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Vehicle Use and Parking Regulations 2014-2015

Campus Security is responsible for administering and enforcing vehicle parking regulations at Elizabethtown College.  Motor Vehicle regulations are in effect at all times throughout the year.

The College reserves the right to initiate and change parking fees, fines, and regulations at any time following proper notification to the College community.

Vehicle Registration  

All motor vehicles used by students, faculty, staff members and overnight visitors on College property must be registered with Campus Security upon arrival on campus.  ALL VEHICLES on campus must display an identification decal or temporary hanging tag, as applicable, provided by Campus Security.

There is NO CHARGE to register a vehicle with the college. Vehicles need only be registered once.  Identification decals remain valid as long as the registrant remains a registered student or employee of Elizabethtown College. Any change in status, i.e. resident to commuter, must be reported to Campus Security to ensure proper and continued registration.

Any person exchanging motor vehicles must register the vehicle within 48 hours of bringing it on campus.  A vehicle that will be on campus more than one day, but less than two weeks, will be issued a Temporary Parking Permit. Campus Security must be notified of any registered vehicle no longer in possession of the registrant.

Registration Procedures  

1. Registration is FREE.

2. A valid state registration (owner’s) card, proof of current insurance and driver’s license must be presented at the time of registration.

 3. If the owner of the vehicle is someone other than the registrant, a letter from the owner authorizing the registrant to use the vehicle is required at time of registration.

 4. Decals must be displayed on the outside lower left corner of the rear window, or left side of the rear bumper if the vehicle is a convertible or truck with a cap.

5. The Director of Campus Security reserves the right to revoke automobile privileges.  Falsification of registration records (stickers, hangtags, etc.) is a serious offense and may be reason for fine or revocation of privileges. 

Parking Regulations 

The College reserves the right to assign parking areas to College employees and students on campus as needed or desired.  Vehicles parked in violation of College regulations will be ticketed.

1. Registered vehicles must only park in designated areas on campus.  Vehicles parking in unlined paved areas, in “No Parking” areas, in Fire Lanes, in areas designated as “Reserved”, “Handicap”, “Service Vehicles” or vehicles parked on the grass will be ticketed.

2. Designated visitor parking spaces are available in front of Alpha Hall. If you are an employee or a student, you are not considered a visitor.

Time restricted parking in Lots 2, 8, 10 & 14 is available to anyone on a timed basis.

3. All vehicles parked on Elizabethtown Borough streets, as well as on campus streets, must be parked in the direction of the flow of traffic for that street.

Parking Assignments/Color designation

1. Yellow-lined spaces are reserved for employees.

2. White-lined spaces are reserved for Junior and Senior resident students.

3.There is no distinction between yellow and white lined spaces between 4pm and 2am Monday-Friday* for faculty, staff, commuters, guests and Juniors & Seniors.

       *See exceptions under Weekend Parking.

Weekend Parking 

There is no distinction between yellow and white lined spaces between 4pm Friday and 2am Monday.  The EXCEPTIONS to this are the Brinser (14), the Leffler Admissions House Lot (1), Campus Security lot Lot (11) and any spaces designated “Reserved”, “Service Vehicles”, “Handicap” or “Visitor”.   These areas have parking restrictions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (See “Parking Assignments” below).

Guest & Visitor Parking 

Visitors and registered guests may park in any space on Campus other than those designated as “Reserved”, “Service Vehicle” or “Handicap”.

Group Parking Assignments  

1.   Employees may park in yellow-lined spaces not designated “Reserved” or “Service Vehicle” or “Handicap”.

2.   Junior/Senior Resident students may park in any white-lined space on campus.

 3.   Commuter Students may park in the Bucher Young Center Lot (6), Leffler Chapel East Lot (5), College Avenue between Alpha Drive and the Hoover Business Building Lot (2), the Brown Lot (7) and the Church of the Brethren Lot (13). See Church of the Brethren Lot parking assignments.

 4.   Freshmen Resident students are restricted to parking in the Brown Lot (7).  See Weekend Parking for exceptions. Freshman may not park on the surrounding Borough streets at any time.

 5.   Sophomore Resident students are restricted to Parking in the Myer West Lot (12) in the Brown Lot (7) and Hackman Apartment Lot (16).  See Weekend Parking for exceptions.  Sophomores may not park on surrounding Borough streets at any time.

Handicap Parking 

Spaces designated for handicap parking are restricted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Only those persons with state-issued handicap license plates or placards are permitted to park in handicap parking spaces on campus. Persons with a state-issued handicap license plate or placard are also permitted to park in any space on campus with the exception of a service vehicle spot. A temporary disability placard may be obtained through the Office of Learning & Disability Services.

Church of the Brethren Lot (Lot 13) 

Parking is allowed in the Church’s lot from 6 pm Sunday until 6 pm Friday, and is enforced by Campus Security.  Employees, Junior/Senior resident students and commuters may park only in the spaces farthest from the church building (or to the left when entering the lot from Cedar Street), except those spaces designated as reserved.  Freshman & Sophomore students may not park in the Church Lot at any time. Unauthorized vehicles parked in the lot between 6 pm Friday and 6 pm Sunday are subject to towing at the owner’s expense.

