Parking Information 2021

Vehicle Registration and Parking Permit: Register your vehicle and purchase a parking permit via the parking portal.

Fire Lanes: When moving in or out please remember to unload your belongings and then move your vehicle to your designated student parking lot immediately. This allows others access to unloading areas near the residence halls, helps keep fire lanes clear and avoids enforcement action.

Middlebury College provides sufficient parking on campus. Vehicles should be parked in designated campus parking lots. The College policy prohibits students from parking on nearby town streets, roadways, or other private areas.

If you have any questions, please contact us at publicsafety@middlebury.edu or 443-5133 (non-emergency) or 443-5911 (campus emergency line).

General Guidelines

Middlebury College Public Safety deals with all parking needs at the Middlebury campus. Permits are required on all vehicles parked on campus 24 hours per day. There is a charge for parking permits for students and guests. However, staff and faculty permits are available at no cost.

The College provides parking privileges to all members of the campus community in accordance with the following general guidelines:

  • Peripheral parking for students.
  • Spaces within a 5–7 minute walk for faculty and staff.
  • To keep fire lanes clear at all times.
  • To provide a safe environment by prohibiting parking on sides of roads, walkways and lawns.
  • To administer all parking regulations through fair, direct and unbiased procedures.

Additional Guidelines

  • Students are not allowed to regularly use vehicles registered to Middlebury College employees without registering the vehicle as a student vehicle and paying the appropriate fee.
  • The College does not permit student-aid funds to be used to subsidize motor vehicle expenses.
  • All vehicles must be registered with the Department of Public Safety and the Access and Parking Office and display a valid permit.
  • Vehicles must be parked in designated parking areas in accordance with the displayed parking decal and the parking rules. Parking spaces are marked with paint, if there are no painted lines, it is not a parking space. The only exception are gravel parking lots. The parking rules and regulations are in effect at all times throughout the year to include summer, all breaks, weekends and holidays. The person who registers the vehicle for campus parking is responsible for all operation of the vehicle on campus.
  • The Department of Public Safety has the responsibility of enforcing campus parking regulations on a 24-hour, 365 days a year basis.
  • Middlebury College is not responsible for thefts or damage that may occur to an automobile while parked on campus.
  • Visitors to the campus are expected to park appropriately and are required to have a parking pass if parked overnight. Visitors are considered to be persons (other than current and recent students, staff and faculty) who occasionally visit the campus for pleasure, conferences, or business. Spaces that are designated by Visitor Parking signs are not to be used by faculty, staff or students. Any person operating a vehicle registered to a current Middlebury College student or Employee is not eligible for visitor status. More information about visitor parking.

Driving on Campus

Vehicles operated by students, faculty, and staff may be parked or driven on campus roadways under the provisions of College regulations and Vermont laws relating to motor vehicles.

Violations of motor vehicle laws or College motor vehicle regulations that endanger the safety of others such as driving on sidewalks or failing to stop at stop signs, are regarded as serious offenses and will not be tolerated. Drivers must be aware of road signs.  Parking on grass, gravel, and sidewalks is prohibited. Violations will result in a fine, payment of damages, disciplinary proceedings, and may result in loss of driving and parking privileges at Middlebury College. Driving the wrong direction on the roadway (hill) near Stewart Hall may result in a fine, payment of damages, disciplinary proceedings, and may result in the loss of driving and parking privileges at Middlebury College.

Note: Driving while intoxicated is a serious crime and may result in arrest by the local police, a criminal record, and court costs. Student discipline for incidents of DUI are covered in the Student Handbook under Conduct.

The person to whom the parking permit is issued shall be responsible for any violations involving the vehicle.

Parking Areas by Permit

All faculty, staff, and enrolled students (including students living off campus) are eligible to park on the campus. Parking spots are not guaranteed, even if you have registered your vehicle with Public Safety and the Access and Parking Office. 

We cannot guarantee parking will be available. A permit is merely permission to park legally in one of the college lots.

For Faculty and Staff 

All faculty and staff members must register their vehicles, display a valid decal, and park in lots designated for faculty/staff parking. Faculty/Staff, blue permit holders, may not park in student, commuter or Language School spaces. Language School Faculty/Staff permit holders may not park in student, commuter or blue permit spaces.

