Campus Parking

Parking regulations are established to maintain an orderly traffic flow and to assure fair and equal access to parking on Lander University campus. The goal is to make parking on campus as convenient and uncomplicated as possible.

Zoned Parking on campus is between the hours of 7:00 am - 5:00 pm (Monday - Friday). Violators of zoned parking will be issued a citation and the vehicle will be towed at the owner's expense.

Visitors' Parking Spaces are enforced between the hours of 7:00am -5:00pm (Monday - Friday). after hours, these spaces are open for general parking, however, service and delivery spaces are not to be used for general parking at anytime.

Temporary Parking Permits and Guest Parking Permits are available, free of charge, at the university police department, 24 hours a day for students and others using vehicles not registered on campus.  No more than two temporary parking permits will be issued to any individual who does not purchase a parking permit.  Temporary parking permits are issued for a maximum of one week. 

Temporary Handicapped Parking Permits are available, free of charge, at the university police department.  Temporary handicapped permits are issued for a maximum of two weeks.  To obtain a temporary handicapped parking permit for longer than two weeks, a signed statement from a physician must be furnished to the university police department.  These permits are valid only on Lander's campus.  All temporary handicapped parking permits must be renewed annually, including a physician's new statement dated within 30 days of the renewal application

Parking Permits - All vehicles must have parking permits between hours of 7:00am - 5:00pm (Monday-Friday). All vehicles parked on campus during these times must properly display a current parking permit. To be valid, the permit must be affixed to the vehicle REAR WINDSHIELD on the lower left hand inside corner (driver's side). The permit must be displayed at all times when parked.

Parking permits may be picked up in the University Police Department during normal university business hours. Payment for parking permits can be paid online or in the Business Office only.  Students living at Bearcat Village must have a Gate sticker in addition to the regular student parking permit.  The Housing Office will issue the gate stickers at no cost for the initial sticker.

It is a violation of this policy for anyone to obtain additional parking permits and transfer them to persons outside of the immediate family.  Anyone found in violation of this policy will be subject to a fine of $25.

Students rates for parking permits:

  • One Semester - $40.00
  • Entire Year, including summer - $60.00
  • Summer Session only - $10.00
  • Additional permits - $5.00 each

Loading or Un-Loading - Individuals wishing to park in areas other than a designated parking space to load or unload their vehicle must first call the University Police Department (864-388-8222) to obtain approval. There is a fifteen minute limit for parking in this manner. Under no circumstances are handicapped parking spaces used for loading or unloading vehicles.

Students and faculty/staff members whose vehicles are brought onto campus are held responsible for any citations issued to that vehicle regardless of who may have been actually operating the vehicle at the time of the citation. Also, students & faculty/staff members who drive a vehicle on campus, which is not registered to them, are responsible for citations issued to that vehicle.

Towing Zones - Certain areas on campus are towing zones. Vehicles parked in these areas will be towed at the owner’s expense in cases where they are abandoned, disrupt the normal traffic flow, damage landscape, create a traffic hazard, or are parked in a reserved space.

Reserved Parking is enforced seven days a week from 7:00a.m. -7:00p.m. Unauthorized vehicles in reserved spaces will be towed at the owner / driver’s expense and issued a parking citation of $25.00.

FINES for parking violations on Lander campus are as follows:

  • Parking in a Handicapped Space - $100
  • Parking in a Fire Lane - $50
  • Parking in a Service & Delivery Space - $35
  • Parking in a Visitors’ Space - $35
  • Parking in a Reserved Space - $25
  • Parking in a Yellow Zone/Improper Parking - $25
  • No Parking Permit - $25
  • Failure to Display Parking Permit - $10
  • Fraudulent Use of a Parking Permit - $25
  • Zone Parking Violation - $25
  • Careless Driving- $50

Appeals of parking citations and towing charges may be made to the traffic committee within ten working days of the citation whenever one feels that he/she has been improperly charged. Appeal forms are available in the university police department and online here. The person submitting the appeal will be advised the results of the appeal by mail. Arrangements for a personal appeal to the traffic committee are also made through the University Police Department.

Motorcycles, Mopeds and any other type of Motorized Vehicles (with the exception of motorized wheelchairs) are subject to the same vehicle registration and parking regulations as any other motor vehicle.  The are to be parked only in designated parking spaces and are not to be parked inside or adjacent to any buildings (including residence halls), on sidewalks, or on the landscape, and are subject to be impounded by university police if parked in this manner.  These vehicles are not to be driven in any area of the campus, other than the roadways and parking lots.  They are not to be driven on sidewalks or in any other pedestrian traffic area.  They are to park in legal parking spaces and should display a current parking permit.  The motorcycle owner, in conjunction with unversity police personnel, will determine the appropriate place to display the permit.

Careless Driving. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a vehicle in a careless manner upon the Lander campus. Any person who drives any vehicle in such a manner as to indicate thoughtlessness, inadvertence, indifference and freedom from care, is guilty of careless driving. The maximum legal speed on University property is 15 miles per hour throughout the campus. Note: State Citations may be issued for any violation at officer’s discretion. State citations will be paid through the city of Greenwood Municipal Court.