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FAU Owl Rules, Policies, & Procedures


Parking on campus can be overwhelming until you know the rules.  Here is a quick list of do's & don'ts in order to keep your University experience citation free!


Car Bullet Park in lot colors that correspond to your virtual permit color

Car Bullet  Do not Park at meters if you have any permit. 

Car Bullet  Always park your vehicle head in. 

Car Bullet  Permits are not transferable.  Please contact Parking & Transportation Services if you will be using a rental or borrowing another car at any point for instructions on permitting. 

Car Bullet  NEVER park in a Disabled Spot unless you are a current disabled placard holder. 

Car Bullet  Always park between the lines in designated spaces.  Parking along the curb or "creating your own spot" in a parking lot can cause traffic disruptions and can even place others in dangerous situations by blocking emergency vehicles.

Car Bullet Always arrive early and give yourself plenty of time to find parking and get to class. FAU has plenty of spots available, however some of them do require walking or a shuttle ride.


For the most current parking regulations, please see FAU Parking Regulations.


Partner Campus Parking

Each FAU campus is unique when it comes to parking rules. Please see below on how to properly park on the following campuses.

  • FAU Dania Beach (SeaTech)
    A valid FAU permit is required to park in the lot.

  • FAU Davie
    Student parking is available in marked lots throughout the campus and open to student vehicles with a valid ePermit.  Faculty/staff lots are clearly marked and are not open to students at any time.  ePermits can be acquired online at or at the Owl Card Center on the 2nd floor of the Student Union building, room 201, on the Davie Campus. Students at the Davie campus must adhere to BC parking rules. These rules may differ from FAU parking rules. Click here for more information on BC parking.

  • FAU Fort Lauderdale (Downtown Campus)
    Student parking is on the 7th floor of the garage and the up ramps leading to the 7th floor of the parking garage. Vehicles choosing to park in other locations in the garage are subject to the normal rules and regulations of the garage. Weekdays until 5 PM, the parking lot adjacent to the HE building is for faculty/staff vehicles only. After 5 PM weekdays, student vehicles displaying a valid FAU parking permit may use the yellow spaces in the lot. On weekends, students may park in any ground lot space other than those with reserve signs. The ground lot has an electronic gate that can be opened by swiping an Owl card.  Permits can be acquired online or at the Owl Card Center, in the Student Union building, on the Davie Campus. When registering for a permit online you will need to obtain a temporary permit from the security office at the downtown campus or the Davie Owl Card Office. The city of Ft. Lauderdale does not honor the confirmation page that is printed at the end of permit registration.

  • FAU Harbor Branch (HBOI)
    A valid FAU permit is required to park in lot. Visitors will need to park in the metered lot and pay the meter.

  • FAU Jupiter
    Students are allowed to park in blue permit lots. Faculty and Staff lots are designated by red lines. Visitors will need either need to park at the meters and pay or they may obtain a temporary virtual permit online.

  • FAU Treasure Coast
    Students must park in appropriate spaces. You are not allowed to park in any assigned spaces.

  • Palm Beach State College
    Permits issued by Palm Beach State College are valid only in lots 19 and Garage 1 on the Boca Raton Campus. Palm Beach State College permits are not valid on any of the remaining FAU Campuses. When a vehicle displays both a FAU permit and a permit from Palm Beach State College, the FAU permit will take priority in determining where a vehicle is eligible to park.

    Click here for more information on PBSC Parking Policies.

Click here for more information on how to obtain an FAU Permit.


Policies and Procedures

  • Courtesy Appointments
    In a memorandum from the Provost dated February 6, 2003, courtesy appointments are defined as unpaid appointments at the University and are offered special privileges. One of the privileges granted by this memorandum is the ability to purchase a parking permit.

    Individuals with a courtesy appointment are eligible to purchase an annual Faculty/Staff permit for $ Adjunct Professor rates. To purchase your parking permit, please bring a copy of your Letter of Appointment on University letterhead and your Vehicle Registration to the Office of Parking and Transportation

  • FAU's E-mail Policy
    It is important that all students check their FAU e-mail account on at least on a bi-weekly basis.  This e-mail account is the official method that FAU uses to communicate with students concerning financial obligations.  If you are having problems setting up your FAU e-mail account, please contact the FAU Computer Helpdesk at 561-297-3999 or toll-free at 866-885-8325.  Additionally, the following website may also be useful

    Important Reminder:  Many people in the FAU community have forwarded their FAU e-mail to a personal e-mail account and as a result they have noticed that they are not receiving all of the FAU mail or that it is delayed.  FAU is now using e-mail for much of its communication, such as student bills, financial aid disbursements, and emergency notices.  FAU recommends that you do not forward your FAU e-mail to a personal e-mail account.  If an e-mail gets lost, it will not be able to be retrieved.

  • Student Records and Privacy (FERPA)
    Pursuant to Public Law 93-380, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, students and their parents are advised of certain practices and procedures at Florida Atlantic University which relate to student records.  Once students reach the age of 18 or are enrolled in a postsecondary program, parents no longer have any rights to student information under this act.  However, parents can obtain access to their student’s account activity.  Students may give the Office of Student Accounts written consent to release the information to their parents by completing the Authorization to Release Financial Records form.   The completed form authorizes the Office of Student Financial Aid and the Office of Student Accounts at Florida Atlantic University to disclose financial records as defined by FERPA.    Reminder:  For access to student academic records please contact the Registrar’s Office.

    My Parents Use the Password-protected Services for Online Billing?
    From a legal perspective, the student, and not the parent(s), is the university’s client.  The university therefore, is legally obligated to provide each student with the means to create his or her own personalized user name and password and to deny access to confidential information by anyone without a valid user name and password.  In other words, each student must decide individually whether to provide his or her personal user name and password to parents or guardians.  Although the university generally encourages sharing this information with parents for reasons of convenience and expedience, the decision to do so rests with the student and not with the University.

    More Information on FERPA

  • Temporary Workers
    Employees who are working for FAU through a contract with a temporary employment agency are required to have a parking permit to park on campus. Monthly passes are available through the Office of Parking and Transportation for the employee to purchase at a cost of $30.00 per month. 

 Last Modified 9/4/18