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Parking Regulations

1. Visitors are defined as one-time or infrequent campus guests such as prospective students, visitors to the mansion, and non-Belmont persons invited to attend events or visit campus.

Anyone regularly accessing Belmont’s campus for purposes of education or business is expected to obtain a Belmont Parking sticker and to park their vehicle in the appropriate designated area. Students, faculty,  staff, contractors,   service vehicles, and independent contractors are generally not considered visitors and are subject to being cited.    

Visitors should obtain a parking pass from their host department or office to be displayed on their dash.

2. Visitor parking is provided in the following locations:

Fidelity Hall south and west sides

Freeman, Barbara Massey, and Massey Business Center north side

Baskin Center Garage Level P1 (5 spaces)

Curb Garage Level P6 (25 spaces)

Ayers Garage Level P1 (20 spaces)

Johnson Garage Level P1 (20 spaces)

North Garage Level P1 (All Spaces on the McWhorter side)

Hitch Lot

West Belmont Blvd. street parking

Email for questions

3. Surface parking lots on the west side of campus, other than visitor parking areas, are reserved for commuter students, faculty and Staff from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri.

Residential students (B, D, H, T, W, S, & U decals) may park in surface lots on the west side of campus between 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and from 4:30 pm on Friday until 8:00 a.m. on Monday.

Residential permits parked in surface lots after 8:00 am are subject to being ticketed or towed at the owner's expense.

Belmont Commons Students may also park in the Concert Hall/Theatre lots. They may not park in the church visitor parking.

Other than the exceptions above, residential students are required to park in the area designated by their parking permit.

Faculty, staff, students, and visitors may use the lot at the Campus Security Operations Center as overflow parking.

Faculty, staff, students, and visitors may use the lot behind BHBC as an overflow parking area.

4. Handicapped-parking spaces are available at various locations on campus.  

Faculty & Staff with a valid state issued handicap placard or license plate may park in any on campus handicap space, except those handicap spaces in the Fidelity lot. 

Vehicles parked in handicapped spaces must properly display a state-issued placard or license plate as well as a Belmont parking permit or visitor parking placard.

Vehicles that do not have the proper state-issued placard or license plate are subject to being cited and immediate tow.

Handicapped-driver vehicles are exempt from the prohibition of backing into a parking space; the exception is that no one is allowed to back into any angled parking space in any surface lot or in the parking garages.

Temporary accommodations may be made for persons who do not qualify for state-issued handicap placards but who may need a temporary accommodation due to a mobility impairment such as being on crutches. Persons with temporary mobility impairments should contact either the office of Human Resources (faculty and staff) or Disability Services (students). Human Resources and Disability Services will the work with OCS to assess parking options. The Fidelity lot is reserved for visitors to the mansion, Admissions and handicap overflow parking with the permission of HR or Disability Services. 

5. Other Temporary Reserved Spaces. Some parking spaces on campus may be reserved for special uses. These spaces will be marked with the use of signage, orange cones, and/or yellow tape.

Vehicles parked in these spots without permission are subject to towing without warning.  

The parking garage beside the Curb Event Center is dedicated to parking for faculty, staff, commuter students, auxiliary services, alumni, and visitors.

It may be necessary to empty all or portions of the Curb Event Center Garage on weeknights, weekends and holiday breaks for certain events. Vehicles that are not moved at assigned times are subject to a $100 fine plus being towed at the owner’s expense.

6. Motorcycles, mopeds, and scooters must park in designated motorcycle parking spaces only, not in motor vehicle or bicycle parking spaces, on lawns, sidewalks, or other inappropriate places.

Exceptions are the lot at the Security Operations Center on 12th Ave. and the lot behind Troutt Theatre / McAfee Concert Hall where no specific motorcycle parking has been designated. In those lots, motorcycles must park in regular vehicle spaces

All federal, state and local laws apply to motorcycles, mopeds and scooters operated on campus.  This includes helmet laws, operating vehicles within traffic lanes, etc.

7. Residential Students should park in their designated on-campus parking areas rather than in the neighborhoods surrounding campus as part of our commitment to being good neighbors to the community around us. 

Designated parking locations for residential students can be found on the “Registration of Vehicles” Section. Please ensure you are familiar with any parking restrictions to avoid being cited and fined.

Students who live elsewhere and are visiting residents of the Hillview area and Belmont Commons and other visitors such as family and non-student friends, should park on the campus surface lots or in the Curb Event Center parking garage. 

Residential students assigned to garages can use overflow parking area at the Campus Security Operations Center and behind BHBC if they come to or return to campus in the middle of the day and there are no available spaces in their designated garage.

8. General Parking Regulations

Vehicles may not park on lawns, sidewalks, crosswalks, along yellow curbs, or in any area not marked as a parking space. The inner circle of campus is a No Parking Zone and may not be used for parking.

Vehicles parked in authorized lots must be parked within the parking stripes and headed into the space. Backing into spaces is not permitted.

Double parking is not permitted.

Parking in the direction opposing traffic and backing into spaces are a safety hazards and are not permitted.

Utility trailers, boat trailers, storage units, or other wheeled vehicles of large size require the approval of Campus Security to be parked on campus.

Passenger vehicles may not be used as storage units on campus.

Storage of partially dismantled, non-operational, wrecked, junked, derelict, or abandoned vehicles on campus is not permitted and such vehicles are subject to being removed by Campus Security at the owner’s expense. Vehicles removed as abandoned may be sold, given away, or disposed of as permitted under applicable ordinances and statutes.

Persons who are actively loading or unloading equipment may be permitted to do so briefly as long as they do not impede the flow of traffic and notify Campus Security of the location and duration of the loading / unloading in advance