Parking & Shuttle
Parking and operating a motor vehicle on the St. John Fisher College Campus is a privilege. All vehicles on the Fisher campus must be registered with the Safety and Security Department and display a valid parking permit or pass on the vehicle. Vehicle registrants and operators must comply with all parking and traffic regulations and policies regarding registration, parking, and operation of vehicles. Registered vehicles are not guaranteed a space based on limited available parking. Parking is on a "first-come, first-served" basis.
It is the responsibility of all community members and visitors to park in lined spaces in the appropriately designated lots as indicated on the Campus Parking Map [pdf].
The College is authorized to regulate and enforce parking of faculty, staff, students and visitors to the College including within the Park and Ride lot.
Vehicles found in violation of parking and traffic regulations may be ticketed or towed. Vehicle registrants are responsible for all fines and fees associated with policy enforcement.
Parking Lot Designations
Commuter Student Parking
Commuter designated permits may park only in Lots A, C, E, F, G, I, V, W, and the Park and Ride Lot S. Overnight parking is only allowed in lots designated for resident student use or Lot I.
Resident Student Parking
Resident students are assigned lots in the residence hall parking areas based on their total number of earned credit hours and prior violation history. During special events or snow removal, resident students may be asked to move your vehicles to alternate parking areas for short periods of time. Resident students may park only in their assigned parking area according to the following permit designations:
I - Lot I (Haffey & Ward Hall Resident Assistants only)
J – Lot J (Dorsey, Murray and Michaelhouse)
U/V/W – Lot U/V/W (Murphy Hall)
P – Lot P (Keough Hall and Ward Hall)
T – Lot T (Founders Hal)
When a resident student’s assigned lot is full, then the student must park in the SJFC designated area of the Park & Ride lot.
Faculty/staff designated spaces are posted in Lots A, C, D, E, F, G, I, M, N, Q, R, S, X, and Y. Faculty and staff may park in any of the parking areas designated for faculty, staff, or commuter student parking. Faculty and staff are not authorized to park in spaces reserved for visitors to the College.
Parking in the front of Kearney Hall is reserved for visitors only during normal business hours (M-F 8AM – 5PM).
Resident student’s visitors must obtain a Visitor Pass from the Safety & Security Office. Lot I or the SJFC designated area of Park & Ride Lot S is to be used for resident student’s visitors. Visitor parking passes are only valid for a maximum of 3 days from the date of issuance.
Alternate Parking: During winter months and for special events, vehicles may need to be moved to alternative parking areas for a short time. Members of the campus community will be notified by email as appropriate.
During special events or snow removal, resident students may be asked to move your vehicles to alternate parking areas for short periods of time.
Students, faculty, staff using a temporary vehicle must obtain a Temporary Parking Permit from the Safety and Security Department. Temporary Permits are valid for no more than 5 days from date of issuance without the approval of the Director or Assistant Director of Safety and Security.
In accordance with New York State Vehicle and Traffic Laws, handicap spaces in campus parking lots are reserved for those vehicles displaying authorized handicap parking permits or license plates. Please note that the Safety and Security Department does not issue, nor is authorized to issue, temporary handicap parking permits. Contact the Safety and Security Department (585-385-8025) with questions.
Resident Freshmen Parking
Resident freshmen may not have cars on campus. For parking purposes, a freshman is defined as a student who is in their first year of college regardless of any incoming advanced credits. If you were admitted through freshmen admissions, you will be considered a freshman for parking for the entire academic year.
All parking and traffic signs on campus must be obeyed. In addition, please review the College’s parking and traffic regulations.
The College reserves the right to tow, at the owner’s expense, any vehicle found in violation of traffic regulations. The College will not be responsible for the loss of, damage to, or theft of any vehicle on College property. The College reserves the right to confiscate the keys of any person who, in the judgment of Safety and Security, is unable to safely operate his/her vehicle.
Traffic fines will be assessed as follows per ticket:
Moving violations and/or speeding - $50.00
Parking in a Fire Lane - $35.00
Unauthorized handicap parking - $35.00
All other traffic violations - $25.00
Traffic fines must be paid promptly. If a date is not specified, fines must be paid no later than the time of registration for the next semester. All financial obligations to the College must be satisfied prior to, or at the time of, registration for the next semester. Fines may be paid by mail, at the Bursar’s Office or the Safety and Security Office. A hold will be placed on the accounts of students with outstanding unpaid fines.
Parking and Traffic Violation Appeals
The College reserves the right to enforce parking regulations and traffic violations. However if a person feels they have been issued a ticket in error or there are extenuating circumstances, the appeals process is as follows:
- Complete a Parking Ticket Appeals Request Form stating the reasons and relevant information and submit it to the Safety and Security Office;
- The Director of Safety and Security or his designee will review the form to determine if an error has been made or whether extenuating circumstances exist to grant the appeal. Such factors as previous history of violations or repeated violations will be taken into account.
- The person making the appeal will be notified of the decision made in writing.
- The Director of Safety and Security will make the final decision in the appeal process.
Students, faculty and staff may apply for parking permits online or at the Safety and Security Department, located on the main level of Haffey Hall.
All student vehicles using the College parking facilities must be registered yearly with the Safety and Security Department. Parking permits for the 2013-2014 academic year are $50 for commuter permits and $75 for resident permits and are valid for the entire school year. NY sales tax is included in this fee. Students must register their vehicle and pay their permit fee using the online vehicle registration form. You may pick up your permit at the Security Office. You must produce your vehicle registration to show proof of ownership.
Resident students may only register one vehicle. To be considered for your preferred parking lot you must pre-register your vehicle.
Residents students that missed this deadline may still obtain a resident parking permit for either Park & Ride or at Murphy Hall. You must produce your vehicle registration when you obtain your permit to show proof of ownership.
Displaying Your Permit
All parking permits must be displayed on the driver's side rear window of the vehicle to ensure that security officers can identify your vehicle. If not properly displayed, the car is subject to ticketing. The registration process is complete only when the issued parking permit is affixed to the vehicle as prescribed by the Safety and Security Department. All faculty, staff and students will be held responsible if they park in a lot other than their assigned lot.
The SJFC shuttle service operating from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. There are 8 shuttle stops. Locations are listed below. Each stop location is marked with a sign that indicates the hours of operation and approximate pick-up times. The shuttle will pick up and drop off students approximately every 15 minutes at these locations during this time period:
Park & Ride Bus Loop - :00, :15, :30, :45
Founders Entrance - :00, :15, :30, :45
Murphy Hall - :00, :15, :30, :45
Kearney Loop - :05, :20, :35, :50
Alesi Building - :05, :20, :35, :50
Skalny Welcome Center - :05, :20, :35, :50
School of Education - :10, :25, :40, :55
School of Nursing - :10, :25, :40, :55
Haffey Cross Walk - :10, :25, :40, :55
From the hours of 6:30 p.m. - 2 a.m., Sunday - Saturday, the student shuttle will continue to provide student escorts by request. Faculty, staff or students may also call the Safety & Security Office at anytime to request safety or medical escorts.