Out-of-State Resident Students – Summer 2017

Students,

If you live out of state and are planning to head home for the summer, you have the option to leave your FAU registered vehicle on campus for the duration of the summer term.*

Please make sure that you have followed the directions below before you leave to avoid incurring citations or fees during your absence.

  • You must be registered for the Fall Semester of 2017.
  • You must park in Lot 28 or 31. Parking in other lots is not permitted.
  • You must pay the Summer Permit Fee of $32.04 in person at the off­ice of Parking and Transportation Services. Do not pay online via your student account.

Upon completion of these steps, you are permitted to leave your vehicle on campus for the duration of the summer semester. Remember to remove all valuables and personal belongings!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at (561) 297-2771.

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Cans for Cites – 2016 Holiday Season

WHAT: Pay for FAU Parking Citations with non-perishable canned goods. For every can brought in, a $5 credit will go toward the citation. For example, have a $25 citation? Pay with five cans! Exclusions apply. See Rules below for details. Canned food collected will benefit FAU’s Beyond Food Program and Boca Helping Hands. For more information and items to donate, please visit fau.edu/dean/beyondfood.

WHEN: Monday, November 14, 8 a.m. through Friday, December 9, 5 p.m.

WHERE: Parking & Transportation Services, Boca Raton Campus, Student Support Services, Bldg. 80

RULES: Applicable Citations: Citations $25.00 or less (i.e. no permit, back-in parking, etc.)
Excluded Citations: Citations with a fee $50.00 or more (i.e. hazardous parking, fire lane, loading, reserved, disabled, etc.); Citations for parking on grass/ sidewalk/ crosswalk, late citations.

Any citations meeting the criteria and issued during the program dates must be paid off with the non-perishable canned good by 5 p.m., Friday, December 9. Valid for one (1) citation per student.

Cans for Cites-Dec 16

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Important Notice: Late Payments

Effective immediately, all late payments for citations (over 14 days) must be completed online.

To make an online payment, use the following steps:

1. Login to myFAU.

2. Click the “Money Matters” tab. (Faculty/Staff click the “Staff” tab)

3. Click the Parking and Transportation Services link in the bottom right corner of the page. (Top center for Faculty/Staff)

4. Click “Pay Citations”.

5. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Payments can be made via computer or mobile device.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (561) 297-2771.

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Cans for Cites – August 2016

WHAT: Pay for FAU Parking Citations with a non-perishable canned good. Canned food collected will benefit FAU’s Beyond Food Program and Boca Helping Hands. For more information and items to donate, please visit fau.edu/dean/beyondfood.

WHEN: Monday, August 22, 8 a.m. through Friday, August 26, 5 p.m.

WHERE: Parking & Transportation Services, Boca Raton Campus, Student Support Services, Bldg. 80

RULES: Applicable Citations: Citations $25.00 or less (i.e. no permit, back-in parking, etc.)
Excluded Citations: Citations with a fee $50.00 or more (i.e. hazardous parking, fire lane, loading, reserved, disabled, etc.); Citations for parking on grass/ sidewalk/ crosswalk, late citations.

Any citations meeting the criteria and issued during the program dates must be paid off with the non-perishable canned good by 5 p.m., Friday, August 26. Valid for one (1) citation per student.

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Help! I can’t find any parking spots!

I can’t find any parking spots!

 FAU Garage 1

The Beginning of a New Semester!

The beginning of a new semester or academic year brings with it the challenge of finding the perfect parking spot.  Everything takes a little longer on campus during the first weeks of a new semester!  Take comfort that after a few weeks the hectic search will stabilize as students and faculty get used to the schedules, routines and the locations that are available at different times during the day.


Follow Us.

During the first few weeks of each semester we try to live tweet as the garages and lots fill.  Throughout the year we also try to retweet any local traffic issues that might affect our Owls.

facebook button      twitter button         Garage 3 Digital Monitor


Digital Counter and Signs.

Watch for signs on the front of the garages and DO NOT PULL IN IF THE SIGN SAYS FULL.  Garage 3 (by the stadium) has a digital counter that shows available spaces.  The digital counter can also be viewed on our website.


Alternate Entrances.

3 entrances to FAU from Glades Rd

Three (3) entrances to FAU from Glades Rd.


There are 5 entrances to FAU.

  1. Three (3) entrances off Glades Rd.
  2. Spanish River through the Research Center
  3. The 20th Street entrance from Federal Hwy (between Glades and Spanish River).


Allow extra time.

Surprisingly there really is plenty of parking spots on campus.  However, they cannot all be right next to our classes, therefore everyone must allow extra time to walk or take a shuttle from the outer lots.

Adjusting your arrival time on campus may make a difference in the competition you face for a parking space.


Know your options.     FAU Parking Google Map

As with all large Universities, everyone wants to park in the central campus lots.  Keep in mind that these lots (Lots 1, 4, 7, 16, 25, 28) usually fill first.  If you are arriving after 8am it will be an exercise in futility to drive around trying to get one of these spots.

Each semester is a little different, however historically Tuesdays and Thursdays are the busiest days.  The parking garages are usually full by 11:00 at the latest.  So if you are arriving on campus after that time it is usually wise to head to the outer lots. (Lots 5, 12, 13). 

Familiarize yourself with the map, so you know where to find the outer lots when you need them.  It takes far less time to walk from Lot 5, then it does to drive aimlessly around in traffic looking for a lucky spot.


