Parking Procedures

Parking permits are required to park on Benedictine University property. The University Police will patrol parking lots and issue citations for infractions of the parking regulations. Vehicles may be immobilized or towed for repeated violations. The following is a brief list of parking infractions:

  • Improperly displayed permit 
  • Parking in roadway 
  • Parking on grass, turf or meadow 
  • Parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant 
  • Parking in a handicap space 
  • Parking in a fire lane 
  • Parking in a striped area 
  • Parking overnight in restricted areas 
  • Parking diesel or gas engine vehicles in hybrid- or electrical vehicle-only spaces
  • Infractions related to safety of pedestrians and motorists

Parking Permits

Parking permits are free and required for parking in all lots, except the Krasa Student Center parking lot and parking garage. There are four categories of parking permits: Faculty/Staff, Resident, Commuter and Visitor. They must be displayed from the rear view mirror of your vehicle. 

  • Red or Orange parking signs = student parking.
  • Green and white signs = faculty/staff parking.

Parking Restrictions

  • Due to potential turf damage, parking along Lake St. Benedict is not authorized.
  • No overnight parking (After 1:00 a.m.) in the parking garage.

Alternate Parking on Heavy Traffic Days

  • Students may park in Faculty/Staff lots after 5:00 p.m. (as most classes have concluded for the day), but must move their vehicle by 7:00 a.m. the next morning. 
  • All motorists may park on the east side of the service road (rear drive of campus) leading to Maple Avenue from the Krasa Student Center and Founder’s Woods Apartments.

Snow Storms and Parking (December 1 - April 1)

Residents students must move their vehicles to the parking garage or the Krasa Student Center parking lot during snow storms so Facilities Management can remove snow from residence hall and apartment parking lots. Vehicles that are parked in these areas during snow removal times will be subject to citation and towing at the owner's expense.

 

Traffic Enforcement

Since Benedictine University is a self-contained campus and private property, University Police enforce traffic laws to protect the campus community, reduce the risk of vehicular accidents, increase safety for pedestrians and maintain an orderly traffic flow in and around campus (Illinois Statute 1020-1). University Police also enforce traffic laws on College Road and Maple Avenue.

University Police enforce all the same traffic laws as municipal police and focus primarily on safety-related violations of the Illinois Vehicle Code.

Violations include:

  • Occupant protection 
  • Impaired driving 
  • Speeding (posted limits on campus are 15 mph and are radar-enforced) 
  • Disobeying stop signs 
  • Disobeying “No left turn” signs or traffic laws 
  • Illegal lane usage 
  • Disobeying traffic control device or officer 
  • Driving too fast for conditions 
  • Other various Illinois Vehicular Code violations

University Police enforce traffic and parking regulations for all persons who come to the University through the use of the Law Enforcement Access Data System. Non-University affiliated motorists who fail to pay their fines will be billed as a collection action. All fines should be paid within 15 days of receiving the citation or within 15 days of receiving appeal denial letter.

Fines may be paid by check in the Office of Student Accounts in the Lownik Enrollment Services Center. Checks should be made payable to Benedictine University.

Traffic violations on College Road and Maple Avenue resulting in a citation require fines to be paid to the State of Illinois through the DuPage County Clerk. Some citations may also require a court appearance.

Citation Appeals Board

The Benedictine University Citation Appeals Board is composed of students, staff and a non-voting police representative who chairs the board as an advisor.

Board members may serve from one to four years. To become a board member, you must complete an application in the University Police office. Once an opening on the board is available, University Police will contact you.

Motorists who receive a parking or traffic citation on campus may appeal the citation by completing an appeal form stating their reason for appeal, attaching their citation and returning it to the University Police office or by completing the Parking Citation Appeal form (PDF). (You must include all information on the form or it will not be processed and the citation will stand.)

University Police

Parking Garage, Lower Level
5720 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532
Emergency: (630) 829-6666
Non-Emergency: (630) 829-6122