Parking Rules & Regulations: Freshman Parking Ban

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First-year students who reside in university residence halls are not permitted to register or park a vehicle on campus. First-year students who reside off campus may register a vehicle on campus.

Residence hall students who have 30 credits or more may apply for a parking hangtag. All commuter students may apply for a parking hangtag.

Exceptions to parking registration rules for resident first-years will be considered for the following reasons:

  1. Medical reasons: Requires a letter from a licensed physician indicating a legitimate medical need. This letter should briefly explain the reason(s) for the student to have ready access to their own transportation and the time-frame being projected for this need.
  2. Employment: First-years are strongly encouraged to find employment either on campus or in the local community. Appeals will be granted in this category on a very limited basis. Appeals should include a signed, notarized letter on company letterhead from employer stating days and hours of employment. Letter shall include employer's telephone number. A current payroll stub may also be required.
  3. Academic: Requires a legitimate written justification from faculty member stating the reason for exception. Must include description of approved off-campus credit-bearing program.
  4. Other exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the Parking Appeal Board.

Requests for exceptions to this policy are to be submitted in writing by the student to: VP for Administration, SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Dr., New Paltz, NY 12561. Requests will be reviewed by the Parking Appeal Board. Decisions of this board are final and not subject to further appeal.

All waivers to this policy will be issued for a specific period of time as determined by the Board. If a student that has been issued a waiver to this policy receives a violation to the campus parking policy, the waiver will be revoked.