Rules and Regulations for On-campus Parking
Student Lot Allocation by Permit
Lots 2 and 15:
All students residing on campus
Lots 2, 5, 9, and 15:
All commuter students
Resident directors, resident assistants, and junior and senior residents of Alumni Hall, International Hall, Reed Hall, and Massasoit Hall.
Resident directors, resident assistants, and junior and senior residents of Lakeside Hall and Abbey-Appleton Hall.
Townhouse resident parking
Residents of the Senior Suites, Graduate Village, and Townhouses; and faculty
Lot 20 (Brennan Center Lot):
Open to all students with a Springfield College permit taking classes at the Brennan Center
Please place the permit on the inside window of your vehicle as illustrated on the permit. The permit should be placed on the back door window of the driver’s side. For vehicles with tinted windows or two-door vehicles, place the permit on the lower left corner of the driver’s side windshield.
Vehicle registration hours vary, but are posted in the Springfield College Department of Public Safety (SCDPS). Temporary parking passes are available 22 hours a day, seven days a week. Passes will not be obtainable during the office shift change from 3-5 p.m. daily.
The link to register is at the bottom of this page. Please be advised that you are required to have read all of the regulation requirements prior to registering your vehicle.
Who Must Register?
All faculty, staff, and students of Springfield College who park on College-owned property (whether on a temporary or permanent basis) must register their vehicles. Students who have a visitor on campus must obtain a visitor’s day pass or frequent visitor permit for their guest(s).
The person registering the vehicle on campus is responsible for the legal use and parking of the vehicle, and any fines the vehicle may receive. “I wasn’t driving the vehicle at the time of the infraction,” is not an acceptable appeal.
Any employee or registered student of Springfield College is not considered to be a visitor. Any employee or registered student who parks in a reserved visitor space will receive a fine of $50.
Parking and Traffic Regulations
Parking spaces at Springfield College are limited: therefore, certain regulations must be observed. All regulations have evolved in an effort to provide maximum benefit to the entire Springfield College community. Anyone parking/driving on campus is expected to adhere to all rules. No vehicle is to be operated on interior campus roads at a speed in excess of 10 miles per hour with the exception of emergency vehicles. Parking privileges may be revoked at the sole discretion of campus police.
Permits are not transferable from one vehicle to another and must be permanently affixed with the original adhesive. As mentioned above, the alternative spot for vehicles with tinted windows or two-door vehicles is on the lower left corner of the driver’s side windshield. If you plan to change your vehicle during the time that your permit is valid, you must remove the old permit and return it to the SCDPS, along with your new vehicle information. Any person who abuses and/or violates parking privileges and regulations is also subject to disciplinary action. It is the duty of the SCDPS, including the chief of police, campus police officers, and security guards, to enforce the provisions of these rules and regulations.
Where Can I Park?
You will receive a permit number and lot assignment when you apply for your parking permit. Once assigned a lot, that lot and any alternative lots designated on the permit are the only places on campus you may park. Commuters may also use lots 3 and 4 from 4-10 p.m. Use of these lots by commuters is not permitted during the daytime or for overnight parking. Lots 2A, 9, 12, and 14 are reserved 24-hour parking lots. Reserved spaces are for College administrators and faculty only. This policy is strictly enforced. It is your responsibility to call the SCDPS if you are unable to find a space in your designated lot to obtain permission to park in an alternate lot.
Students who wish to receive medical permits or medical temporary passes are required to have a note from a doctor. These passes do not allow you to park in handicap spaces. Students with these passes may park in Lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 15, 18, and 20, unless otherwise stipulated on your temporary pass.
Cost of Vehicle Registration
The registration fee is $100 per year and is applied to your College account. For a half-year registration credit, the permit must be returned to the SCDPS by Dec. 31.
Lost permits will incur a $100 replacement fee. If the lost permit is found and returned unused, a $100 credit will be issued.
As mentioned above, new vehicles require a new permit, with the old permit being returned to SCDPS to avoid being charged an additional $100 fee. Permits are not transferable. In the case of a new license plate for the same vehicle, SCDPS must be notified to avoid a violation and $50 fine.
