Parking Fines

Students will receive a notification of parking violation on their windshield, to their student e-mail address, or in their campus mailbox. A copy of this notice can be provided to the student’s advisor, coach (if applicable), and guardians. Each student will be given a warning for the first parking violation. A subsequent parking violation will result in the car being towed or booted at the owner’s expense. This sequence of notices will restart on 1st of August every year.

Examples of Parking Violations:

  • Vehicles illegally parked in handicap spaces, no parking zones, fire lanes, reserved employee spaces, interfering with University business, or otherwise obstructing traffic may be towed without warning.
  • Vehicles not displaying a valid registration are subject to vehicle immobilization on the 2nd
  • Vehicles that cannot be booted for any reason, including tire size, are subject to immediate towing.
  • Vehicles may be booted for up to 24 hours, during which time the locking mechanism may be removed by paying a $85 fine. After 24 hours, the vehicle may be towed at the owner’s expense, and any ticket or boot fees will be added to the overall cost of recovering the vehicle.
  • Boot fees cannot be transferred to a student account. All boot charges must be paid at the Cashier’s Office in Haltom Campus Center.
  • Improperly removing a boot may damage a vehicle as well as the boot and may result in criminal and OKWU conduct charges. Vehicle boots are to be removed only by Safety Office personnel.
  • After a vehicle has been booted two times, the student may lose all on-campus parking privileges, and the student’s vehicle may be towed from campus property.

Appeals

No appeals will be reviewed if more than 48 hours have elapsed since the violation occurred. Only one appeal per violation may be made, and the decision of the traffic committee is final. The fine must be paid before an appeal will be reviewed.

Traffic Regulations

  1. Pedestrians have the right-of-way at all crosswalks.
  2. Driving a motor vehicle on pedestrian paths, sidewalks, grass, or any part of campus not designated a roadway is prohibited.
  3. A maximum speed limit of 15 m.p.h. is assigned to all campus roadways and parking lots.
  4. Full stops are to be made at all STOP signs.