Food for Fines

Food for Fines is returning, brought to you by Parking Services. The program provides the opportunity for NKU students, faculty, and staff with qualified parking citations to pay them off through donations of five (5) 5-oz cans of chicken. All donations will go to FUEL NKU. Food for Fines begins April 1, 2019, and will run through April 12, 2019.

  • Customers may participate in the program with up to three (3) citations.
  • One citation per five (5) 5-oz cans of chicken.
  • Customers that have an immobilized vehicle may not participate in the program.
  • All donations must be made at the Parking Services office to participate.
  • All $40.00 citations apply, in addition to the "Out of Zone" violation.

Paying 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 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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