Parking Guide

This booklet has been prepared as a guide for Faculty, Staff, and Students. By signing the bottom of your vehicle registration card, you are accepting responsibility for the information contained within this document. Please read the material thoroughly. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the Security Department at 651-641-8278 or by dialing 0 from any on campus phone.

Concordia University’s vehicle registration program allows all members of the university to register their vehicle(s) with the Security Department. Registration begins in August, but can be completed at any time during the academic year. Registration of motor vehicles may be completed at the Security Office located in the Meyer Hall tunnel. By registering your vehicle with the Security Department, campus community members have their information on file and can be contacted by security as needed.

All vehicles which are parked on Concordia property must park within a proper parking space. Any vehicle found parked outside of a parking space will be cited, regardless of registration status, unless arrangements have been made with the security office.

*Campus community members must assume responsibility for their vehicles parked on city streets. The University does not assume responsibility for ticketing and/or towing that may result from failure to obey St. Paul city regulations, or campus parking policies.

Registration

The following information is required for vehicle registration:

  • picture ID
  • vehicle license plate number
  • make and model of vehicle
  • L#

All vehicles must have the parking permit properly attached to the rear view mirror, facing the windshield. Improper use or failure to properly display the permit (i.e. permits laying on the dashboard, floor, visor, front seat) may result in ticketing and will not be considered a valid excuse for appeal.

Student/Faculty/Staff Parking Permits

Parking permits are issued for FREE. Permits are non transferable between vehicles. Faculty, staff, and students who choose to utilize any Concordia University parking lot must display a parking permit on their vehicle.

Temporary Parking Permits
Temporary parking permits may be issued by security. In order to obtain a temporary parking permit, it is necessary to provide the vehicle owner’s name and license plate number.

Visitor Parking Permits
Visitor parking permits are issued by the Director of Security. It is necessary for all visitors parked in university parking lots to display a visitor parking permit. Special parking spaces are reserved in some university lots for visitor parking. However, a Concordia University visitor permit must be displayed at all times while parking in a marked visitor space.

Motorcycles
Operation of motorcycles is limited to city streets. Motorcycles are not to be driven or parked on sidewalks. Motorcycles may not be parked at the entrances of buildings. Motorcycles may park in university lots but must be parked in a lined stall.

Parking Meters
Metered spaces are available in lot B. These spaces are reserved for visitor parking. Parking meters are enforced from 7:00am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Metered spaces are not to be used for overnight parking.

Parking Lots

Lot C

(adjacent to Gangelhoff Center)

Student, faculty, and staff parking by permit only

5am to 4:30pm, Monday – Friday

Open Parking

4:30pm to Midnight, Monday – Friday

5am to Midnight, Saturday and Sunday

No Parking Midnight to 5am, Everyday

Lot D

(one block west of Gangelhoff Center, enter on Marshall Ave.)

Student, faculty, and staff parking by permit only

5am to 4:30pm, Monday – Friday

Open Parking

4:30pm to 10pm, Monday – Friday

5am to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday

Overnight Parking (Lot is Locked) 10pm to 5am, Everyday ***Permit Required with notification to the Security department***

Lot E

(West side of Hamline Avenue, across from LMC)

Student, faculty, and staff parking by permit only

5am to 4:30pm, Monday – Friday

Open Parking

4:30pm to Midnight, Monday – Friday

5am to Midnight, Saturday and Sunday

No Parking Midnight to 5am, Everyday

Lot F

(North side of Carroll Avenue, by Holst Hall)

Student parking by permit only 24 Hours Daily

FIVE SPACES ON THE WEST SIDE OF LOT F ARE RESERVED AND SHOULD NOT BE USED BY STUDENTS OR VISITORS. THESE SPACES ARE RESERVED FOR HMONG HOUSE AND RESIDENCE LIFE

Lot G

(North Side of Marshall Avenue, behind Holiday)

Student, faculty, and staff parking by permit only

5am to 4:30pm, Monday – Friday

Open Parking

4:30pm to Midnight, Monday – Friday

5am to midnight, Saturday and Sunday

No Parking Midnight to 5am, Everyday

Lot H

(South side of the Fandrei building)

Student, faculty, and staff parking by permit only

5am to 4:30pm, Monday – Friday

Open Parking

4:30pm to Midnight, Monday – Friday

5am to Midnight, Saturday and Sunday

No Parking Midnight to 5am, Everyday

Faculty and Staff Parking Concordia University maintains two parking facilities strictly for faculty and staff. They are Lot A and Lot B. The times these lots are reserved for faculty and staff are listed below.

Lot A

(located between LMC and Dining Hall, enter on Concordia Avenue) Gated Lot- ID card required for access.

Faculty and staff parking by permit only

5am to 4:30pm, Monday – Friday

Open Parking

4:30pm to midnight, Monday – Friday

5am to midnight, Saturday and Sunday

No Parking Midnight to 5am, Everyday

Lot B

(located between the Fine Arts Complex and LMC, enter on Hamline Avenue)

Faculty and staff parking by permit only

5am to 4:30pm, Monday – Friday

Open Parking

4:30pm to midnight, Monday – Friday

5am to midnight, Saturday and Sunday

No Parking Midnight to 5am, Everyday

City Street Parking/Respecting Our Neighbors

Parking on city streets is an option available to Concordia students, staff and faculty members. Please remember that the St. Paul Police (651-291-1111) are responsible for parking enforcement on city streets. The University continually strives to maintain a good relationship with our neighbors in the Lex-Ham community. Please respect their property rights and do not block driveways.

