Parking and operating a motor vehicle on the Spring Arbor University campus is a privilege, not a right. All vehicles on campus must be registered with the Department of Campus Safety and display a valid parking permit or pass on the vehicle.
Vehicle registrants and operators must comply with all policies regarding registration, parking, and operation of vehicles as published in the Motor Vehicle Control and Parking Regulations pamphlet. Because there is limited parking, registered vehicles are not guaranteed a space. Parking is on a “first-come, first-served” basis. If the lot(s) you are registered to park in are full, you are required to then park in the overflow parking lot (lot 7) located on the west side of the fieldhouse. It is the responsibility of all SAU students, employees and visitors to park in lined spaces in the appropriately designated lots. Vehicles found in violation of these policies may be ticketed, booted or towed. Vehicle registrants are responsible for all fines and fees associated with policy enforcement.
All SAU Students & Employees are responsible for knowing the campus motor vehicle rules and regulations. “I didn’t know” is not an acceptable excuse!
- There is NO PARKING on any street unless otherwise posted.
- Parking is prohibited in any driveway at any time unless otherwise posted.
- Guests staying overnight with residents must get a visitor permit from a Campus Safety Officer, Student Development Staff, or Resident Director.
- There is NO PARKING in the Kresge Student Center circle drive.
- One hour parking is reserved for visitors and is not intended for student use.
- The reserved parking spaces are reserved solely for the specified individual at all times.
- Students, faculty and staff are expected to obey all parking signs and should note that there are some areas that are timed parking.
- The University reserves the right to temporarily close any parking area and to secure the various parking lots for special events.
- ANY driving or parking on the lawns or sidewalks will result in a fine of up to $100, plus damages. *Driving a motor vehicle, including moped, on a sidewalk or other area intended for pedestrian use, except crosswalks, is a misdemeanor in the State of Michigan.
- Students must always park in their assigned lot. Commuters cannot park in resident lots, residents cannot park in commuter lots. (This includes holidays and weekends).
Motorcycles parked on campus overnight must display a valid permit. Motorcycles must park in regular parking spaces or in the hashed line areas that are not fire lanes, handicapped spaces or wheelchair access, and cannot block any pedestrian walkways. Please contact the Department of Campus Safety for designated parking zones.
Spring Arbor University does not assume responsibility or liability for loss from theft or damage to any motor vehicle or bike parked on University property. Vehicle owners are expected to carry their own insurance to cover losses.
Spring Arbor University reserves the right to immobilize (boot) or tow any vehicle in violation of any parking policy at anytime without notice. Towing is done by an area towing service. Vehicle owners are required to pay the towing fee, often $100 or more. Booting is done by the Spring Arbor University Department of Campus Safety and payment for removal varies.