special loading/unloading areas will be designated for fall “move in” and spring “move
out” of residence halls and identified by temporary signs.
- Visitors (parents) and students are expected to show courtesy to others by moving
vehicles from these zones into other authorized parking spaces as soon as possible.
- Vehicles are forbidden from driving or parking on sidewalks or grass at any time.
Violators are subject to having their vehicles towed at owner’s expense.
- All persons should lock their vehicles while parked on campus.
- Theft of, damage to or accidents involving vehicles should be reported to UD Campus
- Theft of or damage to personal property or property owned by UD (while on campus)
should be reported to UD Campus Safety immediately.
- All lost and found items should be reported to or brought to the UD Campus Safety
Department as soon as possible.
- Students may not leave their vehicle on UD property during a semester in which they
are not enrolled (including summer) without the consent of the UD Campus Safety Supervisor.
- The University of Dallas strongly discourages students, faculty or staff from leaving
vehicles on its property unmoved for any reason. However, should it become necessary
to leave a vehicle for longer than 48 hours due to breakdown or other reason, the
Campus Safety Office must be advised as to the nature of the problem and the owner's
plans to move the vehicle. Vehicles that do not have a current license plate, vehicle
inspection sticker or current registration decal may be treated as an abandoned vehicle.
- Registration decals are placed on the inside of the front windshield of the vehicle,
above or beside the state mandated stickers, OR in the center of the windshield behind
the rearview mirror, below the tinted area. The decal must be clearly visible to a
person standing in front of the vehicle. Hang tags must be displayed from the rearview
mirror. On motorcycles, attach the decal on the lower left corner of the windshield
or on the center line side with the front fork facing outward. It must be visible
from the front. Or, the owner may fabricate a metal plate on the rear of the vehicle
and attach the decal there.
- Parking violation citations are issued 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A list of the
parking violations may be found on the UD Campus Safety website.
Bicycles and Special Vehicles
- Bicycles should be secured in bicycle racks and registered with the UD Campus Safety
Department. Riders must comply with all state and local laws. Pedestrians have the
right of way.
- All buses, RVs, trailers and boats must obtain permission from the UD Campus Safety
before parking on UD property. NO PERMANENT PARKING ALLOWED FOR THESE VEHICLES.
Parking For Students With Disabilities
A number of parking spaces are available on campus for individuals with disabilities.
These parking spaces are distinctively marked and regulated by state law. These spaces
are for the exclusive use of officially designated persons with disabilities. Students
park in specially designated spots if they have a vehicle with a special license plate
including the state recognized symbol, a properly displayed disabled parking placard
issued in accordance with state law. As a private property owner, the University
has designated additional parking spots for use by students who are designated as
temporarily disabled through the Student Health Center. Students with approval of
the Student Health Center will be issued a placard by the Campus Safety Office that
must be displayed on the vehicle dashboard.
Loading Dock Parking
The Haggar Loading dock is strictly reserved for University of Dallas owned vehicles
and vendor or service supplier delivery vehicles.
Vehicles on the Mall
No vehicle may be operated on the paved mall area without the explicit written permission
of the Campus Safety Supervisor or the Facilities Department.
Abandoned Vehicles Policy
Although strongly discouraged, should it become necessary to leave a vehicle for longer
than 48 hours, the Campus Safety Office must be advised as to the nature of the problem
and the owner’s plans to move the vehicle. Vehicles that do not have a current license
plate, vehicle inspection sticker or current registration decal may be treated as
an abandoned vehicle and will be processed according to state law.
Parked vehicles that create a traffic or safety hazard may be towed at the owner’s
expense. Hazard areas include but are not limited to: fire lanes, handicapped parking,
dumpster areas, loading docks, blocking fire hydrants, etc. Vehicles with three or
more unpaid citations may be towed without notice and the vehicle impounded.
Everyone parking on University of Dallas property is subject to the rules and regulations
of the university. Vehicles and persons found to be in violation of the provisions
of these rules may be issued written citations from the university. The vehicle owner
must make payment of university fines directly to the Campus Safety Office within
seven business days of the issuance date of the citation or the fine will be charged
to the appropriate university account.