Parking on the CUW Campus

The operation and/or parking of a motor vehicle on the Concordia University WI campus is a privilege given to all students and employees. The rules and regulations that govern this privilege are as follows:

Vehicle Registration

To register your vehicle, log into the portal at and follow the “Register My Auto” link on the “Campus Life” tab. To register your vehicle, you will need to know the vehicle make, model, color, year and license plate number.

Student Vehicle Registration

All students bringing a motor vehicle (including motorcycles / mopeds) to campus must annually register it with the Campus Safety Office. Resident students are allowed to register and obtain one parking permit. Commuter students are allowed to register two vehicles and obtain a parking permit for each vehicle. Student parking permits must be affixed to the outside of the rear window on the driver’s side of the vehicle.

Faculty / Staff Vehicle Registration

Faculty / staff are required to register their vehicles (including motorcycles/mopeds) upon beginning their employment with the University. Faculty / staff are allowed to register three vehicles. Faculty / staff permits can be moved between the faculty / staff members registered vehicles as needed. Faculty / staff permits are non-expiring.

After completing the online registration, your parking permit can be picked up at the Campus Safety office. Parking permits are not transferable. Students / faculty / staff who no longer have a vehicle must notify Campus Safety in order to update their registration records. 

Registration Fee

All students utilizing a vehicle on campus will be charged a parking fee each academic year (see fee chart for current parking fee). Students can pay this fee when registering their vehicle online, or have the fee charged to their university account.

Residental students may only register and receive a parking permit for one vehicle. Those who only reside on campus for the fall semester may receive a credit upon completing the housing withdrawal process. Students who only reside on campus for the spring semester will pay a prorated fee of $100.

There is no registration fee for faculty or staff registering their vehicles.

Parking Permits

Concordia University parking permits are color coded as follows:

  • Blue: Faculty and Staff
  • Green: Commuter Student
  • Red: Resident Parking Stucture
  • Black: Resident Surface Lot
Parking Lot Restrictions

Resident students who have earned less than 90 credits will be issued a red Parking Stucture Permit must park in the parking structure at all times.

Resident students who have earned 90 or more credits will be issued a black Surface Lot Permit. Students with a Surface Lot Permit may park in any campus parking lot between 6am-10pm. .  After 10pm, resident students with a Surface Lot Permit are only permitted to park in Parking Lots: F, M, N, P, Q or those spaces specifically designated by a Resident Student Surface Permit parking sign in parking lot O. Resident students with a Surface Lot Permit are not guaranteed a surface lot parking space near their assigned resident hall.

Commuter students will be issued a green Commuter Parking Permit and may park in any parking lot except lots M, N, P or the parking structure unless the parking space is otherwise designated by a sign.

Faculty and Staff members will be issued a blue Faculty / Staff Permit and may park in any parking lot except lots M, N, P or the parking structure unless the parking space is otherwise designated by a sign.

Parking Permit Placement

Student parking permits must be affixed to the outside of the glass on the driver’s side of vehicles rearmost window. The rearmost window is the window above a trunk or within the lift gate/hatchback of a vehicle. Faculty/Staff parking permits hang from the rearview mirror with the University logo and permit number facing outward. Exceptions to the parking permit placement location may be made by Campus Safety on a case by case basis.

Temporary Parking Permit

Students and employees temporarily bringing a non-registered vehicle onto campus must obtain a temporary parking permit. Temporary Permits must be requested in person in the Campus Safety Office. Temporary permits may be issued for up to 14 days. Resident students are limited to 2 temporary permits per semester.

Traffic & Parking Enforcement

Campus Safety is responsible for traffic control and parking enforcement on campus. Campus Safety may revise the parking rules, close parking lots, close or block parking lot exits and entrances at any time based on the needs of the university. Campus Safety reserves the right to issue resident students a type of parking permit they may not be otherwise eligible for and to relocate permit holders as needed.

Campus Speed Limit

The speed limit throughout the campus is 15 MPH.

Guest / Visitor Parking

Students, faculty and staff may not park in designated Guest Parking spaces. Faculty / staff wishing to reserve a parking space for a guest should contact Campus Safety via email. Resident students inviting a non-student guest to stay on campus overnight are required to obtain a guest parking permit for their guest. Resident student guests will be instructed where to park at the time the permit is issued. General public visitors may park in any parking space in any campus parking lots EXCEPT: Lot M, Lot N, Lot P or the Parking Structure unless the parking space is otherwise reserved by sign.

