Parking Rules and Regulations
Parking at Lasell College is under the control of the Department of Public Safety. The Campus Police offices are located on the first level of Winslow Hall, 80 Maple Street; the telephone number is 617-243-2279 (or extension 2279 in the College system). Parking at Lasell College is a privilege, not a right. Students found in violation of any College policy, rule or regulation may have their parking privileges revoked by the Director of Public Safety; this is in addition to any other sanctions that may be issued to a student. Any student who receives six or more tickets for parking violations will have their parking permit revoked by the Director of Public Safety. Any student who receives six or more parking violations, will not be eligible for a parking permit for a period of one year.
Vehicle Operation on Campus
Vehicles are only permitted to operate on proper streets and in parking lots. Driving and parking is prohibited on fields, grass, or walking paths. Drivers must obey all traffic laws, and operate their vehicles in a safe manner at all times while on Lasell College property. Operating vehicles in an unsafe manner may result in the revocation of parking privileges and / or possible criminal complaints. Students may not drive on the Emergency Vehicle Access road that connects the Central and Valentine parking lots. Neither mopeds nor mini-bikes are permitted on or in Lasell College property at any time.
- All vehicles must display a proper parking permit at all times while parked on Lasell College property.
- All vehicles must be properly registered and insured in their home state in order to park on Lasell College property.
- All non-resident students must obtain a Non-Resident Student Parking Permit from Campus Police.
- Any change in vehicle information (such as new vehicle or plate number) must be reported to the Campus Police Office within three (3) business days.
- Parking stickers are to be placed on the rear side window passenger side. Any improperly placed sticker will result in a ticket being issued for "failure to display decal".
- Students must park in designated areas, and must not use their cars for transportation to and from classes, or meals.
- All motor vehicles must be parked within lined parking spaces. An improperly parked car in an adjacent space does not constitute an excuse for straddling any painted lines.
- Any student violating Lasell's alcohol policy while operating or in control of a motor vehicle will be subject to arrest and will have their parking privileges revoked.
- Lasell College is not responsible for any damage or theft of motor vehicles or their contents while on college property.
- During Snow Emergencies, all vehicles must be moved upon notice from Campus Police.
No Parking Zones/Areas
Any vehicle found in the following areas will be subject to immediate ticketing and/or towing:
- Fire lanes
- Handicap spaces, unless you have a handicap plate or placard
- Bus Parking Only
- Any field, area of grass, or walking path
- Any driveway of a residence hall, classroom or administrative building
- Any area reserved for Faculty/Staff
- Any city street adjacent to the Lasell Campus
- Any area that has a No Parking or a No Student Parking sign
Faculty/Staff Only Parking
The following areas are designated as Faculty/Staff parking only. If a student's vehicle is found parked in any of these areas it will be subject to immediate ticketing and towing:
- Valentine/Athletic Center/Woodland Lot; there is no student parking allowed in any area of this lot for any amount of time; the lot includes the area from the entrance on Woodland Road near Case House to the exit near Woodland Hall.
- Holway/Haskell Lot
- Any other areas that are posted as Faculty/Staff Parking
Temporary Parking Areas
There are NO temporary parking areas or spaces for students at Lasell College. If a student needs to park their vehicle for a limited time in an area for which they do not have a permit, they must notify Campus Police at ext. 2279 prior to parking their vehicle. An officer will advise them of where to park and the vehicle must be moved within the designated time period or it will be subject to ticketing. Students who arrive at their assigned lot and find all of the parking spaces taken, MUST notify Campus Police immediately. They will advise the student where to park until spaces in the assigned lot can be made available. Students MUST NOT take it upon themselves to park in another lot, as they will be subject to being ticketed and towed. Activating one's emergency flashers while parked illegally will not prevent a ticket from being issued.
All guests visiting Lasell College must register their vehicle with the Lasell College Police. Vehicles may be registered and a Guest Permit may be obtained from Campus Police at any hour. The student and the guest must both be present to obtain the permit. The student is required to present their Lasell ID, and the guest is required to present their driver's license and vehicle registration. Short-term permits (up to three nights) are free.
*Please note that guests, while on Lasell College property, are the responsibility of the Lasell student. The host Lasell student is responsible for all fines or towing charges incurred. Failure to register guest vehicles will result in a ticket and tow of the vehicles at the student's expense.
Any commuting student may obtain a parking permit. For returning resident students, parking permits are issued through a "lottery by academic class" priority-ranking system. First-year, resident students are not normally allowed to obtain a parking permit. First-year resident students with special, extenuating circumstances may request a parking permit, documenting the reasons for the request, in writing; the written request should be addressed to the Director of Public Safety. A limited number of spaces may be available for transfer, resident students. Students bringing their own vehicle to campus, (or one registered to a family member), must register the vehicle with Campus Police. All students must complete the proper paperwork, pay the appropriate fee, obtain a parking permit, and observe all rules and regulations for vehicles on campus. A student's vehicle must be properly registered and insured in the student's home state in order to be permitted to remain on College property. Unregistered and/or uninsured vehicles are subject to immediate ticketing and towing.
