Table of Contents
Summer and Recess Periods
Roadways and Parking Lots
Snow Emergency Parking/Snow Plowing
Liability, Responsibility, and Enforcement Powers
Information for Alleged Violators
Our highest priority is accessibility for fire safety and other emergency vehicles necessary for the protection of people and property. By following these policies and procedures and registering vehicles with the Campus Safety Department, individuals are helping to protect the well being of everyone. In addition, Colby-Sawyer’s welcome to persons requiring accessible parking, prospective students and visitors to the campus for library use, events and services is improved when everyone respects the parking policies and procedures.
Students, guests, or employees who wish to have a *vehicle on campus must register their vehicle(s) in order to avoid penalties. Students and employees can register on-line by going to The Permit Store, where you will be prompted through the process. Requests are filled on a first come, first served basis and are subject to availability. Guest’s vehicles are the responsibility of the hosting student or employee. Students Faculty and/or Staff hosting guests should obtain a visitor parking tag from the Campus Safety office located in James House. Please notify Campus Safety if you discontinue using a registered vehicle. There is no additional charge for changing your vehicle registration, or for summer/ recess parking.
*Vehicles that cannot be registered by the state for highway use such as electric scooters, go carts, ATVs, or other off highway recreational vehicles are not permitted on campus.
Rising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors may register their vehicles beginning at 12 AM on April 15 of each year. First Year students may register their vehicle starting at 12 AM on June 1 of their incoming academic year.
Registration fees are as follows:
Resident Students: $100 (plus $4.95 for shipping & handling)
Commuter Students: Fee waived (there is a $4.95 shipping and handling charge)
Non-Traditional Housing Students: (NTH): $100 (plus $4.95 for shipping and handling)
Temporary permits: are available for up to fourteen (14) days at no cost.
Employees: Fee waived for early registration. Individuals should apply their non-transferable parking decal to the passenger's side, lower corner of the windshield or (where applicable), the lower corner of the windshield opposite the vehicle's inspection sticker.
Parking fees are not prorated or otherwise adjusted for periods in which the holder does not use parking privileges. Please report stolen of missing decals to Campus Safety immediately.
When students are away from campus, college employees may park in student areas without risk of penalty. Accessible, time posted, visitor, and Hogan Sports Center patron parking privileges and priorities remain in effect at all times.
- All campus roadways and sidewalks are designated "No Parking-Tow Zones," except when vehicles are being actively loaded or unloaded.
- When loading or unloading, please display your hazard lights and limit your activity to 15 minutes.
- Please refrain from parking on corners (including the curb area around Colgate and Shepard Halls), walk- ways and all grass areas.
- Posted parking spaces (e.g. 30 Minute, Reserved, etc.) are always in effect.
- Visitors may park in lot A (the loop) or Lot D. Visitors should register their vehicles with Campus Safety located in James House immediately upon arrival.
- Resident Students assignments are as follows:
- K Decal holders must park in lot K (adjacent to Mercer field) or lot P (across from Windy Hill) exclusively. Parking elsewhere on campus at any time is prohibited.
- R/S Decal holders may park in lots:
- (I) Seamans Road
- (F) Behind Abbey Hall
- (M**) Near the Lodge. **Spaces marked F/S in lot M are reserved for Faculty/Staff only. Spaces marked AIL Reserved are for participants in Adventures in Learning only.
- R/S Decal holders may also park on weekends and overnight, Monday through Friday, from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. in:
- (C) Main Street entrance to Hogan Sports Center
- (H) Sawyer Arts Center
- (J) Baird Health Center
- (L) Rooke Hall
- R/S Student vehicles must be removed from C, H, J and L by 7 a.m. on weekdays. Student parking in lot E (adjacent to Colgate Hall) or lot G (behind Ware Student Center) at any time is prohibited.
- College House Students London House (480 Main Street), Grey House (117 Gould Road), White House (75 Seamans Road), Yellow House (81 Seamans Road), and Red House (452 Main Street) with an NTH decal should use the parking spaces available at their residence or Lot D while on campus. There is limited parking on site and it is recommended that you bring your vehicle only if necessary. In most cases, it is a “stacked” parking situation, especially if many residents plan to have a car. Parking is not permitted on the lawn. Tenants parking their vehicles without being properly registered will be subject to parking citations. Students residing at Gould and Seamans Rd who possess a current College House sticker have been given permission to park overnight (7 PM through 6 AM weekdays and 24 hours Saturday and Sunday) in Lot H (behind Sawyer Arts Center).
- Hogan Sports Center patrons may use the reserved patron spaces at the north end and along the west entrance of lot D (these are intended for senior and special needs patrons), or the remainder of lot (D) Hogan Sports Center. All Hogan Sports Center members should display their parking permit prominently by hanging it from their vehicle's rearview mirror.
- Employees with a FS decal may park in (A) the loop as marked, (C) Main Street entrance to Hogan Sports Center, (E) Shepard Hall, (G) Ware Student Center, (H) Sawyer Arts Center, (J) Baird Health and Counseling Center, (D) Hogan Sports Center (except reserved patron spaces), and (L) Rooke Hall. Please refrain from parking in the Hogan Sports Center reserved patron spaces even when exercising your Hogan Sports Center benefit.
