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Parking Regulations

Safety and Security

First-year resident students may not have vehicles on campus or within the city of Newport during the academic year (September-May). Violations will result in ticketing and towing. Students must complete two semesters at any institution of higher education before a vehicle is authorized.

First-Year Resident Student 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.

One Car/One Space Policy

All resident students must register their vehicles and are assigned parking on campus. Vehicles may not be used 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 city streets adjacent to the University.

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.

Restricted Parking

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 violations issued by Salve Regina security in addition to parking tickets issued by the Newport police.

Appeals

While the Office of Safety and Security strives to fairly and consistently enforce parking regulations, tickets are occasionally issued in error. When this happens, the following process offers an opportunity to appeal the violation.

Appeals must be filed online within seven days of the violation by completing the parking violation appeal form, which must be signed and submitted 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.

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

Invalid Appeals

The following statements are invalid reasons for appealing a violation:

  • "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."

For more information regarding tickets or the appeal process, contact Larry Kestler at (401) 341-2322 or kestlerl@salve.edu.