All members of the University community are responsible to read and know the regulations for driving and parking on campus. Any questions regarding these regulations should be addressed to Parking Services at 503-838-8267 or

Parking on Campus

  1. All vehicles parked in campus lots must display a current WOU parking permit, 24 hours a day Monday through Friday..
  2. Lack of a parking space, or an overabundance of parking spaces, is not a valid excuse for violating any WOU parking regulation.
  3. Vehicles must be parked within indicated parking spaces. Parking in angled spaces is head-in only.
  4. Permit, meter, and correct lot requirements are enforced 24 hours a day starting at 6 a.m. Monday through 6 p.m. Friday, 12 months a year. All other parking regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  5. Permit, meter and correct lot requirements are suspended during the following holidays: New Years Day; Martin Luther King Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day and the day after; and Christmas Day.
  6. If a driver leaves the scene while being issued a citation, it will be recorded and the registered owner will be responsible for the fine.

Driving on campus

  1. The speed limit on all campus parking lots is 10 miles per hour.
  2. Observe speed limits, barricades, bicycle lanes, crosswalks, traffic signs and disabled spaces.
  3. Driving or parking vehicles, bicycles, motorcycles, mopeds, scooters, or other motorized vehicles on sidewalks and lawns is prohibited (service vehicles exempted).

Other regulations

  1. Metered spaces are for visitors who do not possess a valid campus permit. Unless there is valid time on the meter, permitted and “E” plate vehicles may not park in metered spaces. Vehicles at meters are checked and subject to citation every two hours from 6:00 a.m. Monday through 6:00 p.m. Friday.
  2. WOU assumes no liability for personal injury, or for the care and/or protection of any vehicle or its contents while the vehicle is operated or parked on campus.
  3. Bicycle racks are provided for bicycles only. Bicycles not parked in racks or those impeding traffic may be removed at the discretion of the Public Safety Supervisor on duty.
  4. Bicycles (with the exception of Public Safety Officer bikes) are not permitted in buildings at any time.
  5. Persons whose vehicles have broken down on campus should notify Public Safety immediately to avoid citation. Officers will attempt to aid those individuals.
  6. Major mechanical repairs to vehicles on campus are prohibited.
  7. Vehicles abandoned on campus for more than 72 hours may be towed at owner’s expense. Unlicensed vehicles and those with expired vehicle registrations will be considered abandoned and subject to removal at the owner’s expense.




Office of Public Safety
(503) 838-8481 | or email:

Parking Services
(503) 838-8267 | or e-mail: | Hours: 8am-5pm