The college strives to keep campus roadways clear for safety and other emergency vehicles at all times. You are responsible for paying attention to weather conditions if your vehicle is parked on campus, whether or not you are planning to use your vehicle. New Hampshire snowfalls are unpredictable in their duration and intensity.
Therefore, from Thanksgiving until April 1 a snow emergency period is in effect. During this time you must be on the alert for snow-removal notices showing the schedule of when lots are to be plowed. At a minimum, notices will be posted on the Ware Student Center entrance doors, bulletin boards and at residence hall’s exits. Campus-wide e-mail messages will also be sent.
- Upon notice, please move your vehicle by the times posted to any other authorized area (except handicapped parking areas). Keep checking the progress of plowing so you can return your vehicle to your designated area as soon as plowing is completed.
- You may designate a friend or make arrangements with a member of the college staff to move your vehicle if you will be off-campus during the snow emergency period. Campus Safety Officers may not respond to such a request because of the priority of other commitments during the snow emergency period.
- If it is necessary for others to move your vehicle to allow for plowing, you assume all liability for damage done to your vehicle, as well as responsibility for any towing fees. At the discretion of the Campus Safety Officer in charge of plowing, your vehicle may be towed if it is hindering plowing operations.
- Vehicles that block campus roadways will be towed.
- Use of a vehicle on campus is a privilege, not a right. The college reserves the right to terminate vehicle privileges at any time through the Director of campus safety.
- Registering your vehicle does not guarantee a parking space,, but permits you to use the available parking resources.
- Students and employees are responsible for advising guests about parking policies and for paying ticket fines incurred by their guests.
- Campus Safety Officers have full authority to direct all matters pertaining to vehicles on cam- pus.
- Campus Safety Department has the responsibility and the authority for enforcement of College policies.
- Campus Safety Officers may suspend and/or modify any or all-parking policies in case of emergency or to support events occurring on campus.
- Colby-Sawyer College is not responsible for theft or damage to vehicles parked or present on College property at any time.
- Colby-Sawyer College is not responsible for any damage that occurs to vehicles during towing, storage or for expenses that result from towing or storage.
It is the individual’s responsibility to know and abide by College policies. When unregistered vehicles or vehicles otherwise in violation of parking policies and procedures are discovered, enforcement is carried out by ticketing, towing, loss of vehicle privileges, and/or withholding grades/transcripts and/or delaying the release of college funds due to you.
- Ticket fines are $25.00 each and must be paid within 30 days of the date on the ticket, or before the end of any semester. Fines may be paid online at The Permit Store.
- Towing is carried out by private garages, which operate 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Once a vehicle is hooked to the tow truck, the full towing fee must be paid, even if the owner appears on the spot to claim his/her vehicle. All towing is at the expense of the person to whom the vehicle is registered. After 24-hours, private garages may also assess storage charges. Payment in full for the expense of towing and/or storage must be made directly to the private towing garage in order to reclaim a towed vehicle.
- Loss of campus vehicle privileges may occur at any time if a vehicle violation endangers life or property, or if a vehicle has six or more violations within an academic year. Reinstatement is unlikely.
- Grade/transcript withholding occurs when a fine remains unpaid after 14-days from the date of issue posted on the ticket or remains unpaid before the end of any semester. Payment in full at the Financial Services Office will allow for the release of grades/transcripts within two working days.
- Parking fines must be paid before community members are allowed to renew parking registration. Students separating from the college will have outstanding parking violations deducted from their $500 college deposit.
- A notification may be forwarded to the individual(s) financially responsible for a student who has received a parking citation.
- Violators of parking regulations, including habitual offenders and those who avoid or neglect to pay outstanding parking fines may be referred to the Department of Citizenship Education or Human Resources for further action.
Individuals wishing to appeal a vehicle violation must do so on-line at The Permit Store
within 14-days of the date posted on the ticket. Appeals received after fourteen days will not be considered. Appeals should include the alleged violator’s interpretation of the event(s).
Fees associated with towing may not be appealed.
All appeals will be reviewed and ruled on by the Colby- Sawyer College Parking Appeals Committee. The Parking Appeals Committee (PAC) is comprised of two Colby- Sawyer College students approved by the Student Government Association and an employee affirmed by the senior officers of the College. The PAC will make a ruling within 20 working days of receipt of an appeal. The ruling of the PAC is final. Campus Safety staff are not members of PAC.
Please Remember Individuals park on campus and in area park and ride lots at their own risk. Please lock your vehicle. Colby-Sawyer College shall not be liable for any risk, or loss of, or damage to, property of individuals, including vehicles or the contents therein, which may result from the use of campus parking services or facilities.
Individuals park on campus and in area park and ride lots at their own risk. Please lock your vehicle. Colby-Sawyer College shall not be liable for any risk, or loss of, or damage to, property of individuals, including vehicles or the contents therein, which may result from the use of campus parking services or facilities.