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Skidmore College
Campus Safety

Driving and Parking Rules for Campus

Vehicle Registration
  • ALL student, employee and overnight visitor vehicles parked on campus must be registered with Campus Safety.
    • This includes students living off campus.
    • Off campus resident and temporary overnight permits for guests are FREE.
    • Temporary overnight permits are issued for a maximum of three nights.
    • All Student and Employee parking permits may be obtained here
  • Student parking permits are issued based upon housing assignment.
    • Students living in apartments get different permits than students living in residence halls.
    • The type of permit you are issued identifies where you can park (see below).
    • If a student’s housing assignment changes (from residence hall to apartment or vice versa) you must contact Campus Safety to receive the correct parking permit. A new permit will be issued free of charge.
General Parking Rules
  • Parking is only permitted in designated parking areas that are clearly marked by striping. Parking in any other areas is prohibited.
  • Vehicles must be parked entirely within one designated parking spot.
    • Parking on or over parking lines is prohibited
    • This applies even when parking areas are snow covered
  • Parking is not permitted in:
    • Fire Lanes
    • Handicapped Parking spots without a permit issued by a municipality
    • Loading dock area
    • No parking zones
    • Roadways (Roadways are the portion of the highway designed and ordinarily used for vehicular travel)
    • On any grass (Any portion of a vehicle on the grass is a violation)
    • Reserved parking spaces
    • Any area blocked by traffic cones or other barriers
    • Lots or areas closed due to snow removal or construction.
    • Non-designated parking areas
  • Between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, Students residing in Northwoods or Sussman Apartments may ONLY park in Northwoods or Sussman lots.
  • Electric Vehicle charging stations are reserved for electric vehicles only.
  • These parking rules remain in effect throughout the year
  • Any vehicle improperly parked is subject to being ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expense without prior notice.
  • Repeated violations of the parking policy may result in on-campus parking privileges being suspended or revoked.
  • All parking violations and fines are automatically assigned to the registered owner's account regardless of who may have been driving at the time of the violation.    
 Specific Parking Rules Based On Location
  • The Northwoods Lot (formerly Cane Lot) is the only approved overnight parking within the Northwoods Apartment complex.
  • All parking within Northwoods, which is not within the Northwoods Lot, is special use parking with specific rules governing use.
    • There are 30 minute Load/Unload and Handicapped Access spaces only.
    • Exceeding 30 minutes in a Load/Unload space is prohibited.
    • No overnight parking except in the Northwoods Lot and handicapped spots w/permit.
  • Only Northwoods or Sussman residents (and overnight guests of these residents with temporary permits) may park in Sussman and Northwoods parking lots.
  • Between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, Students residing in Northwoods or Sussman Apartments may ONLY park in Northwoods or Sussman lots.
  • The only overnight parking lots for students living in the residence halls (Not Northwoods and Sussman apartment residents) are: Arts Quad A (Zankel), Arts Quad B (temporarily closed for construction), Falstaff’s, Tang, Wait, and West lots.
  • No vehicles may be parked in Commuter Parking Lots between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., any day of the week.
    • Commuter Parking Lots are: Case, Dance Theater/Lodge, Jonsson Tower, North Hall, North Hall East, Palamountain, Perimeter Road Parallel Spaces, Sports Center
  • Vehicles parked in the parallel parking spaces along Perimeter Road must be parked facing the direction of traffic
    • These parking spaces are closed during winter months.
  • No parking is permitted in the identified spaces reserved for child care drop off and pick up Monday through Friday. Child care spots are located outside the Early Childhood Center in Palamountain Lot and the Greenberg Child Care Center at the Lodge (near the Sports Center)
  • Parking in Barrett Loop is limited to one hour while conducting business within Barrett Center.
    • No overnight parking is permitted
Weather or Construction Related Parking Rules
  • Occasionally, parking lots will be closed for certain times to facilitate snow removal or construction. Parking lot closures will be announced via the SUNS system and email. 
    • If directed, all vehicles must be removed from identified lots by the time specified.
    • Vehicle may not re-enter the identified lots until after the specified times.
Parking During Breaks
  • Students leaving a vehicle on campus during break periods (Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring or Summer) must complete a vehicle waiver
  • Vehicles left on campus during class breaks must be parked in the lower level of Northwoods Parking Lot, or other lot identified by Campus Safety.
  • Vehicles left in unapproved locations are subject to being ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.


(Updated 07/2019)