St. Gregory's University's motor vehicle regulations are designed to allow the orderly movement and parking of motor vehicles on campus and to provide adequate access to campus buildings for service and emergency vehicles. All persons who operate a motor vehicle on University property are expected to observe the regulations and are subject to disciplinary action for failure to follow the regulations set forth by the University. The sanctions assessed can lead to, but are not limited to, the revocation of the privilege of operating and maintaining a motor vehicle on campus.
The owner and/or operator of any vehicle to be operated or maintained on campus shall assume all risk and responsibility for the vehicle and any loss or damage to any such vehicle and/or its contents. The University does not assume responsibility for the safety, care or protection of any such vehicle and/or its contents. All rules and regulations contained herein are not to be considered all inclusive and are subject to modification and change at the University’s discretion.
A motor vehicle to be operated or maintained on campus by a student or faculty/staff member must be registered with the Security Department at the Rockwood Center, within five (5) business days after the vehicle is first brought on campus. More than one vehicle may be registered. FAILURE TO REGISTER YOUR VEHICLE(S) WILL RESULT IN A FINE AND/OR CONDUCT SANCTION. Vehicle registrants are responsible for all violations of registration and parking regulations involving the vehicle they have registered regardless of whoever the operator may be.
The registrant is responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the information provided to the University. The permit must be permanently and completely mounted on the vehicle registered. Taping or the partial mounting of a permit on a vehicle will not be considered proper. Only one current year permit is to be issued and affixed to any vehicle. Vehicle permits are the property of St. Gregory’s University and must be surrendered to Campus Security upon request.
1. Permits will be contained at the Security Department in the Rockwood Center.
2. The mounting location for permits on automobiles is on the exterior of the rear window on the lower corner of the driver’s side. If the vehicle is a convertible or has a removable top, the parking sticker may be placed on the driver’s side rear bumper. The permit should be mounted to be visible from directly behind the vehicle.
3. Permits are mounted on the right front fork assembly of all two and three-wheeled motor vehicles.
Registrants of vehicles receive a permit according to their classification status as determined each school year by the Security Director. The color of the permit may change each year for students, whereas the Faculty/Staff permits will be black in color.
Adult Degree Programs students are issued a different colored sticker than traditional students to make it easier for Security to know who is parked in parking that is only open for students after hours.
Temporary Medical Permits
Registrants of vehicles that receive a permit according to the classification status of the University may also apply for a temporary medical permit when necessary. The application for the permit can be obtained in the Security Office. The permit should be placed on the vehicle front dash or rear view mirror in plain view and shall be accompanied by an explanatory letter. The permit will explain the special parking privileges. At no time is the registrant authorized to park in marked handicapped spaces or any space reserved for visitors. State issued “Handicapped” permits should be used for permanent medical conditions.
Parking on Campus
A parking space is defined as any area in a parking lot bound by lines, posts, curbs, or other types of barriers on three sides. To be properly parked, a vehicle must be wholly within the area parked front first in one parking space. Backing into parking spaces is prohibited. Parking in fire lanes is prohibited at all times. The University reserves the right to confiscate the permit, deny the privilege of operating a vehicle, or to tow at owner’s expense and liability, any vehicle that is in violation of any vehicle regulation.
Lack of space in a particular parking lot is not a valid excuse for violating parking regulations and will not be considered as a valid basis for appeal.
Restricted Parking Spaces
All spaces set apart by RED, BLACK, GREEN, BLUE or YELLOW PAINT on curb or parking block are reserved.
VISITOR (Green Curbs)
Reserved at all times for persons who are not students or faculty/staff.
MAINTENANCE (Black Curbs)
Reserved at all times for Physical Plant personnel.
RESERVED (Black Curbs)
Faculty, Staff and University-owned vehicles.
FIRE LANES (Red Curbs)
Curbs painted red are reserved for firefighting equipment.
NO PARKING (Yellow Curbs)
All yellow curbs indicate NO PARKING with the exception of loading zones, which are labeled.
LOADING ZONES (Yellow Curbs)
Established for loading and unloading purposes only. Up to 10 minutes only. Parking in these areas for any other usage is prohibited.
HANDICAPPED (Blue or Yellow Curbs)
Vehicles bearing current State permits issued to the Permanently Disabled.
OFF-ROAD PARKING/PARKING ON GRASS
Prohibited and will be fined as Parking in a No Parking Zone. Vehicles may also be fined for Off Road Operation of a Motor Vehicle.
Students may use reserved spaces during unrestricted hours unless the spaces are marked “Reserved at All Times”. Refer to RESTRICTED PARKING LOTS for restricted hours. All other spaces are to be used as explained above.
Restricted Parking Lots
The following parking areas have restrictions: (After the end of Spring Term and the beginning of Fall Term, residents of campus housing also may park in any parking space normally restricted to commuter students.)
East of Benedictine Hall — Reserved for Physical Plant and Monastery only At All Times
Just East of the MAC and Field House — Reserved for commuter students, visitors, faculty and staff, 2 a.m. to 5 p.m., M-F.
Entire Curb from Abbey to MAC South of BH — Reserved for faculty and staff (Black Curbs), and Visitors (Green Curbs) 2 a.m. to 5 p.m., M-F.
Curb West and South of the Abbey — Reserved for faculty and staff, 2 a.m. to 5 p.m., M-F
Overflow Parking/Field House
South of the Field House — Reserved for visitors, faculty and staff, 2 a.m. to 5 p.m., M-F.
