Motor Vehicle Regulations and Parking Information
Citation Appeals Process
The parking regulations and procedures for Marywood University was developed in accordance with regulations set forth in Title 75 of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code.
Any person in control of a motor vehicle (including motorcycle) who wishes to park or leave standing on campus are subject to the provisions outlined herein. Vehicles parked on the campus of Marywood University must display a valid parking decal or a daily parking permit, which are available in the Campus Safety Department.
General parking regulations including lot designations, enforcement hours, and parking fee rates are updated annually and published on our website and in the student handbook.
I. General Parking Provisions (all parking areas)
- All permits must be clearly visible and properly displayed to be valid (adhered to lower drivers side windshield above inspection sticker)
- Decals are not transferrable between parties; they can be used only by the person to whom the decal was assigned.
- Vehicles parked on campus must be in operable condition, currently registered with the Department of Transportation and display proof of current registration.
- Parking is permitted in designated parking spaces only. Parking along campus roadways, interior paths, or on campus landscaping is prohibited. There is an exception for maintenance vehicles when working on specific assignments in that area.
- Yellow zones are for the loading and unloading of vehicles.
- Motorcycles, mopeds, powered scooters, and motorized bikes are prohibited from parking at bicycle racks.
- Vehicles must be parked facing into spaces and within the designated lines when such spaces are located in a directional lane or aisle indicated for one way traffic.
- Double parking is prohibited on any campus roadway.
- Sleeping overnight in vehicles is prohibited.
- Abandoned vehicles, vehicles with 5 or more citations, or those that pose a serious hazardous condition will be towed away at the owner’s expense.
- Marywood University assumes no responsibility for vehicles parked on campus.
II. Motor Vehicle Regulations
- All parking regulations are enforced on all University calendar days during the fall and spring semesters.
- A valid permit must be displayed on the vehicle.
- It is not necessary to purchase more than one parking pass.
- Parking permits must be displayed on the inside driver’s side windshield. Vehicles are not considered registered unless the permit is displayed.
III. Handicap Parking
- Use of a handicap parking space is restricted by law to vehicles occupied by persons who are handicapped and which display an authorized handicapped plate, placard or permit. Persons issued a state plate, placard or permit must have a state issued handicapped I.D. card on their possession.
- It is not legal for any person to use parking reserved for whom the handicapped plate, placard or permit was issued is not in the vehicle.
- Students, faculty or staff that have a valid handicap plate or placard from their department of transportation must provide their issued card upon registering their vehicle. Once campus safety receives documentation, a handicap sticker will be provided to the student, faculty or staff member at no additional cost, to be displayed next to their Marywood University parking pass.
IV. Vehicle Permits
- Students are charges a registration fee of $200.00 to park their vehicle on campus. This fee allows the permit holder to park their vehicle in designated areas throughout campus for the academic year. Permits can be purchased on-line through the student information system. Permits can be picked up at the Department of Campus Safety in Nazareth Hall with a valid photo ID. If the permit is lost or stolen, it must be reported to the Department of Campus Safety immediately.
- B. Faculty / Staff permits are issued as needed. The permits are valid for the duration of employment. A permit may be obtained by bring a copy of your vehicle registration and Photo ID to the Department of Campus Safety.
- C. Visitors / Guests may receive temporary parking passes free of charge. A one-day or temporary pass can be obtained by contacting the Department of Campus Safety located in basement of Nazareth Hall, or by calling 570-348-6242. No permits are required during times when school is not in session, however all signs restricting parking must be enforced.
V. Where to Park
- All parking lots require a permit to park unless noted otherwise above.
- Parking lot locations and designations
1) Tennis Courts/Maintenance All permits and visitors (No Freshman)
2) Lower Visual Arts Lot except first
Two rows (Pitt) All permits and visitors (No Freshman)
3) McGowan Center All permits and visitors (No Freshman)
4) Center for Athletics and Wellness(CAW) All permits and visitors (No Freshman)
5) Admissions Admissions Visitors
6) Softball Field All permits
7) Lower Visual Arts-first two rows Upper Class Resident students
8) University Hill Upper Class Resident students
9) Bethany Hall Upper Class Resident students
10) Softball Field Freshman residents mandatory
11) Visual Arts Commuter Students
12) Performing Arts Center Commuter Students
13) Nazareth Hall Large Lot Commuter Students Only
14) University Hill Commuter Students
15) Dimmick Court Commuter Students
16) Visual Arts Faculty and Administration
17) Liberal Arts Center Lot Faculty and Administration
18) Performing Arts Center Faculty and Administration reserved
19) Circle Faculty and Administration
20) Maria Hall Faculty and Administration
21) Maria Hall University Advancement/Admissions
22) Nazareth Hall Small Lot Staff Only
23) Swartz Center Staff Parking as designated
24) Swartz Center Visitor 2 hour parking
VI. Traffic Regulations
- Student/Faculty/Staff obtaining a parking decal are responsible for violations incurred by their vehicle on Marywood property. The registered individual will be responsible for all violations of parking and traffic regulations. Permit-holders are not permitted to loan, sell or transfer the use of their decal on any other vehicle.
