Motor Vehicle Parking & Traffic Regulations
All students, faculty and staff may park their motor vehicles on campus free of charge. Residence Hall students are allowed to have only one vehicle parked on campus. All vehicles parked on campus, anytime, must be properly licensed and inspected. Students, staff and faculty are required to have a parking permit displayed on the lower left corner of the vehicle's rear window.
Parking permits can be obtained through the Campus Safety Office, located in the Business Office, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also apply for a parking permit online.
All residents must remove their vehicle from campus when the residence halls are closed unless special arrangements have been made with the Campus Safety Office. Also, commuter students, faculty, and staff are responsible for advising Campus Safety if they are planning to leave their vehicle on campus overnight. They must leave their keys with Campus Safety in case the vehicle needs to be moved due to an emergency and/or snow removal.
Handicap parking will be reserved for vehicles operated by handicapped persons. All vehicles parked in handicapped spots must display State handicapped license plates or decals. If you are in need of a temporary handicap parking permit due to surgery, broken bones, etc., you must first supply the Director of Health Services with documentation from your physician. The Director of Health Services will then issue a temporary parking permit. Any vehicle illegally parked in a handicapped parking space will be issued a ticket and could be towed or booted.
With the exception of the parking lots directly behind Little and Grappone Hall, and any spots marked reserved or handicapped, all parking on campus is on a first come first served basis. Any unauthorized vehicles parked in those areas will be ticketed and/or towed or booted at owner's expense.
15-Minute Parking in Residence Hall Areas: Students are allowed to park their vehicle by the Residence Hall entrances for the purpose of loading and unloading only. Any vehicle parked for more than 15 minutes will be tagged for overtime parking and be subject to being ticketed, towed, or booted at owner's expense.
Loading and unloading of vehicles at the residence halls is limited to:
- Strout Hall - East and West end doors.
- South Hall - front and East end doors.
- North Hall - all four entry ways.
Vehicles will not be parked by any of these doors except for loading and unloading. Traffic to the Residence Hall areas is restricted to vehicles that need to be loaded or unloaded only. This refers to property too bulky to carry. Only appropriate staff are allowed to park their vehicles overnight at any residence hall. All other vehicles will be ticketed, towed, or booted.
Sweeney Hall Parking Lot: This area is designated for handicapped parking.
There are three speed limit zones on campus:
- Speed limit on Institute Drive - is 20 mph
- Speed limit in parking areas is 5 mph
- Speed limit on all campus roadways is 5 miles per hour unless otherwise posted.
The paved turnaround at the South end of campus may be used only for reversing direction.
- No motorized vehicles permitted in the pedestrian tunnel, located past South Hall.
- There will be no parking except in designated areas.
- Vehicles will yield to pedestrians at all times.
- Any person operating a motor vehicle on campus must produce a current registration for the vehicle and his or her driver’s license when requested by a Campus Safety Officer.