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 will be prompted to sign into the Parking Portal using your  my.nmu credentials.  Once signed in, you can click on the PERMITS icon located in the upper left hand side of the screen.  Follow the prompts to register your vehicle.  You have the option to pay with a debit card, credit card or charge your student or employee account.  If you need assistance obtaining a permit please contact Parking Services at (906)227-1476 or by email to parking@nmu.edu

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.  You must park in the area in which your permit is valid for. 

Where can I appeal a parking citation?

You can appeal a parking citation by going by accessing the Parking Portal through the Police Department web page or by through your my.nmu account.  All citations must be appealed within 10 business days of the date of the ticket.  After 10 days the citation will be billed to your student or employee account and will no longer be appealable. 

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, go into the Parking Portal through the Police Department website or through your my.nmu account.  Once signed in, go to permits in the upper left hand corner of the screen and follow the prompts.  You can request a daily permit for up to five days a semester.  Print the permit from your home computer and place it in the inside lower right hand corner of your front windshield.  Once you have exceeded the five day limit you can purchase a thirty-day temporary permit by again going to the Parking Portal as listed above. 

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. e-check

2. credit/debit card

3. charging your student account

Is lot 11, 36 open to residents for overnight parking?

Lot 11, lot 36 are open to Resident parking from 5:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.  If you leave your vehicle in one of these designated lots, you will receive a citation.  Parking citations for "No Parking 2:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., lots" are $25.00 citations.  

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.  Lot 21 is available to all university registered vehicles and is never full to capacity.  Lot 21 is located on the corner of Center and Wilkinson Street.  This lot is approximately a 5-6 minute walk back to the resident halls. 

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 the Police Department at (906)227-1476 or after hours at (906)227-2151 to report that your vehicle is disabled.  As long as your vehicle is in a legal parking space we will typically grant you 24 hours to get your vehicle fixed and moved to your designated lot.  If you are unable to get your vehicle repaired, you will need to have your vehicle towed.  We do not allow disabled vehicles to remain on campus. 

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

If you have a guest on campus, please have them visit the Parking Portal at:  https://www.nmu.edu/policedepartment/parking, create a guest account and obtain a permit.  Guests can get a daily pass for any Commuter or Faculty/Staff lot or a four day permit for overnight parking for lots 20, 21 and lot 22.  During the winter semester, please make your guests aware of the plowing schedule and have them move their vehicle to one of the alternate parking lots. 

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 as they can have multiple vehicles on one permit as long as they are registered with Parking Services.

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 the Police Department Parking Services. Parking Services is the only department on campus that can grant parking permission. 

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 the Police Department Parking Services Office  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 you can obtain a daily pass through the Parking Portal  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.

The Police Department has a safe-walk program.  When you get back to campus, call the Police Department at (906)227-2151 and ask for someone from the safe-walk program to meet you at your vehicle and walk back to your residence hall with you.  

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

The Police Department Parking Services is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The phone number for Parking Services is (906)227-1476.  The Police Department/Dispatch Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and the phone number is (906)227-151. 

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 Police Department 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 the Police Department. 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 the Police Department at  (906)227-2151 or stop at the  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?

The Police Department 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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