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Student Vehicle Registration

Submit a completed Student Parking Registration Form if you:

  • Purchase a vehicle parking permit
  • Temporarily change vehicle registration to a different vehicle
  • Permanently change vehicle registration to a different vehicle

Turn your Student Parking Registration Form in at Falcon Exchange, 243 ECC

2021-2022 Online Registration

Online parking registration for resident and commuter students begins soon for the 2021-2022 academic year. Your timeslot is available in FalconPark starting April 19. Timeslots are allocated based on number of credit hours presently enrolled in, plus credit hours previously accrued, not including AP or IB credits. Students with a financial hold will not be eligible to register until the hold has been removed.

Dates

July 19 to August 2

To Identify Your Registration Timeslot

1. Falcon Link > FalconPark
2. You will see your online registration timeslot outlined in RED.

To Complete Parking Registration

1. Login to FalconPark on or after your designated timeslot
2. Follow on screen prompts that will appear once your timeslot opens
3. Only parking lots still available will be listed
4. Continue until you see a confirmation of your registration
5. Print this confirmation for your records

Registration for Students WITHOUT Internet or Data Access

Students that do NOT have access to the internet or data during the online registration period may contact the Box Office prior to their time slot for assistance in registering for parking.  Examples of students in this category would be, I am a camp counselor and our camp does not have reliable reception, I am away travelling in a remote region and cannot guarantee access, etc.

RA Registration

Resident Assistants should register during their regular timeslot.

Special Interest Housing

Students with Special Interest Housing should NOT register for parking online. A Parking Registration Form will need to be completed at the Box Office. Please note, the parking permit for Special Interest Housing will include parking only at the Special Interest House or in the Commuter lot if there is no space to park at the house.

Permit Distribution

Permits will be distributed on the first floor of Eisenhower Campus Center in August.

   *Please note that your parking lot selection is not guaranteed and is subject to change.

Difficulties with parking registration must be reported immediately to the Box Office to preserve your space in line and maximize lot availability. We are unable to place you in a lot you were otherwise eligible for if it has filled in the interim. Contact us at studentparking@messiah.edu or  717-691-6036, or visit us at ECC 122.

Oakwood Hills students who plan on parking on campus Monday to Friday between 6 am and 5 pm are required to purchase a resident parking permit and park in the lot designated by their permit.

 

When is online registration?

Registration for Oakwood Hills residents who want to park on campus Monday to Friday between 6 am and 5 pm takes place July 19 through August 2. To receive priority registration and discounted pricing of $125/year you must register by 5 pm on August 2.

 

Do I have to purchase a parking permit to park on campus?

You only need to purchase a parking permit if you want to park on campus Monday to Friday between 6 am and 5 pm.  See chart as to where you can park without a permit between 5 pm to 6 am.

 

Do I have to register for parking at the Box Office if I am only parking at my Oakwood Hills residence?

No.  You only need to register and purchase a parking permit from the Box Office if you want to park on campus Monday to Friday between 6 am and 5 pm.

 

How is my timeslot calculated and when is it available?

Oakwood Hills resident timeslots are open only to students residing at Oakwood Hills and were allocated based on class year, number of credit hours presently enrolled in plus credit hours previously accrued, not including AP or IB credits. Your online parking registration timeslot will be available April 19.

 

Which permits are Oakwood Hills students eligible to purchase?

Subject to availability, Oakwood Hills students who register on July 19 through August 2 are eligible to purchase a permit in residential student parking lots.

 

6AM - 5PM Daily Purchased Permit in Residential Student Lots No Permit
Park only in the lot listed on your permit No campus parking
5PM - 6AM Daily Lot listed on your permit, ZZ or TT lot by railroad tracks ZZ or TT lot by railroad tracks

 

ADDITIONAL FAQ’S

If I buy a parking permit can I park in any of the above lots at any time?

No.  When parking on campus between 6 am and 5 pm you may park in only the lot listed on your permit.

 

Can I park in the visitor or commuter lot on campus?

No.  You need to purchase a parking permit and park in the lot listed on your permit if you want to park on campus Monday to Friday between 6 am and 5 pm.

 

What will happen if I do not purchase a parking permit and I park on campus Monday to Friday between 6 am and 5 pm?

Your vehicle will be booted.

 

I am residing at Oakwood Hills and do not have a timeslot on July 23 or July 24.

Email or call the Box Office immediately for registration assistance.

 

How do I get a permit after August 2?

Email studentparking@messiah.edu.  We will register you subject to space availability.

New First Year Students Only

Parking Registrations must be approved prior to a first year student bringing a vehicle to campus. 

