In order to keep Elon University safe and secure, all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to our campus are expected to uphold to the following rules and regulations.


Parking & Driving on Campus

The operation of motor vehicles on the Elon campus is a privilege, abuse of this privilege could result in fines or permit revocation so be sure to carefully read through the rules and regulations below. Although there are enough parking spaces on campus to accommodate all registered vehicles, the University does not guarantee that a parking space will be available at a designated location at anytime.

Permit Placement

All student permits must be clearly visible and affixed on the right front section of the vehicle’s
front windshield.  All faculty/staff permits are to be hung from the review mirror.

Designated Parking Lots/Spaces

Vehicles may only be parked in areas designated by the letters on your vehicle registration permit (for a full list of designations and locations, review the Designated Parking & Fees page). Parking in restricted areas and no parking zones is not permitted and could result in a substantial fine, tow, or both.

Improper Registration

Improper registration or continuous rule violation will be sufficient cause to revoke motor vehicle privileges. Each registrant is responsible for all parking violations.

North Carolina Laws

All North Carolina State laws apply to the campus.

Moving Traffic Cones

Anyone who moves a traffic cone from a parking spot without authorization from Campus Safety and Police is subject to being ticketed and/or towed at the vehicle owner’s expense.

Faculty/Staff Lots

Student cars will be towed from all faculty/staff parking areas Monday-Friday (year round) between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Game Day Tow-Away Zones

On home game days vehicles left in the following lots will be towed:

  • Hunt lot on Williamson Ave. (includes behind the Schar Center)
  • Global Neighborhood
  • Ingold/Rhodes Stadium lot
  • Barnes lot
  • Koury/Fine Arts Parking lot
  • Inman Admissions lot

Inman Admissions Welcome Center Parking Lot

The Inman Admissions Welcome Center parking lot is exclusively reserved for visitors Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Unauthorized vehicles parked in this lot (including students, faculty, & staff) during these times will be towed. This is enforced year round, and during breaks.


Weapons on Campus Policy

In efforts to maintain a safe living, learning, and working environment it is the policy of Elon University to strictly prohibit the possession of any weapons on university property or at university related events.  This includes any firearm, even with the possession of a valid concealed carry permit.  This prohibition extends to firearms locked inside of vehicle, while on university property.  Examples of weapons include, but are not limited to: the use of any object as a weapon or in a threatening manner; guns, rifles, pistols, bullets, explosives, BB guns, air soft guns, paint pellet guns, bow and arrows, sling shots, bowie knives, daggers, switch-blade knives, metallic knuckles, throwing stars, knives of more than six inches when opened and any other weapon of any kind.




Fire Prevention & Safety Regulations

The misuse or abuse of any life safety equipment in any campus building or facility is prohibited.

False fire alarms and willful damaging of any life safety equipment is not only an inconvenience to fellow students but constitutes a real danger. Fire extinguishers, pull stations, alarm bells, smoke and heat detectors and alarm panels are in place for your safety. Use of these systems for other than fire emergencies; or abuse of these systems; or the intentional causing of a false fire alarm may result in a fine and possible dismissal from University housing. (Tampering includes moving, modifying, obstructing or in anyway altering life safety equipment.)

Open fire is not permitted in any residence hall or campus building. The intentional setting of any fire, which is not authorized or designed for a recognized and accepted purpose and practiced with proper safety precautions in effect, may result in the filing of a Safety violation.

The use of extension cords and multiple outlet plug adapters is strictly prohibited. Such use may result in a fine and removal of the cord and/or plug. Power strips with overload circuit protectors may be used.

All buildings on campus must be immediately evacuated whenever a fire or general alarm sounds in the building. Intentional evading or refusal to evacuate may result in notice of violation. In residence halls, the Resident Assistants and/or Area Director will go room to room to ensure that evacuation of the residence hall is completed. They may be assisted by Campus Safety and Police staff as required to effect evacuation. In Greek residences, Campus Safety and Police will make a tour of the residence to ensure evacuation procedures are followed. House officers that are in residence at the time will assist them.