The Truett McConnell University parking system is designed to provide adequate parking. Color coded lots are provided, and signs are posted at every parking area to help facilitate the parking demand. Students should park only in assigned areas to avoid parking citations. Visitors are welcomed on campus and are expected to respect the parking regulations.

Yellow Lots are available for Commuters, Guest, and Employees. All students are allowed to park in the Yellow Lots between the hours of 5:00 PM and 7:00 AM daily.

Motor Vehicles and Parking

All persons registering or operating motor vehicles on the campus of Truett McConnell University are responsible for knowing the rules and regulations governing parking and traffic of the campus.

Students are allowed to operate motor vehicles on campus, provided they comply with vehicle regulations, parking, and other regulations as determined by the Vice President for Finance and Operations, Director of Facilities Management and Security, and/or the Deputy Director of Campus Security.

Every person who operates a vehicle on Truett McConnell University campus must obey all city ordinances and state laws relating to the operation, insuring, and registration of motor vehicles.

A citation will be issued to anyone who violates the regulations of Truett McConnell University.

All campus parking and traffic regulations are always enforced including Truett McConnell University breaks and holidays. It is not to be assumed that when classes are not in session that anyone will be able to park in any lot on campus; furthermore, during this time everyone should follow all regulations that are included in the Student Handbook.

Parking illegally, including blocking roads, could result in the vehicle being towed at the expense of the registered owner and/or student.


  • Every student who drives, operates, or maintains a motor vehicle on campus must obtain and display a Truett McConnell University motor vehicle parking permit.
  • Permits can be obtained by registering on the PARKING PERMIT online form.
  • Students are only allowed one registered vehicle on campus at any given time.
  • Parking permits do not guarantee a parking space in a certain area, rather they authorize parking in an available zone. Lack of space is not justification for illegal parking.
  • Permits are valid only until the end of the current academic year regardless of when they are issued.
  • Returning students must obtain a new permit each fall semester.
  • Every vehicle must be registered with Campus Security on the first day it is on campus.
  • Permits cannot be sold, altered, falsified, or transferred to another individual. Permits are for use by the individual issued with the permit.
  • The Parking Permit Decal must be placed on the exterior, lower driver side front windshield, above the hood line on the front band (The black band and accompanying black dots at the top, bottom, and/or sides of a windshield) to assure visibility on motor vehicles.
  • Motorcycles/Scooters must display valid decals on the left side of the windshield, windscreen, or fuel tank for visibility.
  • The privilege to park a vehicle on campus may be suspended or revoked at any time at the discretion and approval of the Vice President for Finance and Operations.

ADA Accessible/Disability Parking

  • All vehicles must display a state issued disability placard or license tag and a valid TMU permit with the appropriate registration decal affixed when parked in a designated disabled space.
  • A disabled person may park in any disability parking space or standard space within the assigned permit area.

Temporary Disability Permit

Temporary Disability Permits may be granted by the Deputy Director of Campus Security for a required period. Eligibility for Temporary Disability Permits must be confirmed by a medical doctor or TMU Trainer. Parking locations will be determined by the Deputy Director of Campus Security at the time of issue.

Temporary Parking Passes

Should you have need to temporarily drive a vehicle other than the one you have registered, you must obtain a temporary permit from the front gate attendant upon your initial arrival to campus. Neglect to do so will result in a citation. The temporary permit will be allowed up to 7 calendar days for any registered student at any time, but this temporary permit cannot be renewed. If the temporary permit is to be used more than 7 calendar days, a new permit will have to be registered at that time.


Daily Passes are available for guests of students. Visitors should park in either a designated guest lot located throughout the campus, or the Navy Blue lot located adjacent to Wood Hall. Regulations will be enforced and registered owners will be responsible for any citation issued. Only Campus Security may authorize a visitor to park in an area not designated for visitor parking.

Replacement Permits

If a permit malfunctions the permit holder may obtain a replacement at no charge by returning the defective permit to the Deputy Director of Campus Security.

In the case that a permit is lost, or a student registers a different vehicle, Campus Security will provide up to two permits. After the second permit a charge of $25.00 will be assessed for all successive replacements.


Citations will be the responsibility of the registered holder of the permit. This does not absolve the driver from blame if he or she is anyone other than the normal operator or owner in whose name the vehicle is registered. In some instances, citations may be issued to both the driver and owner of a vehicle for the same offense.

Registration Violations

  • Failure to register a motor vehicle on the first day vehicle is on campus.
  • No Permit Displayed, A vehicle registered by a permit holder without a visible permit.
  • Altering or falsifying a permit in any way; using a stolen, lost, or photocopied permit. Anyone found in violation of a fraudulent permit will be given a $100.00 fine.
  • Improperly displaying a permit.

Parking Violations

Parking in an illegal or unsafe manner at any time is prohibited and will receive a citation and may result in towing. Vehicles subject to this are as follows, but are not limited to:

  • Parking in a zone reserved for another authorized permit.
  • Parking outside of a marked parking space.
  • Parking in any roadway.
  • Parking on grassy areas.
  • Double parking.
  • Blocking a parked vehicle.
  • Parking on Sutton Drive is always prohibited.
  • Parking in a space designated for disability without a valid unexpired parking permit for persons with disabilities issued by the DDS, DMV or TMU Deputy Director of Campus Security to the operator or a passenger of the vehicle.
  • Parking in any location where a sign prohibits parking (Towing will be strictly enforced at owners’ expense).
  • Parking in more than one space in marked parking areas.
  • Parking at any time behind Dining Hall including parallel parking along Edna Holcomb Dr.
  • Abandoned vehicles.
  • Vehicles blocking traffic.
  • Vehicles parked in fire lanes, no parking areas, service areas, or reserved or restricted parking areas.
  • Vehicles parked in areas not designated for parking.
  • Proof of permits being altered, falsified, or counterfeited.

Moving Violations

Driving in any illegal or unsafe manner at any time is prohibited and may result in loss of driving privileges. Violations subject to loss of privileges include, but are not limited to:

  • Driving in excess of the posted 15 MPH speed limit campus wide.
  • Operating a vehicle in a reckless or irresponsible way.
  • Permitting any passenger of vehicle to conduct reckless or irresponsible behavior. Examples include but are not limited to riding on the exterior of a vehicle, riding in the trunk of a vehicle, or hanging out of a vehicle.
  • Failure to stop at a stop sign.
  • Operating or allowing a passenger to ride a motorcycle on campus without a helmet.
  • Driving the wrong way on a one-way street.
  • Driving across any grass or sidewalk.
  • Operating or occupying a moving vehicle without wearing a seatbelt.
  • Driving while using a cell phone.
  • Failure to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Persons and/or vehicles with three or more citations in the current parking year are classified as habitual violators.

Habitual violators penalties will be enforced the following ways but not limited to the loss of campus parking privileges in the current semester.

If a student has a valid reason for contesting a citation, they may appeal within ten calendar days. The citation appeal procedure can be requested on the Violation Appeals Form.

**Failure to appeal this citation within ten calendar days will be treated as a guilty plea. Failure to pay this fine will result in further disciplinary action, and the inability to register for classes or send transcripts of Truett McConnell University course work.