Traffic and Parking

Traffic and parking regulations for Rollins College have been prepared by the Department of Campus Safety. These regulations are college policy and apply to all members of the of the Rollins College community and its’ visitors. Parking regulations are enforced to eliminate confusion and hazards, reduce traffic congestion and to provide reasonable access to campus buildings.


Administration of Regulations

  • Traffic and parking regulations are enforced by the Department of Campus Safety to the extent permitted by law. City, county and state law enforcement officers shall likewise enforce all applicable traffic laws.
  • All parking regulations are in effect and enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Restricted parking areas are designated by signs, traffic cones or other barriers. Directives by a Campus Safety Officer supersede any other traffic control device(s) or signed instruction. Questions concerning parking should be addressed to the Campus Safety Department via phone, 407/646-2999, or by e-mail, security@listserv.rollins.edu.
  • We believe in a progressive disciplinary system where repeated violation of parking and traffic regulations may result in increased fines, immobilization of your vehicle, towing of your vehicle or revocation of your parking privileges.

Vehicle Registration

  • All motor vehicles operated by students, faculty, staff and visitors must be registered with the Rollins College Department of Campus Safety.
  • Registration of a vehicle on campus does not guarantee a parking space, but permits the registrant to park in authorized parking areas when space is available.
  • Any person who provides false information on the registration form may be subject to disciplinary action. In addition, current and/ or future parking privileges may be suspended or revoked. Please see, Code of Community Standards--Falsification.
  • Vehicles can be registered using our online Vehicle Registration Form or in person. If you do not wish to submit an online vehicle registration please print the PDF version of the vehicle registration form, complete and mail it with a check or money order to:

                       Campus Security Department
                       1000 Holt Ave.
                       Winter Park, FL. 32789
                       Box #2734

All Registration Forms received after July 31, 2012 must be picked up in person. Please bring your R-Card to Campus Safety at time of pick up.

Boats, boat trailers, personal golf carts, utility trailers and recreational vehicles may not be parked on campus, including the parking garage, at any time without the prior approval of the Department of Campus Safety.


General Regulations and Restrictions

The person who registers the vehicle on campus is held accountable for any violation involving the vehicle. The owner is also responsible for any violations incurred by other drivers of the registered vehicle.

The maximum speed limit on campus is 15 miles per hour. However, road conditions, weather and time of day may reduce the safe operating speed.

Parking and traffic fines must be paid prior to release of school records, diplomas, certificates and before a student can register for classes or activate pre-registration schedules.

Vehicles may not be left on Rollins College property, to include the parking garage, during the summer months without prior approval of the Department of Campus Safety.

Rollins College assumes no liability for damage to, or theft of any vehicle or its’ contents, or for the injury or death of anyone involved in a vehicular accident while on college property. Rollins College will not be held liable for damage to vehicles as a consequence of any natural disaster or “Act of God”, including but not limited to falling trees, tree limbs, utility poles, signs, etc.

Special events and activities may require special regulations. Follow appropriate signage and communication regarding restrictions relevant to special events.

A vehicle may be parked and/ or operated on college property only in areas identified on the campus map and/ or marked by signs, street markings, parking regulations or other designations that indicate parking and/ or operating is permitted.

All Rollins College students, faculty and staff are required to have a current Campus Safety decal and R-Card to park in the parking garage or on campus. At no time is parking allowed in tenant or reserved space in the parking garage.

Vehicles parked illegally will be ticketed by Campus Safety. In addition, vehicles parked in fire zones or handicap spaces may be cited and/or towed by Winter Park Police Department.

It is the driver’s responsibility to find a legal parking space. Lack of an approved or convenient space is not a valid excuse for violating parking regulations.

In the event of a mechanical failure, the driver of the vehicle must:

Drive or push the vehicle to the nearest legal parking space and immediately notify Campus Safety.

Under no circumstance should a vehicle with a mechanical problem be left blocking a street, driveway, handicap space or be left in a fire lane. If the vehicle cannot be moved, it may be towed at the owner’s expense.


Buses On Campus

 At various times, members of the college community will contract buses for a variety of reasons. These include:

  • Transporting guests and visitors to campus.
  • Transporting faculty, staff or guests to off campus events.
  • Providing a service to the College, such as the Blood Mobile, educational resources, media resources, etc.

 Campus Safety reqiures adherence to the following process in order to support these larger vehicles on campus.