First year students will be approved for the following reasons only:

Commuter: any student not living on campus

Transfer:  student transferring into Messiah University as an upper-class student

Non-Traditional: student who is at least 21 years old by the start of the semester

Home Distance from Campus:  student who lives more than 250 miles from Messiah University

Employment: must meet the following employment qualifications

Approval is granted for no more than six weeks at a time

Medical Accommodation:  Student will provide documentation from a physician verifying medical-related issues which absolutely necessitate the use of a vehicle

Approval is granted for no more than eight weeks in an academic year unless the student has been issued a handicapped placard from their home state department of transportation.

Permit Registration Deadlines

New students for fall term have until July 1 to submit a Student Parking Registration Form and supporting materials to the Box Office.  New students for J/Spring term will have until January 15 to submit their form(s).

Students will be contacted via their Messiah University email account whether parking registration is approved or denied.

Contact and Mailing Information

The Box Office can be contacted via phone at: (717) 691-6036 and via email at studentparking@messiah.edu.

Students applying for an employment exception or medical accommodation should mail original forms with wet ink signatures to:

Box Office
Messiah University
One University Avenue, Suite 3003
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

All other first year student parking registration forms may be sent via US mail or email.

2021-2022 Parking Fees

Registration

$150.00/year for residential students
$75.00/year for commuting students
$50.00/year for motorcycles

Approved Permit Pick up

First year students who are approved to park on campus prior to the applicable deadlines will receive their parking permits on Move-In Day.

Parking Fees

Online Lottery Registration
$125.00/year for residential students (includes Special Interest Housing)
$50.00/year for commuter students
$10.00 2nd vehicle (commuter students only)
$50.00/year for motorcycles
 
Registration After Online Lottery
$150.00/year for residential students (includes Special Interest Housing)
$75.00/year for commuter students
$10.00 2nd vehicle (commuter students only)
$50.00/year for motorcycles
 
*Students may register only one vehicle/motorcycle

 Resident Students

                       A, B, C, D, F, G, H, J, and TR

 Commuter Students

                       P -  Starry Field

                       P1 - Commuter spaces in WW lot, J lot or Starry Field

Temporary parking permits will be issued to UPPER CLASS STUDENTS ONLY by the following offices based on the listed days/times:

  • Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm at the Box Office, 1st Floor ECC 
  • any other time at the Dispatch Office, 1st floor ECC 

Temporary parking permits are available to UPPER CLASS STUDENTS ONLY that did not otherwise purchase an annual parking permit up to a limit of 3 weeks per semester.  Cost is $5 per week.

Students who have a change in vehicle during the academic year should register their new vehicle promptly to avoid a parking citation. To register a new vehicle students complete the Student Parking Registration Form and return it to the Box Office, ECC 122.

Fall Study Abroad Students

Due to the constantly changing nature of travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, students studying abroad for Fall 2021 will need to register for parking using the online parking registration in July. This will ensure students have parking for Fall 2021 if for some reason they are unable to study abroad.

If students are able to study abroad, the Box Office will endeavor to keep students in their originally registered parking lot when they return for Spring 2022. If students choose to register for parking after the Online Registration ends August 2, parking lot availability will be limited.

Spring Study Abroad Students

Students studying abroad during Spring semester may apply for parking for the following Fall semester utilizing one of the following methods.

  1. At the Box Office no later than November 24
    • Student Parking Registration Forms are available at the Box Office or on the Student Vehicle Registration web page
    • You will be registered on the day your timeslot eligibility opens up
  2. Register during the online registration period utilizing your assigned timeslot
    • Timeslots will be distributed in early April
    • Online registration typically begins in July
  3. Register when you return in the Fall
    • Parking permits are restricted to lots that were unsold and is extremely limited

Student will provide statement from an MD or DO verifying medical diagnosis which absolutely necessitates a change in parking from the students regular assigned lot

Approval is granted for no more than eight weeks per academic year.  Regular parking rates apply.

Students requiring handicapped or medical parking for more than a temporary period of 8 weeks in an academic year must present a handicapped parking placard issued to them from their home state Department of Transportation.

Commuter students must register for parking using the Student Parking Registration Form

Commuter Fees:

  • $50 - if online registration was completed
  • $75 - after online registration
  • $10 additional fee to register a second vehicle (limit two registered vehicles per student)

Commuters with Multiple Vehicles

  • Commuter students are permitted to register no more than two vehicles
  • Commuter students who register a second vehicle will be charged $10 in addition to the standard commuter parking registration fee
  • Students must provide proof of vehicle ownership by presenting a vehicle registration form for both vehicles

Which lot should I park in?

  • P1 permit holders may park in specially designated spaces in the WW lot, the J lot or in the Starry Field lot
  • P permit holders may park in the Starry Field lot at any time and in specially designated P1 spaces in the WW lot only between the hours of 6 pm and 6 am