Parking for Students

Anyone who is registered and attends any class (or classes) and is not a full-time employee of Ashland University is required to secure a permit for their vehicle. Students who reside off campus and attend classes before 5 p.m. weekdays are considered commuter students and must also register their vehicle with the Safety Services department. Commuter students whose classes do not begin before 5 p.m. weekdays are not required to purchase a permit, but must adhere to the Ashland University parking policies for students. The cost for the permit is $80 per year for the first permit. Students are permitted to have only one vehicle on campus at a time. Commuter students who wish to register an additional vehicle may do so for a fee of $2 per vehicle (up to a total of three vehicles). Please refer to the parking policies section for additional details. Resident students who change their vehicle must return the old permit before a new permit will be issued. The cost to receive a new permit is $2. Students are not permitted to move the permit from one vehicle to another.

To register your vehicle, please follow these steps:

1. Save the Student Parking Registration Form to your desktop.
2. Complete the form (permits will only be issued if all information is complete).
3. Email the completed form to infodesk@ashland.edu.

* A $80 permit fee will automatically be charged to student account.

Lot Assignments

  • Class status for the year the permits are valid (i.e. senior, junior, etc.).
  • The date and time the form is submitted to the Safety Services department.
  • The request by the student as indicated on the Vehicle Registration Form.
  • Availability at the time of assignment.
  • Commuter or resident status.

Permits will be available in mid-July and can be picked up at the Safety Services window (ID required - i.e. Eagle Card). Reserved permits will be held until the end of the second week of classes; after that time, reserved permits not picked up will be redistributed. At the start of the fall semester, permits may be purchased directly at the service window in the Safety Services office. Students are permitted to have only one vehicle on campus at a time. Commuter students who wish to register an additional vehicle may do so for a $2 fee. A copy of the BMV issued Vehicle Registration slip is required to register the second vehicle. Unless approved by the Director of Safety Services, students are not permitted to register a vehicle not owned by themselves or their parent(s).

Please Note

Students who park their vehicle on campus, yet fail to properly register their vehicle and display a permit, are in violation of the parking policies and subject themselves to having their vehicle towed or immobilized without notice. The student (or owner) is responsible for all fees associated with the tow. Ashland University is not responsible for any damage to a vehicle that has been towed. Vehicles that are immobilized because the owner/operator has failed to register their vehicle will not have the device removed until the vehicle is registered and a $25 boot removal fee is paid. Permits are not to be moved from one vehicle to another.

Contact Us

Department of Safety Services

Hawkins Conard Student Center
401 College Avenue
Ashland, OH 44805

Dave McLaughlin
Director, Safety Services
dmclaugh@ashland.edu

Kathy Ruffner
Admin. Assistant, Safety Services
kruffner@ashland.edu

Office: 419.207.5555
Fax: 419.207.5000
security@ashland.edu