Parking Traffic Regulations

These regulations are applicable to all persons who operate a motor vehicle on the property of Gonzaga University. You can avoid getting GU parking citations by reading these guidelines and abiding by them.

Parking Regulations

Gonzaga University requires all motor vehicles (including motorcycles) parking on University property to be registered with Campus Security and to properly display a valid parking permit.

Visitors register their vehicles by obtaining a visitor parking permit from the Admissions Visit Office, the Switchboard, Chastek and Foley Libraries or Campus Security.

If you loan your vehicle to another person, you are obligated to inform them of the parking rules and regulations. Registered owners are liable for all citations issued to their vehicles regardless of who was driving at the time of the infraction.

Vehicles parked on the city streets are regulated by Washington State statutes and Spokane City/County codes and ordinances. Spokane Police and Parking Enforcement patrol campus and issue city parking citations. Campus Security/Parking Services has no authority over citations issued by city/state enforcement agencies.

The following practices are prohibited on Gonzaga University property:

Violation Fee ($)
Exceeding Time Limit 40
Failure to Display Permit 20
Fraudulent Use of Permit/Citation 100
Impeding Traffic/Not Fully in Stall  40
Parking in Loading Zone 40
No Current Permit 50
No ADA Parking Permit 350 
Parking in No Marked Stall   40 
Parking in a Construction Zone 30
Parking in a Fire Lane 50
Parking in Multiple Spaces 50
Parking on Brick 50
Parking/Driving on Inner Campus 50
Parking on a Seeded Area  80
Scofflaw/Repeat Offender 75
Unauthorized Parking  20
Student/Employee Parked in Visitors Only 50

Traffic Regulations

  • Campus speed limit is 10 MPH.
  • Driving over the speed limit or in a reckless manner is prohibited.
  • Driving on sidewalks, lawns or brick is prohibited.
  • Drivers must obey all traffic control devices, signs and markings.


  • Operators/passengers on all motorcycles or mopeds are required to wear a protective helmet.
  • Operators of all motorcycles and certain mopeds require a motorcycle endorsement on their driver’s license.
  • There are no special arrangements for motorcycles parking on campus. They are to be parked in regularly marked stalls and must display a GU motorcycle parking permit.