Vehicle and Parking Regulations
The cost for the 2012-2013 school year parking permit on campus is $110.00 and commuter parking is $50.00.
Procedure for Parking Permits
New First Year Students:
Parking Applications must be approved before the student brings a vehicle to campus.
First year students can apply for a parking permit for the following reasons:
1. Non-Traditional Student:
First year students who are 21yrs old by the start of the semester.
2. Medical Need:
Student will need to provide documentation from physician verifying health issues, which necessitates the use of a car. Documentation must include dates the medical request is needed for.
3. Home Distance from Campus:
Live more than 250 miles from Messiah College. Messiah College refers to www.mapquest.com for verification.
Students must meet the following employment qualifications;
a. Must work at least one day a week for most weeks of the semester.
b. The job must be in a 40-mile radius of the campus.
c. The approval is for 1 semester at a time.
d. Proof of ongoing employment must accompany the registration application.
New students are sent parking permit registration forms by the Admissions Office. New students have until July 15 of each year to submit parking registration forms to the college. A committee reviews the parking registration forms and a decision is made to approve or deny parking privileges. An e-mail is sent to the student via their Messiah e-mail account informing them of the committee's decision on or before August 17.
New Student Validation
During Fall Welcome Week students who are granted permission for a parking permit may pick up their permit on a designated validation day. Registrations must be finalized before arrival.
Transfer students will still need to go through the parking application process, and they will be assigned to an available parking space. Transfer students who did not pre- register are given a parking spot in Treona lot.
Upperclassmen and Returning Students:
On Validation Day, upperclassmen are given their parking permits. Those who did not register during the parking lottery or over the summer are issued a parking permit in a lot where space is available on campus
Picking Up Parking Permits
Students who fail to pick up their permits on validation day will be contacted and reminded to pick up their permit. After two weeks any permits that have not been picked up will be made available for those in need of a space.
In October, a mass e-mail will be sent out to upperclassmen about early registration for spring semester. In late November or early December, I receive a list containing the names of all the students who will not be returning for the spring semester is received. These open spaces will then be made available to returning or transfer students who need to register their vehicle for the up coming Spring Semester.
On-line Parking Lottery
In mid-April a parking lottery is held for all students. Each student is assigned a day and time to sign up based on the year of the student, number of credit hours accurred by the end of the Fall semester, and class schedule. Registration is conducted via Housebook. It is at this time that they have a chance to choose any available space in an open lot. Once a lot becomes full and closes, then they have to choose an open space in another lot even if it is further from their residence.
Parking spaces are set aside in each lot for student Residence Education staff, the Assoc. Dean determines who will be assigned to each lot. RA's do not participate in the parking lottery, but they still need to register on-line through Housebook.
Upperclassmen who have a medical condition must submit a letter from their physician indicating what special needs they have in relation to parking on campus. This letter and parking permit application must be submitted in order to be considered for medical parking. These students will not have to participate in the parking lottery, and are assigned to a previously reserved space.
Students Studying Abroad
Students who will be studying abroad during spring semester are requested to register for parking prior to leaving campus at the end of fall semester or J-Term. They will not have to participate in the parking lottery, and are assigned to a lot a few days before the parking lottery begins.
No Car At Time Of Lottery
If a student does not have a car currently on campus at the time of the parking lottery, but expects to get one over the summer, they are still encouraged to participate in the lottery and register for a space anyway. It is much easier to take back parking spaces than trying to find available ones just prior to the start of the semester.
Missed Parking Lottery
August 1st is the deadline for all returning students to register a specific vehicle. All of the required paperwork must be submitted by this date without exception. Students are encouraged to complete the registration process before leaving campus for the summer. This will allow returning students to register before the incoming first-year student registration begins. Returning students who fail to meet this deadline will be assigned to an open space in a lot where space is available. Usually, the only remaining available spaces after the deadline are located in Lot D.
Satellite Housing Parking
All students residing in satellite housing will be assigned to a specific lettered lot designated for satellite housing (SH); this permit is free. Satellite housing students are not assigned to park on the main campus and are to walk to campus. If you wish to drive and park on the main campus, then you need to obtain a Commuter parking permit instead ($50.00 fee) and park in the commuter lot which is in Starry Field.
Questions about Parking Citations can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Student vehicle registrations and questions related to lot assignments should be directed to the Falcon Exchange office. email@example.com
Faculty and Staff vehicle registrations should be directed to Director Cindy Burger by calling 717-691-6005, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org