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Skidmore College
Campus Safety

Winter Parking Policy

Facilities Services will determine the exact date that the Winter Parking Policy will be activated and remain in effect throughout the winter months.  This will occur during the late fall and early spring semesters and will be announced by email and signage when possible.  The following rules apply when this policy is activated.


  • All parking in parallel spaces along Perimeter Road will be prohibited.
  • All "Commuter Lots" MUST be cleared of vehicles between the hours of 2am and 7am, each morning.
  • Periodically, we may need to suspend Health Services Permit special parking privledges to facilitate snow and ice management.  


In the event Facilities Services determines that parking lots on campus require the removal of accumulated snow the "Emergency Snow Removal Plan" will be activated.

  • When "The Emergency Snow Removal Plan" is activated the community will be notified by email and the Skidmore Urgent Notification System (SUNs).
  • The following table provides the parking schedule when the "Emergency Snow Removal Plan" is activated:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Facilities Services activate the Emergency Snow Removal Plan All "Commuter" lots are cleared of snow between 2am and 7am. All "Student" lots are cleared of snow between 2am and 7am All Parking Returns to Normal
Notices are sent to the community by email  and the SUN System. Commuters park in "Commuter" lots upon arrival after 7am. Commuters park in "Student" lots upon arrival after 7am.
Vehicles parked in "Student" lots MUST move to "Commuter" lots between 5pm and midnight. All student vehicles parked in "Commuter" lots are required to return to "Student" lots by midnight.


COMMUTER LOTS - No Parking 2am to 7am STUDENT LOTS
Arts Quad A/Zankel Parking Lots Cane Parking Lot - Northwoods 
Arts Quad B/ Near CIS Parking Lot  Falstaff's Parking Lot 
Barrett Center Loop Sussman Village Parking Lots
Case Lot Wait Lot
Dance Theater/Lodge Lots West Lot
Jonsson Tower Lot  
North Hall Lot  
North Hall East Lot  
Palamountain Lot  
Perimeter Road Spaces (CLOSED DURING WINTER)  
Sports Center/Greenberg Child Care Center Lot  
Tang Lot  



Facilities Services retains the option to modify these plans as needed to accommodate changing weather conditions and College need.  All attempts will be made to notify the community in a timely fashion.

Vehicles parked in violation of this policy are subject to ticketing and towing at the owner's expense without notification.