(CSB students only)
(CSB violations only)
It is the responsibility of every vehicle operator to read and understand these rules and regulations. CSB Security and SJU Life Safety Services are responsible for managing all parking, traffic, and safety issues regarding the use of vehicles on each campus. It is important to be aware that the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University have a limited number of parking spaces available on campus. For that reason, they must carefully facilitate parking in order to accommodate the high demand for parking areas on campus. In order to promote orderly parking for all students, employees, monastery and guests, the following guidelines must be adhered to:
Campus speed limits are set to provide for the safe movement of persons and vehicles on each campus. Please respect the posted limits.
Those whose driving or disregard of parking regulations threatens the safety of the campus or demonstrate an unwillingness to park responsibly, or receive a third violation are required to meet with the traffic coordinator and may have their permit and/or driving privileges revoked on either campus. Upon receipt of a 7th ticket, driving privileges may be revoked until a review takes place. The registered owner of the vehicle will be held responsible when the driver cannot be determined. Vehicles will be wheel-locked or towed at owner's expense if there is a continued disregard of policy. Vehicles blocking fire lanes or parking in a posted tow away zone are subject to tow at the owner's expense. CSB Security issues parking tickets directly on vehicles. SJU Life Safety Services mails tickets to violators daily through campus mail (not put on the vehicle).
Individuals and vehicles that impede the emergency response of medical, fire, security and safety personnel or vehicles are subject to judicial sanctions, towing of vehicles, and made have their permit or driving privileges on the CSB/SJU campuses revoked. These sanctions are not subject to appeal as they impact the health, safety and wellness of our communities. Actions that are in this category include, but are not limited to:
Those persons believing that they have received a citation in error or have extraordinary circumstances may appeal the violation by completing the appropriate appeals form. Click HERE for tickets received for violations at the College of Saint Benedict. Click HERE for tickets received for violations at Saint John's University. Appeals must be submitted within ten (10) business days of the date of the violation to the campus where the ticket was issued. Appeals made after that deadline will not be accepted unless approved by the parking coordinator.
The purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee a specific parking space. Parking permits are issued for student, employee and corporate vehicles at the CSB Security Office in Mary Commons at the time the vehicle is registered. Permits can be obtained at CSB Security from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Guests who park a vehicle on campus must register their vehicle with Security so that it is properly identified. Vehicles must be registered by the vehicle owner or family member responsible for it.
Student permits are issued for one vehicle for a one-year period. Students may register their vehicle at housing selection time in the Spring of the previous school year. Students who register their vehicle early will receive their parking permit sticker with their room keys in the Fall. Students should remove expired permits so that the current permit is the only one being displayed. The current price of an annual permit at the beginning of the academic year is:
First Year CSB students with a valid parking permit are assigned to Lots 9 & 11 with overflow parking allowed in Lot 12.
CSB sophomores, juniors and seniors that live on campus and have a valid student permit may park in any designated STUDENT parking lot on a first come-first served basis. "Student" parking lots include: 2,4,6,7,12, 13 & 15. A limited number of special parking permits are also available for students desiring to park in Lot 5. CSB juniors and seniors, selected by lottery, are eligible for these permits. Students who accept special parking permits are required to move their vehicles out of Lot 5 upon Notice (24-hour minimum) of a large event scheduled at the Gorecki Dining & Conference Center or Benedicta Arts Center.
CSB students that live off campus, and SJU students parking at CSB must use Lots 2 & 12 and are required to have a valid CSB or SJU parking permit on their vehicle. Parking in Lot 2 is allowed for all vehicles with a valid CSB/SJU student or employee parking permit between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
All CSB student vehicles must have either a valid parking sticker permanently affixed to the driver's side back window or a short-term (temporary) parking permit displayed on the vehicle's dashboard.
NOTE: CSB student vehicles with a valid parking permit are required to park in Flynntown when attending classes or otherwise visiting the St. John's campus.
Except for specific reserved or designated parking spaces, CSB/SJU employees may park in any designated EMPLOYEE parking lot on a first come-first served basis. Designated "employee" lots include: 1,2,3,8,10,12 & 14. Parking in Lot 2 is allowed for all vehicles with a valid CSB/SJU parking permit between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Each year, the Department of Security receives a number of requests from students, faculty and staff who are seeking parking spaces closer to their residence halls or academic buildings because they have suffered some type of injury (broken foot, leg, ankle, etc) or have a medical condition that restricts their movements or makes walking difficult (heart concerns, pregnancy, circulation issues, etc). Most of the time, the requests are for TEMPORARY consideration for a relatively short period of time (30-90 days). Although exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis, persons who require parking consideration for an extended period of time are encouraged to obtain a Handicapped Parking Permit through the State of Minnesota - Department of Motor Vehicles.
