Operation of motor vehicles on University property is a privilege granted by the University. It may be withdrawn at any time if you fail to comply with the rules and regulations set forth. Failure to comply may also result in your vehicle being towed from campus at your expense. This applies to any vehicle whether it is a car, truck, van or a motorcycle.
University parking is available to all employees, students, and visitors and to those persons who conduct business with the University. To be eligible to park on campus you must obtain a full time hangtag parking decal, part time hangtag parking decal or visitors parking permit through the office of Public Safety and Security located in St. Brigid Hall or the Campbell Solution Center.
Freshmen who bring a vehicle to campus will be required to park at a remote parking site off the main campus. Transportation will be provided for students to and from this remote parking lot.
Persons with Disabilities who have been issued appropriate state identification for their vehicles must obtain a University parking decal to park their vehicles on University property in the spaces reserved for handicapped parking. State issued handicapped identification in itself does not permit parking on Campus property. Students and employees who are temporarily handicapped due to accidents etc. must contact the Department of Public Safety and Security for a temporary handicap permit.
Costs for parking hangtag decals for September 2013 - August 2014:
Resident Students - $75
Commuter Students - $45
Weekend Nursing Students - $25
Parking Permits (hangtag decal)
Permits must be purchased for the full year.
Students who register for the Spring 2014 semester will be charged as follows:
Commuter/First Year Resident/Graduate $20
These hangtags will be valid from January-August 2013. All students will re-register their cars in August/September for the 2013-2014 school years.
Parking for Summer Sessions 2013:
All students must register their car with the Office of Public Safety and Security located in St. Brigid Hall. If you have a current parking decal for the 2012-2013(valid September 2012- August 2013) school year, you do not have to re-register your car. If you are a new student to Gwynedd Mercy University beginning summer 2013, the cost is listed below. All students must register or re-register their car for the 2013-2014 (valid September 2013-August 2014) school year beginning August 15, 2013.
One session only $10
Both sessions $15
Student IDs- All students must carry a valid Gwynedd Mercy University Student ID while on campus or to ride the Gwynedd Mercy University Express. The student ID Center is located in Campbell Hall. Please call in advance for an appointment or with any questions at 215-646-7300, ext. 21255.
Hangtag decals are not transferable from person to person without permission from Security. Hang tag decals may be transferred from vehicle to vehicle, provided the vehicles are driven by the same person who obtained the hangtag and all vehicles are registered with Security.
Temporary permits are available for visitors and guests. Faculty and Administrators who expect large numbers of visitors or groups of visitors must notify the Security Office at least ten (10) days in advance. The Security Office will prepare permits to accommodate the visitor's or groups.
Students who wish to obtain a temporary permit for a guest must apply in the Security Office in person with the registration information of the vehicle they wish to park on campus. There is a $1 fee for overnight parking.
The security of the parking permit hangtag decal is the responsibility of the purchaser. If your decal is lost or stolen it must be reported to Security immediately and it can be replaced. The original decal will be voided and future use will result in appropriate fines. All tickets issued to a vehicle with a hangtag decal will be charged to the student or employee who was issued the decal.
Disabled vehicles must be reported to the Security Office and the owner/driver should advise Security if it is to be towed or repaired. The owner/driver can have it towed by anyone and need not use a designated towing company. As a means of deterring theft, Security will not permit anyone to tow or repair a vehicle unless the owner/driver has first notified Security.
illegally parked vehicles will be subject to parking tickets or, in extreme circumstances, may be booted or towed. Vehicles parked near fire hydrants, in handicapped spaces, or in loading zones will be subject to greater fines. All parking tickets must be paid within five (5) days of receipt. Failure to pay parking tickets may result in the revocation of parking privileges and the inability to register for classes. Parking on the grass is discouraged and strictly enforced with a ticket and a boot.
On campus security officers as well as local police authorities enforce parking and traffic regulations. Vehicles parked in violation of the policy will be ticketed at a minimum rate of $30 a ticket and there is an additional $30 boot removal fee. Anyone wishing to appeal a ticket may do so by stopping in security at anytime within 5 days of the ticket date, completing the appeal form and attaching the ticket to it.
Boot and Towing Policy:
A motor vehicle that remains illegally parked can be ticketed every 24 hours. A vehicle ticketed two (2) or more times over 72 hours will be ticketed and booted and may be towed.
A vehicle parked in a manner so as to cause a hazard i.e. blocking fire lanes, handicapped access, etc. will be ticketed and towed.
A vehicle illegally parked in a reserved space will be ticketed, booted or towed.
Vehicles with three or more unanswered tickets will be booted or towed.
A ticketed vehicle whose owner or driver is unidentified will be booted or towed.
Employees and or students, who accumulate three (3) or more unanswered tickets in a school year, may lose their parking privileges for the following academic year.
Please access our web page address for more complete information on parking, parking lots and other parking related issues (www.gmc.edu)
Parking is permitted only in lined spaces in the appropriate designated parking lot. Under no condition is parking permitted in fire zones, along driveways, on the grass, loading bays, or in any area, which could create a safety hazard.
Parking is assigned in the following manner:
Faculty – St. Bernard Hall, Byrne Lot, Connelly Faculty Center Lot, Keiss Hall, Trocaire.
Resident Students – Loyola Hall, St. Brigid Hall, Trocaire, Alexandria Hall.
First year Resident Students will be assigned parking spaces in a designated area of the Siemen's parking lot located next to campus. They will be provided transportation to and from these spaces.
Commuter Students – The Griffin Complex and Trocaire.
Visitors – All lots EXCEPT St. Bernard's Hall, Assumption Hall, and Connelly Faculty Center Lot.
Theft or Vandalism
Please report all accidents or incidents of theft or vandalism to vehicles immediately to the Director of Public Safety and Security by calling 215-641-7300, ext. 21522.
Gwynedd Mercy University is not liable for damages to vehicles that result from accidents, theft, vandalism or being struck by a ball originating from one of the University sports fields
Driving on Campus
Please be mindful that the speed limit on campus is 15 mph. Speed bumps and traffic signs are located at strategic points on campus for your safety and the safety of others. Multiple moving or parking violations may result in the revocation of parking privileges.
The Gwynedd Mercy University Parking Committee meets periodically to address parking issues on campus. The Committee consists of faculty, staff, and students. For more information on the parking committee, or if you would like to raise an issue for consideration by the Committee, please contact the Department of Public Safety and Security at 215-542-5785 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking Appeals Board
The Gwynedd Mercy University Appeals Board meets twice each semester to review appeals of traffic citations. This Committee is made up of faculty, staff and students.