City of St. Paul Snow Emergencies
In the event of a snow emergency the city may ban parking on city streets. The Security Department will attempt to make the campus community aware of snow emergencies, however the responsibility to comply with snow emergency guidelines ultimately falls on the owner of the vehicle.

Snow Removal from University Parking Lots
Concordia University reserves the right to tow any vehicle parked in a university parking lot that obstructs snow removal. Concordia will make reasonable efforts to alert the campus community of upcoming snow removal. The Security Department will attempt to contact owners of registered vehicles via phone prior to towing.

Vehicle Registration Policy Violations

In order to provide the best possible parking situation for our campus community it is necessary that the Security Department provide enforcement of parking rules and regulations.

Towing Policy
Violation of Concordia University’s parking policies can result in the ticketing and/or towing of vehicles. CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO TOW ANY VEHICLE WHICH IS PARKED ON CONCORDIA PROPERTY. This may include, but is not limited to, vehicles parked in fire lanes or obstructing traffic. All towing and storage fees are the sole responsibility of the driver/owner. When a vehicle is towed to the impound lot the fees are billed directly to the licensed owner.

Typically, the Concordia Security Department follows the below protocol for parking enforcement:

  • 1st Offense: Ticket
  • 2nd Offense: Ticket
  • 3rd Offense: Ticket and tow to onsite lot
  • 4th Offense: Ticket and tow to city impound lot

Unpaid Parking Violations

Unpaid parking citations will be sent to the business office and normal collection efforts will ensue.

Parking Appeal Process
Parking citations may be appealed within 5 traditional business days of receipt of a citation. A parking appeal form may be picked up at the security office or downloaded from the parking appeals website.

Parking Appeal Website: https://concordia.csp.edu/security/parking-ticket-appeals/

Faculty/Staff & Students:

  1. The written appeal should be forwarded to the Security Department.
  2. The appeal must be received within five traditional business days of issuance of the citation. Notification of appeal denial or upholding is communicated in writing.
  3. The Director of Security reviews all parking appeals.
  4. All decisions made by the Director of Security are final

Harassment Of Security Officers

Verbal or physical harassment of any person responsible for enforcing the parking policy on campus is a violation of university policy and cause for disciplinary action.

Loading/Unloading
If there is a need to park a vehicle outside of a designated parking stall in order to facilitate loading or unloading, the operator of the vehicle must contact the Security Department, 651-641-8278, with the location in which the vehicle will be parked, the estimated time it will take to unload the vehicle, and the description of the vehicle including the license plate number. If it is determined that the location in which the vehicle is parked may create a hazardous or dangerous situation, parking will not be authorized.

Abandoned Vehicles
Any vehicle used at Concordia University must be maintained in an operable condition, be currently licensed and in regular use. Concordia University does not allow inoperable vehicles to be stored on campus. An abandoned vehicle is one which is parked for more than 48 hours in a Concordia lot, or a vehicle which is not currently licensed.

Vehicle Storage
Concordia University does not allow community members to store vehicles or other items such as boats, trailers, etc. on university property for any reason.

Motor Homes And Campers
The Security Director must approve the use of motor homes and campers on university property.

Parking For People With Disabilities
The use of handicapped parking stalls and ramp access areas are restricted only to those vehicles with a state-issued handicapped license plate or displaying a state-issued certificate.

Minnesota state law requires enforcement of handicapped parking stalls on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week, including holiday periods. The St. Paul Police and/or Concordia University Security personnel may ticket vehicles parked in spaces designated for the handicapped that do not display a handicapped parking permit. Concordia University is not authorized to issue temporary handicapped permits, and cannot provide reserved or special parking permits for those with disabilities. Individuals with temporary disabilities should apply to the state for a handicapped parking certificate.

Applications for permanent or temporary state parking permits for the handicapped are available through the Department of Public Safety, Driver/Vehicle Services Division, Transportation Building, St. Paul, MN 55115: or call (651) 296-1814.

Concordia University’s Rights & Responsibilities

The Security Department and Concordia University are not responsible for the security of vehicles parked on streets, in alleys, or on public property.

Concordia University is not responsible for any loss or damage, including damage caused by athletic events, to any vehicles parked on Concordia University property.

Concordia University reserves the right to restrict parking and temporarily close any parking area for special purposes.

Services And Safety Tips

Patrols
Security officers make frequent patrols of university parking lots. If you see a vehicle parked illegally, or notice suspicious behavior, please contact Security at 0 or 651-641-8278. Make a note of the location, vehicle description, and license plate number if possible.

Jump Starts
The Security Department does not currently offer jump starts. The Security Department can assist community members in obtaining a phone number to a contracted agency which can provide roadside assistance.

Vehicle Lock-Outs
If you lock your keys in your vehicle, security is able to assist you in contacting a locksmith.

Security Tips
Lock all doors and close all windows tightly.
Take your valuables with you. If you must leave them in your vehicle, put them in your trunk.
Park in well lit areas.
Avoid parking your vehicle in one spot for several days.
Report suspicious individuals or activity to Security immediately.
Look under, around, and in the back seat of your vehicle as you approach it.
Don’t walk alone at night. Call for a Security escort at 0 or 651-641-8278.