Public Safety is responsible for monitoring vehicles parked on campus. Public Safety officers patrol the parking garage and parking lots to help create a safe environment. They are also charged with the responsibility of ticketing parking violators and enforcing parking regulations.
The Dominican University parking garage and parking lots are only open to properly registered and permitted vehicles. The three parking lots are: the east lot with an entrance on Park Avenue, the west lot with an entrance on Division Street and off Thatcher Avenue and the Greenfield lot adjacent to the parking garage. The parking garage, accessible from the west parking lot, is located on the northwest side of the Main Campus. Dominican also offers remote parking at the Priory Campus at 7200 West Division Street. Shuttle service is available seven days a week. A shuttle schedule is available at the Welcome and Information desk, through the DU Mobile App, or at http://www2.dom.edu/parking.
Visitor parking is reserved for the parking of a non-student, non-faculty or a non-staff member.
Short-term visitor parking, without a permit, is located around the circle, inside the main entrance at 7900 West Division Street. Short-term visitor parking is for visitors who are on campus for less than two hours.
Long-term visitor parking is for visitors who are on campus for longer than two hours. They should not park around the circle, but rather register for a temporary permit and park in the east or west lot or parking garage. Temporary permits are available at the Public Safety Office or the Welcome and Information Desk.
The East lot is reserved for Resident Parking ONLY. Vehicles not displaying the Resident permit will be ticketed. **Please note that this restriction will be waived during all home athletic events held in the Igini Sports Forum**
Public Safety will be enforcing the 2am-6am overnight restriction for all vehicles including resident permits in all parking areas seven days a week. Residents can only park in the East lot overnight or by special instruction from Public Safety during inclement weather. All overnight guests who need to leave their vehicle on campus overnight will need to obtain a temporary overnight permit.
Roof level parking in the parking garage will only be allowed Monday thru Friday 8am– 8pm. Any vehicles parked outside of those hours will be ticketed. Access to the roof level will be blocked outside of those hours.
Parking permit information can be found online at http://www2.dom.edu/parking
Dominican University parking tickets are issued for parking violations on campus. The due date for fine payment or appeal is 14 days from the date of the ticket. The amount of the fine may be added to your tuition bill or deducted from your paycheck.
Security officers will ticket the following violations:
- Vehicles without a valid permit.
- Vehicles improperly parked in lots, fire lanes, near fire hydrants, handicapped spots, loading docks, resident sister’s parking, other restricted areas, and vehicles exceeding the speed limit.
- River Forest Police also ticket violations in fire lanes, handicapped spaces, and near fire hydrants.
Additionally any vehicle displaying a falsified permit, counterfeit permit, unregistered permit or an unauthorized copy of a permit will be considered in violation of the parking policy and will be ticketed.
Parking enforcement is in effect 24 /7 and 365 days a year. Parking at Dominican University again is allowed by permit only, which includes both main and Priory campuses.
Vehicles receiving a third ticket will have an orange tow warning sticker placed on the driver’s side window. This warning sticker is to inform the vehicle operator that the vehicle is eligible to be towed away at the owner’s expense. On the fourth violation, the vehicle will be ticketed and towed.
The River Forest Police Department also patrols and tickets on campus. River Forest Police generally ticket vehicles blocking fire lanes or throughways and handicapped parking violators. River Forest tickets are completely independent of Dominican University. To appeal, one may have to appear in front of a village hearing officer or in court.
Parking Ticket Appeals
To appeal a Dominican parking ticket, submit a Support Center case at http://supportcenter.dom.edu. A review board will meet and communicate to you via your DU email address only.
You must file for an appeal within 14 days of the violation or you will be unable to appeal the ticket.
The purchase of a parking permit allows you to park on campus. It does not guarantee you a spot.
The following types of reasons are not acceptable grounds for appeal:
- lack of knowledge of the regulations(i.e. have not read regulations)
- other vehicles were also parked improperly
- late to class or appointment
- disagreement with or inability to pay the amount of fine(s)
- lack of space
- unread or misunderstood signs