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, strictly enforced.

The Office of Public Safety is charged with the responsibility of enforcing the regulations set forth on a 24-HOUR-A-DAY basis. Any questions or concerns regarding parking should be referred to the Office of Public Safety at parking@wesleyan.edu

All parking regulations are in effect and enforced all year, regardless if classes are in session. This includes winter and summer breaks. *It is the responsibility of the driver to know the university parking regulations.*

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.

Grad students will receive an employee hang tag valid for 2 years with a holographic GR decal on it to indicate that they are a Grad Student.  Spouses/Partners will receive the same type of permit as well when registered as a Grad P. 

The permits will still need to be picked up at 208 High Street in person.

This permit will allow Grad Students to park in any student parking area on campus at any time, except at Undergraduate wood frame houses.

Grad students will be allowed to utilize Faculty/Staff parking lots from 5pm to 6am Mon-Friday during the week and anytime on weekends, holidays, breaks, with the exception of Snow Bans (See below). 

Please note our parking tickets will change this summer on July 1st, 2024!  A sample is included below.  These tickets should be easier to read and understand the violation.

Yellow curbing denotes a no parking/tow zone and red curbing denotes a fire lane/tow zone on the campus as well as in Middletown City Streets.  Parking along unmarked curbing is prohibited unless the pavement is denoted as a parking space with white or yellow lines.  Parking along curbing on the campus will result in an $80 ticket.

If Grad Students receive numerous tickets for parking illegally, they will be referred to the Director of Graduate Student Services for follow up, which may include having to pay the tickets.

If the hang tag does not fit on your rearview mirror, please place it on the passenger side dashboard where it will be visible from outside the vehicle.  We recommend using double sided tape or Velcro to attach the permit so it doesn’t slide around or fall into the vents.  Velcro is available at 208 High Street, just ask for some!


Electric vehicle charging stations are available for anyone to use to charge their vehicle.  Vehicles must be actively charging and/or waiting for charging in the space for no more than 8 hours.  A list of campus charging locations can be found HERE.  Please note that as of 10/25/23, there are fees associated with charging in certain spaces.  Please see the email from Andrew Plotkin.

Guest Parking

All visitors and guests must obtain a temporary parking permit at Public Safety at no charge.  Partners/spouses need to register their vehicles and will receive a parking pass at no charge.


Any person whose vehicle has been towed or ticketed may appeal via e-mail to the Office of Public Safety within seven days of the incident. The appellant will receive a response to his or her appeal once the appeal is processed. E-mail Parking@wesleyan.edu with the subject line as “Ticket ###### Appeal” with the ticket number filled in. We also need your WesID number, your permit and plate info, as well as the reason for the appeal.  Appeals may also be submitted online via the Portfolio/Portal.  Tickets need to be paid for by cash, check or Money Order.

Grad Student Responsibilities

  • 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. Thus, we recommend you lock your car.
  • The person in whose name the parking permit is issued shall be held responsible for any violation involving the vehicle.
  • If a vehicle becomes disabled, Public Safety must be notified immediately. Failure to do so may result in ticketing, immobilization, or towing at the owner’s expense.
  • A change of registration, transfer, or sale of a motor vehicle registered with Wesleyan must be reported to the Office of Public Safety.
  • All persons operating motor vehicles on or around campus must drive within the speed limit and in a manner that 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 the vehicle, it will be disposed of by the carrier in the manner dictated by Connecticut statutes.
  • Transfer of a parking permit or temporary permit to another vehicle, possession of a stolen or altered permit, or the falsification of a registration form is prohibited.


Immobilization Boot

Officers working for the Office of Public Safety are equipped with vehicle immobilization devices known commonly as “boots.” These devices may be deployed on any vehicle in violation of university parking regulations at any time.

Vehicles that remain booted for more than 24 hours will be charged additional fines at the rate of $30 per day until the removal of the boot from the vehicle and removal of the vehicle from the area.

The boot will be removed by Public Safety staff only after payment is received. Tampering with the boot will subject the owner/operator to an additional $100 fine and possible revocation of parking privileges.




In the event of a winter parking ban declared by the City of Middletown, Public Safety will notify grad students via 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.

Grad student vehicles may be parked legally in any grad student or undergrad student parking lot. ANY ANNOUNCED SNOW BAN AUTOMATICALLY CLOSES ALL FACULTY/STAFF LOTS TO GRAD STUDENT USAGE IMMEDIATELY, EVEN ON WEEKENDS AND DURING EVENING HOURS. Grad student vehicles parked in faculty/staff lots may be ticketed, towed and/or subject to a $75 parking ticket.



By clicking I Agree to register my vehicle with Wesleyan University, I acknowledge that I have read and will follow the applicable Motor Vehicle Regulations.  Failure to follow the regulations may result in ticketing, booting or towing.


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