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    Regulations governing on-campus driving and parking

    The following regulations, which may be amended without notice, govern the driving and parking of motor vehicles on the campus of Franciscan University of Steubenville. "Motor vehicles" are defined as automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, motor scooters, motor bikes, and any other motor-powered vehicle operating on land, excluding snowmobiles, which are not permitted on campus.

    Faculty and Staff Registration

    Faculty and Staff must register their vehicles for a parking permit through the Office of Human Resources. The form is available in the "HR Forms" section of the "Human Resources" tab on MyFranciscan. Log in here.

    Student Vehicle Registration

    Students must register their cars for a parking permit sticker.

    Register your vehicle for a student parking sticker 


    A. Driving Regulations

    1. The speed limit for motor vehicles on University property is 15 miles per hour.
    2. Pedestrians have the the right-of-way. Drive slowly and respect the rights of others.
    3. Motor vehicles must be operated on the streets designed for normal automobile use.

    B. Parking Regulations

    1. All students, faculty, and staff at the University must register their motor vehicles. Students are required to register for a new parking permit each academic year, while faculty and staff permits are available at the Human Resources Office. All vehicles at all times must have a valid parking permit to park anywhere on campus. There is no parking lot on campus where students, faculty, or staff may park without a valid parking permit
    2. To obtain a parking permit, a student must present a valid driver’s license, a copy of their state vehicle registration, and proof of registration.
    3. Student parking permit stickers must be affixed to the driver’s side of the rear window or driver’s side of the rear bumper. Parking permit stickers may not be taped to the inside of the window. Improper placement, including the use of tape, is considered a violation and is subject to a citation. Faculty and staff hangtags must hang from rear view mirror at all times while on University premises.
    4. The responsibility for finding a legal parking place rests with the motor vehicle operator. Lack of space is not considered a valid excuse for violation of the University’s parking regulations.
    5. Parking is prohibited in all loading and service docks and zones, and entrances to all buildings. Curbside parking is prohibited in most areas.
    6. Parking is prohibited in fire lanes and at all yellow painted areas (i.e. curbs and walkways).
    7. Parking is prohibited on grass plots, construction areas or any other place that will mar the landscaping of the campus, inconvenience or endanger anyone, create a hazard or interfere with the use of University facilities by others.
    8. All vehicles must be parked within the white lines on blacktop lots. Straddling a white line or parking in the center of any lot is prohibited.
    9. The registered owner shall be responsible for all violations, even when another is driving the vehicle.  
    10. Only vehicles with valid handicap authorization may park in handicap designated spaces. Unauthorized vehicles will be ticketed and/or towed or immobilized at owner’s expense.
    11. Overnight parking is not permitted on the main entrance hill or around Vaccaro Field. These areas are considered overflow parking for daytime use only.
    12. Resident freshmen may not have a vehicle on campus and may not have a vehicle registered in another person’s name.
    13. Student parking permits may not be used for more than one vehicle. Each vehicle must be registered separately.
    14. Resident students are permitted to register one vehicle only. Commuters may register more than one vehicle, but only one vehicle may park on campus at any given time.
    15. Each person operating a motor vehicle on campus is responsible for knowing and abiding by these regulations. Ignorance of the regulations is no excuse for a violation.
    16. Franciscan University of Steubenville disclaims all responsibility for losses or damage to vehicles operated or parked on campus, and is not responsible for losses or damage to any vehicle immobilized or towed.  

    C. Parking Permit Costs

    1. Student Parking Permit $40 (S) – Commuters and resident sophomores, juniors, & seniors may purchase this permit. Commuters may register a second vehicle for an additional $5. 
    2. Graduate Student Permits $20 (GS) – A second vehicle may be registered for an additional $5. 
    3. Temporary Permit - $10 per week/2 weeks maximum. 
    4.  Faculty/Staff - Permits are available in the Human Resources Office

    D. Parking Areas for Specific Parking Permits

    Any of these lots may contain one or more spaces designated for handicap, visitor, residence director, or service vehicle parking. Such postings take priority over the general lot assignments indicated below.

