Frequently Asked Questions

Where Is The Campus Police Office?

We are located on the SE corner of campus (North of Jimmy Johns) in the Heritage Village Building, at 2801 E. Memorial Road; Suite 101 is OC Campus Police Department Administrative Office.

Where Do I Register?

Online vehicle registration for parking and driving on OC Campus is now available year round.  You will need to register early for the Fall and Spring semester to beat the excessive long lines to pick up your vehicle decal.  Register at the following website:

https://apps.oc.edu/authenticate/index.php?uri=http:://apps.oc.edu//vehicle_registration  

If I Register Online, Where Do I Pick Up My Decal?

You will receive an email providing the dates and times available, along with the location, for you to pick up your vehicle decal.  (Location to pick up your decal may change, depending on number of requests.)  Remember to bring the following items with you to pick up your decal:

  • OC Student ID.
  • Current Driver’s License.
  • Current Vehicle Insurance Registration.

        -   (You may receive notice the current vehicle you will be driving on campus may need the Vehicle License Tag verified before receiving your vehicle decal.)

Where Do I Put My Decal?

The vehicle decal sticker must be permanently affixed in the front upper left part of your windshield (on the driver’s side).

Which Decal Do I Get?

Blue decals are for Freshmen and Sophomores (59 hours and below).  It is your responsibility to get your decal changed when you have 60 or more hours.

Maroon decals are for Juniors and Seniors (60+ hours).

Gray decals are for Graduates.

What if I am borrowing or renting a car for a short time?

If you are using another vehicle, borrowing a vehicle, etc., after 2 days you must register for a Temporary Parking Pass at the OC Campus Police Department Administrative Office (SE corner of campus), 2801 E. Memorial Road, Suite 101.  Hours are 8am – 5pm, MON – FRI; closed 12pm – 1pm.  Note:  A Temporary Parking Pass is only good for 30 days.

What if I am visiting the campus or have a friend visiting?

If you are attending a summer camp, you will not need a parking/driving pass.  If a visitor is going to be on campus more than 2 days during school hours, they need to come to the OC Campus Police Department Administrative Office (SE corner of campus), 2801 E. Memorial Road, Suite 101, to register and request a Temporary Parking Pass, which is only good for 30 days.  Hours are 8am – 5pm, MON – FRI; closed from 12pm – 1pm.

Do I Need To Get A New Decal Every Year?

You will still NEED TO REGISTER YOUR VEHICLE EVERY YEAR.  On your myoc.edu web page you may register with the following link, https://apps.oc.edu/authenticate/index.php?uri=http://apps.oc.edu//vehicle_registration

You may not need a new sticker UNLESS:

  • you are now a graduate student
  • you become a junior/senior (60 hours or more) and still have a blue sticker
  • get a different or new vehicle
  • get a new windshield

What If I Change From A Sophomore To Junior After Fall Semester?

If you have 60 or more hours, and your classification has changed in MyOC Directory to a Junior student when the Fall or Spring semester begins, you may register online in your myoc.edu for a new maroon decal.  If you choose not to register until the next semester/year, you will still have to follow the rules for having a Freshman/Sophomore decal.

What If I Get A New Or Different Car, Or Need A New Windshield?

If you are driving a new/different vehicle, have your windshield changed, or get a new License plate, you must register online in your myoc.edu website for another vehicle decal or at the following website:

https://apps.oc.edu/authenticate/index.php?uri=http:://apps.oc.edu//vehicle_registration  

Where Can I Park If I Am A Freshman Or Sophomore? (A Blue Decal)

If you are living in the dorms, you are required to park at the dorms.

If you are living in the apartments, you are required to park at the apartments.

Parking on campus hours are from 7:00am - 5:00pm, Monday – Friday.  After 5:00pm, you may park in any legal parking area on campus, however, you will need to have your car moved before 7:00am to keep from receiving a parking fine.  

After hours (5:00pm) and weekends authorized areas to park are:  All student parking areas, visitor parking, and faculty/staff parking (unless barricaded for events, etc.)

Where Do I Park If I Commute, And I Am A Freshman Or Sophomore? (A Blue Decal)

Commuters may park ONLY in the WHITE LINES in the following parking lots:

  • Large parking lot directly South of Hardeman Auditorium.
  • Parking Lot West of Enterprise Square.
  • Parking Lot West of Gaylord University Center.

Parking on campus hours are from 7:00am – 5:00pm, Monday  - Friday.  After 5:00pm, you may park in any legal parking area on campus, however, you will need to have your car moved before 7:00am to keep from receiving a parking fine.

After hours (5:00pm) and weekends authorized areas to park are:  All student parking areas, visitor parking, and faculty/staff parking (unless barricaded for events, etc.)

Where Can I Park If I Am A Junior Or Senior, With A Maroon decal?  Or A Grad Student, With A Gray Decal?

Juniors, Seniors, Graduates may park in areas marked with YELLOW LINES in the following parking lots:

  • Parking lot N. of Mabee Learning Center (the far north half).
  • Parking lot W. of Hardeman Auditorium.
  • Parking spaces on W. side of Thelma Gaylord Forum next to Gaylord University Center.
  • Parking lot E. of Harvey Business Center.
  • Parking lot W. of Enterprise Square.
  • Parking lot N. of Prince Engineering Center & Herold Science Hall.
  • Parking lot S. of Williams-Branch Biblical Studies Center.

Parking on campus hours are from 7:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday.  After 5:00pm, you may park in any legal parking area on campus, however, you will need to have your car moved before 7:00am to keep from receiving a parking fine.

After hours (5:00pm) and weekends authorized areas to park are:  All student parking areas, visitor parking, and faculty/staff parking (unless barricaded for events, etc.)

Can I Park In The Visitor Or Reserved Parking If I Am Just Going To Be A Few Minutes?

No student parking is allowed in the Visitor parking until after 5:00pm or on weekends.  

No student parking is allowed at any time in ‘Reserved’ parking spaces for Hall Director (HD), Resident Director (RD), or Resident Assistant (RA).

Can I Park On The Grass During Games Or Events?

No student parking or driving is allowed at any time on the grass. Effective November 1, 2015, OC parking/driving on the grass ticket fine will go from $50.00 to $100.00.