Campus Safety

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 and tags.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 parking.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. The speed limit on all university property is 20 MPH. Violators may be ticketed.
  6. 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.
  7. UD is not responsible for loss or damage to vehicles parked on or in transit on UD property.
  8.  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.  
  9. Any inoperable vehicle on the UD campus may be towed at the owner’s expense.  
  10. 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.  
  11. 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

  1. 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.  
  2. All expired UD parking permits must be removed from the vehicle prior to affixing the current year permit.  
  3. 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.  
  4. 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. 

Visitors

  1. 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.  
  2. Visitors to UD should be given parking guidance by the person or organization inviting them to campus.  
  3. Visitors using vehicles that have a current UD parking permit must comply with the rules and regulations that apply to that permit.  
  4. 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.  

Fines

  1. 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.  
  2. Fines must be paid within seven (7) days. Fines can be charged to the student account.  
  3. 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.  
  4. 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 Supervisor.   

Appeals

  1. 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.  
  2. 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

  1. 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.  
  2. 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 or towed.
  3. 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.  
  4. 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. 

Excessive Violations

  1. An excessive number of parking citations will not be tolerated.  
  2. Persons who have been charged with three citations may be notified that their parking privileges are in jeopardy.  
  3. Upon receipt of the sixth citation, parking privileges may be immediately suspended.  
  4. 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

  1. Special loading/unloading areas will be designated for fall “move in” and spring “move out” of residence halls and identified by temporary signs.  
  2. 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.  
  3. 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. 

Miscellaneous Information

  1. All persons should lock their vehicles while parked on campus.  
  2. Theft of, damage to or accidents involving vehicles should be reported to UD Campus Safety immediately.  
  3. Theft of or damage to personal property or property owned by UD (while on campus) should be reported to UD Campus Safety immediately.
  4. All lost and found items should be reported to or brought to the UD Campus Safety Department as soon as possible.  
  5. 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.  
  6. 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.  
  7. 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.  
  8. 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

  1. 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.  
  2. 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.

Towing Policy

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.  

Violations

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.

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