• Parking

    Hamline Public Safety Services reserves the right to change and adapt this policy at any time in order to accommodate the changing parking 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.  

    Parking Permits
    All faculty, staff, and students are eligible to purchase parking permits.

    New permits are issued each semester for students, part time coaches and adjunct faculty.  Every three years for full time faculty and staff. You must come in person to the Anderson front desk to pick up your permit and fill out your permit application.

    Permits are the property of Hamline University and may not be transferred or re-sold. 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 at the Anderson Desk.

    PLEASE NOTE: A PERMIT DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU A PARKING SPACE. 


    Parking Permit Payment
    Student parking permits will be billed to student accounts.  These charges will be posted to your student account each semester. These charges will not be posted until your permit has been issued to you. 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.  Receipts must be presented before the permit will be issued.  


    Note to staff and faculty from the Payroll Manager:
    Parking permit fees are a post-tax payment. By electing to make a payroll deduction, you are committing to this post-tax payment. 


    Vehicle Registration
    Registration is required whether or not a parking permit is purchased. Vehicles are no longer registered on Piperline. Simply come to the Anderson Center Desk.  We will register your vehicle whether you have purchased a permit or not. Vehicle registration does not grant permission to park in Hamline University parking lots. 

    Important Note: Two vehicles may be registered to the same permit but only one vehicle can be parked at Hamline at a time.


    Hamline Apartments

    Parking on the surface lot and underground garage will be enforced twenty-four 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.


    Parking Permit Overnight Hours

    • Student Residence Hall parking permits allow students to park overnight.  

    • If you are traveling for Hamline related business or will need to park overnight for student athletics or other organizations may do so after obtaining approval from the Director of Public Safety.  This is also available for those who park in eth Anderson Ramp. Request should be sent to security@hamline.edu.  


    Weekend and Summer Parking
    You may park in surface lots without a permit during the summer (Commencement to the start of fall classes).

    Visitor Parking
    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 $1.00 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 security@hamline.edu.


    Parking Lot Key
    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 HMC – Hamline Methodist Church
    Lot J - Admissions Parking Lot
    View the Campus Map for the locations of all parking lots.


    Tickets, Fines, and Towing
    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.


    TOWING
    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, handicap spaces or fire lanes. 


    Please note that 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.


    Hamline Parking Violation Appeals
    Parking violations  may be appealed by completing a parking appeal within ten business days of the date the ticket was issued. Parking Appeal Forms are available at Hamline Public Safety Services or can be downloaded off of a link on the Public Safety website bellow. The Appeal Form is a PDF and must be printed and delivered to the Public Safety office located in Sorin with a copy of the ticket being appealed. Incomplete appeals forms or a missing copy of the ticket will not be considered.


    Download the Parking Appeal Form.

    The Director of Hamline Public Safety will review appeals that have been submitted. Decisions of the Director are final. Notification of their decision will be sent via email. All fines upheld by the Director of Public Safety must be paid within ten days of the date of the letter of notification.


    Special Situations

    Accomodations 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 security@hamline.edu  to request accommodations.


    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 emergency 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. Please call 651-266-PLOW (7569) if you are unsure where to park. You may also download the app available at https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/public-works/street-maintenance/snow-emergency-information/saint-paul-winter-snow   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.