Parking regulations apply to all students, faculty, staff, visitors and vendors and their vehicles using campus-parking facilities, including parking field #9 (Garden City Pool).

Reason for Policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines and regulations to avoid parking and traffic issues.

Who Is Governed by this Policy

Faculty, Staff, Students, Visitors and Vendors


Parking and Traffic Regulations

Parking regulations apply to all students, faculty, visitors and vendors and their vehicles when using campus-parking facilities.

  • Parking is permitted in designated areas only.
  • Parking is prohibited in fire lanes. The following University roadways are fire lanes:
    • Service road between Levermore and Blodgett Halls
    • Road alongside University Center
    • Service road between Alumnae and Post Halls
    • Roadway between Earle Hall and Science Building
    • Roadway in front of Chapman, Linen, and Eddy Residence Halls
    • Roadway east side of Woodruff Hall
    • Roadway between Sports Center and Performing Arts Center
    • Roadway south curbside of PF#1(Nexus)
  • Parking is prohibited within 15 feet of fire hydrants.
  • Double parking is not permitted.
  • SPEED LIMIT is 10 MPH campus-wide.
  • Speeding and reckless driving is prohibited.
  • Parking is prohibited on all grass areas.
  • All violations of the NYS Vehicle & Traffic Law will be enforced on campus by Adelphi University Public Safety personnel.

Parking Off-Campus

Most local streets surrounding the campus have restricted parking regulations, which are enforced by the Garden City Police Department. Please be considerate of our neighbors and park on campus, not in the village streets.

Parking Permits

  • Parking is by permit only. Permits expire on September 30 of each year.
  • Students, faculty, and staff are required to register annually.
  • All motor vehicles utilizing University parking facilities must:
    • Be registered with the University
    • Display a current state registration and inspection certificate
    • Display a current University parking permit on the rear bumper (driver’s side)
  • Commercial vehicles are not permitted to park on campus with the exception of vendors servicing the University, vehicles authorized by Public Safety and vehicles owned by the University.
  • The University assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to vehicles parked on its property.
  • Students, faculty, and staff are permitted to register a maximum of two vehicles.
  • Permits are issued to your vehicle registration and are not transferable to another vehicle.

Tips for Parking when Space is Limited

  • Arrive early for your classes.
  • Use the parking areas that tend to be underutilized:
    • Parking Field 7 (Behind Chapman, Linen, and Eddy Halls)
    • Parking Field 8 (Across Cambridge Avenue, next to the Hy Weinberg Center)
    • Parking Field #9(Garden City Pool) and utilize free Panther Express shuttle service to campus
  • Consider taking public transportation (Adelphi offers free shuttle service from local transportation centers). Schedules are available online and through our AU2GO mobile app.
  • The Department of Public Safety and Transportation has also designated 40 parking spots in Parking Field 2 for fuel-efficient vehicles and carpoolers to assist in the effort to cut down on emissions that pollute our environment.

Parking for Residential Students

Resident Students, following the above regulations, may park anywhere on campus except in Field #1 and Nexus Underground Garage.

Traffic Summons

Review the fine schedule for various traffic and parking violations.

Type Violation Description Fine
1 Falsification of information to obtain a parking decal/permit or use of an unauthorized or stolen decal/permit $100
2 Speeding or reckless driving on campus $100
3 Disobeying stop sign $50
4 Parking in an accessible parking area $100
5 Parking in an unauthorized location $25
6 Parking in fire lane/near hydrant $50
7 Parking on grass or driving on sidewalk $25
8 Parking in no parking area $25
9 No decal/permit $25
10 15-minute parking violation $25
11 No seat belt $25
12 Unauthorized storage of vehicles $10 (per day)
13 Unauthorized parking field $25
14 Non-hands-free telephone device $25
15 All other violations $25 – $100

You may appeal your summons within 7 days of issuance of the summons by submitting a letter of appeal:

Through the email address; or in person or by mail to:

  • Department of Public Safety and Transportation
  • Levermore Hall, Suite 113
  • Adelphi University
  • 1 South Avenue
  • Garden City, NY 11530-0701

The letter of appeal must include:

  • An appeal statement;
  • The summons number (PS # in the upper right corner);
  • Attachment (image or scan) of the issued summons;
  • Optional – you may attach any photos that may help plead your case
  • You will receive a determination in approximately 2-3 weeks. ALL DISPOSITIONS ARE FINAL.

