Parking Services


Garage Equipment Update

Parking Services is pleased to announce the new automated garage equipment will soon be online and operational. The new access system will mean more egress options and quicker transaction times, thus improving traffic flow during peak hours.  As always, the garages are available to students, faculty, staff, and visitors on a first-served basis.  If you possess a current NKU Parking Permit, please make sure you have it with you when coming to campus.  Please remember to scan it when entering and exiting the garages. If you do not have a current parking permit, you will be responsible for paying the posted daily transit garage rates. The automated Pay-in-Lanes will accept cash or credit cards and will be located at the top of the Welcome Center Garage, at the bottom of University Garage, and at the south side of the Kenton Garage.  Master Card, Visa, and the Discover Card are conveniently accepted at each exit.  Note, American Express cards are not accepted in the university garages.

Thank you for your patience while the work is being completed. If you have any questions please contact Parking Services at 859-572-5505


If your vehicle is parked across the street in either the shopping plaza or in the Kroger lot, it will be towed at your expense. You will want to move the vehicle immediately.  Tow notices have been placed on several vehicles.


If you are having trouble finding parking on campus, the following lots are currently underutilized during peak hours. The 2D Campus Map will help you find these locations.

  • Lot P - Student - Behind Lot M on Kenton Drive
  • Lot O - Permit - Behind the BB&T Arena
  • Welcome Garage - Behind the Welcome Center



Create and effectively meet the parking and transportation demands of the University community, while providing a wide range of quality services within the scope of available resources.


Parking Services at Northern Kentucky University, along with the assistance of the Department of Public Safety are committed to providing:

  • Quality parking and related services
  • Safe and well maintained parking facilities
  • Promote policies that are customer focused, friendly and economically sound and services that support the mission of the University
  • Ensure space availability for permit holders through citation issuance

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