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Tips to help you manage parking at UNF

Parking & Transportation Services has developed a list of tips to help manage some of your parking challenges.

Tips for everyone

Before you buy a parking permit

Allow more time or plan to park in the perimeter lots (18 and 53) during peak times: Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and all day Tuesday and Thursday.

 

It takes less time finding a space in Lot 18 and 53 plus riding the Osprey Connector shuttle to the center of campus versus circling the inner lots and garages where parking is congested. Try parking in these lots and save time.

 

Lot 18 is accessible from either St. Johns Bluff or Beach Boulevard via Central Parkway. Lot 18 is north of Eco Road from UNF Drive.

After you buy a parking permit

If you get a ticket on Tuesday, 14 calendar days is the second Monday, not the second Tuesday. Don't get caught being a day late with your payment.

 

You may register up to 5 vehicles to your purchased permit through your online parking account via myWings portal. Please note: you may only have one vehicle on campus at a time.

 

You must park your vehicle "nose in" to a parking space. This way your license plate can be quickly scanned by our license recognition camera trucks.

Tips just for students

Before you buy

Parking permits are sold on a "first come, first served" basis. Buy your permit as soon as permits go on sale. Don't wait, because some of the more desirable permits have set sale limits and will sell out. The Gray Lot permit never sells out. 

 

If possible, schedule your classes away from the peak times: Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and all day on Tuesday and Thursday.

 

If you are desiring to use Financial Aid to cover the cost of your parking permit, you will need to complete a "Financial Aid Authorization Form", located on your MyWings in the Student Tab under the heading "My UNF Bill". Read the statement and select the Authorization button to complete the form. Proceed to purchase a permit, follow the steps to purchasing your permit and the fee will appear on your myWings Student Account, 24 hours after the online purchase is completed. Any excess financial aid will apply to this fee.

 

Save some $$ by purchasing a Gray Lot permit, they are the less expensive permit categories.

After you buy

Your license plate is your permit (physical permits are not distributed). Please make sure the information on your parking account via myWings is correct and park your vehicle "nose-in". For example, do not back into a parking space and do not pull forward into the open space in front of the original space.

 

You may register up to 5 vehicles to your purchased permit through your online parking account via myWings portal. Please note: you may only have one vehicle on campus at a time.

 

If you own both a 4-wheel vehicle and a motorcycle, both cannot be parked on campus with one registered permit. It is in your best interest to purchase a vehicle permit and a motorcycle permit. The vehicle must park within the valid parking lots designated to the purchased permit, and the motorcycle may park within any designated motorcycle spaces stationed throughout campus.

Tips just for faculty and staff

Before you buy

Your license plate is your permit (physical permits are not distributed).

  • Please make sure the information on your Parking Account via myWings has your correct license plate information listed. If you change vehicles or license plates, be sure to update your vehicle information prior to parking on campus.
  • It is very important to enter your license plate information accurately. The most common mistake is to enter the letter "O" instead of the number zero. Florida license plates only use zeros. (The requirements for other states may differ.) Should you have a custom plate with the letter "O", please notify Parking Services, (904) 620-2815 or parking@unf.edu.
  • If you see out of date or incorrect license plate information, contact Parking Services.
  • Park your vehicle nose in. For example, do not back into a parking space and do not pull forward into the open space in front of the original space.

The preferred payment method is by using the 24-payment payroll deduction. This is a pre-taxed deduction and allows for any changes to the account, such as upgrades and permit returns, to be much easier.

 

Faculty/Staff permit allows the priority to all Faculty/Staff spaces, located on the first floor of the garages and other premium lots that are marked with orange wheel stops. This permit is sold as an annual permit only.

After you buy

If you are a 9-month faculty or staff employee using the 24-payment plan for your parking permit, be sure to complete the Stop Payroll/Refund form located on the Staff tab, Employee Online forms section in the myWings portal, to stop your payments.

 

You may register up to 5 vehicles to your purchased permit through your online parking account via myWings portal. Please note: you may only have one vehicle on campus at a time.

 

If you own both a 4-wheel vehicle and a motorcycle, both cannot be parked on campus with one registered permit. It is in your best interest to purchase a vehicle permit and a motorcycle permit. The vehicle must park within the valid parking lots designated to the purchased permit, and the motorcycle may park within any designated motorcycle spaces stationed throughout campus.

Tips just for visitors

Before you buy

A parking permit is not required Saturdays or Sundays unless there is a special event on campus. Please visit the main calendar to verify occurring special events. 

 

If you purchased an event admissions ticket, you still need to purchase a $5 visitor permit from a Pay-by-Plate kiosks or the smartphone flowbird app. Helpful hint: take a picture of your license plate, this information will need to be entered into the kiosk or the app because the license plate becomes the permit. Permit enforcement is Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

If you are just dropping off a child at one of the summer camps (up to 30 minutes before the start of camp) designated drop off locations or picking up (up to one hour after the camp is finished) at the designated location, you don't need to purchase a visitor permit. Please contact the camp administration for more information about the drop off and pickup locations. If you are going to park and leave your vehicle for more than the allotted times for pick up and drop offs, then you will need to purchase a $5 visitor permit from a Pay-by-Plate kiosks, Monday through Friday.

After you buy

You must park your vehicle "nose in" to a parking space. This way your license plate can be quickly scanned by our license recognition camera trucks.

 

Visitors to campus must abide by the UNF rules and regulations or risk getting a ticket. If you receive a parking ticket, you have the option to make payment (must be paid within 14 calendar days to avoid receiving an additional $10 late fee) or you may file an appeal by submitting on line by going to the link, Ticket Appeals.