Parking Rules & Regulations
All campus buildings and parking areas are the private property of Catawba College. All persons and motor vehicles, including motorcycles, golf carts, mopeds and any motorized vehicles entering the private property of Catawba College are bound by all state traffic laws and College parking signs and parking regulations when driving or parking a vehicle on campus. All parking lots on campus are permit parking only and all vehicles on campus must be registered. Please refer to the campus parking map for detailed information. Public Safety operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Parking regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, the ENTIRE CALENDAR YEAR including summer, holidays and breaks.
Faculty, staff and student parking is permitted in designated areas only. Pedestrians have the right-of-way on campus streets at all times. The speed limit on campus streets is 15 mph, except where slower speeds are necessary or indicated. Faculty, staff, student and visitor vehicles are not permitted on pedestrian walkways or on campus lawn and may only be driven on authorized campus streets and only parked in designated parking spaces. Vehicles brought to campus should be registered immediately. All visitors are bound by campus parking and traffic signs and regulations. Faculty, staff and students are responsible for any use of their vehicles when on campus regardless of who is driving the vehicle. There are no guaranteed spaces for a particular parking area. Parking permits are not transferable. You can download a copy of the parking map and regulations or request one from the Office of Public Safety at (704) 637-4000.
If your vehicle is disabled for any reason, or parked illegally due to emergency circumstances, you must notify Public Safety at (704) 637-4000 immediately (any time day or night). All such situations are subject to verification.
- Resident Students: students who live in one of the College's residential facilities.
- Commuter Students: full and part-time day students who live off-campus or School of Evening and Graduate Studies Students.
- Faculty and Staff: individuals who are full and part-time employees of the College.
- Visitors: individuals who are visiting the College and who have no form of affiliation with the College.
- Daily: Monday through Friday
- Weekend: Friday 4 p.m. through Monday at 7 a.m.
- Classes are in Session: The fall semester and spring semester during the published dates for the first day of class and the final day of exams or commencement. This does not include the period between fall and spring semesters or spring break.
- Summer: The time period between commencement at the end of the spring semester and the first day of class of the fall semester.
GENERAL PARKING REGULATIONS
- Display of Parking Registration Permit:
All vehicles operated on campus, including vehicles operated temporarily, must be registered with the College and have a current decal. The decal should be attached to the rear window or bumper. An additional ($50.00) processing fee will be added to each Traffic/Parking Citation for vehicle’s found to be in violation of not being properly registered. The cost of each registered vehicle for the academic year is fifty dollars ($50.00) per semester. Students enrolled in the School of Evening and Graduate Studies, Part-time students and Joint Enrollments are charged twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per semester. Students requesting credit for parking decals must fill out a Parking Decal Credit form, located in the Office of Student Affairs. The completed Parking Decal Credit form must be returned to the Student Affairs Office with the parking decal attached. No credit will be given past the Last Day to drop a class date in each semester.
- Parking Spaces: Vehicles must be parked in a designated marked space (valid white lines on both sides of the vehicle). There are no guaranteed spaces within a designated parking area.
- Fire Lanes, Grass, Walkways, and Unmarked Pavement: Parking is not permitted in fire lanes, on the grass, walkways or on unmarked pavement without prior authorization. Vehicles in violation are subject to being ticketed and towed at owner's expense.
- Resident Student Parking: Resident students may park in lots designated on the Parking Map as "Resident Student Parking" when classes are in session and summer. Resident students may also park in areas that are designated as "General Parking" 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the exception of the Faculty/Staff Circle and Ketner Faculty/Staff Lot which are designated as faculty-staff lots Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Resident students may park in Faculty/Staff Circle and Ketner Faculty/Staff Lot from 4 p.m. to 7a.m. Monday – Friday and 4 p.m. Friday until 7 a.m. Monday.
- Commuter Student Parking: Commuter students may park in areas that are designated as "Commuter Parking Lot" or "General Parking" 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the exception of the Faculty/Staff Circle and Ketner Faculty/Staff Lot which are designated as Faculty/Staff Lots Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Commuter students may park in Faculty/Staff Circle and Ketner Faculty/Staff Lot from 4 p.m. to 7a.m. Monday – Friday and 4 p.m. Friday until 7 a.m. Monday.
- Faculty and Staff: Faculty and staff may park only in the marked spaces designated on the Parking Map as "Faculty/Staff Parking" or "General Parking" between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily when classes are in session and summer. Employees should not park in areas designated for students between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. Between 4 p.m. and 7 a.m., faculty and staff may park in any lot on campus.
- Visitors: The semi-circle in front of the Hedrick Administration Building is designated for admissions visitors and general visitors to the college 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visitors to the College may park in the circle in front of the Hedrick Administration Building. All visitors, including guests of students (friends, relatives, etc.) should obtain a Visitor's Parking Pass for their vehicle. If possible student hosts should obtain a Visitor's Parking Pass for their guest prior to the guest's arrival. Passes may be obtained from the Office of Public Safety.
- Handicapped Parking: Individuals who park in designated handicapped spaces must have a valid State handicapped hang tag indicating that the driver of the vehicle requires this type of parking space. Individuals holding the proper designation may park in any handicapped parking space available on the campus at any time.
- Temporary Handicapped or Special Needs Parking: Temporary handicapped or special needs parking tags are available for those students, faculty, or staff who may experience a physical condition that would require temporary handicapped or special needs parking. Temporary handicapped or special needs parking hang tags are available through the Office of Public Safety.
- Special Event Parking: Please be aware that during special events, certain parking lots may be blocked off or you may be asked to move your car (i.e. Board of Trustees Meeting affects Ketner parking lot in October and February, Football Saturdays in the fall affects the parking lot beside Goodman gymnasium and Shuford Stadium and CatawbaPalooza affects Ketner parking lot).
Parking lot P22 (the parking lot beside of the Newman Park and Shuford Stadium) closes at 6pm on Friday before home football games. All vehicles must be removed from lot P22 before posted time. Vehicles in violation are subject to being ticketed and towed at owner's expense.
The parking appeal process is designed to assist individuals who have been ticketed in error. All appeals of tickets issued for violation of College's Parking policies and procedures must be submitted online. Telephone appeals cannot be accepted. Appeals must be submitted by the individual registering the vehicle. All appeals must be submitted within ten (10) days of the date the ticket was issued.