Contact the Office of Public Safety (NOVALERT - Hotline) 24 hours/7 days a week for emergency or non-emergency situations at (954) 262-8999.
Go to NSU's Parking Portal and use your NSU Login to register your vehicle. Students can register their vehicle by period (Student fees include parking fees).
Although NSU parking decals are valid from July 1st through June 30th of the following year, NSU students must renew their permit in the NSU Parking Portal at the beginning of each semester.
Guides and Maps
* Payroll deduction is available for NSU employees.
** Reserved parking – limited convenient parking availability near selected lots. For all Reserved Parking inquiries please contact Public Safety at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*** Resident Students not permitted to park on campus at any time.
**** Rolling Hills Residence Halls (are permitted to park on Campus only between 5:00pm - 8:00am weekdays, and anytime on weekends. Also, the LRITC parking garage (library garage) is available for parking anytime for Rolling Hills Residents.
NSU Broward County and Tampa Bay Campuses
This regulation is applicable to all persons who operate or park a motor vehicle on NSU Broward County and Tampa Bay Campuses. Every motor vehicle parked on University property must maintain a valid paid permit or “pay to park” using PayByPhone or pay at multi-space meters. All County traffic and parking ordinances which are not in conflict or inconsistent with NSU regulations shall extend and be applicable to the University’s campuses. The NSU Public Safety Department is responsible for reporting violations of university motor vehicle regulations to Nova Southeastern University officials. Florida laws pertaining to the operation of motor vehicles are enforced by the local police department, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Miami-Dade Police, and the Florida Highway Patrol. Violations of university motor vehicle regulations will be controlled by the agency with jurisdiction.
Other NSU Campuses
This regulation is applicable to all persons who operate or park a motor vehicle on NSU Campus. Every motor vehicle parked in any parking lot or parking garage on University property must maintain a valid permit. All County traffic and parking ordinances which are not in conflict or inconsistent with NSU regulations shall extend and be applicable to the University’s campuses. The NSU Public Safety Department is responsible for reporting violations of university motor vehicle regulations to Nova Southeastern University officials. Florida laws pertaining to the operation of motor vehicles are enforced by the local police department, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Miami-Dade Police, and the Florida Highway Patrol. Violations of university motor vehicle regulations will be controlled by the agency with jurisdiction.
Familiarity with Parking Policy
All faculty, staff and students of the University and/or any operator of a motor vehicle visiting the University are expected to be familiar with and abide by these rules at all times. The fact that a person does not receive a citation for noncompliance of any portion of the parking code does not mean or imply that the rule is not in effect. The responsibility for obtaining knowledge of all applicable rules rest with the motor operator and/or parking permit owner.
Disclaimer of Liability
The University assumes no liability for vehicles parked or operated on University property. The issuance of a permit does not guarantee space availability at a preferred location.
All parking lot entrances in the University parking system are identified by informational signage that a permit is required for NSU affiliates and for Non-Permit vehicles they must pay to park at any open surface lot or parking garage. Absence of signage does not imply that Nova Southeastern University parking policy is not in effect Parking facilities are enforced 24/7.
No Back-In Policy
All vehicles parked on NSU campus must abide by the ‘head-in only’ rule to ensure that the license plate is facing the road and can be read by the License Plate Recognition (LPR) cameras. Vehicles displaying either an official State-issued front license plate may reverse into parking spaces. Reversing into a parking space without the front plate option will result in the issuance of a ‘no back in violation’ citation.
Violations. Failure to abide by any of the provisions of these regulations shall be considered a university parking infraction. The University may enforce university parking infractions through use of warnings, citations and fines, vehicle immobilization, towing and any other means authorized by statute.
The university reserves the right to revoke any on-campus parking and driving privileges for the following reasons:
A vehicle may be towed at the owner’s expense after parking citations have been issued to the vehicle and remain unpaid past the deadline for payment.
The following are also subject to be towed from campus at the owner’s expense:
The towing of a vehicle from the campus may occur any time a vehicle has no parking permit. All towing enforcement for regional campuses must be referred to the local campus director, the operations administrator, or their designee, who will work with the Public Safety Department on appropriate action.
