Campus Motor Vehicle Regulations
Operators of motor vehicles upon Saint Anselm College property must remember that motor vehicle regulations are in effect throughout the year to include summer housing, conference times, all breaks, weekends and holidays. Vehicles must be parked in designated parking areas during these times. Goffstown Police Officers regularly patrol Saint Anselm College in addition to Campus Safety and Security Officers.
- The registrant of the vehicle will be held responsible for parking and traffic violations in which his/her vehicle is involved, regardless of who is operating the vehicle at the time of the violation. (It is, therefore, the responsibility of the registrant to advise all those who operate his/her vehicle on campus property of all college regulations.)
- Waiver of regulations by any member of the college community or a campus safety officer is not acceptable as an appeal for violations.
- All resident Freshmen are restricted to parking in the South lot at all times.
- Faculty, staff and students are prohibited from parking in the Visitor Lot.
- Campus roads are one-way with the exception of the following:
- Rundlett Hill Road- the road by the Carr Center and Cushing Building
- Lambert Lane- the road by the picnic area at the end of the football field
- The Kavanaugh Extension Lot roadway- the road that runs by the baseball and football fields
- The Davison roadway- the road that runs behind the dining hall
- Bernard Way- the road that leads into and through Bernard Court
- Parking along all campus roads, including in front of the Abbey Church, is prohibited.
- The speed limit on all campus roads and in all parking lots is not to exceed 15 mph.
- Any vehicle parked overnight (after 2 a.m.) in any lot other than those previously indicated or on any campus road may be ticketed and towed.
- Any disabled vehicle left overnight in an unauthorized lot must be reported to Campus Safety and Security.
- Campus Safety & Security can be reached by calling 603- 641-7000.
- Simply request that the answering service operator notify the officer on-duty that your vehicle is disabled.
- You must provide your name, campus address, phone number where you can be reached in the event your vehicle must be moved, vehicle information (make, model, license plate) and the location of your vehicle.
- Notes left on windshields are not acceptable.
- In the case of snow removal, all disabled vehicles must be moved to an appropriate overnight lot or said vehicle will be towed at the owner's expense, without notice. (See snow removal section for more information)
- No student or staff vehicles may be left on campus during breaks without permission from the Office of Safety and Security. Once permission has been granted, any vehicles left on campus during holiday, weekends or breaks must be parked in a student designated spot in the South Lot. Any vehicle left in any other lot on campus is subject to towing at the owner's expense.
- Operating a motor vehicle on any campus land other than designated paved roadways and lots will result in the issuance of a violation for reckless operation of a motor vehicle.
- Parking spaces in front of dorms are only for parking to load or unload vehicles.
- This is strictly enforced due to the limited number of spaces available.
- If these spaces are full, you will not be permitted to park along the road or on the grass, etc. You will have to use your designated parking lot until a more proximate space is available.
- Visitors and guests wishing to park on Saint Anselm College property must obtain a visitor pass from the Office of Campus Safety and Security or a Campus Safety Officer.
- Visitor permits are to be hung from the mirror with the date of expiration, and approved parking lot clearly visible through the windshield.
- Visitors will be authorized to park in the South Lot, Kavanaugh Lot or the Baroody Lot.
- It is the responsibility of the student/employee to inform his or her guest of all campus rules and regulations.
- Students living in Benedict Court must park in student spaces. If no spaces are available, students must use the Kavanaugh Lot on campus.
- Handicap parking:
- In order to park in a designated handicap parking space, a permit issued by the State Motor Vehicle Department, or Campus Safety & Security to the specific individual currently operating the vehicle must be displayed. The vehicle must have a valid Saint Anselm parking permit.
- Any person in violation of this regulation will be issued a citation.
- This violation carries an $80.00 fine. A violation can also carry a State of New Hampshire fine of $250.00 if issued by Goffstown PD.
- The walkway that runs in front of the Dana Center and Davison Hall is a designated fire lane/pedestrian walkway. This area is a no parking zone at all times. This regulation will be strictly enforced.
- It is a violation of New Hampshire Motor Vehicle Law and the Campus Parking Regulations for any student, faculty, staff or guest to ride in the back of an open truck.
- Any student or employee who needs temporary special parking privileges must make his or her request directly to the Director of Safety and Security for approval. Until approval is received, no special parking privileges are allowed.
- Students on official businessor employed at any college facility must park in their designated student parking area and walk to the particular facility or office. They may not park in faculty/staff lots or spaces
- $30.00 per offense for students, faculty and staff with a parking permit
- $50.00 per offense for students, faculty and staff without a parking permit
- $150.00for parking in a handicap spot without a valid placard or license plate
Vehicles without Permits that accumulate THREE (3) or more tickets will be towed, without notice, at the owner's expense.
- Checks or cashmay be paid in person at the College's Business Office in the envelope issued with the ticket.
- Credit/debit cards only may be paid on-line at stanselm.thepermitstore.com.
The tow fee for vehicles found to be in violation of the Parking Rules and Regulations is $150.00.
Any vehicle belonging to a student whose privilege to park or operate a motor vehicle on campus has been revoked will be towed immediately, without notice, if seen on campus property.
Any vehicle parking on campus property that has received three (3) or more tickets for "Parking without a Valid Permit" will be placed on a tow list and subject to towing, without notice, at the owner's expense.
Any vehicle parked in the following areas may be towed without notice at the owner's expense:
- Parking in the Visitor's Lot, aka Jean Lot or Bookstore Lot.
- Non authorized vehicles parked in the Chapel Arts Lot.
- Blocking the entrance to a lot or walkway.
