» Parking FAQ
+ - Do I have to buy an annual parking permit to park on campus and must I park on campus?
+ - Is there a fee for obtaining a parking permit?
+ - If I only attend the fall or spring semester, do I still have to pay for a permit?
+ - If I am Studying Abroad for one semester, either fall or spring, do I still have to pay for an annual permit?
+ - If I am a new faculty member or staff member starting employment during the spring semester, do I still have to pay full price for an annual parking permit?
+ - I don’t drive to campus or I use an alternate means of transportation. Can I waive the parking permit fee?
+ - I waived my parking fee but now have to drive to the university. Can I reverse the waiver and obtain a parking permit?
+ - Where do I place my parking permit? When will my parking permit expire?
+ - I have a handicap placard issued in my name. Do I need anything special to complete vehicle registration?
+ - What if I have more than one car, my car is in the shop, or I am driving a rental vehicle?
+ - My vehicle was involved in an accident or was vandalized and my windshield has to be replaced. Do I have to buy a new parking permit?
+ - I lost my parking permit, my parking permit was stolen, or I sold my car and purchased a new one. Can I get a replacement?
+ - Do I have to buy a permit if I have a motorcycle on campus?
+ - When I come to campus at times other than for classes or work, can I buy a visitor pass and park in visitor areas or can I park in the 30 minute zone behind Argyros?
+ - Can I park anywhere with an annual parking permit or short-term parking permit?
+ - If I am a commuter student, can I park in the residence hall lots?
No. Parking restrictions are enforced 24 hours-per-day, seven days-per-week. The only exception is during summer months during unrestricted parking
+ - Does my parking permit allow me to park on the streets surrounding the University?
No, a city-parking permit is required. The City of Orange has extended the neighborhood parking permit program to include all streets surrounding the University for a three-block radius. The Orange Police Department issues $55.00 citations to all illegally parked vehicles. The city requires the university to have a mandatory parking permit policy for all university constituents. University constituents parked on city streets or in public parking lots while working, attending classes or attending a function at the university are subject to citation, fine, conduct and/or disciplinary action.
+ - What streets are included in the restricted neighborhood parking areas?
All streets east to Cambridge, North to Everett, and West to Lemon and South to Maple (except Center Street which is restricted up to the Orange Public Library). Signs are posted stating “NO PARKING THIS BLOCK EXCEPT BY PERMIT ONLY.”
+ - Can I park on the city streets beyond the three block city permit area?
No. Again the city mandates that Chapman Constituents (students, faculty, staff or visitors) park in Chapman owned or operated parking areas. Anyone found parking in the neighborhood, the Metrolink lot or city lots, except when doing business with the city; are subject to fine, conduct and/or disciplinary action
+ - What is the appeal process for a parking violation?
+ - I have a parking permit on my car; can I leave my vehicle parked on campus if it’s not operational? Can I leave my car on campus over the summer? Can I leave my car parked overnight in a commuter parking garage?
+ - Where are the parking machines located for visitors to purchase a daily pass?
Visitor parking is available in the Cypress Lot, Knott Studios Lot, Palm Lot, Rinker Campus, the West Campus Structure and the West Palm Industrial Lot. Monday - Thursday after 4:00 p.m. and all day Friday - Sunday, visitors may also park in the Barrera and Lastinger Structures. The location of the parking machines will be as follows:
Cypress Lot - east side of lot by the emergency phone
Fred L. Barrera Structure
Levels 1 & 3 by elevators
Level B1 - main entrance, east wall, lobby of elevator
Level B2 - lobby of elevator
Marion Knott Studios - center of rear parking lot
Rinker Campus - by emergency phone between 9401 and 9501
West Campus Structure - level one by the elevator
Daily Pass Fees
Once you obtain a daily pass, it must be placed on the front dash of the vehicle on the driver’s side. Please report any malfunctions immediately to Public Safety at (714) 997-6763.Departments may choose to purchase visitor permits for their guests. Permits are $2 per permit/per day. Please refer to the Parking Policy for instructions on how to obtain these permits.
+ - Is there any Unrestricted Parking during the year?
+ - Can I share my reserved space?
+ - I am on my vacation; can I allow someone else to use my reserved space in my absence?
Yes. Their vehicle must be registered and it must be displaying the proper permit for the particular space. (See answer to question 24)
+ - I have contractors or vendors scheduled to be on campus. Where do I direct them to park?
All contractors and vendors are required to check in with Public Safety or Facilities Management to register for a one-day temporary parking pass. They will be directed to park in the parking lot closest to where they will be working/delivering on campus. There are vendor reserved spaces in the Conference Center Lot. Parking in a vendor space without a pass will result in a citation. There is no vendor parking allowed in the Hashinger or Memorial Lots. Vendors are also not authorized to park in the Barrera or Lastinger Structures during times of restriction which are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.