When you bring a car to campus

If you are a student, member of our faculty or staff bringing a motor vehicle on campus, you must register your vehicle with Public Safety and obtain the appropriate parking permits. Please note if you are a first-year residential student, you are not permitted to have a vehicle on campus.
If you park your vehicle on campus without valid parking permits, then you will be subject to fines and towing at the discretion of the college. You may register vehicles and obtain your permit at the Office of Public Safety between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays).
If you need a vehicle on campus temporarily, Public Safety does issue temporary registration and permits for a fee of $5.00 per week and a maximum of three weeks per year.

Parking rules & regulations

The Office of Public Safety enforces parking and motor vehicle regulations. If you misuse your parking privileges, you will be subject to fines, towing and loss of the privilege to park on campus. Additionally, if you are found driving recklessly or parking in prohibited areas, you may be subject to the student conduct process.

When parking on the Mount Ida campus, you must park your registered vehicle in the assigned areas designated by permit type. For example, all staff and faculty spaces are restricted from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. seven days a week. Handicap and reserved spaces are restricted 24 hours a day, seven days a week unless otherwise posted. You may not park on grass anywhere on campus. If you violate these rules, you will be subject to fines and or towing at the college’s discretion.

If you receive a motor vehicle violation issued by Public Safety, you have 21 calendar days in which to pay the fine or seven business days to appeal the violation. You may appeal the violation with the Director of Public Safety between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you fail to pay fines or properly appeal tickets, Public Safety may revoke your campus driving privileges, additional fines or other sanctions up to and including towing at the owner’s expense.

If you vehicle is illegally parked, unregistered, or has three or more unpaid Mount Ida College motor vehicle violations, you are subject to towing at your own expense and without notice.

Jurisdiction & Enforcement

For your safety, our Board of Trustees has authorized our Public Safety Officers to stop vehicles operating in violation of any local, state, or federal law and for violations of any college policy. In addition, officers have authorization to obtain identification from stopped motorists and to issue both written warnings and monetary citations. If you fail to stop for a Public Safety officer or to yield to a Public Safety cruiser utilizing lights and or sirens, you will be fined $100 and the immediate revocation of campus driving privileges.

Please drive carefully and park and lock your vehicle in proper designated areas. Mount Ida College assumes no responsibility for fire, theft, or other damages to motor vehicles or to any personal property left therein.

To learn more about our parking and motor vehicle regulations, please visit the Student Handbook.