Parking and Vehicle Registration Policy
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All members of the Dickinson College faculty, administration
and staff and upperclass students who are currently enrolled in Dickinson
College classes are authorized to use motor vehicles on the Dickinson College
campus, in Carlisle, or in the immediate vicinity of Carlisle. Dickinson
parking decals are required to park on property under the control of the
Note: First-year students are not permitted to possess or
operate motor vehicles on the Dickinson campus or in the Carlisle area. This
restriction applies to any vehicle regardless of its type, ownership, or
registration but does not apply to ﬂeet vehicles used in accordance with
college sponsored activities. This policy is in effect seven days a week.
Exceptions to the policy are granted according to strict guidelines and can
only be made by the Department of Public Safety through consultation with the Director
of the Health Center as necessary. Requests for exceptions must be made in
writing by the student and forwarded to the Department of Public Safety.
All members of the faculty, administration, staff and
students must register their vehicles with the Department of Public Safety to
receive a parking decal. Persons planning to use more than one motor vehicle
must register each vehicle separately. Vehicles should be registered
immediately upon being brought to campus.
There is no charge to register your vehicle and obtain a
Dickinson parking decal. All persons associated with Dickinson College who
expect to park a motor vehicle on campus at any time should acquire a Dickinson
parking decal. It should be understood that this does not guarantee the
registrant a parking space in any particular campus lot.
Parking and operation of motor vehicles must conform to
provisions of the laws and ordinances of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and
the Borough of Carlisle. Parking a vehicle for extended periods (longer than 72
hours) is discouraged in central campus lots. If you need to park your vehicle
for periods longer than 72 hours, please use the Facilities Management lot on
North Orange Street and notify Public Safety. Motor vehicles which are
abandoned or illegally parked in college parking lots will be removed in
accordance with Section 3353 of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code.
The following are not permitted:
Parking in a “no parking” or reserved space.
Parking in a handicapped space without a proper
Parking in ﬁre lanes marked with yellow curbs.
Parking in areas designated as “tow away” zones.
Parking so as to block access to refuse
Parking in or blocking a driveway.
Parking on a sidewalk.
Exceeding the posted time limit in regulated
Careless or imprudent operation of a motor
vehicle on College property.
Invalid use of a visitor space.
Parking an unregistered vehicle on College
Failure to observe trafﬁc regulations will result in the
imposition of penalties as follows:
Parking offenses will be assessed a $25 ﬁne. A
fourth offense in an academic year may result in the loss of parking privileges
Handicapped, no parking, service vehicle,
visitor parking and shipping and receiving areas are tow zones. In addition to
the towing charge, a $25 ﬁne will be imposed. A second towing offense will
result in a towing charge, a $25 ﬁne and loss of all parking privileges on the
All ﬁnes must be paid at the Cashier’s Office in
the Holland Union Building or dropped in the 24 hour payment box outside the
Cashier’s Office within 24 hours from the time the citation was issued.
Penalties for violations committed with a vehicle will be
charged against the registration of the vehicle unless another person is
clearly identiﬁed as the operator of the vehicle at the time of the violation.
Penalties assessed will, unless paid to as above, be charged
to the individual’s account with the college and treated on the same basis as
any other amount owed to the college.
Parking citations may be appealed within 7 days of the date
issued. Citation appeal forms are available at Public Safety. Appeal forms are
reviewed by a student panel and the appealing party is notified of the outcome
of their appeal by e-mail.
Persons needing to leave vehicles parked on campus during
Winter Break must contact Public Safety to be directed where to park the
vehicle. Vehicles parked on campus may be parked in the Kaufman Lot or the West
Kline Lot, but only at the direction of Public Safety. In the event of a storm,
cars not parked in areas designated by Public Safety may be towed at the