Spaces enforced 24 hours a day
Accessible parking spaces
Residence Director spaces
Service Vehicle space (marked 24/7)
Health Center spaces
Ten-minute library spaces
Chase Court "B" lot / Grammar School "G" / College House "H" spaces
All Registered Vehicles 5 PM - 2 AM Mon-Fri; 6 AM - 2 AM Sat/Sun:
W and W/C lots
Service vehicle spaces (not marked 24/7)
Timed spaces (not marked 24/7)
Registered Student Vehicles 6 AM - 10 PM, seven days a week:
All resident lots except "B" lot (Chase Court Apartments), "G" (Grammar School), and “H” spaces (College Houses)
Resident Open Parking does not include non-registered vehicles, W, C, or V permits.
No permit/Invalid permit $30
Fire Lane or Reckless Driving $50
Moving violation $30
Handicap accessible $250
Special Designated spaces or Restricted Lot after 10 p.m. $30
Restricted/Improper/Off surface/Unmarked/Blocking access $20
Parking/Traffic Violations and Fines
Fines (see FINES chart) for violation will be charged to the student or employee who either owns or has ownership responsibility for the vehicle. Spouses of students have the same responsibility as the students.
Moving violations include, but are not limited to, failure to obey posted traffic signs, loud noise coming from a vehicle, unnecessary use of horn, and driving on campus without valid state registration are all moving violations.
Reckless driving is a willful or wanton disregard for persons or property. A Public Safety Officer does not have to make a traffic stop to witness and write a ticket for a reckless driving or moving violation. The citation will be forwarded through CPO.
The $250 fine for parking illegally in accessible parking spaces (hashed-off area included) is required by law and may also be enforced by Wheaton City Police. Vehicles utilizing handicap plates or permits must be driven by, or be transporting a disabled person.
Improper parking includes parking in more than one space, wheels over line, facing the direction of oncoming traffic in parallel spaces (ordinance Sec. 16-209), etc.
Campus Vehicle Registration
Who must register?
Anyone who uses or maintains a vehicle anywhere at any time on campus including:
All resident and commuting students
All fitness and pool members
All college employees
Freshmen are not permitted to maintain or park a motor vehicle on campus.
All vehicles must be parked in a marked parking space. Campus parking areas are designated for three general uses: resident students, commuting students, and employees. Registered vehicles are permitted to park in the lot indicated by their permit. R permit holders are not authorized to park in resident students lots at any time. See OPEN PARKING for additional allocations. There is no overnight parking for anyone in W or W/C lots. There is no overnight parking on city streets from 2 a.m. - 6 a.m. [Ordinance Sec. 16-209].
Vehicles may be registered during the first week of classes at a location to be announced. Registration during this week will be scheduled according to class rank, on a first-come-first-served basis. Vehicles not registered within three business days of their arrival on campus.
In order to obtain a Wheaton College permit, proof of current liability insurance as required by state law and proof of current valid state registration (license plates) must be shown.
Students living off campus will not be given on campus, overnight parking permits.
Full-time students $200.00
Part-time/Auditing students $60.00 (per semester)
Remote Lots** $120.00
"A" Permits $160.00
Temporary permits: Cost Varies
*Motorcycles/scooters are subject to the same regulations as other motor vehicles, and may not be driven on the sidewalk or grass.
Any student who leaves campus before the current year ends may obtain a partial refund by returning the sticker to the Parking Coordinator. Students who change vehicles during the year will not be charged for a new permit.
If an employee has a child who is a current student, the family has the choice of either an employee permit or a student permit for the vehicle to be used. The vehicle should be parked and will be ticketed according to the permit selected, regardless of the driver.
Parking permits must be renewed as follows: student permits - each academic year; employee permits - every three years as announced; fitness and pool members - at time of membership renewal. If you plan to keep a vehicle on campus during any portion of the summer break, contact the Parking Office for specific instructions.
Permits must be permanently affixed to a vertical surface on the driver's side of the rear bumper and should be visible from the rear of the vehicle. On motorcycles/scooters, the permit should be affixed where most visible. All permits should be affixed to the registered vehicle immediately after being issued.
The Wheaton College Parking Regulations are enforced over all holidays and College breaks. Temporary permission for overnight or semester break parking is available when arrangements are made with the Parking Coordinator or Public Safety (available 24 hours per day). Wheaton College reserves the right to relocate vehicles that interfere with snow removal, construction, ingress, egress or constitute a safety hazard. The fee for vehicle relocation will be charged to the student's account. Only Public Safety and the Parking Office may authorize special parking permission.
