If you want to avoid getting a parking ticket, read and follow the Parking Regulations — and keep the following things in mind when parking on campus.
Walk, ride a Bike or take the Bus
Go Green RIT…The RIT campus is pedestrian friendly, so choose to walk! A new bicycle program will be initiated this year with increased bike parking amenities and new bike routes. Campus shuttle services have been significantly enhanced and arefree to university members. Campus shuttles provide service to on campus academic, housing and commercial/restaurant areas. In addition, starting this Fall, shuttle service to the Park Point commercial district and other shopping areas nearby are available. Check out the new bus schedules starting Fall 2008.
Read the Parking Notifications
The Parking Office sends out notifications related to service updates, registration and permit sales, special events and lot closures via the RIT Message Center. Make sure you have opted in to receive direct emails from the myRIT Message Center. Another option is to check the parking website – starting September 1st some major changes will be in effect; refer to the Fall 2008 Parking Regulation Changes and Information.
Register your vehicle
If you are attending or working at the university, you must register your vehicle with the Parking Office. Use our on-line services "myParking Account" for university members with computer accounts or download the Vehicle Registration form and send it to the Parking Office.
Find your lot
Display your permit
Your vehicle registration decal must be properly affixed to the outside driver’s side passenger window. If you have a motorcycle, affix your permit where possible or contact the Parking Office for further instructions related to display of "Reserved Parking Permit". "Reserved Parking" hangtags should be hung on the rearview mirror mounting post. If you have a handicapped permit or a temporary permit, make sure to always display them. It is inevitable that with moveable hangtags you may forget to display them. If you receive a citation for not displaying the hangtag contact the Parking Office.
Look for signs
Always check your surroundings for parking signs within the lot and at the entrances to each lot. Carefully read the posted signs for restrictions and instructions. Some of these signs are smaller in size than others.
Stay inside the lines
Always make sure your vehicle is parked inside—not on or over—the yellow lines designating a legal parking space. Any other paved area is considered a road or fire lane. Parking is only permitted in clearly defined spaces.
Pay or Appeal
You have 10 days to pay or appeal your parking citation. Failure to do so will result in the fine being deemed valid and payable.