Parking and Transportation Services

Effective Date:07/02/03

Policy Statement 2: Parking Policies


Parking is allowed in parking zones and areas specifically designated by the Parking and Traffic Regulations and under the conditions described. Campus parking is zoned, metered, reserved, or restricted.Parking is all other areas is prohibited.

All staff, faculty, and students desiring to utilize campus parking are required to register their motor vehicle with Parking and Transportation Services, pay a registration fee, and display a valid parking permit on the vehicle.


Meters are located in close proximity to buildings throughout the campus. It is lawful to park at these meters by inserting the proper U.S. coins for the indicated amount of time. Vehicles exceeding the legal time limit shall be subject to the appropriate penalty.

Parking meters are provided for the convenience of the University community to allow parking for the purpose of taking care of business.Meters are not provided for the purpose of parking while teaching a class or attending class.

Visitor Parking

Visitor is defined as any person not enrolled or not employed at East Carolina University.Visitors are responsible for complying with the Parking and Traffic Regulations and are responsible for citations received for illegal or overtime parking.

Visitors may obtain a one-day parking permit at the appropriate fee from Parking and Transportation Services on the east campus.The permit temporarily registers their vehicle with the Department and allows parking in specific areas of campus.

Departments may request temporary parking permits for guests attending conferences, workshops, seminars, and meetings from Parking and Transportation Services. The department will be charged a fee for permits of this type.

Vendor Parking

Vendors doing business on campus are required to register their vehicle, pay a registration fee, and display a parking permit. Permit options for vendors include an annual permit, a temporary permit for one week, or a one-day permit. The permit authorizes the vendor to park in staff, University registered, and service/maintenance spaces.

Service/Maintenance Parking

Spaces signed for Service/Maintenance Vehicles are for use by University or state-owned vehicles parked for the purpose of providing service or maintenance for the University. Vehicles displaying a valid vendor permit may also use these spaces.

Special Event Parking

Departments expecting more than 10 participants for their event should contact Parking and Transportation Services for assistance in determining the most feasible location for parking. Generally, they are directed to the Park and Ride lots adjacent to Minges Coliseum and Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Participants may then be transported to the core campus by existing shuttle services or contract private service through ECU Transit or ECU Central Motor Pool. See Special Event Permits for vehicle registration requirements.

Programs involving public school activity buses must be coordinated with ECU Parking and Transportation Services. Depending on the size and activity of the event, the sponsoring department may need to contract personnel through Parking and Transportation Services to handle event traffic.