Know Rules = No Citations

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Take a moment and watch Owlsley demonstrate proper parking technique.
Special thanks to our Videographer Briana Balentino and Diego Meeroff over at
University Communications and our parking staff being such good actors!

We had such a great time filming, we thought we would share some behind the scenes photos with everyone.

 

How Not to Get a Citation

Here is your quick reference on the parking rules. Take a moment to read them and #AvoidCitations.


 

 

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Do You Need a Permit?

Welcome Back!

Permits are available online for students, staff & faculty. When you order online, make sure to print out your temporary permit and place it on your dash. The temporary permit does have an expiration date, so make note of it and if for any reason you do not receive your permit in the mail before the expiration date, pop into the office in the Student Services Bldg to get one.  Use the cheat sheets below!

Replacement Permits Did you get a new vehicle?  Replacement Permits are $15, but if you bring in the old one to the parking office we will replace it for free. bring in the old one.

If you are an adjunct please give the office a call at 561-297-2771 to activate yours.

Here are your cheat sheets on how to get your permit!

How to get a permit

How to get a permit FACULTY

 

How Not to Get a Citation

How Not to Get a Citation

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Blue/Green Permit Enforcement Begins January 12, 2015.

 

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Here is your quick reference on the parking rules. Take a moment to read them and #AvoidCitations.

Remember: We have lifted the permit requirements in GREEN and BLUE lots for the first week of the semester.  Students may park in any GREEN or BLUE lot without a permit displayed until January 12, 2015.

(Red permit lots, meters, reserved/assigned spaces and all other violations are still enforced.)

New Permits can be purchased online using your MyFAU account.

If you are replacing a permit, bring in the old to the Parking window in the Student Support Bldg. for a free replacement.  (If you don’t have the old one the fee is $15).

 

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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.

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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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Thanksgiving Reminders and Schedule Change

Happy Thanksgiving

We wish you all a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving

The Parking Office and Information Booth will close at 3pm on Wednesday 11/26/14.    We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

Please remember to appoint a responsible Designated Driver and if you do find yourself in a situation where you feel you must drive you can call AAA Tow To Go Program. 

 

 

 

 

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Garage 1 First Floor Reserved 11/5 & 11/6

FAU Google Map

The 1st floor of Garage 1 (including the ramp to the second floor), and Volusia St. will be reserved for an event on Nov. 5th & 6th.

Please be sure to take a moment to look at the parking map and have a back up lot in mind especially if you will be arriving on campus after 10:30 on Thursday.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

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Student Temporary Permits Just Got Easier

If you will be renting or borrowing a vehicle temporarily you will need to have a a Temporary Permit.  Valid Permit holders are entitled to 3 free temporary permits.

Students can now get temporary permits online your MyFAU Account and print them out from home.
You can still come into the Office of Parking & Transportation or the Information Booth and we will be happy to assist you with your Temporary Parking Permit.  You can also print one out at the Self Service Kiosk in the Lobby of the FAU Police Department. 

Student Temporary Permit Instructions

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Motorcycle Parking – Stay between the lines

Unlike cars, Motorcycle Parking Spots do allow for multiple motorcycle or scooters to be parked in the same spot.  However, please do not park outside the lines, on the grass, on the sidewalk or in the street.  Any vehicle, scooter, or motorcycle parked outside lines of a space is in violation of the FAU Parking Rules and Regulations.

We have noticed that this has been occurring in the Motorcycle parking spots behind the Recreation and Fitness Center.  If this spot is full please seek alternate motorcycle parking in Lot 7 in front of Education or Lot 2 (NE corner next to the medical college).

Thanks for your cooperation.

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FAU Zipcar Launch

Wednesday, September 24 marked the University’s annual Campus Sustainability Day and this year was special in that Zipcar, the car-sharing service,  officially launched for the entire FAU community.

