All Bard vehicles must be properly registered (refer to Motor Vehicle Regulations)
1. Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Main Lot is reserved for faculty and staff parking only. Students residing in Stone Row and South Hall may park in the Olin Lot or any other lot on campus, with the exception of the Main Lot. Illegally parked vehicles will be ticketed and towed.
2. Emergency access and fire lanes to all buildings must be kept clear at all times. Parking along the side of a building, in drop-off areas, or in handicap or other specially designated areas will result in immediate towing and fines.
3. Unauthorized vehicles are subject to immediate towing at the owner’s expense. Once the tow truck is called, the operator must be paid even if the vehicle is moved before the truck arrives on campus.
4. No parking is allowed on Faculty Circle, Campus Road, Annandale Road, or on any lawn or grassy area.
Extended Parking of Student Vehicles
An enrolled student requesting short term vehicle storage outside the normal school calendar, i.e. semester breaks, overseas travel, etc., may be accommodated providing the following requirements are met:
1. The Director of Safety and Security must be notified in writing of the student’s wish to store his/her vehicle for a period of time exceeding 96 hours, if outside the normal school calendar. It will be at the Director’s discretion to allow this courtesy for an agreed-upon specific period of time.
2. If the Director of Safety and Security grants permission to the student to store his/her vehicle for a specific predetermined time, notification will be sent via campus mail or e-mail. The notification must be signed by the student and returned to the Director of Safety and Security at least one week prior to leaving campus.
The student must follow these procedures:
1. The vehicle must be parked in a location specified by Safety and Security, usually at the far end of the Water Plant Lot, across from Tewksbury.
2. Keys must be sealed in an envelope with vehicle description, plate number, name of the student leaving the vehicle, and contact numbers and address where the student (or appropriate designee) can be reached.
3. Upon return to campus, the student must present a valid driver’s license to the Director of Safety and Security for identification and reclamation of the vehicle. Noncompliance or violation of any of these procedures may result in Security’s declining the request for storage, now and in the future. If a student is not able to retrieve their vehicle at the agreed-upon time, he or she must notify the Director of Safety and Security in writing prior to the expected reclamation date. The Safety and Security Office will use the listed contact numbers to remind the student of their obligation to reclaim his/her vehicle, if the student does not notify the office of any change in plans.
4. If, after a good faith effort to contact the student by telephone, e-mail and mail elicits no response, the vehicle will be considered abandoned, subject to the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law: “Pursuant to Vehicle and Traffic Law section 1224(1)(d), motor vehicles are deemed to be abandoned, if left unattended for more than 96 hours on property of another, if left without permission of the owner.” The vehicle will be removed at the discretion of the Director of Safety & Security and at the cost of the student.
5. It is the student’s responsibility to meet the agreed-upon obligations concerning their vehicle. Any costs incurred by Bard College concerning a vehicle in violation of this agreement will be charged to the student’s account.
“No Parking” signs are evident in certain areas of campus. As is the case at many scenic rural campuses, the use of signs is restricted to preserve the natural beauty of Bard’s campus. Parking along roadways, on grass or next to structures with no parking space allotment is prohibited and, therefore, will result in ticketing. Parking in any area that may restrict fire or other emergency vehicles from access or in handicap spaces will result in immediate towing at the owner’s expense.