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.

Parking Map. Faculty/Staff/Commuter (FSC) parking areas are located along the perimeter of the Lander University campus and are open to commuting students and employees with valid FSC-zoned parking permits. See the Parking Map (PDF) for lot locations and estimated walking/travel times from each lot to the campus’s administrative/academic buildings.

Zoned Parking on campus is enforced on Lander campus between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. Please check with the LUPD if you are unsure of any parking zones. Violators will be issued a citation and possibly towed.

Visitors' Parking Spaces are enforced between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. After hours, these spaces are open for general parking; however, service & delivery spaces are not to be used
for general parking at anytime. There are no designated visitor parking spaces or times for University Place or McGhee Court.

Temporary Parking Permits, Guest Parking Permits and Temporary Handicapped Parking Permits are available free of charge at the university police department twenty-four hours a day for students and others using vehicles not registered on campus. You must present a copy of the vehicle registration in order to obtain any of the parking permits listed above. Temporary parking permits are available ONLY to students who have purchased a current parking permit. Temporary parking permits are issued for a maximum of one week and 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 submitted to the university police department. These permits are valid only on Lander campus. All temporary handicapped parking permits must be renewed annually, including a physician’s new statement dated within thirty days of the renewal application. 

Parking Permits are required between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 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 outside corner (driver’s side). The permit must be displayed at all times when parked. Payment for parking permits can be paid on-line or in the Business Office, only. You must present a copy of your vehicle registration in order to be issued a Lander University parking permit. Bearcat Village and McGhee Court parking is enforced 24 hours a day. Also, gate stickers, as well as, regular student parking permits are required on each student’s vehicle parked at Bearcat Village. The Housing Office at Bearcat Village will issue the gate stickers and there is no cost for the initial sticker.

Resident Students ONLY: Students living at the Brookside, Centennial Hall, Chipley Hall, Lide Apartments, New Hall, Thomason, University Place, & Williamston must park at their assigned residence halls from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. After 5:00 p.m., resident students may park in other parking lots on campus. Students at Bearcat Village and McGhee Court must follow commuter student parking regulations when parked on the main campus.

Commuter Students ONLY: Commuter Students must park in faculty/staff/commuter lots and the rear of the Centennial Hall parking lot. Commuters/Faculty/Staff may park beyond the blue line marking in the parking lot in front of Chipley Hall.

Students rates for parking permits:

  • Parking permits - $100
  • Summer Session only - $10
  • Replacement permits - $5 each

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

Loading or Unloading. 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 are held responsible for any citations issued to the 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 Monday-Friday from 7:00 am-7:00 pm. Unauthorized vehicles in reserved spaces will be issued a parking citation of $75.

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 - $75
  • 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 (10) working days of the citation whenever one feels that he/she has been improperly charged. Parking Citation Appeal Forms (PDF) are available online and in-person at the University Police Department. 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. All Parking and Traffic Committee decisions are final.

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. They 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 University 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.