  • The person who organized the bus service and is acting as the point of contact must e-mail Campus Safety at security@listserv.rollins.edu at least five (5) business days prior to the expected arrival date. We ask that the e-mail contain the following information:
    • Name of the point of contact
    • Phone number(s) of the point of contact
    • Name of the department or organization sponsoring the bus
    • Expected arrival date and time, lenght of time on campus and purpose for being on campus
    • Type of bus/ buses and approximate size(s)
    • Any additional services required such as specific parking locations, electrical power, space reserved around the vehicle, etc.
  • A member of the Campus Safety Department will respond via e-mail within 48 hours to confirm authorization and provide further information.
  • "Party Buses" are specifically prohibited from coming on campus at any time. If a student or organization is found to be involved, in any way, in bringing a "party bus" to campus, the situation will be documented and considered a "Request to Orders" violation. Campus Safety will then refer the incident to the appropriate Dean for further action.

Prerequisites for Registration

  • The applicant and the vehicle to be registered must meet all legal requirements for operation within the State of Florida.
  • The motor vehicle must be owned, operated or leased by the applicant or a member of his/ her immediate family.
  • All outstanding Campus Safety parking violation charges must be paid in full.
  • A completed Campus Safety – Vehicle Registration Form must be submitted before a parking decal is issued. The State Vehicle Registration with make, model, year, license tag/ plate number and state is required to register your vehicle with the Department of Campus Safety.
  • A copy of the State Vehicle Registration and driver’s license must be provided to Campus Safety at the time the parking decal is issued.
  • Proper Display of Parking Permits
  • Students must securely affix the current decal on the driver’s side rear bumper or the outside, lower left rear window. Student decals are non-transferable and must be displayed only on the vehicle to which it is registered.
  • Static cling Faculty/ Staff decals should be placed on the inside, lower left front window.
  • Visitor hang-tags must be displayed, facing forward, from the rear view mirror.
  • A vehicle may only have one type of permit (Faculty/ Staff, Student or Visitor) displayed at a time.

Decals

School of Arts and Sciences

  • Decals must be purchased at the rate of $70.00 for a full year or $35.00 for an individual semester.
  • Only one vehicle may be actively registered at any given time.
  • Replacement decals are $20.00, unless the vehicle was in a verifiable accident.
  • To upgrade a decal from Freshman to Sophomore or Sophomore to Junior, there is a $5.00 Administrative charge.
  • Freshman are not permitted to register a vehicle unless they meet one of the following criteria;
    - They require medical treatment on an ongoing basis with a physician outside the College Quarter.
    - They are accepted into the Honors Program.
    - They have a job off-campus.
    - They live off campus.
  • Freshmen that do register a vehicle may only park on the 4th floor of the parking garage.
  • Sophomores may only park in the parking garage, in spaces that are not reserved or designated for tenants only.
  • Juniors and seniors may park in any available parking space, on campus, that is not designated faculty/ staff, visitor or in the Sutton Place lot (without the appropriate hang tag).

Hamilton Holt School

Decals must be purchased at the rate of $70.00 for a full year or $35.00 for an individual semester.

Additional decals for other vehicles may be purchased for $35.00.

Replacement decals are $20.00, unless the vehicle was in a verifiable accident.

Students may park in any space in the garage that is not reserved or designated for tenants and spaces that are appropriately posted on campus.


Crummer Business School

Crummer Business School students must have a valid decal displayed on their vehicle.

Additional decals for other vehicles may be purchased for $35.00.

Replacement decals are $20.00, unless the vehicle was in a verifiable accident.

Please speak with either your individual program coordinator or call Campus Safety personnel for more information.


Visitors

  • Visitors may park in designated visitor parking areas only.
  • Visitor parking permits are required upon arrival to campus – they can be obtained by either visiting the Campus Safety office or by calling 407/646-2999.
  • Guests of Resident Students
  • Guests of resident students must obtain and display a valid visitor parking permit while on campus.
  • A visitor parking permit issued to a student’s guest will have the same parking privileges as that student. (I.e. Guests of freshmen must park on the 4th level of the parking garage. Guests of sophomores must park in the parking garage.)
  • The student must accompany their guest to the Campus Safety office to obtain a visitor parking permit. Permits cannot be issued for a period longer than 14 days.
  • Cost for a Temporary permit is $5.00 for a period no longer than 14 days.
  • Students will be held accountable for any parking citations their guests may receive.
  • Vendors and other Service Providers
  • Temporary parking permits will be issued to vendors of the college for a period not to exceed 6 months.
  • Vendors and service providers are expected to follow all traffic and parking guidelines. Failure to do so may result in revocation of your parking privileges.

