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Parking

Free Parking is Available On Campus

Students and visitors may park in parking spaces marked by yellow lines in our surface lots. No parking permit required. 

Red and blue spaces require a faculty/staff parking permit.

  • Faculty/staff may park in red and blue parking spaces when they display the proper parking permit. 
  • Beginning Fall 2017, faculty/staff will be issued a window decal parking permit to be displayed on the passenger side of either the front or rear windshield.
  • Faculty/staff who need an additional parking permit should contact the Harper College Police Department, 847.925.6330.
  • As of August 14, 2017, the faculty/staff parking hangtags will no longer be honored.

Occasionally, some lots may have restricted parking due to special events on campus. 

Parking Safety

Emergency call boxes are located on campus, in the parking lots and near the athletic fields. Their locations are marked with a blue light.

The call box is activated with a push-to-talk and release-to-listen button. Utilize these call boxes anytime police services are needed. The Harper College Police Department will respond to any emergency call box activation.

Parking Tickets

Pay tickets, review parking rules and regulations.

East Campus Parking Garage

East Campus Parking Structure

Beginning August 14, 2017, students may park in the yellow spaces on Levels 1, 3 and 4 of the Parking Garage. No permit required. Parking Garage yellow spaces are designated for students only.

Faculty and staff may purchase Parking Garage Permits to park on Level 2 of the garage, in the parking spaces marked by blue lines.

Faculty/staff may purchase Parking Garage Permits online and then pick up their window decals from the Harper Police Department, Building B.

Note: Anyone with the appropriate accessible parking placard or license plate and motorcycles may park in the garage for free -- no permit required.

Fees for a faculty/staff Parking Garage Permit are: $135/year, $54/fall or spring semester and $27/summer.

Students do not need to purchase parking permits to park in the yellow spaces on Levels 1, 3 and 4 of the garage.

Note: Anyone with the appropriate accessible parking placard or license plate and motorcycles may park in the garage for free -- no permit required.

Essentially, both students and faculty/staff pay to park in the garage. The students pay through their per credit hour fees. Faculty/staff pay a comparable amount through the purchase of a Parking Garage Permit.

Faculty and staff who purchase Parking Garage Permits are to park on Level 2 of the garage, in the parking spaces marked by blue lines.

Semester-long Parking Garage Permits for faculty/staff go on sale 60 days prior to the start of the semester. Annual Parking Garage Permits go on sale 60 days prior to the fall semester. Parking Garage Permits are sold on a first come basis, as they become available.

Parking permits should be affixed to the inside of the front or rear windshield on the passenger side.

Parking Garage Permits are to be affixed to the inside of the front or rear windshield on the passenger side, above or next to the general faculty/staff parking permit that will be issued Fall 2017.

Parking Garage Permits will be replaced every semester or annually depending on the type of permit purchased.

A Parking Garage Permit allows faculty/staff to park in any space identified with blue lines in the parking garage. There are no reserved spaces. 



Print a copy of the Parking Garage Permit payment confirmation, and bring it to Harper College Police in Building B to obtain the parking garage window decal.

You may register a second car with the Harper College Police Department and transfer your Parking Garage Permit to the second car as needed.

A full refund of a Parking Garage Permit will be considered if the semester has not yet begun.

A request for refund must be submitted using the Parking Garage Permit Refund Request online form. The review process may take up to two weeks. If approved, refunds will be issued in the same form the original payment was made. Submit Parking Garage Permit Refund Request