A. RESIDENT PARKING PERMITS
A resident student purchasing a Siena College parking permit will be issued a “Resident Student” parking permit. Vehicles bearing resident student parking permits may park in designated parking lots as indicated in Section 3, Lot Designations, of this booklet.
B. COMMUTER PARKING PERMITS
Any commuting student purchasing a Siena College parking permit will be issued a “Commuter Student” parking permit. Commuter students are allowed to park in Lots B, F, G, H and U.
C. RESIDENT FRESHMEN PERMITS
Due to the limited amount of parking on campus; resident freshmen are not allowed to have a vehicle on campus. All resident freshmen students must obtain prior authorization from Public Safety to have a vehicle on campus even if it is for a limited time. Temporary parking permits will not be issued to resident freshmen without prior approval from Public Safety. Failure to receive permission will result in a $100 fine and may subject the student to denial of his/her request. Any parking tickets received during the time period that the car was on campus without approval may not be appealed. Exceptions to his policy may be requested in writing to the Director of Public Safety.
The two exceptions to this policy are for Medical and Employment reasons only.
All resident freshmen students must obtain prior authorization from Public Safety to have a vehicle on campus even if it is for a limited time. Resident freshmen may request a parking permit based on medical requirements. Students with a current or pre-existing medical condition that are under the treatment of a physician may request a “Medical Parking Permit Request” form. The form may be obtained from the Public Safety Office as well as the website. This form must be completed by the attending physician and returned to Public Safety and Health Services for review. The Director of Health Services will review the documentation and forward a recommendation to the Director of Public Safety. If the request is approved, the student will be required to present a receipt for treatment or a valid script from the medical practitioner on a monthly basis.
All resident freshmen students must obtain prior authorization from Public Safety to have a vehicle on campus even if it is for a limited time. Resident freshmen with the need to maintain employment may request a parking permit. The criteria for this exception include a minimum of 20 hours per week of regularly scheduled employment within 25 miles of the campus. The college does not accept sporadic or under-the-table employment as sufficient for an exception. Resident freshmen students requesting this exception must present the following to the Director of Public Safety in writing: a letter from the student requesting the permit stating the reason for the request, the specific days and hours the student will work and a letter from the employer on company letter head stationary, stating the hours and days scheduled. If the exception is approved, the student must provide proof of continued employment on a monthly basis. The student must submit copies of pay stubs from company paychecks by the fifth of each month. Failure to submit documentation on the fifth of the month will result in the loss of the exception and forfeiture of the parking permit. If cancelled, the permit must be promptly surrendered to the Public Safety Department or a $100 fine will be imposed and levied on the student’s account. Freshmen granted an exception will only be permitted to park in Lot “U” in spaces marked with white lines.
NOTE: Freshmen permits may be denied or revoked by the Director of Public Safety if the student is in violation of the Siena Code of Conduct. Freshmen permits may be suspended for the remainder of the semester for any freshman student who has received three tickets for violations of the College’s Traffic Rules and Regulations.
Temporary Permits for Resident Freshmen:
Resident freshmen must obtain prior authorization to have a vehicle on campus even if it is for a limited time. Temporary parking permits will not be issued to resident freshmen without prior approval from the Director of Public Safety. Temporary permits for resident freshmen are only for medical reasons, and only two temporary permits will be granted to a freshman during an academic year. Failure to receive permission will result in a fine of $100 and may subject the student to denial of his/her future requests for a Freshman Parking Permit. Any parking tickets received during the time period that the vehicle was on campus without prior approval may not be appealed.
D. TEMPORARY PARKING PERMITS FOR SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, AND SENIORS:
Temporary parking permits for upper class students and non-resident students may be obtained from the Office of Public Safety. Temporary permits may be obtained from the Office of Public Safety, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at no cost. “Temporary Parking Permits” are issued to upper class students, visitors and non-resident students who demonstrate need and who would otherwise be entitled to possess a regular parking permit. People visiting students must be accompanied by their host when obtaining a temporary parking permit. Hosts will be held responsible for all parking tickets received by their guests during their stay.
E. GUEST PARKING PERMITS:
Guests may receive permits that will be valid for up to 48 hours. Any guest who arrives after 6:00 p.m. on a Friday will be issued a temporary parking permit that expires at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. Any guest who arrives Monday through Friday and needs to obtain a temporary parking permit from the Office of Public Safety can do so 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at no cost. “Online Guest Permits” are available when registering a guest and is valid for weekends only (Friday at 6pm until Sunday at 6pm). Guest permits are valid for Lots F-G-H-U only and between white lines ONLY.
F. HANDICAP PARKING PERMITS:
All motor vehicle operators must obtain a Siena Handicap Parking Permit if they have the need to use handicap parking on campus. These permits may be obtained from the Public Safety Office. All operators who are requesting a Siena permit must first obtain a handicap parking permit from the State, City or Town. If an operator possesses either a state issued handicap permit or handicap license plates, they must still obtain a Siena Handicap Permit. Vehicles parked on campus bearing handicap license plates or a hang tag issued by a City, Town or Village, must be registered to the operator of the motor vehicle. Requests for handicap parking permits must be accompanied by documentation from a registered physician whose care the operator of the motor vehicle is under. Vehicles bearing a proper handicap permit issued by the College may park in a designated handicap parking space. These spaces are marked with blue lines. In some cases a discharge area may be visible. Diagonal blue lines indicate discharge areas. The discharge area is not a parking space. Vehicles found in discharge areas or in handicap parking spaces without displaying a handicap permit issued by the college will be issued a ticketed for parking in a handicapped space and may be towed from campus at the owner’s expense.
G. MAC MEMBER PARKING
MAC members may park in Lots F or U.