Birds Eye View Queens Campus

Parking Program

Rules and Regulations

    Apply for a Parking Permit

    • Go to MySJU and click on the UIS Login 
    • Login to UIS  with your User ID and PIN. Use University X number as User ID and birth date (MMDDYY) for the Pin. For advanced users, Pin may be different because they have already changed it.
    • Click “Personal Information” and then “Parking Permit Application” and follow the on-screen instructions.
    • All permits will be mailed directly to applicant’s home address within five to seven business days.
    Allowed PermitsParking LotsHours of Validity
    ReserveRed

    6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.,*
    Monday to Friday

    EmployeeGreen

    6 a.m. – 3 a.m.,
    7 days a week*

    FacultyBlue

    24 hours a day,
    7 days a week

    General/StudentYellow

    6 a.m. – 3 a.m.,
    7 days a week

    Food ServiceYellow

    6 a.m. – 3 a.m.,
    7 days a week

    Astor PlaceRed

    24 hours a day,
    7 days a week

    Note
    Anyone may park with valid University parking permit in this area (Reserve parking lots which are numeric pavement marking and Employee parking lots during 4:30 p.m. – 3 a.m. on Monday-Friday and 6 – 3 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.)
    Grand Central Parkway Employee lot is excluded. Hours of validity for this lot are from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday

    Commuter Students, Faculty Members and Employees
    Parking permits can be applied for online starting August 1 by visiting the University Website at MySJU.

    Visitors
    All visitors are requested to obtain and display a valid permit. Visitor permits can be obtained either at the Information Booth at Gate 1 (refer to the map on the back) or at the Public Safety office. Visitor permits are valid from the date of issuance to the date of expiration indicated on the permit. 

    Pay a Parking Ticket

    • Go to MySJU and click on the UIS Login 
    • Login to UIS  with your User ID and PIN. Use University X number as User ID and birth date (MMDDYY) for the Pin. For advanced users, Pin may be different because they have already changed it.
    • Click “Personal Information” and then “Account Suite” and follow the on-screen instructions.

    Handicap Permits 

    The University requires all vehicles parking in handicap parking areas to display a valid University permit (e.g., employee, student, faculty permit) in ADDITION to a State handicap permit or handicap license plate. Every vehicle parked in a handicap area or using a handicap permit for parking must be the valid owner of the handicap permit.

    State handicap permit or license plate may be obtained by visiting the New York State DMV Website — then follow the on-screen instructions.

    In short, both University permit and State handicap permit or handicap license plate are required to park in designated handicap parking areas.

    Temporary Handicap Permits:
    A temporary University handicap permit may be obtained for up to two weeks only by visiting the Public Safety office. Upon visiting, the applicant needs to submit valid medical documents or doctor’s note which indicates that the applicant has established physical limitations. In addition, a valid University StormCard is required. Public Safety will NOT accept any substitute forms or letters. Failure to display a handicap hangtag for any reason — will result in a parking violation with NO APPEAL. 

    Because Public Safety issues temporary handicap permits for only a two-week interval, it is recommended to visit the New York State DMV Website to obtain a State handicap permit or license plate upon one’s need. 

    Terms of Permit

    There are two options available when requesting a St. John’s University Parking Permit:

    1. Window Decal:

    A. This option consists of one yearly window decal which must be affixed to the REAR WINDOW placed in the bottom left hand corner behind the driver.
    Disclaimer: St. John’s University will not be liable for any damages arising from a Parking Permit window decal, when applied or removed from automobile window. Note: St. John’s University expired Parking permit (Window Decal) must be removed from vehicle.

    B. If you utilize a second vehicle you will be required to obtain a TEMPORARY rear view mirror paper HANG TAG from the Department of Public Safety located outside of Gate 6 on Goethals Avenue or at the Security Information Booth located inside Gate 1. The TEMPORARY HANG TAG must be displayed from the rear view mirror of the secondary vehicle whenever you are parking on campus.


    2. Rearview Mirror Hang Tag:

    A. This option consists of one yearly HANG TAG which must be displayed on the vehicle’s rear view mirror with the assigned number facing out clearly visible. If the permit is left in a different vehicle or not brought to campus, a temporary paper HANG TAG must be obtained from the Department of Public Safety located outside of Gate 6 on Goethals Avenue or at the Security Information Booth located inside Gate 1. Please note that if your rear view mirror or a tinted windshield is designed in a way to impede this type of display, you are responsible to insure it is hung from the mirror in such a way to make it clearly visible (such as by a rope or string).


