• Part 560 & 568 of the SUNY Trustees Official Compilation of Codes are included as part of this policy.
  • All vehicles must be registered with the Parking Office and display the appropriate valid decal/hangtag at all times. For decal placement and lot assignment, please see below. For the current fee structure please see attachment 2.
  • A vehicle is considered registered only when the official Purchase College decal/hangtag has been displayed as required and remains affixed at all times and is legible at all times.
  • Vehicles, when parked in parking lots, must be parked between the pavement striping.
  • A parking permit is not a guarantee of a specific parking space. The driver is responsible for finding an authorized parking space and the lack of a space does not justify illegal parking.
  • It is the vehicle owner’s responsibility to read and fully understand the parking rules and regulations. Professing ignorance of them will not be accepted as an excuse to alleviate fines assessed for violations.
  • Parking regulations are in effect year round, including semester breaks and holidays. These enforcement regulations apply to all persons who operate motor vehicles on Purchase College property.
  • Disabled vehicles must be reported to the University Police at (914) 251-6900.
  • Stolen/lost decals must be reported to the University Police at (914) 251-6900. Should the owner of the decal wish to seek a replacement, it shall be the responsibility of the owner to purchase a new decal. Lost decals for residential campus parking lots may be replaced with a new permit for designated commuter lots/overflow parking lots.
  • Reproduction of decals or hangtags is prohibited and is a violation of Purchase College policy.
  • No person shall park a vehicle on the premises of the College in such a manner as to interfere with the use of a fire hydrant, fire lane or other emergency zone, create any other hazard or interfere with the free and proper use of a roadway or pedestrian right- of-way.
  • No vehicle may park in or upon any pedestrian right-of-way nor shall any vehicle be driven upon any pedestrian right-of-way.
  • No vehicle at any time shall cause delay to emergency responders.
  • No vehicle at any time shall cause delay/prevent snow removal efforts.
  • All vehicles loading/unloading at loading docks must have the emergency flashers on. Loading/unloading must be accomplished within 15 minutes.
  • Activated flashers on an illegally parked vehicle do not exempt the vehicle from receiving a parking citation.
  • The registrant of the vehicle is responsible for any parking citation assigned, regardless of who is driving the vehicle at the time of the violation.
  • Any area not specifically designated for parking is considered a no parking zone and vehicles will be cited appropriately.
  • The Parking Office reserves the right to change any parking regulation. Changes in the regulations will be announced through campus broadcast email and other appropriate media (college website).
  • Permits for the academic year go on sale August 1

  • No parking is permitted on the following streets:
    • Lincoln Avenue
    • Brigid Flannigan Drive
    • Service Roads
    • East-West Roads
    • Any of the service and pedestrian roadways between and around buildings
    • Any roadways around campus buildings, the apartments and access roadways to the Performing Arts Center
  • Within 15 ft. of any fire hydrant, in any fire lane, or fire circle
  • Blocking/obstructing a dumpster
  • On sidewalks, pedestrian walkways, grass or other unpaved areas
  • Parking Meters and Short-term parking spaces are not to be used by resident students, faculty, or staff
  • In the underpass at the Performing Arts Center or the Humanities building
  • Behind buildings in areas where parking spaces are not striped
  • Gymnasium parking spaces are not to be used by students, these spaces are only for gym members and faculty/staff

  • Handicap parking spaces are available throughout campus.
  • All vehicles parked on campus are to be registered with the parking office and obtain the appropriate decal/hangtag based on the status of the individual.
  • All vehicles parked in handicap spaces should display a valid state issued handicap pass.

  • Individual departments are responsible for contacting the Parking Office to make arrangements.

Purchase College has a limited number of priority parking spaces on campus for community members (students, faculty, staff, alumni and local community) with special needs.

These spaces are first come first served. Receiving a permit for these spaces will not guarantee that you will be able to park in any of these spaces. These spaces are not for handicapped. There is no parking in any of these spaces daily from 2am till 6am. These spaces are located by Fort Awesome, School of Visual Arts and School of Natural Sciences/School of Dance.

To apply to use these spaces you must have a valid parking permit for Purchase College. Permission to use these spaces can be granted for community members who have a long term or short term need for parking located in these areas. This may be due to a permanent disability or a short term injury.  You will be required to submit proof of documentation each year when you purchase your parking permit. If you are given one of these spaces it will be only for one academic year or portion thereof. The permit must be renewed each year. Contact the Parking & Card Office for more information.