Parking & Driving Regulations
It is important that every individual operating an automobile know and obey the parking and driving regulations of the college.The rules and regulations below are enforced by Wagner College Public Safety Officers.
On Campus Parking
Spiro Lot (after 4:00PM)
If parking lots are full, there is also parking on the streets around the campus.
All faculty, administration, staff and students operating motor vehicles (including motorcycles) on campus must have their vehicle(s) registered with the Public Safety Office. A parking permit application can be completed at the Public Safety Office (House #4, across from the Union building) Monday-Friday between 9:00AM-3:30PM. Permits are free of charge. A valid Wagner ID card is required, as well as pertinent vehicle information, for a campus parking permit. Vehicle permits must be affixed to the passenger window on the driver’s side of the vehicle.
You may also submit this form online and pick up your permit within 3 days at the Public Safety Office.
Drivers must operate vehicles in a safe manner with regard to traffic and road surface conditions. Vehicles must be operated in control and at a safe speed not to exceed a maximum limit of 15 miles per hour.
Those parking in a handicapped parking space must display either handicapped license plates or tag. Those who do not will be ticketed, fined $50.00 and/or towed at the driver’s expense.
Driving and parking is permitted on asphalt paved parking lots and roadways only. Driving on pave block walkways is prohibited except for service, maintenance and emergency vehicles. Parking or driving on grassed areas is also prohibited. Parking is permitted only in a delineated spot (between two white lines).
Reckless driving is defined as driving with “will or wanton disregard for the safety of life or property.” Reckless driving will not be tolerated. Persons guilty of reckless driving on campus may have their campus driving/parking privileges withdrawn.
Violations and Penalties
- Parking on or over lines
- Parking without authorization
- Unregistered vehicles
- Parking in fire lane
- Exceeding 15 MPH speed limit
- Parking on campus roadway
- Blocking driveway, walk, entrance, stairs, etc.
- Reckless driving
- Unauthorized parking in a handicapped space
Payment for violations can be made in the Public Safety Office. Until all outstanding summonses are paid in full, grades and transcripts will be withheld and the transgressor will be unable to register for additional classes. Anyone wishing to protest his/her violation must do so within five (5) school days of receipt (date) of the summons by submitting a summons appeal form available in the Public Safety Office or on the link in the right column.
If an appeal is not filed within the five day period, fines will automatically be charged to your account. All appeals will be reviewed by the Parking Appeals Board consisting of two students, one staff member, one faculty member, one college administrator and one Public Safety administrator.
Please complete and submit a Summons Appeal at the Public Safety Office, attaching any additional documents pertaining to your appeal. You may also complete the Summons Appeal online.
The Parking Appeals Board reviews all appeals on a monthly basis. After the Parking Appeals Board has made a decision, you and the Public Safety Office will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of the appeal. The decision of the Board is final.
The following reasons are NOT acceptable grounds for dismissing a parking citation:
- Lack of knowledge of the Parking Regulations
- Inability to find a proper parking space/no parking space available
- Inclement weather
- Late for class
- No permit displayed/failure to obtain proper permit
- Permit used by another person/operation of the vehicle by another person
- Failure of officers to ticket previously for similar offense
- Disagreement with the Parking Regulations
- Forgetting to display permit
Violators of Wagner College parking regulations will be issued summonses. Vehicles can be towed (at the driver’s expense) or have an orange sticker affixed to their window (stating they are illegally parked) if they:
- Obstruct college operations
- Damage lawns or shrubs
- Consistently disregard College parking regulations
- Create a safety hazard
Vehicles may need to be moved during snow removal operations. Should an accumulation of snow require the moving of vehicles, notices will be posted in each residence hall and academic building. Other means, such as electronic mail, will also be used. If vehicles have not been moved in a reasonable amount of time, they may be towed at the driver’s expense. Under these circumstances, an attempt will be made to contact the owner before towing the vehicle. However, it is the vehicle owner’s responsibility to move his/her vehicle by the deadline posted on the notice.
Emergency vehicles (fire trucks, ambulances, police cars, etc.) always have the right-of-way. If emergency vehicles come on campus, pull over out of their way and allow them to pass. Keep fire lanes, stairs along Cunard Loop and roadways clear for emergency vehicles or evacuation.
Wagner College is not responsible for theft or damage to vehicles on campus.
Parking and driving on campus is at the driver's own risk.
If your vehicle is damaged or items are stolen from your vehicle,
contact the Public Safety Office immediately (718-390-3148) to file an incident report.