A valid permit is required to park on campus.
DISPLAY OF PARKING PERMIT
• Residents/Commuters: The sticker is to be placed on the driver’s side rear bumper. Only one permit can be displayed at a time. All past permits must be removed, or the current permit must be affixed over the old one.
• Visitors/Guests: Place a temporary permit on your driver side dash while visiting campus. These permits are available to the resident or department you are visiting. If you have any questions, please contact Campus Safety at 517-750-6911.
• Faculty/Staff: Must display a valid hang tag on the rearview mirror.
• Temporary permits: Temporary permits can be accessed through the portal by clicking on “My Parking” and selecting a temporary permit for your specific need. Place temporary permit on driver-side dashboard.
• Motorcycles: Valid SAU permit must be placed on the front windshield or left side of the gas tank.
CAMPUS PARKING REGULATIONS
Parking and operating a motor vehicle on the SAU campus is a privilege, not a right.
• All vehicles on campus must be registered with the Campus Safety Department and must display a valid parking permit or temporary permit.
• Vehicle registrants and operators must comply with all regulations regarding registration, parking, and operation of vehicles as published in the Student Handbook, the campus safety webpage, and parking inserts.
• Parking is on a “first-come, first-served” basis. If you are a Junior or Senior and your designated lot is full, you are required to park in the overflow parking located in the
Sophomore and Freshmen lots.
• It is the responsibility of all SAU students, facility/staff, and visitors to park in the lined spaces in the appropriately designated lots. Vehicles found in violation of these policies
may be ticketed or towed. Vehicle registrants are responsible for all fines and fees associated with policy enforcement.
• All students and faculty/staff are responsible for knowing the campus vehicle rules and regulations.
• Campus Safety reserves the right to revoke driving privileges of any SAU community member that is found in violation of the parking regulations. Charges and towing fees will be applied to the owner’s account.
• Individuals with excessive parking tickets and/or unresponsive to Campus Safety efforts for accountability will be engaged through the University discipline process (through Student Development and Success for students, or through HR and supervisors for employees).
• Anyone using a borrowed or stolen parking permit will be issued a fine of $100 and may be charged for theft of the permit.
• Campus Safety reserves the right to temporarily close any parking area and to secure the various parking lots for special events.
• There is no parking at any time in the Kresge Student Center circle drive.
• All loading/unloading parking is to be used for 15-30-minute temporary parking only (as indicated on the sign) and the vehicle’s flashers must be on.
• All non-resident lots are closed 2 – 7 am.
• Commuters may use the East Fieldhouse lot (between the MAC and the track) for parking overnight.
• Students and faculty/staff are responsible for any parking violations received by their visitor/guest.
• No parking on grass.
Driving Privileges are Subject to Revocation for the Following Reasons (including, but not limited to):
• Falsifying information when applying for parking and driving privileges.
• Falsifying or stealing a permit.
• Loaning a registered vehicle or permit to an ineligible person, or having a vehicle registered for an ineligible person.
• Reckless and irresponsible driving on campus property.
• Repeated violations of the parking policy.
• Parking an unregistered vehicle on campus for an extended period of time.
• Removal, attempted removal, or damage to a Campus Safety immobilization device (could also include an additional $100 fine).
SAU does not assume responsibility or liability from theft or damage to any motor vehicle or bike parked on University property. Vehicle owners are expected to carry their own insurance to cover losses.
• Registration is required for ALL University students (residential and commuter) and personnel who plan to park on campus.
• All vehicles parked on campus must be registered. Resident students are only permitted to have one car on campus at a time. If a student gets a new vehicle during the year, their permit information must be updated immediately to prevent a parking violation.
• Students and faculty/staff are allowed up to 2 permits per year.
• Parking permits will be charged to student accounts.
• Sign into MySAU (https://mysau.arbor.edu)
• Click on the “MyParking” Tab and follow the prompts.
• Agree to the Parking Regulations and Legal Liabilities Statement.
• Enter your vehicle information (license plate number, make/model, cell phone, and address).
