All students, faculty, and staff are required to register their vehicles with Campus Safety and have a valid parking permit on their vehicle. The purpose of this is to better enable Campus Safety to notify vehicle owners if there is a problem if the vehicle needs to be moved, and to identify unauthorized vehicles using College facilities.
It also is to help Campus Safety to enforce parking policies across campus. Registration of all student vehicles takes place during registration each year. Student parking permits are valid for the entire academic year.
To register your vehicle, please bring your parking registration form, your Lyon ID, and your state's vehicle registration form. You must have all 3 of these items to register your car for parking at Lyon.
You can also register online at the link below. Select 'Continue as Guest' and follow the instructions in the document.
Parking in reserved spaces, improperly parked/wrong parking lots, time of day violations, and service areas (Derby Center, Nichols, Edwards Commons, and Food Service loading dock).
Parking illegally in an ADA/Handicapped space:
Failing to register with Campus Safety:
Driving vehicle in unauthorized area/causing damage to campus grounds:
Parking on the campus is a necessary privilege for members of the College community and visitors. Parking regulations are designed to serve the best interests of the safety and efficient operation of Lyon College. The purpose of these regulations is to provide direction and order to the system of parking.
Parking is allowed only in marked spaces in designated parking lots, per the Lyon College Parking Lot Usage and Designation. Handicapped accessible spaces are provided in all parking lots in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Additionally, some handicapped accessible spaces have wheelchair ramps access striped next to them; marked with diagonal stripes they are considered part of the handicapped parking space.
Temporary handicapped permits have to be issued by a physician. Additional reserved spaces are made available for the Resident Faculty Mentors of Spragins House and Young House. In addition to a citation, unauthorized vehicles in reserved spaces may be towed upon request at the owner's expense.
All campus roadways, parking lot entrances, and driveways are designated fire lanes. Parking is not allowed in fire lanes, on the grass, in alleys, or in any spot other than in a marked space in a designated parking lot.
Only maintenance and service vehicles are permitted on sidewalks. Student, faculty, and staff vehicles are prohibited on sidewalks.
Two sidewalks are designated driveways. The sidewalk immediately in front of Spragins House is available for the use of Spragins House Resident Mentor only. The circle walk at the lower level of the library is for the use of mail and package delivery vehicles and for loading and unloading Computer Service and Media Center equipment.
There is no annual parking fee for students, staff, or faculty for parking on campus.
Vehicles will be considered abandoned if not moved in a one week time period. Owners will be responsible for all fees incurred from the towing and storing of abandoned vehicles.
Temporary permits for vehicles (rentals, loaners, etc.) are available from Campus Safety for periods not to exceed two weeks. Students and employees with temporary injuries (injuries requiring the use of crutches, etc.) may obtain a temporary handicapped permit from a physician.
Speed limit on campus is 20 MPH. Please make sure to be cautious at all crosswalks. Pedestrians always have the right of way.
Illegally parked vehicles are subject to citations and/or towing at the owner's expense.
Citations are placed on the offending vehicle windshield. It is possible for one to be blown away in the wind, or to have been removed by someone else. The other copies of the citations are kept in the Campus Safety Office and may be viewed during normal working hours. The violation remains valid in the system.
Illegally parked vehicles that are not registered on campus may be towed without warning at the discretion of the Campus Safety Office.
Fines are payable at the Business Office. Unpaid fines will be deducted from the employee's paycheck after 30 days. Student citations are turned in each Monday morning to the Business Office to be billed to their account.
Parking fines for an unregistered vehicle accrue until the owner of the vehicle is determined. At that time, all fines will be added to the account of the vehicle owner.
Every person receiving a parking citation shall have the right to submit a written appeal within 30 days of having received the ticket. These appeals shall be turned into the office of Student Life, located in the lower level of the Edwards Commons. Each written appeal will be given careful consideration by the Vice President and Dean of Students.
The following information outlines the appeal process:
As part of the appeals process, all written appeals need to contain the following information:
Person(s) parking on campus do so at their own risk. Lyon College assumes no responsibility for damage, loss, or theft.
Local and state police have full authority to enforce federal, state, and local laws including traffic laws on the Lyon College campus. This authority is separate and distinct from the authority of Campus safety
Nichols parking lot is a faculty/staff lot from 6 AM to 6 PM each day, and is a Visitor lot from 6PM to 6 AM. Lot Includes reserved spaces for the President and the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, and 4 Visitor spaces)
(22 faculty/staff spaces, 3 reserved spaces, 4 visitor spaces)
Lot designated for faculty/staff and visitor/commuter parking 24 hours a day. Includes six reserved spaces for Admissions visitors.
(108 faculty/staff or visitor/commuter spaces, 7 reserved spaces)
Two eastern-most rows of parking spaces for faculty/staff. All other parking spaces are for visitors and commuters.
(54 visitor/commuter spaces, 22 faculty/staff spaces)
Eastern-most rows (2) for resident student parking, and western-most rows (2) for faculty and staff parking, between 6 AM and 6 PM.
(26 resident student spaces, 24 faculty/staff spaces)
Eastern- most rows (2 sides)- visitors/commuters parking. 14 spaces of faculty and staff parking directly across from visitor parking. Remainder of lot for resident student parking
(63 resident student spaces, 21 visitor/commuter spaces, 14 faculty/staff spaces)
Resident Student parking 24 hours, except for 5 spaces reserved for staff near Edwards Commons.
(85 resident student spaces, 5 faculty/staff spaces)
24-hour resident student parking.
(18 resident student spaces)
24-hour resident student parking, except for 6 visitor spaces for Bradley Manor.
(81 resident student spaces, 6 reserved spaces)
24-hour visitor and special event parking
(98 visitor / special event parking, plus up to 8 buses)
24-hour resident student parking OVERFLOW. Parking for visitors and special event parking.
(204 resident student/visitor/special event parking)
25 resident student parking spaces.
(25 resident student spaces)
Reserved for fleet vehicles, work vehicles, contractors, and staff parking.
(25 reserved spaces)
(10 visitor/commuter and faculty/staff spaces)
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