Parking Manual

Parking Manual

PARKING REGULATIONS SYNOPSIS

1. Any vehicle parked on campus must be registered with the Office of Parking Services and must have a current Nicholls parking permit properly displayed. This includes visitors’ vehicles and those parked on campus for any reason at all times. Students attending night classes, on-line classes, and those not regularly on campus for classes must still purchase and properly display a current parking permit.
2. Permits are obtained at the Office of Parking Services located at University Police in Calecas Hall (corner of Acadia and Ardoyne). Vehicle registration papers are required. The permit fee is payable at the Controller’s Office (Elkins Hall) or on-line through your Banner account. Visitors’ permits are offered at no charge. Students, faculty, and staff are at no time considered visitors and may not utilize visitor passes or parking areas.
3. Faculty and staff may only park in faculty/staff zones, marked by signs or by red curbing. Proper permit is required.
4. Residence Hall Students may park near any residence hall (including Family Housing and La Mason du Bayou). Proper parking permit is required. If you move from your residence hall to off campus, you must return your residence hall decal for a commuter decal. There is no cost to exchange.
5. Commuter students may park in all parking lots (including lots near Barker Hall and the stadium) except those lots attached to residence halls or La Maison du Bayou. Commuter students may also park on any campus street marked with gray curbing, unpainted curbing or unprinted curbing. Proper parking permit is required. If you move to a residence hall or La Maison du Bayou, you must return your commuter decal for a residence decal. There is no cost to exchange. Commuter students with a proper permit visiting at La Maison du Bayou must register at that office for a visitor parking permit at all times.
6. Fees for all citations (excluding citations for no permit) are $50.00. Citations received for no permit are $20.00. Citations issued for parking in a disability zone without a state issued permit are $250. The appeal of a parking citation must be completed by 20 days from the date that the citation is issued. A one-time delinquent fee of equal value for each violation is charged if an appeal or payment is not made within 20 days of the citation being issued. Community Service is available in lieu of paying the fine. You can apply for community service at University Police. You must apply within 20 days of the citation being issued.
7. The purchase of a Nicholls parking permit does not guarantee the registrant a parking space in a particular area.
8. The University assumes no responsibility for vehicle damage or vehicle’s contents at any time the vehicle is operated or parked on campus.
9. The University reserves the right to tow away and impound a vehicle at the owner’s expense if the vehicle is parked in any place creating a potentially hazardous condition, is parked in a handicapped space without authorization, is abandoned, is in any unauthorized area, is in violation of this Code, is parked on campus after parking privileges have been suspended, or if the individual fails to pay parking fines on time.
10. Special Parking: Persons requiring special parking privileges should contact the Office of Parking Services
(448-4942). For example: Any person requiring a number of parking spaces for an event on campus, or a temporarily or permanently mobility impaired person, should obtain special parking privileges.
11. Visitors may park in identified visitor parking spaces (identified by signs and/or white painted curbing) on campus or in student lots identified with gray or unpainted curbing. Visitor parking permits are available at University Police. Students, faculty and staff are at no time permitted to park in a visitor parking space or obtain a visitor parking pass.
12. Short-Term Parking: Permits are available at the Office of Parking Services for short-term parking, visitors, special events on campus, and any individual whose regular vehicle is temporarily unavailable.
13. If coming to campus for a specific activity, the sponsoring office will issue parking instructions to visitors.
14. Vehicles of any kind may not be parked on campus for advertising purposes at any time.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

