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Parking Regulations

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Drury University prohibits the abuse of the parking policy by its students, employees and citizens. Drury University will cooperate with authorities in the enforcement of all applicable laws. 

The abuse of the parking policy by Drury students, university employees or Drury citizens is prohibited on university-owned or -controlled property, in conjunction with university-sponsored or -supervised activities, or at any activity or event that an observer would associate with Drury students, university employees or Drury citizens.

This policy has been established to protect the integrity of the educational experience, encourage positive behavior and enhance the community commitment of Drury students, university employees or Drury citizens.

Parking Regulations

Parking regulations are necessary for the safety and convenience of the campus community.

    1. All students, faculty and staff who park on campus must register their vehicle with the security office. All permits are
    2. Residential students must park in designated residential lots A, B, C, D and 7.
    3. Non-Residential permit holders must park in Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.
    4. Parking is permitted between marked lines only.
    5. No parking in handicap zones without an official Handicap Permit or license plate.
    6. No parking in crosswalks, fire lanes, loading zones, on grass, sidewalks or in posted areas.
    7. Vehicles parked illegally on Drury University property may be ticketed and/or towed by Security.
    8. Parking on city streets is illegal if city signs are posted stating “Residential Permit Required.”
    9. Motorized vehicles may not be worked on or washed on Drury University property.
    10. Parking fines are as follows: $25 for Blocking crosswalk/ramp, Parking in driving lane, Failed to park in marked space, Parking in Non-residential lot without proper permit, Parking in Residential lot without proper permit, Parking on grass or sidewalk, Over the time limit, No parking zone, Unsafe driving, blocking loading dock/zone; $30 for Vehicle not register/no permit, Fire lane/hydrant; $50 for Handicap zone.
    11. Special permits are issued to the following: Summit Park, Jefferson Park, and Manley Hall. You must have the appropriate special permits to park in these lots. (i.e. Summit Residential allow parking in Summit Parking & Lots A, B, C, and D)

Parking Permits

Parking permits are issued Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except holidays).

  • Vehicle DMV registration papers are required to obtain a parking permit.
  • Students: All student parking permits are issued by the Drury University Safety and Security office, FSC 101.
  • Faculty & Staff: Faculty and Staff parking permits are issued by the Drury University Safety and Security office, FSC 101.
  • Visitors: Visitor permits may be obtained in the Security Office (Findlay Student Center). Visitors to campus should park on Drury Lane, Burnham Circle, lot 7 or lot 12. Time limits do not apply to visitors with a valid visitor permit.

All vehicles parked on campus except visitors, must be registered and display a parking permit. Permits must be displayed on the driver’s side upper corner of the windshield and visible at all times.

There is no cost to obtain a parking permit. 

Residential Students

Residential students MUST register their vehicles by August 31 each year.

Parking Ticket Appeals

Other Areas of Parking

City Street Parking

Parking on city streets is illegal where city signs are posted – “Residential Permit Required.” Vehicles illegally parked on the streets may be ticketed and/or towed by the Springfield Police Department (SPD). SPD will also ticket the vehicles whose wheels are more than six inches from the curb. Any street displaying the sign “Residential Permit Required” is not open to Drury students without obtaining a special permit from the City of Springfield.  Midtown residents can apply for a Midtown parking permit from the City at https://www.springfieldmo.gov/FormCenter/Finance-9/Licensing-Midtown-Parking-Permit-Online–104.

No-Parking Zones

Areas closed by Security and designated as such by cones or other types of barriers are to be considered no-parking zones. Motorists are to follow the directions of Security officers and/or parking attendants when they are present and controlling traffic.

30-Minute Parking

Drury Lane and Burnham Circle are limited to 30 minutes of parking, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking is open 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. and on weekends and holidays.  Safety and Security personnel will periodically chalk tires of vehicles on Drury Lane and Burnham Circle between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The chalk mark will be made on the rear driver’s side tire in the 12 o’clock position.  Once the last tire is chalked, the 30 minute time will begin.  After 30 minutes has elapsed, Safety and Security personnel will return to all vehicles and cite any vehicle that still has the chalk mark on the rear driver’s side tire in the 12 o’clock position.

Open Parking Dates

Non-Residential lots are open with any permit between 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday, on weekends, and holidays.  Residential lots are open to any permit parking from June 1 to August 14 each year.

Parking Lot Descriptions & Permit Requirements

NON-RESIDENTIAL PARKING

NUMBERED parking lots are for Non-Residential students, staff, faculty and visitors.

