The parking policy has been established to protect the safety and
security of students, employees, and visitors while they are on any
Widener University campus.
The operation of motor vehicles on all
Widener University campuses is a privilege granted by the University.
It may be withdrawn at any time if you fail to comply with State or
University rules and regulations that are set forth. Failure to comply
may also result in your vehicle being ticketed, immobilized, and/or
towed from campus at your expense. It is the responsibility of
owners/drivers to maintain their vehicles in safe and operable condition
while parked on campus.
Parking Registration, Rules and Regulations
Widener University students and employees must obtain a parking hang
tag for the motor vehicle owned, operated, or brought onto campus in
conjunction with their attendance or employment. Widener University
parking regulations apply to all motor vehicles parked or driven at any
time on the University campus.
All parking in campus lots is by
permit only. All employees and students must register their vehicle
with the Campus Safety Department. Registration forms and permits can
be obtained directly from the Campus Safety Office located in Concord
Hall on the Wilmington campus and Library on the Harrisburg campus.
Parking permits are transferable. Parking permits for students are
valid from September 1st through August 31st each year. There are three
types of parking permits: resident, commuter, and employee. Permits
remain the property of the Department of Campus Safety and may be
cancelled or revoked for cause at any time. University guests can
receive a temporary parking permit from the Campus Safety Office.
person with parking fines outstanding from the current or previous year
(s) may register a vehicle, but will not be issued a parking permit and
may not park in any lot until payment of fines is resolved.
(Hang Tag) Location: ONLY THE MOST CURRENT (VALID) HANG TAG IS TO BE
DISPLAYED. Parking hang tags must be located on the rearview mirror
with the printed side facing outward to be valid. All questions
concerning the parking rules and regulations will be directed to the
Campus Safety Department, phone # 302-477-2200 (Delaware) or phone #
Parking space availability is on a
first come, first serve basis to eligible permit holders. A parking
permit does not guarantee the holder a reserved space; it guarantees
only the opportunity to park in any parking area if there is a space
All parking lots and parking spaces are clearly
marked. A motor vehicle may not be parked in any area from which it is
restricted by signs, other traffic control devices, markings, or by
specific action of Campus Safety or other departments. Widener
University is not responsible for any damage or theft involving vehicles
parked on its property.
Motor vehicles, to include motorcycles
and motorbikes, may not be parked in areas not designated as valid
parking zones. No motor vehicle may be parked at any time on a sidewalk
or crosswalk, on the grass, in front of a driveway, doorway, or steps,
within an intersection, on the roadway side of any vehicle that has
stopped or parked at the side of a roadway, in a service driveway or
associated turnaround, or in any dorm or other university building. No
vehicle is to be parked in any manner so as to block or interfere with
the use of a handicapped access ramp.
No vehicle may interfere
with the use of a fire hydrant, fire lane, or other emergency zone,
create any other hazard, or unreasonably interfere with the free and
proper use of the roadway, parking area or loading dock.
of University parking regulations includes ticketing and/or towing.
All methods of enforcement have fines attached. Towing and storage
fees, as well as vehicle retrieval, are the responsibility of the
Parking a vehicle in such a way that it is in
violation of any parking regulation will result in a $25.00 fine for
each violation. Parking in fire lanes and handicapped spaces incur a
$50.00 fine. Any damage to University property will result in a fine
and payment of damage costs.
Payment, appeals, and questions
should be directed to the campus where you received the citation.
Vehicle parking fines must be paid at the Bursar’s Office during normal
business hours or mail the payment to the address listed below. The
Wilmington campus Bursar’s Office is located in the Law Building and in
the Administration Building on the Harrisburg campus.
citation should accompany the payment. Payment must be received within
seven (7) business days. Failure to pay in accordance with published
university vehicle regulations may result in further action(s) being
should be submitted in writing to the Chief of Campus Safety at the
address listed below. A brief, but complete explanation of your appeal,
identity, and contact information must be submitted.
Campus Safety Department
4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803
Campus Safety Department
3800 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17106
and storage fees, as well as vehicle retrieval, are the responsibility
of the owner/operator. Any damage to University property will result in
a fine and payment of damage costs.
University employees that expect a large number of visitors must submit
a hard copy or e-mail to the Chief of the Campus Safety Department at
least five (5) days in advance. Please ensure that the date, time,
exact location, number of spaces, and the names of the incoming guests
are included. The requestor will be informed if the request can be
Temporary Parking Permits
permits are required and available for students, employees, visitors
and guests of the University. Individuals must request a temporary
parking permit at the Campus Safety Office on your respective campus.
All temporary permits include an expiration date.
University reserves the right to temporarily restrict and change the
parking regulations as needs exist. Such restrictions will be
conspicuously posted on appropriate signs and traffic control devices
and will, when practical, be publicly announced in advance.
Replacement Parking Hang Tags
security of the parking hang tag is the responsibility of the
purchaser. If your hang tag is lost or stolen it must be reported to
Campus Safety. The original permit will be voided and future use of the
lost/stolen permit will result in appropriate fines. There is a $25.00
fee for parking hang tags that need to be replaced.
Please remember that safety is a shared responsibility and the speed limit on campus is 15 MPH!