Faculty and staff can register multiple vehicles. We expect that each person will only park one vehicle on campus at a time. The parking lots are not intended for vehicle storage.

Summer Term Faculty and Staff Parking map

Overnight Parking

Faculty and staff who wish to have a vehicle on campus overnight should park it in the visitor section at Q Lot (Mahaney Arts Center).

Faculty and staff leaving a car overnight must be aware of the Winter Parking Ban and should notify the Department of Public Safety that the vehicle will be on campus. Vehicles parked in violation of the College’s parking rules may be towed at the owner’s expense.

St. Mary’s Parking Spaces

The Department of Public Safety issues and manages 20 parking permits for the St. Mary’s parking lot. Faculty and staff with a St. Mary’s parking permit must display the designated hanging tag when parked in this lot. Faculty and staff with this parking permit should not park in any of the other parking spaces on campus unless notified that they cannot park at the St. Mary’s lot due to an event (funeral, wedding, etc.).

Temporary Permit

A temporary faculty/staff permit is available, if necessary. Public Safety staff will designate the faculty/staff parking areas and expiration date. There is no fee for this permit.

For Academic Year Students

Restricted Areas

Student permit holders cannot park in the following areas at any time:

  • C Lot (Freeman International Center) faculty/staff spaces
  • M Lot (near Chellis House) faculty/staff spaces
  • N Lot (Proctor) faculty/staff spaces
  • T Lot (Kenyon) faculty/staff and visitor spaces
  • U Lot (Fitness Center) faculty/staff spaces
  • E Lot (Wright Theater) restricted faculty/staff spaces
  • K lot  (Robert A Jones Lot)
  • Adirondack View Road
  • College Park Lot
  • Town streets near the College

Overnight Parking

S, E, T and P permit holders may use non-restricted faculty/staff parking areas on campus between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and midnight Monday through Thursday, and from 5:00 p.m. on Friday until midnight Sunday. This privilege does not apply to the restricted areas noted in the Restricted Areas list or during the Winter Parking Ban.

First Year (U Permit)

The vehicles with a “U” permit can park in the following lots:

  • Q Lot (Mahaney Arts Center) “U” permit spaces only
  • If the lot described above is full, the Track Lot may be used for parking until there is vacancy in the “U” permit sections of Q lot.

First-Year permit holders are not allowed to park in other student lots, Faculty/Staff Lots (including early evenings and weekends) or on town streets, or other private parking areas, near the college at any time.

Second Year (P Permit)

Vehicles with a “P” permit can park in the following lots:

  • Q Lot (Mahaney Arts Center) “P” permit spaces only
  • R Lot (Ridgeline) “P” permit spaces only
  • If the lots described above are full, the Track Lot may be used until there is vacancy in the “P” permit sections of Q and R lots.

Junior/Senior (S Permit)

Vehicles with a “S” permit can park in the following lots:

  • C Lot (Freeman International Center) student spaces only
  • D Lot (Atwater A/B) student spaces only
  • E Lot (Wright Theatre) “S” permit spaces only
  • R Lot (Ridgeline) “S” permit spaces only
  • Q Lot (Mahaney Arts Center) “S” permit spaces only
  • Track Lot - Porter Field Road
     

Small Outer House (E Permit)

Vehicles with a “E” permit can park in the following lots:

  • Jewett House Lot
  • 48 South Street Lot
  • Weybridge and Homestead House Lot
  • 637 College Street Lot
  • Turner House Lot
  • Homer Harris House Lot
  • G Lot (Twilight Hall) - No overnight parking
  • R Lot (Ridgeline) S & E permit spaces only
  • Track Lot (Porter Field Road)
  • Q Lot (Mahaney Arts Center) faculty/staff spaces closest to the MCFA
  • building only) - No overnight parking

DO NOT PARK in student sections of C, D, E or Q lots. If your House lot is full, you may park in other Small Outer House lots.

Commuter  (T Permit)

Commuter (T) permits are issued to students living a significant distant from campus. If you are a commuter student and are planning to drive to campus, purchase a permit for the desired period of time according to your class year. Provide your off campus housing information to the Housing Coordinator. After the start of the term, Public Safety will evaluate the off campus housing list provided by the Housing Coordinator and will determine if a commuter permit will be issued. There is no additional cost for the issuance of a commuter permit. 

