Aurora University

Parking Information

All vehicles that utilize parking areas on campus must be registered with Campus Public Safety (CPS), and display a valid Aurora University parking permit. If your vehicle currently displays a blue permit that begins with the prefix “AU” or a yellow permit that begins with the prefix “ST,” it is considered a valid parking permit and will not expire. The permit should remain affixed to your vehicle’s windshield.

Again, if your vehicle is registered with CPS and properly displays a blue “AU” or yellow “ST” permit, you do not need to re-register your car.

However, if your vehicle does not currently display a valid parking permit, you must follow the directions below and register your car with CPS to be issued a valid parking permit. All Aurora University parking lots are restricted to “permit only” vehicles. New or replacement permits are available all day, 7 days a week, in our office located at 1501 Southlawn Place.

Please note the following information about permits:

  • You must have a valid AU picture ID card to obtain a permit.
    • If you do not have an AU ID, they are available at the Welcome Center between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and at CPS after 5 p.m. To obtain a picture ID, you must present your University ID#, which can be found on your class schedule or Web Advisor, along with a valid state or government issued ID.
    • A properly completed permit application for faculty, staff and students must be submitted. Applications are available online, at 1501 Southlawn Place, or at the Welcome Center.
    • A parking permit must be permanently affixed to ONE vehicle only, and is non-transferrable between vehicles. A permit must be attached to the lower, passenger side of the front windshield.
      • Replacement permits will be issued for damaged, newly purchased or traded in vehicles. To obtain a replacement permit, visit CPS.
      • For vehicles parking overnight, 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., the designated parking lots are: Vago North, Vago South, Southlawn, and the parking garage. Vehicles parked in any other lot during these hours will be ticketed.
      • To avoid citations, in the event that you will be driving a non-registered vehicle temporarily, free temporary parking permits are available at CPS.
      • If you receive a citation, payment can be made at the Office of Student Accounts. If you would like to file an appeal, please follow the steps below:
        • Complete the back portion of the hard copy ticket in full and submit it in person or via mail to our office. In order to facilitate a timely response, include a valid email address.
        • If you do not have the hard copy ticket, you can submit an appeal via written letter and deliver it to CPS. Include your full name, student ID# (if applicable), email address, home address, signature, the date, an explanation of appeal, and if you are a student/faculty/staff/other.
        • Appeals MUST BE received within ten business days of the issue date of the ticket.
        • The requester will receive a response via email within 30 business days after receipt of the appeal with regards to the appeal decision.
        • In the event that any of your information or registered vehicle license plates changes, please notify CPS immediately.

Aurora University is NOT responsible for any damages that occur to your vehicle while parked on Aurora University property. Any further concerns or questions regarding emergency information, parking regulations and school closure policies can be found on the CPS webpage at You are encouraged you to check this on a regular basis to view any changes or announcements from our office. We can also be contacted by email at or telephone at (630) 844-6140 or ext. 6140 from a campus phone.

Campus Public Safety has the right to reserve parking for any upcoming events. Please observe and obey all cones or signs that are posted.