Below is a summary of the Olin College Parking Regulations. Employees and students are responsible for knowledge of and adherence to the contents of the Complete Olin College Parking Regulations

All regulations are subject to change and may be amended in the future. Any such changes shall be effective as of the date they are posted on the Olin College website.

Permission to operate a motor vehicle on the grounds owned, operated or controlled by Olin College is a discretionary privilege which may be denied, revoked, suspended or modified.

Campus Registration

All Olin faculty, staff and students who own or use a motor vehicle (including motorcycles, mopeds and scooters) are required to register it with the Public Safety Department within 24 hours after bringing it on campus, regardless of the length of time it will be on campus. This may be done at the Public Safety Department or online at https://www.olin.edu/facilities/parking-transportation/parking-permit-application/.

Faculty and staff may register up to two (2) vehicles with permanent parking permits. Students are limited to one (1) vehicle.

Currently, there is no fee for a parking permit. However, Oin College will review the costs associated with operating the parking facilities each year and may set specific rates per academic year if needed.

Parking permit decals must be permanently affixed to the vehicle on the passenger window on the driver's side of your car. Failure to display a current decal while on campus will result in a citation.

Parking Lot Designations

While on campus, students and employees are expected to park in designated lots. The parking policy is in effect throughout the entire calendar year including summer, and citations are consistently issued in accordance with this policy. Students with a parking permit are eligible to park 24 hours a day in the designated Resident Student Parking areas. Faculty and staff that will have a vehicle on campus between 2 am and 7 am, must obtain an overnight parking permit through the Public Safety Department. Overnight visitors parking from 2 am to 7 am, must have a visitor's pass.  Visitor passes are available at the Public Safety Department. Students may be held responsible for any parking violations received by their guests. 

 

LOT

USAGE

Lot A – Tiers 1, 2 and 3

Faculty, Staff and Visitors

Weekdays:  Students after 5 pm until 2 am

Weekends:  Students from Friday after 5 pm until 2 am Monday

Lot A – Tiers 4, 5 and 6

Students (24/7)

Lot B-1

Faculty and Staff

Lot B-2

Students (24/7)

Lot C

Faculty, Staff and Visitors

Students (24/7)

Lot D

Faculty Staff, Students and Visitors

 

Medical Parking Permit

Students and employees with temporary orthopedic or mobility-related disabilities may apply for a special medical parking permit through the Public Safety Department by contacting the parking clerk at parkingclerk@babson.edu. A statement from their personal physician indicating the nature and length of disability is required. Medical parking permits are valid for a 20-day period and are renewable for a total of 60 days (including the original 20-day period).

Handicapped placards and medical parking permits must be displayed at all times. Failure to do so may result in ticketing and towing at the owner's expense.

Pickup and Deliveries

We realize members of the community occasionally may need to park in close proximity to either their residence hall or office to load or unload heavy personal belongings. The vehicle must not block either emergency or other access to the facility, including fire lanes and handicapped spaces. You must, prior to parking, notify the Public Safety Department at 781-239-5555 to indicate your location and type of vehicle. The vehicle hazard lights should be activated, and you may not park any longer than 15 minutes. Vehicles parked in excess of 15 minutes are subject to ticketing and towing.

Snow Emergency No-Parking Areas

In order to most effectively clear the campus of snow, the following areas have been designated as "no-parking areas" during snow emergencies:  Parking Lot A (Tiers 1, 2 and 3), Lot B-2 and Lot D. Parking is prohibited in these lots during declared snow emergencies. Notification that a snow emergency is in effect will be given to the campus community by Facilities Services via the campus email system. As directed by email, faculty, staff, students and visitors will need to park in Lot A (Tiers 4, 5 and 6) and Lot C. This does not apply to handicapped spaces.

When the snow has ceased, it is the responsibility of each person to move their vehicle to a cleared area of Parking Lot A. The Facilities Services staff will clear the Designated Snow Emergency Lots within 24 hours after the storm has stopped. Community members can return to their assigned lots once the area has been cleared. All vehicles not moved will be towed at the owner's expense.

The Snow Emergency Parking Plan can be found here. 

Snow removal routes can be found here.

Vacation Periods

The parking policy is in effect throughout the entire calendar year and citations are consistently issued in accordance with this policy. During semester breaks only (December/January break, Thanksgiving break and spring break), students wishing to leave a vehicle on campus must notify Public Safety and Facilities Services with their vehicle information. At that time, students will be informed of the designated parking areas for the break period. Vehicles left outside of the designated parking lot may be towed at the owner's expense. There will be no storage of vehicles on the Olin College campus during the summer months unless the student is employed by the College for the summer. Violators will be subject to ticketing and towing at their expense and may incur additional storage fees imposed by the tow company. 

Abandonment

Olin College may seek criminal complaints on vehicles left on campus in violation of Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Law, Chapter 90, section 22B.

Billing Violations

Traffic violations for all students and employees are billed directly through the Public Safety Department. Tickets must be paid at the Public Safety Department within ten (10) days of issuance. Payment is by check only. 

Appeals

Tickets received may be appealed only if the appeal is registered within seven (7) days of the violation. All appeals must be directed to the traffic/parking clerk on the appropriate form, which is available at the Public Safety Department or may be submitted online by accessing http://www.babson.edu/offices-services/public-safety/parking/Pages/parking-violation-appeal.aspx. The Parking Manager can answer questions regarding the appeals process at 781-239-5598. Appeals of towing must be made to the Director of Public Safety.

Appeals are reviewed and determined by the Parking Manager at Public Safety. Individuals will receive a reply within two (2) weeks of the ticket review date. If the parking violation appeal is denied by the Parking Manager, the denied appeal will be reviewed by the Traffic/Parking Violation Review Board. The decision of the Traffic/Parking Violation Review Board is final. All members of the Olin community will follow the same appeal procedure. Final appeal for all moving violations and tow appeals will be heard by the Director of Public Safety.

Olin Van

Olin College has one (1) passenger van, a 2013 Dodge Grand Cavaran that seats seven (7) people (including the driver). The van is available to the Olin College community for authorized activities.

In order to have van privileges, students and employees must complete the certification process, which consists of:

  • Complete online driver training (contact olinvan@olin.edu to request online training) 
  • Satisfactory driving record (contact olinvan@olin.edu for the Motor Vehicle Record Release)
  • Complete vehicle orientation administered by the Public Safety Department (contact Public Safety at 781- 239-5555)

Reservations

Once you are certified, please email olinvan@olin.edu to reserve the van.