FAQ

Please remember when reading this that this does not replace the ordinances set forth in the Motor Vehicle Ordinance Book provide to you when you register your vehicle. The items listed are only frequently asked questions by students and faculty staff of this University.

Make sure you have your vehicle registration when you arrive at Public Safety to register your vehicle. If you don’t have a copy of your Michigan registration, the Secretary of State can provide you a copy of your registration free of charge. If you are a student from out of state and you are not required to carry a registration with you, please bring in something such as an insurance certificate that shows ownership for that vehicle.

Where can I register my vehicle?

You can register your vehicle on line by logging into my.nmu.edu at: https://mynmu.nmu.edu/ once signed in, follow the links under vehicle registration. You can also register your vehicle at the Public Safety office located in the Services Building on Sugarloaf Avenue. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Extended hours are in place the first week of school of the fall semester.

How long do I have to register my vehicle?

You have the first week of school at the start of each semester to register your vehicle. All tickets written for Failure to Register after this time period will stand as written.

It’s the first week of school, why did I get a ticket?

You can get a ticket for parking illegally the first week of school. It is not a free for all to park wherever you want.

Where can I appeal a parking citation?

You can appeal a parking citation by going to the Public Safety web site at: http://www.nmu.edu/publicsafety/node/228 or at the Public Safety office located at 102 of the Services Building located on Sugarloaf Avenue. All citations must be appealed within 10 business days of the date of the ticket.

I will be using a different vehicle for a few days while mine is being fixed, can I still park on campus?

If you have a vehicle registered and you need to use an alternate vehicle for a day, please call Public Safety at 2151 and permission will be granted for that day. If you do receive a citation for Failure to Register it can be excused. You have 14 days a semester to use an alternate use vehicle. After you have used the 14 days you must purchase a permit for that vehicle. If you receive a parking citation for parking in a lot you are not authorized to park in the ticket will stand as written.

How can I obtain a temporary handicap permit if I am temporarily disabled?
Temporary handicap permits are available with written permission from you doctor for up to 30 days. You must have a valid NMU Parking permit to be eligible for a handicap permit.

I didn’t have any money to purchase a parking pass and now I have received three tickets for failure to register. What should I have done?

You don’t have to have cash in hand to get a parking permit. You have the option of paying for your permit in the following manner:

1. cash

2. check

3. credit/debit card

4. charging your student account

Lot 21 located on the corner of Center and Wilkinson Street is never full to capacity. If you are spending ½ an hour waiting in the other parking lots for a spot to open up consider parking in lot 21 and walking to your class or work. Walking from this lot to the center of the Academic mall area takes approximately 3 to 4 minutes at a casual pace.

Where can I find a copy of the Wildcat Shuttle schedule?

The wildcat shuttle is available and free of charge. Bus runs can be viewed at: http://www.nmu.edu/publicsafety/node/226. You can also flag down the bus anywhere on the route.

Is lot 11, 36 or any of the Commuter and Faculty/Staff lots ever open to residents for overnight parking?

Lot 11, lot 36 and all of the Commuter and Faculty/Staff lots are NEVER open for overnight parking for Residents.

Can I park in the Commuter and Faculty/Staff lots after 5:00 p.m.?

After 5:00 p.m. Residents, and University Apartment permit holders can park in either the faculty/staff or commuter parking lots. All vehicles must be moved from these lots by 2:00 a.m.

Is lot 8 outside of the University Center a free parking lot?

No, it is not free. You must be registered to park in lot 8 which is the University Center parking lot. A two hour parking limit is in effect for this lot.

The lot I normally park in was full so I parked on the grass. Why did I get a ticket?

Do not park on the grass if a lot is full. Go to the next available parking lot that your parking permit allows you to park in.

My vehicle broke down in the parking lot so I just left it there until I could get it fixed/towed and I got a ticket on it. What should I have done?

If your vehicle is disabled, please contact Public Safety at 227-2151 to report that your vehicle is disabled. Public Safety will send an officer to verify that your vehicle is disabled and typically give you 24 hours to get your vehicle fixed and moved to the appropriate parking area.

What do I do if I will be having a guest on campus?

If you have a guest on campus, please stop at Public Safety and get a Visitor pass. Visitor passes are free of charge and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

I was using a different vehicle other than the vehicle I have registered. I displayed my parking permit in this vehicle, why did I get a ticket?

Your parking permit is not transferable from vehicle to vehicle. The permit you receive is only valid in the vehicle that you register. This does not apply to faculty/staff.

I have a project due for a class and I have a lot of things to carry. Can I park close to the building to load/unload my vehicle?

Special permission for parking is only authorized through Public Safety. This is the only department on campus that can grant any type of parking permission on campus.

I will be graduating in December and bought a parking permit. Can I get a refund in December?

If you are graduating in December you must return you permit to Public Safety within 30 days of the last day of class of the fall semester to receive a refund of half the amount paid for the permit. If you are graduating in December and will be student teaching during the winter semester you can get a refund on your parking permit and we will give you a temporary pass for the days you are on campus for conferences.

The meters on campus are only open to those who are NOT students or faculty/staff.

I didn’t think you needed a parking pass to park at the PEIF, Dome and Berry Events Center. Why did I get a ticket?

The PEIF, Dome and Berry Events Center are all part of University property and you must be registered to park in these areas.

I work until 11:00 p.m. and night and when I get back to campus, lot 16 is full. I don’t want to walk back to the dorms from the other Resident lots this late at night. What should I do.

Call Public Safety at 227-2151 and they will send someone to your vehicle and walk back to your dorm or apartment with you.

What are the hours of operations of Public Safety and Police Services?

Public Safety and Police Services and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

How do I register my bicycle?

You can register your vehicle on line by logging into: https://mynmu.nmu.edu/ once signed in, follow the links under bicycle registration. You can also register your bicycle at the Public Safety office located in the Services Building on Sugarloaf Avenue.

I no longer have my bicycle, how do I remove it from the registry?

You can remove your bicycle from the registry by logging into:

https://mynmu.nmu.edu/ once signed in, follow the links under the student services tab and bicycle registration and clicking on the remove icon.

I would like to bring my weapon to campus, what are the procedures for storing my weapon?

Upon arriving on campus, stop at Public Safety. Bring in your weapon and the Dispatcher will assist you in registering and storing your weapon.

When can I check my weapon in and out?

Weapons can be checked in and out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

I have lost/found an item, where do I report to inquire about it?

To inquire about a lost or found item, please contact our office at (906)227-2151 or stop at the Public Safety office located in the Services Building on Sugarloaf Avenue.

How do I find out if classes are canceled?

If you are registered to receive text alerts, you will be notified with a text message and an email. The NMU website will have information regarding closures and you can call the BRRR line at (906)227-BRRR. Local media will also have closure information.

I have a kayak, ATV, Boat, or snowmobile I would like to store on campus. Is there anywhere to store it?

Public Safety has a limited number of storage spaces available. The storage lot is located in the northeast corner of lot 22 located behind the Services Building. Please call (906)227-2151 for storage details.

 

 

 

Please remember when reading this that this does not replace the ordinances set forth in the Motor Vehicle Ordinance Book provide to you when you register your vehicle. The items listed are only frequently asked questions by students and faculty staff of this University.

 

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