1. You must have a decal to park on the campus of Westminster College. Parking in the grass is prohibited.


  1. 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 and Visitor Football lots 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 e-mail notice will be sent or signs will be posted as notification.


  1. 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 for the remainder of the academic year.  If that person continues to park any vehicle on campus after revocation of parking privileges, a $125.00 fine will be assessed for parking on campus while privileges are revoked.  The college also reserves the right to tow vehicles (at operator/owner expense) if they are found parked on campus after revocation.


  1. Student Decals are to be permanently affixed to the vehiclefor which they are issued by attaching it to the outside bottom left corner of the vehicle’s rear back window where it will be visible and readable.


  1. Each parking lot on campus has color-coded signs at the entrance advising drivers who is authorized to use the lot.  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.


  1. The following is the breakdown of decal colors and the lots for which they are authorized:



    1. Black Decals:  All resident first year students with a vehicle on campus are assigned black decals. First-year Residents may only park in the lower football lot located behind the visitor bleachers and the lower tennis court lot. Additionally, these lots are open to all decal colors.


    1. Red Decals: Upper class students residing in Russell, Berlin Village, and Eichenauer resident halls are issued red decals.  Red Decals may park in the lot adjacent to the townhouses, the Eichenauer lot, the Russell lot, the Hillside lot, on the hill from the Field House lot toward Russell Hall, the north side of the Field House (along the creek), the lower Hoyt lot (adjacent to Phi Tau) and the lower football field lot behind the visitor bleachers.


    1. Blue Decals: Upper class students residing in Browne, Ferguson, Galbreath, and Thompson House residence halls are issued blue decals.  Blue Decals may only park in the small lot adjacent to Ferguson, spaces next to Old 77, spaces next to Browne, all parking spaces on Westminster Drive from Market St. to the traffic circle, lower Galbreath lot next to creek, the Physical Plant lot, the lower Hoyt lot (adjacent to Phi Tau) and the lower football field lot located behind the visitor bleachers.
    1. Green decals:  Commuters may park in the Beeghly lot, Shaw lot, the lower Hoyt lot (adjacent to Phi Tau), the Field House west lot next to the new (Soccer & Lacrosse Field) and the lower football field lot located behind the visitor bleachers.


    1. Employee Blue Hang Tags:  All Westminster College Employees will be issued a blue parking hang tag which will be displayed on the rear-view mirror. The hang tag should be facing outward so that the numbers can be read.  Employees may park in the Minteer lot (corner of Maple & Mercer Streets), Old Main lot, Shaw lot, Beeghley lot, Edwards lot behind the Field House, the lower Hoyt lot (adjacent to Phi Tau), Physical Plant lot and the lower football field lot located behind the visitor bleachers.   


  1. Students who purchased a 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 days of bringing the vehicle to campus. Temporary passes are also available for students who have not purchased a decal but bring a vehicle to campus for a week or less as well as for visitors to campus.  Replacement decals (due to vehicle changes) are available at the Campus Access Specialist’s (Barb Linebaugh) Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 4:00 pm in the Business Office on the second floor of Old Main.  Temporary passes are available at no charge at the Public Safety Office.


  1. Those wishing to appeal a parking ticket must do so within ten calendar days of the issuance of the ticket.  Appeal forms may be obtained and filed at the Public Safety Office in MCC268.  The result of a parking appeal decision is final. The following reasons will not be considered justifiable grounds for appeal:
    1. Parking illegally with 4-way flashers activated
    2. Parking illegally for a short period of time
    3. Claiming to be unaware of Westminster College parking policies


  1. A complete list of the Westminster College parking policies can be found in the Westminster College Student Handbook and on the Westminster College student website at


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.