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Faculty/Staff Parking

Parking is a problem for all members of the community. Unfortunately, there are no easy and quick solutions. The utilization of available space combined with 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 Police requests that all members of the community comply with the spirit and the letter of the regulations at all times.

Parking Decal Form (PDF)

Parking Spaces

All parking on the Smith College campus 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.


Staff and faculty eligible for a Smith College parking decal may register a vehicle at the Campus Police office, 126 West Street, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. or order a decal online (credit card required). For those who order decals online, decals will be mailed to your campus address.

Replacement Vehicles and Decals

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


Visitors who need to utilize parking for college business from Monday through Friday (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) must obtain a one-day parking pass from Campus Police or the department they are visiting. This parking pass should be displayed by hanging it from the rear-view mirror of the vehicle and permits visitors to park in white-lined spaces.

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.

Parking Citation Appeal Form (PDF)

Handicap Parking

Persons with handicap placards may park in any handicap space or white lined space on campus. If you believe you qualify to park in college handicap spaces but do not have a placard, visit Disability Services to apply for a temporary college pass.