Campus Safety

Parking on Campus

Parking and operating a motor vehicle on the Saint Peter’s University Campus is a privilege. The University reserves the right to refuse issuance of a parking permit, restrict or change the use of any space or area, anytime without notice. Parking permits are the property of Saint Peter’s University and may be recalled at anytime. The University reserves the right to change the cost of a parking permit by means of proper notification. The accountability for obtaining a legal parking space and for knowing where and when a permit is applicable rests upon the vehicle’s operator. Because there is a limited parking availability, purchasing a parking decal does not guarantee a parking space, thus the inability to attain a parking space is not considered a valid justification for violating University rules and regulations. Personal notes left on vehicles are not considered a valid authorization to park. Parking is on a first come, first served basis. No overnight parking is allowed, unless otherwise approved by the Campus Safety Department. Saint Peter’s University does not assume responsibility for any damage or loss of motor vehicle or personal property or properties under control. Failure to comply with parking rules and regulations will result in fines, towing, and sanctions.

Parking Locations

Saint Peter’s University has the following (8) parking facilities:

Lot#1 Armory Lot: Located on Montgomery St. between Tuers and Jordan Avenues

  • Open to University Employees, Commuter Students, University Vehicles and Resident Students
  • Overnight parking permitted for Junior and Senior residents students
  • Evening students permitted to park after 5:00 p.m. or in conjunction with class schedule
  • Armory Shuttle Service is available 24 hours Monday-Friday and 3pm-7am. Saturday & Sunday.
  • Resident Students parking after 11pm can call Campus Safety at (201) 761-7400 for shuttle transportation to the Campus

Lot # 3:Located next to the Recreational Life Center on Montgomery Street between Kennedy Blvd. and West side Avenue

  • Open to University Employees and Commuter Students
  • Evening Students permitted after 5:00 p.m. or in conjunction with class schedule
  • No overnight parking permitted
  • Parking Lot will close daily from 2:00am-5:00am

Lot # 4:Located on West Side Avenue between Montgomery and Glenwood Avenue

  • Open to University Employees and Commuter Students.
  • Evening Students permitted after 5:00 p.m.or in conjunction with class schedule
  • No overnight parking permitted
  • Parking Lot will close daily from 12:30am-5:00am

Lot # 5:Located on the corner of Glenwood and West Side Avenues

  • Open to University Employees and Commuter Students
  • Evening Students permitted after 5:00 p.m.or in conjunction with class schedule
  • No Overnight parking permitted
  • Parking Lot will close daily from 12:30am-5:00am

Lot # 6: Located on Glenwood Avenue adjacent to 131 Glenwood (Durant Hall)

  • Open to University Employees and Commuter Students
  • Evening Students permitted after 5:00 p.m.or in conjunction with class schedule
  • No Overnight parking permitted
  • Parking Lot will close daily from 12:30am-5:00am

Lot # 7: Located at 96-98 Glenwood Avenue adjacent to 104 Glenwood

  • Open to University Employees and Commuter Students
  • Evening Students permitted to park after 5:00pm or in conjunction with class schedule
  • Parking Lot will close daily from 12:30am-5:00am

Lot #8: Saint Aedan’s Lot located on Tuers Avenue

  • University Employees and Commuter Students Only
  • Shuttle service available from 7:00am to 7:00pm Monday Thru Friday
  • Parking Lot will close daily from 7:00pm to 5:00am

Parking Standards

Parking Permits are for approved University Employees and current Saint Peter’s University Students

I. Resident Students (Lot 1 Armory only):

A resident student may qualify for a parking permit after meeting the following criteria:

  • Junior and Senior resident students are allowed to maintain their vehicle on campus and may park their vehicle overnight in the Armory Lot 1 only.
  • Freshman and Sophomore resident students are not permitted to maintain their vehicle on campus, unless otherwise approved by the Director of Campus Safety.

