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Parking Rules & Procedures

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  1. The roads on campus are private lanes maintained by the college for the convenience of its employees, students, and their invited guests. These roads are used for pedestrians and vehicular traffic; all vehicles must be operated at or below the posted speed limit of 15 Miles per Hour.
  2. These regulations apply to all students, faculty, staff, administration, volunteers, outside contractors/vendors and visitors to the campus. All Pennsylvania laws and regulations pertaining to the use of motor vehicles apply to all drivers and vehicles that are on the campus of Rosemont College.
  3. The Department of Public Safety is responsible for the administration and enforcement of these regulations. In addition, the Department of Public Safety may impose traffic control restrictions.
  4. The Department of Public Safety reserves the right to amend and/or modify the Rules and Regulations on Parking with or without advanced notice. For an up to date copy of the Rules and Regulations please stop by or contact the Public Safety Office at 610-527-0200 ext. #2554, or go to www.rosemont.edu/about/public-safety/parking-rules-procedures.php.
  5. Permission to park or operate a vehicle on campus is a privilege extended to the registrant by Rosemont College. It is in no way to be considered a right of the registrant.
  6. The registration of a vehicle on campus does not guarantee a parking place but affords the registrant an opportunity to park in authorized parking areas when a parking space is available.
  7. Parking on campus throughout the year, including break periods, is by permit only. Parking regulations regarding handicap spaces, fire lanes/zones, and obstruction of other vehicles, traffic, or roadways will be enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  8. Loading and unloading in front of buildings is permitted for no longer than 10 minutes with the vehicles emergency flashers There will be no exceptions to this.
  9. The college is not responsible for losses, due to theft or damage to vehicles while parked on college owned property.
  10. Conference parking, special events parking and all temporary parking requirements are to be scheduled in advance and approved through the Department of Public Safety by the College sponsor or host.
  11. Infractions of these parking regulations by registered vehicles are the responsibility of the person who registered the vehicle on campus. Infractions by non-registered vehicles are the responsibility of the driver.
  12. AII students are responsible for their guests while on campus.
  13. All roads are two way, including the road in front of Good Counsel and Mayfield unless otherwise marked. To eliminate a traffic hazard, the drive through the porte-cochere at the Main has been designated as one way as well as Lawrence Kaul Drive.
  14. Rosemont College employees and students are not permitted to perform any maintenance or repairs on privately owned vehicles.
  15. All disabled vehicles must be reported to the Department of Public Safety. Notes left on vehicles are not considered sufficient notice to the Department of Public Safety.
  1. Vehicle registration for faculty, staff, administration and campus employees of outside contractors (Aramark, Dining and Bookstore) are valid for the period of their employment at Rosemont College. Vehicle registrations for students are valid for the periods that they enrolled.
  2. The registrant's first permit will be issued at no charge. All additional permits will cost the registrant twenty dollars ($20.00).
  3. You may register your vehicle at the Public Safety Office
  4. Temporary permits may be obtained from the Public Safety Office.
  5. Administration, faculty and Staff and employees of outside contractors should register their vehicle (s) on the first day of their employment. Parking permit applications are available in the Public Safety Office. Applications must be completed along with applicant's driver’s license, registration card, insurance information and Rosemont College I.D. card must be presented before a parking permit will be issued.
  6. All vehicles parked on college property must display a valid parking decal.
  7. Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional Studies students must register their vehicle year with the Department of Public Safety by the end of the drop/add period. Student applications must be completed and turned in at the Public Safety Office along with their valid drivers' license, valid owner's registration, valid insurance card and a Rosemont College student identification card. Public Safety will then issue a parking permit.
  8. Parking permit (decal) s must be displayed on the driver’s side rear window.
  9. Students and employees requesting parking permit applications to replace lost or stolen permits will be charged twenty dollars ($20.00). Students registering a vehicle and placing a decal on a different vehicle will be fined twenty five dollars ($25.00).
  10. Posted reserved parking areas located in various parts of the campus are designated for specific users only.
  11. Handicap spaces are available in front of Lawrence Hall and also in the Lawrence, McShain, Chapel, Kaul, Connelly, Alumnae as well as the front of the Fitness center and the rear of Main Building. Handicap spaces are reserved for vehicles with a state issued handicap license plate or placard only.
  12. Offices with guests coming onto campus are required to notify the Department Public Safety to receive a temporary parking permit. Faculty, Administrators or Staff who invite guests will be responsible for any and all infractions of their guests.
  13. Visitors to campus should be directed to the Kaul parking lot.

 

ALL REGISTRATION DECALS BE COLOR CODED AS FOLLOWS:
BLUE   Administration, Faculty, and Staff
ORANGE   All Rosemont College students

  • Alumnae Hall (Gym Entrance) BLUE, ORANGE (Mon-Fri, 8a-5p)
  • Alumnae Hall (Side Entrance) BLUE, ORANGE (Mon-Fri, 8a-5p)
  • Cardinal Hall BLUE (Mon-Fri, 8a-5p)
  • Mayfield Lot BLUE
  • Curwen Drive BLUE, ORANGE
  • Heffernan Hall (Rear) ORANGE
  • Immaculate Conception Chapel BLUE, (Mon-Fri, 8a-5p)
    • (2 spots are reserved for Admission's visitors only)
  • Kaul Hall (Rear Lot) BLUE, ORANGE
  • Kaul Lot VISITOR PARKING, (Mon-Fri, 8a-5p)
  • Lawrence Hall (Rear) BLUE (Mon-Fri, 8a-5p)
  • Lawrence Hall (Front) BLUE, VISITOR PARKING (Mon-Fri, 8a-5p)
  • Main Building Rear BLUE (Mon-Fri, 8a-5p)
  • Mayfield Hall BLUE ONLY (Mon-Fri, 8a-5p)
  • McShain Circle BLUE ONLY (Mon-Fri, 8a-5p)
  • McShain/Brown Center BLUE, ORANGE
  • White Hall Lot BLUE, ORANGE (Mon-Fri, 8a-5p)
 
  1. Driving at an Unsafe Speed.
  2. Careless and/or Reckless driving.
  3. Failure to obey traffic controlling devices.
  4. Failure to yield to pedestrians.
  5. Refusal to obey an Officer.

