Colby College Campus Parking Information 2020-2021

 

Online registration is opens on August 8 by class:

Seniors                                                    August 8, 9, 10

Juniors and seniors                               August 11, 12, 13

Sophomores, juniors and seniors        August 14, 15, 16

All classes                                               August 17

 


New for 2020-21

Parking space is limited on campus.  To better help manage the parking space available, effective the 2020-21 academic year, students will be assigned a specific parking lot to park based on the residence hall they live in.  Students that live off campus will be assigned a commuter permit and must park in commuter parking only.  Students will no longer be able to drive from parking lot to parking and park where they choose.  Assigning parking lots will encourage more of our community members to walk more, have the opportunity to interact more and build stronger relationships. In walking more, we contribute in decreasing our carbon footprint and preserving the beauty of our environment.

All students must acquire a new parking permit annually.  Previously assigned parking permits will not be valid. 


Parking Regulations

  1. All vehicles parked on the Colby College campus must display a valid parking decal or temporary permit.
  2. The registered owner of a vehicle is responsible for all parking violations.
  3. All campus roadways are considered fire lanes and must be kept clear at all times.
  4. Anyone parking a vehicle on campus shall cooperate by moving his or her vehicle when requested to do so by Security.
  5. Driving off roadways on walkways, bicycle paths, lawns, or grounds is prohibited.
  6. Parking on campus in a manner that would hamper or impede emergency vehicles or restrict the normal flow of traffic is prohibited.

Compliance with all parking and traffic signs is mandatory.

Students should be familiar with and abide by the parking rules on the Security Department’s website.  In addition to parking fines, violation of parking rules may be sent to the Conduct Office and handled as a misconduct.


Mandatory Vehicle Registration

All vehicles that park on Colby property must have a parking permit issued by the Department of Security. Three years ago Colby initiated a student parking fee of $100.  The fee was phased in by class and in 2020-21, all classes except the class of 2021 must pay the fee.    New this year, all student vehicles must acquire a new parking permit annually.  Previously issued student parking permits will not be valid.

Parking permits can be obtained on-line by clicking on this link, Parking Permit Registration Form, and following the instructions. When you arrive at Colby your parking permit will be in your packet you receive at check in.  If your parking permit is not in your packet, or you sign up at or after check in, you can obtain your parking permit at the Security Office located at 128 Roberts, (207)-859-5530.

Faculty, and staff can obtain a parking permit at the Security Office.

Any vehicle parked on campus without a permit is subject to a ticket and/or being towed. Students are responsible for complying with all Parking Regulations.  If you buy a new vehicle or lose your sticker, be sure to contact Security for a new one. All stickers must be placed on the left side of the rear windshield, driver’s side, in a manner that the sticker is clearly visible from the rear.


Student Parking

Students must park their vehicles in the parking lot they are assigned.   Commuters are only allowed to park in commuter parking.  There is no student parking at the Colby College Athletic Center.

Mary Low Lot

– Adjacent to Mayflower Hill Drive and across from Woodman and Coburn Halls.

Hillside Lot

– Four-tiered lot adjacent to Washington Street and West of Hillside Complex.

Roberts Lot

– East side of Roberts Union and the North end of the lot.

Alfond Apartments

– West of the apartments. Reserved for Alfond Residents only.

Lower Athletic Lot

-The lower athletic lot is located by the Bill Alfond artificial field.

Commuter Parking

– Commuter parking is located in the rear of the Mary Low lot and signed as commuter parking.

Seton Lot

–  Colby has rented a parking lot at the old Seton Hospital for long term, remote parking.  This is a perfect location for vehicles that are only used occasionally or on the weekends.  The lot is 1 mile from campus.  There is no fee to use this lot but a parking permit is required.

Transportation to the lot is available starting at 4:00P on Friday and ends at 11:59P on Sunday.  Please call Security if you need to be transported to or from the lot.

*Both Roberts Lot and Mary Low Lot contain parking areas designated for faculty, staff, and students.


Commuter Parking – residents of Alfond Commons, Lockwood and off-campus

Commuter parking is intended for short term day use.  It is located in the rear part of the Mary Low parking lot.  All vehicles must be removed from the lot by midnight.  During times the parking lot must be plowed, commuters should move their vehicles no later than 9:00P to allow Facilities to clear the lot.  Vehicles that impede snow removal may be towed.


Parking Permit/No Parking Permit

All faculty, staff, and students are required to have a parking permit. If a vehicle accrues three tickets, without a permit, the vehicle is subject to towing at the time of the fourth ticket.


Parking During Breaks

Students who wish to leave their vehicles on campus during breaks must contact Security prior to leaving campus. Security will inform students where to park during the break. A key must be left at Security so the vehicle can be moved in an emergency or for operational purposes.  Vehicles left on campus without permission will be towed at the owner’s expense.


