Vehicle Regulations

Parking on Campus

You can also view the complete Parking on Campus and Vehicle Regulations Manual (PDF).


The primary purpose of the Saint Xavier University parking and vehicle regulations is to provide clear and consistent procedures and enforcement guidelines in order to maintain pedestrian safety and orderly vehicular movement and parking on campus. All regulations are in effect and enforced throughout the calendar year. The University reserves the right to amend the regulations as may be deemed necessary. During special events, certain areas may be designated as reserved parking zones.

All students, faculty and staff who intend to park a vehicle on campus must register their vehicle with the Department of Public Safety. The purchase of a parking permit does not necessarily guarantee a convenient parking space on campus. The responsibility of finding a legal parking space is the sole responsibility of the vehicle operator. Inability to find a convenient parking space is not an excuse for violating University parking regulations. Vehicle registration must be completed within seven calendar days of the start of each semester or session.

Permit Information    

Permits can be purchased for the fall semester only or for the entire school year. All fall semester permits are valid through December 31 of that year. The fall semester permit price for general purpose, Orland Park campus and Pulaski Center residents is $75. The fall semester price for on-campus residential overnight parking is $150. All full-year permits are valid through July 31 of that school year. The full-year price for general purpose, Orland Park campus and Pulaski Center residents is $150. The full-year price for on-campus residential overnight parking is $280 per year. All permit tags must be displayed from your rear view mirror with the holographic number facing out. 

Parking Availability    

There are 1,776 parking spaces available for student, faculty, staff and visitor use at the Chicago campus. There are 1,592 parking spaces located on the Chicago campus and 184 parking spaces located in the Pulaski Center’s Parking Lot 14, just south of 103rd Street on the east side of Pulaski Avenue. There are also 316 spaces at the Orland Park campus.

Residential Overnight Parking Program    

In order to balance the needs of our residential population and our commuting students, staff and faculty with the greatest amount of general parking adjacent to the Shannon Athletic and Warde Academic centers, we have implemented a zoned residential parking plan. Parking spaces have been designated as reserved for residential students only in parking lots 4, 6 and 14. Any unauthorized use of these spaces will result in a fine and the vehicle subject to being towed at the owner’s expense.

Shuttle Service    

During the academic year, the Department of Public Safety provides shuttle bus service for students, staff and faculty. Shuttle service begins at 7:30 a.m. and will run through 10:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. Each shuttle stop is clearly
designated with a sign at the following locations:

If you are working late and need a ride to or from the Pulaski lot after 10:15 p.m., simply dial (773) 298-3541 to contact a public safety dispatcher or use the yellow emergency phones located in parking lot 14. The University also operates a weekend shuttle, Friday through Sunday, which transports students to the CTA Orange Line train at Midway Airport. The shuttle also makes transports to several off-campus stops, to local businesses and University Housing. For information concerning shuttle routes and schedules, please visit our Public Safety website at www.sxu.edu, Keyword: Safety.

Campus Map    

map detailing the locations (PDF) of all University parking lots, shuttle stops and emergency telephone locations within each lot is enclosed.

Emergency Telephones    

Most University parking lots are equipped with emergency telephones that will automatically ring to the Department of Public Safety Dispatch Center 24 hours a day. The emergency telephones are yellow in color with a red placard affixed to the outside. Simply push and release the emergency button to activate a two-way emergency response call to a public safety dispatcher, and speak clearly into the microphone. This phone may be used for any emergency situation or to report an injury or any unsafe condition.

Safety Escort Service    

There may be occasions when it is necessary to stay late in the evening. If requested, Public Safety officers can provide a safety escort to your vehicle.Officers will respond as soon as possible, however, emergency or high-priority calls may delay the response for the escort. If this occurs, students should remain in a secure location. The Campus Police/Public Safety supervisor will evaluate and address late-night escort requests to or from off-campus University housing. Where conduct violations may be involved, the on-duty hall director will also be notified and respond with Public Safety.

To request an escort, contact the Public Safety dispatcher at Ext. 3541 or use any of the red interior emergency phones or any of the yellow exterior emergency phones.

Vehicle Assistance    

Vehicle assistance includes jumping a dead battery, lockouts and assisting in contacting a local service station for additional assistance. The Department of Public Safety cannot assist with changing flat tires or opening locked vehicle doors that are equipped with side-curtain airbags. Lockout assistance requires a standard waiver form to be completed and signed by the owner of the locked vehicle.