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EV Charging

Plug-In/Electric Vehicles are both environmentally friendly and cost-effective. Electric Vehicles (EVs) do not produce tailpipe pollutants and run more quietly than other cars. Additionally, Electric charging stations have the potential to use energy from renewable energy resources instead of fossil fuels, which decreases carbon emisions. EVs are cheaper to run than gas-powered vehicles and tend to require less maintenance, making this a cost-effective alternative. Additionally, you might be able to receive federal rebates for purchasing an EV. 

NKU offers eleven EV charging stations on campus. Two electric charging stations are located in Lot F, one station is in Lot C, and four stations will soon be in Lot K: these are for use by any faculty, staff and student with a valid NKU parking permit. You may park at any of these stations and charge your car regardless of what type of parking pass you have, as long as it is valid for the current year. There are also four additional stations on the lower level of Kenton Garage that are open for anyone to use, including the general public (no parking pass required).


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Motorist Assistance Program (MAP)

Parking Services provides free motorist assistance on campus to our patrons. Services include jump starts and unlocks. Please call (859) 572-5505 during office hours. After office hours please call us at (859) 572-5500.

  • Mon - Thu:  8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday:        8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Saturday:    9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Accidents and Emergencies

If there is an urgent need for assistance, call the University Police at: 911 or (859) 572-7777.

Report other accidents or incidents to the University Police Department at: (859) 572-5500.


Parking Ambassador

Whether you’re a student, visitor or employee, we want you to feel welcome at Northern Kentucky University. Our student ambassadors are trained to help with directions, transportation assistance, and a general knowledge of the university.

Please note that we do our best to provide courtesy transportation to those in need, however due to limited resources, this is not a guarantee. In addition, if the university is closed, so are we.

Please call the Parking Services front desk for ambassador assistance at (859) 572-5505.

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Fall Shuttle Schedule:

Thursday August 19       Noon- 11:30 p.m.

Friday August 20            7 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and 4 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.

Saturday August 2          7 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and 4 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 22         10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Monday, August 23 –      begin regular schedule (see below)

Normal Week:

Mon-Fri   16 hours               7:30 AM to 11:30 PM
Sat-Sun   9 hours                10:30 AM to 2:00 PM and 4:30 to 8:00 PM

NKU Shuttle

The NKU Shuttle is a convenient way to get to various on and near-campus locations, such as the off-campus residences, and is usable for free. The shuttle route can be found to the left.

The shuttle operates when school is in session and a detailed schedule can be found here.

Free TANK Riding

All NKU students, faculty, and staff ride any TANK route for free! Swipe your valid NKU All Card when boarding, save money, and travel greener!

Bus 25 will run to campus every 25 minutes from early morning to 8pm and then every 40 minutes to after midnight. Route 25X will operate at rush hours. Route 35X and 16, which previously ran to NKU/Highland Heights, will no longer do so. 

Visit TANK's website for more schedules and other information.

SPRING BREAK (March 4th - 8th)
Their will be no shuttle services during the break. Last day for shuttle services before break is Friday, March 1st at 5pm. Shuttle services resume as normal beginning on Sunday, March 10th 4:30pm - 8:30pm. 

Shuttle closes Saturday, May 4th – to run the regular weekend schedule. Graduation is
on Sunday, May 5th so the shuttle will run on Saturday with a weekend schedule. 

No shuttle.