Handicapped / Disabled Parking

Handicap / disabled parking spaces are available throughout the campus. Any person with a state issued handicap / disabled permit or license plate may park in any designated handicap / disabled parking space on campus. Campus Safety does not issue temporary handicap / disabled parking permits. Those in need of a temporary handicap / disabled permit must apply for the permit through the Wisconsin Department of Motor VehiclesViolations for Parking in a handicapped / disabled parking space without a state issued permit may be referred to local law enforcement.

Motorcycle Parking

Motorcycles must be registered with Campus Safety. Motorcycles may not be parked in the same parking space as a vehicle. Motorcycle parking is available in Lots H, I and N and the Parking Structure. Resident students with a motorcycle must park in the designated area in the parking structure. Resident students may register an automobile and motorcycle.

Loading and Unloading Parking

Students / employees needing to load or unload their vehicle may park in a designated 15-minute parking space. Vehicles parked in these spaces must have the emergency (hazard) lights activated. Vehicles may not remain parked in a loading/unloading space for more than 15 minutes. 15-minute parking spaces are available in Lots H, F, J, K, M, N, Q.

Overnight Parking

Overnight parking restrictions are in effect from 10 PM — 6:00 AM daily.  During the academic year, overnight parking for commuter students, faculty or staff is only permitted in parking lot F. For overnight parking accommodations during non-academic periods such as winter break, spring break or summer, contact Campus Safety at (262) 243-4344 or via email.

Vehicle Towing Policy

Concordia University reserves the right to tow any vehicle from university property for the following violations:

  • Parked in an area designated as a fire lane.
  • Parked blocking access to a dumpster, loading dock or other area on campus.
  • Parked in a handicap space without proper state issued permit.
  • Parked in a posted "No Parking" zone.
  • A vehicle determined to be abandoned, not in operable condition, a hazard or obstruction.
  • A vehicle in violation of any campus policy.
  • Any vehicle not removed from a parking lot which has been closed for a special event or snow removal.
  • Repeated violations of the parking rules and regulations.

The vehicle owner will be responsible for all costs associated with the towing and storage of their vehicle.

Parking Lot Escorts

Campus Safety officers will provide an escort for any student or employee to or from any parking lot on campus to the closest building entrance upon request. Students requesting an escort to the parking structure should meet Campus Safety officers at the entrance to Albrecht / Wartburg. Escorts can be requested by calling Campus Safety at (262) 243-4344 or Ext: 4344 from an on-campus phone.

Please note that Campus Safety Officers may not be immediately available to respond to a request for an escort, however, an officer will respond as soon as possible.

Parking Structure Regulations
  • The speed limit within the parking structure is eight miles per hour (8 MPH). All drivers must follow the directional signage and markings while in the parking structure.
  • If you are found responsible for causing damage to the parking structure or equipment, any other person’s vehicle or property or for violation of any of these rules, you may have your parking privileges revoked and be subject to a police investigation and/or restitution.
  • There is no smoking or loitering allowed in the parking structure. Once your vehicle is parked, you are expected to exit the parking structure.
  • Use of skateboards, bicycles, rollerblades, scooters, etc. in the parking structure is prohibited.
General Parking Regulations

The following additional regulations apply campus wide:

  • Use of any campus parking lot or the parking structure for automotive repairs of any type is prohibited. Campus Safety may be able to provide assistance with jump starting your vehicle or inflating flat tires.
  • Vehicles must be parked in one parking space and in the center of that space. Vehicles parked over the yellow parking space line and occupying more than one parking space may be issued a parking citation and towed at the owner’s expense.

Parking Warnings / Citations

At the issuing Campus Safety officers discretion, vehicles parked in violation of these rules may be issued a warning for the violation in lieu of a parking citation. Campus Safety officers are under no obligation to issue warnings and are not required to issue a warning before issuing a citation for a violation of the parking rules.

