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Faculty/Staff Parking

Faculty/Staff parking hang-tags are available at Public Safety. If you have not already done so, please be sure to register and get the current hang-tag. You can register either on-line or in person at the Public Safety Office during normal business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 am till 4:00 pm). Employees can be issued up to two parking hang-tags; however, both vehicles must be registered on campus.

Parking spaces marked for Faculty/Staff are reserved from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday on scheduled class days. The Faculty/Staff hang-tags authorize holders to park in any Faculty/Staff reserved space.

Student Parking

Under WC Parking Regulations, all students, regardless of whether they live on-campus or off-campus, must register their vehicle and obtain a WC parking permit within three (3) days of returning to campus. Proof of registration is required when registering a vehicle with the Department of Public Safety. In the event that a student brings a vehicle to campus at some other time, the student is required to register it with Public Safety within three (3) class days. The cost to register a vehicle for the 2013-2014 school year is $70.00. Student vehicle registration stickers are valid for one academic year only, from the beginning of the Fall Semester to the end of the Spring Semester; consequently, all vehicles must be re-registered each year.

All vehicles are required to park within lined parking spaces. All student parking spaces are lined but not marked reserved. All students are free to use the Faculty/Staff spaces before 8:00 am and after 3:00 pm on scheduled class days and all day on weekends and holidays. This does not include the Faculty/Staff spaces behind Health Services, which are off limits at all times to anyone other than Health Services staff members.

The lack of a convenient parking space is NOT a valid excuse for violating parking regulations. Vehicles are considered parked when left unattended, with or without flashers on. If a registered vehicle is loaned to another person and a traffic citation is issued, the registered owner is responsible for payment.

Any students exchanging their Washington College registration permits are subject to having their on-campus parking privileges suspended.

Off-Campus Students

Off-campus students using their vehicles to drive to campus must register with Public Safety and obtain a WC parking permit in order to secure campus parking privileges. Once registered, Off-Campus students can park in Student/Open spaces.

Resident Assistant Parking

Resident Assistants will have reserved parking spaces in the vicinity of their assigned dormitories. These spaces are strictly limited to permitted vehicles with Resident Assistant Parking Permits. All others in these spaces will be ticketed.

Temporary/Visitor Parking

If you will have a car on campus on a temporary basis (up to two weeks), you are required to obtain a Temporary Parking hang-tag from Public Safety. Proof of registration is required, along with a valid Washington College ID. There is no charge for a Temporary Parking hang-tag. This tag allows you to park in Student/Open spaces.

If you have family or friends visiting, you are required to obtain a Visitor Parking hang-tag from Public Safety. There is no charge for a Visitor Parking hang-tag. This allows visitors to park in Student/Open spaces. The student sponsoring the guest must produce a valid college ID. All other visitors must produce a valid driver’s license.

Note: Designated Visitor spaces are located behind Bunting Hall, in the CAC circle, and by Kibler Field. These spaces are for official visitors on campus business only, not for Visitor Parking hang-tag holders. All others in these spaces will be ticketed.

Handicapped Parking

Spaces on College property marked Handicapped Parking are for those who hold handicapped parking permits only. Violators will be ticketed.

If a student or an employee of the College requires the temporary use of a handicapped parking space due to an injury or medical condition, Public Safety can issue a Temporary Handicapped parking permit. A letter from a healthcare provider or from WC Health Services is required.

Community Parking

If you find the need to park in the community surrounding the campus, please be mindful of the posted signs indicating the town’s parking regulations and the Residential Parking Permit Zones. Currently, there are parking restrictions imposed by the Town of Chestertown along the South curb of Campus Avenue, both sides of Mt Vernon Avenue and Greenwood Avenue, as well as the North curb of Brown Street. These areas are designated for Chestertown Resident Parking only. Non-resident vehicles parked on these streets will be in violation of local ordinances and subject to enforcement. The College has no authority over these spaces and cannot intercede with Town authorities on behalf of individuals who park illegally and receive citations. Additional restrictions might be imposed in the future, and any such restrictions will be posted by the Town of Chestertown.

Faculty, staff and students are asked to be considerate of the College’s residential neighbors and their parking needs.

Vehicle Damage

Washington College is not responsible for damage that may occur to vehicles while parked on campus. This damage includes (but is not limited to) foul ball strikes or objects cast by lawn mowers. Reports of damage can be made with the Public Safety Office, and reports will be given to the vehicle owner upon request.