Policy Author:
Student Affairs

Responsible Office/Department:
Student Affairs

Effective Date of Policy:
August 18, 2022

Policy Narrative

Persons who drive vehicles on campus are subject at all times to the motor vehicle laws of the state of New York, to orders of the Department of Transportation and, where applicable, to ordinances of the Town of Amherst. Operation of a motor vehicle on campus is a privilege granted by Daemen University. Serious or excessive traffic violations may result in the loss of this privilege. The Office of Campus Safety has authority over the parking lots and the general grounds.

  1. All motor vehicles must be registered, each academic year, with the University when operated and parked on University property (except for visitors to the University). Parking permits may be applied for on-line at: Parking permits cost $50 per year. Students should be prepared to show a valid motor vehicle registration for each vehicle that they wish to register to park on campus when they pick up a parking permit at the Wick Student Center Information Desk. Any change in autos or plate numbers must be registered with the Campus Safety Office. An annual parking fee may apply.
  2. Resident students who reside in Canavan Hall are not eligible to park on or around campus proper, but rather at an off-site arrangement through Collegiate Village. These students must still register their vehicle but are charged an annual fee of $25. Parking on, or around, campus proper may result in a parking citation. The University reserves the right to adjust where resident students park each year.
  3. The parking permit is to be displayed on the rear view mirror, facing outwards.
  4. Students should park in designated areas only or be subject to a ticket, tow, or loss of parking privileges. 
  5. Students may not have more than one car parked on campus at a time.
  6. Speed limits are posted at entrances and on roadways of the campus. Speed limits vary from 5 MPH to a maximum of 15 MPH.
  7. Full stops are required at all stop signs.
  8. Pedestrians always have the right of way. Pedestrians are encouraged to use the sidewalks for optimum safety.
  9. Motor vehicles may not be operated on any sidewalk or grassed area. Service vehicles and authorized contractor vehicles are not included in this prohibition.
  10. Daemen University Campus Safety Officers and Town of Amherst Police are empowered to enforce all ordinances and laws pertaining to traffic regulations.
  11. Dangerous use of skates, skateboards, in-line skates, bicycles, and other forms of transport or recreation is prohibited.
  12. Parking is prohibited on all roadways, service drives, and areas reserved for service vehicles. Possession of a parking permit entitles the holder to park only if there is available space in the allotted parking areas and not to blocking driveways or roadways.
  13. Overnight parking is permitted only in designated lots and only for those resident students who have a valid parking permit and are allowed to park on campus. 
  14. Students will be required to move their cars from time to time to alternative designated lots to facilitate snow removal. Failure to move a vehicle upon notification by the University will result in ticketing and/or towing of the vehicle at the owner’s expense.
  15. Daemen University may have towed, at the expense of the owner, any vehicle that is parked in violation of stated regulations. Other improperly parked vehicles will be ticketed by the University and/or Town of Amherst Police. Serious or continued violations may result in revocation of parking permit and loss of parking privileges for the remainder of the academic year (as determined by the Assistant Dean for Campus Safety and Operations or designee).
  16. Temporary overnight parking hang tags (for registered guests) are available at the Wick Campus Safety/Information Desk. Residents will be held responsible for their guests’ vehicles to ensure that the guest parks the vehicle in the proper location. Parking citations issued to the guest of the student will become the responsibility of the host.

Purpose for Policy

To create and maintain an equitable environment where students have the optimal opportunity to succeed academically, personally, and professionally and where any and all Daemen University Community members feel safe, valued, and respected.

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Updated on April 3, 2023

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