Winter Parking Rules


Loading and Unloading Vehicles

Students who need to temporarily park their vehicle near their residence hall to load or unload their vehicle may do so with advanced permission from Security.  Students may park close to their residence hall for up to 15 minutes, provided that the emergency flashers are on and the driver is available to move the vehicle in the event of an emergency.  Vehicles left longer than 15 minutes are subject to ticketing and/or towing.


Visitor Parking and Temporary Parking Permits

Visitors are required to park in Visitor Parking and comply with all Colby parking regulations. Hosts are responsible for informing their guests of the parking regulations. Temporary Permits are available to Temporary Employees, High School Students, and those Auditing Classes who will have a vehicle on campus for a short period of time. Museum Guests are to park on Bixler Drive or on Mayflower Hill Drive.


Loss of Parking Privileges

Students are allowed to accumulate a total of three tickets per semester.  The fourth ticket will result in loss of parking privileges for the remainder of the semester. Revocation can be appealed in person to the Ticket Appeals Committee, but the loss of privilege is in effect until the committee renders its decision. After parking privileges are lost, a meeting with the Appeals Committee is required. If privileges are reinstated and another ticket is issued anytime during the academic year, parking privileges are revoked.

Students that lose their parking privileges must park in the Lower Athletic Lot.


Towing

Any vehicle parked on campus without a permit and all illegally parked vehicles are subject to being ticketed and/or being towed at the owner’s expense.


Fines:

$100 Fine

Lack of Parking Permit

Parking in a Fire Lane

Parking in a Handicapped Zone

Disregarding the Cotter Road Closure

Reckless Driving

 

All remaining violations – $25 Fine


For Additional Information call Security 207-859-5530


Colby assumes no responsibility for damage to or theft of or from any vehicle parked on College property. Anyone who parks a vehicle on College property does so at his/her own risk.


Bill and Joan Alfond Main Street Commons

 


General Parking Information

There is limited parking for residents of the Alfond Commons located at 13 – 15 Appleton Street. It is on the other side of Main Street from the Alfond Commons.

Because of its size, each apartment is only issued one parking space. To help manage the parking lot, each apartment is issued one Colby parking hanger.  The hanger must be hung from the rearview mirror of the vehicle at all times it is in the parking lot.

Vehicles that do not display a Colby parking hanger will be subject to a Colby parking ticket and/or towed at the owner’s expense.

The Colby parking hanger is only valid for the Appleton Street lot.  Any student vehicle parking on campus must have a parking permit

The City of Waterville has ordinances related to parking. Please be a good representative of Colby and adhere to the ordinances.  http://www.waterville-me.gov/downtown-parking-regulations/

In addition to the City of Waterville ordinances, Colby has instituted additional rules for the Concourse.  Any violation of these rules will be enforced through the Dean of Conduct’s Office.


Student Parking

There are three parking areas that students need to be aware of and familiar with their rules.  Each has its unique set of rules.  Students that park on campus must obtain a commuter parking permit. In the event you need to park downtown please adhere to the parking rules.

Appleton Street Parking Lot

Because the parking lot is small, each apartment is only issued one parking space. To help manage the parking lot, each apartment will be issued a Colby parking hanger that must be hung from the rearview mirror of the vehicle at all times it is in the parking lot. Campus Life will manage the Colby parking hangers. Vehicles that do not display a Colby parking hanger will be subject to a Colby parking ticket and/or towed at the owner’s expense. If you are going to park your vehicle on campus, you must have a commuter parking permit issued by Security. The Colby parking hanger only grants authority to park in the Appleton Street parking lot.

Head of Falls

The Head of Falls is the preferred parking lot for students that do not have a Colby parking hanger that need to park downtown.  There is no space on campus for long term parking for commuters.  The lot is a city owned parking lot that is intended for long term, overnight parking.

Concourse Parking

The Concourse is a city owned parking lot that is intended for customers visiting the many establishments in the area.  The city has designated both 2 hour parking and all day parking within the lot.  When there is a large influx of students using the lot during business hours it disrupts the normal flow of customer parking.  This disruption has not reflected positively on Colby or the students living at Alfond Commons.  Colby believes in the sense of community and to facilitate that sense of community Colby has had to institute additional rules for parking in the Concourse.

The nine parking spaces directly behind Alfond Commons that face the library are designated 2 hour parking from 8:00a-06:00p., Monday-Friday.  These particular spaces service the Waterville Library.  Many of the 400 visitors a day are elderly or have mobility issues and need to park in these spaces.  Students are not allowed to park in these spaces during hours the library is open.

Waterville Public Library Hours

Sunday              Closed

Monday             10AM–7PM

Tuesday            10AM–7PM

Wednesday      10AM–7PM

Thursday          10AM–7PM

Friday               10AM–5PM

Saturday          10AM–3PM

 

The parking spaces in the area in front of the Pagoda Express, Yardgoods Center, Made in Maine shop, Villager Restaurant… are designated 2 hour parking from 8:00a-6:00p, Monday-Friday.  These spaces service the businesses that are in front of them and many of the patrons are elderly.  When the spaces are occupied by students, patrons are inhibited from visiting the businesses.  Students should not park in these spaces from 8:00a-6:00p, Monday-Saturday.

