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, accessible through AccessFUS. Log in to AccessFUS here.
Student Vehicle Registration
Students must register their cars for a parking permit sticker.
A. Driving Regulations
- The speed limit for motor vehicles on University property is 15 miles per hour.
- Pedestrians have the the right-of-way. Drive slowly and respect the rights of others.
- Motor vehicles must be operated on the streets designed for normal automobile use.
B. Parking Regulations
- 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
- To obtain a parking permit, a student must present a valid driver’s
license, a copy of their state vehicle registration, and proof of
- 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.
- 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.
- Parking is prohibited in all loading and service docks and zones, and entrances to all buildings.
- Parking is prohibited in fire lanes and at all yellow painted areas (i.e. curbs and walkways).
- 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.
- 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
- The registered owner shall be responsible for all violations, even when another is driving the vehicle.
- 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.
- Overnight parking is not permitted on the main entrance hill or
around Vaccaro Field. These areas are considered overflow parking for
daytime use only.
- Resident freshmen may not have a vehicle on campus and may not have a vehicle registered in another person’s name.
- Student parking permits may not be used for more than one vehicle. Each vehicle must be registered separately.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Resident Permit $40: Only resident sophomores, juniors and seniors may purchase this permit.
- Commuter Permit $40: Only commuter students may purchase this permit. A second vehicle may be registered for an additional $5. A Commuter may register a maximum of 2 vehicles at one time.
- Lower Campus $40: Only lower campus resident sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduates may purchase this permit.
- Assisi Heights $40: Only Assisi Heights residents may purchase this permit. Please see page 86 of the Student Handbook for more information.
- Evening Commuter/Summer Permit $20: Allows for
parking after 5 pm on weekdays and anytime on weekends, and/or during
summer sessions. A second vehicle may be registered for an additional $5.
- Temporary Permit: $10 per week, 2 weeks maximum.
- 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: Commuter and staff only 7 am – 7 pm Monday – Friday. Other hours–any registered vehicles.
- B, C, D, E, F, G, I: Staff only 7 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday. Other hours–any registered vehicles.
- H, J: Resident and staff permit only.
- K: All registered vehicles unless otherwise posted.
- L: Staff only 7 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday as posted. Other spaces for any registered vehicle.
- M: Visitors only
- N, O, T: Any registered vehicles.
- P: Any registered vehicles 7 am – 9 pm. Parking is prohibited after 9 pm except AH.
- Q: Commuter and staff only 7 am – 7 pm Monday – Friday. Other hours–any registered vehicles.
- R: Staff only 7 am – 7 pm Monday – Friday. Other hours–any registered vehicles.
- S: Any registered vehicles unless otherwise posted.
- W: Assisi Heights residents only.
E. Violations, Fines and Appeals
- 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.
- 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:
- 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):
- Parking in Wrong Lot:
- 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 to the 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.