Parking Citations

Vehicles parked in violation of these rules may be issued a citation for the violation every 24 hours. Students, faculty or staff whose registered vehicle is issued a citation will receive a citation notification email in their CUW email account. If a vehicle is parked in violation of more than one parking rule, a separate citation may be issued for each observed violation

Parking Citation Payment

Parking citations on a student/employees university account may be paid online through the CUW Portal, in person at the Cashier’s Office located in the Student Services Center located in Stuenkel Hall room S103 on the Mequon campus or by mailing a check to: Concordia University Wisconsin, Attn: Accounts Receivable, 12800 N. Lake Shore Dr, Mequon, WI 53097. If paying by mail, please include the original citation or write the parking citation number and your F00# on the check. Do not send cash. Citations not paid within 14 calendar days from the date of issuance will be assessed an additional $20 late fee and will be charged to your university account if applicable. This may result in a “hold” being placed on the university account. A convenience fee will be applied to online credit card transactions

Parking Citation Appeals

If you believe you were parked in compliance with the CUWAA parking rules, you may submit an appeal online at by following the “Register My Auto” link on the Campus Life tab of the CUW Portal. Appeals must be submitted within 7 calendar days from the date the citation was issued. You will be notified via email as the outcome of your appeal.

Habitual Violator

Habitual violator is defined as an individual who receives three or more parking citations in an academic year. Students who habitually violate the campus parking rules will be referred to the Dean of Students Office for a violation of the Student Conduct Code. Faculty or staff members who habitually violate the campus parking rules will be referred to the Human Resources Office. Referrals to the appropriate office will be made following each subsequent violation.

List of Parking Violations and Fines
  • 15 Minute Parking Violation - $30.00
    • Parking in excess of 15 minutes in any designated 15 Minute Parking space on campus. 
  • Fail to Obey Stop Sign - $30.00
    • Failure to come to a complete stop at a stop sign in any campus parking lot or at a campus roadway intersection.  Stop sign violations occurring at the intersection of a campus road and public road may be referred to local law enforcement.
  • Fail to Register Vehicle - $50.00
    • Failure to complete the annual vehicle registration process including picking up a parking permit from the Campus Safety Office and having a current and valid permit displayed on the vehicle. 
  • Fail to Properly Display Permit - $30.00
    •  Failure to display the campus parking permit in the proper manner or location on the vehicle.   This includes not affixing the permit to the vehicle.
  • Guest / Visitor Parking Violation - $30.00
    • Parking in a designated guest or visitor parking space or lot by a CUW student, faculty or staff member. 
  • Handicap Parking Violation - $75.00
    • Parking in a designated handicap / disabled parking space without a properly displayed and/or valid government issued handicap / disabled permit or license plates.
  • Impede / Obstruct Traffic - $30.00
    • Parking a vehicle in a manner that impedes or obstructs the free flow of other vehicular or pedestrian traffic in a campus parking lot or on a campus roadway.
  • No Parking Zone Violation - $30.00
    • Parking in any area on campus designated by a sign or pavement/curb markings as a No Parking Zone.  This includes areas temporarily closed by Campus Safety or reserved for a special event.
  • Parked in Fire Lane - $30.00
    • Parked in any area of a parking lot or roadway on campus designated by sign or pavement / curb markings as a Fire Lane.
  • Parked Outside Parallel Lines - $30.00
    • Parking in a manner in which the vehicle occupies more than one parking space or straddles a painted parking stall line at the end of an aisle of parking in a parking lot or in the parking structure.
  • Overnight Parking Violation - $30.00
    • Parking a vehicle between the hours of 12:00am and 6:00am in a campus parking lot in which overnight parking is prohibited. 
  • Drive / Park on Grass or Walkway - $50.00
    • The operation of; or parking of; any motor vehicle on the grass or a campus walkway is prohibited. 

      *CUWAA owned golf carts, utility vehicles, maintenance equipment are permitted to drive / park on the grass or walkways when done so in a responsible manner.
  • Unauthorized Parking Violation - $30.00
    • Parking a vehicle in a campus parking lot which the vehicle is not authorized to park in as determined by the type of parking permit that has been issued to that vehicle owner OR, parking an unregistered vehicle in a parking lot reserved for vehicles with a specific permit type area such as Parking Structure or Resident Student Surface Lot permit.

      *Resident students with a Parking Structure permit parked in compliance with the Loading/Unloading zone rules may not be issued a citation for Unauthorized Parking.
  • Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle - $50.00
    • The operation of a motor vehicle on campus in a manner which creates a hazardous situation for pedestrian or other motor vehicle traffic or; in a manner which has potential to cause property damage or personal injury or; in a manner in which the operator may lose control of the motor vehicle. 

Updated: 8/10/2022


Concordia university reserves the right to modify or change parking rules and regulations or void parking permits as deemed necessary.

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Questions / Concerns

Campus Safety officers are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Please contact Campus Safety with any parking questions you may have.

Office: Rincker 023
Phone: 262-243-4344