Resident Student vehicles may not park in any other parking facility and will be towed if found there.

II Commuter Students (Lots 1,3,4,5,6,7, and 8):

Evening students (Lots 1, 3,4,5,6,7 and 8): All Commuter and Evening students wishing to park their vehicles in a University lot are required to
obtain a current parking permit and display the permit in the assigned location that allows it to be clearly visible at all times. All Commuter and Evening students must remove their vehicles by 11:00 p.m. Failure to adhere to this policy will result in fines and the vehicle will be towed at owner’s expense.

III Employees (Lots 1,3,4,5,6 7, and 8):

All Employees will be issued a parking permit upon completion of vehicle registration and payment. All employees are required to have a valid parking permit.

Parking Reservations

  • Parking for visitors is limited to certain lot areas on Campus. All individuals invited to Saint Peter’s University by a specific department or organization of the University are considered guests and are eligible for a temporary parking permit at no charge. Temporary permits should be obtained through the head of the inviting department prior to arriving on campus.
  • All vendors, consultants, and service technicians must park in the armory lot. Special arrangements can be made for delivering heavy items.

Overnight Parking

  • With the exception of designated overnight parking facilities, there is no overnight parking between the hours of 11:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m. unless otherwise approved by the Director of Campus Safety. Anyone who receives permission to maintain their vehicle overnight in any lot other than the Armory Lot must removed their vehicle by 7:00 a.m. Overnight parking permits are signed by the Director of Campus Safety only. Verbal authorization is not considered valid. Overnight passes must be clearly displayed. Failure to adhere to this policy will result in fines and the vehicle will be towed at owner’s expense.

Sale of Permits

Parking permits are available for purchase on August 15 at the Office of Enrollment Services located in McDermott Hall. Please contact  the Office of Enrollment Services first to verify the dates and hours regarding the sale of tags at 201-761-6050

Required items for obtaining parking permits:

  • Valid Saint Peter’s University ID
  • Proof of enrollment (i.e. bill)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Insurance card

The 2011-2012permit will be in the form of a hanging tag. When renewing your parking privilege, please present  the above mentioned  documents for examination by Enrollment Services.

Permit Fees

Commuter Students (Day and Evening) $ 150 Annual Fee
Resident  Students $ 175 Annual Fee
Trimester Students $ 150 Annual Fee
Alternate Route $ 150 Annual Fee
Summer Rate No Charge
Employee Full-time (Faculty and Staff) $ 150 Annual Fee
Part-Time Staff $ 75 Annual Fee
Adjunct Faculty $ 50 Annual Fee

Location of Permit

Your permit during the 2014-2015 year will be in the form of a hanging tag. Affix your hanging tag to the rear view mirror of your car with the tag number facing towards the front of the car for viewing by campus safety personnel.

Parking Guidelines

Lost/Stolen Permits

Saint Peter’s University is not responsible for any lost or stolen parking permits. If a parking hang tag is lost or stolen you must contact the Department of Campus Safety immediately in order to file a report and purchase another hang tag. If you fail to report a lost or stolen permit you will be held liable for any violations received under that permit number. Should you find a parking hang tag or temporary parking permit, you must return it to Campus Safety immediately. Any use of lost or stolen parking hang tags constitutes fraud.

Counterfeit Permits

Making use of counterfeit, altered, lost, or stolen parking permits is prohibited. Failure to comply with Saint Peter’s University parking rules and regulations will result in towing and the owner of the vehicle will be charged with “Theft of Services”. The fraudulent use of a parking permit will be considered a citation and will result in fines.