Any individual who alters a permit, or is found in possession of a counterfeit or altered parking sticker, may be subject to criminal prosecution, temporary or permanent loss of parking privileges, and fines in the amount up to the cost of a full-year permit.
A $100 non-refundable parking deposit is required of all students applying for a parking permit, and the remaining fee amount must be paid in full prior to the issuance of a parking permit. Parking fees may be paid by the semester or the year. Within a semester, no refund of parking fees will be made to a student who leaves the college or no longer has a vehicle on campus. If applicable, parking fees will be refunded, upon request, to a student who terminates parking prior to the beginning of an academic semester.
Designated Student Parking
Commuter and resident students are issued permits allowing them to park in a specific lot. The assigned lot is the only lot in which a student may park his/her vehicle.
All commuters will be issued a commuter parking permit. Commuters may park in the designated commuter lots during daytime or evening hours. For the 2014-2015 academic year the commuter lots include: Central, and Upper and Lower Winslow. This permit does not allow for overnight parking. If on occasion a commuting student wishes to park his/her vehicle on campus overnight, that student must notify the Campus Police and let them know that the vehicle will be parked in a designated commuter lot. This will insure that a parking ticket will not be issued that night.
Students residing in college housing who are eligible to have their cars registered on campus, will be issued resident parking permits that designate the lot to which they are assigned. Students may only park in their assigned lots. Parking permits must be displayed on your vehicle at all time while it is parked on campus. Failure to properly display your permit may result in your vehicle being ticketed.
Students are not permitted to transfer their permit to another student. If a student no longer requires their permit they must notify Campus Police by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org notifying them that they no longer require a permit.
Temporary Medical Permits
Temporary medical permits may be obtained from Campus Police. An individual wishing to obtain a temporary medical permit must submit written documentation from a medical doctor, explaining the need for a medical permit and the duration that it is required. Campus Police staff, in consultation with the Director of Health Services, will review applications for medical permits, and a determination will be made as to their issuance. Temporary medical permits DO NOT allow individuals to park in handicap-only parking spaces. Students must have a handicap plate or placard issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles in their home states, in order to make use these spots.
Temporary Parking Permits
Students bringing a vehicle to campus for one week or less may obtain temporary parking permits. Permits must be obtained for overnight parking. Students must register the vehicle upon arrival at the campus, or they will be subject to ticketing and towing. Temporary permits may be purchased at Campus Police until 1 am. Temporary permits may be limited at the discretion of Campus Police. The fees for student temporary permits are: 1-3 days = $3; 4-7 days = $5. No temporary permits may exceed 7 days. Students are normally restricted to two Temporary Permits per semester.
Lost or Stolen Parking Permits
If a permit is lost or stolen, a request must be made for a duplicate permit. Lost or stolen permits must be reported to Campus Police, and a Lost/Stolen Permit Form must be completed before a new permit can be issued. A $5 fee will be charged for a duplicate/replacement permit.
If a student changes vehicles, he/she must obtain a new permit from Campus Police. The cost for the replacement permit is $5.
Tickets that are issued by Lasell College police officers, for violations of college rules and regulations, will indicate the date, time, place, and reason for the violation. If the violation occurs on Lasell College property a copy of the ticket will be left on the windshield of the vehicle. If the violation occurs on a city street a copy of the ticket will be left in the student's mailbox. All state, city and college rules and regulations will be strictly enforced by Lasell College Campus Police.
It is important to pay all outstanding tickets in a timely fashion. If a ticket remains unpaid for a period over 21 days the fines will be doubled.
Any individual wishing to appeal a parking ticket must do so within seven (7) days of issuance. Appeals can be filed by choosing the Appeals tab in the MyParking application on MyLasell. If the ticket was issued because a car was illegally parked for any reason, and/or for any amount of time, the appeal will be denied. Please review the Parking Rules and Regulations to insure that you were not in violation prior to sending an appeal.
Vehicles with three (3) or more outstanding tickets will be subject to receiving a boot device that prevents the vehicle from being moved. Once attached, all outstanding fines must be paid within three (3) days or the vehicle will be towed. There will then be a fee for the boot, the tickets and the towing.
If a vehicle has been towed, the owner should report to the Campus Police Office on the first level of Winslow Hall to pay all outstanding fines and obtain the vehicle release form. All fines must be paid prior to the vehicle's release. Payments must be made through Cashnet, Pay$Online, in cash or money order. No personal checks will be accepted. Students will be issued a release for the vehicle once all fines have been paid. The Lasell College Police reserve the right to tow any vehicle that creates a safety hazard.
Fines for violations may be paid at the Campus Police Office, located on the first level of Winslow Hall, or by mail. Students are required to pay the fine that corresponds to the violation code on the ticket. Failure to pay fines within 21 days of issuance may result in the towing of the vehicle or loss of parking privileges.
ANY NUMBER OF UNPAID TICKETS WILL RESULT IN A HOLD BEING PLACED AGAINST ALL COLLEGE SERVICES AND MAY RESULT IN YOUR VEHICLE BEING TOWED or BOOTED, WITHOUT FURTHER WARNING OR NOTIFICATION!