Student Handbook - Campus Safety Rules
Campus Parking and Traffic Regulations
The parking policy and traffic regulations apply to anyone who drives a car onto the campus. This includes students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The amount of parking space on the campus is not sufficient to accommodate a vehicle for every student and employee. While there are generally enough parking spaces to accommodate the number of registered cars at any given time, it is not possible for everyone to park right next to the place where he/she works or lives. This policy is designed to manage the available spaces as well as to maintain open areas for traffic flow and safety purposes.
All roadways on campus are considered fire lanes to ensure that emergency vehicles have access to all buildings and residence halls. No parking is allowed in fire lanes. The campus speed limit is 15 miles per hour on all campus roadways and parking lots. Violators will be ticketed. Reckless driving or driving under the influence will most likely result in immediate suspension of privileges, pending the adjudication of Conduct Charges.
Fines may be mailed with the violation notice to Campus Safety, or paid in person at Campus Safety Office at College Park Hall. For a complete list of regulations governing parking and driving on campus, including possible sanctions for violations, you may consult the Campus Safety Website or go to the Campus Safety Office for a hard copy, which you will receive when you register your vehicle.
Compliance issues may also be addressed through the Student Conduct Code.
All vehicles driven onto the campus must be registered. However, because of the limited number of spaces, registration does not guarantee a parking space. In order to register your vehicle you must take proof of registration, your driver’s license, and your ID card along with $15 (check or cash), to Campus Safety. Your registration is valid for one year. Temporary registration can be obtained for visitors and members of the community who will have a car on campus for less than two weeks. The cost is $10. Failure to register your vehicle will result in tickets and fines.
Any vehicle (whether registered or not) may be towed off campus at the owner’s expense upon the accumulation of five (5) or more unresolved tickets. The College is not responsible for loss or damage to your car or personal property while parked on Campus grounds or when it is towed. Vehicles must be parked within approved lined spaces.
Appeals of parking or other traffic-related violations must be made in writing within seven (7) days of the violation notice (ticket) and submitted to the Campus Safety Department between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Parking Appeals Committee will review the appeal. Notification will be made by the Campus Safety Department within 10 business days.
Snow removal is a vital grounds-keeping duty and a major safety concern. Your cooperation and assistance in this effort is required to maintain safe passage in and through the campus. Therefore, upon proper notice, you may be required to relocate your vehicle to a designated area on or off campus until snow removal operations are completed. Vehicles not removed after proper notice will be towed at the owner’s expense. Refer to the website to determine how you will be notified of snow removal schedules.