Vehicles with a “T” permit can park in the following lots:

  • E Lot (Wright Theatre) - commuter spaces only - No overnight parking Nov. 1st - Apr. 1st
  • G Lot (Twilight Hall) - No overnight parking
  • P Lot (Between Longwell and Perkins)
  • Q Lot (Mahaney Arts Center) faculty/staff spaces closest to the MCFA building
  • only - No overnight parking
  • S Lot (McCardell Bicentennial Hall) commuter spaces only - No overnight parking
  • F Lot (Library Lot) - No weekday parking allowed - Limited hours: 5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. only
  • Track Lot (Porter Field Road)

Temporary Student Parking

The temporary permit is only valid in student sections of the Track lot, and expires on the date (month, date and year) scratched on the hang tag.

  • If more than one month, day and year have been scratched, the temp permit is invalid.
  • There is a $2.00 a day fee for this permit.
  • Special permits for ADA parking and medical situations are also available.

Summer Term Students & Summer Workers

Summer Term parking map

Students in Summer Programs and Summer Workers may park only in the following locations:

  • Q lot (MAC) - sections designated as “S” permit, “P” permit or “U” permit parking only.
  • R lot (Ridgeline) - all sections except those posted “Language School Faculty/Staff.”
  • D lot (Atwater A & B) - sections posted “Student Parking.”
  • C lot (FIC) - sections posted “Student Parking.”
  • X lot (Homestead/Weybridge) all sections except those posted “Faculty/Staff Parking.”
  • E lot (Wright Theatre) - “S” permit spaces

Restricted Areas

Student permits are not allowed to park in F/S lots, Summer Intern spaces or on town streets near the college during the summer term.

Overnight Parking

There is no overnight parking in faculty/staff lots during the summer term.

Summer Intern Permits

Summer Intern permit holders may park in spaces designated for Students and in the following locations:

  • G lot (Twilight)
  • S lot (McCardell Bicentennial Hall) - spaces posted “Commuter Parking Only.”
  • Q lot (MAC) - faculty/staff spaces closest to the Mahaney Arts Center building (No parking allowed in the faculty/staff spaces closest to Porter Field Road).
  • E lot (Wright Theatre) - “S” permit spaces

Restricted Areas

Summer Intern permit holders are not allowed to park in F/S lots or on town streets near the college during the summer term. 

Overnight Parking

There is no overnight parking in faculty/staff lots during summer term.

Temporary Student Parking

The temporary permit is only valid in student parking lots and expires on the date (month, day and year) indicated on the decal. 

There is a $2.00 a day fee for this permit.

Information regarding permits for ADA and medical parking can be found here

Parking Lots

Sorted alphabetically by location.

Admissions (Emma Willard House) Faculty/Staff and Visitors
Allen Hall Faculty/Staff and Restricted F/S
Atwater Suites Student S Permit
Centeno House Faculty/Staff
College Park Faculty/Staff and Visitors
Mahaney Arts Center Faculty/Staff and Visitors
Chellis Restricted F/S
Coffrin Faculty/Staff and Restricted F/S; Student S Permit
College Street Faculty/Staff and Visitors
Dragone Track Overflow for student parking
Emma Willard House (Admissions) Faculty/Staff and Visitors
Farrell House Restricted F/S
Field House Faculty/Staff and Visitors; Restricted Students
Fitness Center Faculty/Staff 
Franklin Environmental Center Restricted F/S
Freeman International Center Faculty/Staff and Restricted F/S; Student S Permit
Golf Course Nondesignated
Hillcrest Road (tennis courts) Faculty/Staff
Homestead House Student E Permit
Johnson Memorial Building Faculty/Staff and Restricted F/S
Kenyon Arena Faculty/Staff and Visitors; Restricted Students
Kirk Alumni Center Nondesignated
Library (Storrs Avenue) Faculty/Staff; Student T Permit
Longwell House Student T Permit
McCardell Bicentennial Hall Faculty/Staff and Visitors
Meeker House Faculty/Staff and Visitors
Town Houses Student S, P, and E Permits (specific rows)
Old Chapel Road Faculty/Staff and Visitors
Perkins House Student T Permit
Proctor Hall Restricted F/S
Ridgeline Road Student S, P, and E Permits (specific rows)
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Restricted F/S
Service Building Faculty/Staff
Stewart Hall Faculty/Staff
Twilight Hall Faculty/Staff and Student T and E Permits (restricted hours)
Weybridge House Student E Permit
Wright Theatre Faculty/Staff and Restricted F/S