The operation of a vehicle on the Nicholls State University campus is a privilege granted by the University. The purchase of a Nicholls parking permit does not guarantee the registrant a parking space, nor does it imply the
University assumes responsibility for that vehicle or its contents.
Parking is permitted only in designated parking areas or zones. Vehicles are prohibited from parking on any campus lawn at any time unless authorized to do so by the University. Vehicles parked on any campus grounds area, on sidewalks, in freight zones, in no parking zones, in fire lanes, in traffic lanes, in pedestrian crosswalks, in fire hydrant zones, too close to intersections, in front of barricades, in handicapped spaces, in restricted areas, unless authorized, are in violation of Nicholls parking regulations and are subject to being towed at the owner’s expense.
During any semester or session, faculty, staff and students must park only in zones which the official University parking permit entitles them to use. All handicapped persons requiring special parking should contact the Office ofParking Services. Permits on vehicles that will no longer be used on campus (i.e. traded in, sold, totaled, etc.) must be returned in any condition in order to receive a replacement permit for another vehicle at no charge. Parking Services also will accept official paperwork from the insurance company stating that the specific vehicle which had the permit registered to it has been totaled or official paperwork from a dealership or notary showing proof of trade-in or sale. There is no cost to exchange a permit, but there will be no refund of purchase price in lieu of exchange.
The University reserves the right to tow away and impound a vehicle at the owner’s expense if the vehicle is parked in any place creating a potentially hazardous condition, is parked in a handicapped space without authorization, is abandoned or in any unauthorized area, is in violation of this Code or is parked on campus after parking privileges have been suspended.
University Police enforces traffic and parking regulations established by the University, city, and state. University Police Officers are duly commissioned under the laws of the state of Louisiana, city of Thibodaux and the University. These officers are authorized to make arrests and issue citations for all types of traffic and parking violations.

 

VEHICLE REGISTRATION

1. Any vehicle parked on campus regularly, occasionally or temporarily during any semester or summer session is required to have a current Nicholls parking permit properly displayed. Permits may be obtained at the Office of Parking Services upon completion of the application and presentation of vehicle registration. It is your responsibility to provide all items requested in order to receive a parking permit. Students attending night classes, on-line classes, and those not regularly on campus must still purchase and properly display a current permit while on campus.
2. Persons visiting the University are exempt from purchasing a University parking permit but must obtain a visitor’s permit (See Visitor Parking). Registered students and faculty/staff are not allowed visitor parking at any time.
3. Anyone who operates a vehicle on campus and is classified as an employee of the University or student (including students enrolled in evening and off campus classes) must register that vehicle. Any vehicle operated on campus on a regular or occasional basis for the convenience of an employee of the University or student must be registered. Temporary parking permits are available to students whose vehicle with a parking permit is not available. Each student is allowed two (2) free temporary parking permits per semester as long as the student has previously purchased a parking permit for that academic year. Any student receiving a temporary parking permit who has not purchased a permit yet will be charged the full price of a permit.
4. A vehicle is not registered until it has the current permit properly affixed to the vehicle.
5. Vehicle registration is required prior to the first day of class of any semester. Parking citations are issued on the first day of classes of any semester.
6. Parking permits can be obtained during and after class registration at the Office of Parking Services. On-line registration is available for a limited time during the summer for the upcoming Fall semester. On-line registration is not available for Spring parking permits. If you do not register your vehicle on-line (complete an application) you must pick up your permit in person at University Police. The fee for a parking permit is not added to your account unless an application for a permit is submitted.
7. The price paid for the parking permit will be refunded only to a student who returns the parking permit unused and undamaged in the semester in which the permit was purchased. If a parking permit has been used, the price paid for the permit will be refunded only if the student withdraws from the University prior to the first day of classes of the semester which the permit was purchased. The student must still return the permit to the Office of Parking Services. Students who pay for a permit but have not received a permit may request a replacement permit prior to the 14th class day. Students who receive a permit by mail through on-line registration and do not activate and attend classes will be indebted to the university until the unused, unopened permit is returned.
8. A student may not register a vehicle belonging to another student. Parking permits will not be released to ANYONE other than the student registered at Nicholls State University
9. A faculty or staff member may not register and obtain a faculty/staff permit for a vehicle that will be operated by a student on campus. Each student, faculty or staff member must purchase a permit for the vehicle he/she will park on campus.
10. The registrant will be responsible for all parking citations issued to his/her permit or vehicle, even if someone other than the registrant was operating the vehicle.
11. Students, faculty and staff are responsible at all times for their own acts constituting illegal parking, whether the acts are committed in their own vehicles or in vehicles licensed to another.