Parking Refunds

No Refunds

Violations and Sanctions

Any vehicle parked inside a lot without a proper parking permit is considered to be illegally parked. Department of Campus Safety will ticket and tow the vehicle. A fine will be imposed for each parking offense. You have the right to appeal a violation within ten (10) days of summons issuance. Appeals will not be accepted after the appeal period and all violations and fines will stand as is. The following is a list of violations for which enforcement action can result (because not every situation can be anticipated, this list should not be considered all inclusive):

Violations

  • No Valid Permit
  • Parking in Unauthorized Area, including loading zone / delivery area
  • Using / Exhibiting Lost or Stolen Parking Permit
  • Using / Exhibiting Altered or forged Parking Permit
  • Tampering/Destruction of parking gates and equipment or violating a Handicapped Area, access aisles, or ramps
  • Obstructing traffic
  • Overnight Parking Prohibited
  • Unauthorized Permit
  • 3 or more delinquent parking citations
  • Resident Students parking in non-resident permitted lots
  • Improper display of a parking hang tag
  • Obtaining a parking hang tag under false pretenses (i.e. transferring to another individual who does not meet the requirements)
  • Parking in or blocking a reserved space for people with disabilities
  • Blocking a roadway, ramp, or loading dock
  • Blocking a dumpster
  • Blocking other vehicles
  • Owned or operated by an individual with outstanding parking citations
  • Overnight parking without authorization
  • Any situation deemed to be a security /safety hazard to the University community.

Towed vehicles will be removed from campus and transported to the yard of Logan Towing, which is a private operator. The permit holder of the motor vehicle will be fully responsible for any fees and/or charges imposed by the private operator, which set their own fees. Fees / charges imposed by the towing operators are paid directly to them.

  • Parking Rules and Regulations are strictly enforced 24 hours a day at owner’s expense

Fines

If you are in violation of any of the above infringement you will be summoned with $25.00 fine for each violation with the following exception: handicapped spaces, aisles, or ramps will result in a fine of $100.00 dollars in addition to a towing fee. Any vehicle observed to be in violation of the University parking policy will automatically become subject to being towed at the owner’s expense.

Fine Payments:

  • Failure to pay a fine within a 10-day period from the date of issuance will result in additional penalties of up to $10.00. Fines must be paid in person at the Office of Enrollment Services.
  • All appeals must be in written form submitted to the Director of Campus Safety. Appeal forms are available at Saint Peter Hall Campus Safety Department.
  • Failure to pay the imposed fine may result in parking privileges being revoked, further parking permit applications being denied, transcripts, diplomas and any other records being withheld, until settlement of all outstanding parking fines have been completed.

Blocks:

  • Students who are no longer registered and fail to pay any delinquent parking citations may be blocked by the Registrar from transacting any University matters. University employees may be denied parking privileges.

Sanctions:

  • Students and University employees are fully responsible for any citations issued under their permit number. When Campus Safety Department deems necessary, individuals who fail to comply with the University parking policy may be referred for disciplinary action to the Dean of Students or the head of the department in which they are employed.

Chronic Violators:

  • An individual whose vehicle has been issued three or more parking tickets in any single academic year is considered a chronic violator and all parking privileges may be revoked.

Snow Emergency

During a snow emergency closing, all motor vehicles located in Lots #1 must be removed immediately following the University’s official closing announcement. All vehicles must be moved off campus or to the lower level of Lot #3, space permitting. All Resident parking permitted vehicles must be removed from lot 3 immediately upon re-opening of the University. Failure to move your vehicle will result in fines and possible towing at owner’s expense. To find out if a snow emergency has been declared, visit Saint Peter’s University web site at http://www.saintpeters.edu and/or look for announcements posted throughout the campus. We appreciate your compliance with this protocol to facilitate snow removal.

Important Telephone Numbers

Campus Safety Department
Saint Peter Hall/Ground Floor
(201) 761-7400

Jersey City Police Department (West District)
576 Communipaw Ave., Jersey City, NJ
(201) 547-5450

Logan Towing
47 Lewis Avenue, Jersey City, NJ
(201) 332-6399

Jersey City Parking Authority
394 Central Ave., Jersey City, NJ
(201) 653-6969

NJ Transit
(800) 772-2222