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MOUNT IDA COLLEGE PARKING POLICIES FOR STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES

STUDENT PARKING POLICY

What follows are the policies that apply to Massachusetts residents as well as out-of-state residents

 

 

  1. Introduction:

The Mount Ida College Police Department is responsible for enforcing parking at Mount Ida College (the “College”).  The Campus Police Department is located across from Alumnae Hall, and can be reached by calling (617) 928-4777. Parking at Mount Ida College is a privilege and not a right. Students found in violation of any College policy, rule or regulation may have their parking privileges revoked by the Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety. This is in addition to any other sanctions that may be issued to a student.

 

  1. Rules and Regulations:

General

  • All vehicles must display a proper parking decal at all times while parked on Mount Ida College property.

 

  • Parking permits expire on August 1each year and must be renewed annually. All vehicles must have current academic year permits.

 

  • All vehicles must be validly registered in order to park on College property.

 

  • Any change in vehicle information (such as new vehicle or plate number) must be reported to the Campus Police Office with in three (3) business days of the change.

 

  • Parking stickers are to be placed on the lower left side of the windshield. Any improperly placed sticker will result in a ticket being issued for “failure to display decal”.

 

  • Students must park in designated areas consistent with their issued permit.

 

  • All motor vehicles must be parked within lined parking spaces. An improperly parked car in an adjacent space does not constitute an excuse for straddling any painted lines.

 

 

  • Any student violating the College’s alcohol policy while operating or in control of a motor vehicle, or operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, will be subject to arrest and will have their parking privileges revoked.

 

  • The College is not responsible for any damage or theft of motor vehicles or their contents while on College property.

 

  • During Snow Emergencies, all vehicles must be moved upon notice from Campus Police. Failure to remove the vehicle may lead to the vehicle being towed.

 

  • Vehicles are only permitted to operate on proper streets and in parking lots. Driving and parking is prohibited on fields, grass, or walking paths.

 

  • Students may not drive on the Emergency Vehicle Access road that runs between the Academic Technology Center and the softball field.

 

  • Mini-bikes are not permitted on Mount Ida College property at any time.

 

No Parking Zones/Areas

Any vehicle found in the following areas will be subject to immediate ticketing and/or towing:

 

  • Fire lanes

 

  • Handicap spaces, unless you have a handicap plate or placard

 

  • Bus Parking Only

 

  • Loading Zone

 

  • Any field, area of grass, or walking path

 

  • Any driveway of a residence hall, classroom or administrative building

 

  • Any area reserved for Faculty/Staff

 

  • Any area that has a No Parking or a No Student Parking sign

 

  • Failure to register a guest vehicle.

 

  • A vehicle that has exceeded two (2) temporary permits per academic semester.

 

  • The third (3rd) parking ticket in improper parking lot designation in an academic year.

 

  • Improper parking in times of parking bans (i.e. weather, special event, etc.)

 

Temporary Parking Areas

There are NO temporary parking areas or spaces for students at the College. If a student needs to park their vehicle for a limited time in an area for which they do not have a permit, they must notify Campus Police at ext. 4777 prior to parking their vehicle. An officer will advise them of where to park, and the vehicle must be moved within the designated period or it will be subject to being ticketed. Students who arrive at their assigned lot and find all of the parking spaces taken, MUST notify Campus Police immediately. Campus Police will advise the student where to park until spaces in the assigned lot can be made available. Students MUST NOT take it upon themselves to park in another lot, as they will be subject to being ticketed and towed.

Activating one’s emergency flashers while parked illegally will not prevent a ticket from being issued.

 

Guest Parking

In accordance with the Mount Ida College Guest/Visitor Policy, all guests visiting Mount Ida College must register their vehicle with the Campus Police. While vehicles may be registered and a Guest Permit may be obtained from Campus Police at any hour, overnight guests are only permitted Friday through Sunday evenings. The student host and the guest must both be present to obtain the permit. The student host is required to present their College ID, and the guest is required to present their driver’s license and vehicle registration. Short-term permits (up to three nights) are free. All guest parking is located in the Campus Center parking lot.

The host student is responsible for all fines or towing charges that may be incurred for a violation that is issued.

 

 

 

Temporary Permits

Students bringing a vehicle to campus, for a short duration, must obtain a Temporary Parking permit. Permits must be obtained for overnight parking. Students must register the vehicle upon arrival at the College, or they will be subject to ticketing and towing. Temporary Permits may be obtained at the Campus Police Station. No Temporary Permit may exceed seven (7) days. Students are restricted to two (2) Temporary Permits per academic semester. Parking for all vehicles that are issued a Temporary Permit is located in the Campus Center parking lot.

 

III.     Parking Permits

 

  1. General Information:
  • Student parking permits are covered under the Comprehensive Fee.
  • Student parking permits will be issued each academic year.
  • Any individual who alters a permit, or is found in possession of a counterfeit or altered parking sticker, may be subject to criminal prosecution, temporary or permanent loss of parking privileges, and fines in the amount up to the cost of a full year permit.
  • The following are the available parking designations:

 

  • Commuter Students: Students who reside off campus.