LOT 1: CENTRAL

Located: South of Central Street and east of Shewmaker Communication building

Permit Type: Non-residential permit

LOT 2: SHEWMAKER

Located: South of Shewmaker Communications building

Permit Type: Non-residential permit

LOT 3: HAMMONS

Located: East side of Hammons School of Architecture

Permit Type: Non-residential permit

LOT 4: HPER

Located: North of HPER/Weiser Gym and east of Turner Hall

Permit Type: Non-residential permit and valid Drury ID required for control arm entrance, special event parking (area restricted at times to allow for special events)

LOT 5: ALUMNI

Located: West of Martin Alumni Center

Permit Type: Non-residential permit

LOT 6: BENTON

Located: West of Benton Street and north of Central High School

Permit Type: Non-residential permit and valid Drury ID required for control arm entrance, special event parking (area restricted at times to allow for special events)

LOT 7: SUMMIT

Located: East of Summit Street and north of Harrison Stadium

Permit Type: Either a Residential or Non-residential permit, visitor parking, overflow parking, long-term parking, special event parking (areas restricted at times to allow for special events)

LOT 8: CLAY

Location: East of Clay Street and north of Pool Art Center

Permit Type: Non-residential permit

LOT 9: PARSONAGE (Humanities House)

Located: North of Congregation Hall

Permit Type: Non-residential permit or special Honors House guest permit

LOT 10: FACILITIES

Located: West of Facilities and Pool Art Center

Permit Type: Non-residential permit

LOT 11: O’REILLY FAMILY EVENT CENTER

Located: Between Breech Hall and O’Reilly Family Event Center

Permit Type: Open parking except during events at O’Reilly Family Event Center, special event parking (area restricted at times to allow for special events.)

LOT 12: O’REILLY FAMILY EVENT CENTER – SOUTH

Located: South end of O’Reilly Family Event Center

Permit Type: Open parking except during events at O’Reilly Family Event Center, special event parking (area restricted at times to allow for special events.)

RESIDENTIAL PARKING

LETTERED parking lots are for residential students only. 

  • SMITH, SUNDERLAND, WALLACE HALL: Residents of Smith, Sunderland, and Wallace Halls are issued residential parking permits and may park in Lots A, B, C, and along Calhoun Street adjacent to Drury property.
  • COLLEGE PARK AND FRATERNITY HOUSES: Residents of College Park and the fraternity houses are issued residential parking permits and may park in Lots A, B, C, D, and along the streets bordering College Park and the fraternity house area.
  • SUMMIT PARK: Residents of Summit Park receive Summit Park residential permits and may park in the lot behind Summit Park. Parking in the Summit Park lot is prohibited by anyone not assigned to Summit. Overflow parking for Summit is permitted in any lettered lot and in Lot 7.
  • JEFFERSON PARK: Jefferson Park residents are issued Jefferson Park residential permits and may park in the adjoining parking lot. Parking in Jefferson Park parking lot by anyone other than Jefferson Park residents is prohibited.
  • MANLEY HALL: Manley Hall residents are issued Manley Hall residential permits and may park in the adjoining parking lot. Covered parking spots require a specially numbered tag and are reserved for those residents who wish to lease one from the Housing Office. Parking in Manley Hall parking lot by anyone other than Manley Hall residents is prohibited.
  • MIDTOWN HOUSES: Midtown residents are issued non-residential permits from Drury and may park in adjoining driveways or in the numbered lots. Street parking in Midtown requires a permit from the City of Springfield. These residents will receive information from the City about how to obtain a street parking permit.
  • UNIVERSITY SUITES: University Suites residents are issued University Suites residential permits and may park in all spaces marked “Residential” adjacent to the south and east side of the building.  Parking in University Suites spaces by anyone other than University Suites residents is prohibited.

OTHER PARKING 

DRURY LANE

Located: North from Central Street through the middle of campus. Parking is limited to 30 minutes only Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No time limit after 5 p.m. and on weekends.

Permit Type: No permit required

FSC CIRCLE

Located west of the Findlay Student Center, circling the fountains. This is a Fire Lane and not to be used for parking at any time.

BURNHAM CIRCLE

Located: East of Burnham, north of Bay Hall and south of Olin Library. Parking is limited to 30 minutes only Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No time limit after 5 p.m. and on weekends.

Permit Type: No permit required

CITY STREET PARKING

Contact the Safety and Security Office for more information or how to obtain a “Mid-town Residential Permit” if you live in a Drury mid-town house.