NW corner of campus behind DeGrasse Hall West and Duperou Hall — Main Student Parking. Reserved for Students, Faculty/Staff and St. Gregory owned vehicles cars, vans, and buses. At All Times
North Access Road
Reserved for Faculty/Staff and DeGrasse and Mark Braun residents At All Times.
East Mark Braun/Cafeteria
Reserved for Mark Braun employees, Fine Arts Employees, and Cafeteria Workers At All Times
Regulations Governing Vehicle Operation
A. Vehicle operation on campus must conform to all applicable state and local laws, statutes, rules and regulations, as well as those University rules and regulations contained herein.
B. When traffic control signals are not in place or not in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stopping if need be to yield to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling, or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.
C. Pedestrians have right-of-way on campus at all times. Pedestrians do not have the right to impede the normal flow of traffic for an indefinite period of time. No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield. Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
D. The maximum speed on campus is 15 miles per hour unless otherwise posted. This speed limit is considered the maximum for normal conditions. Vehicles may not be operated at any speeds which are excessive for conditions that may exist.
E. Any person operating a vehicle on campus shall be responsible for the control and safe operation of the vehicle as well as the observance of any traffic control signs, barriers, or other traffic control devise, and these regulations.
F. Any accident involving a vehicle that occurs on campus must be reported to Campus Security as soon as possible after the accident.
G. Operation of a vehicle in any area other than a street, roadway, or parking area intended for vehicles is prohibited.
H. Operators of a motor vehicle must abide by parking regulations that apply to the permit issued and mounted on the vehicle.
1. Written appeals must be filed within five (5) business days with the Business Office. Appeal forms are available from the Cashier or the Campus Security Department.
2. The Campus Security Chief acts as the traffic Judge and will rule within ten (10) business days of the appeal. Notification of the ruling will be sent to the appellant in writing through campus email
Fines for Violations of Regulations
A. Violations of Regulations concerning Registration
a. Vehicle registration not current $40.00
b. Improper display of Registration Permit $25.00
c. Unauthorized use, or forging of a permit $50.00
B. Violations of Regulations Concerning Vehicle Operation
a. Exceeding the posted speed limit $40.00
b. Reckless driving or racing $40.00
c. Failure to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians $40.00
d. Operating an excessively loud vehicle $25.00
e. Failure to report an accident $25.00
f. Failure to obey a traffic officer, signal or device $40.00
g. Off road operation of a motor vehicle $100.00
C. Violations of Regulations Concerning Parking of Vehicles
a. Parking in Handicapped Space $50.00
b. Parking in a Restricted area $40.00
c. Parking in a Fire Lane $50.00
d. Improper Parking $30.00
e. Overtime parking in a loading zone $30.00
f. Parking in a No Parking Zone $40.00
g. Derelict Vehicle $30.00
Campus Bike Policy
Cycling is an excellent way to travel around the campus community. Due to the large number of pedestrians and the risk of theft and/or abandonment, a cyclist must exercise safety by following the campus bike policy.
All bicycles must be registered with the University. Registration is free and will be filed with the Security Department in Rockwood Plaza. Registration is valid for six (6) years and will include physical address, phone number, make, model, serial number and estimated value. The registered owner is responsible for communicating any change in address or phone number with the Business Office. The registered owner will receive a decal that should be placed on the bike frame below the seat. The owner or person to whom the bicycle registration is issued is responsible for any parking or registration violations and associated fines in which the bicycle is involved.
Two-and three-wheeled bicycles may be operated on those sidewalks that provide the shortest and most direct route between a bicycle rack and the street, roadway or parking area closest to the bike rack. Pedestrians are to be given the right-of-way in all areas on campus.
Bicycle parking is permitted during business hours anywhere they do not impede foot or vehicular traffic. Bicycles should be locked in order to promote maximum security. When a bike is parked for an extended amount of time in long term parking areas, it is strongly encouraged that the seat and any quick release tires be removed.
Bicycles may not be parked inside buildings.
Designated Parking Area
Bicycles parked, chained or otherwise attached to trees, plants, railing, posts, signs, light poles, handicapped ramps, or any other than a bike rack may be impounded. The University assumes no responsibility for the care and protection of any bicycle, attached accessory, or contents, at any time the bicycle is operated or parked on campus.
Bicycle racks designated for long term parking can be utilized throughout the school year without penalty for parking. The following bicycle racks are designated as long term parking areas:
Behind DeGrasse West and Duperou Hall.
Violations and Fines (Bicycles)
Parking and registration violations will be assessed a fine of $15 by appropriate University officials. Fines can be appealed within ten (10) business days of the ticket issue or paid in the Business Office. If not paid, a fine will be billed to the registered student’s account.
Bicycles may be impounded for the following reasons: Illegal parking, lack of registration, and/or abandonment. The University will not be liable for any damage or loss caused by impoundment. Impounded bicycles will be placed in storage until the end of the current academic year. Release of impounded bicycles requires proof of registration, ownership, and a proper release form from the designated campus agency.
A bicycle that does not show any sign of recent use or owner care is considered abandoned. Abandoned bicycles may be picked up and impounded.
Any bicycle suspected of being stolen should be reported immediately to the Campus Security Department.
Motorcycles are approved for operation on roads, drives, and parking areas. Motorcycles follow the same rules as any other motor vehicle as listed above.
All motorcycles are to be registered with the Security Department in the same manner as all other motor vehicles.
Permits are mounted on the right front fork assembly of all two- and three-wheeled motor vehicles.
Motorcycles may not be operated or parked off road, on sidewalks or in and around buildings. Motorcycles may be parked in the crossed yellow line “no parking” corners of the lots in order to allow more vehicles into the parking areas.