Term Definitions

Terms used in our user agreement and rules & regulations are defined as follows.

UNL Controlled Parking Facilities
All property owned, leased, or operated by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is enforced by the UNL Parking & Transit Services. This can be a open-air surface parking lot, a parking garage, or metered areas.
Designated Parking Areas/Lots
All University of Nebraska-Lincoln parking facilities, except for metered and time controlled zones, operate by permit only. A designated parking area/lot is a parking lot or space that has a designated identifier (e.g. A) where vehicles displaying a matching permit may park. Parking by other permit holders is allowed during evening and weekends. See student and faculty parking options pages to find out when.
Employee
A person who works at the University with a faculty/staff appointment on a full time, part-time, temporary, or on-call basis, as long as this employment is the individual's primary purpose on campus.
Student
Person who is registered at or attends UNL on either a part-time or full-time basis during the school year. Student employees, including graduate students, are considered students (not employees) when purchasing parking permits.
  • Resident student - lives in a residence hall, fraternity, or sorority on campus. Not eligible for commuter permits
  • Commuter student - lives off campus. Not eligible for residence permits
Vendor/Contractor
Company or person providing goods or services to UNL. Vendor permits are not to be used by faculty, staff, or students.
Guest/Visitor
Guests/Visitors are persons other than students, employees, and vendor/contractors who occasionally visit UNL for personal purposes.
Departmental Guest/Visitors
Departmental guests and visitors are defined as individuals that visit a department, faculty or staff for outreach or educational purposes. Guests have no affiliation to UNL (faculty, staff, student, and affiliate) and are not attending meetings, seminars, workshops or conferences on campus.
Volunteer
Volunteers are unpaid workers that are supervised by a UNL department.
Motor Vehicle
Mechanically or electrically powered device that transports persons or property (i.e., trucks, automobiles, motorcycles, snowmobiles, mopeds).
Parked Vehicle
Vehicle without a driver present and/or unattended is considered a parked vehicle.
Permit Holder
Person who has been issued a current UNL parking permit.
Registered Vehicle
Vehicle that has been properly registered with the Parking & Transit Services office.
Reserved Parking
Stall and/or lot reserved for specific persons, departments, or vehicles. No other vehicle is allowed to be parked in these areas.
Non-reserved Parking
Spaces within parking lot are based on availability. Does not guarantee the permit holder a parking space.
Valid Parking Permit
Valid parking permit is a hang tag or sticker issued only by UNL Parking & Transit Services.
Valid Parking Space
A vehicle must be parked within the boundaries of a parking space as indicated by painted lines or in front of a designated port-a-curb.