Vehicle Registration

All students and employees bringing a vehicle to campus must register it with the Campus Safety Office.

All students are required to register their vehicles upon arrival on campus. Faculty/Staff are required to register their vehicles upon beginning their employment with the University. 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.

After registering online, your parking permit can be picked up at the Campus Safety Office. Student parking permits must be affixed to the outside of the rear window on the driver’s side of the vehicle. Employee parking permits hang from the rearview mirror with the University logo and permit number facing outward. Parking permits are not transferable.

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. Campus parking lots are designated by the letters A through Q. Review the Campus Parking Map here. The rules and regulations that govern this privilege are as follows:

Parking Permits and Restrictions

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 been 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. Overnight parking (10pm-6am) for students with a Surface Lot Permit is only permitted in Parking Lots: F, M, N, P or Q.

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. Commuter students may register up to two vehicles.

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. Employee parking permits are non-expiring and each employee may register up to three vehicles.

Temporary Parking Permit

Students and employees bringing a non-registered vehicle onto campus must obtain a temporary parking permit. Temporary Permits must be requested through the “Register My Auto” link on the Portal and then picked up 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 or close parking lots at any time based on the needs of the University.

Campus Speed Limit

The speed limit throughout the campus is 15 MPH.

Guest Parking

Students/employees may not park in designated Guest Parking spaces

Handicapped / Disabled People

There are several areas on campus reserved for those with state-issued handicapped/disabled parking permits. Violations 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 must be moved immediately after completing loading/unloading. 15-minute parking spaces are available in Lots H, F, J, K, M, N, Q.

Overnight Parking
Overnight parking restrictions are in effect from 10PM — 6:00AM daily.  Employees and Commuter Students leaving a vehicle on campus overnight must notify Campus Safety by calling (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 or loading dock.
  • Parked in a handicap space without proper permit.
  • Parked in a posted "No Parking" zone.
  • A vehicle determined to be abandoned, 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 Citations

Vehicles parked in violation of these rules may be issued a citation for the violation every 24 hours. Habitual violators may be referred to the Office of Student Life for a violation of the Student Conduct Code.

Students/Employees whose registered vehicle is issued a citation will receive an email in their CUW email account and the fine will be immediately charged to their university account. Citation fines must be paid in the Cashiers Office located in Stuenkel Hall room S103. Failure to pay a citation within 14 calendar days from the date of issuance will result in an additional late fee.

Citation Appeals

Parking citation appeals may be submitted online by logging into the portal at  Appeal forms are available by following the “Register My Auto” link on the Campus Life, Employee and Student tabs.  Appeals must be submitted within 7 calendar days from the date the citation was issued.  After your appeal is reviewed, you will receive an email notification as to the disposition of the citation. 

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
  • Handicapped spaces are reserved for persons with appropriate placard and/or plates only.
  • 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.
  • Vehicles must be parked in one parking space and in the center of that space. Vehicles occupying more than one parking space may be issued a parking citation and towed at the owner’s expense.
  • 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.
  • Campus Safety reserves the right to close/block exits and entrances at any time to accommodate large crowds and provide a safe environment for pedestrians. We also reserve the right to relocate permit holders as needed.
  • There is no smoking or loitering allowed in the parking structure. Once your vehicle is parked, you are expected to exit the parking structure.
  • Resident student guests are not allowed to use the parking structure. All guests must register at the Campus Safety Office with the resident student present. Guests will then be instructed where to park.
  • Vehicles determined to be not in operable condition, must be removed off campus within three days or they may be towed at the owner’s expense.
  • Use of the parking structure for automotive repairs of any type is prohibited.
  • Use of skateboards, bicycles, rollerblades, scooters, etc. in the parking structure is prohibited.

Updated: 9/10/2021


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