Parking Information

Parking Information

Below is information on motor vehicle registration, parking permits, parking lot designations, restrictions, violations, traffic enforcement and emergency vehicle removal.

IMPORTANT NOTICES

  • All parking on campus is by permit.  Permits must be obtained through the Department of Public Safety.
  • Students are never considered visitors or employees for the purpose of parking.
  • The College reserves the right to boot or remove any vehicle from campus when that vehicle is found in violation of the Siena College Rules and Regulations.
  • Personal vehicles owned by other than Siena College are not covered by Siena’s Insurance policies.  The college cannot assume responsibility for loss, damage or theft of property from the personal vehicles that are parked on campus.
  • RESIDENT FRESHMAN students are students attending their first year of college.  A student elevated to sophomore academic status anytime during their first year at Siena will still be considered a freshman for the purpose of parking.
  • Disabled or Abandoned Vehicles are not allowed to park on Siena property.  These vehicles may be removed at the owner’s expense.

MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION

A. All persons parking a vehicle on campus must register their vehicle with the Public Safety Department. The cost of the permit will be billed directly to the student’s account upon obtaining a parking permit.

B. Upon presentation of a State Department of Motor Vehicle Registration, Siena Saint Card and completion of the online registration form, a campus parking permit will be issued. The permit must be affixed to the driver’s side, rear most side window and must be visible at all times.
Faculty, Staff and Guests must affix their hangtag to the rear view mirror

C. Improper display or not affixing the permit to the vehicle will subject the registrant to a fine.

D. Registering the vehicle of another person not authorized to have a vehicle on campus will subject both parties to a $100 fine and the loss of vehicle privileges on campus.

E. Permits are not transferable from one person to another or from one student vehicle to another. Should a permit be observed on a vehicle other than the one for which it was issued, the vehicle will be considered unregistered. The vehicle will be subject to being issued a ticket, booted and or towed from campus at the owner’s expense.

F. Permits issued to Faculty/Staff are transferable between vehicles but not from one person to another. Faculty/Staff permits given to another person will be confiscated and destroyed.

PERMITS

Each student who qualifies for a parking permit will be issued one permit per vehicle which is non-transferrable.  A temporary permit will not be issued for successive days unless there are extenuating circumstances as determined by the Director of Public Safety.

Any person found in possession of a stolen faculty/staff hangtag will be referred (if student) to Student Affairs for disciplinary action.  In cases where Faculty/Staff is found in possession of a stolen faculty/staff permit, the employee will be referred to the college's employee or faculty handbooks for disciplinary action.

The following types of permits are available through the Public Safety Office.
See the link above to the Parking Rules and Regulations for the complete eligibility and rules for each type of permit.

1. Student Permits

2. Student Temporary Permits

3. Resident Freshman Permits – Resident Freshmen are prohibited from having a vehicle on campus. Two exceptions are:

A. Medical Exception

B. Employment Exception

4. Employee Permits

5. Guest Permits

6. Handicap Permits

7. MAC Member Permits

PARKING BY LOT DESIGNATIONS

(Only one vehicle is allowed per parking spot)

Student Parking  – (Designated by White Lines)
Malloy Circle – The parallel parking spaces to the rear of Cushing Village
Lot “B” – The lot in the rear of Cushing Village
Lot “C” - Located at Snyder Hall
Clare Circle – The parking area surrounding MacClosky Square
Chapel Road – Spaces south of the Chapel
Lot “F” – The lot adjacent to the baseball field
Lot “G” – Located on the north side of the Morrell Science Center, excluding faculty and staff
Lot “H” – Located on the north side of Foy Hall
Lot “N” – Located at the immediate front of Hines Hall
Lot “Q” – Located on the west side of Padua road, across from Padua Hall
Lot “R” – Located on the south side of Padua Hall
Lot “S” – Located on the south side of Hennepin and Ryan Halls
Lot “U” - Located on the east side of Turchi Road across from McGuire Hall
Lot “W” – Located to the rear of Plassmann Hall in front of the MAC

Resident Freshmen with Special Permission
Resident freshmen who have received permission to have a vehicle on campus may only park in Lot "U” in spaces designated by white lines.

Faculty and Staff Parking - (Designated by Yellow Lines)

Lot “A” – Located to the rear of the St. Francis House on Maloy Circle
Lot “C” – Located at the Snyder Hall
Lot “D” – located on the north side of Snyder Hall
Lot “E” – The spaces outside the Clare Center and on Francis Drive
Lot “F” – The spaces located to the rear of the Morrell Science Center
Lot “G” – Located to the rear of Roger Bacon, in designated spaces, along the eastside of the sidewalk to the town houses
Lot “I” –  Located off of Middlefield Road next to Rosetti Hall
Lot “K” – Located between the Maintenance Building and the tree line directly in front of that building, and on the west side of the Maintenance Building
Lot “L” – Located on the west side of Foy Hall on Friars Road (NOTE: After 5:00p.m. commuter students may use the lot until midnight)
Lot “M” – Located at the front of Siena Hall, all spaces in front of that building.
Lot “O” – Located at the rear of Hines Hall at the Handicap Entrance
Lot “P” – Located at the rear of Hines Hall south of the east wing
Lot “T” – Located at Maguire Hall, has east and west areas, the east side has four spaces designated for faculty and staff. The west side is designated for Admission's visitors only
Lot “U” – Located on the east side of the Turchi Road entrance to the College
Lot “V” – Located on the south side of the MAC.
Chapel Road – The spaces north of the Chapel