Zipcar, an alternative to bringing a car to school, gives members 24/7 access to vehicles parked right on the Boca Raton campus. Low hourly ($7.50/hr) and daily ($69/day) rates include gas, insurance and 180 miles per day to go wherever you want to go. Members can reserve cars online or with a smart phone for as little as an hour or up to seven days. More information can be found at http://www.zipcar.com/fau.

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Garage 3 – 1st Floor Reserved 9/11/14

Part of Garage 3’s 1st floor will be reserved for a special event all day on September 11, 2014.  We are apologize for any inconvenience and encourage you to follow us on Twitter @FAUPark as we live tweet available parking.

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Know the rules before you park. #AvoidCitations

 

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Classes start  Today!

Here is your quick reference on the parking rules.  Take a moment to read them and #AvoidCitations.

Remember:  We have lifted the permit requirements in GREEN and BLUE lots for the remainder of the Summer Semester. Students may park in any GREEN or BLUE lot without a permit displayed  until August 25, 2014. (Red permit lots, meters, reserved/assigned spaces and all other violations are still enforced.)

 

 

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Parking meters in Lot 1 just got more convenient.

Lot 1 Meters Take Credit

Lot 1 Meters Take Credit In an effort to make things more convenient for our guests, the single use meters in Lot 1 (near Garage 2) can now take Visa & MasterCard as well as coins.  You can use coins to buy a minimum of 15 minutes, credit cards can be used to buy a minimum of 1 hour.

Reminder: Meters are not for use by cars with permits.  They are reserved for guests to our campus only.  If you have a permit on your car be sure to park in the corresponding color lot.

 

 

 

 

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Permits are available online now.

Welcome Back!

Permits are available online now (early) for students, staff & faculty.  When you order online, make sure to print out your temporary permit and place it on your dash.  The temporary permit does have an expiration date, so make note of it and if for any reason you do not receive your permit in the mail before the expiration date, pop into the office in the Student Services Bldg to get one.

If you are an adjunct please give the office a call at 561-297-2771 to activate yours.

Here are your cheat sheets on how to get your permit!

How to get a permit

How to get a permit FACULTY

 

How Not to Get a Citation

How Not to Get a Citation

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Parking Office to Move to Student Services Bldg

In an effort to be more accessible and convenient to the FAU community, Parking & Transportation Services will be moving our office to the old cashier’s office in the Student Services Building (bldg. 80). We hope to be in our new home tentatively by July 28th, (barring any unforeseeable circumstances). Please be sure to follow us on Facebook (FAUParking) & Twitter (@FAUPark) for updates on any changes to our move date.

The Florida Atlantic University Police Department will remain in the Campus Operations Building (bldg. 69), and the self-serve parking permit kiosk currently housed in the lobby of the University Police Department will remain and be continue to be available for use.

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Commencement & Lot Closures

The University will mark the end of the 2014 Spring Semester with six commencement ceremonies on Thursday, May 1 and Friday, May 2. The ceremonies will be held in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium on the Boca Raton campus. Commencement proceedings will begin at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. both days.

Boca Raton Campus employees are advised that traffic will be especially heavy on graduation day, particularly at the Glades Road entrance and along West University Drive. Parking Lot 16, located directly in front of the Student Union, will be reserved for disabled and VIP access for ceremony attendees only. Please note that on graduation day, Lot 16 will be considered a reserved lot and not available for use by permit holders.

Parking and Transportation Services and the FAU Police Department are requesting that all staff, faculty and students who work in Buildings Student Support Services (80), Student Union buildings (31 and 31A-E), and Housing (46) park in Lots 17, 19, 20 or Parking Garage One on Volusia Street. Employees working in buildings 80, 46 and 31 with valid disabled placards will be able to park in Lot 16. Please access the parking lot using the south-east entrance off of Dade Avenue. When approaching the parking lot, please have your disabled parking permit visible for verification upon entry to the lot.

Thank you for your cooperation as we work together to make this Graduation Day a day for the graduates and their guests to enjoy and remember. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 561.297.2771.

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