Parking Ticket Appeal Results

November 2023

ID # Ticket # Appeal Status
502538 11886 EXCUSED
463023 11859 EXCUSED
520430 11854 EXCUSED
514337 11883 EXCUSED
520087 11858 EXCUSED
496589 9287 EXCUSED
484569 9994 EXCUSED
475023 11621 EXCUSED
502624 7533 EXCUSED
505395 7532 EXCUSED
505395 11584 EXCUSED
505395 11292 EXCUSED
483833 9413 EXCUSED
483833 9256 EXCUSED
511093 9259 EXCUSED
496147 7527 EXCUSED
509857 11844 EXCUSED
512456 11845 EXCUSED
11992 11846 EXCUSED
508790 11830 EXCUSED
511093 7546 EXCUSED
509426 11687 EXCUSED
490881 11825 EXCUSED
487481 11815 EXCUSED
487333 11585 EXCUSED
493659 11699 EXCUSED
495135 7895 EXCUSED
511644 11634 EXCUSED
518619 11745 EXCUSED
514737 11639 EXCUSED
509768 11616 EXCUSED
458192 11622 EXCUSED
494981 11499 EXCUSED
510144 11714 EXCUSED
508375 11703 EXCUSED
492597 11492 EXCUSED
500517 11573 EXCUSED
513767 11554 EXCUSED
511936 11488 EXCUSED
505395 11552 EXCUSED
516370 11709 EXCUSED
514792 11700 EXCUSED
495714 11713 EXCUSED
509436 11707 EXCUSED
415459 11708 EXCUSED
494233 11654 EXCUSED
503462 11276 EXCUSED
497561 11689 EXCUSED
517845 11655 EXCUSED
499083 9012 EXCUSED
517750 9022 EXCUSED
517750 11279 EXCUSED
505886 11693 EXCUSED
516229 9023 EXCUSED
516229 9386 EXCUSED
518518 11282 EXCUSED
516619 9366 EXCUSED
515931 11450 EXCUSED
520094 11660 EXCUSED
612865 9390 EXCUSED
510488 11570 EXCUSED
521697 11638 EXCUSED
520540 11629 EXCUSED
510404 11489 EXCUSED
350599 11618 EXCUSED
461419 11627 EXCUSED
501041 11555 EXCUSED
466850 9407 EXCUSED
139470 9406 EXCUSED
518409 11583 EXCUSED
518409 9404 EXCUSED

May 2023

ID # Ticket # Appeal Status
507791 9307 EXCUSED
504511 9309 EXCUSED
495603 10289 EXCUSED

Event Parking Information


The Lady Panthers and Panthers will be playing in the O’Reilly Family Event Center (OFEC) on Thursday, February 23rd at 5:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.; and again on Saturday, February 25th at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.  It is crucial that you comply with the game day parking restrictions.  Mark your calendar and set a reminder!

Booster Parking:

Lot #7

The western portion of Lot #7 (Summit Avenue) is closed for parking except for Boosters and needs to be cleared by 10 p.m. the day before every home game this season.  The Booster parking area has red gates.  The gates will be closed and padlocked shut at 10 p.m. the day before every home game this season.  If your vehicle is locked in this area please do not drive over the grass or curbs to get out.  Instead call Security at 873-7400 and an officer will come open the gate to let you out.

Lot #11

All of Lot #11 (between O’Reilly Family Event Center and Springfield Hall) is closed to parking except for suite holders and/or Boosters.  This lot will be chained and coned off for game day.  Do not park in this lot after midnight on the night before game days.  Vehicles remaining after midnight will be ticketed and towed.  The owner will be responsible for the towing charge which will be no less than $45 and the parking ticket which will be $25.

Lot #12

All of Lot #12 (south gated lot of O’Reilly Family Event Center) is closed to parking except for Boosters.  If you park in this lot you need to have your vehicle out of the lot by 4 p.m. on February 23rd (Thursday) and 11 AM on February 25th (Saturday).

Vehicles remaining after 4 PM on February 23rd (Thursday) in Lot #7 or Lot #12 will be ticketed and towed.  Vehicles remaining after 11 AM on February 25th (Saturday) in Lot #7 or Lot #12 will be ticketed and towed.  The owner will be responsible for the towing charge which will be no less than $45 and the parking ticket which will be $25.

All fans who have not paid for reserved Booster parking are asked to park in general admission parking in the east and north areas of Lot #7 or elsewhere on campus.


Red boxes are Booster Parking Only!!!

Get the Drury Panthers game schedules here: http://drurypanthers.com/index.aspx