Long Term Parking - Lot "B", "F" or the Trustco Bank Center

When leaving campus, vehicles left behind must be moved to the "Long Term Parking Areas", These areas are designated as Lot B (rear of Cushing Village),  Lot F (next to the baseball field) or the Trustco Bank Center which is located across the street from the main campus.Vehicles left in other lots WILL BE TOWED when necessary to remove snow or any other emergency, with the person responsible for the vehicle being billed for the tow charges.

ADDITIONAL LOT RESTRICTIONS

1. Parking spaces are color coded. White lined spaces are for students and visitors. Yellow lined spaces are for faculty and staff. Students and employees must park between the proper colored lines for their designation. Spaces lined in blue are for vehicles bearing valid Siena Handicap Permits and/or plates. Parking tickets for violations will be issued based on the line colors, even in the event there is no sign posting such regulations.

2. Parking Lot “L”, located on the west side of Foy Hall is reserved for faculty and staff parking. However from 5:00 p.m. until midnight commuter students may park in this lot.

3. Lots “O”, “P” and the portion of Padua Rd. from the entry to Lot “P” north are now “Restricted Areas” including Service Rd. and the parking area adjacent to Lonnstrom Hall. A red line painted on Padua Rd. and 2 signs which state “No Student Vehicles Beyond This Point”, identify the restricted area. No student vehicle is permitted north of the red line and any student vehicle in that area will be ticketed and/or booted.

PERSISTENT VIOLATORS

Any person whose vehicle has been ticketed six times will be declared a “Persistent Violator”. Persistent violators receiving a seventh ticket or subsequent tickets, in addition to the ticket, will have their vehicle booted and/or towed from campus. Any vehicle that obtains three or more tickets for being unregistered will be booted. The fines and tow charges for their vehicle will be the responsibility of the operator/owner of the vehicle. People who have been declared a persistent violator will remain such for the remainder of the current academic year regardless of the status of their parking fines (paid or unpaid). When the next academic year commences, all former persistent violators will have their records cleared and will start the year without carrying forward the persistent violator designation.

TICKET APPEAL PROCEDURE

Persons who have received tickets may appeal the violation to the Traffic Appeals Committee. The committee is comprised of faculty, staff and students.
All Student appeals must be appealed online through their Web for Students Account. Once logged in there;

Choose the option "Outstanding Citations"

  • A list of tickets will appear that have been written to the account.
  • Select the button for the ticket you wish to appeal.
  • Type in your comments on the grounds for which you are appealing the ticket.
  • You will then receive an acknowledgement of the appeal.
  • You can then track the status of your appeal to see if it was granted or denied.

All Staff and Faculty appeals must be appealed through the web by logging into Employee Self Service.
After you enter the secure area, you click on Personal Information and the choose BOSSCARS.

Choose the option "Outstanding Citations"

  • A list of tickets will appear that have been written to the account
  • Select the button for the ticket you wish to appeal
  • Type in your comments on the grounds for which you are appealing the ticket
  • You will then receive an acknowledgement of the appeal
  • You can then track the status of your appeal to see if it was granted or denied

All decisions of the Committee are final.  NOTE: Appeals must be submitted to the Committee within 60 calendar days from the date of the cited violation. Appeals received after the 60 days will not be considered by the Committee.

EMERGENCY VEHICLE REMOVAL

Any student, faculty or staff member, or any other person leaving campus for an extended period of time (i.e. a sports team trip, a family emergency, winter recess, a long weekend, vacation, etc.) who intends to leave their vehicle on campus should be aware of our emergency vehicle removal procedures. These procedures dictate that at times we must clear certain areas, such as but not limited to parking lots and roadways. Abandoned vehicles, vehicles left behind by those leaving campus, disabled vehicles and even legally parked vehicles may need to be removed under circumstances beyond our control. Snow removal, construction needs, parking lot closures, repair problems and emergencies will dictate the removal of these vehicles. In all instances an attempt to notify vehicle owners will be made by on-campus means. This may include e-mail, public announcements, flyers and telephone messages when practical. When leaving campus, vehicles left behind must be moved to the "Long Term Parking Areas", These areas are designated as Lot B (rear of Cushing Village),  Lot F (next to the baseball field) or the Trustco Bank Center which is located across the street from the main campus.Vehicles left in other lots WILL BE TOWED when necessary to remove snow, with the person responsible for the vehicle being billed for the tow charges. At no time can anyone leave their vehicle parked on campus for the entire summer. If you are not enrolled in summer courses, your vehicle must be removed at the end of the academic year. If you are enrolled in courses or employed by the College, then you may have a vehicle on campus during those times. The towing of vehicles for these emergencies is infrequent but all persons should be aware that these situations could occur. The College accepts no responsibility for fees charged by towing companies for vehicle removal. All vehicles parked on campus are parked at the owner/ operators risk.