 

  • Residential Students: Students who reside in on-campus Residences (Malloy, Wingate, Chapman, Brown and New Halls).

 

  • Seniors and Juniors are eligible for a resident student parking permit.

 

  • Sophomores and Freshmen are NOT eligible for a resident student parking permit.

Those students who are approved for a parking permit will be notified via email. Parking permits will be available to those students who have been approved during Move-In Day.

 

  1. Distribution:
  • Eligible students will be placed in one of two parking designations, either a Resident Student or a Commuter Student. The Registrar’s Office will provide Campus Police with a list of Resident students, and Commuter Students, and the earned credits for each student.

 

  • Campus Police will then issue permits for Resident Students, by earned credits until all permits by designation have been exhausted. Permits will be issued first to Seniors. Remaining spaces will be distributed to Juniors. Spaces for Resident Juniors will be distributed via a computer generated random lottery if there are not enough spaces for all Junior Resident Students who have completed a parking permit application. Unfortunately, there may not be sufficient permits available for all students who are eligible.

 

  • Those resident students who do not receive a Resident Student parking permit will be placed on a wait list administered by Campus Police.

 

  • As Resident Student parking permits become available, the next person on the wait list will be contacted by Campus Police. Students will be provided with 24 hours (one business day) to accept a parking permit when they become available.

 

  • Students who decline a Resident Student parking permit will be moved to the bottom of the waitlist

 

  1. Transferring Permits:
  • Students are not permitted to transfer their permit to another student. If a student no longer requires their permit they must notify Campus Police.

 

  1. New Vehicles:
  • If a student changes vehicles, he/she must obtain a new permit from Campus Police. The cost for the replacement permit is $25.

 

  1. Lost or Stolen Parking Permits:
  • If a permit is lost or stolen, a request must be made for a duplicate permit. Lost or stolen permits must be reported to Campus Police, and a Lost/Stolen Permit Form must be completed before a new permit can be issued. A $25 fee will be charged for a duplicate/replacement permit.

 

MOUNT IDA COLLEGE

STUDENT PARKING POLICY – OUT OF STATE STUDENTS

 

Non-Massachusetts Residents:

  • State law requires Mount Ida College to post the following statement to all students who are not Massachusetts residents:

 

  • IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A NONRESIDENT STUDENT TO FAIL TO FILE A NONRESIDENT DRIVER STATEMENT WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT LOCATED IN THE SAME CITY OR TOWN AS THE SCHOOL OR COLLEGE ATTENDED, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 3 OF CHAPTER 90 OF THE MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL LAWS. FAILURE TO FILE SUCH A STATEMENT IS PUNISHABLE BY A FINE NOT TO EXCEED $200.

 

  • Mount Ida College has arranged for out of state students to file the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Non-Resident Statement Form with the Mount Ida College Police Department at the beginning of each academic year. In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 90,Section 3, students are required to:

 

  1. Print out the Massachusetts Department of Transportation on Non-Resident Driver Statement Form
  2. Fill out the form and sign it
  3. Scan and e-mail the signed document back to parking@mountida.edu

 

 

  • Once received the Mount Ida College Police Department will assign the appropriate non-resident student sticker to the applicant. In accordance with law the sticker must be prominently displayed in the uppermost center portion of the vehicle’s windshield.

 

  • In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 90 Section 3, failure to comply is punishable by a fine not to exceed $200.

 

  1. Violations and Enforcement

 

  1. General Information:
  • During weekends and holidays, vehicles with valid permits may park in Faculty/Staff, Commuter or Resident parking spaces.

 

  • The valid permit must be displayed on the lower left hand corner of the windshield.

 

  • Improperly displayed permits will result in ticketing and towing enforcement.

 

  • Tickets that are issued by Campus Police officers, and by Parking Enforcement Personnel, for violations of college rules and regulations, will indicate the date, time, place, and reason for the violation.

 

  1. Fines and Charges:
  • Fines for improper parking by lot designation – $50

 

  • Fines for improper parking in a loading zone, fire lane, or handicapped parking – $100. This in in addition to any fees incurred as a result of the vehicle being towed.

 

  • Fines and charges will  be  assessed  to a student’s accounts. Fines  and  charges  are applied  by  the  staff  at  Student  Financial  Services,  however Student Financial  Services is not responsible for nor will they remove parking related fines and charges.

 

  1. Loss of Privilege:
  • Loss of parking privilege will occur after the issuance of the 4th parking ticket in an academic year

 

  • Loss of parking privilege is permanent for students

 

  • If a vehicle has been towed, the student should report to Campus Police and obtain the Vehicle Release Form.. All fines related to the towing will be posted to the owner’s Student Account. The Campus Police reserve the right to tow any vehicle that creates a safety hazard.

 

  1. Appeals:
  • Any student wishing to appeal a parking ticket must do so within seven (7) days of issuance. Appeals can be filed by completing an online form and submitting it to

parking@mountida.edu

The student should receive a response  to the appeal within fourteen (14) days.

