The University requires that all vehicles conform to New York State Department of Motor Vehicle rules and regulations regarding registration, insurance, and safety inspections. In addition, violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Law or any other applicable traffic ordinance will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the applicable law.
The University seeks to assure that safe and accessible parking is available for intended users and that University business may be conducted in a safe and orderly fashion. In addition, access at all times must be available for emergency and critical service equipment.
The responsibility for finding a valid parking space, as well as determining whether a parking permit is valid, rests with the vehicle operator. Since parking spaces are limited, purchase of a parking permit does not assure a parking space. Lack of an available space is not justification for violating University parking regulations.
Vehicles must be parked within the boundaries of a valid parking space. This means that there is no parking on crosswalks, on sidewalks, on off-pavement areas, at yellow curb areas, beyond the end of a marked row, in bus or loading zones, and in traffic lanes or barricaded or closed areas. Personal notes of explanation left on vehicles or the fact that other vehicles are parked illegally do not constitute justification for parking in violation of the regulations.
Tickets will be issued, and parking fines assessed, for the following violations:
The first ticket issued for no current vehicle registration decal displayed and/or no current University parking permit displayed may be waived if the permit/registration is purchased at Parking Services within five calendar days of ticket issuance. Nonaffiliated visitors may pay the visitor rate of $6 within five days if ticketed for no current campus parking permit displayed.
Students, faculty, and staff are subject to the $40 fine and may not pay the visitor rate for the tickets. Students, staff, and faculty will be held responsible for parking violations issued to their vehicle and vehicles belonging to family members. It is your responsibility to inform your family and friends of the parking rules and regulations. The operator of a vehicle parked on campus is presumed to be affiliated with the University. Responsibility for parking violations cited to a vehicle will lie with the owner or family member of the owner affiliated with Binghamton University. The person affiliated with the University is held responsible for parking tickets issued to family members' vehicles.
Vehicles illegally parked may be towed at the owner's expense. If your vehicle is towed to another location on campus, you must show a currently valid driver’s license and insurance card at the University Police Department before you can claim the vehicle.
Anyone who tampers with, makes fraudulent use of, or counterfeits a campus registration decal or parking permit, or makes other unauthorized use of a permit, or obtains a permit by giving false information is subject to University disciplinary action and/or arrest and the rescission of campus vehicle registration and/or parking permit privileges.
Binghamton University offers a late-night escort service during the academic year. This service is available between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. each night. If you don’t wish to walk across campus alone at night, call the University Police x 72393, and request an escort. Within several minutes an escort will come to your location and walk with you to your car or other destination on campus. The escorts, easily identified by their fluorescent orange jackets, are students trained by University Police; they are in constant radio contact with the University Police Department for your protection. We encourage all members of the campus community to take advantage of this service. A safe walk is only a phone call away.
There are approximately 66 emergency telephones around campus. Each is marked by a large blue light directly above the telephone box, which is bright yellow and labeled emergency. To use an emergency phone, you need only open the box and pick up the receiver; no dialing is required. As soon as you lift the receiver, the University Police dispatcher knows your location. At the same time the phone is answered, a patrol car is on its way to that phone's location.
When requesting emergency assistance on a blue-light phone, remember these tips:
Emergency telephones are located at the entrances of all residence halls. Other emergency phones are located in academic areas and elevators.
Emergency phone numbers to dial when using a conventional phone:
Any emergency: 911
University Police: x72393
Environmental Health and Safety Office: x72211
Escort Service: x72393
Last Updated: 3/21/13