Colby College Campus Parking Information 2017-2018

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.
  7. Compliance with all parking and traffic signs is mandatory.
  8. Tickets accumulate over the academic year.

NEW Cotter Drive and Runnals Drive Closures – Any Vehicle Violating the No Parking/Traffic Policy may be ticketed and/or towed. Cotter Drive is only open to Emergency, Service, Faculty in Residence, and Handicap Permitted Vehicles.

Mandatory Vehicle Registration

All vehicles that park on Colby property must have a parking permit issued by the Department of Security. In order to better manage the parking inventory and demand for spaces, effective academic year 2018-19, a $100 annual parking permit fee will be assessed to the 2022 entering class. The fee will be phased in; the Class of 2022 and each subsequent class will be charged the fee. This website will soon be updated to include information outlining the registration process. There is a limit of one sticker per student (unless an Alfond Resident has both an Apartment and Student sticker on their vehicle). If you buy a new vehicle or have your sticker removed, be sure to contact Security for a new one. The sticker must be placed on the lower rear window on the driver’s side.

Commuter students may park in any student area of the student lots or in the athletic parking lots not designated for Faculty/Staff. Students are limited to parking only in student areas of the below lots, not in Faculty/Staff spaces.

Student Parking

Students must park their vehicles in one of four designated parking lots on campus.

  1. Mary Low Lot*

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

  1. Hillside Lot

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

  1. Roberts Lot*

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

  1. Alfond Apartments

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

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

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. Vehicles left on campus without permission will be towed at the owner’s expense. Only students living on the far side of the Mississippi River are allowed to leave their vehicle on campus while abroad or over the summer.

Winter Parking Ban

Because of the potential for severe weather conditions and snow accumulation, there is a winter parking ban in effect on campus November 15 to April 1. This means overnight parking on any roadways is not allowed. Students must park in student designated spots at all times. Permission must be granted by Security for faculty and staff to remain in Faculty and Staff parking spots. This ban is in effect all weeknights, weekends, holidays, and vacations throughout the winter ban period. Violators will be towed at their own expense.

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. The student should call prior to going to the residence hall and upon departure. 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. 

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 five tickets per academic year. The sixth ticket will result in loss of parking privileges for the remainder of the school year. 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 parking privileges are revoked.


Any vehicle parked on campus without a permit and all illegally parked vehicles are subject to being ticketed and/or being towed.

$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.