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Parking Related Questions

Where can a visitor to Messiah park?

Visitors may park in Lot VV  (by Eisenhower Campus Center) or in visitor spaces throughout campus. They should  pick up a visitor permit from the Dispatch Office (located on the main level of the Eisenhower Campus Center). A visitor's permit is free.

What should a student who is bringing an unregistered vehicle to campus do?

During business hours, you should go to the Box Office in Eisenhower Campus Center. Outside of business hours, you should go to the Dispatch Office, also located in Eisenhower Campus Center.

If my vehicle was towed for parking illegally, what do I have to do to recover it?

Contact Safety to find out where your vehicle was towed. You will be responsible for the cost of towing the vehicle, and any storage costs. Additionally, you also may be assessed fines for the act that led to the towing.

How much does a parking permit cost?

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If my assigned parking lot is full, what should I do?

Contact Safety (X6005) and inform them that your lot is full. Then proceed to the overflow lot Starry Field which is across from the covered bridge. Escorts can be requested between dusk and dawn.

General and Miscellaneous Questions

What are the Department of Safety Office hours and how do I contact an officer?

There is an officer on duty 24 hours a day, every day. If you need assistance or wish to speak to the officer on duty, call Safety (x6005) and the dispatcher will either have an officer contact or meet you. The Safety Office can be reached from off campus by dialing (717) 691-6005.

Where is the Department of Safety Office?

The Department of Safety's office is located at 432 Grantham Rd. adjacent to the main entrance of the University. When you make the right onto Grantham Road from Lisburn Road, follow Grantham Road by turning right before you cross the bridge to come onto campus. Our office is in the brown house on the right side. The house is directly behind the red brick "Messiah University" sign. The Dispatch Office - staffed 24 hours a day - is located inside the front doors of Eisenhower Campus Center.

Can Safety help me if my battery goes dead?

The Dispatch Office  (located on the first floor in Eisenhower) can supply a portable battery and cables to jump-start a dead battery. You need to come to the office with your ID card and sign out the necessary equipment.

If a student is arrested, cited, or disciplined, are the parents notified?

The Department of Safety does not notify the student's parents. That decision and responsibility is handled by Residence Life and the Dean of Students.