All commuter students are eligible to park on campus at no cost but only after applying for and receiving a parking sticker. Commuters must live more than 1/2 mile away from the borders of the campus.
Parking and operating a motor vehicle on the Providence College campus is a privilege, not a right, and constitutes acceptance by the individual of the responsibility to ensure that his or her vehicle is neither parked nor operated in violation of any of the College regulations.
A parking permit allows a student to park on campus but does not guarantee a parking space.
The Office of Safety & Security accepts online applications starting April 22, 2015 and ending on August 8, 2015. There are limited parking spaces available on campus. Parking space availability is not guaranteed and therefore is first come first serve basis.
PLEASE NOTE: The application can be done from any computer and no longer requires the use of an on-campus computer.
All mandatory fields must be completed so that the application process can successfully proceed. Print and retain the voucher (final page in application process) for your records.
IMPORTANT: Permits will be mailed to your Friar mailbox, at the start of the academic school year.
Permits can only be obtained through the below link.
Stickers must be placed on the lower part of the driver’s side windshield. The sticker is not to be removed or transferred. A replacement sticker may be obtained for a newly purchased vehicle or a replacement windshield at the Office of Safety and Security.
Where to Park (Commuter lots and access points)
From Eaton Street:
- Davis Lot: Enter and exit through the Eaton Street Control Station
- Dore Hall Lot: Enter and exit through the Eaton Street Control Station
- Glay Lot: Enter by Eaton Street Control Station and exit by Eaton Street
- Fennell Hall Rear Lot: Enter and exit through the Eaton Street Control Station
Parking violations are classified as major or minor infractions. Both categories carry fines ranging from $10.00 to $50.00. A vehicle immobilization or “Boot” violation is $100.00
Ticket Payments or Disputes
All fines must be paid within seven days of issue. Fines can be mailed or paid in person at the Office of Safety & Security, during the hours of 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. If you choose to dispute the violation, ticket disputes will be heard Monday through Friday, from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
“Booting” / Towing
All illegally parked vehicles are subject to be “Booted” or towed. Providence College is not responsible for damage to a vehicle during towing and storage. Vehicles parked on campus or on College owned property may be “Booted” or towed at the owner’s expense when:
- Vehicle is blocking the flow of traffic, causing a hazard.
- Vehicle is parked in a handicapped zone or fire lane.
- Vehicle is in violation of RI motor laws.
- Vehicle has (3) outstanding parking infractions
- Vehicle is not authorized for campus parking
Due to inclement weather, students and faculty/staff are advised to call the weather line at 865-1012 for information regarding school closings and class cancellations. In the event of a snow emergency, vehicles need to be moved and students and faculty/staff must listen to the snow line instructions in order to know when plowing will be conducted in each parking lot.