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17.7 - Parking on Campus



Last Updated:  8/2016

Applies to:  All employees


Registration Requirements

All motor vehicles parked on campus must be registered with the college. Registration is done online via the MyBethel portal. There is no cost for the registration of a vehicle with the college. A properly registered vehicle will be issued a parking decal from Campus Safety. Staff/faculty will receive e-mail notification from Campus Safety when this decal is ready to be picked up. Staff/faculty must bring the following documents to the Campus Safety office to obtain their parking decal: a valid driver’s license, current vehicle registration, and proof of insurance. Decals should be attached to the lower left corner on the exterior of the rear window.

Motorcycles and Mopeds

Motorcycles and mopeds must be registered and insured in the same manner as any other motor vehicle parked on campus. The parking decal for these vehicles must be affixed to the front left fork. Drivers are to abide by the same parking and driving regulations as other motor vehicles. Under no circumstances will motorcycles or mopeds be allowed in any campus building.

Liability Waiver

The college accepts no responsibility for damage or theft of motor vehicles which may occur on campus. Additionally, the college is not liable for loss of property from within a motor vehicle parked on campus. Any vehicle registered with the college is required to be insured. All accidents, damage, or theft occurring on campus should be reported to Campus Safety and a direct supervisor immediately.

Driving Regulations on Campus

Bethel College is primarily a pedestrian campus. Pedestrians should be given the right of way at all times. The maximum speed limit on campus is 10 MPH and slower when conditions warrant. Citations (with associated fines) will be issued for moving violations. Examples are: disregarding a stop sign, speeding, reckless driving, etc. Under no circumstances are vehicles to be driven on the grass, sidewalks, or other unauthorized places. Towing of sleds, bikes, skateboards, hover boards, etc. on campus is not allowed.

Parking Regulations

Specific parking areas have been designated for resident and commuter students, as well as for staff/faculty, and visitors. Vehicles found in violation of these regulations may be issued a citation (with associated fines). Parking is prohibited on sidewalks, on the grass, in landscaping areas, in loading zones, and in fire lanes. Spaces identified as handicap, service vehicle, or resident director are reserved 24/7.

Staff/faculty parking:

  • Staff/Faculty spaces at Goodman, Wiekamp, Everest-Rohrer, Middleton Hall of Science, Bowen Library, and near the Huffman Administration building are reserved for staff use between 7:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday—Friday. Outside of these times, staff spaces may be used by visitors and commuters.
  • Most unmarked parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of residential halls are reserved for resident use 24/7.
  • Staff may park in visitor spaces between 5:00 pm-7:00 am, Monday—Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday.
  • General lots are available for staff/faculty use 24/7. This includes the unmarked spaces in the Everest-Rohrer, Wiekamp, Athletic, and Art Center lots.

Citations and Fines

Unmoved vehicles in violation of parking regulations may be issued a citation every 24 hours. The college reserves the right to pursue available methods (including immobilization) to identify the owner/operator of any vehicle which remains unregistered and parked on campus. Abandoned vehicles, vehicles parked in restricted areas, or vehicles not moved upon request will be subject to towing. All costs associated with immobilization or relocation of a vehicle will be the responsibility of the owner/operator. Verbal assault of a Campus Safety Officer engaged in official duties (traffic enforcement, citation issuance, etc.) will not be tolerated. Such instances will be forwarded to the Human Resources office for review.

  • The FIRST citation for parking violations is a warning with no fine.
  • The SECOND citation and beyond for parking violations will be a $25 fine.
  • All citations for driving violations will be a $25 fine.
  • A staff member receiving excessive citations may be subject to the disciplinary process as outlined in the HR manual.
  • All fines can be paid at the Business office (Huffman Building, normal business hours).
  • If a staff/faculty member would like to appeal a citation, they may file the proper form as found on the Campus Safety webpage. Appeals must be submitted within 7 days of the citation issue date. All appeals will be reviewed by the Director of Campus Safety, with a reply given within 7 days.