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Parking Information

Parking Information

These traffic and parking regulations for Pine Manor College have been implemented in the interest of safety and convenience for every member of the Community, as well as visitors. These regulations are in effect 24 hours a day, except as noted, and apply to all students, faculty, staff and visitors. It is the responsibility of each vehicle operator to know and comply with these regulations.


  1. Vehicles operated/parked on the campus must be registered with the Campus Safety Department and display a valid parking decal or pass at all times. Changes must be reported to the Campus Safety Department immediately.

  2. Parking decals can be purchased at the Student Services Center Office in the Campus Center during normal business hours, Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.

  3. Complete and sign the registration form. Present the form with a college ID, valid operator’s license, vehicle registration, proof of insurance and the appropriate parking fee, and the decal will be issued.

  4. Affix decal to the driver’s side windshield, lower left.

  5. All decals and passes expire as noted below, unless revoked for cause:
    Commuter and resident decals expire by date on decal following graduation each year. Faculty and staff decals are valid from the date of issue until you leave PMC, or no longer possess the vehicle. Child Study decals are valid during the enrollment period of the child or children, or you no longer possess the vehicle. Passes and summer decals expire as indicated on the face.

  6. Any vehicle which does not display a decal or pass may be ticketed and/or towed at the vehicle owner’s expense.

  7. Any loss or theft of a decal or pass should be reported to the Campus Safety Department immediately, as the registrant may bear the responsibility for parking violations associated with that permit.

  8. Fraudulent registration or the display of a stolen, altered or counterfeit decal or pass is grounds for disciplinary action. Cases will be referred to the proper College authority and parking privileges may be revoked or denied. Registrant may also be required to pay the appropriate ticket, parking and or towing fee.
    Any students who wish to register a vehicle with an out of state registration will be required to complete a Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Registry of Motor Vehicle Nonresident Driver Statement.

General Parking Information

Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. The issuance of a parking permit does not guarantee the registrant a space. The issuance of any parking permit is at the discretion of the Director of Campus Safety or her/his designee.

Click here for a map of parking locations on campus.

Resident Student Parking

  • Vehicles displaying resident student parking decals may park as follows:
  • South Village: All students residing in South are permitted to park in South Commons (space available), or Southwest lot.
  • East Village: All students residing in East are permitted to park in East Commons (space available), or West Commons parking lot. East residents are allowed to park in the Ellsworth parking lot in the spaces facing the hill if the East lot is full.
  • West Village: All students residing in West will park in the West Commons parking lot.

Note: The South and East Commons parking lots have been designated as tow zones and are available for resident students only. The West Commons parking lot is also designated as a tow zone and is available for resident student parking only. (Vehicles must display a resident sticker.)

Commuter Student Parking

Vehicles displaying a commuter student red decal may park in the marked spaces at the front of Ellsworth Hall and in the designated area behind Dane Science Building between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. daily.

Faculty/Staff Parking

Faculty/Staff will be issued permanent parking decals and may park in any faculty/staff or student parking lot (when necessary).

Visitor and Guest Parking

All visitors and guests to the campus will be logged in and/or issued a visitor’s parking permit upon entering the campus. All guests who wish to enter the villages must park their vehicle in the guest parking lot. The permit must be displayed face up and visible on the dashboard while the vehicle is parked on campus. It is the responsibility of the student host to make sure that their guest’s vehicle is parked in the guest lot.

Driving Regulations

The maximum speed limit on College roads or in parking lots is 10 MPH. This limit is in effect 24 hours a day throughout the year. The operation of a motor vehicle is prohibited on any lawn, unpaved area, sidewalk or court area, except as specifically authorized. Any vehicle driven on or parked in the villages will be ticketed and/or towed. In addition to any regulations contained herein, the provision of the motor vehicle laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts also apply.

General Parking Regulations

The responsibility of finding a legal parking space rests with the motor vehicle operator. Lack of space in any specific area is not considered a valid excuse for violation of these regulations.
In all such cases in which a motor vehicle is parked, the position shall be such that the whole of the vehicle is located within the boundaries of the parking space, if the space is so marked. The fact that other vehicles are improperly parked shall not constitute an excuse for improper parking.
Faculty/staff parking privileges are intended for College faculty, staff and administration. They are not intended for relatives of the aforementioned or temporary student employees of the College.
When vehicles are authorized by Campus Safety or Grounds personnel to park in normally unauthorized areas, such authorization should not be misconstrued as permanent authorization to park in these normally unauthorized areas. Such authorization is intended to relieve traffic congestion or to prevent the blockage of emergency fire lanes, and is for that time only.
Failure to comply with the directive, signal or request of Campus Safety personnel may result in the ticketing or towing of the operator’s vehicle. Campus parking privileges may be revoked at the discretion of the Director of Campus Safety.

Emergency Snow Removal

During snow emergencies, vehicles will be moved to the Tennis Court Lot in order for Grounds to accomplish the snow removal. Any vehicle blocking snow removal may be plowed in or towed to facilitate this effort. The College is not responsible for the individual plowing or shoveling of any vehicle. An e-mail will be sent to all members of the College community when snow emergencies are in effect.


Parking violations should be paid to the Campus Safety Department Office in the Campus Center during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, or mailed to: Director of Campus Safety, Pine Manor College, 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.
Vehicle operators accumulating more than three unpaid parking violations may be towed and parking privileges may be revoked or suspended. All parking violations not paid within three business days will be billed to the student’s account.


  1. Current decal or parking permit not properly displayed or visible
  2. Parking in an area without displaying a proper decal or parking permit
  3. Expired decal or parking permit #____________
  4. Failure to park between marked lanes
  5. Exceeded 15 minute parking limit __________to__________
  6. No parking
  7. Snow removal interference (Subject to tow)
  8. Unregistered vehicle (Pine Manor College)


  1. Parking in a Faculty/Staff or Reserved space
  2. Blocking or impeding a roadway
  3. Failure to make a full stop at a stop sign
  4. Driving or parking on land not meant for vehicle use
  5. Obstructing a building entrance/exit, gate, driveway or dumpster
  6. Unauthorized (overnight) guest parking after 11pm


  1. Obstructing a fire lane
  2. Unauthorized parking in a Handicap space
  3. Excessive speed
  4. Driving to endanger/improper operation

The College does not assume responsibility for any vehicle operated or parked anywhere on College property, or for its contents, or for alleged or actual damage resulting from causing a vehicle to be towed.

For More Information

If you have any questions regarding campus parking regulations, contact the Campus Safety Department at 617-731-7187 (24 hours) or the Director of Campus Safety at 617-731-7031 (during normal business hours).