Campus Emergency: x4911
Welcome to all incoming students, and welcome back to all of our returning students. Classes resume on Tuesday, January 21.
General Parking Information
Traffic and parking regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends, holidays and vacations. St. Mary's College reserves the right to regulate the use of any or all of its vehicle parking facilities including the authority to:
- Deny vehicle-parking privileges to any individual and/or any groups of individuals who willfully violate and abuse the privileges.
- Reserve parking facilities for the exclusive use of selected groups and designated individuals.
- Tow illegally parked vehicles as the situation warrants. The responsibility of locating a legal parking space rests with the operator of the motor vehicle.
Lack of space will not be considered a valid excuse for violating any of the provisions of these regulations. St. Mary's College reserves the right to increase, remove, or reallocate parking spaces as the need arises. Changes, if any, will be advertised and become effective with the posting of signs and/or by announcements in official college publications and emails. Any person who operates a vehicle or vehicles on the campus of St. Mary's College will be held accountable for all traffic and parking violations charged to the vehicle or vehicles. Students, faculty and staff are responsible for advising their visitors that they are required to obtain a valid temporary parking permit from Public Safety to park on campus. This permit can be obtained from the Department of Public Safety 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Every vehicle is required to have a valid parking decal displayed on the vehicle at all times.
Parking Lot Assignments
Parking Procedures and Towing
Campus Parking Process for Faculty/Staff
All faculty and staff must obtain a parking decal that is specific to particular lots on campus. These parking decals must be obtained at the Department of Public Safety which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Faculty/staff are allowed two (2) decals. If you have more than two (2) vehicles, a temporary decal needs to be obtained for that vehicle. Lots will be designated by letter only.
Campus Parking Process for Residents
Resident students must purchase a parking decal that is specific to a particular campus parking lot. The business office will sell only as many decals in each residential lot as there are spaces. Students will identify their priorities for which lots they prefer to be assigned at the time of parking registration/payment. Lots will be designated by letter, and decals will display a corresponding assignment letter. Assignments will be made on a first come first choice basis except for first year students, who will be assigned to Lot T (Guam). Students who are unable to get their first choice will be considered for their second choice, etc. Permit fees remain unchanged and are identical for all lots ($100).
Campus Parking Process for Commuters
Commuter students must purchase a parking decal that is specific to particular commuter lots on campus. Registration/payment for a commuter decal is handled on the Portal under the finances tab. Lots will be designated by letter only. Permit fees remain unchanged and are identical for all lots ($100). Commuters may park in any Faculty/Staff space after 5pm.
Campus Parking Process for Visitors
All visitors are required to display a valid temporary parking decal at all times. Lots will be designated by letter only. The following are guidelines to assist offices in their planning for on campus visitor parking.
For groups 30-100, the sponsoring office should contact Public Safety during the planning phase of the event (e.g. lectures, sporting events, concerts). Public Safety will then designate the parking location within the vicinity of the event and will direct the traffic accordingly.
For groups of 100 or more, Public Safety will have the responsibility for planning to accommodate vehicles when these events occur and will make arrangements for adequate parking spaces.
VIP parking can be arranged by phoning the Department of Public Safety in advance. In the case of events of 100 or more, sponsoring offices should create appropriate signage to be placed by Public Safety for parking.
For any additional information, please contact the Department of Public Safety at ext. 4911.