• Print off the temporary parking permit and place on your dashboard until you receive your parking permit in the mail.
• You should receive your permit(s) in campus mail within 5-7 business days.
REGISTRATION/PARKING PERMIT CHARGES
• First Vehicle: $50/Year
• Second Vehicle: $25/Year
• First Replacement: Free
• Second Replacement: $15
• 7-Day Temporary Pass: Free (only 2 per semester)
• Visitor Permit: Free (only 2 per semester for each visitor)
Motorcycles must park in regular parking spaces or in the hashed line areas that are not: fire lanes, handicap spaces, or wheelchair access sites. Motorcycles must not block any pedestrian walkways. Please contact us for designated parking zones.
Vehicles parked illegally or overnight due to mechanical problems must be reported immediately to Campus Safety. If the issue is not reported, a violation may be issued.
Campus Safety is available 24/7 to assist students with jump starts, unlocking vehicles, and tire inflation. The owner of the vehicle must be present during these services and show proof of ownership upon access to vehicle.
Ticketing and Appeals
• Ticket(s) must be paid within 10 days of the issued date. Ticket(s) not paid within 10 days will be charged to the Student Life account.
• All tickets not paid after 10 days are final and cannot appealed or voided out.
• Ticket appeal must be filled out online and submitted within 5 business days of the violation. After the 5-day period, no appeal will be considered.
• Make sure all information and ticket number is correct before submitting form. All appeals must be submitted online; no appeal will be heard verbally or through email.
• Failure to comply with the above guidelines will result in the automatic denial of your appeal request.
• All denied appeals must be paid within 10 days of the ticket’s issued date.
• If the appeal is approved, the ticket(s) will be voided out in the parking system and no further action is required.
• All appealed decisions are final.
Booting and Towing
Spring Arbor University reserves the right to immobilize, boot, or tow any unauthorized vehicle in violation of any parking policy at any time without notice. Towing is managed by Jimmie’s Towing Service of Jackson, Michigan. Vehicle owners are required to pay the towing company fee, often $125 or more, plus any storage fees. Booting is performed by SAU Campus Safety and the charge for removal is $50.
• After 3 tickets per semester, a warning is sent requesting a face-to-face meeting.
• After 5 tickets per semester, the vehicle will be booted.
• Violation(s) after a vehicle has been booted will initiate towing and a review of the operator’s driving privileges.
• Vehicles on campus without a permit or after October 1 will be booted for noncompliance.
A vehicle may be immobilized or towed for violation of the parking policies, including but not limited to, the following:
• Blocking a fire lane or fire hydrant
• Parking in or blocking a space reserved for individuals with disabilities without the proper plate or placard
• Parking in a manner that presents a danger to life or property
• Blocking a roadway, pedestrian walkway, or ramp for people with disabilities
• Parking on a pedestrian walkway or vehicle travel lane
• Excessive parking fines
• Failure to comply with registration requirements
• Repeated violations
• Noncompliance with parking lot closures or temporary restrictions
• Parking on a campus lawn
• Booted vehicles that have not been addressed and resolved by the vehicle’s operator within 3 days
TO RELEASE A BOOT
Pay all outstanding fines and the boot removal fee of $50 at the business office during normal business hours and contact Campus Safety to show the receipt of payment. The boot will then be removed from your vehicle.
PAYING VEHICLE REGISTRATION CHARGES AND PARKING FINES
To view a detailed list of charges in these accounts please follow these steps:
• Log into your MySAU portal (https://mysau.arbor.edu)
• Click on the “Students” tab
• Scroll down to the “Finance” heading and click on “Make a Payment/Payment Plan”
• Under the “CashNet” link, there is an option that will allow you to view the balances in your student life charges account. To make your payment using a credit/debit card or checking/savings account, please use the CashNet link located above the account
details. If you would prefer to use cash, please head to the Business Office to make your payment. Cashier hours are from 8 am – 4 pm, Monday through Friday.
If you have any other questions regarding how to make payment,
please contact the Business Office at 517.750.6420.