Parking

Parking Information

Public Safety Officers

Basic Regulations

Any Creighton affiliate parking a vehicle on property that is owned or leased by Creighton University at any time must have a decal or temporary hangtag issued by Public Safety.

  • Faculty, staff, and students may never park in visitor parking by the Harper Center or the Lied Education Center for the Arts (Lot 5 and Lot 35).
  • Motorcycles parked near bicycle racks do not require a permit; however, motorcycles that take up a parking stall must display a current parking decal.
  • Displaying a permit allows you to leave a vehicle in a parking stall, as space is available, but does not guarantee the availability of a stall.
  • University ID cards and parking permits are required for all garages.
  • Unauthorized parking in handicapped stalls, fire lanes, and specifically-designated stalls (e.g., VP/Dean, Facilities Vehicles, etc.) is enforced at all times, year-round.

Faculty/Staff Parking

Faculty/staff parking is designated in blue. Faculty/staff may no longer park in student parking lots at any time. In addition to several surface parking lots, faculty/staff parking is available on the top decks of the 20th Street Garage and 24th Street Garage, as well as the bottom levels of the 24th Street Garage and the 30th Street Garage. University ID cards and parking permits are required for all garages.

Parking Permit Fees

After evaluating market rates for parking among comparable Omaha locations and with rising costs for infrastructure repairs and leasing fees, parking passes for Creighton employees will increase for the 2019-2020 academic year. A tiered pricing structure is being implemented to more equitably distribute this increase consistent with Creighton’s mission. The tiered structure is based on the salary range in which an employee fell as of June 12 (see chart below). Automatic payroll deductions for those purchasing parking passes will begin Sept. 1.

Benefits-Eligible Employees; Cost Per Paycheck

Annual Pay

Full-Time
Monthly

Full-Time
Bi-Weekly

Part-Time
Monthly

Part-Time
Bi-Weekly

Less than $40,000

$33.34

$16.67

$16.67

$8.34

$40,000-$80,000

$36.67

$18.34

$18.34

$9.17

Greater than $80,000

$40.00

$20.00

$20.00

$10.00

VPs/Deans

$80.00

Apply for Benefits-Elligible Faculty/Staff Parking Permit

Non-benefits-eligible employees, including long-term contract partners, temporary employees, and adjunct faculty, can apply online for a parking hangtag. Because payroll deductions are not available for non-benefits-eligible employees, payment can be made by check or card when picking up the hangtag at Public Safety. Rates are based on the number of on-campus work hours per week.

Non-Benefits-Eligible Employees; Cost Per Semester

Less than 16 Hours Per Week

16-28 Hours Per Week

Greater Than 28 Hours Per Week

$25

$50

$100

Apply For Non-Benefits-Elligible Faculty/Staff Parking Permit

Short-Term Hangtags

Public Safety will continue to offer short-term hangtags for anyone who has a short-term need not covered by other categories of parking permits. Short-term hangtags are available at Public Safety 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays.

Daily

Weekly

Monthly

$5

$15

$60

Faculty and Staff Parking Info Sheet    

Student Parking

Student parking is designated in green. In addition to several surface parking lots, student parking is available on Levels 1 and 2 of the 20th Street Garage, on Levels 2 and 3 of the 24th Street Garage, and on the bottom level of the 30th Street Garage. University ID cards and parking permits are required for all garages.

Dental student parking is designated in red. The primary parking area is Lot E99. Dental students may not park in green student lots during the business day, but may park in the green student lots from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekdays and any time on weekends.

Parking Permit Fees

The annual parking permit fee for students is $360. The 2019/20 permits are valid from September 1, 2019, through August 31, 2020. Students must apply for a parking permit through their NEST account. The fee will be applied to your student account.

For a student bringing a vehicle to campus later in the year, parking permit fees are prorated as follows:

After Fall Break:

$270

After Christmas Break:

$180

After Spring Break:

$90

After Finals Week:

$60


Refunds: Refunds can be issued if graduating early, transferring, or studying abroad. Please see chart below for dates and permit refund pricing.

Return Dates

Permit Refund

9/1/19-9/30/10

$360

10/1/19-10/20/19

$270

10/21/19-1/24/20

$180

1/25/20-8/31/20

$0

Apply For a Student Parking Permit

Short-Term Hangtags

Public Safety will continue to offer short-term hangtags for anyone who has a short-term need not covered by other categories of parking permits. Short-term hangtags are available at Public Safety 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays.

Daily

Weekly

Monthly

$5

$15

$60

Student Parking Info Sheet    
Dental Student Parking Info Sheet    

After Hours Parking

In the interest of safety, Public Safety adjusts parking regulations during evenings and weekends.

  • Evening-only permits are available for no cost at Public Safety; these permits allow faculty, staff, and students to park in faculty/staff and student parking areas from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Friday, and any time on weekends. The evening-only permit also may be used in patient parking areas during the hours listed above. The evening-only permit may not be used to park in visitor parking areas.
  • All Creighton affiliates displaying a valid permit may park in any blue, green, or gold parking lot from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Friday, and any time on weekends. The evening-only permit also may be used to in patient parking ares during the hours listed above. The evening-only permit may not be used to park in visitor parking areas.
  • Faculty, staff, students with Creighton permits may park in Dental Patient Parking (Lots 38A, 28, and 8A) from 5 p.m. through 6 a.m., Monday through Friday and any time on the weekends.
  • Faculty, staff, students with Creighton permits may park in OT/PT patient parking under the BIC (Lot 87) from 6 p.m.-6 a.m., Monday through Friday, and any time on weekends.

