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 any time.

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 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, Resident Students and University
    Vehicles.
  • Overnight parking permitted for Junior and Senior residents students with valid “R” permit.
  • Evening students permitted to park after 5:00 p.m. or in conjunction with class schedule.
  • Armory Shuttle Service is available from 06:30am until 11:00pm Monday-Friday and Saturday & Sunday from 3:00pm until 11:00pm.
  • Resident Students parking after 11pm can call Campus Safety at (201) 761-7400 for shuttle
    transportation to the Campus

Lot #3: RLC Lot: Parking garage 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 until 5:00am

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

  • Open to University Employees, Commuter Students, and Resident students with valid R
    permits.
  • Evening Students permitted after 5:00 p.m. or in conjunction with class schedule
  • Overnight parking permitted for Resident students with valid “R” permit.

Lot #5: Located on the corner of Glenwood Ave. 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
  • Overnight parking permitted for resident students with a valid R permit.

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 or in conjunction with class schedule
  • No Resident student parking (violators will be towed at owners expense)
  • 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
  • No Resident student parking (violators will be towed at owners expense)
  • 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 only.

Resident Students: (Lot 1 Armory, Lot #4 and Lot#5 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, Lot 4, and Lot 5 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 lots and will be towed if parked there.

Commuter Students (Lots 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8): with valid parking permit
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 at all times while parked in University lots.
  • 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.
  • 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 to park in university lots.

Overnight Parking

With the exception of Lot #1, Lot #4, and Lot #5, there is no overnight parking between the hours of 12:30am – 5:00am 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 remove their vehicle by 7:00am.

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

To purchase a parking permit you must complete the parking permit application online. The application can be found at: Parking Permit Application.

Once the application has been completed you will receive confirmation and your permit will be processed. You are required to submit the following documents to be uploaded (which can be easily done by using your smart phone):

Required items for obtaining parking permits:

  • Valid Saint Peter’s University ID
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Valid Vehicle registration
  • Valid Insurance card

The payment process has also changed this year.  All employees will be billed through payroll deduction which will be broken down into incremental monthly payments.

Permit Fees

Commuter Students (Day and Evening) $250 Annual Fee (plus 6.625% NJ tax)
Resident  Students $300 Annual Fee
Summer Rate No Charge
Employee Full-time (Faculty and Staff) $250 Annual Fee
Part-Time Staff $150 Annual Fee
Adjunct Faculty $150 Annual Fee

Permit Pickup

Permits may be picked up in the MacMahon Student Center on the following dates and times:

University Employees and Students

Notification will be sent to your campus email address when your application has been reviewed and the parking fee has been added to your bill for the Fall term (for students) or payroll deduction has been processed (for employees). Students will be sent instructions on how to pay this fee online. Payment must be received before the parking permit is released.

As of September 13th, Parking Permits will be available for pickup at the Enrollment Services Center. Prior to September 13th, Permits are available for pickup in the MacMahon Student Center on the dates and times below:

Wednesday, August 25th 9:00am – 1:00pm
Thursday, August 26th   12:00pm – 4:00pm
Monday, August 30th 9:00am – 1:00pm
Tuesday, August 31st 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Wednesday, September 1st  9:00am – 1:00pm
Thursday, September 2nd   12:00pm – 4:00pm
Tuesday, September 7th 9:00am – 1:00pm
Wednesday, September 8th  12:00pm – 4:00pm
Thursday, September 9th  9:00am – 1:00pm
Monday, September 13th at Enrollment Services 9:00am – 5:00pm

Enforcement will commence on Monday, September 13th in all lots and those without valid permits will not be granted access.

Location of Permit

Your permit during the 2021-2022 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 of the vehicle.
  • The fraudulent use of a parking permit will be considered a university violation and will result in university sanctions and/or fines.
  • Parking Refunds – There are no refunds for parking permits purchased.

Violations and Sanctions

Any vehicle parked inside a lot without a proper parking permit is considered to be illegally parked. The Department of Campus Safety will tow vehicles found to be in violation of the parking policy.

Violations Include:

  • No Valid Parking Permit
  • Parking in Unauthorized Area, including loading zone / delivery areas
  • Using / Exhibiting Lost or Stolen Parking Permit
  • Using / Exhibiting Altered or forged Parking Permit
  • Tampering/Destruction of parking gates and/or equipment
  • Parking in a Handicapped space without the required handicapped permit.
  • Obstructing traffic or driveway
  • Overnight Parking in other than designated lots. (Lot #1, Lot #4 or Lot#5)
  • Resident Students parking in any lots other than Lot #1, Lot #4 or Lot #5.
  • Improper display of a parking hang tag/ Tag must be facing outwards to allow viewing by Campus Safety.
  • 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
  • Overnight parking without proper 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 located at 45 Lewis Ave., Jersey City. Logan’s Towing 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, who set their own fees. Fees / charges imposed by the towing operators are paid directly to them.

Snow Emergency:

  • During a snow emergency closing, all motor vehicles located in all uncovered lots 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 the RLC parking garage 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, check for alerts on the Saint Peter’s University website and/or look for announcements posted throughout the campus. We appreciate your compliance with this protocol to facilitate snow removal.

Shuttle Service Schedule and SmartTraxx App

Journal Square Shuttle

  • Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 12 midnight.
  • There is no service to Journal Square after 12 midnight.
  • Return service from Journal Square to the Campus after 12 a.m. is upon request only.

Armory Shuttle

  • Monday – Friday 06:30am – 12:00 midnight
  • Saturday and Sunday 3 p.m.– 12:00 midnight.
  • Stops: Armory (Parking Lot #1) and MacMahon Student Center (Montgomery Ave. side)

The Armory and Journal Square Shuttles operate on a continuous circuit. The Shuttles do not operate when the University is closed. Riding the shuttle requires a University ID card (OneCard).

Track the Shuttles

The Campus Shuttles are outfitted with GPS. Track the shuttles by downloading the SmartTraxx app for iPhone and Android devices.

  1. Go to the app store on your phone.
  2. Search for: SmartTraxx (by InSight Mobile Data, Inc.)

  Google Play Store

Shuttle Rules

For all Saint Peter’s University campus shuttles these rules are in effect:

  • One-Card ID is required to ride.
  • No eating or drinking will be permitted on the shuttles.
  • Seatbelts must be worn by all passengers riding the shuttles.
  • No standees will be allowed.
  • No unruly behavior will be tolerated.