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Parking on Campus

Parking resources and information

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. 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.

There are approximately 1,700 parking spaces available for student, faculty, staff and visitor use at the campus.

During the academic year, Public Safety provides shuttle bus service for students, staff and faculty. Shuttle service begins at 9 a.m. and will run through 9:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Each shuttle stop is clearly designated with a sign at the following locations:

  • Warde Academic Center
  • Visual Arts Center parking lot

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 and to local businesses. For information concerning shuttle routes and schedules, please see our Shuttle Bus Schedule.

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

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. 4400 or use any of the interior emergency phones or any of the exterior emergency phones.

Vehicle assistance includes jumping a dead battery, lockouts and assisting in contacting a local service station for additional assistance. 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.