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Student Parking Guidelines
You must have a decal in order to park anywhere on the campus of Westminster College. Parking in grass areas is prohibited.
Westminster College is a pedestrian campus.
Students are expected to use their assigned areas for long-term parking and walk to classes, meals, and events.
No one is permitted to park in areas for which they do not have the appropriate decal.
Parking regulations apply and will be enforced, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Student vehicles with parking decals will be permitted in non reserved spaces in the following parking lots - Beeghly, Shaw, Minteer, Admissions, Hoyt & Visitor Football lot - daily between the hours of 5:00 pm until 1:00 am and weekends from 5:00 pm Friday until 1:00 am Monday. Exception: Major events at McKelvey or Orr Auditorium (e.g. the Celebrity Series) when the parking lots are reserved for guests and handicapped parking, At such times, an email notice will be sent or signs will be posted as notification.
Persons accumulating three (3) or more tickets for having their vehicle parked on campus without a decal or accumulating seven (7) or more tickets for any violations in an academic year will have their on-campus parking privileges revoked and their vehicles will be towed (at operator/owner expense) each time they are found parked on campus after revocation. If a wrecker is not available, a $125.00 fine will be assessed for parking on campus while privileges are revoked.
Decals are to be permanently affixed to the vehicle
for which they are issued by using the adhesive backing to
attach it to the left rear bumper or the lower left outside corner of the rear window of the vehicle.
Previous years' decals are to be removed from the vehicle.
Each parking lot on campus has color-coded signs at the entrance advising motorists who is authorized to use the lot. Simply stated, if the color of your decal matches any of the colored triangles on the sign, you may park in the lot. If it does not, you may not park there.
The following is the breakdown of decal colors and the lots for which they are authorized:
Eichenauer/Russell/Berlin Village Upperclassmen. May park only in the lot adjacent to the Townhouses, the Eichenauer lot, the Russell lot, the lower Hoyt lot (adjacent to Phi Tau) and the lower football field lot located behind the visitor bleachers.
Commuters. May park only in the Beeghly-Shaw lot, the lower Hoyt lot (adjacent to Phi Tau), the Field House west lot (near Softball Field) and the lower football field lot located behind the visitor bleachers.
Ferguson & Thompson House Residents. May park only in the lot adjacent to Ferguson Hall (but not on Westminster Drive), in the Physical Plant Lot, the lower Hoyt lot (adjacent to Phi Tau) and the lower football field lot located behind the visitor bleachers.
Shaw Upperclassmen. May park only in the Minteer lot (corner of Maple & Mercer Streets), the lower Hoyt lot, & the lower football field lot located behind the visitor bleachers.
Browne and Galbreath residents. May park only in the eleven spaces in front of Browne Hall (posted Browne residents only), the lot at the bottom of the hill along Westminster Drive near the bridge to the Field House (diagonal spaces), the Field House west lot (by the softball field before starting up the hill to Russell Hall), the lower Hoyt lot (adjacent to Phi Tau) and the lower football field lot located behind the visitor bleachers.
All other non-reserved parking spaces on the campus. This includes the spaces on Westminster Drive (but not in the small lot near the bridge to the Field House); along College Avenue (the hill from Field House toward Russell Hall); on the north side of the Field House (along the creek but not in front of or behind the Field House), the lower Hoyt Lot (adjacent to Phi Tau) and the lower football lot located behind the visitor bleachers.
First-Year residents. May park only in the lower football lot located behind the visitor bleachers and the lower tennis court lot. Additionally, this lot is open to all decal colors.
Fraternity and New Wilmington borough residents. May park in the lower Hoyt lot (adjacent to Phi Tau) and the lower football lot located behind the visitor bleachers.
Students who have purchased a parking decal and change vehicles during the academic year must obtain a replacement decal within two business days of bringing the vehicle to campus. Students who have purchased a decal and temporarily bring an alternate vehicle to campus must obtain a temporary parking pass within two business days of bringing the vehicle to campus. Temporary passes are also available for visitors to campus. Replacement decals (due to vehicle changes) and temporary passes are available at no charge at the Public Safety Office, MCC165, Mon-Fri, 8am to 4pm.
Those wishing to appeal a parking ticket must do so within ten calendar days of the issuance of the ticket. Appeal forms are available at and are to be submitted to the Public Safety Office in McKelvey Campus Center Room 165. The result of a parking appeal decision is final. The following reasons will not be considered justifiable grounds for appeal: Parking illegally with 4-way flashers activated. Parking illegally for a short period of time. Claiming to be unaware of Westminster College parking regulations.
A complete list of the Westminster College parking regulations can be found in the Westminster College Student Handbook and on the Westminster College student website
Westminster College assumes no responsibility or liability for loss or damage to any motor vehicle parked on or adjacent to the grounds of Westminster College.