Office of Student Affairs
P.O. Box 5
Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
Hampden-Sydney first held classes on November 10, 1775.
Parking Fines and Penalties
Revenue from parking tickets goes into the College's general fund and does not directly support Campus Security & Police operations.
Campus Security & Police normally enforces parking and traffic regulations and manages all matters pertaining to the registration of vehicles and parking (as well as speeding tickets). On occasion, however, they may refer the matter to the Student Court, if disciplinary action is warranted.
All fines should be paid in the Business Office. The fine structure for motor vehicle tickets applies for the entire year:
Fourth ticket...............................................$100 and loss of on campus driving privileges for the remainder of the year.
If not paid within ten days of issuance, a $5 late fee will be added. Failure to pay fines within the time allowed may result in extra fees and loss of motor vehicle privileges on campus for up to one semester.
A $100 fine and towing of the vehicle at the owner's expense will apply to violations of the following rules applicable to the Graham Hall lot:
- Zone parking hours are Monday through Thursday, from 7 am to 5 pm and from 7 am to 1:30 pm on Friday. NO PARKING is permitted in spaces marked "For Admissions Office Only" and behind the Post Office.
- 15 minute parking only is permitted in the spaces reserved for visiting the post office.
Penalties for motor vehicle violations include the entire range of penalties, depending on the circumstances.
Anyone speeding on or off campus, operating a motor vehicle improperly or on property other than the regular roads (e.g., on the golf range, walkways, lawns, fields, etc.), or endangering people or property, will be subject to a heavy fine, the withdrawal of motor vehicle privileges for a period determined by the Dean of Students, and/or disciplinary action under the Code of Student Conduct.
Vehicles parked in violation of College rules, state laws, or in a manner that creates a safety hazard such as impeding access for emergency vehicles, endangering the safety of pedestrians, or creating unsafe traffic conditions, are subject to towing at owner's expense.
A student who fails to register his vehicle within 48 hours after the vehicle is brought to campus and who subsequently receives a ticket for non-registration must pay the $25 ticket plus a $50 fine in addition to the cost of registering his vehicle.
Anyone whose vehicle is registered but whose decal is not displayed will be fined $75.
Because of concern about safety, both the driver and the offending rider(s) will be fined $100 each for riding on the outside of a motor vehicle (e.g., sitting on the hood or fender, hanging onto the side or roof of a car, etc.).
The fine for exceeding the speed limit is $100; more serious offenses are referred to the Dean of Students and/or the Student Court.
Parking on lawns, sidewalks, fields, etc., will be a minimum $100 fine, with possible disciplinary action in addition. Vehicles are also subject to towing at the owner's expense.
Vehicles blocking fire hydrants, access by emergency vehicles, or parked in handicapped spaces are subject to a $100 fine and towing at the expense of the owner.
On receipt of a fourth ticket, on campus motor vehicle privileges will be withdrawn immediately for the remainder of the school year, and a student's parents will be notified.
You are responsible for knowing the limitations for having lost your on campus motor vehicle privileges, including telling anyone who borrows the vehicle that the same restrictions apply to him; the student under restriction will be held accountable. Should a student ignore restrictions and continue to drive and secure additional tickets, the student will run the risk of having his vehicle towed.
If someone gets a parking ticket while using your car, that person should pay the fine. However, because you, as registered owner, are responsible for all tickets issued to your vehicle, you must see that the person who borrowed your car reports the circumstances to the Campus Security & Police Office and pays the fine in the Business Office. If the matter is not made clear and the fine is not paid within 10 days of issue, you will be billed for the fine, and it will go on your record.
No ticket will be voided or transferred for any reason unless the matter is settled within 10 days of receipt.
Appeals must be filed within 10 days of the ticket's issue; you should pick up and fill out an appeal form in the Campus Security & Police Office. Your completed appeal form will be submitted by the Campus Security & Police Office to the Parking Appeals Committee, which reviews appeals and will notify you of its decision. No appeals will be accepted after April 22. If your appeal is accepted by the Committee, the ticket will be canceled. Otherwise, you must then immediately pay the fine in the Business Office to avoid further disciplinary action for non-payment of the ticket.