Parking for Students

Registered students at Ashland University who wish to park their vehicles on campus must complete all required registration forms before doing so.

  • Students who attend at least once class and do not work as full-time employees of the university are required to secure a permit for their vehicle. 
  • Students who reside off campus and attend classes before 5 p.m. on weekdays are considered commuter students. They should secure a permit for their vehicle and register their vehicle with Ashland University Safety Services. 
  • Commuter students whose classes do not begin before 5 p.m. on weekdays are not required to purchase a permit, but must adhere to the parking policies for students.

Students are permitted to have only one vehicle on campus at a time. The cost of a parking permit is $95 per year. 

  • 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). A copy of the BMV-issued vehicle registration slip is required to register the second vehicle with Safety Services. 
  • Resident students who change their vehicle must return the old permit before a new permit will be issued. The cost for the new permit is $2. 
  • The cost to replace a lost permit is $95. 

Students are not permitted to move a parking permit from one vehicle to another. 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 refer to the parking policies section for additional details. 

Registering Your Vehicle

To register your vehicle, please complete the Student Parking Registration Form. This form may only be completed online and is required for both the university and Ashland Theological Seminary campus. After completing the form, the $95 permit fee will automatically be charged to your student account. Please only register your vehicle once to avoid incurring extra fees.

After registering your vehicle, you will receive a temporary license plate. You will use this until you are issued a permanent plate. When you receive your permanent plate, please call Safety Services at 419-207-5555 to update your information.

Students at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences can obtain their permits at the Student Services Office in room 133 of College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

If you are a College of Nursing and Health Sciences student who is unable to pick up your parking permit at the Safety Services office on main campus, please reach out to or

Lot Assignments

Parking lot assignments are made based on availability at the time of assignment. Students may request specific lots on the Vehicle Registration Form. To request a specific lot, students must indicate their status as a commuter or resident student.

After Registering Your Vehicle

Permits ordered prior to July 25 will be available for pick-up in mid-August. Bring your student ID to the Safety Services window on the first floor of the Student Center. Permits ordered after July 25 are unlikely to be ready for pickup by the start of the school year. Resident students will receive their permit at residence hall check-in. Reserved permits will be held until the end of the second week of classes and will be redistributed if not picked up. If you are a College Credit Plus student, inform Safety Services staff when you arrive at the office and they will give you your hangtag.

Students who graduate in December may return their permit sticker to Safety Services before commencement to be reimbursed for $47.50.

Parking On Campus Without a Permit

Students who park their vehicle on campus without properly registering their vehicle and displaying a permit are subject to having their vehicle towed or immobilized without notice. The owner/operator of the vehicle is responsible for all associated fees. Ashland University is not responsible for any damage to vehicles that have been towed. Vehicles that are immobilized because the owner/operator has failed to register their vehicle will not have the immobilization device removed until registration is complete and a $25 boot removal fee is paid. There is also a $25 charge for vehicle lockouts and jumpstarts for students who park on campus without a permit.


Parking for Faculty and Staff

All employees of Ashland University are required to display a valid parking permit while their vehicle is parked in an Ashland University parking lot. To register your vehicle(s), please print and complete the Faculty/Staff Parking Registration Form. Submit the completed form to Ashland University Safety Services located on the first floor of the Student Center.

After registering their vehicle, employees will be issued one permit free of charge that may be moved from one vehicle to another. Employee permits may not be issued or loaned to Ashland University students.

Ashland University employees are not required to renew parking permits annually. Safety Services will notify the campus community shortly before a new renewal period begins. 

Lost or stolen permits must be reported to Safety Services. Replacements for lost or stolen permits will be issued for $5 each.


Overhead view of a parking lot as a car is pulling into one remaining spot

Parking Appeals

Questions or concerns regarding parking should be directed to Ashland University Safety Services. If the situation is not resolved to your satisfaction, you may submit an appeal through the Parking Appeals Form. Appeals of parking violations must be submitted within 72 hours of the violation.

The following violations and actions are not considered acceptable grounds for an appeal:

  • Lost parking tickets
  • Parking tickets issued for parking in prohibited areas for short periods of time
  • Failure to display a parking permit
  • Leaving vehicle flashers on
  • Not seeing parking signs
  • Not having time to find alternative parking

The appeal board meets twice a month to review appeals. Individuals wishing to be present to testify during the appeal will be notified of the date, time and location of the board meeting. The appeal board includes at least one student representative, the student intern for Safety Services and a member of Ashland University staff or faculty. 

The outcome of the appeal will be communicated to the individual in writing. 


Girl sitting in her car, wearing sunglasses and smiling

Contact Information

Department of Safety Services
Hawkins Conard Student Center
401 College Avenue
Ashland, OH 44805

Dave McLaughlin
Director, Safety Services

Kristine Lawson
Admin. Assistant, Safety Services

Office: 419-207-5555