 

  • If the ticket was issued because a car was illegally parked for any reason, and/or for any amount of time, the appeal will be denied. Please review the Rules and Regulations as described above.

 

EMPLOYEE PARKING RULES AND REGULATIONS

Parking at Mount Ida College is under the control of the Mount Ida College Police Department. The Campus Police offices are across from Alumnae Hall, and can be reached by calling (617) 928-4777. Parking at Mount Ida College is a privilege, not a right. Employees found in violation of any College policy, rule or regulation may have their parking privileges revoked by the Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety. Any employee who receives four or more tickets for parking violations will have their parking permit revoked by the Chief of Police/ Director of Public Safety. Any employee who receives four or more parking violations, will not be eligible for a parking permit for a period of one year.

Vehicle Operation on Campus
Vehicles are only permitted to operate on proper streets and in parking lots. Driving and parking is prohibited on fields, grass, or walking paths. Drivers must obey all traffic laws, and operate their vehicles in a safe manner at all times while on Mount Ida College property. Operating vehicles in an unsafe manner may result in the revocation of parking privileges and / or possible criminal complaints. Employees may not drive on the Emergency Vehicle Access road that runs between the Academic Technology center and the softball field. Mini-bikes are not permitted on Mount Ida College property at any time.

Parking Permits
Employees seeking a parking permit will be required to request one parking permit annually via the on-line form. Employee permits are currently at no cost to the employee. The permits are under the same designation regardless of full or part-time status. Employee parking permits must be surrendered at the termination of employment, along with other employment materials to the Office of Human Resources.

2017-2018 Rules and Regulations
1. All vehicles must display a proper parking permit at all times while parked on Mount Ida College property.
2. All vehicles must be properly registered and insured in their home state in order to park on Mount Ida College property.
3. Any change in vehicle information (such as new vehicle or plate number) must be reported to the Campus Police Office within three (3) business days.
4. Parking stickers are to be placed on the lower left side of the windshield. Any improperly placed sticker will result in a ticket being issued for “failure to display decal”.
5. Employees must park in designated areas, and must not use their cars for transportation to and from classes, or meals.
6. All motor vehicles must be parked within lined parking spaces. An improperly parked car in an adjacent space does not constitute an excuse for straddling any painted lines.
7. Any employee violating Mount Ida College’s alcohol policy while operating or in control of a motor vehicle will be subject to arrest and will have their parking privileges revoked.
8. Mount Ida College is not responsible for any damage or theft of motor vehicles or their contents while on college property.
9. During Snow Emergencies, all vehicles must be moved upon notice from Campus Police.

No Parking Zones/Areas
Any vehicle found in the following areas will be subject to immediate ticketing and/or towing:
• Fire lanes
• Handicap spaces, unless you have a handicap plate or placard
• Bus Parking Only
• Any field, area of grass, or walking path
• Any driveway of a residence hall, classroom or administrative building
• Any area that has a No Parking sign

Handicap Parking

Employees who have a valid state issued handicapped placard or license plate are permitted to park in any designated handicap parking location on the campus.

Visitor Parking

Departments or organizations seeking to hold large scale events during the academic year where parking will exceed 25 guests must coordinate parking through the Office of Conferences and Events. Off-site parking and shuttle transportation is the responsibility of the sponsoring department organization. Additional expenses such as a police detail for traffic control and proper signage must also be arranged by the sponsoring department or organization.
Daily visitors to campus for business on campus must be arranged through one of the following offices:
Administrative Council: Special Events/Permits (Special Permit)
Human Resources: Interviews/Candidates (Visitor Permits)
Office of Enrollment: Admissions Visitors (Admissions Permits)
Campus Police: All other daily visitors
Daily visitor permits are produced by the above offices Visitor permits can be requested through the Campus Police Department via e-mail at police@mountida.edu
All visitors must display a printed temporary parking permit on the vehicle dashboard.

Parking Violations and Enforcement
Student parking permits will be issued each academic year. The permit must be displayed on the lower left-hand corner of the windshield. Improperly displayed permits will result in ticketing and towing enforcement. Tickets that are issued by Mount Ida College police officers, for violations of college rules and regulations, will indicate the date, time, place, and reason for the violation.

Fines
Fines for improper parking by lot designation – $50
Fines for improper parking in a loading zone, fire lane, or handicapped parking – $100. This in in addition to any fees incurred as a result of the vehicle being towed.

Towing
Automatic towing will be authorized in the case of:
 Improper parking in loading zone, fire lane or handicap parking
 Improper parking in times of parking bans (weather, special event, etc.)
 On the third (3rd) parking ticket in improper lot designation
Loss of Privilege:
o Loss of Parking Privilege will occur after the issuance of the 4th parking ticket in an academic year

If a vehicle has been towed, the owner should report to Campus Police and obtain the “Vehicle Release” form. The Mount Ida College Police reserve the right to tow any vehicle that creates a safety hazard.