Parking Lot Assignments
LOT A -- Historic St. Mary's City
Faculty/Staff/Commuter Students(Temporary) -Front Row Along Roadway
LOT B -- Anne Arundel Hall
Student Commuters-South Side of Building
LOT D -- Trinity Episcopal Church
Faculty/Staff, Church Parishioners, & Visitors-Designations Posted in Lot - No Students at Any Time
LOT E -- Kent Hall and Alumni Lodge
Faculty/Staff & Visitors-North Side of Kent Hall
LOT F -- Mulberry Shop
Faculty/Staff-Row Parking Facing Fence (Rear of Rectory)
LOT J – River Center
Faculty/Staff & Visitors-Front of Building
LOT I -- White House
Faculty/Staff & Visitors-Side of Building
LOT K & K-1-- Campus Center
Faculty/Staff, Calvert Hall Resident Students Assigned, Student Commuter & Visitors-Front Parking Lot and Driveway Shoulders
LOT L -- Baltimore Hall
Faculty/Staff & Visitors-Driveway from Campus Center to and including Baltimore Hall
LOT M -- Queen Anne Hall
Queen Anne Resident Students-Front of Building
LOT N -- Cobb House
Faculty/Staff & Visitors to Cobb House- Access through Lot M
LOT O -- Admissions and St. John's Site
Staff & Visitors to Admissions Only, St. John's Site Museum-Visitor Parking End of Lot
LOT P -- Daugherty-Palmer Commons
Faculty/Staff & Handicapped-Parking Area on North Side of Facility
LOT Q -- Ethel Chance Health Center
Faculty/Staff & Visitors-Parking Area Adjacent to Facility
LOT R -- Townhouse
Staff & Student Residents Assigned Only-Parking Lot Adjacent to Baseball Field
LOT S -- Waring Commons
Student Resident Assigned Only-Parking Lot Adjacent to Waring Commons Apartments
LOT T -- Guam
Faculty/Staff, Visitors, First-Year Student Residents, Commuter & Overflow-Parking Lot Adjacent to Mattapany Road
LOT U -- Public Safety
Public Safety Staff & Visitors doing business with Public Safety
LOT V -- Glendening Hall
LOT V-1 -- ARC
Temporary lot - Faculty/Staff & Visitors
LOT X -- Prince George Hall
Staff & Student Residents Assigned Only-Parking Area Rear and Side of Dormitory
LOT Y -- Tennis Court
Faculty/Staff & Visitors-Parking Area Adjacent to Tennis Courts
LOT Z -- West Field
Student Residents in Assigned Spaces Only, Faculty/Staff, Commuter & Visitors to Campus
Parking Enforcement and Towing
All student, faculty, and staff vehicles parked on the grounds of St. Mary's College of Maryland must display a campus-issued parking decal and all visitors must display a parking pass. Vehicles parked on campus must follow all State and College parking regulations. All vehicles in violation of College parking regulations will be issued a citation and/or towed at the owner's expense.
Some violations include but are not limited to:
Display of lost, stolen, expired, or fraudulent St. Mary's College of Maryland Parking Decal or Permit
No St. Mary's College Decal or Permit
Parking in an unauthorized lot
Parking in a designated handicap area, or blocking handicap access
Parking or blocking a fire lane (as designated by Maryland State Law)
Parking of a vehicle that restricts access to a loading dock, dumpster or bus access lane
Stopping, standing or parking that restricts traffic flow, or creates a traffic hazard
Parking in a building air intake area
Parking on designated emergency snow routes
Failure to immediately move a vehicle upon notification from the Department of Public Safety
NO PARKING OR STANDING:
Route 584 (along Kent Hall)
Front of Schaefer Hall
Rt. 5 from North Field to Mattapany Road
An accumulation of four (4) or more parking citations (paid or unpaid) will result in the vehicle being towed. Each vehicle to be towed will be issued a citation and towed at the owner's expense. The vehicle owner/operator is responsible for the towing fee when the towing vehicle has left the business and/or has arrived at the site, unless another agreement is reached between the tow service provider and the vehicle owner/operator.
An abandoned vehicle, as described below, may be issued a citation and/or towed.
A vehicle that is parked on St. Mary's College Campus property, Historic St. Mary's City Commission Property, Trinity Episcopal Church Property or St. Mary's City Post Office Property for forty eight hours or more and does not display a valid state motor vehicle registration plate or St. Mary's College of Maryland parking permit and without notification and approval from the Department of Public Safety.