Parking

These regulations are designed to foster the responsible and safe use of vehicles and parking lots at Carroll College.

Parking Permits at Carroll College

Parking permits for students and employees for the 2019-2020 academic year will be available for purchase online starting August 5th.  You will need your 7-digit Carroll ID  number, Carroll emaill address and vehicle license plate information to obtain a permit as well as make, model and year of your vehicle. If you would like to pay with cash or check, you can do so at the Business Office.

Students
Please see your Carroll email account for directions on how to log in with your Carroll ID number to purchase a permit. Once your permit is purchased, permits will be available to pick up during the first week of classes in the Finance & Administration Office (O'Connell 204).

Employees
Please see your Carroll email account for directions on how to log in with your Carroll ID number to obtain your permit. Permits will be available to pick up after Monday, August 19th Finance & Administration Office (O'Connell 204). Please plan to place your permit in your vehicle no later than Tuesday, September 3rd as Securitas will be enforcing parking rules/regulations after this time.  All faculty/staff will be held responsible for any citations received.

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.

Parking Permits at Carroll College

Overview

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.

Students and employees are encouraged to review the parking map at www.carroll.edu/parking.

 

Registration of Vehicles

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 and purchase their parking permit through the Parking Office or on-line at www.carroll.edu/parking at the beginning of each academic year. Employees are also expected to obtain their parking permit through the Parking Office or on-line at www.carroll.edu/parking at the beginning of each year. Registration is not considered complete until the rear view mirror hanger is in place. The parking permit ceases to be valid when a student or employee is no longer enrolled or employed at Carroll College.

 

Use of Vehicle

  1. All State laws, City ordinances and College regulations will be enforced on all Carroll College property.

  2. The speed limit on campus streets and parking lots is 15 mph.

  3. Vehicles are restricted to designated roadways. Vehicles driven on any grassed area on campus will be cited for reckless driving and subject to fines and restitution.

  4. Motorcycles, motorized cars and bicycles must be operated in a responsible manner on campus streets and parking lots. No wheeled vehicles are to be driven on any grassed area on campus with the exception of emergency vehicles, Facilities vehicles and carts used by Athletic Training.

 

Parking of Vehicle

  1. Vehicles must be parked in such a way that they do not occupy more than one space. Violators will be ticketed.

  2. Vehicles must not be parked in fire lanes, crosswalks, handicapped parking slots, or in areas marked with yellow curbing. The college reserves the right to assess fines, use a wheel lock, or tow and impound vehicles at the owner’s risk and expense.

  3. Vehicles that are parked in an unloading zone must have their hazard lights on and are limited to 15 minutes.

  4. Vehicles may only park in a service drive if the vehicle is a service vehicle or Facilities vehicle.

  5. Parking for motorcycles must be in automobile parking slots. Parking for bicycles is limited to designated areas.

  6. Parking spaces for large trucks, camper trailers and pickup campers that extend beyond the dimensions of the vehicle are provided only in the north lot of the PE Center on a temporary basis, no longer than one week with approval of the Director of Athletics.

  7. Any vehicle parked so as to constitute a hazard or interfere with college operations may be towed away and impounded at the owner’s risk and expense.

  8. At the end of each semester and at the conclusion of the summer session, all student vehicles must be moved to designated break parking or the vehicle will be considered abandoned. The vehicle will be towed and impounded at the owner’s risk and expense.

 

Parking Lots

Student Parking

Campus residents can choose to purchase an “A” Lot parking permit, for $165 per year to park in an “A” Lot close to their residence Hall or to purchase a “B” Lot permit for $90 per year to park in any “B” Lot on campus. 

“A” Lot Parking

Campus residents will be given first priority to purchase “A” Lot parking permits on a first-come, first-serve basis. Permits for these spaces are sold on a 1:1 basis, reserved 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.  “A” Lot parking is limited to the designated “A” Lot you are assigned to.  Just because you have an “A” Lot permit, does not allow you to park in any “A” Lot. 

“B” Lot Parking

Campus Residents and Commuter students can purchase a “B” Lot permit to park in any “B” Lot on campus.  Commuter students will also have the opportunity to purchase any remaining “A” Lot permits after campus residents have had the opportunity to purchase them. “B” Lot permits will not be limited to the number of parking spaces in designated “B” Lots.  Purchasing a permit provides you with the privilege of parking on campus but does not guarantee a parking space.

Employee Parking

Faculty/Staff parking lots and Reserved parking spaces are provided throughout the Carroll College campus. Faculty and staff are required to register their vehicles and obtain a permit through our on-line system.  Vehicles registered to students that are parked in Faculty/Staff Lots will be ticketed, and may be wheel-locking or towed and impounded at the owner’s risk and expense.