    PLEASE NOTE:
    There is NO APPEAL for a summons issued for failing to display a valid parking permit, which must be affixed as described above. Furthermore, all permits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

    Illegal Use of Permit:
    It is unlawful for any person to produce, alter or to
    display without the approval of Public Safety, any parking permit indicating eligibility to park; to park a vehicle bearing a permit to which he or she is not entitled; or to display a permit not issued to the specific vehicle(s) to which it was registered. It is also unlawful to purchase a fraudulently produced parking permit or to purchase a permit from another individual. Vehicles registered must belong to the individual registering the vehicle or a member of the person’s immediate family. Registering someone else’s vehicle is prohibited.

    Expiration:
    Permits are valid up to and including the expiration month, day and year on the permit.

    Sale or Trade of Vehicle:
    Failure to advise Public Safety of a sale or trade for registration purposes may result in continued responsibility to the permit holder for violations received on that permit. The permit holder has responsibility for removing parking permits prior to selling or trading a vehicle. Persons failing to comply with this requirement shall pay the cost of a new permit.

    Lost/Stolen Permits:
    Permit holders are responsible for the security of their permits. The theft or loss of parking permit should be reported to Public Safety immediately upon discovery. Permits which are claimed lost may be replaced at the original cost of the permit.

    Invalid Use of Permit:
    The ownership of permit is not transferable. Therefore, sharing of any University parking permit issued by the Department of Public Safety is prohibited and subject to fine(s) or suspension of parking privileges.

    Daily Hours of Validity:
    All general, employees, food service, parking permits are valid from 6 a.m. – 3 a.m., seven days a week. Murray residence and residence village, faculty and maintenance permits are valid 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Change in Residence or License Plate:
    Permit holders changing residence or license plates after initial application must contact Public Safety and complete the necessary forms. Failure to do so may result in continued responsibility for violations issued to the old license plate and a loss of parking privileges.

    Traffic Regulations:
    1.
     Parking Rules and Regulations, as indicated in this pamphlet and in University Web page, are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

    2. All legal parking areas are designated by signs, painted stripes, or other pavement markings, which may indicate limited or reserve parking.

    3. Motorists are to yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians in a crosswalk.

    4. Driving vehicles on any of the quadrangles or in the Residence Village is prohibited.

    5. All vehicles are to be operated with extreme caution and no more than 10 miles per hour.

    6. Pedestrians have the right-of-way at all times.

    7. Traffic control such as stop signs, speed limit signs, pedestrian right-of-way and the observance of traffic lines are in effect at all times. Drivers are required to park within two white lines (blue for handicap) of demarcation in parking areas. A driver may be subject to fine(s) for failing to comply with any traffic rules while driving on campus.

    8. Overnight parking on campus (after 3 a.m.) is prohibited unless previously authorized by Public Safety. In an emergency, specific prior written arrangement must be made with the Executive Director of Public Safety.

    9. In order to facilitate snow removal during a snowstorm, it is recommended that all cars are removed off campus. However, in an emergency, vehicles should be moved to the parking garages. Under no circumstances should vehicles be left on the roads.

    10. During and after snowstorms, efforts should be made to carpool to and from the campus so that the parking lots may be cleared. Presence of snow shall not be used as an excuse for violating campus parking rules.

    11. Vehicles with loud and excessive noise are prohibited on campus. Violators will subject to a fine.

    12. Parking on grass, sidewalks, crosswalks, streets, curbs or unimproved areas is prohibited and subject to fine. Special loading or unloading requirements will be met upon request to the Public Safety.

    13. Vehicles parking near a fire hydrant, blocking another vehicle, University gates and or walkways, are subject to fine and/or maybe towed away at owner’s expense.

    14. In certain cases, Public Safety may resort to the use of a “Rhino Boot” in order to immobilize an illegally parked vehicle and the violator will be subject to a fine.

    15. A vehicle displaying an invalid- altered/tampered permit will be subject to a “Rhino Boot,” which will immobilize the vehicle, leading to the identification of the violator, who will be subject to fine.

    16. Unauthorized removal or an attempt of unauthorized removal of a Rhino Boot will result in an additional $400 fine. If a student is involved, the Dean of Students will be notified and appropriate action will be taken.

    17. Motorcycles and motor scooters require a permit. However, for practical reasons, permits need not be displayed on the vehicle. Operators must carry the permit on their person and present it to a Public Safety officer upon request. Motor vehicles must
    park within one parking space only.