- Blocking a dumpster.
- Blocking access to a fire hydrant.
- Parked in a campus roadway or fire lane (such as, but not limited to, Bernard Circle, Brady / Bertrand Circle, Croydon Court, in front of the Abbey Church).
- Parked on the grass, dirt or sidewalk.
- Parked in an area that prohibits or hinders the safe passage of emergency vehicles and/or other vehicles.
- Parked in areas restricted by gates, barricades or chains.
- Students parked in a staff lot, or unauthorized lot or area.
- Parked in the Bernard Court, Saint Benedict Court or Collins/Falvey Lots without the appropriate permit.
- Parked overnight (after 2:00 a.m.), in any lot other than those previously listed.
- In any area on the campus that has been designated as a secure area by the Director of Campus Safety & Security.
- Any vehicle parked in an unauthorized overnight parking lot orother unauthorized area will be towed, without notice, at the owner'sexpense.
- All disabled vehicles must be moved to an appropriate overnight parking lot or will be towed at the owner's expense.
Snow Emergency and Storm Cleanup:
At any time, Saint Anselm College Officials can designate a Snow Emergency or Storm Cleanup. These events can be throughout the 24 hour period and can run for consecutive days.
- In the event of snow removal/clean-up where large parking areas need to be cleared and treated, the Office of Safety and Security shall consult with SAC Physical Plant, Residence Life and Education, and SAC Communications to issue campus wide notifications that these measures will be undertaken. A schedule of which lots will be cleared and which cars must be moved will be posted on the college web site, SAC Facebook and SAC Twitter accounts. Signs will be posted at the affected lots, and notices placed in the appropriate dorm facilities. These directives must be adhered to. Failure to comply with these requests may result in cars being towed at the owner's expense.
- Any vehicle blocking or partially blocking a designated overnight parking lot or any other parking area that requires snow removal or clean-up, or any vehicle parked in such a way as to prohibit snow removal or clean-up, will be towed without notice at the owner's expense
Saint Anselm College is not responsible for any damages incurred by towing, independent vendors perform the removal.
Revocation of Privileges
The privilege to park and operate a vehicle on campus property may be revoked. The student's privilege may be placed on permanent removal status by the Director of Safety and Security or the Dean of Students, due to continued disregard for motor vehicle regulations to include, but not limited to:
- The accumulation of ten (10) or more violations during the academic year.
- Flagrant violation of the regulations. Reckless driving - on or off campus.
- Driving while intoxicated - on or off campus.
- Any violation or combination of violations that jeopardizes the safety of the college community.
- Failure to purchase a permit after being towed for same.
Resident students will receive written notification in their campus box, (at the mail center) and non-resident students at their home address, if their privilege to park or operate a motor vehicle on campus property has been revoked.
Students who have been notified that their privilege to park or operate a vehicle on campus has been revoked must move their vehicle off-campus by the date indicated.
If the vehicle is found on campus property after the revocation date, it will be towed at the owner's expense and the student may be subject to further disciplinary action.
Citations may only be appealed online by linking to stanselm.thepermitstore.com, selecting the citations icon and following the listed procedure. Campus Safety and Security will not consider appeals made in person to the office.
An appeal must be submitted within ten (10) days of the date the ticket was issued, after which time the ticket enters the billing process. All appeals filed after the ten (10) day time span will not be accepted.
Any appeal from a person who does not have a valid permit will be rejected.
Handicap Citations: Appeals will be considered only from those who possess a valid State, or Safety and Security issued handicap placard or plate registered in their name.
A response to the appeal will be e-mailed to the address listed in your iParq account as soon as possible. If you are not satisfied with the decision, you may submit a written request to have the appeal reviewed to the Traffic Board of Review. The procedure for doing so is outlined below.
Visitors who receive traffic violations while on campus may return violation notices to the traffic office during business hours prior to leaving campus. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Traffic Board of Review convenes to adjudicate requests for review of traffic citation appeals.
The Board is composed of three members - an administrator, a faculty member and a student.
The administrative officer shall be appointed by the Vice President of Human Resources and Administration. The faculty member shall be appointed by the Vice President of Human Resources and Administration, after consultation with the Director of Safety & Security and the Faculty Senate President. The student member shall be appointed by the Vice President of Human Resources and Administration, after consultation with the Director of Safety & Security, the Dean of Students and the Student Body President. The Chair is elected annually by the members of the Board.
A written request must be filed with the Office of the Director of Campus Safety and Security within ten (10) days of the date the appeal was rejected, or notice of Permanent Removal Status is in effect. Said request must include the following information:
- automobile registration number
- SAC permit number
- nature of the offense(s)
- reason(s) for requesting the appeal be reviewed
Students may deliver their written request in a sealed envelope to the Office of Safety & Security. It is the responsibility of the Director of Safety and Security to notify the Chair that a review has been requested by forwarding the written request the Chair of the Board. A meeting of the Traffic Board of Review will be convened as soon as the member's schedules will accommodate.
After an initial review of the case, the Board may decide that there are insufficient grounds for reconsideration of the appeal and, subsequently, dismiss the case. If a majority of the Board members decide to hear the case, the person requesting the review may, at the discretion of the Board, be asked to appear at the hearing. In the event of a hearing, a member of the Office of Safety and Security will be consulted.
All three Board members must be present at each hearing and render a decision by a majority of the board members. The Chair will communicate the decision reached by the Board to the Director of Safety and Security and the appellant.
Based on experience and information gained from the hearing, the Board may suggest to the Director of Safety and Security areas where clarification of the regulations may be in order.
The decision of the Board is final.