Campus Center Pay Parking Lot

Students and employees who have chosen not to purchase a parking permit, may pay to park in the hourly-metered Campus Center parking lot from 7:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday (.25 per hour). After 5:00pm and on the weekends, the Campus Center Pay Lot will be available without charge, unless reserved for event parking.

PE Center/HAC Parking Lots

All vehicles parked in the PE Center/HAC Main Parking Lot must have an “A” Lot or “B” Lot parking permit. Vehicles without a permit will be ticketed. To support department programs, exceptions to the parking policy must be approved by the Director of Athletics or the Director of the Hunthausen Activity Center.

Hunthausen Way and Corrette Library “B” Parking Lot

Hunthausen Way and the Corette Library "B" Parking Lot are available for daytime parking only (with a permit) from 7:00am to Midnight.

 

Reserved Parking

Parking in Employee Reserved Parking spaces is limited to those individuals assigned to those parking spaces. Reserved parking is from 7:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday whenever the campus is open, except those spaces marked 24-hours. Please note, there are some days when school is not in session but the campus is open (such as fall and spring break, parts of winter break, summer, etc.), in which these spaces are still reserved for their designated employee.  Students are not allowed to park in areas reserved for employees during business hours. Vehicles registered to students that are parked in Employee Reserved Parking spaces will be ticketed, and may be wheel-locking or towed and impounded at the owner’s risk and expense.

 

Visitor/ Night and Weekend Parking

Visitor parking slots are not for student or employee parking. Visitor parking slots are reserved for visitors to campus from 7:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.  Vehicles that are found violating this policy will be ticketed, and may be wheel-locking or towed and impounded at the owner’s risk and expense. Visitor parking is also allowed outside of the business day, without a permit, in any of the Faculty/Staff Parking Lots and “B” Lots from 5:00pm to 7:00am, Monday through Thursday, and from 5:00pm on Friday through 7:00am on Monday, with the exception of any signed Reserved Parking Spaces. Parking areas requiring an “A” Lot Permit are reserved 24-hours a day, 7 days a week and are never open to visitor parking.

Visitor parking is allowed during the business day in the Campus Center Pay Lot (with hourly rate charge), designated parking spaces on the east side of O’Connell Hall, or east side of St. Charles Hall (without charge) and in the PE Center Northwest Lot (without charge). Visitors to campus may also secure a day pass to park in any “B” Lot. Trailers parked in the PE Center Parking Lots must receive permission from the Director of Athletics.

 

Event Parking

Students and employees may be requested to remove their vehicles from designated parking lots to provide special event parking on campus. For example, event parking is offered for home football games and all vehicles must be cleared from all 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.

 

Loading Zone

Vehicles that are temporarily parked next to a building in order to load or unload a vehicle must use their hazard lights or the vehicle will be ticketed, and are only allowed to park for 15 minutes before the vehicle is required to be moved.

 

15 Minute Parking Spaces

15 Minute Parking Spaces are reserved for 15 minute parking 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Vehicles will be ticketed if in the spots longer than 15 minutes.

 

Vehicle/Parking Violations

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.

 

Vehicle/Parking Fines

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 amounts. Tickets numbering six through ten during the academic year will be issued at the amount of $50 per ticket. The occurrence of an eleventh ticket during an academic year (August-May) will 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 five tickets issued during an academic year are:

 

OFFENSE

MINIMUM AMOUNT

Illegal Parking (Incorrect Lot)

$20

DMV Check to Identify Vehicle

$20

Failure to Register Vehicle

$30

Driving/Parking-Sidewalks/Grass

$35 and up

Any Ticket After 5th Ticket

$50

Reckless Driving

$50 and up

Falsifying or Altering Permit

$50

Towing

$50 and up, at owner’s expense

Emergency Fire Lanes

$50 and up

Handicapped Parking

$100

Blocking Emergency Vehicles

$200 and up

 

Parking ticket appeals must be submitted via the website at www.carroll.edu/parking, by email through parking@carroll.edu, or by visiting the Parking Office (204 O’Connell Hall) within 10 days of the time the ticket is issued. Minimum fines assessed may be increased or additional disciplinary action may be imposed by the Parking Manager depending on the severity of the situation.

 

Abandoned Vehicles

Unregistered or abandoned vehicles are not allowed on the Carroll College campus. If your vehicle becomes disabled at any time, please contact the Parking Office at 406-447-5409 to make arrangements. Abandoned vehicles will be towed at owner’s expense.