Park once.

This is good advice no matter what time of year. If you need to be at various locations on campus throughout the day, leave your car where you parked it and either walk or jump on Owl Express to get there. It’s also good for the environment. (Possibly your waistline too 😉 )

 

How Not to Get a Citation

How Not to Get a Citation


Make sure you know the Parking Rules.

  1. Make sure your permit is active and up to date.  Click Here to find how to order your permit!
  2. Take a moment to read the rules and regulations.

Following these simple parking rules can save you the frustration and costs associated with receiving parking citations.

 

 

 

Let Parking & Transportation help if we can.

Our Customer Service staff is available via email faupark@fau.edu or by phone 561-297-2771 to answer questions and help solve problems.

 

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I got a Parking Citation! What do I do now?

FAU Parking Lot from Stadium

I got a Parking Citation?  What do I do now?

The rules of parking are designed to make parking as fair and easy as possible for everyone.  FAU Parking Regulations are strictly enforced, but we do have an appeals process.


What you need to know.

If you feel that a Parking and Transportation citation was issued in error or that there were extenuating circumstances associated with the citation, you can appeal for the citation.  You must submit the appeal online through your Parking and Transportation account within fourteen (14) calendar days of the issue date of the citation.

Boot fees and late charges are not eligible for appeal, and can be avoided by paying or appealing the citation within the 14 day window.  Citations may be paid or appealed through your MyFAU Account.

The first Appeal:

The first appeal is reviewed by the Assistant Director of Parking and Transportation Services or designee. The Assistant Director or designee will review the appeal and upon determining the outcome, notify the appellant in writing by email of the decision. If the citation is sustained, the fine must be paid within fourteen (14) calendar days of the date of the decision, unless a final appeal is timely filed.

The Second (Final) Appeal:

A final appeal of the citation may be made by requesting a hearing before the Parking Violations Appeal Board. The Board is composed of seven (7) members: two (2) faculty, three (3) staff members from the University community, two (2) students and two (2) alternates. The Chief of Police or designee will act as adviser to the Board. The Board must establish a quorum to hear appeals. A quorum shall be defined as a minimum of five (5) members of the Parking Violations Appeal Board.

The final appeal must be submitted within fourteen (14) calendar days of the decision on the first appeal. The documentation that was reviewed will be forwarded to the Board, however the Board will make an independent determination of the case. The individual will be notified of the date, time, and location of the hearing and may present evidence. If the individual elects not to attend the hearing, the written appeal will be read aloud for the Board to review. The individual will be notified in writing of the decision of the Board.

If the citation is sustained, the fine must be paid within fourteen (14) calendar days of the Board’s decision. The Parking Violations Appeal Board is the final appeal authority; no further appeals are permitted.


Effective Appeals: 

Keep it brief and to the point.  Be sure to address the issue of the citation. (Don’t bring up tangential matters.  Avoid the temptation to editorialize. We are aware that convenient parking is scarce.)  Re-read your appeal, and be sure to provide all the information requested, before you submit it.  Familiarize yourself with the Parking Regulations so you know what you are contesting.  Remember: Abusive, abrasive, sarcastic or profane language will not help your appeal in any way. 


Ineffective Appeals Include:

Deniable appeals are those that in one way or another request an exemption to the Parking Rules & Regulations. People who attempt exemptions to the rules compromise the fairness to the people who park properly. Therefore, appeals of this type are bound to be denied.

How Not to Get a Citation

How Not to Get a Citation

These Include but are not Limited to:

  • “I do not agree with the parking regulation.”
  • “I didn’t know that was a rule.”
  • “I could not find any parking.”
  • “It wasn’t me driving my car.”
  • “I’ve parked there before and never received a ticket.”
  • “I thought the rule was something else.”
  • “Nobody TOLD me……”
  • “Someone told me something else.”
  • “I was late for ………”
  • “I can’t afford to pay it.”
  • “I didn’t know my permit was displayed wrong or expired.”
  • “Traffic was terrible.”
  •  “I was told incorrect verbal information.”
  • “I didn’t feel the designated parking area was safe.”
  • “I thought it was a space.”
  • “I was only there for one (two, five, ten…) minutes.”
  • “There is no sign that says I can’t park there.”
  • “The meter JUST ran out/I couldn’t get back to feed the meter.”

Read More about your citation or appeal here:

http://www.fau.edu/parking/citationsappeals.php

Take a moment also to #KnowRulesNoCitations: 

http://www.fau.edu/parking/parkingrules.php

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Headed Out of State for the Summer Without Your Car?

Where to park cars on campus for summer

Out of State Resident Students have the option to leave your car on campus for the summer break as long as you are returning for the Fall Semester 2014.

Please make sure that you have followed all the directions below BEFORE YOU LEAVE in order to legally leave your vehicle on campus and avoid any citations or fees.

• You must be registered for the Fall Semester 2014.
• You must pay the Summer Permit Fee of $32.04. The Summer Permit is Valid from May 5th through August 8th.
• You must park in Lot 28, 31 or 60 ONLY.

We also would also like to suggest that you  from the vehicle to reduce any chance of break-ins.

Please remember that Florida Atlantic University is not responsible for anything while the vehicle is parked on campus. Anyone who chooses to leave a car on campus does so at their own risk.

We hope you have a wonderful summer break and we look forward to seeing you when school starts this fall.

Where to park cars on campus for summer

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