Special Parking Privileges
Persons will an illness, injury, or documented disability that requires deviation from standard parking regulations must report to the SCDPS to obtain a special pass.
First-year Parking: First-year students who are permitted to have a vehicle on campus for medical or other reasons will be assigned two designated parking areas: Lot 2 and Lot 15, and may park in these lots only. First-year students who fail to park in these assigned lots will be issued a violation that carries a $50 fine.
Towing of Vehicles from Campus
Any vehicle parked illegally on Springfield College property, particularly those parked in TOW AWAY ZONES, FIRE LANES, HANDICAPPED PARKING, RESERVED PARKING AREAS, and in any lot without a proper permit may be towed at the owner’s expense. No prior warning will be given to the owner.
In addition to towing expenses, the owner will be subject to any fines that result from the parking violation. THE SCDPS WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING TOWING FEES FOR ANY VEHICLE FOR ANY REASON, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING REASONS:
- Permit is not properly displayed.
- Vehicle is Unregistered.
- Vehicle belonging to a guest that does not have a parking pass.
- Registered vehicle is parked in a non-designated lot.
- Disabled vehicle is illegally parked and the owner did not notify the SCDPS.
NOTE: If it becomes necessary to tow your vehicle, Springfield College reserves the right to unlock the vehicle to ensure its safe removal.
Placing a Vehicle Immobilizer on Motor Vehicle
Vehicles may be immobilized for a number of reasons including, but not limited to, the accumulation of four (4) or more parking tickets and/or failure to adhere to parking regulations. The owner will be unable to move the vehicle until he or she reports to the SCDPS in person. The vehicle owner must report within 24 hours or the vehicle will be towed. All fines are billed to the student. Students are responsible for their guest’s fines. Illegal removal of a boot will result in an additional fine of $100 and/or disciplinary action. Legal action may also be taken. Two or more immobilizations will result in loss of parking privileges and towing of the vehicle.
No Parking Areas
- Front of Abbey-Appleton Hall
- Power House Road
- Front of Alumni Hall
- Loading Zone
- Spaces marked with hashmarks
- The backside of Marsh Memorial
The above areas are emergency vehicle lanes only; parking in them will result in a $50 fine. There is also no overnight parking in Lot 10 (Physical Education Complex) and there is no parking along the entrance or exit of the Physical Education Complex, except for handicap parking in marked spaces. Parking in fire lanes, emergency access roads, handicap spaces, sidewalks, and all grass areas will result in automatic $50 fines. Tickets resulting from parking in loading dock areas may not be appealed. The extra-wide sidewalks are for pedestrians, emergency vehicles, and Facilities/delivery trucks only. The road leading to Lot 14, behind the Administration Building, is a two-lane road, and there is no parking on this road at any time for any reason. Parking on this road will result in a $50 fine.
NOTE: The absence of a sign prohibiting parking does not constitute a valid excuse for violation of the regulations set forth by Springfield College. All areas not outlined for parking have been purposely omitted in order to reduce traffic hazards or allow the passage of emergency vehicles. Parking in these areas carries a fine and may result in the towing of your vehicle. Use of emergency flashers cannot be used as a defense when parking illegally.
Loading and Unloading Vehicles
Call the SCDPS at ext. 5555 to request permission to park closer to your residence hall for 15 minutes to load or unload your vehicle. Failure to call will result in a ticket. Use of flashers cannot be used as a defense when parking illegally.
Report to the SCDPS to obtain a disabled vehicle pass (not to exceed 24 hours) to prevent a vehicle from being ticketed, towed, or immobilized. Phone calls reporting a vehicle that is disabled and illegally parked will not be accepted. Disabled vehicles parked in fire lanes must be removed from the lane immediately.
Alternate Parking Lots for Students
Students who are unable to find parking for the Brennan Center, located at 45 Island Pond Rd., may park across the street in the Rite Aid parking lot in spaces closest to the street.
Lot 6 may use Lot 4 ONLY FROM 4 p.m. UNTIL 8 a.m.