Middlebury Town Parking Ordinances

The Department of Public Safety is responsible for enforcing Town of Middlebury parking ordinances in the following areas:

  • Route 30 (South Main Street) between Porter Field Road and the Golf Course Access Road.
  • Hillcrest Road, Adirondack View and Blinn Lane.
  • College Street (Route 125) between Shannon Street and the access to Ridgeline Road.
  • South street, between Porter Field Road and Porter Hospital
  • Storrs Avenue

Winter Parking Ban

The winter parking ban is in effect from November 1 through April 1 to ensure effective snow removal. The ban is in effect even when there is no snow in the forecast. Please note: The ban may be extended if weather conditions warrant.

During this ban all overnight parking is restricted as follows:  Student permits are limited to student lots only. No parking in f/s lots between the hours of midnight and 8:00 a.m. Vehicles parked in any faculty/staff parking lots after midnight during winter ban will be towed without prior notice. Violators will be charged $150 for the first tow offense and $175 for all subsequent tows.

Faculty/staff permits are restricted to the Mahaney Arts Center and the lot behind Kenyon Arena. 

Notice to early arrivals to Faculty/Staff parking lots during winter ban: Facilities Services administrators have requested that Faculty/Staff lots remain empty from midnight to 7:30 a.m. in order to allow for efficient snow removal during or after a snow storm. Faculty and staff arriving on campus prior to 7:30 a.m. during or immediately after a snow storm will be allowed to park in Faculty/Staff parking lots that have already been plowed.

Visitor parking is restricted to the Mahaney Arts Center visitor areas.

Parking in any other faculty/staff or visitor areas overnight during the winter ban is a violation. Violators of the winter parking ban will be towed and required to pay all fines and fees associated with the tow.

Loading and Unloading

People may contact us and request to park near a College building for a brief period of time to load/unload large/heavy items. An explanation of the request, the desired location and vehicle information are required. The DPS will determine if the request can be granted and, if so, specify the length of time allowed for this activity.

Lot Closures

Under certain circumstances it may be necessary to limit or prevent access to various parking areas. Examples include but not limited to special or unusual events such as Commencement, Athletic Events (Football and Hockey Games, etc.) and Arrival Centers. Any vehicle remaining in a closed lot is subject to removal at the owners expense.

Towing and Immobilization Policy

Towing or relocation of a vehicle may happen with no warning, even if the owner has no previous violations. If you suspect your vehicle has been towed or relocated contact the Department of Public Safety or the Access and Parking Office. Vehicles are subject to immobilization (BOOT) and tow for the following reasons:

  • Parking in a handicapped space
  • Loading zone
  • Off pavement or on the lawn
  • Unregistered or parked in the wrong permit area.
  • Parking in areas which create a danger to safety and welfare of persons and property (i.e., fire lanes, service areas, traffic lanes, blocking driveway, parked on sidewalks, etc.)
  • Repeated violations of the parking rules and regulations
  • Abandoned on campus
  • Winter Parking Ban Violation
  • Night Parking Violation
  • Emergency situations.
  • Parking in Faculty/Staff lots between midnight and 5:00 p.m.

When a BOOT is placed on the vehicle, do not attempt to move the vehicle. Contact the Department of Public Safety. Middlebury College accepts no responsibility for damage caused if the vehicle is moved while the Immobilizer is in place.

Transportation information

For Travel and Transportation information click here.

Tri Valley Transit (Formerly ACTR)

Middlebury students, staff, and faculty with their Middlebury ID can ride for free on regularly scheduled Tri Valley Transit buses around town and to the Middlebury College Snow Bowl. You can even bring your bike on board!

Tri Valley Transit also offers commuter buses to Burlington, Rutland, and neighboring towns. Staff and faculty ride commuter buses (both CCTA and Tri Valley Transit for free when they pick up a bus sticker from Human Resources. 

You can check out the map and schedules at http://actr-vt.org, or call (802) 388-2287.

For medical transportation information click here

Department of Public Safety
125 South Main St.
Middlebury, VT 05753

publicsafety@middlebury.edu
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