Rules and Regulations

The operation and parking of vehicles on DeSales University property is a privilege, not a right. Operators must abide by Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code and University parking regulations. Violations will result in a citation/ticket being issued. DeSales University Police Officers have the authority of issuing citations in the event a motor vehicle infraction occurs. These regulations have been established to ensure fair and equitable access to parking for all members of our​ University community, as well as visitors. The parking regulations are strictly enforced.

Vehicle Registration
When registering on-line, you will need to have the following information - your vehicle registration card and your DeSales University ID number.

Students, faculty and staff may complete the registration process online ►

All motor vehicles parked on campus must be registered and display the current year DSU registration permit. Permits must be clearly displayed so that it is visible. Permits either improperly placed or not clearly visible will result in a citation being issued to the vehicle operator. All motor vehicles operated or parked on DSU property must display a current license plate and inspection sticker. Students & Faculty who operate more than one vehicle must register each additional vehicle. As a courtesy, there is no charge to register your first two (2) vehicles. Each additional vehicle thereafter will cost $10.00 per permit sticker. Students may register one vehicle online. After completing the first registration, a second vehicle may be registered by bringing your student ID card and the registration card of the second vehicle to the Police Administration Office on the second floor of the Lawless Center.

Parking Regulations

All Resident students are PROHIBITED from parking in any of the following lots: Wills Hall, Dooling Hall, DeSales University Center, Trexler Library, Hurd Science Center and the Gambet Center. McShea Student Union lot and the Billera Hall front lot are not permitted between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Only residents of Brisson and Chappuis Halls and commuter students are permitted to park in the lots of Brisson and Chappuis Halls. Other resident students may be permitted to park in Brisson Hall lot by specially issued permit. Resident students may park in their residence hall lot, which corresponds to the color permit they are issued, and in the Labuda Theater lot.

Commuter students may park in the following parking lots at any time: University Center, Gambet Center, Dooling Hall, Trexler Library, Brisson Hall, Chappuis Hall, McShea Student Union, Labuda Theater and Billera Hall.

All Faculty and Staff may park in any lot with the exception of Wills Hall.

No student, faculty, staff or visitor may park in a space reserved for handicapped individuals without the proper credentials or in a space reserved for a particular member of the faculty/staff.

Timed parking spaces will be strictly enforced.

Parking is prohibited in any place that is not a designated parking space. Examples of prohibited parking areas would be: the campus lawn, driveways, walkways, crosswalks, turning or travel lanes, fire lanes and safety zones. THESE ARE EXAMPLES AND NOT MEANT TO BE AN ALL-INCLUSIVE LIST.

Failure to register a vehicle or properly display the permit so it is visible in the lower left corner of the back window will result in a ticket being issued.

All traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are applicable and must be followed at all times.

These regulations have been established to ensure fair and equitable access to parking by all members of the DeSales University community, including visitors. All motor vehicle laws, rules and regulations will be enforced. Violators will be issued parking tickets and/or Pennsylvania State citations. Visitors must register at the Police station located in the Father Lawless Center. Upon registering the vehicle visitors will be issued a temporary parking pass. There is no charge for the parking pass.

Violations and Fines

Improper Placement/Attachment of Permit - $30.00
No Valid DSU Parking Permit - $50.00
Parking in Unauthorized Lot - $50.00
Parking in a Reserved Space - $50.00
Exceeding Posted Time Limit - $50.00
Blocking Dumpster - $50.00
Parking on Campus Lawn - $50.00
Parking in a Driveway/Walkway - $50.00
Parking in a Fire Zone - $50.00
Parking within 15 ft. of Fire Hydrant - $50.00
Sign Prohibits Parking - $50.00
Parking in a Handicapped Only Space - $85.00

Fines not paid with 5 days of the date and time of the citation will be assessed a $30.00 late fee.

The University reserves the right to remove, at the owner's expense, any vehicle in violation of these regulations.

Parking Lot Assignments

University Heights residents may park in:
  • University Heights
  • Aviat Hall (Overflow)
  • Welsh Hall (Overflow)
  • McShea Student Union and the Billera Hall front lot (5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., Monday-Friday / all day Saturday and Sunday)
  • Billera Hall side lot
  • Labuda Center

University Village residents may park in:

  • University Village
  • McShea Student Union and the Billera Hall front lot (5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., Monday-Friday / all day Saturday and Sunday)
  • Billera Hall side lot
  • Labuda Center

 

Aviat Hall residents may park in:
  • Aviat Hall
  • Welsh Hall (Overflow)
  • McShea Student Union and the Billera Hall front lot (5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., Monday-Friday / all day Saturday and Sunday)
  • Billera Hall side lot
  • Labuda Center
Welsh Hall residents may park in:
  • Aviat Hall (Overflow)
  • Welsh Hall
  • McShea Student Union and the Billera Hall front lot (5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., Monday-Friday / all day Saturday and Sunday)
  • Billera Hall side lot
  • Labuda Center
Conmy/Tocik Hall residents may park in:
  • Aviat Hall (Overflow)
  • McShea Student Union and the Billera Hall front lot (5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., Monday-Friday / all day Saturday and Sunday)
  • Conmy/Tocik Halls
  • Billera Hall side lot
  • Labuda Center
DeChantal Hall residents may park in:
  • McShea Student Union and the Billera Hall front lot (5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., Monday-Friday / all day Saturday and Sunday)
  • DeChantal Hall 
  • Billera Hall side lot
  • Labuda Center
Brisson Hall residents may park in:
  • McShea Student Union and the Billera Hall front lot (5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., Monday-Friday / all day Saturday and Sunday)
  • Brisson Hall
  • Chappuis Hall
  • Billera Hall side lot
  • Labuda Center
Chappuis Hall residents may park in:
  • McShea Student Union and the Billera Hall front lot (5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., Monday-Friday / all day Saturday and Sunday)
  • Brisson Hall
  • Chappuis Hall
  • Billera Hall side lot
  • Labuda Center
Commuter students may park in:
  • McShea Student Union
  • Dooling Hall
  • Brisson Hall
  • Chappuis Hall
  • University Center
  • Trexler Library
  • Billera Hall
  • Labuda Center
  • Gambet Center
Donahue Hall residents may park in:
  • McShea Student Union and the Billera Hall front lot (5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., Monday-Friday / all day Saturday and Sunday)
  • Donahue Hall
  • Aviat Hall (Overflow)
  • Billera Hall side lot
  • Labuda Center

How to Avoid Tickets

Here are some pointers that will help you to avoid tickets:

  • Register your vehicle online, and be sure that your permit is properly displayed
  • Only park in lots which have been reserved for your permit color
  • Do not park on the grass or driveways
  • Contact us if you will be using an unregistered vehicle on campus
  • Wills Hall parking is reserved and strictly enforced​

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