    Parking areas and their guidelines:

    • A: Admissions Guests and Visitors/Employee Monday- Friday 8am-4:30pm 
    • B, C: Employee Monday- Friday 8am-4:30pm 
    • D, E, F, H, I, J, K, L, N, R: Employee and Student 
    • G: Open to All Registered Vehicles and Visitors  
    • M: Dining Staff 
    • S: Employee and Dept. Visitors 
    • T: Visitor/Guest Only 

    E. Violations, Fines and Appeals

    1. Improper expression or display (i.e. abusive language, uncontrolled temper, raised voice, etc.) before, during, or after receiving a citation, an auto-boot, or being towed, or while speaking to a Campus Security guard or a University official about the citation, will result in further disciplinary action.
    2. Schedule of Fines:
      • Unauthorized parking in Handicapped Spaces: $50.00
      • Parking in a Fire Lane or by a Fire Hydrant: $25.00
      • All moving violations: i.e. Speeding, Reckless Driving: $25.00
      • Rapid Acceleration, or Stop Sign Violation: $25.00
      • Failing or Refusing to Comply with Lawful Orders of a Security Officer: $25.00
      • Parked or Driving on Grass, Sidewalks, or other Prohibited Areas: $25.00
      • Improper Parking (double parking, blocking driveways or other prohibited areas):$25.00
      • Parking in Loading/Service Vehicle Spaces: $25.00
      • Removal or Disregard of Barricades: $25.00
      • Parking Unregistered Vehicle: $25.00
      • Unauthorized Use, Reproduction, or Tampering with Permits: $25.00
      • Falsifying Request for Permit: $25.00
      • Immobilization of Vehicle (Auto-boot): $25.00
      • Parking in Wrong Lot: $25.00
      • Parking Permit not Properly Displayed: $10.00
      • Towing (payable to the Towing Agency)
      • Students that have three (3) or more violations may also be subject to disciplinary action in addition tot he established fines.
      • For employees (faculty and staff) that have three (3) or more violations, a letter will be sent to the employee's divisional vice president who will confer with the employee regarding their lack of institutional citizenship.
    3. Payment of Fines: Fines are to be paid at the Student Service Counter – Cashier located in Starvaggi Hall. As with all outstanding balances, grades, transcripts, or other academic records (including diploma) will be withheld in lieu of any unpaid account. Excessive violations (five or more per academic year) may result in additional sanctions, including but not limited to the suspension of campus parking privileges, and/or disciplinary action.
    4. Appeals: Parking citations may be appealed by presenting the citation to the Campus Security Office (located in the Community Building in Assisi Heights) with a completed ‘Request for Appeal of Parking Citation’ form, within five (5) regular working days of the citation. Due to high volume, verbal appeals or excuses are not accepted. The decision of the Director of Security is final.

    F. Vehicle Immobilization, Towing, and Relocation

    1. Franciscan University reserves the right to immobilize any vehicle parked in violation of the University’s parking regulations at the owner’s expense. Immobilization or towing and relocation (see below) of a vehicle may happen with no warning, even if the owner has no previous violations. Any vehicle that is parked illegally, parked in violation of university regulations or that must be moved for special events or maintenance is considered to be parked in violation of University regulations.
    2. In the event the vehicle is immobilized, the driver must contact Campus Security by calling 740-283-6319 or "0" so the device can be removed. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MOVE THE VEHICLE with the auto-boot in place. The University is not responsible for damage caused if the vehicle is moved with the auto-boot in place.
    3. In extreme cases, Franciscan University reserves the right to tow and relocate (to another campus site) any vehicle parked in violation of the University’s parking regulations at the owner’s expense. This includes, but is not limited to: emergency situations, blocking other vehicles, creating a safety hazard, or any other situation determined necessary.


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