Parking facilities are available to students, faculty, employees, and guests of the College. Offices expecting visitors, for more than one day, must obtain permits prior to such visits. Visitor parking for one day may call 603-646-2204 to report their vehicle or email Parking.and.Transportation.Services@Dartmouth.edu. Student guests may park in the A-lot, contact the P&TS Office for a permit.
Individuals are encouraged to carpool or use other alternative means of transportation. Reserved parking spaces for carpools can be designated by contacting the P&TS Office at 603-646-2340, For carpool matching contact the P&TS Office or The Upper Valley Rideshare program at 1-802-295-1824. More information can be found at http://www.uppervalleyrideshare.com/.
All buses serving the peripheral lots and town are free. The buses run Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Schedules are available at the P&TS Office, The Town of Hanover, bus drivers and online at Advance Transit.
Employees: All faculty and staff wishing to use Dartmouth parking facilities must register their vehicles with the P&TS Office. There is a parking fee that may be payroll deducted for regular/full-time and regular/part-time employees or paid in cash, check, Master Card or VISA. There are three levels or tiers of parking that are available to faculty and staff. Tier A provides access to all campus lots (green permit). Tier B parking registrants are restricted to non-core lots with a tan permit designation at a reduced rate. Tier C is free parking in the Thompson Arena parking lot (purple permit). Third Shift employees must register (no charge). There is a $50 fine for parking in campus lots without registering. Faculty and staff living in college rental housing must also register their vehicles.
Students: All students bringing a motor vehicle to Hanover must register it with the P&TS Office located at McKenzie Hall, 6 Vox Lane. There is a $50 fine for any student failing to register for campus lots or for off-campus parking. Students’ resident parking (A-lot) registration is by the term and must be renewed each term. There is a $42.00 fee per term for parking in college lots, there is no charge to register for off-campus parking (i.e. fraternities, sororities, and private homes). Off campus registration must be renewed each year for the period July 1- June 30. Students are required to show the vehicle registration and their valid driver’s license when registering.
Student vehicles must park in the A-lot when arriving on campus, and then come to the P&TS Office during office hours to register their vehicle. Fines will be issued if parked in faculty and staff parking areas.
Registration permits must be affixed to the front driver’s side and right rear bumpers of the vehicle or the passenger front and driver’s side back windows. DO NOT place over expired decal.
Motorcycles: Motorcycles must be registered with the college. There is no fee for motorcycle parking. Motorcycles must be parked in the designated motorcycle parking areas located throughout the campus and not in car spaces or any other area than designated motorcycle parking.
Conferences: All departments hosting Conferences must go through the P&TS Office for parking assignments and permits. Please contact the P&TS Office at 603-646-2340 at least two weeks prior to an event.
All Campus parking lots (other than student designated parking areas) are reserved for Faculty and Staff, Monday through Friday 2:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Official posted signs determine the use of all parking areas. Areas not marked are “no parking” areas.
Parking rules and regulations remain in effect regardless of class schedules or holidays (i.e. Winter Carnival, Green Key, Martin Luther King Day etc.)
Faculty and Employees:
Tier A Faculty/Staff lots: Mass Lot, Mass Row, DDS Lot, Butterfield, Lodge, Gym, Berry, Davis Varsity, Dartmouth Row, Richardson, Observatory Lots, Fayerweather Hill, Tuck Lot, Cummings, Channing/Cox, Maynard, Gilman, RWS, McKenzie, Topliff/New Hampshire Lot.
Tier B Faculty/Staff lots: Medical School lots (F,G,H,J and Dewey) Moore Lot, Leverone, Ledyard, Webster Avenue.
Tier C Faculty/Staff lots: Thompson
It has been seen that many students have accrued sizable fines for multiple parking infractions without evidencing any improvement in their repeated incidence of improper parking habits. It is the changed behavior that enforcement seeks to instill in the individuals who are operating vehicles outside the bounds of the stated parking regulations. The following is a schedule of actions that will be taken for repeated violations of improper parking on campus:
The schedule below is effective for each academic year: 7/1 - 6/30
|Number of Violations||Resulting Action|
|3||Student is sent a warning letter from the Parking Office|
|4||Vehicle is Towed or booted|
|5||Vehicle will be impounded for 2 days (cars towed on Friday Will be released on Monday)|
|6||Vehicle will be impounded for one week|
|7||Vehicle will be impounded for two weeks|
|8||Vehicle will be impounded for the remainder of the term and student will not be allowed to have a vehicle on campus for the next two terms enrolled. Action may be referred to the appropriate Class Dean for disciplinary review.|
NOTE: For any further violation of the Parking Policy, the Parking Office reserves the right to deny student-parking privileges entirely.
The schedule is intended to defer students from repeatedly parking in unauthorized areas, depending on the nature of the violation the timing of the ticket the above sequence may not always be possible.
NOTHING STATED ABOVE ALTERS THE PUBLISHED PARKING FINE POLICY.
It is the responsibility of each student with a vehicle at Dartmouth to follow the Parking Code while in possession of a vehicle in Hanover.
Faculty and employees: Fines may be paid in person or mailed to Parking and Transportation Services, at McKenzie Hall (Hinman Box 6111). If not paid within 30 days fines will be billed.
Students: Dash Administrative Accounts will be billed. Fines may be paid in person or mailed to Parking and Transportation Services, at McKenzie Hall. (Hinman Box 6111).
Faculty and Employees: Individuals who feel that a fine has been improperly imposed may submit a written appeal to Parking and Transportation Services at McKenzie Hall, (Hinman Box 6111) within fourteen (14) days of the violation.
Students: Undergraduate and Graduate students wishing to appeal must submit written appeals within fourteen (14) days from the date of the violation to be acted upon by the Parking Office. No appeal will be accepted after fourteen (14) days from the date of the violation. (NOTE: Certain violations may not be appealed).
Personal vehicles may not be left overnight in commuter Zone A, Zone B or Thompson Arena parking lots November 1st through April 1st, including weekends.
Dartmouth College assumes no liability for damage to vehicles while parked in lots. For example, thaws during the winter season can cause ice to fall from College building roofs. Please consider this hazard when parking.
THESE REGULATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO AMENDMENTS AS THE NEED ARISES. ALL PERSONS USING MOTOR VEHICLES ON DARTMOUTH COLLEGE CAMPUS IN AREAS EITHER POSTED OR NOT POSTED IS SUBJECT TO ALL TRAFFIC REGULATIONS AS DESCRIBED IN THE NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR VEHICLE LAW.
Parking and Transportation Services
McKenzie Hall, 6 Vox Lane
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755
Phone: 603-646-2204 or 603-646-2340
Last Updated: 7/20/10