Parking and Vehicle Regulations
All privately owned or operated vehicles driven on campus by students must be registered prior to the close of registration of the first semester in which they are enrolled. Vehicle registration for students is coordinated by the Student Affairs division and is accomplished by completing a registration card and receiving a vehicle registration decal. There is no charge for the decal. The decal must be displayed on the left rear window and is valid for the date specified on the sticker. The Business Office coordinates registration of faculty and staff vehicles. Persons who drive an unregistered vehicle to the campus because of unusual circumstances may obtain a special parking permit from the Student Affairs division. This permit must be displayed in the left front window. The person registering the vehicle is responsible for all violations assessed against that vehicle. Students must notify the Student Affairs division of any changes in ownership of the vehicle, license number, address of the owner, etc. Traffic and parking regulations are to be obeyed at all times.
The speed limit on campus is 15 mph. Drivers must not operate their vehicles in a reckless manner. Pedestrians have right-of-way on campus, but they should exercise caution and courtesies so as not to impede the orderly flow of traffic. Violators will be ticketed. All vehicles must be parked in designated parking spaces and areas. Vehicles must be parked so that the entire vehicle is within the lines designating a parking space. Student parking spaces are indicated with white lines in the rear parking lot east of the brick signs. Faculty/staff parking spaces are indicated with yellow lines in the rear parking lot to the west of the brick signs.
Some spaces/lots are restricted, as marked, for use by faculty/staff and the handicapped. No parking is permitted on any access road. The parking area in front of the administration building is reserved for official visitors, assigned vehicles, and emergency vehicles. The College has parking spaces designated for handicapped faculty, staff, students, and visitors. The spaces are reserved exclusively for handicapped use, and any unauthorized vehicles will be ticketed. Unmarked vehicles transporting persons with special needs should apply to the Student Affairs division for special parking permits. The Vice President for Student Affairs will assign parking space for handicapped and special needs students as necessary.
Persons violating traffic regulations will be assessed a fine. Persons who feel that their citations for violation of a traffic regulation are unwarranted should confer with the Vice President for Business Affairs. This action must be taken within five class days after receipt of the citation. Fines are paid to the Business Office, and violations must be cleared within five class days after the receipt of a citation or an additional penalty will be assessed. All fines are considered debts to the College and must be paid in full before grades or requests for transcripts will be released, or before awarding diplomas/certificates/degrees. Registration cannot be completed without removing all indebtedness to the College. Parking regulations for visitor and handicapped spaces will be enforced continually. Parking for the faculty/staff/student area will be enforced until 6:30 p.m. After 6:30 p.m. persons may park in other spaces, except handicapped, within that area.