Loading/Unloading of Vehicles 

Individuals are permitted to park in “No Parking” areas for the purpose of loading or unloading under the following conditions:

1. The vehicle’s 4-way flashers must be on.

2. Loading or unloading does not exceed 15 minutes.

3. The vehicle may not block any roadway, pathway or building exit.

4. The vehicle may not be parked on the grass.

  Exceptions: rear of Musser(Tow Zone) and rear of Myer (Lot 12)(Loading Zone)         

Use of Four-Way Flashers 

The use of four-way flashers is covered in the section titled Loading/Unloading of Vehicles.  That section is very clear on the conditions under which they may be used for that purpose.  There is no provision for the use of four-way flashers at any other time which will excuse a parking violation.

Disabled Vehicles 

Drivers of vehicles that become inoperable on College or Church of the Brethren property must immediately notify Campus Security so that the vehicle is not ticketed.

Parking Regulations Enforcement 

Elizabethtown Borough Police enforce state and local parking regulations on all streets that surround the college campus 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Additionally, vehicles parked along the borough streets must be moved every 72 hours. Northwest Regional Police Department enforces the “No Parking” regulations on College Ave. from north of Esbenshade Hall past Lake Placida.  Campus Security enforces Zone 2 parking regulations on Cedar Street, Mount Joy Street and College Avenue, where they border the campus. Information and permits for Zone 2 are available at the Campus Security Office.

The vehicle’s registrant and/or owner is responsible for proper use of the vehicle while it is on campus.  Any violation charged, regardless of who is driving the vehicle, will be the responsibility of the registrant and/or owner.

Driving Regulations 

All motorized vehicles and bicycles operated on any property of Elizabethtown College are subject to all provisions, rules and laws set forth in the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicles Code, which is enforced by Campus Security.  Violations of this code will subject the operator to fines and/or other disciplinary actions by the Dean of Students.  Violations include, but are not limited to, speeding, failure to stop at posted stop signs and driving on unauthorized roadways, pathways or on the grass.  Individuals driving on campus are required to stop when signaled to do so by a Campus Security Officer.

 Driving and/or parking on the grass or walkways will subject the violator to a ticket, or more severe penalties if the incident is determined to be more serious.  The question of intent is not a consideration for improper parking, and will not be accepted as a basis for appeal.

The speed limit on all Elizabethtown College roadways is 15 miles per hour and 5 miles per hour in parking areas.

Parking Ticket & Appeals 

Individuals wishing to appeal a College issued parking ticket may pick up an appeal form at Campus Security.  

The completed form must be returned within 5 business days of the date the ticket was issued.  Failure to file an appeal within 5 business days will mean the ticket is payable at Campus Security or will be billed to your college account. 

The Vehicle and Parking Appeals Board, which is composed of representatives of the students, faculty and staff, will review appeals as needed. It is the responsibility of all persons operating a vehicle on campus to be familiar with the Vehicle Use and Parking Regulations as outlined in this pamphlet.  Failure to be aware of all regulations, such as vehicle registration and displaying of decals, or parking assignments will not be accepted as a valid basis for appeal.  

Abandoned Vehicles 

A vehicle may be termed “abandoned” by the Director of Campus Security if it is not removed from the College premises within 48 hours of a request to do so.  Said vehicle will be towed.  The owner of the towed vehicle will be fined $100.00 by the college.  Additionally, the vehicle’s owner will be responsible for any towing and/or storage charges issued by the garage that removes the vehicle.  Additional penalties may be assessed in accordance with state laws.

Fine Schedule 

The following fines are levied automatically for violations by students and employees.  They should be paid directly to the Campus Security Office weekdays between 9 am – 4 pm. 

Unregistered Vehicle $50
Falsification of Records *
Handicapped Parking $50
Parking Violations $20
Parking on the grass $25
Timed Violations $25

*As deemed appropriate by the Dean of Students and the Director of Campus Security

Unpaid tickets will be held in the Security Office for five days following the date of issue.  After five days, unpaid fines are forwarded to the Business Office to be placed on the college account. 


Lot Assignments 

EMPLOYEES -Alpha Drive/Circle, Myer East, Brinser (Lot 14), Chapel East (Lot 5), Chapel West (Lot 4), Young Center (Lot 6), Brethren Church Lot* (Lot 13), Hackman Apts. (Lots 15 & 16), Brown Lot (Lot 7), Hoover (Lot 2), Esbenshade  (Lot 3) 

RESIDENT JUNIORS & SENIORS- Cedar St. Ext., Brethren Church Lot* (Lot 13), Myer Loop, Schreiber Quad Lots, Schlosser Loop, Hackman Apts. (Lots 15 & 16), Young Center (Lot 6), Brown Lot (Lot 7), Myer West (Lot 12) 

SOPHOMORES - Myer West (Lot 12) Hackman South (Lot 16), Brown Lot (Lot 7) 

FRESHMAN - Brown Lot(Lot 7)  

COMMUTERS - Chapel East (Lot 5), Young Center (Lot 6), Brown Lot (Lot 7), Brethren Church Lot (Lot 13)*

Freshmen may park in the Brown Lot ONLY except on weekends. * (See Weekend Parking regulations inside.)  

Only students with a Zone 2 decal may park on borough streets designated  as Zone 2 at any time.


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