Special Attention Areas

  • Do not park or leave your vehicle unattended in any of the following areas at any time:
    • Stalls reserved for the President / Vice Presidents, Provost / Vice Provosts, Deans, Jesuits or Visitors
    • Deglman Circle (Drop off and pick up only; vehicle must be attended at all times)
    • East Lane by the Harper Center (Drop off and pick up only; vehicle must be attended at all times)
    • Visitor parking by the Harper Center or the Lied Education Center for the Arts (Lot 5 and Lot 35)
  • Do not park in handicapped stalls without a state-issued handicapped permit or license plate
    • Note that a vehicle with state-issued handicapped permit or license plate must also display a University permit to park in a designated handicapped stall on University property
  • Do not park in or block fire lanes, fire hydrants, gate arms, or any garage doors
  • Do not park on the grass or landscaping

Sanctions

Sanctions for violations of University parking rules and regulations include, but are not limited to fines, holds on University registration and records, vehicle immobilization or towing at the owner's/operator's expense, disciplinary actions from the Office of Community Standards and Wellbeing, and revocation of campus parking privileges. A vehicle that is immobilized due to excessive citations will be assessed a $50 fee to have the boot removed, in addition to any unpaid citations. A vehicle that displays a fraudulent or fabricated decal or pass will be assessed a $400 fee and any student involved will be referred to the Office of Community Standards and Wellbeing for potential disciplinary action. A student who places an old citation on the windshield in an attempt to avoid receipt of another citation will be assessed a $30 fee, in addition to the new citation.

Citations

Please pay citations by credit card online. If you would prefer to pay in person, you may do so by check or credit card at the Public Safety building located at 2222 Burt Street.

Appeals

Citations may only be appealed online using this appeal form. Appeals must be received within 7 days of the date the citation was issued. In-person appeals will no longer be accepted. The appeal must present substantial evidence that the parking violation was not committed, or the occurrence was due to circumstances beyond the appellant’s control. The appeal process is not a venue for general criticisms, complaints or policy debates. The following reasons for appeal will not be considered:

  • Frivolous or abusive appeals, including the use of profanity
  • Late to class or appointment • Inability to pay the amount of the fine
  • Lack of available parking
  • Other vehicles were parked improperly or illegally
  • The vehicle was only parked illegally for a short period of time
  • Public Safety did not previously ticket for similar offenses
  • Appellant purchased a parking permit, but did not display it in the vehicle
  • Appellant did not purchase a parking permit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who needs a parking permit?

All Creighton affiliates, including faculty, staff, and students, who park a vehicle on property that is owned or leased by Creighton University at any time must display a current parking decal or temporary hangtag issued by Public Safety.

What about motorcycles?

Motorcycles parked near bicycle racks do not require a permit; however, motorcycles that take up a parking stall must display a current parking decal.

What if I forget to move my decal to the vehicle I drive that day?

You will need to either come to Public Safety to purchase a day pass for $5 or park on a public street.

What if I only come to campus in the evenings or on weekends?

Evening-only permits are available for no cost at Public Safety; these permits allow faculty, staff, and students to park in faculty/staff and student parking areas from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Friday, and any time on weekends. The evening-only permit also may be used in patient parking areas during the hours listed above. The evening-only permit may not be used to park in visitor parking areas.

What about patient parking?

Faculty, staff, students with Creighton permits may park in OT/PT patient parking under the BIC (Lot 87) from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Friday, and any time on weekends.

Faculty, staff, students with Creighton permits may park in Dental Patient Parking (Lots 38A, 28, and 8A) from 5 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Friday, and any time on weekends.

How do I appeal a citation?

Citations may only be appealed online; no in-person appeals will be accepted. Appeals must be received within 7 days of the date the citation was issued. The appeal must present substantial evidence that the parking violation was not committed, or the occurrence was due to circumstances beyond the appellant’s control. The appeal process is not a venue for general criticisms, complaints or policy debates. The following reasons for appeal will not be considered:

  • Frivolous or abusive appeals, including the use of profanity
  • Late to class or appointment
  • Inability to pay the amount of the fine
  • Lack of available parking
  • Other vehicles were parked improperly or illegally
  • The vehicle was only parked illegally for a short period of time
  • Public Safety did not previously ticket for similar offenses
  • Appellant purchased a parking permit, but did not display it in the vehicle
  • Appellant did not purchase a parking permit.

Faculty/Staff Parking

Can I return my decal for a refund?

You can return your decal and not have future payroll deductions, but there will not be a refund of past deductions.

Student Parking:

Can I return my decal for a refund?

Yes; if you return your decal, you will be refunded based on the date of the return. After January xx, no refunds will be made for returned decals.

Return Dates

Permit Refund

9/1/19-9/30/10

$360

10/1/19-10/20/19

$270

10/21/19-1/24/20

$180

1/25/20-8/31/20

$0


What if I am studying abroad for the spring semester?

Purchase a student parking permit for the fall semester, then return the decal before you leave at Christmas Break to receive a refund of $180.

Can I park in other parking lots at night or on weekends?

Students with valid permits may park in faculty/staff lots from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Friday, and any time on weekends. However, students can never park in visitor parking by the Harper Center or the Lied Education Center for the Arts (Lot 5 and Lot 35). Also, unauthorized parking in handicapped stalls, fire lanes, and specifically-designated stalls (e.g., VP/Dean, Facilities Vehicles, etc.) is enforced at all times, year-round.

Questions?

If you have questions about campus parking, advice from other University offices may not be current or accurate, so please call the Department of Public Safety at 402-280-2104. We are located at 2222 Burt Street and conduct parking transactions from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays. We will be happy to assist you.