Parking During First Weeks Of School

Parking at NKU is on a first come basis. Traffic is very heavy the first few weeks of school and parking in certain lots are limited. Peak parking hours are 10am - 2pm, arrive prior to this time if you'd like a close parking spot. If you are having trouble finding a spot during peak hours please try parking in the following underutilized locations:

  • Welcome Center Garage
  • Lot P (Access through Lot M & Norse Blvd.)
  • Lot O

Paying/Appealing a Citation?

Please click Parking Portal above and create a guest account if necessary, then you will be able to find your citaion and pay or appeal it.


Parking Tips

If you're having trouble finding parking, you can rely on Lot O and the Welcome Center Garage, the two most under-used locations on campus. The exchange is an extended walk to your destination. Use this map to find those lots and plan your route.


Faculty/Staff Reserved Parking

Reserved parking spots in Lot N, the Admin Strip, and Lot C are still available. Please contact the parking office to inquire about obtaining reserved parking.



Create and effectively meet the parking and transportation demands of the University community, while providing a wide range of quality services within the scope of available resources.



Parking Services at Northern Kentucky University, along with the assistance of the Department of Public Safety are committed to providing:

  • Quality parking and related services
  • Safe and well maintained parking facilities
  • Promote policies that are customer focused, friendly and economically sound and services that support the mission of the University
  • Ensure space availability for permit holders through citation issuance

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Parking Office Hours

Fall & Spring Office Hours

Mon - Thu:  7:30am - 5:30pm
Friday:  7:30am - 4:30pm
Sat/Sun:  Closed

Fall & Spring Break Office Hours

Mon - Fri:  7:30am - 4:30pm
Sat/Sun:  Closed

Summer & Winter Break Office Hours

Mon - Thu:  7:30am - 4:30pm
Friday:  7:30am - 4:00pm
Sat/Sun:  Closed