Failure to appeal within seven days of the date of the summons will result in an automatic determination of guilt.

Failure to remit payment of all traffic fines may subject you to disciplinary action (students and employees) and may cause your parking permit decal to be revoked.

Additionally, you may be unable to register for classes, have transcripts sent, or receive your diploma.

Students, faculty, or staff who have more than three unpaid traffic summonses may have their vehicle immobilized (booted) with a $100 fee.


This policy does not have definitions associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review, this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.


Please review the information below about obtaining and displaying parking decals, temporary permits and accessible parking permits.

Parking Decals and Temporary Permits

1. You must bring the following items/documents to the Department of Public Safety and Transportation to obtain a parking decal or temporary permit:

2. Parking decals must be affixed to the rear bumper (driver’s side).
3. Temporary permits must be displayed on the dashboard (driver’s side).
4. Special permits and day passes must be displayed on the dashboard (driver’s side).
5. One Day Visitor Permits can be obtained at the Public Safety Command Center, Levermore Hall, Suite 113.

Permits/Decals expire annually on September 30. Replacement fee for lost parking permits is $15.

Accessible Parking Permits

Students, faculty and staff who have a government-issued accessible pass and require campus parking must obtain a university accessible parking decal for parking in designated accessible areas. Accessible decals will be distributed only if the government issued pass is valid for the Adelphi community member.

Visitors who require accessible parking can obtain a one-day visitor pass to park in accessible areas as long as a government-issued permit is visible.

All Accessible Parking Decals and Accessible Temporary Parking Permits (students, staff, and faculty) are issued through Adelphi’s Public Safety office.

Permanent Accessible Parking Permits

Please come prepared with the following information to receive your Adelphi issued accessible parking decal sticker:

  1. Your municipal placard (government-issued accessible parking pass)
  2. Your drivers’ license
  3. Your vehicle registration (may register up to 2 vehicles)

Temporary Accessible Parking Permits

Employees and Students Temporary Permit: All faculty, administrators, staff, and students requiring a temporary accessible parking permit must possess a government-issued temporary accessible parking placard to have access to designated parking spaces on campus.

Please come prepared with the following documents to receive your Adelphi issued accessible parking decal sticker:

  1. Your municipal placard (government-issued temporary accessible parking pass)
  2. Your drivers’ license
  3. Your vehicle registration (may register up to 2 vehicles)
Adelphi accessible parking decal and government-issued accessible parking pass must be displayed together when parked in accessible parking spaces.

Vehicles without the proper accessible permits or one-day visitor passes that are parked in accessible areas will be summoned and may be towed at the owner’s expense.


  • All permanent Adelphi accessible parking permits will expire September 30 every year.
  • Temporary permits will expire when the government issued permit expires.
  • You will be required to update the Department of Public Safety upon the renewal of your government issued accessible parking permit.
  • If your vehicle or registration change, you must come to public safety for a new decal.


Adelphi University Vehicle Registration Form – Completed when coming into the Public Safety office to register your vehicle.  Bring the vehicle registration and the driver’s license of the individual requesting the parking permit. 

Related Information

Parking Regulations

Shuttle Schedule

NYS Vehicle and Traffic Laws

Document History

  • Last Reviewed Date: March 28, 2023
  • Last Revised Date: October 21, 2019
  • Policy Origination Date: Unknown

Who Approved This Policy

Policy Owner and Executive Leadership

Policy Owner

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