These regulations are designed to foster the responsible and safe use of vehicles and parking lots at Carroll College. Students and employees are expected to familiarize themselves with all vehicle use and parking regulations. As parking on campus is a privilege and not a right, failure to comply with Carroll vehicle use and parking regulations may result in fines, towing, wheel-locking, or denial of parking privileges. Carroll College assumes no responsibility for any vehicle or its contents while operated or parked on campus. Carroll College has a limited number of parking spaces available on college property for students and employees.
For the 2014-2015 academic year, Lot B parking permits will be required for parking on the gravel road that extends from the KTVH Television Station to Nelson Stadium, including parking in front of the Civil Engineering building and below the lower unpaved lot below St. Charles Hall. Vehicles parked on the gravel road without a permit will be ticketed.
All motorized vehicles on the Carroll College campus are required to have a parking pass (this includes all vehicles, motorcycles, scooters, etc.)
There are several options of parking on the Carroll campus:
All students and employees must register any motor vehicle to be used on campus by purchasing a parking permit for the vehicle. Students are expected to obtain authorization for their lot assignment in the Student Life Office and purchase their parking permit online at the beginning of each academic year. Employees are expected to obtain their parking permit at the Student Life Office, O'Connell 208 at the beginning of their employment at Carroll College. Registration is not considered complete until the rear view mirror hanger is in place. The parking permit ceases to be valid when a student/employee is no longer enrolled/employed at Carroll College.
All vehicles may park in any Faculty Staff lot or B lot from 5:30pm-7:00am on weekdays, or anytime on holidays or weekends without a permit (with the exception of the B parking on Learning Street which is restricted form Midnight-7am every day due to safety reasons).
Visitors to our campus may utilize one of the visitor spots around O’Connell Hall, or may secure a visitor’s pass in the Student Life Office, O’Connell Hall 208 for other parking on campus. Visitors may also utilize the Pay Lot during the weekdays, 7:00am-5:30pm, at their convenience.
Students and employees may be requested to remove their vehicles from designated parking to provide special event parking on campus. For example, event parking is offered for home football games and all vehicles must be cleared from the north, northeast and south PE Center parking lots by posted times on Friday prior to a home game. Event parking may also be requested for the Campus Center parking lot. Failure to remove a vehicle for event parking will result in the vehicle being towed and impounded at the owner’s risk and expense.
Q. I have a B permit, but sometimes I can’t find a parking spot when I come to school. Where can I park?
A. If you can’t find a spot in a B lot, then you will have to park down in the PE Complex Free Lot, or on a city street, unless you prefer to pay to park in the Pay Lot at your convenience. If you are coming to school at a “busy” time of day, such as around 10am, you may need to plan to park in an alternative location.
Q. Can I park in a reserved spot if it is not currently assigned to a faculty or staff member?
A. Only those with F/S parking permits are allowed to park in any Faculty or Staff parking spots, including those reserved for tenured faculty or administrators. If a spot is not currently assigned to a specific faculty or staff member, it is still considered F/S parking.
Q. What if I am injured or sick and need to park closer to my classes temporarily?
A. Any special circumstances should be directed to the Student Life Office in O’Connell 208, or (406) 447-5457 where we will work with you to accommodate any special needs.
We now take credit cards online only for parking permits, but are still only able to accept cash or checks and they are not available over the phone (you must register online regardless of payment method). License plate number, year, make, model and color of vehicle, and contact phone are required to purchase the permit. If you would like purchase a permit, please visit the website at
You will also need to visit this website for appealing any citations. As noted on the citations, you have 10 days from the day the citation was issued to appeal the citation.
All parking rules and regulations are available in the student handbooks you will soon be receiving. The handbook is also posted online on the Student Life page. Please see the Student Life Office if you have any questions on parking.
Violation of Carroll vehicle use and parking regulations may result in fines, wheel-locking, or towing and impounding the vehicle at the owner’s risk and expense, and disciplinary action.
To support responsible use of a vehicle and campus parking, the first five vehicle or parking fines during an academic year will be issued at the posted amount. The 6th ticket and above during the academic year will be issued at the amount of $50 per ticket. Excessive parking tickets (10 ) may result in the loss of parking privileges on campus for the remainder of the academic year and possibly permanent loss of parking privileges. The posted amounts for the first 5 tickets issued during an academic year are:
Offense - Minimum Amount
Fines are to be paid online within 10 business days of the time the ticket is issued or the fine will be charged to the student account. In addition to being fined, employees may be subject to discipline for violation of these regulations up to and including termination. Parking ticket appeals must be submitted in writing to the Student Life Office within 10 business days of the time the ticket is issued and will be reviewed by the Director of Community Living.
Minimum fines assessed may be increased or additional disciplinary action may be imposed by the Director of Community Living depending on the severity of the situation.
Parking in faculty and administrator reserved parking spaces is limited to those vehicles assigned to those parking spaces. Students are not allowed to park in areas reserved for employees. Vehicles registered to students that are parked in employee lots will be ticketed and may be towed and impounded at the owner’s risk and expense.
Vehicles that are temporarily parked next to a building in order to unload a vehicle must use their hazard lights or the vehicle will be ticketed.