Lot 15 and 18 may use Lot 19 ONLY FROM 4 p.m. UNTIL 8 a.m.
Tickets written in lots after 8 a.m. will not be able to be appealed
Any person receiving a ticket must FIRST speak with the officer or guard who issued the ticket.
If unable to resolve, you may pick up an appeal form at the SCDPS. This form must be submitted within two (2) weeks of the date that the ticket was issued. ONLY INDIVIDUALS WITH REGISTERED VEHICLES MAY APPEAL A TICKET. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT YOUR HEARING WILL RESULT IN AN AUTOMATIC DEFAULT.
The appeals committee consists of one student, one faculty member, one staff associate, and one administrator.
Temporary passes will be issued when the need arises. “Temp” passes will not be issued for longer than two weeks. No more than two temp passes will be issued in an academic year to any student. Temp passes are not the same as guest passes or replacement vehicle passes.
All visitors, vendors, contractors, and lecturers may pick up a parking pass at SCDPS. Any vehicle registered to park on campus, or whose owner is a registered student, is prohibited from parking in visitor spaces
Reserved Parking Areas
Lot 12 (front of Abbey-Appleton Hall), Lot 14 (behind Administration Building), and visitor spaces are RESERVED PARKING AREAS, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Lot 10 (behind Physical Education Complex) is RESERVED PARKING AREA, NO STUDENTS, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during all events, seven days a week.
Lot 1 (behind Babson Library), Lot 4 (across from Cheney Hall), and Lot 19 (behind Allied Health Sciences Center) are restricted lots from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SCPDS Escort Service
A 24-hour escort service is available to and from any location on College-owned property.
Call (413) 748-5555 or ext. 5555 (from campus) to request and escort.
The shuttle van operates on a fixed route at 15-minute intervals throughout the campus during evening hours. The shuttle will transport individuals to and from locations on College-owned property only. Call (413) 748-5555 or ext. 5555 for shuttle hours.
Vehicles that are not moved as instructed during snow removal will be ticketed and fined $50, and will not be eligible for appeal. Vehicles will also be towed in order to clear snow. Students are notified of snow removal dates and timing via postings in residence halls, the College cable information channel, and posted signs at lots on the day of snow removal. Be aware that if it snows, snow will need to be removed. It is your responsibility to find out when.
Jump boxes are available at the SCDPS. You will be required to leave your Springfield College ID when borrowing a box. Upon returning the box, your ID will be returned to you.
In the event that your keys are locked in your vehicle, a dispatcher will assist you with contacting AAA or a towing service to help you.
Emergency phones and call boxes are located throughout the campus and at the front entrance of all residence halls.
- Call boxes are located at the rear of Abbey-Appleton Hall near the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union, between the Physical Education Complex and the Natatorium, and at the lower entrance level of the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union. Pushing the “emergency” button will connect you with the SCDPS.
- There is a code blue phone attached to the guard booth in Lot 2 on Wilbraham Avenue.
- There are a number of blue emergency call boxes with blue identification lights above them. One is located on Portsmouth Street near Lot 5, another is attached to the field shed at Blake Track, and a third is at the rear of the Schoo-Bemis Science Center. Pushing the “emergency” button will activate a box and connect you with the SCDPS.
- There are emergency poles located on the campus. A black pole with white lettering and a blue light is located near Lot 1 and Babson Library. A red pole is located at 45 Island Pond Rd., on the south side of the Brennan Center. Two black poles are located in the rear and by the handicapped ramp of Weiser Hall. Pressing the “emergency” button will activate the box and connect you with SCDPS.
Under no circumstances will Springfield College, its agents, and/or employees be responsible for any loss or damage occurring to any motor vehicle (including any contents therein) parked on Springfield College premises, for any reason, including, and not limited to, theft, vandalism, negligence, or otherwise. All persons parking vehicles on Springfield College property hereby covenant not to sue and release Springfield College from all claims, causes of action, damage, or other liabilities with respect to the foregoing.
Massachusetts Department of Transportation Student Warning
“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 statement is punishable by a fine not to exceed $200.”