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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

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 23 and 24.  To receive priority registration and discounted pricing of $125/year you must register by 5 pm on July 24.

 

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 Falcon Exchange if I am only parking at my Oakwood Hills residence?

No.  You only need to register and purchase a parking permit from Falcon Exchange 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 is available now.

 

Which permits are Oakwood Hills students eligible to purchase?

Subject to availability, Oakwood Hills students who register on July 23 or July 24 are eligible to purchase a permit in lots A,B,C,H or J.

 

6AM - 5PM Daily Purchased Permit in A,B,C,H, or J lot 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 Falcon Exchange immediately for registration assistance.

 

How do I get a permit after July 24?

Email falconexchange@messiah.edu.  We will register you after August 10 subject to space availability.

2020-2021 Online Registration

Online parking registration for resident and commuter students begins soon for the 2020-2021 academic year. Your timeslot is available in FalconPark. 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 27 to July 31

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 Falcon Exchange 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 Registeration Form will need to be completed at the Falcon Exchange.

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 Falcon Exchange 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 falconexchange@messiah.edu or  717-766-2511 ext. 7213, or visit us at ECC 243.

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 Falcon Exchange.  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 Falcon Exchange can be contacted via phone at: (717) 766-2511 Ext. 7213 and via email at falconexchange@messiah.edu.

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

Falcon Exchange
Messiah University
One University Avenue, Suite 4516
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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

2020-2021 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 Falcon Exchange, 2nd 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 Falcon Exchange 243 ECC.

Fall Study Abroad Students

Students studying abroad during Fall semester should NOT participate in Spring online parking registration.  We are unable to hold a space for you and your permit will be cancelled.

You may register for parking utilizing one of the following methods.

  1. At the Falcon Exchange no later than May 31
    • This will preserve priority parking status for you
  2. Register when you return in the Spring
    • Parking permits are restricted to lots that were unsold and is extremely 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 Falcon Exchange no later than November 24
    • Student Parking Registration Forms are available at the Falcon Exchange or on the Falcon Exchange - 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 at the end of April
  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

Can First Year Students purchase temporary parking permits by the week?

First year students are not eligible to purchase the weekly parking permits.  These temporary permits are reserved for upper class students only.

 

If I share a car with my sibling do I have to apply for parking?

If you and your sibling are sharing one vehicle; only one sibling needs to apply for parking.

 

Can first year students with a job off campus apply for parking?

See First Year Students tab.

 

Can I switch parking lots?

Students may not switch lots unless a medical accommodation needs to be made. Occasionally a special reallocation of parking lots is announced. If this is to occur all students will be notified via email. There is no guarantee this will happen in any given school year.

 

When can new students apply for parking?

Parking registration is open for first year students beginning in August. 

 

Can I bring my car for part of the year?

Yes, if our lots are not sold out.  Check with Falcon Exchange first to be sure we have availability. Selection will be limited.

 

How long can I have a temporary parking pass?

Temporary passes are issued to upperclassmen only for up to three weeks per semester. The fee is $5.00 per week.

 

I don't know what car I will be driving next year. Should I sign up during the Spring online registration?

Yes. The best selection of lots and the lowest price is available during the online registration period. You should register your best guess as to which existing car you will be bringing to campus. If that car changes, be sure to let Falcon Exchange know ASAP. If you decide you do not need the permit in the fall you can return it by September 15 and receive a full refund.

 

Where can I pick up my permit?

Fall permit pickup for returning students who pre-registered is on the 1st floor of ECC during Welcome Week. First Year students qualifying and approved for a parking exception will receive their permits on Move-In day.

 

If I have a P lot permit can I also park in spaces designated as P1?

Only P1 permit holders may park in the specially designated commuter spaces in WW lot and J lot between the hours of 6 am and 6 pm. P permit holders may park in these spaces between 6 pm and 6 am only.

 

Can I sell back my permit and receive a credit for spring semester?

Students may sell their fall semester permit back and receive a credit of 50% of the purchase price if they bring the permit to the Falcon Exchange by November 24.

 

Do Special Interest Housing residents need permits?

Yes. Students living in Special Interest Housing (SH) must register their vehicle and purchase an SH permit. Students in Special Interest Housing with SH permits may also park in Starry (P) Lot overnight if space is limited at the house and/or if they wish to commute to campus during the day.

 

I received a citation. How do I appeal it?

FALCONLink > FalconPark.

 

Where can I park in the evening?

Between the hours of 6 pm and 6 am resident students may use the YY (Murray Library), ZZ lot (Climenhaga/Old Main), or TT lot by the railroad tracks (Sollenberger) except during campus events that require use of these lots.  Vehicles must be moved by 6 am to avoid receiving a citation. Commuter students may use the WW lot specially marked commuter spaces (Jordan/Kline), YY (Murray Library), ZZ lot (Climenhaga/Old Main), or TT lot by the railroad tracks (Sollenberger).