General Policy

All persons operating vehicles and bicycles on campus are responsible for complying with the Wright State University parking policy (University Policy 7410), and the vehicle laws of the State of Ohio, Greene County and the City of Fairborn.

The following policies apply to all vehicles operated on campus, including but not limited to motor vehicles, motorcycles, and bicycles.

  • Pedestrians have the right of way at all times.
  • Permits are required in all parking lots from 6am until 10pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 6am until 4pm on Friday. Handicap, state vehicle, specifically assigned reserved spaces, and resident lots are restricted at all times. Faculty and Staff with a valid parking permit may use the unspecified A spaces after 4pm.
  • Responsibility for locating a legal parking space resides with the vehicle operator. Lack of an available parking space is not justification for violation of parking regulations. Permit parking spaces in specific lots are not guaranteed to be available.
  • The university assumes no responsibility for vehicles or their contents, including lost or stolen permits.
  • Campus permits are sold and issued only by the Department of Parking and Transportation.
  • University funds may not be used to purchase parking permits for any employee including those hired through temporary employment agencies and adjunct professors.
  • Departments charging a fee for workshops and classes may include the fee for their attendees' parking permit. Optionally they may require attendees to purchase their parking permits.
  • The legal permit registrant, vehicle owner(s), vehicle operator, and/or permit holder is responsible for all violations involving the registered vehicle.
  • Permits must be attached to the inside rear view mirror with the identification visible from the front of the vehicle.
  • Transferring the permit to the vehicle being used is the responsibility of the permit holder.
  • Only one permit may be purchased or issued per individual.
  • Due to the limited availability of restricted parking spaces, the sale and issuance of permits may be discontinued at the discretion of the Department of Parking and Transportation.
  • Parking regulations are in effect at all times.
  • The maximum vehicle speed limit on all campus roads, as well as in all parking lots, is 20 mph, unless posted otherwise.
  • Overnight parking is not permitted. Exceptions are noted in the Resident Student parking permit section.
  • Vehicles must be parked inside the specified parking space lines.
  • Two- or Three-wheeled motor vehicles should park in lined out corners at the end of rows, except next to handicap spaces and fire lanes. If a lined out area is unavailable, faculty/staff may use a standard size B space, and commuter students may use a standard size C space.
  • Wright State University parking permits are not valid during events at the Nutter Center.