Vehicle Registration

Because of the unusual amount of families, visitors and guests attending activities, parking spaces on campus are hard to find during peak times of the day.  For this reason, we devised, with the help of the SGA, a parking plan that sets aside a reasonable number of spaces for all constituencies and should make finding a parking space easier for all.  Please read the notes below to make sure you understand the plan for student parking.

All members of the college community are expected to familiarize themselves with the college rules and regulations and to cooperate in respecting these rules and regulations.

All students, faculty and staff must register their vehicles with the Trinity College Campus Safety Department in advance.  Parking on campus and on Vernon Street is restricted to college-registered vehicles only. Trinity College in no way guarantees a parking space after the vehicle has properly obtained a parking decal.

Preference for vehicle registration is given to all seniors and juniors while a small number is allocated to sophomores (excluding freshmen). Decals for graduate and Special Academic Program students may be obtained at the beginning of the semester.  It should be affixed to the windshield in the lower right-hand corner. 

Parking decals are non-transferable and can only be obtained through the Campus Safety Office.  Parking decals are used for identification only and decals do not constitute permission to park in a restricted area or during restricted hours, nor is it a guarantee of a parking space.

The fees are as follows:

Resident Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores: 

                 $200.00/year or $100.00/semester

Special Academic Students, Graduate Students, I.D.P. Students and Commuting Students:

                 $100.00/year or $50.00/semester

All registration fees are billed through Student Financial Services.

When a new or different vehicle is acquired, the operator must register the new vehicle with Campus Safety.  The old decal (or evidence of its destruction) should be brought to the Campus Safety Office so that a new decal may be issued.

Students, studying abroad for the spring semester, must also submit the decal of their vehicle at the end of the fall semester so that their student bill will be credited ½ the cost appropriately.

A temporary pass may be obtained for any period of time up to one month per semester for a nominal fee.  Student visitors must also obtain a pass.  The fees are as follows:

1 – 6 days          FREE
1 week (7 days) $5.00
2 weeks            $10.00
1 month           $25.00

Motorcycles, motorbikes, and scooters are defined as motor vehicles; they should display the sticker on the rear fender, or on the windshield.

BICYCLE REGISTRATIONS

Stickers are also available for all non-motorized bikes.  They are free of charge, and often become handy when identifying ownership.

CAMPUS PARKING AREAS

PARKING REGULATIONS

Signs are posted on each individual parking lot as to when students, staff and visitors may park in lots.  Refer to the Student Handbook for all regulations.

Students are responsible for moving vehicles from restricted lots on time.  Vehicles parked in a Fire Lane will be removed from campus immediately.

Blocking other vehicles and parking in a Handicapped Zone without appropriate state permit are cause for removal from campus.

There is no parking in pedestrian areas, nor parking allowed on the grass or on interior roadways.

Anyone who wishes to park on city streets (Crescent Street, Allen Place or College Terrace),do so at his or her own risk and is subject to the parking laws and ordinances of the City of Hartford.

FIRST YEAR STUDENTS CANNOT BRING CARS TO CAMPUS.  Any freshman who finds that a vehicle is necessary even for a short-term basis, needs to obtain permission IN ADVANCE of bringing the car to campus.  Such permission can only be granted Monday – Friday between 9:00am and 4:00pm.

Parking at the Admissions Building is reserved for Admission Guests & Visitors Only. Violators Will Be Towed at Owner’s Expense.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THERE IS NO PARKING ON SOUTH SIDE OF VERNON STREET! Violators Will Be Towed at Owner’s Expense.

PENALTIES FOR PARKING

Violators of parking rules on campus will be assessed fines as follows:

Violations                                                                                                    Fines
No Parking/Restricted Area                                                                   $25.00
No Parking on Road/Access Area                                                         $25.00
Blocking Parked Vehicles                                                                        $50.00
Driving M/V in Pedestrian Area                                                            $50.00
Violation of Fire Laws                                                                             $100.00
Parking in Handicapped Zone                                                              $100.00
Reckless Driving                                                                                      $100.00
No Parking on Lawn/Cultivated Area                                                 $100.00
Failure to Register / Renew Registration with Campus Safety     $200.00

Payments can be made at the Campus Safety Office and submitted to Student Accounts.  The indicated fine must be paid within 10 days of the dated violation.  Responsibility for prompt payment rests with the registered operator of the offending vehicle.  Payments may be made Monday – Friday between 9:00am and 4:00pm. All unpaid-fines are sent to Student Financial Services to be posted for billing.

Vehicles accumulating more than five parking tickets per year will lose on-campus parking privileges and will be subject to removal from campus. 

TOWING

Vehicles will be towed from Campus for the following reasons.  Campus Safety will not make “courtesy calls” to prevent a vehicle from towing when a vehicle is found in violation of the following:
·    the vehicle is parked in handicapped spaces without a     permit.
·    the vehicle is violating fire laws (i.e., blocking exits     or parked in a fire lane).
·    the vehicle is unregistered with Campus Safety.
·    the vehicle is parked behind or blocking another vehicle.
·    the vehicle is parked in an area set aside for faculty,     staff, or visitors.
·    the vehicle is parked in an area not intended for parking     (on grass, sidewalks & driveways).
·    the vehicle accumulates more than five tickets in the     academic year.

The charge for towing is $92.00, provided by:

Friendly Garage & Repair Incorporated
99 Meadow Street
Hartford, CT  06114
(860) 296-8588

APPEAL PROCESS

There are many reasons to appeal the issuance of a parking ticket.  Each appeal will be weighed on its own merits.  Please be advised however, that College policy states that the ticket must be appealed within 5 DAYS OF THE VIOLATION.  Failure to appeal within the defined period of 5 days will be grounds for denial.

NO APPEAL WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE FIVE DAYS HAVE PASSED.  THERE WILL BE NO ADJUSTMENTS TO STUDENT BILLS AT THE END OF EACH SEMESTER.

Additional Information

If you have any remaining questions, call Jorge Lugo, Campus Safety Office Assistant, at 860-297-2091, or email Jorge.Lugo@trincoll.edu

You may also contact Francisco Ortiz, Associate Director of Campus Safety, at 860-297-2111, or e-mail Francisco.Ortiz@trincoll.edu.