    18. Any moving violation, such as speeding and excessive noise from the vehicle, will be notified via mail, when violator is identified.

    19. Vehicles parked in “NO PARKING” areas on campus will be ticketed. These areas include emergency/fire lane areas, yellow painted curbs, grassy areas, dumpster pickups and other posted areas.

    20. Barriers are placed for safety purposes and to be recognized as such. Evading, driving around, over or moving any barrier, gate or traffic control device unless specifically directed by a Public Safety Officer is strictly forbidden.

    Appeals:
    All appeals must be in writing, postmark dated within five business days of issuance of the violation and mailed to the address listed below. A copy of the violation, license plate number, University X number and a brief explanation must also accompany the appeal. If the alleged violator does not appeal a notice of violation within five business days, the fine will remain as a charge to his or her University Banner account and the right to appeal will be forfeited. The appeal process usually takes approximately seven business days. All appeals submitted by members of the University community with a valid Id number will receive email notification of the decision. If the corresponding violation is adjudicated, the appellant’s University Banner account will be credited. University members can check their account status via the Web at: www.stjohns.edu

    All decisions made by Public Safety are final; appeal status can be checked by calling (718) 990-5561, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mail the appeal and associated documentation to the address as follows: St. John’s University, Department of Public Safety, Parking Program, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439.

    Payments:
    Students who do not pay their fines will not be eligible to register for class(es) and will not receive a final grade report, diploma or transcript. If paying by mail, please include a copy of the violation along with payment. Please write your University X number and the license plate number on check or money order made payable to St. John’s University and send to the following address:

    St. John’s University
    Department of Public Safety
    Parking Program
    8000 Utopia Parkway
    Queens, NY 11439

    All parking violations are payable at the Department of Public Safety or the Office of the Bursar during normal business hours. Please bring a copy of the violation to either office.

    Students, Faculty, and Employees may also make payment through UIS on the University Web site.  If paying a violation online, log into UIS.  Then select the “Personal Information” tab and scroll to the bottom of the page where you will find “Account Suites.”  Outstanding violations can be paid through Account Suites.

    Please do not send cash.

    Miscellaneous:
    1.Vehicles Without a Parking Permit: The University has access to DMV records and will trace license plates to identify owners. In addition to fines, Public Safety will charge violators a DMV surcharge.

    2.Right to Close: The University reserves the right to close any campus parking area at any time it is deemed necessary for maintenance, safety or to meet special needs. Public Safety will notify patrons when possible.

    3.Liability: The University assumes no responsibility for the care and protection of any vehicle or its contents at any time the vehicle is on campus property.

    4.False Information: No person shall obtain, attempt to obtain or use in a manner contrary to these regulations, a modified parking permit or a permit issued upon false information. A violation of this section includes giving a false name, address, University X number and/or other information known to be false. Violation of this provision shall constitute the illegal use of a parking permit and will be subject to violations.

    5. Temporary Parking: A temporary parking permit can be obtained from the Department of Public Safety if current permit is either misplaced or left at home. At all times while parking on-campus grounds, a valid University parking permit must be displayed.

    Gate Closures

    Find all the Queens campus gate closure information below.

    Exceptions Include:

    Gate 1 (Main Gate) – (opens 6 a.m. – closes midnight; when school in session)
    Located on Utopia Parkway at Kildare Road – Visitor Entrance and Exit Only

    Gate 1A drive up Booth – (opens 6 a.m. – closes midnight; when school in session)
    Located along Gate 1 ingress roadway

    Gate 1B – Pedestrian Walk‐way (opens midnight – closes 6 a.m.)
    Located on Utopia Parkway; 100 feet south of Gate 1

    Gate 2 – Drive in ‐ (opens 6 a.m. – closes 11 p.m.)
    Located on Utopia Parkway between 80th Road and Kildare Road

    Gate 3 – Drive in ‐ (opens 6 a.m. – closes 11 p.m.)
    Located on Utopia Parkway south of Union Turnpike at 80th Road

    Gate 4 – Drive in ‐ (opens 6 a.m. – closes 11 p.m.)
    Located on Union Turnpike at 175 Street (gate closest to Carnesecca Arena)

    Gate 5 – (Pedestrian Walk‐way opens 6 a.m. – closes 11 p.m.)
    Located on Union Turnpike at 173 Street

    Gate 6 – Pedestrian Walk‐way (manned 11 p.m. – 6 a.m.) and Drive in (24-hour access)
    Located on 170 Street and Goethals Avenue

