Parking Registration System
Please review the campus parking regulations then login to complete the application form. This form is for Faculty, Staff and Undergraduates. Graduate students receive their form in the mail.
Undergraduate permits will not be available until August 1st of each new year.
PARKING REGISTRATION - ALL motor vehicles parked on the McDaniel College Campus must be registered with a government agency and insured. Issued plates must be displayed while on campus. ALL motor vehicles must be registered with DoCS in the lower level of Winslow. Parking permits are valid only for the vehicle registered. Students must renew parking registrations each year. Once issued a parking permit, please adhere to the following:
Do not use this form from July 1st to August 1st.
Graduate Parking comes in the mail as a postcard. Do not use this form.
1) Remove all other McDaniel permits.
2) Place your new permit on the back of the rear-view mirror.
3) If the permit becomes damaged, worn, or changing vehicles for the remainder of the year contact DoCS to return the old permit and obtain a new permit. A permit must be displayed properly to be considered registered.
4) Famililiarize yourself with the McDaniel College parking and traffic regulations.
VISITOR PARKING - Visitors are allowed to park registered autos on campus. Autos can be registered with DoCS, (Lower Level of Winslow). The Department of Campus Safety (DoCS) will issue the visitor a temporary parking permit at no cost indicating the visitor’s status (ex. UG allows the visitor to use any undergraduate lot). All visitors must park in assigned areas. Visitors with questions should contact DoCS at ext. 2202/410-857-2202. 4 Hour parking is allowed at the 8 spaces of Rouzer Vistor Parking. Any longer and you need a temporary pass.
TEMPORARY PERMITS - Temporary permits are available for up to a two-week period. This permit should be used if you bring a non-college registered vehicle onto the campus.
The College requires that all student, employee, and contractor autos parked on campus be registered with DoCS. The exception is short-term visitor parking in Carroll lot for admissions visitors only or the designated visitor parking in the Rouzer lot for under 4 hour parking.
Parking in FIRE LANES marked by red curbs or signs is prohibited and autos parked here will be ticketed and/or towed at the owner's expense.
Parking on ROADWAY, DRIVEWAYS, AND SIDEWALKS is prohibited except loading or unloading vehicle (15 minute time limit). Drivers must indicate the active loading or unloading by activating hazard flashers.
TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS are the operation of an auto in a reckless or negligent manner, or any other moving violation which places pedestrians or passengers in an unsafe environment. Campus drivers are especially reminded that the College will require all vehicle occupants to be seatbelted in accord with Maryland state law. Any occupant who is not belted will create a traffic violation for the operator. These will be considered serious violations and are subject to a $50 fine and/or disciplinary action. Maximum speed limit on campus is 10 miles per hour.
PARKING TICKET POLICY - Vehicles improperly parked will be issued parking tickets. Fines are payable at the Bursar's Office, Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Ticket fines are on a graduated system that is subject to change. Fines for the 2013 - 2014 academic year are as follows:
Ticket #1 = $30.00 Fine
Ticket #2 = $40.00 Fine
Ticket #3 = $50.00 Fine
Ticket #4 = $85.00 Fine
Ticket #5 = $100.00 Fine
Tickets #6 and above = $150.00 Fine, tow and loss of parking privileges for the remainder of the academic year. Tickets are charged to the student. If you have 2 cars each car can only get 3 tickets.
TOWING POLICY - ALL VEHICLES, including faculty/staff and/or student vehicles parked on or along sidewalks, driveways, in fire lanes, blocking fire hydrants, on grass, blocking dumpsters, handicapped parking spaces, or parking spaces officially designated for a particular permit number or office will be towed at the owner's expense, enforced twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week. Contact McDaniel College Campus Safety at (410) 857-2202 or ext. 2202 to learn which towing contractor has removed the auto.
TICKET APPEALS -An appeal for a parking ticket and/or tow must be made in writing to the Department of Campus Safety within ten (10) days of the ticket issue date. No appeals will be accepted after this time period. Appeal forms are available at DoCS located in the lower level of Winslow and online at my.mcdaniel.edu. The appeal will be referred to a Student Ticket Appeal Board whose decisions are final. If interested in joining the Student Ticket Appeal Board Contact DoCS.
ESCORT SERVICE - Campus Safety escort service is available to all members of the McDaniel College community. An individual who would like to be escorted from a parking lot to a campus destination should call DoCS at 410-857-2202. There are emergency telephone boxes located in the lots adjacent to Gill Center, Harrison House; inside Winslow Center, and the exterior of most of the residence halls.
MISUSE OF PARKING PERMITS - Members of the College community are not permitted to transfer, sell or loan parking permits to someone other than the owner/operator of the registered vehicle. Improperly transferring a permit to another vehicle will subject the violator to a $50 fine and/or loss of parking privileges, as determined by the Director of Campus Safety.
RESIDENT STUDENT PARKING - Resident students may park their vehicles in any designated parking space in a designated paved parking lot. Parking on Grass is only allowed weather permitting in Bair Stadium. Resident students may not park in commuter, faculty/staff or visitor parking lots. Employee lots are available for student parking during evening hours and on weekends. Signs at each lot indicate reserved hours. Student vehicles parked in employee lots during reserved hours will be ticketed and/or towed at the owner's expense. Visitors to Resident students must follow the parking rules and register their vehicles with Campus Safety as outlined above. Students are responsible for their visitors. Freshmen residential students may not obtain parking permits except in exigent circumstances.
COMMUTER/GRADUATE STUDENT PARKING - Commuter and graduate students may park in the designated areas located on the roadway behind Baker Memorial Chapel, in the lower ANW lot, or the Stadium lot or in any student parking lot in a designated parking space. Commuter and graduate students may not park in visitor or employee lots during reserved hours. Employee lots are available for student parking during evening hours and on weekends. Signs at each lot indicate reserved hours. Student vehicles parked in employee lots during reserved hours will be ticketed and/or towed at the owner's expense.
EMPLOYEE PARKING is reserved during the hours posted on signs at the lot entrances. Violators will be ticketed and/or towed at the owner's expense.
PARKING ON GRASS is only permitted in the designated area around the stadium. All other grass areas are defacto tow zones. This includes but is not limited to: parking along side the road, parking behind the Avenue houses and parking on the grass at the door to any building to unload. Parking spaces are designated with lines on both sides.
FEES FOR PERMITS: $150.00 for Junior and Senior students per school year. The fee for Freshman and Sophomore parking is $ 200.00. Graduate passes are included in the facilities fee and will come in the mail.
SEATBELTS -- Required use by all occupants while the auto is on campus roadways or parking lots if the vehicle is moving. The fine for this traffic violation is $50.00.