» Parking Permit or Parking Permit Waiver Registration

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Chapman University has a mandatory parking permit policy implemented by the City of Orange. This policy is designed to promote on-campus parking so as to lessen the impact of street parking on the residents of Orange living in close proximity to the university. All university constituents – students, administrators, faculty and staff are required to have a parking permit and park in university owned or operated parking areas.  The Permit and Waiver Registration Systems is available to register for 2020/21 Parking Permits.  If you are opting for remote classes for the fall semester, you do not need to complete a waiver.  Just register for a parking permit prior to returning to campus.

Parking Permit Registration

Parking Permit Registration System

Once you register for a parking permit, your license plate will be used to validate parking privileges.  Every administrator, faculty, staff and student vehicle parked on campus must be registered by license plate number to a valid parking permit.  Please review the Parking Policy to be aware of all the parking regulations and permit options.  Please e-mail Parking and Transportation Services at parking@chapman.edu with any questions you may have.

Parking Permit Waiver Registration

Under certain conditions, the parking permit can be waived provided a Permit Waiver is submitted online by the deadline and approved by Parking Services. Filing a false waiver and driving a vehicle to campus (including using a city issued Area-A permit to park closer to campus) may result in disciplinary action and/or a parking citation for violating the Parking Policy.  If you are only taking remote classes for the fall semester, you do not need to complete a parking waiver.  Permits are complimentary for 20/21 so there is no fall parking charge on your account.

Parking Waiver System

After you have submitted a Waiver Form online (Waiver must be received by the waiver deadline) please print the confirmation page for your records.

  • Fall waiver deadline for the Main Campus and the Rinker Campus is September 21, 2020.
Be sure to select the correct term when applying on-line. If you have a valid permit, you must contact Parking Services to deactivate the permit before you can apply for a waiver.

I waived my parking permit and now I need a permit to drive to campus, what do I do?

  1. Students should e-mail parking@chapman.edu to cancel the waiver. 
  2. Once the waiver is cancelled, register for a parking permit at https://chapman.nupark.com/portal.

How to Register for a Parking Permit