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Parking and Transportation

Freshman resident students are not permitted to have automobiles on campus or within the city of Newport during the academic year (September-May). Violating this policy will result in ticketing and towing. A freshman vehicle violation is $250 for each violation. Freshmen must complete two semesters at any institute of higher education before a vehicle is authorized. It is never based on the number of college credits a student has when entering the freshman year.

Freshman resident violations:

  • First violation: $250 fine and loss of sophomore privilege for 60 days.
  • Second violation: $250 fine, tow and loss of sophomore privilege for the first semester.
  • Three or more violations: $250 fine, tow, loss of privilege for the entire sophomore year and referral to the dean of students for student conduct review.

Freshman resident students who have not received a Salve Regina parking ticket but have been identified by other means as having a motor vehicle on campus or within the city of Newport will also be held responsible for violating this policy.

One Car/One Space Policy (Resident Policy)

Upper-class resident students are assigned parking in an authorized area on campus. All resident students must register their vehicles. Automobiles may not be used for any reason for on-campus transportation from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. This includes all campus parking lots (other than the one assigned) and Newport city streets adjacent to the University (see below for additional information).

Only the Office of Safety and Security may authorize an exception to this policy. If an exception is granted, the student is responsible to get the name and badge number of the officer granting permission.

Resident and Commuter Students

The City of Newport restricts parking on the following streets between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m.:

  • Lawrence Avenue (between Webster and Leroy)
  • Narragansett Avenue
  • Victoria Avenue
  • Ward Avenue
  • Webster Street
  • Wetmore Avenue

Students parked at these locations are subject to policy violations issued by Salve Regina Safety and Security in addition to parking tickets by the Newport police.

Parking Appeals, Policies and Procedures

Anyone receiving a Salve Parking Violation can appeal that violation. All Appeals must be filed within seven (7) days of the date of the violation.

Appeals must be filed by completing the parking violation appeal form. The form must be signed and submitted online with a Hearing Date request. The Hearing Date will be confirmed via email from the Office of Safety and Security. Before completing the appeals form please read the “Invalid Appeals” section below. 

Appeals will not be taken or accepted at the Office of Safety and Security and MUST be submitted online.

For the Fall 2020 Semester, the University Parking Appeals Board will meet in the Miley Executive Dining Room on the following dates at 4 p.m.:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 29
  • Wednesday, Oct. 29
  • Monday, Nov. 2
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18
  • Thursday, Dec. 3
  • Monday, Dec. 7

Failure to appear for a scheduled hearing will result in the violation being upheld. You may cancel or reschedule a hearing up until 3:30 p.m. of the hearing date via email request to or You will be notified of the results of the hearing via email within 3-5 business days from the date of the hearing.

Invalid Appeals

The Office of Safety and Security strives to provide fair and consistent enforcement of the parking rules for everyone’s benefit. Occasionally, a ticket is issued in error. When this happens, the Appeal process provides an opportunity to appeal the violation.

The following scenarios are invalid reasons for appealing a violation and therefore not accepted:

  • “I didn’t see the sign.”
  • “I was late.”
  • “I could not find another parking space.”
  • “There was no sign that said I couldn’t park there.”
  • “I only parked there for a few minutes. I had my flashers on.”
  • “I was loading or unloading my car.”
  • “I’ve always parked there and never got a ticket before.”
  • “Other cars have parked there and they didn’t get a ticket.”
  • “I don’t agree with Policy or regulation.”
  • “I wasn’t aware of the Policy or parking regulations”
  • “My car was registered last year but I didn’t register this year.”
  • “I registered my car this year but didn’t have time to pick up my sticker.”
  • "I have my parking sticker but didn’t put it on my car yet.”
  • “This is my first ticket and I deserve a warning.”

If you have further questions regarding tickets or the appeal process, contact the Office of Safety and Security, Larry Kestler (401) 341-2322 or email

Due to the current Pandemic situation, strict adherence to the University Policy on wearing masks and Social Distancing will be followed.