Our campus is private property, and the College determines all motor vehicle regulations. All vehicles brought on campus must be registered with Campus Safety in Wismer Hall within the first week of classes, or within twenty four (24) hours of arrival during the semester.
The Ursinus College campus is private property, and the College determines all motor vehicle regulations. All vehicles brought on campus must be registered with Campus Safety in Wismer Hall within the first week of classes, or within twenty four (24) hours of arrival during the semester. The College is not responsible for the safety or protection of motor vehicles, or their contents, while parked on College property.
To register cars, students must have their Ursinus College Colleague ID and the vehicle registration. Unregistered vehicles may be booted or towed at the owner’s expense. The registration fee is $125.00 per vehicle (including motorcycles). If approved, the registration fee will be applied to the student’s account.
First-year students must submit written requests to the Campus Safety Parking Division for review and approval to have automobiles on campus. Parking for first-year students is very limited.
To help maintain the beauty of the campus, students must abide by all Ursinus College traffic and parking regulations. These regulations are provided on the Vehicle Registration form and Parking web pages. Special parking areas are marked. All drivers must adhere to state and local parking ordinances. Violations will be distributed when vehicles are not parked according to Ursinus regulations. Fines may be assessed to student accounts at any time once ownership of a vehicle is determined. Repeated violations may result in a tire boot being placed on the vehicle, towing without notice, or loss of parking privileges.
By registering a vehicle, registrant agrees that neither Ursinus College nor its employees are responsible for injury to persons, nor for the theft of, or damage to, vehicles or their contents, while parked on College property. Vehicles must be operated in a prudent manner relative to conditions of the road or lot, weather, time of day, etc., while on College property. Responsibility for any liability resulting from the location or operation of a motor vehicle on College property rests with the operator or owner and not with the College. The person who registers a vehicle is responsible for assuring that the vehicle, regardless of who drives it, is driven and parked in accordance with these regulations.
Parking Regulations for Ursinus College
All members of the college community are expected to adhere to the following parking regulations:
- All cars must be parked on paved or conditioned surfaces (e.g. macadam, blacktop, or stone). There is no curbside parking on campus. Vehicles must park in a designated spot.
- No parking is permitted on grass, dirt, or wedged in between trees.
- All campus driveways are considered fire lanes (regardless of markings). Therefore, parking in driveways is strictly prohibited, and vehicles may be towed without warning.
- All cars must be registered with Campus Safety and must have a parking pass affixed to the vehicle. Stickers are not transferable to other cars.
- All visitors to campus must register their cars with Campus Safety in Wismer Hall. A temporary permit for parking in the West Lot will be issued to visitors who are on campus for more than three (3) hours and who park outside of the Corson Visitors lot.
- Temporary Permits for students are available in the Campus Safety Office and will be issued for no more than a 14-day period per academic year. A student may be issued one temporary permit per semester. Additional requests will require vehicle registration.
- Parking stickers must be displayed and properly affixed on the driver side of the car on the outside of the vehicle in either the rear windshield or on the rear bumper. Permit must be visible at all times. Vehicles not properly displaying a permit will be ticketed.
- Lost or stolen permits will be replaced for $50.
- Students with vehicles will be issued one of the following parking permits: Students with valid permits may only park in lots designated for that sticker. Parking in any other lot is strictly prohibited and may result in revocation of parking privileges. There are no designated lots for specific residence halls.
- Main Street Permit –This sticker is valid in all student lots. No other vehicles may park in the Main Street house lots at any time. Parking at most Main Street house locations is limited, and a space is not guaranteed. Students not able to park at a Main Street location are required to park in one of the larger lots located throughout campus.
- Main Campus Permit – This permit will be available to all commuting and upper-class students living in Reimert, Richter/North, New, BWC, or BPS. This permit is only valid in student spaces in the following lots: West Lot, Wismer Lot, Ritter Lot, and gravel lots.
- First-year Permits will be granted by permission only. Pre-approved first year students must park in designated spaces to be determined by Campus Safety. First-year students may not park in any other location on campus at any time.
- Student parking is designated by white lines. Yellow lines indicate spots designated for Staff/Faculty parking. Vehicles parked outside of designated areas will be ticketed.
- Students, faculty, or staff may not park in the Corson Visitors lot during business hours (8:00 am – 5:00 pm). Visitor’s spots are clearly marked with a VISITOR designation.
- Vehicle violation appeals must be submitted in writing within 10 days of the violation. Appeals can be submitted online at: ursinus.edu/parking. Appeals received after 10 days will not be considered for any reason.
- Vehicles may be towed without warning if they are parked improperly. This may include but is not limited to vehicles: blocking parking lot entrances, fire lanes, loading docks, dumpsters or recycling bins; parked in driveways; parked on the grass; or parked in handicapped spaces without handicapped tags or badges. Vehicles without proper state inspection or registration may not be stored on the Ursinus campus. In addition, vehicles that are not in working order and/or vehicles that cannot be properly secured must be removed from campus immediately. Vehicles not removed may be towed without warning. All towing and storage charges are the responsibility of the vehicle owner.
- Repeated violations will result in disciplinary action, which may include but is not limited to: revocation of campus parking privileges, vehicle immobilization, or towing. A $75 fee will be assessed for removal of the immobilization device.
- A campus parking permit is a privilege that can be lost if registrant fails to adhere to the Ursinus College parking policies.
If there are any questions concerning these guidelines, please contact the Director of Campus Safety for student concerns (extension 3333) or the Vice President of Finance & Administration for faculty/staff concerns (extension 3797).
If you receive an Ursinus College parking violation, you may appeal the violations(s) by submitting the electronic Parking Citation Appeal Form within 10 business days of issue date at www.ursinus.edu/parking. The Ursinus College Parking Division will review and evaluate each appeal, and the final decision returned in the form of an email to the address provided. Decisions are final and not subject to further review.
STUDENTS: Do not appeal your parking violation if you… .
- did not have a current valid parking permit for the vehicle receiving the parking violation
- did not register the temporary vehicle receiving the parking violation
- did not have your permit applied to vehicle when the violation was issued
- placed your permit in the wrong area on the vehicle
- parked in a lot, area, or space other than approved area indicated on permit
- have not appealed within 10 business days from the violation issue date
- were late to class or appointment and parked improperly
- could not find a parking space, and parked improperly
- allowed someone to borrow your vehicle, and they parked improperly
- parked in an unauthorized area or illegally parked
(driveway, entrance, exit, sidewalk, grass, handicap, fire lane, visitor spot, blocking dumpster)
If you fall into ANY of the above categories, your appeal will be denied without review.
Parking Violation Fee Schedule
Parked in faculty/staff area……………………………. $25.00
Parked improperly…………………………………….. $25.00
Parked in 2 spaces……………………………………. $50.00
Permit not valid in parking area………………………. $50.00
Parked in handicapped space……………………….. $125.00
Parked on grass/lawn/hash marks…………………… $35.00
Parked on sidewalk……………………………………. $35.00
Unregistered vehicle…………………………………… $125.00
Improper location of decal/no decal…………………. $10.00
Parked in fire lane/campus driveway…………….….. $125.00
Removal of boot from vehicle……………………..…. $75.00
Faculty/Staff/Student parked in Visitor’s lot (Three
violations will trigger loss of parking privileges).……. $50.00
Forging/Altering Permits (Loss of Parking Privileges and disciplinary action through Student Affairs)………….. $250.00