Parking on Campus
Parking is enforced on campus twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. All vehicles on campus are required to have a permit and park in accordance with the St. Edward’s University Traffic and Parking Regulations. The university's parking system eliminates the need to have or print a physical permit to place on your windshield or dash, your license plate is your permit. The university uses License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology for enforcement and to issue ePermits. Please contact the Parking Services office at parking [at] stedwards.edu or (512) 326-PARK (7275) for all questions or concerns regarding campus parking.
Students can purchase academic year, semester, and daily ePermits by logging on to myHilltop. Students may now register up to two vehicles on their permit, but only one vehicle is allowed to be parked on campus at a time. Permit holders may add or delete vehicles as needed at any time by accessing their account via myHilltop. Please make sure to enter the correct license plate information for your vehicle. Incorrect license plate information could result in the vehicle being ticketed or towed at the owner’s expense.
Commuter Students have the option of purchasing either an Economy or Standard ePermit. Please visit myHilltop, and choose the ePermit option for you.
Residential Students who want to park on campus are able to purchase an economy ePermit by visiting myHilltop. Residential students that purchase an Economy ePermit can have up to 10 guest day passes per semester to register vehicles for friends and family while they are on campus visiting. These guest permits are not allowed to be used for other students.
Faculty and Staff
Faculty and Staff are able to purchase academic year, semester, daily ePermits by logging on to myHilltop. Faculty and Staff may now register up to three vehicles on their permit, but only one vehicle is allowed to be parked on campus at a time. Permit holders may add or delete vehicles as needed at any time by accessing their account via myHilltop. Please make sure to enter the correct license plate information for your vehicle. Incorrect license plate information could result in the vehicle being ticketed or towed at the owner’s expense.
Visitors planning a trip to campus can obtain a free guest ePermit by contacting the university department sponsoring their visit or by purchasing a visitor ePermit (Pay-to-Park) online. Individuals receiving a free guest ePermit will be directed where to park by the university department sponsoring their visit. Individuals purchasing a visitor ePermit (Pay-to-Park) online can only park the yellow Economy lots (Lots, P1, P2, P3, Q, T1, and U) Monday through Friday from 7 am to 5 pm. Visitor ePermit holders are also authorized to park in any of the green Standard lots lots Monday through Friday from 5 pm to 7 am and all day on the weekends. Please reference the campus parking map for lot locations.
If you are attending a university sponsored event on campus, please check the events parking portal and register your vehicle in advance at https://stedwards.nupark.com/events.
Appeal or Pay Parking Citation
Individuals who receive a parking citation have 10 calendar days from the date that the citation was issued to appeal online or pay the citation anytime at https://stedwards.nupark.com/portal/Citations.
Continued violations of traffic and parking regulations may result in disciplinary action, towing of the vehicle, and revocation of on-campus parking privileges. If a vehicle is towed, it is the driver’s responsibility to pay any fees or fines assessed by the towing company. St. Edward’s University is not responsible for any damages or losses caused by towing or unauthorized parking. The following reasons are not considered a legitimate basis for filing an appeal:
- Disagreement with the St. Edward’s University Traffic and Parking Regulations
- Unawareness of the regulations
- Stated inability to find a valid parking space
- Operation of the vehicle by another individual
- Failure to issue citations previously for similar violations
- Tardiness to class and/or appointment
- Inability to pay fine
- Received incorrect verbal information from another individual
- Observing others illegally parked
All appeal cases from the Fall 2017 semester have been closed. Please contact us at parking [at] stedwards.edu or (512) 326-PARK (7275) for questions or concerns regarding the appeals process or to pay for any citations issued before January 1, 2018.