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Other Restrictions & Regulations

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The following are additional campus restrictions/regulations:

  • Vehicles cannot enter any area closed by barricade or other traffic control device except as authorized by the University Police Department. People moving barricades will have their vehicle ticketed and may be towed at the owner’s expense
  • Any person desiring to make other than emergency repairs on his/her vehicle may not use University property to do so
  • Parking lots may not be used for storage of vehicles. Owners of multiple vehicles may only park one vehicle on campus at any given time
  • Any vehicle parked on the properties of the University must be removed within 48 hours of school closing
  • Vehicles left on University properties for more than five (5) days will be declared abandoned or derelict and will be removed at the owner’s expense
  • Vehicles registered to the University must be legally parked at all times with exception of police vehicles
  • For the purpose of loading/unloading, commuters and residents housed on main campus may temporarily park in any legal student space for a maximum time of 20 minutes providing their vehicle flashers are on
  • Bicycles are not required to be registered. When operated outdoors, bicycles must be used in accordance with Pennsylvania Laws and University Regulations. Bicycles may not be ridden in a University building and operators must yield to pedestrians
  • Because of the dense traffic patterns, roller skates, roller blades, scooters, skateboards and other coasting devices are prohibited on University roadways, parking lots, sidewalks, athletic courts, and in buildings

It is not possible to mark with signs or paint all areas where parking is prohibited.  However, the following guidelines will be strictly enforced. You may not park a vehicle or permit it to stand attended or unattended:

  • Without displaying a valid permit
  • In reserved spaces without a proper permit
  • In “No Parking” areas
  • Inside any stadium or an any athletic field (this includes faculty/staff vehicles and University owned/operated vehicles with the exception of police vehicles)
  • In a handicapped space without a valid plate or placard
  • In fire lanes, fire exits or within 15 feet of a fire hydrant
  • Blocking doorways, in service entrances, construction sites, or spaces reserved for maintenance vehicles
  • In loading zones unless actually loading or unloading.  Flashers must be on and time is limited to 20 minutes. Loading vehicles may not violate any provisions of the Pennsylvania State Vehicle Code, and may not park in any posted space
  • On lawns, sidewalks, crosswalks, in yellow-curb areas, parking lot driveways and curb cuts for persons with disabilities or straddling painted lines
  • Within 30 feet of a stop sign
  • In areas where the permit is not valid
  • Against the flow of traffic
  • On roadways, in traffic lanes or within intersections

Overnight Parking

There is no overnight parking (11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.) in the following areas:

  • Upper and Lower Stadium lots – C6 and C7
  • Normal Street – Lot 31
  • Smith Street (metered parking)
  • Recreation Center Lot – C11
  • Centre Street – Lot FS2

Traffic Guidelines

The traffic laws as provided by the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code shall apply on University property. Operators of vehicles may be cited for violations under all appropriate sections of the Vehicle Code, or under section 7505 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code: Government Rules Regarding Traffic

  • Unless otherwise indicated, the maximum speed limit on University property and adjoining roadways is 15 miles per hour
  • Exceeding the speed limit or otherwise operating a motor vehicle in a reckless manner is grounds for revocation of parking and driving privileges on University property
  • No person shall operate a motor vehicle at a greater speed than is reasonable and prudent under existing conditions
  • No person shall operate a motor vehicle so as to cause noise which is unreasonably loud, raucous, jarring, disturbing or a nuisance to persons within the area of audibility
  • Driving on grass or sidewalks is prohibited at all times, except for University Emergency vehicles performing official duties
  • Motor vehicle accidents that occur on University property should be reported to the University Police
  • Motorcycles and motorbikes, including mopeds, shall be operated only on roadways of the University and in accordance with the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code
  • Drivers of any vehicle (including human powered vehicles) are prohibited from wearing headphones or any device that impairs the driver’s ability to hear sound
  • The Pennsylvania Vehicle Code requires that all vehicles MUST yield the right of way to pedestrians in a marked crosswalk
  • All vehicles must be operated in a safe manner, and drivers are required to obey all traffic signs, signals, devices, and instructions from authorized persons directing traffic