Parking Policies 2015-2016
Students are required to register any and all vehicles which may be parked or driven on campus. Parking on campus is available to valid permit holders on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students are required to have a valid permit properly displayed in their vehicle by September 8, 2015.
Parking passes are non-refundable, non-transferable for residents and commuters.
Any student who misuses or shares an authorized permit or who forges a parking permit or temporary parking pass may result in judicial referral and may result in the loss of parking privileges on campus property. The college reserves the right to limit the availability of the number of parking permits to be issued.
You are required to register the permit using your college e-mail address (if you already obtained a college e-mail address) and provide your cellular number in case of an emergency. When your transaction is complete, print your temporary permit and display the permit on the dashboard of your vehicle until your permanent permit arrives.
Once you have registered on-line and the permit is ready you will be notify via e-mail and you can pick up the your permit in the Campus Safety Office during regular business hours. When picking up your permit from the Campus Safety Office, you must have your Hiram ID with you. Vehicles with expired Temporary Permits will be ticketed and will be responsible for the cost of that ticket.
Residential students, Commuter students, Townhouse tenants and PGS students are not considered "visitors" and are not permitted to park in any "visitor" lots including 90 minutes Parking, Townhouse Visitor Lot and Coleman Center Parking Lot, Kennedy Visitor Parking Lot, etc.
As a note: Townhouse Residents please view the Townhouse Resident section for more information regarding obtaining your parking permit.
Note: The parking permit number identifies YOUR vehicle. If a permit is lost or stolen and you want to park on campus, you MUST obtain another permit at the Campus Safety Office for a nominal fee.
Please note that Commuter Students who purchase a parking permit will typically experience a slight delay in receiving your permit of roughly 2-4 business days.
Townhouse tenants will be assigned a specific, numbered space by Residential Education. Any townhouse tenant who parks in other parking lots will be ticketed. Townhouse tenants are not permitted to park in any Visitor, Student, Commuter, PGS, Special Permit, or Faculty/Staff Parking designated parking spots.
If a tenant wishes to let someone temporarily use their space, they must notify the Office of Campus Safety. If Campus Safety is not notified, the car will be ticketed.
If a tenant does not have a vehicle and wishes to allow another student to use their space for the academic year, the tenant, with the other student present, must complete a Townhouse Parking Space Transfer Form which is available in the Campus Safety office.
Townhouse residents who do not register a vehicle or inform Campus Safety of their intent to register a vehicle by the last business day of September are subject to forfeiting their right to their assigned parking space. If you wish to submit your intent to register a vehicle, you may do so by completing an Intent to Register a Vehicle Form in the Campus Safety office during regular business hours by the last business day of September.
|Temporary Permit||$3/day (available at Welcome Center or Campus Safety Office)|
Vehicles parked on college property must display a current/valid license plate that is clearly visible. Vehicles without a current license plate will be considered abandoned and immediately towed.
All vehicles must be parked within painted lines, without obstructing parking in adjacent spaces, roadway or walkway access. Hiram College parking lots are not a storage facility, therefore, vehicles are to be removed during the summer unless a valid summer parking permit is displayed. Vehicles not registered for summer will be considered abandoned and towed. Vehicle owners are responsible for all fees associated with towing. Should your car be towed, please contact the Office of Campus Safety.
- Stadium Lot
- Gelbke Lot
- Terrier Drive East- angled in parking (formerly Light Plant Drive East Lot)
- Overlook Lot- small lot on Terrier Drive to the east of Booth/Centennial, both East/West rows
- South Quad Lot
- The Winrock spaces facing the Softball field
- The Tennis Court lot
- Bancroft Lot (Commuters Only from 7am until 7pm daily)
Overnight Guests must obtain a Temporary Parking Pass in order to park in the above mentioned lots, please review that section for more information. Students are responsible for knowing what lots they are permitted to park in. Designated areas for Faculty-Staff and Visitors in front of Coleman Center are not permitted for student coaches, residents, commuters, townhouse residents, or Weekend College Students.
The College reserves the right to temporarily close any parking lot or parking spaces. Every effort will be made to provide sufficient notice via e-mail or posting on home.hiram.edu of a parking lot closure; however, in some instances immediate closures may be required.
- Quad East Staff only lot
- Rear Centennial (Booth Apartment and Student Life Staff Only)
- Coleman Center (front) Lot
- Miller Lot (Reserved for Student Life Staff and Physical Plant)
- Health Center Lot (Reserved for Health Center Staff, Chapel Staff, and Weekend College Students on class weekends)
- Gelbke Lot
- Dining Hall Lot (Reserved for Dining Services and Faculty/Staff)
- Designated Space for Entrepreneurship in the Stadium Lot
- Kennedy Center Lot
- Limited spaces behind the Quad East Lot
- Teachout-Price Lot - Space next to loading dock reserved for Admissions Guests Only
- 305 Coleman Lot
- Coleman Center (front) Lot
- Health Center Lot (Health Center/Chapel business only)
- Koritansky Hall Lot (Meeting House Guests by special permit only)(Formerly Garfield Meeting House Lot)
- Tennis Court Lot with permit
- Gelbke Lot with permit
Please Note: Campus Safety cannot accept payment of village tickets or grant any appeals to village tickets. You must contact the Hiram Village Police Department or Municipal Office by calling 330-569-3236.
Hiram College reserves the right to run license plates through the BMV in order to locate the owner or associated student for any unregistered vehicles which may have open citations on campus. Once a vehicle is determined to be associated or affiliated with a specific student, that student can be held responsible for any open citations associated with that vehicle/plate going back up to 3 calendar years.
Methods of payment online are credit card or online check. Methods of payment in the Campus Safety office are cash or check.
Unresolved tickets received on or before December 1 will be billed to the associated student account at the end of the Fall Semester. Unresolved tickets received after December 1 will be billed to the associated student account at the end of the Spring semester. Students who withdraw from Hiram College will be responsible for payment of any and all unresolved parking citations.
Daily Permit $3.00
Student Guest parking location:
- Stadium Lot
- Gelbke Lot
- Terrier Drive Lot- angled in parking (formerly Light Plant Drive East Lot)
- Overlook Lot- small lot on Light Plant Drive both east/west rows
- Quad South Lot
- The 305 Lot next to Coleman Center (only as a designated over-flow lot when officially announced by the College.
Designated areas for Faculty-Staff and Visitors in the front of Coleman Center are not permitted for overnight student guests. Guest permits are only valid during the date span indicated on the pass.
Current students who obtain 30 or more guest/temporary parking passes during a single academic year will be offered the option to obtain a year round resident permit with costs differed. Contact Campus Safety by calling 330-569-5188 during regular business hours if you believe this applies to you.
During opening or closing times, students loading or unloading their vehicle in a fire lane must keep their vehicle attended at all times. The fire lane between Miller and Whitcomb cannot be blocked at any time, for any reason, for any length of time. The Campus Safety staff or the Residential Education staff will make reasonable efforts to inform students of procedure regarding Loading/Unloading during opening and closing times. Loading/Unloading in a fire lane is at your own risk, and may result in a Village issued ticket/towing for any length of time. Cars Loading/Unloading must use flashers. Loading/Unloading vehicles impeding emergency response are subject to ticketing and/or towing, or could be damaged by responding personnel.
Temporary permits are only valid during the date span. Campus Safety will not issue any temporary permits without the form or uncompleted forms.