 

First Offense $25.00
Second Offense $30.00
Third Offense    $35.00
Fourth Offense Parking Privileges will be Revoked
 

VIOLATION

FINE

Parking in handicapped spaces

$50.00 (Plus Towing)

Blocking Vehicles and/or Roadways

$25.00 (Plus Towing)

Obstructing other vehicles or traffic

$25.00 (Plus Towing)

Parking in the President's reserved space

$25.00 (Plus Towing)

Parking in all other reserved spaces

$25.00 (Plus Towing)

Parking on roadways or on roadway shoulders

$25.00

Parking and/or driving on the grass

$25.00 (Plus Cost of Damages)

Parking in reserved or loading spaces

$25.00

Parking in a prohibited area

$25.00

Parking in violation of a posted or pavement painted sign

$25.00

Parking in a lot without a properly displayed and valid parking permit

 $25.00

Taking more than one space or failure to park within the fog lines and designated spaces

$25.00

Parking improperly is a violation

$25.00

Placing a valid permit on an unregistered vehicle

$25.00

Park an unregistered vehicle, alter a permit, or fail to properly display a current parking permit

$25.00

 
  1. All roads on Rosemont's campus are considered fire lanes.
  2. Parking in the rear and side of Brown Science building and McShain Performing Arts Center.
  3. Parking in the front of the Library, Cardinal Hall Circle and area beside Connelly Hall.
  4. Parking in the Kaul Hall Circle and roadway beside Kaul Hall leading to the parking area.
  5. Parking in the rear of Lawrence Hall.
  6. Parking in the Front, side, and rear of Mayfield Hall
  7. Parking on the side and rear of Heffernan Hall
 
  1. The Registrant of the vehicle or guest of a Student will not receive any other notice other than the original traffic/parking citation.
  2. Citations will be issued and violators fined accordingly. Maximum three violations - on the third unpaid violation, the vehicle is subject to immobilization and/or towing. If a fixture is attached to the vehicle, all fines and penalties must be paid before the fixture will be removed. Removal of the fixture will cost an additional Twenty-Five dollars ($25.00).
  3. All citations must be paid within one week of the date issued. If the citation is not paid within the specified time limit, a Two Dollar ($2.00) penalty will be imposed for each week the citation remains unpaid.
  4. If students have outstanding fines at the end of each semester, grades and/or transcripts will be withheld until such fines are paid.
  5. Any student that has any outstanding fine(s), the fine(s) will be charged to their student account.
 
  1. Any individual that receives three (3) Moving Violations will have their parking privileges revoked for the remainder of the semester.
  2. Parking privileges may be revoked for the remainder of the academic year if an individual receives five (5) violations for any offense. The decision to revoke parking privileges will be the sole discretion of the Director of Public Safety.
 
  1. Enforcement towing will be done by an outside towing company.
  2. Unauthorized vehicles parked on campus; vehicles blocking fire lanes; vehicles that are immobilized obstruct traffic; create a hazardous condition; vehicles that are abandoned (as defined in the PA Vehicle Code) or impede the normal functions of the College are subject to towing at the owner or operators expense.
  3. Lower Merion Police may at any time come onto campus and cite vehicles illegally parked in handicap spaces and have vehicles towed that are parked in fire lanes and in front of fire hydrants.
  4. No warnings or phone calls are made to the owners or operators of any vehicle before it is towed, except in cases of an emergency if time permits.
  5. All towing expenses are the responsibility of the vehicle’s owner.
 
  1. Citations may be appealed within seven (7) days of the date on the ticket. An appeal form MUST be filled out within the allowed time period and can be found online at HERE. TOWING IS NOT SUBJECT TO APPEAL.
  2. It is the complainant's right to appeal any citation in person at the College Parking Board hearing, or the complainant may choose just to fill out an appeal form. Appeal forms can be found at HERE under the Public Safety tab.
  3. All appeals will be heard by the college parking board; the decisions of the parking board are final and will not be reheard.
  4. You will be notified by email by the chairperson of the Parking Appeals Board as to the decision of the Board in reference to your appeal.
  5. If the appeal is denied, the fine must be paid within three (3) business days of the parking board's notification.

 

The College Parking Board should meet at once a semester at a date, time and place designated by the Chairperson. The Chairperson will be responsible for notifying the complainant of the date and time of the meeting. It will take 4 members of the Board to constitute a quorum. The Chairperson will not vote unless there is a tie in which the Chairperson will break the tie by casting a vote. The Prosecutor and the Complainant do not have a vote.

The Board may ask questions but there is to be no discussion or vote taken until after the complainant is excused. The Complainant will then be notified by email if their appeal has been accepted or rejected.