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Parking & Traffic

Parking & Traffic

In the interest of safety, and to accommodate the growing need for parking, AUM has a variety of parking options including parking meters, registered parking, and designated parking for residence halls and members of the Wellness Center. 

Frequently asked questions

Parking map

Parking permits

All vehicles parking on campus (with the exception of those parking in metered spots) are required to be registered with campus police or park in a metered spot. All registered vehicles must display one of the following permits:

  • Annual parking permit decal in lower corner of driver side back windshield
  • Faculty/Staff Reserved hang tag displayed in front window
  • Wellness Center Member hang tag displayed in front window
  • Annual vendors are issued decals to place in the lower corner of the driver side back windshield.
  • Temporary parking permit placard placed in driver side corner of front windshield
  • Faculty/Staff General decals are placed in the lower corner of the driver side back windshield.

Parking fines of students, staff, and faculty must be paid online or in the Office of Student Accounts. Parking fines for non-students and non-employees can be paid at the AUM Police Department service desk 24 hours a day. See AUM’s official AUM Parking Policy for permit fees and other information.

Parking policy highlights

This information is not a substitute for the official parking rules and regulations. If your question is not answered here, please read the full AUM Parking Policy or contact the AUM Police Department at (334) 244-3424.

  1. 1. All vehicles parking on campus (with the exception of those parking in metered spots) are required to be registered with campus police or park in a metered spot.
    • Students who park on campus will be assessed a fee of $30 per year.
    • Faculty/Staff reserved parking privileges will require a fee to $75 per year.  Faculty and staff who do not wish to park in the reserved parking spaces will register for General Permit Parking and WILL NOT be charged to register their vehicle(s).
  1. 2. All registered vehicles must display one of the following permits:
    • Annual parking permit decal in lower corner of driver side back windshield
    • Faculty/Staff Reserved hang tag displayed in front window
    • Wellness Center Member hang tag displayed in front window
    • Annual vendor permit hang tag displayed in front window
    • Temporary parking permit placard placed in driver side corner of front windshield
  1. 3. Cost for registering vehicles will be as follows:
    • Non-resident students — $30.00 per academic year; will grant access to general permit parking areas. 
    • Resident students — Included in housing costs; will grant access to residential permit parking areas
    • Faculty and staff — None; will grant access to general permit parking areas
    • Faculty and staff reserved zone — $75.00 per academic year; will grant access to Faculty/Staff reserved parking areas
    • Wellness Center — None; will grant access to Wellness Center parking lot
    • Annual Vendor/Guest Pass — None; will grant access to general permit parking areas
  1. 4. All guests parking on campus must do one of the following:
    • Park in a metered spot and pay for appropriate time
    • Obtain a guest pass from campus police at no charge
    • Obtain an annual vendor pass from campus police at no charge
    • Display placard distributed by conference services (conference attendees)
  1. 5. Parking policy will be monitored for registration between the hours of 7 am–6 pm Monday through Friday.
  1. 6. Parking at the baseball, softball and soccer fields, intramural fields, and at running trail and track will not be monitored for registration.

DEFINITIONS 

  1. 1. General Permit Parking: White lined spots located in each of the parking lots on campus. Any registered vehicles are permitted to park in these spots.
  2. 2. Residential Permit Parking: White lined spots within lots designated for residential parking.
  3. 3. Faculty/Staff Reserved Parking: Orange lined spots found in most of the lots on campus. Only vehicles showing a “faculty / staff reserved” permit will be allowed to park in these spots.

PROCEDURES

  1. 1. Registration
    • All students and staff will register their vehicles through a designated online system. Payment can be submitted at the time of registration or, for students, charged to a student account.
    • Registration is done on an annual basis based on academic year. Rates will be pro-rated from time of purchase.
    • Vendors and guests may register at campus police.
    • Two vehicles may be registered per registration fee for general permit and residential permit parking. Vehicles must be in the name of employee/student, family member of employee/student or member of employee/student household. Faculty/Staff reserved parking only allows for one vehicle per registration fee.
    • Those who register online can print out their receipt to pick up their parking tag at campus police.

Parking tickets and appeals

Parking will be enforced by Campus Police. Fines are as follows:

  • Parking in an accessible space: $150
  • Parking adjacent to a fire hydrant: $50
  • Parking in reserved space:  $50
  • Double parking:  $35
  • Parking in loading zone:  $50
  • Expired meter:  $10
  • Parking by yellow curb:  $35
  • Improper parking:  $35
  • Parking in a driveway:  $35

Pay fines for parking violations in person at the AUM Police Department service desk, 24-hours a day. Violators may appeal fines to the Director of Police Operations at (334) 244-3424 or parking@aum.edu.

Safety escorts

Safety escorts are available on campus to members of the campus community 24-hours a day, seven days a week. You may request a safety escort by calling 334-244-3424 or by stopping by the AUM Police Department service desk. If you need an off-campus safety escort, we can request that the local law enforcement agency meet you at your destination.

Traffic guidelines

The AUM Police Department is authorized to monitor and enforce traffic and parking regulations. Its goal is to provide you with safe, lawful and reliable access to campus. Follow these traffic guidelines when operating a motor vehicle on AUM property:

  1. Speed for motor vehicles on AUM property ranges from 25 to 10 mph; 25 miles per hour on straight away and 10 mph in parking lots.
  2. No person shall operate a motor vehicle at a greater speed than is reasonable and prudent under existing conditions.
  3. Driving on grass or sidewalks is prohibited at all times.
  4. Exceeding the speed limit or otherwise operating a motor vehicle in a reckless manner is grounds for revocation of parking and driving privileges on AUM property.
  5. Motor vehicle accidents which occur on AUM property should be reported to the AUMPD at 334-244-3424. Accident reports are available upon request for insurance purposes for a fee of $5.
  6. Motorcycles and motorbikes, including mopeds, will be operated only on motor vehicle thoroughfares.

Traffic violations

Moving traffic violation or criminal citations are adjudicated through the appropriate municipal, circuit, or district court.

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Address

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Office Hours

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E-mail

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