The remaining spaces in the Concourse are either 2 hour parking or all day parking.  Students are not allowed to park in these spaces from 7:00A-7:00P.

In addition to any city imposed fine, students in violation of the above rules are subject to a conduct violation.


Lockwood


General Parking Information

There is limited parking for residents that live at the Lockwood. Directly across Front Street there is parking associated with Lockwood. Each room will be issued one Colby parking hanger permitting use of the Lockwood parking lot.  The hanger must be hung from the rearview mirror of the vehicle at all times it is in the parking lot.

Vehicles that do not display a Colby parking hanger will be subject to a Colby parking ticket and/or towed at the owner’s expense.

The Colby parking hanger is only valid for the Lockwood parking lot.  Any student vehicle parking on campus must have a parking permit sticker.

The City of Waterville has ordinances related to parking. Please be a good representative of Colby and adhere to the ordinances.  http://www.waterville-me.gov/downtown-parking-regulations/

In addition to the City of Waterville ordinances, Colby has instituted additional rules for the Concourse.  Any violation of these rules will be enforced through the Dean of Conduct’s Office.


Student Parking

There are three parking areas that students need to be aware of and familiar with their rules.  Each has its unique set of rules.  Students that park on campus must obtain a commuter parking permit.  In the event you need to park downtown please adhere to the parking rules.

Lockwood Parking Lot

Because the parking lot is small, each room is only issued one parking space. To help manage the parking lot, each apartment will be issued a Colby parking hanger that must be hung from the rearview mirror of the vehicle at all times it is in the parking lot. Campus Life will manage the Colby parking hangers. Vehicles that do not display a Colby parking hanger will be subject to a Colby parking ticket and/or towed at the owner’s expense. If you are going to park your vehicle on campus, you must have a commuter parking permit issued by Security. The Colby parking hanger only grants authority to park in the Lockwood parking lot.

Head of Falls

The Head of Falls is the preferred parking lot for students that do not have a Colby parking hanger that need to park downtown.  The lot is a city owned parking lot that is intended for long term, overnight parking.

Concourse Parking

The Concourse is a city owned parking lot that is intended for customers visiting the many establishments in the area.  The city has designated both 2 hour parking and all day parking within the lot.  When there is a large influx of students using the lot during business hours it disrupts the normal flow of customer parking.  This disruption has not reflected positively on Colby or the students living at Alfond Commons.  Colby believes in the sense of community and to facilitate that sense of community Colby has had to institute additional rules for parking in the Concourse.

The nine parking spaces directly behind Alfond Commons that face the library are designated 2 hours parking from 8:00a-06:00p., Monday-Friday.  These particular spaces service the Waterville Library.  Many of the 400 visitors a day are elderly or have mobility issues and need to park in these spaces.  Students are not allowed to park in these spaces during hours the library is open.

Waterville Public Library Hours

Sunday              Closed

Monday             10AM–7PM

Tuesday            10AM–7PM

Wednesday      10AM–7PM

Thursday          10AM–7PM

Friday               10AM–5PM

Saturday          10AM–3PM

 

The parking spaces in the area in front of the Pagoda Express, Yardgoods Center, Made in Maine shop, Villager Restaurant… are designated 2 hour parking from 8:00a-6:00p, Monday-Friday.  These spaces service the businesses that are in front of them and many of the patrons are elderly.  When the spaces are occupied by students, patrons are inhibited from visiting the businesses.  Students should not park in these spaces from 8:00a-6:00p, Monday-Saturday.

The remaining spaces in the Concourse are either 2 hour parking or all day parking.  Students are not allowed to park in these spaces from 7:00A-7:00P.

In addition to any city imposed fine, students in violation of the above rules are subject to a conduct violation.


While Waterville is a safe community, there is no reason to take chances. By following these simple rules you can ensure your safety.

The parking lot is small, backing into the space is always safer.

Drive slowly and cautiously.

Be aware of your surroundings – look for people and if you are uncomfortable, drive away.

Always lock your vehicle – thieves look for easy opportunities.

Do not hide a key on your vehicle.

Do not leave anything of value in your vehicle. If you must, secure it in the trunk before you get to the lot. Even the presence of a charging cord can be an invitation to a thief.

Do not put anything that identifies you or your vehicle on your key ring. If you lose your keys it will help a thief find your vehicle or your residence.

Have your keys in your hand as you approach your vehicle for fast entry if needed.

Call Security, 859-5530, for an escort anytime you have concerns

If you are going to park your vehicle on campus, you must have a parking permit issued by Security. The Colby parking hanger only grants authority to park in the Appleton Street or Lockwood parking lot.

The City of Waterville has ordinances related to parking. Please be a good representative of Colby and adhere to the ordinances.

Colby assumes no responsibility for damage to or theft of or from any vehicle parked in the Appleton Street or Lockwood parking lots or on Colby property. Anyone who parks a vehicle on College property does so at his/her own risk.