    Gate 7 – Pedestrian Walk‐way and Drive in (opens 6 a.m. – closes 7 p.m.)
    Located on 82nd Avenue at 172 Street

    Gate 8 – Shuttle Walk‐way (opens 6 a.m. ‐ closes 11 p.m.)
    Located on 82nd Avenue at 173 Street

    Gate 9 – Emergency use only
    Located at Utopia Parkway and 82nd Avenue

    Appeal a Parking Fine

    All appeals must be in writing, postmark dated within five business days of issuance of the violation and mailed to:

    St. John’s University, Department of Public Safety, Parking Program, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439

    A copy of the violation, license plate number, University X number and a brief explanation must also accompany the appeal.

    Overnight Parking

    Guests of a resident student may obtain an overnight permit for up to three consecutive nights. In order to receive the permit, the resident student (of the guest) needs to bring his or her own University StormCard. The guest must also be present with a valid picture ID such as State issued ID and Driver’s License. The fee for this permit is $10 and will be posted to the corresponding resident student’s (host) account. There is no fee for guests who are University members

    Off-Campus and Summer School Parking

    Off-Campus Parking

    Seton Complex, DePaul House, Henley Road and Bartilucci permits are issued from the Public Safety office in person. These permits are determined by the department senior administrators. Once the determination is finalized, a list of eligible University members (e.g., students, employees, administrators) is forwarded to Public Safety.

    Note: Same Parking Rules and Regulations apply when using Seton Complex, DePaul House and Henley permits on campus.

    Bartilucci permit daily hours of validity is 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. (Bartilucci only).

    Summer School Students

    Permits for summer school students are issued by the Public Safety office in person with a valid StormCard between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday – Friday.

    Enforcement and Fines

    Public Safety officers are entrusted with ensuring the safety of the University community and its visitors. Officers are to be treated with courtesy at all times, particularly when they are enforcing parking regulations. Failure to act in a proper manner may result in the loss of parking privileges; no refund on permit will be issued. All persons using the campus parking facilities are expected to cooperate and accept officers’ directions and suggestions. Officers are required to place parking violations on all cars in violation of parking regulations. There should not be any dispute with any officer issuing parking violations. All complaints may be made to the Executive Director of Public Safety in writing.

    Times of Enforcement
    Permit Areas: All parking zones are limited to authorized permit holders and will be strictly enforced.

    Restricted Spaces: These spaces are restricted for their designated purpose at all times (24 hours a day).

    a) Murray Residence Reserved
    b) Fire lanes
    c) Handicap parking areas
    d) Residence Village
    e) Faculty
    f) Specially signed areas or pavement markings

    Fines
    Lack of a parking space will not be considered a valid excuse for violation of parking regulations. Individuals who frequently violate parking regulations are demonstrating a lack of consideration for others and may forfeit parking privileges. Students will be reported to the Dean of Students; faculty members will be reported to the Provost; employees will be reported to corresponding department heads. It is the responsibility of each person to make a prompt settlement with the University.

    Two unpaid parking violations will result in vehicle being immobilized or towed.
    More than three parking violations in one academic year will result in subsequent fines being doubled.
    More than four parking violations in one academic year may result in the loss of parking privileges.

    Violation2014-2015 Price
    Speeding/ Reckless Driving$75
    Disobeying Traffic Signs$75
    Parking in Fire Lane$100
    Parking in Handicapped$100
    Unauthorized Space/Lot$50
    Parking in Roadway$50
    Excessive Noise$50
    Failure to Yield to Pedestrian$50
    Failure to Display$35
    Invalid Permit$35
    Unauthorized Overnight$35
    Rhino Boot$100
    Unauthorized Boot  Removal$400

    Payments
    Students who do not pay their fines will not be eligible to register for class(es) and will not receive a final grade report, diploma or transcript. If paying by mail, please include a copy of the violation along with payment. Please write your University X number and the license plate number on check or money order made payable to St. John's University and send to the following address:

    St. John's University
    Department of Public Safety
    Parking Program
    8000 Utopia Parkway
    Queens, NY 11439

    All parking violations are payable at the Department of Public Safety or the Office of the Bursar during normal business hours. Please bring a copy of the violation to either office.

    Students, Faculty, and Employees may also make payment through UIS on the University Web site.  If paying a violation online, log into UIS.  Then select the “Personal Information” tab and scroll to the bottom of the page where you will find “Account Suites.”  Outstanding violations can be paid through Account Suites.

    Please do not send cash.