FAQ- Student Permit Parking
Q: Are students allowed to bring their own vehicle?
A: Yes. Students are required to obtain a permit from the Office of Security. Although first year students are allowed to have a vehicle on campus, we encourage them to consider leaving their vehicle at home because of limited campus parking.
Q: Does every student vehicle need a permit to park?
A: Yes. Every student is required to have a new permit that is issued annually. If you plan to park on campus, you must register your vehicle online, and pick up your assigned permit from the Office of Security.
Q: Why is the permit necessary and important?
A: The permit will allow the Office of Security to assist in the event the owner associated with a vehicle needs to be identified in cases of an emergency or an issue of concern with that vehicle develops on or off campus.
Q: How do I apply for a parking permit?
A: Complete the on-line registration that can be found on the Office of Security webpage, https://www.colby.edu/securitydept/parking-information/ , during the registration time frame. Students will need to know their residence hall and vehicle’s registration information.
Q: How much does a student parking permit cost?
A: A student parking permit costs $100 per academic year. The fee is paid for by credit card when you sign up on the registration page. If you do not have a credit card, please contact Security. Members of the Class of 2021 are exempt from the fee.
Q: How do I obtain the issued parking permit?
A: Once the registration has been successfully submitted, the parking permit can be picked up at the Office of Security, located in room 128 of Roberts Hall.
Q: How will I know where to park?
A: You will be assigned a parking lot for the academic year when you register on-line and pay the fee.
Q: Why am I being assigned a specific parking lot?
A: We want to decrease our carbon footprint and preserve the beauty of our environment. We also want to encourage our community members to walk more, having the opportunity to interact with others and build stronger relationships. Finally, this will assist with space management because of the limited number of parking spaces available on campus.
Q: How will parking be assigned?
A: Students will be assigned to a student parking lot closest to their residence hall. We will assign these spaces on a first come, first serve basis based on class year. We assign in order of class year beginning with seniors. Each class will be provided dates to register. After the dates have passed, registration will be open to all classes.
Q: What are the dates for students to register?
A: Seniors – August 8, 9, 10
Juniors and seniors – August 11, 12, 13
Sophomores, juniors and seniors – August 14, 15, 16
First Years and upper class students- August 17 forward
Q: Where will I park if all student parking is full before I am issued a new parking permit?
A: It is possible that the parking lot closest to your residence hall becomes full before you are assigned a permit. If that occurs, students will be assigned to park in an overflow lot on campus or a remote parking lot off campus.
Q: Where do I park on campus if I live at Bill and Joan Alfond Commons, Lockwood, or off-campus?
A: Students who live in Bill and Joan Alfond Commons, Lockwood, or have been approved to live off -campus will be issued a commuter permit. Commuter parking spaces occupy the last row of the Mary Low parking lot. If those spaces are full, students will park in the overflow parking lot, which is located in the lower athletic parking lot.
Q: Where do I place my permit?
Permits should be placed on the outside of the rear windshield, in the lower left hand corner (driver’s side).
Q: Are the parking rules and regulations enforced during Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring and Summer breaks?
A: Yes. Parking regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Q: What are the parking rules?
A: The parking rules can be found at this link, https://www.colby.edu/securitydept/parking-information/
Q: What should I do if I need to load/unload my car?
A: Vehicles may be parked temporarily in roadways and driveways for up to 15 minutes for loading or unloading, provided that the emergency flashers are activated and the driver is readily available to move the vehicle. Vehicles parked for more than 15 minutes may be ticketed and/or towed without warning or notice.
Q: What should I do if I get a new license plate number or new car?
A: New cars should be registered with the Office of Security as soon as possible. A new license plate number can be updated to the existing permit vehicle information in the database. A replacement permit can be issued at the Office of Security a new vehicle.
Q: What happens if my permit is lost or stolen?
Lost or stolen permits must be immediately reported to the Office of Security.
Q: Who can I talk to regarding parking issues?
A: Calls should be directed to Security at 207-859-5530
Q: How do I appeal a ticket?
A: Individuals may appeal a parking ticket by submitting an appeal form to Security. The appeals form can be found at this link, https://www.colby.edu/securitydept/vehicle-ticket-appeal-form/