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Parking at NWACC
NWACC is committed to providing quality parking services to students, faculty, staff and visitors. Feel free to use the campus map to find a parking lot located near your destination on campus. Students, faculty and staff are required to have a current hangtag to park on campus. View further information below to learn more.
Parking hangtags are required to be displayed in the vehicles of new and returning students and are typically distributed at the Student Information Desk in the Student Center beginning August 1st of each year. Students must be registered for fall classes and must bring a legally-issued ID such as a driver’s license or passport in order to receive a student ID and parking hangtag. Students who already have an NWACC student ID must bring it with them in order to pick up their new hangtag.
There are designated student parking areas around most NWACC buildings. Students are required to park in areas marked with white pavement lines, where no other parking indication is listed, such as reserved numbers or areas that say “maintenance”. The parking garage is also designated for students but has a limited number of 24-hour reserved spaces for faculty and staff.
In addition, 24-hour reserved numbered spaces are available in other surface parking areas, but are limited to faculty and staff only.
If you park without a hangtag or in areas not designated for students, you will be issued a citation. Parking fines are listed in the parking policy #9004.
For additional information, contact the Student Information Center located in the Student Center, or NWACC's Department of Police and Public Safety (DPS) at the Center for Health Professions (CHP), room 1042, or inquire in the main lobby at NWACC's Washington County location.
General parking is $5 each fiscal year and will automatically be renewed and payroll deducted. This fee is charged to all employees, regardless of type of employment – no exceptions. Beginning August 1st, you can visit the Department of Police and Public Safety (DPS) at the Center for Health Professions (CHP), room 1042, the DPS Burns Hall location, or the front lobby at NWACC's Washington County location to obtain a hangtag. You must bring your NWACC employee ID with you.
Reserved parking is also an option. Payment is made through payroll deduction, assessed on a per-pay period basis. Renewal for reserved parking is automatic unless you opt out by notifying payroll. Part-time employees will pay cash for reserved numbered parking spaces.
- NOTE: Employees who wish to purchase or renew a reserved parking pass will be required to make that request in Workday. After the request has been made through Workday, the employee's hangtag for a numbered reserved space will be available from DPS at the CHP, room 1042. View the Workday training guide for next steps.
Employee IDs must be presented to obtain a parking hangtag and can be obtained at the Student Information Center in the Becky Paneitz Student Center or in the lobby at NWACC's Washington County location. Employees must bring proof of employment from HR or a current paystub as well as a legally issued photo ID.
Payment Options for Parking Hangtags
- General Surface Lots: $5.00
- Burns Hall East Lot: $245.00
- Burns Hall West Lot: $245.00
- Center for Health Professions: $245.00
- Student Center West Lot: $245.00
- GBDC West Lot: $245.00
- Parking Deck: $275.00
Parking Hangtag Renewals
All employees must have a current NWACC-issued hangtag for each upcoming academic year, no later than August 15th. Please follow these instructions to receive your new hangtag.
- General surface faculty/staff parking: Please bring your current NWACC ID card and hangtag to the DPS window in Center for
Health Professions, room 1042, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm to receive
a new hangtag.
- Reserved faculty/staff parking: Full-time employees who wish to purchase or renew a reserved parking pass will be
required to make that request in Workday. View the Workday training guide for next steps.
- Part-time faculty with reserved parking: Part-time employees are not eligible for payroll deductions for parking fees. Please
go to the Cashier’s Office after August 1st and pay the fee. Bring the cash receipt
along with your current NWACC ID card and hangtag to the DPS window in CHP, room 1042,
to receive a new hangtag.
- If you do not have a current NWACC ID (with a barcode), please go to the Student Center Information Desk. Hangtags will not be issued without your ID card and current hangtag.
ALL faculty and staff MUST have a current hangtag by August 15th, regardless of where you park. Anyone parking without a hangtag will be issued a citation. Parking fines are listed in the parking policy.
For questions, please contact DPS in CHP, room1042, or call 479-619-4229.
Emeritus & Board of Trustees Parking
Emeritus and NWACC Board of Trustee members receive a complimentary parking hangtag. An NWACC ID must be presented to receive a parking hangtag. The hangtag must be displayed on any vehicle parked on campus. Loss of hangtag must be verified by the Department of Police and Public Safety (DPS) and will be replaced for a fee.
Non-NWACC Student Parking
Non-NWACC student parking is available for those who are not students or employees but have a need to park on campus for more than one day unless they are an approved vendor or contractor.
Non-NWACC students will be assessed a $26 parking hangtag fee which will be valid for a semester. Hangtag must be paid for at NWACC's Treasurer's Office and picked up at the Department of Police and Public Safety (DPS). The hangtag must be displayed on any vehicle parked on campus. Loss of hangtag must be verified by the DPS and will be replaced for a fee.
Visitor parking is available for those guests who are not a student, employee or approved vendor/contractor, and have temporary business on campus. Visitor parking is located near the entrance of each of the NWACC buildings.
If you plan to park for more than four hours, please stop by the Department of Police and Public Safety (DPS) in the Center for Health Professions, room 1042, or in the main lobby entrance at NWACC's Washington County location to obtain a visitor hangtag.
NWACC Washington County Parking
All vehicles parked at Washington County (WC) are required to display a current parking hangtag. Failure to comply may result in the issuance of a citation, immobilization and/or towing of the vehicle.
Overflow parking is available at Arvest Ballpark but must only be used in connection with the operation of WC when the capacity of the lot has been reached. Any overflow vehicles parked in the Arvest Ballpark lot must vacate the lot by 5pm. Any parking after 5pm must be in the designated WC lot.
During events at Arvest Ballpark, the entrance to the WC lot on Watkins Avenue will be temporarily closed. Any member of the college with a valid parking hangtag, who must access the WC for college-related operations during an event must enter through Gate 1. A current NWACC parking hangtag will be required to enter/exit the lot with no charges applied. If a hangtag is not displayed, one may incur event parking fees.
An NWACC parking hangtag is not to be used for Arvest Ballpark event parking. Failure to comply may result in the issuance of a citation, referral to the Office of Community Standards, or referral to Human Resources for disciplinary action.