Parking at Hamline
Office of Public Safety
Hamline Public Safety Services reserves the right to change and adapt the Hamline parking policy (Google Doc) at any time in order to accommodate the changing needs of the Hamline community. Any parking policy changes will be communicated fully to the Hamline University community. Hamline University assumes no responsibility for any damage to or theft of vehicles or any property with those vehicles parked in university lots.
Public Safety reserves the right to block off any parking area at any time as deemed necessary by the administration. The campus is a busy community. Students must be aware that parking schemes change due to construction, weather, and events. All changes in campus parking schemes, winter parking rules, or any other motor vehicle notices will be on the parking policy.
Parking registration information
If you are interested in parking your vehicle on- or around campus, please review the information below:
Parking permits are for students, faculty, staff, adjunct faculty and part-time coaches who are interested in parking their vehicle on-campus. Student parking prices are listed on the Student Parking Permit Form below.
Faculty and staff permit prices are listed on the Faculty and Staff Parking Permit Form below. Vehicle registration is required for any faculty, staff, or student who is not interested in a parking permit, but is still driving a vehicle and parking near campus in case of emergencies.
To register for either of these options, you must use your Hamline account.
All faculty, staff, and students are eligible to purchase parking permits.
Student parking permits are only valid for the semester they were purchased in. A new student parking permit must be purchased each semester you intend to park on campus.
New permits are issued each semester to part-time coaches and adjunct faculty. They are also issued every three years for full-time faculty and staff. Parking permits can be picked up from Residential Life in West Hall 110.
Parking applications are now available online. Apply through the student parking permit application (Google Form) and the faculty and staff parking permit application (Google Form).
Permits are the property of Hamline University and may not be transferred or re-sold. A permit does not guarantee you a parking space.
While parked on campus, parking permits must be displayed on the rearview mirror. Ensure the permit is visible from outside of the vehicle and is facing your windshield so officers can see your permit type and number. If you change vehicles or your license plate changes, you must update your vehicle information with Public Safety.
If you are not interested in purchasing a parking permit but plan to drive a vehicle and park off-campus, Hamline Public Safety requires you to register your vehicle information with their department in case of emergency.
Hamline Public Safety works with the Saint Paul Police Department to enforce parking around campus, and in some cases, Saint Paul Police need to get in contact with owners of vehicles parked off-campus. In these cases, Hamline Public Safety needs the owner and vehicle information so that they can be contacted. Please fill out our vehicle registration form (Google Form).
An unregistered vehicle left unattended on campus for more than 14 days will be considered abandoned and will be removed from University property at the owner's expense.
This form is to be filled out if you are requesting validation tickets for the Anderson Ramp. A new system has been put in place which allows the Anderson Front Desk Staff to validate the actual tickets that come from the ramp. Guests will pull a ticket when they drive into the ramp, bring that with them to the front desk, and let front desk staff know which department has approved their validation. Front desk staff will verify that through the responses on the form and then validate the ticket. At the end of each month, that department will be billed for tickets they validated at a cost of $2 per ticket.
If this form is not filled out, the front desk staff will not validate any tickets. This is to ensure that all tickets are accounted for by the department.
15 miles per hour speed limit on campus. Drive with courtesy; there are numerous pedestrians.
Parking on the surface lot and underground garage will be enforced 24 hours a day. Special parking permits will be issued for those assigned to the Hamline Apartments. You must be a current resident of the Apartments to receive one of these passes. This information will be verified prior to purchasing a permit. Apartments Ramp permit holders may park in any spot in the ramp.
Verbal or physical harassment of any person responsible for enforcing parking policy on campus is a violation of university policy and cause for disciplinary action.
Lot A: Taylor Avenue Parking Lot
Lot A-2: Facilities Services Lot
Lot B: Drew Parking Lot
Lot C: Parking Lot (North of Tennis Court)
Lot D: East Hall Parking Lot
Lot E: The Heights Parking Lot
Lot F: Central Plant Parking Lot
Lot G: Apartments Surface Lot
Lot I: 1564 Englewood Avenue Lot
Lot J: Admissions Parking Lot
View thefor the locations of all parking lots.
A Hamline parking permit must be displayed at all times to park in any parking lot on campus overnight.
If you are traveling on Hamline-related business, or if you need to park overnight for student athletics or other organizations, you may do so after obtaining approval from the Director of Public Safety. This includes those who want to park in the Anderson Center ramp. Requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student parking permits will be billed to student accounts. These charges will be posted to a student's account each semester. Students who pick up a parking permit during the semester will not receive a discount and will still be charged the full price of a semester permit. Refunds will not be available.
