Safety and Security

The Office of Safety and Security is responsible for vehicle registration and the enforcement of parking.

In order to facilitate traffic flow on Marist College property and to ensure unimpeded emergency response to the needs of the college community, the following policy has been established.

  • The acceptance by any person of a parking permit, whether temporary or permanent, shall constitute the acceptance of the Parking Rules and Regulations.
  • All parking patrons park their vehicles on-campus at their own risk. The College is not responsible for the theft of any vehicle, its contents, or for damage sustained by a vehicle parked on-campus property.
  • Parking a vehicle on College property is a privilege that may be granted and/or revoked at any time by the Office of Safety and Security. The College is authorized and reserves the right to regulate the use of any and all vehicle parking facilities.
  • Parking Rules and Regulations must be observed at all times including exam periods and inclement weather.
  • Vehicles found in violation of any of the parking policies are subject to ticketing, booting, or towing at any time.

Parking Permits

Parking on campus is limited to those vehicles registered with the Office of Safety and Security and for which a Marist College parking permit has been issued.

View our Campus Parking Map.

Permits issued are valid for the specified lot only. Resident students are not permitted to use staff lots even on weekends. All student vehicles must be registered for each academic year. Faculty, administrator and staff permits will be issued upon hiring and reissued as required. All permits must be affixed to the driver's side rear seat window.

Parking decals will be mailed to the address of your choice.

Resident Student Permits

With an anticipated return to normalcy for the fall semester, parking regulations will most likely return to those of pre-pandemic. Students will need 50 or more earned credits to be assigned a parking permit. Updates will be emailed to all students at their account in mid-July.

Students are sent an email in the summer announcing when the online parking permit application system opens. There is no guarantee that a resident will receive a parking permit for the lot closest to their residence. Some resident parking lots are not close to the residence halls and may have to be accessed by walking up or down hills.

Parking in a lot other than the assigned lot is not permitted and tickets will be issued to violators. Students must park in their assigned lot(s) even after 5:30 pm.

Commuter Student Parking

Commuter students will be assigned each academic year to the College designated commuter parking areas.

Commuters may park in staff lots (Monday thru Friday) after 5:30pm and all day weekends (excluding lot #6 and #8). Vehicles must be moved by 10 pm.

Faculty, Administrator, and Staff Parking

Faculty, administrators and staff will be assigned, upon hiring or change of work location, to designated parking facilities as near as possible to the location of their work assignment. Parking in any unauthorized lot at any time is not permitted and vehicles will be cited.

Faculty, administrators and staff who need permits for more than one vehicle should contact the Office of Safety and Security.

Handicapped Parking

Marist College provides designated handicap parking spaces in all lots across the campus. Only vehicles exhibiting official state issued handicap plates or official local government issued handicap permits will be permitted to park in designated handicap parking spaces. These permits can be obtained, with appropriate medical documentation, through local law enforcement agencies. The official plates or local permits will be recognized only when the driver of the vehicle or the passenger present is the individual to whom the plates/permit are issued. The College does not issue handicap parking permits. Please be aware that handicap parking rules are enforced on campus by the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department as well as Marist College Security. Staff and student vehicles with handicapped permits must have their cars registered with the Office of Safety and Security.

Visitor Parking

Visitor Parking is reserved for the use of off-campus visitors only. Visitor parking can be located in the Mid Rise Lot #10

Vehicle Use and Parking Regulations

  1. The maximum speed limit on all campus roadways and in all campus parking lots is 20 miles per hour.
  2. No motor vehicle may be parked at any time in or on:
  • Any campus roadway or shoulder of a road or on the grass.
  • Fire lanes; within 20 feet of a fire hydrant; an emergency zone or any other area restricted by the college.
  • Service vehicle areas; loading dock areas; sidewalks or other pedestrian walkways, including crosswalks.
  • Any parking lot other than the one to which the vehicle is assigned and for which a parking pass has been issued.
  • Any part of an assigned lot other than a space designated by striping.
  • Any designated handicap spot unless a handicap permit is visible.
  • Any space designated for visitors or otherwise reserved or restricted.
  • Any parking lot access road or through lane, end zone, etc.
  • Any location that obstructs roadway or parking lot traffic flow or blocks building access or blocks another vehicle.

3. Snow Removal and Temporary closure of Parking Lots and Roadways:

  • The college will temporarily close parking lots and roadways to conduct snow removal operations, to make necessary repairs, or for special events. Registered vehicle owners are expected to comply fully with all related snow removal/closure restrictions and to remove parked vehicles.

4. Traffic Control:

  • Vehicles shall be operated on campus at all times so as not to endanger life or property.
  • Vehicle operators shall follow the directions on posted traffic signs throughout the campus at all times.
  • Vehicle operators shall yield to pedestrians in designated crosswalks and at all other times on campus.

5. Other:

  • Abandoned motor vehicles will be towed at the owner's expense.
  • Vehicles booted must pay fines and remove the vehicle within 48 hours or vehicle will be towed.
  • No trading permits and/or allowing others to use your permit w/out permission from the security office.
  • Permits must be affixed to the driver’s side rear window.
  • Motorcycles also require a permit.
  • All residents must be reported to Safety & Security immediately.

Parking Ticket Appeals

Appeals must be submitted to, and are reviewed by the Student Judicial Board of Student Government. 

Penalties for Violation of Vehicle Use and Parking Regulations

The following fines will be assessed for violators of College vehicle and parking policies. Booting will occur on the fifth ticket, and every subsequent ticket, issued within an academic year. An individual will be considered a "repeat" offender even if all previous fines have been paid.

Failure to register vehicle $30.00
Failure to display parking permit $10.00
Parking in a restricted area $50.00
Obstructing traffic $50.00
Failure to park in marked space $50.00
Parking in NO parking area $50.00
Parking on road $25.00
Parking in Fire/Loading Zone $50.00
Blocking doors and exits $50.00
Driving on walkway or grass $25.00 + DAMAGES
Passing Stop sign $25.00
Excessive Speed $25.00
Hindering snow removal $25.00
Parking in Handicap Space/Ramp $100.00
Parking in Cross Walk $25.00
Display of unauthorized/altered decal/pass $75.00 + LOSS OF CAMPUS PARKING
Blocking vehicle $25.00
Boot removal $75.00
Forged Permit $50.00 + LOSS OF CAMPUS PARKING