Student Temporary Permits

If you are eligible to obtain a permit and have a motor vehicle on campus for a period of less than 14 days you must purchase a Temporary Permit for the vehicle.

Cost for a Temporary permit is $5.00 for a period no longer than 14 days.

If you will be operating the motor vehicle on campus for more than 14 days, you will need to obtain a regular parking decal.


Immobilization

The Campus Safety Department utilizes immobilization devices (boots) to aid with the enforcement of college parking policies. Your vehicle may be immobilized if you have accumulated three or more citations, paid, unpaid or appealed.

After your second citation on an unregistered vehicle and third citation on a registered vehicle, the vehicle will be immobilized every time they are found in violation of traffic or parking policies. A vehicle will remain immobilized until the appropriate fine is paid or 5 calendar days pass. On the 5th calendar day, the vehicle will be towed from campus.

If your vehicle is immobilized, all citations owed, plus an immobilization fee must be paid before the immobilizer is removed.

Schedule of immobilization fees:

  • First Immobilization $ 60.00
  • Second Immobilization $ 85.00
  • Third Immobilization $110.00
  • Each subsequent Immobilization $110.00

Once a vehicle has been immobilized, do not attempt to move the vehicle or severe damage may occur. Tampering with or removal of an immobilizer may result in an immediate revocation of parking privileges and an additional fine of $200.00. Theft of an immobilizer is a felony and could result in criminal prosecution. A vehicle may be immobilized on Rollins College property, at the descretion of the Director, due to public safety concerns.


Towing

Vehicles may be towed from Rollins College property for one or more of the following reasons;

  • The vehicle is operated by an individual whose campus parking privileges have been revoked.
  • The vehicle has been issued three or more parking citations.
  • The vehicle is displaying a forged, altered or unauthorized parking permit/ decal.
  • The vehicle is abandoned, inoperable or derelict.
  • The vehicle is parked in a driveway or travel lane in a manner which impedes vehicular traffic flow, constitutes a traffic hazard or blocks the operation of/ access by emergency vehicles.
  • The vehicle is parked in a reserved space or a space marked by a tow away sign.
  • Parking on the grass.

The tow company is responsible for any damages to vehicles during the performance of a tow.

Payment of Fines

Fines may be paid 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the Campus Safety office or mailed with the original citation to:

Rollins College
Department of
Campus Safety
1000 Holt Ave. – 2734
Winter Park, FL 32789-4499

If paying by check, please make it payable to Rollins College and include your decal number, citation number and R-Card ID number on the check.
Fines must be paid within 14 calendar days of the issue date on the citation. Citations unpaid for more than 14 calendar days will be transferred to the student’s account with a $20.00 service charge for each past due citation.


Citations

Moving and/ or Parking Citations

Parked in a fire lane $110.00

Parked in a handicap/ disabled space $110.00

Illegal use of decal $85.00

Careless/ Reckless driving $85.00

Parking outside of an authorized parking space $50.00

Disregard of a traffic control device or sign $50.00

No decal $50.00

Expired decal $50.00

Parking in a space over the allotted time $30.00

Improper placement/ display of a decal $30.00


Appeals

Any student who believes his or her vehicle has been ticketed on the basis of error or without cause may appeal. All appeals must be made within 14 calendar days of the date appearing on the citation. Appeals can be made using the online traffic appeal form.

or you can visit the Campus Safety office and submit the appeal in writing. Failure to submit an appeal within the 14 calendar days forfeits your right to appeal the citation.

**Immobilization citations cannot be appealed**

The Rollins College Parking Appeals Committee, which is comprised of students and members of the Campus Safety Department, view appeals 3 times a week during the Fall and Spring terms, with the exception of finals week and holiday periods. Students will receive written notification of the decision within five to ten business days via e-mail.

During the summer, the shift supervisors in Campus Safety act as the appeals committee and will review all appeals. Students wishing to appeal tickets may use the online traffic appeal form or they can submit a writen appeal form in the Campus Safety office.

The decision of the Rollins College Parking Appeals Committee and/ or the Director of Campus Safety is final and binding.

Campus Parking Map (click link to download)

Color Parking Map