Freshmen Parking Policy

Straight talk about the limited parking at George Fox University

Like at most popular colleges, parking is a challenge on the George Fox Newberg campus. In the last two years, we have spent more than $750,000 to add 245 parking spaces. By this fall, we will have more than 1,500 parking spaces available.

In the long term, we have plans to open up even more parking by moving graduate programs off campus. Unfortunately, there are still peak times when convenient parking near residence halls and classrooms is extremely limited.

Leaving your car at home

Most of our residential students do not bring cars to campus. Here are two of the main reasons why:

  • A better college experience: Students, especially in their first year, often benefit from keeping their focus on academics and building relationships within the campus community.
  • It costs a lot to have a car on campus. You can save significant money by not bringing a car to campus. Factoring in the cost of gas, maintenance, the parking permit and especially insurance, you can expect to save at least $1,000 by not having a car on campus.


Parking facts

  • We can't guarantee all freshmen a parking permit. At peak times, there is more demand for parking than we can accommodate on campus. This is forcing us to limit the number of parking permits available to students.
  • Freshmen will be allowed to apply online by July 1st for one of the 100 freshmen permits.
  • Student permits cost $100 per semester.
  • Freshmen who receive permits will be assigned the Austin lot, which is .6 miles (15 minute walk) from the north edge of campus. After dark, our Campus Public Safety team is available to shuttle students to and from their vehicles.
  • The deadline for priority consideration is July 31, 2018. Requests made after this date may be considered on a limited basis.
  • We will give priority to students who have medical, employment, family or other special obligations. Medical and job related requests will be considered once the application is complete.  Once the approval has been granted, Campus Public Safety will process the registration. 
  • Freshmen who live at home will be eligible for a commuter permit

If you have any questions, please contact Jere Witherspoon in the student life office:

Campus Public Safety is not responsible for parking information you receive from anyone but us.

George Fox University Campus Public Safety
414 N. Meridian St. #6048
Newberg, OR 97132

Located at 314 N. Meridian St.
(beige house with terra cotta trim located in the Stevens Center parking lot)


Office Hours
During the academic year
  • 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
During the summer
  • 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday
An on-duty officer is available by phone 24/7