Staff and full-time faculty permits will be charged by a monthly post-tax payroll deduction. Payment will not be billed until a permit has been issued. Refunds are not available.
Adjunct faculty and part-time coaches need to pay for their parking permit at the cashier's office prior to getting their permit at the Anderson Desk. The cashier's office can be found on the first floor of East Hall. Receipts must be presented before the permit will be issued.
For staff and faculty: Parking permit fees are a post-tax payment. By electing to make a payroll deduction, you are committing to this post-tax payment.
Public Safety can assist community members with jump starts and the use of traction pads and shovels for stuck vehicles. Please contact Public Safety if you are in need of assistance.
Parking violations may be appealed by completing a parking permit appeal (Google Form) within 10 business days of the date the ticket was issued. Begin the parking appeal process as soon as possible. Upon completion, you will receive a copy of your appeal. Incomplete appeal forms or those that don't include a copy of the ticket will not be considered.
PDF parking appeal forms are available at Hamline Public Safety, located in Sorin Hall, room 101. The appeal must be delivered to the Public Safety Office with a copy of the parking ticket being appealed to be considered.
The Director of Hamline Public Safety will review appeals that have been submitted. The decisions of the director are final. Decision notifications are sent via email. All fines upheld by the Director of Public Safety must be paid within 10 business days of receiving the notification.
Campus snow emergencies
During campus-wide snow emergencies, a notification will be sent out through Hamline ALERT. Individuals on campus for any reason are strongly encouraged to sign up for Hamline ALERT by going to Piperline and selecting Hamline ALERT in the personal information tab. Select both “emergency” and “outreach” to ensure that you receive all campus-wide communications.
During a campus snow emergency, all vehicles parked on campus must be moved in accordance with instructions provided at that time. Note that City of Saint Paul snow emergencies are different than campus snow emergencies and Hamline Public Safety has no control over city-issued snow emergencies.
City of Saint Paul snow emergencies
Snow emergencies may be declared by the City of Saint Paul. Call 651-266-PLOW (7569) if you are unsure where to park. You may also download the City of Saint Paul snow emergency app (stpaul.gov). If you are parked on a city street during a snow emergency, your vehicle is subject to ticketing and towing. All vehicles tagged and towed in a snow emergency are taken to the police department’s impound lot located on Como Avenue, two blocks west of Snelling Avenue, across the street from the State Fairgrounds. Snow emergency maps of area streets are available on the city of Saint Paul website.
It is your responsibility to read and understand the university parking policy prior to bringing a vehicle on campus. Failure to do so can result in a ticket and could also result in the vehicle being towed at owner's expense. Be a safe and courteous driver.
For more information about snow emergencies and snow plow routes, visit the Hamline emergencies page.
Accommodations can be made during special circumstances with the authorization of the Director of Public Safety. Please call the Public Safety office at 651-523-2100 or email email@example.com to request accommodations.
You may park in surface lots without a permit during the summer (from Commencement to the start of fall classes).
Hamline Public Safety Services will patrol all university property for the purpose of enforcing policies, providing general aid and assistance, and crime prevention. Vehicles parked in violation of the parking policy may be ticketed and/or towed. Please refer to this Public Safety website for all parking policies.
A vehicle may be towed at the owner's expense when a third or subsequent violation has been issued. The registered owner of the vehicle or person to whom the Hamline University parking permit is issued is responsible for all costs incurred when the vehicle is towed. Hamline University and Public Safety reserves the right to tow a vehicle based upon circumstances, regardless of the number of previous violations. For example, vehicles may be towed immediately if improperly parked in reserved spaces, handicap spaces or fire lanes.
If the registered owner of the vehicle is not the current operator of the vehicle, the operator of the vehicle will be charged with all parking tickets acquired while the operator is using the vehicle. If Public Safety cannot identify the operator, then the registered owner will receive the tickets.
The Saint Paul Police Department has jurisdiction over city streets, all fire lanes and handicap parking spaces, even if these spaces are located on private property. Therefore, you may also receive a ticket from, or be towed by, the City of Saint Paul. Hamline Public Safety is not responsible for any tickets or tows performed by the city. It is the responsibility of the registered owner of the vehicle to resolve all tickets and tows given by the city.
Visitor parking is located in the Anderson Center Ramp on Englewood Avenue, available from 7 a.m. through 12:30 a.m., Monday through Sunday. Parking in the Anderson Center is by the hour and is $1 per hour with a maximum charge of $20. A lost ticket charge will also be $20. Special arrangements may be made by contacting the Director of Public Safety at firstname.lastname@example.org.