The following rules and regulations have been adopted to promote the safety and
convenience of the entire University, and allow for maximum and efficient use of
our parking facilities. To serve this purpose they must be, and will be,
Any motor vehicle parked on Wesleyan University property which does not
display a valid parking decal for its assigned lot is subject to towing or being
immobilized by the application of the "Auto-Kuff" (Denver Boot). In
addition, any vehicle which is properly registered with the Office of Public
Safety but is parked in a lot other than the lot for which the vehicle is
assigned, is subject to ticketing, towing or being immobilized. All visitors and
guests should obtain a temporary parking permit. Prior arrangements should be
made through the Office of Public Safety.
The owner and/or operator of any vehicle parked on Wesleyan University
property shall assume the risk of loss or damage to said vehicle and its
contents. Wesleyan University assumes no responsibility for the safety, care and
protection of the vehicle and its contents. In this respect, we recommend you
lock your car.
owner of any vehicle which becomes disabled on University property must notify
the Office of Public Safety as soon as possible. In some instances the vehicle
will have to be removed immediately; otherwise, it must be removed within
The Office of Public Safety is charged with the responsibility of enforcing
the regulations set forth on a twenty-four hour a day basis.
If you have a unique parking problem, please contact the Office of Public
Safety. We will try to help if the request is justified. If you are handicapped,
we will do everything we can to ease your parking problems and assure easy
access to the campus area you will be utilizing.
Rules & Regulations
[revised fall '05]
All students, faculty and staff must register their motor
vehicle(s) with the
Office of Public Safety and obtain a parking permit. The University reserves the
right to tow or immobilize unregistered vehicles at the owner's expense.
All vehicles parked on campus must display a valid Wesleyan parking decal.
This decal (or a Public Safety issued temporary pass) must be prominently
displayed inside the lower left hand corner of the rear window.
A change of registration, transfer or sale of a motor vehicle registered with
Wesleyan must be reported to the Office of Public Safety.
The responsibility for finding an authorized parking space rests with the
operator. Lack of space in a certain area is not considered a valid excuse for
violation of these regulations.
The person in whose name the parking permit is issued shall be held
responsible for any violation involving the vehicle.
Transfer of a parking decal or temporary permit to another vehicle,
possession of stolen or altered decal, or the falsification of a registration
form is prohibited.
Motor vehicle parking on Wesleyan's Campus is confined to Lots A through W. Restricted lots are posted at
the entrances. A missing sign does not change the
parking status of that particular lot. It is the responsibility of the driver to
know the University parking regulations.
During the period of 8:00 AM to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, faculty and
staff vehicles must be parked in their assigned lots.
All first year students must park in the Vine Street Lot.
All other students must park their vehicles in student
lots/areas. These locations are the Vine Street Lot,
the William Street High Rise Lot, K Lot (located between 202 and
230 Washington Street), M Lot (located at 356 Washington
Street), 344 Washington Street Lot, 151/157 Church Street Lot
and the 156 High Street lot.
Students may park in faculty/staff lots from 5:00 p.m. to
midnight, Monday through Thursday, and 5:00 p.m. on Friday
through Sunday at midnight, with the exception of O Lot on the
Observatory Circle. Student
vehicles found parked in faculty/staff lots after midnight
Sunday through Thursday will be ticketed, towed or immobilized.
The Office of Public Safety reserves the right to restrict
parking in any campus lot during or after normal business hours
for special events or emergencies.
The O Lot, the Clark Hall Drive delivery area, and Foss Hill
Drive parking areas are restricted to motor vehicle parking on a
Registered vehicles parked in lots other than their assigned lots
are subject to ticketing, towing or immobilization by the "Auto-Kuff".
A violation may result in the vehicle being immobilized with the
"Auto-Kuff" at any time. If your vehicle has been immobilized
with the "Auto-Kuff," do not attempt to remove it for any
reason. This may cause damage to your vehicle and the "Auto-Kuff."
Unregistered vehicles parked in any University lot will be subject
to immobilization, ticketing, and a fine. The first violation is
not a warning. A violation may result in the vehicle being
immobilized with the "Auto-Kuff" at any time. If your vehicle has
been immobilized with the "Auto-Kuff," do not attempt to remove it
for any reason. This may cause damage to your vehicle and the
Vehicles parked in designated
handicapped zones must display a valid state issued permit.
Vehicles illegally parked in designated handicapped zones are
subject to ticketing and towing or immobilization with the "Auto-Kuff."
Any vehicle parked in a fire lane or in a manner so as to obstruct the
normal flow of traffic or in any areas not intended for vehicular traffic will
be ticketed and fined. Moreover, such vehicles are subject to towing. The first
violation is not a warning. Vehicles parked in campus fire lanes that have
been designated by the City of Middletown are subject ot
ticketing and/or towing by the Middletown Police Department
and/or Public Safety.
parked in such a manner as to endanger the grounds (i.e., lawns,
flagstones, etc.) will be ticketed and fined $30.00. Vehicles
parked in such a manner as to endanger the grounds as mentioned
above may be immobilized by the application of the "Auto-Kuff."
Vehicles that remain booted for more than twenty-four hours will
be charged additional fines at the rate of $10 per twenty-four
hours (or fraction thereof) until removal of the "Auto-Kuff" from
the vehicle and the removal of the vehicle from the area. The
"Auto-Kuff" will be removed by Public Safety personnel after
payment of these charges. Tampering with the "Auto-Kuff" will
subject the owner/operator to an additional fine of $50.00
Students must register their vehicles each September at a cost of $50.00 per
academic year, or whenever they bring a vehicle to campus.
All persons operating motor vehicles on or around the campus must operate
their vehicle within the speed limit and in a manner which will ensure the
safety of the entire community.
Any vehicle abandoned on University property will be towed at the owner's
expense. Should no one claim said vehicle, it will be disposed of by the carrier
in the manner dictated by Connecticut statutes.
Any person whose vehicle has been towed or ticketed may appeal it in writing
to the Associate Director of Public Safety within 14 days of the incident. The appellant
will receive a response to his or her appeal within 10 days of the receipt of said
appeal. Appeal forms are available at the Office of Public Safety.
Any vehicles obstructing trash containers, parking in a service drive or
loading dock, parking in a fire lane or tow zone, or obstructing other cars or
driveway, will be subject to ticketing, towing or immobilization.
on lawns is prohibited throughout campus, including wood frame houses. Students living in wood frame houses can park in
designated driveways or student lots.
These rules and regulations are enforced as equitably as possible.
There are times when vehicles may be illegally parked and not
ticketed, immobilized or towed. These circumstances do not change
the fact that the area is restricted. Therefore, the fact that a
vehicle has parked in an area in the past without any action being
taken does not constitute a reasonable appeal.
Parking permits are available at the Office of Public Safety,
located at 208 High Street.
The Office of Public Safety requests that all members of the
community cooperate and adhere to these rules. This cooperation
will ensure that traffic and parking patterns on campus will
operate in a safe and efficient manner.
Winter Parking Ban
In the event of a
winter parking ban being declared by the City of Middletown Public
Safety will notify students, faculty and staff via voice and e-mail.
All vehicles must be removed from city streets or they will be subject
to ticketing and towing by the City at the owner’s expense.
Student vehicles may
be placed legally in any student parking lot. Student vehicles parked
in faculty/staff lots may be towed. Faculty and staff vehicles should
park in their assigned lots.
This information will
also be posted on the Public Safety bulletin board located at:
The Office of Public Safety wishes to thank you in advance for your
cooperation. Should you have any questions or problems with parking, you may
contact the office, which is located at 208 High Street, at 685-2345 or
Please Drive Carefully