- A vehicle will be considered in violation and be fined $25.00 if;
1) Not properly registered
2) Stopped or standing in a fire zone
3) Parked in a no parking zone
4) Parked in a restricted or handicap area
5) Speeding or driving recklessly. [Campus Speed limit is set at 10mph]
- All vehicles parked in a fire lane or handicap parking space are subject to being towed at the owner’s expense. Local law enforcement is also permitted to enforce parking violations on campus.
VII. Vehicles Not Registered
Any vehicle on campus that is not registered will be ticketed, the registration will be recorded. After the third offense involving the unregistered vehicle, a warning decal will be placed on the vehicle. The operator/owner has 24 hours to register the vehicle with Campus Safety. Failing to register the vehicle after the third violation will result in the vehicle being wheel locked (booted). The owner/operator must take the following steps to have the “boot” removed;
- Pay a $25.00 wheel lock removal fee
- Recommend that the vehicle be registered to avoid further sanctions.
VIII. Registered Vehicles
- All vehicle operators must recognize that Department of Campus Safety personnel have the authority to investigate the use of a particular lot, or deny access to a lot. Application for a receipt of a permit constitutes agreement to follow all parking regulations. Registered vehicles that accumulate in excess of $100.00 in fines and fail to pay will be subject to having their parking privileges revoked. If this action is taken, no refund of the permit fee will be considered. Re-instatement of parking privileges will only be considered after all outstanding fees have been paid in full.
IX. Citation Appeals Process
- The procedures herein apply to all Marywood University faculty, staff, students, visitors and others that use University owned parking facilities. This procedure is designed assist the University administration in evaluating the parking program, to highlight problem areas, to provide learning experiences to those who receive citations while using Marywood University parking facilities, to provide an avenue to correct enforcement errors, and to provide a means of redress.
The Sr. Director of Safety, Security and Environmental Compliance has the responsibility of monitoring the parking procedures and recommending and/or revised parking procedures.
The appeals committee will consist of the Sr. Director of Safety, Security and Environmental Compliance, and two selected members of the parking committee
- Requests for an appeal should be made by completing a written appeal form which is provided in the Campus Safety Office.
- All appeals should be made within five days of receiving the citation.
- A check must accompany the written appeal in the amount of the violation. If the appeal is accepted, the check will be returned to the appellant with a written notice. If the appeal is denied, the check will be forwarded to the cashiers office for payment. The appellant will also receive written notice that the appeal was denied.
- The parking appeals committee will carefully review each request on a monthly basis. The appeals committee will base their decision on the policies and regulations of the University, and the information presented to them. The appeals committee may approve the appeal (dismiss the citation), deny the appeal (uphold the citation) or downgrade the violation to an appropriate lesser violation.
- All students, faculty and staff making appeals will receive a written notice on the disposition of their appeal
- Any fines due after the appeal has been heard must be paid within ten days of notice of the decision.
- The decision of the appeals committee is final.
X. Towing Regulation
Vehicles found in violation of the following may be towed from campus to a designated storage facility:
- Unauthorized parking in a space designated 24 hour towing
- Unauthorized parking in handicap space
- Parking in a no parking area, landscape or sidewalk.
- Repeat offenders parked illegally. Repeat offenders will be defined as those who have received five or more citations. (paid or unpaid) in a six month period.
- Abandoned vehicles
- Unauthorized parking in a reserve space and/or lot
- A vehicle that has an immobilization device on it and remains unclaimed after 24 hours.
- In addition to any fine assessed, the owner of a towed vehicle is responsible for payment of any towing and/or storage fee charge for such towing.
- Vehicles are released 24 hours a day, seven days per week, exclusive of holidays.
XI. Vehicle Immobilization (Booting)
- Any vehicle which has four or more unpaid citations may be immobilized by use of a wheel boot.
- Wheel boots must be removed by Marywood University Campus Safety, following payment of the boot removal fee and all other outstanding fines.
- The owner or operator of a booted vehicle may petition the immobilization. Submitting an appeal is not a substitute for payment of the immobilization fee. (Appeals will be the same as parking violation appeals Sec. VIII)
- The following blocks in the Borough of Dunmore are restricted to “Permit Parking Only”. The residential permits give exclusive use ONLY to the registered homeowner or resident.
a) 1300 -1400 College Ave
b) 2200 Madison Ave
c) 1300-1400 Woodlawn Street
d) 2100 Adams Ave
e) 2100-2200 Jefferson Ave.
- The following blocks in the City of Scranton are restricted to “Permit Parking Only”. The residential permits give exclusive use ONLY to the registered homeowner or resident.
a) 1200 University Ave. (residential side only)
b) 2400 Dimmick Court
c) 1200 Seminary Street (residential side only)
d) 2300 North Washington Ave
e) 2500 North Washington Ave
f) 2200-2300 Adams Ave
g) 1200 Woodlawn Street
XIII. Parking Committee
- The University also has a standing committee “parking committee “ that is responsible for
a) Assessing the parking needs of various constituencies
b) Formulating suggest5ed policy and procedures
c) Recommends changes to existing parking rules and regulations