Student Parking Terms and Policies

2018-19 Academic Year

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Parking Registration: Important Dates

June 20, 2018:  The 18-19 Vehicle Registration Application (under Quick Links) becomes available to students.

Faculty and Staff: We will notify you when the faculty and staff form is available.

July 30, 2018:  Deadline for all students who wish to have a car on campus to complete the  Vehicle Registration Application (under Quick Links).

Week of August 6, 2018:  All resident students who have completed the  Vehicle Registration Application (under Quick Links) will receive an email from parking@merrimack.edu about their vehicle registration status. Resident students should only bring a car to campus if they are notified that they will receive a parking pass. All other resident students should not bring a car to campus.

Week of August 13, 2018:  Resident students who are reporting back to school early and have been assigned a parking pass must pick their pass up in the Bursar’s Office and park in their assigned spaces.

Week of August 20, 2018:  All commuter (including undergraduate, graduate and professional studies) students who completed the  Vehicle Registration Application (under Quick Links) will receive parking pass instructions by email, from parking@merrimack.edu. Commuters can begin picking up parking passes from the Bursar’s Office two weeks prior to the start of the semester. Overview of commuter parking lots

September 3, 2018:  Returning students whose Vehicle Registration Application (under Quick Links) has been approved by the Office of Parking and Transportation must pick their pass up (location for pick to be determined) and park in their designated space or lot. See overview of resident parking options which include assigned on-campus spaces and East Mill Parking Lot.

Note:  Resident students not assigned a space should not bring a car to campus.

Resident-Student Parking

Parking is available, on a seniority basis, for resident students of Merrimack College. 

Priority parking will be given to seniors, students with disabilities and students with approved off-campus experiential-education placements. Once all parking decals have been assigned to interested priority students, the Office of Parking and Transportation will then offer parking opportunities to underclassmen, with spots to be assigned based on availability. While we do our best to accommodate all requests, freshmen and sophomore resident students, as a general rule, should not expect to have a vehicle on campus, and opportunities for juniors will be limited.

Resident students who purchase decals to park on campus will be assigned a numbered space (the number will be on the decal). Those who receive an assigned spot can only park in their designated space.  If your car is found on campus in any other lot it will be ticketed and may be towed at the owner’s expense. Any vehicle parked in the wrong numbered space will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Residents assigned to East Mill can only park their cars at East Mill.  Any vehicle with an East Mill pass on campus will be ticketed and may be towed at the owner’s expense.

All residents students have completed their application by June 30, 2018 will be notified the week of August 6,2018 of the status of their application.

Note: Students living in Royal Crest will be issued Royal Crest parking assignments and are  not eligible for on-campus parking decals.

Graduate-Student Parking

Parking passes are required to park on campus and are available to all graduate students attending the college. Graduate students who wish to park a vehicle on campus must fill out the required Vehicle Registration Application (under Quick Links) .

All commuter students who have completed their application will be notified the week of August 20th and can begin picking their passes up in the Bursar’s Office.

Commuter-Student Parking

Parking passes are required to park on campus and are available to all commuter students attending the college. Commuter students who wish to park a vehicle on campus must fill out the required Vehicle Registration Application (under Quick Links).

All commuter students who have completed their application will be notified the week of August 20th and can begin picking their passes up in the Bursar’s Office.

Faculty and Staff Parking

Faculty and staff parking information is available on MyMack. A link to the site will be shared via email. Faculty and staff are required to renew their pass each new academic year.

Registration Fees

Students must place parking decals on their vehicle within 24 hours of issuance (decals will come with instructions about where on the vehicle they should be displayed). Decals are nontransferable and may be used only for the vehicle for which it was issued.

The decal fee will be applied to a student’s bill once the student picks up the decal. Fees are:

  • Resident students with assigned parking on campus — $450 per year.
  • Resident students with assigned parking on campus for fall semester only or spring semester only — $225 per semester.
  • Graduate, continuing-education and undergraduate commuter students — $100 per year.
  • Graduate, continuing-education and undergraduate commuter students for fall semester only or spring semester only — $50 per semester.
  • Resident students assigned to East Mill parking area — no cost.

Parking Locations

Campus parking lots are designated by letter; students, faculty, staff and visitors may park only in those lots appropriate to their decal or placard.

Vehicles parked in lots other than their designated area or assigned parking space at any time are subject to ticketing and towing.

All parking lots are designated unless otherwise communicated by the Merrimack College police.

Note:  The designated lots listed below are subject to change.  If changed an e-mail will be sent by the Parking Office to the Merrimack Community.

Resident Student Parking Lots
  • East Mill
  • Lot J
  • Lot K
Commuter, Graduate and Professional Student Parking Lots
  • Lot A
  • Lot E
  • Lot F
  • Lot G
  • Lot H
  • Fenton Road 
Faculty and Staff Parking Lots
  • Lot B
  • Lot C (including C expansion)
  • Lot E
  • Lot F
  • Lot L
  • Lot M
Visitor Parking Lots
  • Lot B
  • Lot C (including C expansion)
  • Lot E
  • Lot F
  • Lot L
East Mill Lot

Located approximately two miles from campus at 21 High St., in a bustling office/restaurant district, the top deck is reserved for Merrimack student parking.

Special Parking Circumstances

The college reserves the right to close and clear parking lots for weather emergencies and events such as, but not limited to, Homecoming and Commencement. Please check your Merrimack email for all parking and circulation updates.

Parking Violations and Appeals

Violations

Please take note of the following parking regulations to avoid parking violations:

  1. Vehicles must be parked in the parking lot designated by the parking decal assigned to that vehicle at all times.
  2. Vehicles parked in assigned parking spots in Lots J and K without the corresponding decal will be towed immediately at the vehicle owner’s expense.
  3. Vehicles parked in lots anywhere on campus without the corresponding decal for that lot will be ticketed on the first offense. A second offense will result in the vehicle being towed.
  4. Do not drive or park on any sidewalk, service- and emergency- vehicle lanes, grassy areas or any other areas not designated for vehicle driving or parking.
Appeals

Violation appeal forms are available at the Merrimack College Police Department or at www.merrimack.edu/police.

Parking Exemptions

Off-Campus Academic Programming

Students enrolled in credit-bearing internships, co-op jobs, practicums or other experiential-education placements are eligible to purchase an on-campus resident parking decal on a semester basis. To obtain a decal, students must provide the Office of Parking and Transportation with a letter of support from their academic dean or the O’Brien Center for Career Development. The cost is the same as for resident students, pro-rated by semester, and will be added to the student’s bill.

Students with Disabilities

Students with permanent or temporary disabilities may apply for parking through the Office of Accessibility Services. Please contact Jodi Rachins.

Registered Guest Parking

Students must register overnight guests’ vehicles prior to their arrival on campus through the Office of Residence Life website. Only resident students may register overnight guests for campus parking. Guests may park only in lots marked “Visitor.” See parking map for details.

Alternate Transportation

Please see the transportation website for the Merrimack Shuttle, ZipCar and Uber resources for students. 

Email Communications

Merrimack email is the college’s official means of communication. All members of the college community are responsible for reading materials sent via electronic mail. Unawareness of officially sent email will not be accepted as a reason for failure to comply with information sent through the Merrimack email system.

 

 

Fall 2018 VEHICLE REGISTRATION APPLICATION

Use the 18-19 Student Vehicle Registration link under Quick Links on the left side once signed into myMack.

Questions About Parking?

Please direct your questions about campus parking to
parking@merrimack.edu