Visitors may park in "W" or "W/C" spaces in addition to designated Visitor spaces. Visitors should not park in specifically designated areas (service vehicle, timed spaces, student lots, etc.). Permits are available for frequent visitors. Students may contact Public Safety 24 hours per day to request overnight parking permission for their guests. Employees and students (including spouses) are never considered visitors. There is no overnight parking for visitors in resident student lots.
Loss of Parking Privileges
Receipt of ten (10) during one academic year will result in the loss of parking privileges until the following Fall semester, and the Student Development Office will be informed of this action.
If a total of fifteen (15) tickets are acquired, the student will also forfeit the privilege of parking on campus the following academic year and may jeopardize his or her continued enrollment at Wheaton College.
Questions, suggestions, and proposals may also be submitted to any member of the Parking Committee. Administration of the parking program at Wheaton College is directed by the Wheaton College Parking Committee, a committee commissioned by the Senior Administrative Cabinet and comprised of representatives from the Faculty, Staff, Student Government, Graduate Student Council, and Student Development. Throughout the year, the Parking Committee reviews current policies and creates new policies as needed.
Wheaton Christian Grammar School
Public Safety is authorized to enforce the spaces reserved for the Wheaton Christian Grammar School (along Centennial Drive).
Permitted times for registered vehicles:
Friday 8pm to 2am
Saturday 6am to 2am
Sunday 6am to 6pm
1825 College Ave.
As a condition for utilizing the 1825 College Ave. practice fields for intramural sports, vehicles may only park in marked spaces, not on the adjacent city streets.
Appeals of parking violations that the recipient feels may have been issued in error must be made within five business days of the violation date; otherwise, the right of appeal is forfeited. Tickets that are not appealed or paid within five business days will be automatically billed to the student's account.
Parking appeals can be written on an Appeal form (available from the Parking Office) or submitted on the Intranet.
An appeals board consisting primarily of students is formed each year for the purpose of reviewing student parking appeals. All decisions made by the board are final.
Staff and Faculty appeals are reviewed separately by the parking Coordinator and/or Staff representatives to the Parking Committee.
Additional Responsibilities and Regulations
You are ultimately responsible for how many tickets you have received, including tickets received by people borrowing the vehicle.
A vehicle will be considered in violation of College regulations if it is stopped or standing in a handicap accessible space, fire lane, no parking area or restricted zone.
Vehicles parked improperly due to mechanical difficulties, overcrowded parking lots, temporary loading/unloading or other problems must be reported to the Parking Office (ext 5558) or Public Safety (ext 5911) immediately. Public Safety is available 24 hours a day.
Any copying, borrowing, swapping, or misuse of a permit may result in the loss of parking privileges for all individuals involved, for a minimum of two full semesters.
Wheaton College assumes no responsibility for theft or vandalism, or any damage to vehicles due to standing water, flooding, or acts of God in our parking lots. Some parking lots may pond or flood. In such situations it is your responsibility to contact Public Safety for authorization to relocate your vehicle to another lot. (Stored vehicles may be subject to relocation in emergency maintenance situations, and the College can assume no responsibility for damage to such vehicles.)
Any vehicle which: (a) constitutes a hazard, (b) interferes with necessary access, (c) is consistently illegally parked, (d) is abandoned (without current license plates or permit), or (e) is inoperable is subject to ticketing, towing, and/or storage at the owner's expense.
If a vehicle needs to be repaired on campus, unused auto parts and fluids destined for the trash must be disposed of properly. For example, oil and other auto fluids must be discarded at a recycling center or service station, not in a College dumpster. (Improper disposal of such fluids is prohibited by law. Sec. 17-9)
On-Line Parking Appeal
Please note the following from the 2000-01 Parking Regulations:
Appeals of parking violations that the recipient feels may have been issued erroneously, must be submitted in writing to the Parking Coordinator within five business days of the violation date, or the privilege of appeal is forfeited. Tickets which are not appealed within five business days will be billed automatically. Each student parking appeal is reviewed by the Student Appeals Board. The Parking Coordinator reviews employee appeals. When necessary, appeals are sent to the Parking Committee. If you have any questions about the appeals process, please call the Parking Coordinator (ext 5558).
Special Note: The following reasons for appeal will likely be unsuccessful:
"I was not familiar with/or forgot the Parking Regulations." "I'm sorry and I won't do it again." "I parked where I saw others parking." "Someone else used my car/I used someone else's car." "I only parked illegally for a short time." "I didn't notice the sign." "My meeting/appointment took longer than I expected."
To file an appeal, please complete the form available at the Public Safety office or on the Public Safety department page of the college intranet. In order to have your appeal processed, you must enter all information requested, as well as draft an explanatory narrative keeping in mind that the reasons listed above will likely not be accepted as valid reasons for appeal.