In an effort to better serve these individuals, a MEDICAL PARKING AUTHORIZATION program was created. This program is designed to identify vehicles that are allowed to park in handicapped stalls on both campuses (on-campus only). It should be noted that the use of handicapped parking stalls on either campus for this program is done on a "first-come, first-served" basis. There are NO handicapped stalls on either campus that are "reserved" for a specific individual.
Students/staff/faculty members must already possess a valid CSB parking permit to be eligible to receive a "medical ID card". Interested individuals must obtain their medical ID card from administrative/supervisory staff within the Department of Security. The Department of Security reserves the right (1) to require a doctor's slip prior to issuing a medical ID card and, (2) to revoke the continued use of the medical ID card if the privilege is abused.
Short-term parking permits for parking on the CSB campus are obtained from the Security Department (Mary Hall Commons) during normal office hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Short-term permits are sold at a cost of $1 per day. Short-term permits may be obtained for any duration, but typically are issued for less than 7 days. Short-term permits must be prominently displayed on the vehicle's dashboard unobstructed from view by other materials.
A motorcycle may be added to a student's current parking permit at no charge to be used when the primary vehicle is not parked on campus. Motorcycles registered in this manner must be parked in the same lot that is authorized by the owner's parking permit.
If I have a visitor on campus, what should I do about a parking permit?
Contact the CSB Security Department at 363-5000. Tell them that you have a guest and advise how long the guest will be staying on campus. The officer can meet with you at the Security Office to issue your guest a "short-term" (temporary) parking permit. If you anticipate the arrival of a guest, wait until the guest arrives to contact the officer so that the information on the guest's permit is accurate. Guests will be instructed to park in lots/areas specifically set aside for them.
I was only parked there for a few minutes, why did I get a ticket?
Campus parking is clearly marked with signs. The Department of Security is also bound by State and Federal rules and regulations regarding parking. Fire lanes are designed by the State Fire Marshal and compliance with those regulations is State Law. Should a State Fire Marshal come to campus and note a failure to comply, the institution could be fined thousands of dollars until compliance is achieved. Specific reasons exist for the development of a successful parking program on our campus. We also ask that you pay particular attention to Monastery parking and respect their parking lots, guest spaces and the circle in front of the Gathering Place. These areas are clearly marked by signage. We must work together to honor and respect each others space. If you have questions, comments or suggestions, we invite you to e-mail them to the Department of Security.
How do I get a permit?
Contact the CSB Security Department at 363-5000 to receive assistance. Or, go to the Security Office located in the first floor of Mary Hall Commons.
My friend used my car and he/she parked it in the wrong place and I got a ticket. What should I do about this?
Your vehicle is registered in your name and is, therefore, your responsibility. You are responsible for any tickets that accumulate on your vehicle. If your friend is going to use your car, make sure that he/she knows where it is supposed to be parked. Since he/she used your car, you may feel that he/she should be responsible to reimburse you for the ticket. You may be right, but that is between you and your friend. The fine received for a parking violation will be billed to the Student Account of the individual who registered it.
I had night class at SJU and when I came home there was nowhere in my lot for me to park. What should I do?
Contact the CSB Security Department at 363-5000. If there is a special event at the Haehn Campus Center, the Benedicta Arts Center or the Gorecki Dining and Conference Center we may have had to direct visitors to available parking. We can let you know when the event is scheduled to end. Until that time, we will direct you to park in an open area and we will provide an escort for you to your residence. After the event, it will be necessary for you to move your car to the proper lot. We are a community that promotes public events and invites people from outside of our community to join with us in activities. Some of these people are parents or grandparents of current or future students or alumnus/alumna of SJU or CSB. Because parking space ordinarily is limited, sometimes there is a need to temporarily displace you to accommodate those needs. In all cases, we are grateful that you are a cooperative member of this community.
I am parked in a 15 minutes parking space in front of _____ and now my care won't start. What should I do?
We can accommodate you for a short period of time in order to resolve your issue when we know that you are experiencing difficulties. If your car needs a jump start or you need other assistance, please contact us at 363-5000.
I am only going to be here the first semester and then I graduate. Why do I have to purchase a parking permit for the entire year?
Some of the reason is bookkeeping and our computer system's ability to keep track of who is coming and going throughout the year. And, sometimes things change and your student status may change unexpected. It is a lot easier to reimburse you for any unused portion of an annual permit than to try to separate semesters.
My parents are letting me use their car and I will only have it here for two weeks. Do I have to buy a permit for the whole year?
We understand that there will be times that you will only have a car on campus for a short period of time. You can purchase a Short-Term (temporary) parking permit for any period of time at a cost of $1 per day.
I am a faculty member and I teach on both campuses. When I come back and all the employee spaces are full where I generally park, what am I supposed to do?
Employees (faculty and staff) are allowed to park in any designated EMPLOYEE parking lot. If your "normal" lot is full, you may park in any other designated employee lot. Parking in handicapped spaces, designated STUDENT parking lots, along the curb at roadside, on sidewalks, or in traffic "aisles" is prohibited. If you have large bundles of books or other materials, call Security at 363-5000 and we will assist you.