Complimentary valet parking is available for NSU students and employees who are Sanford L. Ziff Health Care Center and Dental Clinic patients. Valet tickets will be validated in the doctor’s office, and tickets that are NOT validated will be assessed a flat fee of $20 (fee subject to change).
NSU students and faculty and staff members who utilize rideshare services or receive deliveries must direct them to designated rideshare areas or appropriate facility receiving areas.
Individuals utilizing golf carts on NSU property are expected to operate them in a safe and courteous manner.. Golf cart operators found in violation of these safety procedures and/or misusing golf cart equipment may be subject to disciplinary action, including being prohibited from operating a golf cart on NSU property. This policy will be enforced by NSU Public Safety and the local police.
The following are basic rules of operating and maintaining golf carts used for work transportation on the campus of Nova Southeastern University.
Parking citations issued by the NSU Public Safety Department are valid unless determined otherwise. NSU parking citations can be appealed through the Public Safety Parking Services Division. Go to NSU's Parking Portal.
Any person charged with an infraction must either pay the prescribed fee or appeal the citation within fourteen days from the date the citation was issued.
Lack of knowledge of NSU’s traffic and parking policies is not an acceptable justification to appeal a citation.
The following reasons are not considered a legitimate basis for filing an appeal:
Where can I park if I am a Non-Resident Student?
You can park in any surface lot or parking garage “General parking space”. Please note; when looking for parking, a large number of parking spaces are available in the Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology parking garage, located across from the library at the Ray Ferrero Blvd campus entrance. Also, there is available parking at the West Parking Garage, located south of the Terry Administration Building and west of the main entrance to campus.
Where can I park if I’m a Resident Student?
Resident Students can park in their assigned Residential parking lot 24/7.There is no parking permitted on campus for Resident Students, except for:
What areas are not approved for student parking?
If I’m A Student From A Regional Campus Other Than Tampa, Or Fort Lauderdale Davie (Main) Campus, And I Have A Valid Vehicle Permit, Do I Have To Pay To Park When Visiting The Fort Lauderdale Davie Or The Tampa Campus?
Students can park at any campus, including NSU Broward and Tampa Bay, however, Students need to make sure they register their vehicles and obtain their student permits.
I’m An Online Student. If I Visit Any Of The Main Campus Or The Tampa Campus, Do I Have To Pay To Park?
Students can park at any campus, including NSU Broward and Tampa Bay, however, students need to make sure they register their vehicles and obtain their student permits.
Can I Apply For A Vehicle Permit With A Temporary License Plate On My Car And Then Just Change The License Plate On File When I Get My Permanent Plate?
Yes, anytime you purchase a new license plate, please contact the One Stop Shop to update your information/registration.
What Are My Parking Options If I Do Not Want To Register My Vehicle To Obtain An NSU Vehicle Permit?
If you decide not to purchase a paid vehicle permit you will pay to park at the rate of $1/hour on any available surface lot or parking garage. You may download the PayByPhone app and create an account.
Are Vehicle Permit Restrictions Ever Lifted?
Parking policy enforcement is 24 hours / 7 days a week.
Why Do I Have To Appeal A Parking Citation Even If I Didn't Do Anything Wrong?
Any citations that you dispute must go through the citation appeal process. Appeal Committee members are the only individuals allowed to determine fault and render judgments on citation appeals. Lack of knowledge of NSU Traffic and Parking Policies is not an acceptable justification to appeal a parking citation.
Can I Register More Than One Vehicle With My NSU Vehicle Permit?
Yes, however, only one vehicle at a time is allowed to park on NSU property at any given time.
Do I Have To Pay The Parking Fee If I Walk Or Get Drop Off?
If you do not drive a vehicle and park on campus (ie; carpool, dropped off) you do not have to get a permit.
Any event held on campus, whether hosting internal or external guests, requiring the use of parking spaces, must be coordinated with the Public Safety Department. Requests must be received seven (7) business days prior to the date of the event.
All temporary directional signage used on any campus must adhere to the signage protocol established by Nova Southeastern University.