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Faculty/Staff Parking

Important COVID-19 Information

Due to COVID-19, all in-person transactions related to parking are not permitted. To purchase a parking decal, please use the online form or mail in your registration form. Please be sure to include a home address where we can mail your decal. For updates on Smith’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the “Culture of Care” website.


Parking Spaces

Enforcement of parking rules and regulations is critical to both vehicular and pedestrian safety and to insure that the beauty of the college grounds is preserved. Campus Safety requests that all members of the community comply with the spirit and the letter of the regulations at all times. All parking is color-coded and applies to vehicles with current Smith College parking decals or passes. White lines apply to faculty and staff vehicles. Green lines apply to student vehicles. Orange lines apply to service vehicles and blue lines for visitors. All vehicles must display appropriate current decals or passes.

Parking Registration

Staff and faculty eligible for a Smith College parking permit decal may register a vehicle and request a decal online. For those who order decals online, decals will be mailed to your home or campus office address.

To Request a Decal Using an Online Registration Form →


Prohibited Parking

Parking is not permitted on interior campus roads including College Lane and Lower College Lane or in driveways, except as posted. Parking is also prohibited in the Quad from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.

Campus Speed Limit

All traffic is restricted to 15 mph, with the exception of ambulance, fire and police vehicles.

Violations and Penalties

The college will issue tickets and assess fines for violations of the parking regulations. Vehicles parked in tow-away zones or in unmarked areas that impede access by service vehicles will be towed.


Parking appeals must be filed within seven days from the issuance of the ticket. Any appeal received after that date will be denied.

If a replacement vehicle is used for a car under repair or other reason, a visitor pass must be obtained at Campus Safety. Should a vehicle with a Smith decal be traded or no longer in service, the old decal should be removed and returned to Campus Safety. The new vehicle will be registered at no charge when the decal is returned.

Opt-Out Parking

Smith’s Opt-Out Program pays eligible employees to travel to and from work without driving a single-occupant vehicle (SOV), an initiative to help ease the parking demand on campus. The Opt-Out Program is a voluntary program to encourage faculty and staff to find alternate ways to commute, such as car-pooling, ridesharing, bicycling, walking and public transit.

Terms of the Program

The college offers a two-tiered payment system. Under the terms of the program, employees receive an Opt-Out payment of $150 per year for choosing to leave their car at home and live within a one-mile radius from the center of campus. For those living outside of the one-mile radius, a payment of $400 will be given. Participants will also be provided with free passes that will allow 18 days of campus parking each year for those days when a car is needed.

How to Participate

Register your vehicle in person at the campus safety parking office. You will be issued up to 18 free parking passes and an opt-out decal which you must affix to your car window.