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on QCC property is a privilege extended to members of the QCC Community.
parking and Traffic Regulations apply to all employees including all faculty,
staff, students and other persons who operate any motor vehicles on campus or
other land of the College.
of the limited number of parking spaces on campus, registered vehicles are not
guaranteed a parking space.
is on FIRST- COME, FIRST - SERVE BASIS.
PERSON WHO WILLFULLY, INTENTIONALLY AND WITHOUT RIGHT FOUND DEFACING, REMOVING
OR ATTEMPTING TO REMOVE OR IN THE UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF QCC OWNED PROPERTY (
REGULATING SIGN, TRAFFIC CONES, EQUIPMENT, OR MARKING DEVICE) ERECTED OR
PLACED ON THE CAMPUS OR OTHER LAND OF THE COLLEGE FOR CONTROL, MOVEMENT OR
PARKING OF VEHICLES SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A $150.00 FINE.
traffic regulations have been established in an effort to maintain a clear and
safe path for all Campus Community members and visitors.
The implementations of these regulations by no means are meant to
hinder and/or deter parking on campus. Their
purpose is to encourage the safe operation of motor vehicles while on campus,
to maintain emergency vehicle access, to assist with pedestrian safety and to
maintain parking consistency.
Quinsigamond Community College BOARD OF TRUSTEES, acting under the powers
granted by Chapter 15A, Section 13 of the Massachusetts General Laws hereby
adopts, subject to subsequent amendment, the following traffic rules and
regulations on the campus of Quinsigamond Community College and other land of
QCC faculty, staff, students and other persons who operate any motor vehicles
on campus or other land of the College, are required to read, understand and
abide by the traffic rules and regulations as outlined in this brochure.
AND DUTIES OF CAMPUS POLICE
shall be the duty of the Campus Police within the Department of Public Safety,
acting through the authority of Chapter 15a, Section 13 and Chapter 22c,
Section 63 to enforce the provisions of these parking rules and regulations;
provided, however, that to expedite the control, movement or parking of all
motor vehicles or to safeguard pedestrians in the event of fire, emergency or
for purposes of enforcement of these parking/traffic rules and regulations,
officers of the respective state, municipal police or fire department may upon
request of the Chief of Campus
Police or his/her designee, direct and control traffic as conditions may
require, notwithstanding the provisions of these parking/traffic rules and
REGISTRATION - PARKING DECALS
College Employee who operates a vehicle on the campus must register that
vehicle with the college police located in the Athletic Center. The vehicle registration must be accomplished within (7) working days
from your effective hiring date. A registration form must be completed and
signed by the employee and will be kept on file with the Parking Clerk.
Failure to register within this period shall constitute grounds for
denial of the privilege to operate a vehicle on the campus.
and Staff will be notified via notice through the college police
on appropriate steps to follow when decals and procedures are up for revision.
Faculty and Staff Parking Areas
and Staff parking specifically includes all lower campus parking spaces, the
Athletic Center Lot and the upper northeast parking area located within Lot 1.
Parking areas include designated lined spaces in the Surprenant Lot, the
front and rear of the Administration Building, the Athletic Center Lot and for
overflow, any upper campus eastside parking area.
students who operate a motor vehicle on the campus must obtain a decal during
the spring, summer and fall semesters. Listed
below are the locations where Student Ids and decals can be obtained.
Student Payment Center
must have the parking decal displayed on their vehicle within the first two
weeks of the spring and fall Semester.
of a vehicle is not complete until the College parking registration insignia
is permanently affixed to the vehicle.
Student Parking Areas
All students are required to park ONLY, in the upper 5 parking lots located on the east side of the campus.
Designated parking spaces for parent drop off and pickup are clearly marked.
Permission to operate a vehicle on the campus or other land of the College is a discretionary privilege bestowed by the Board of Trustees of Quinsigamond Community College and such privilege may be denied, revoked, suspended or modified by action of the Board or by an Officer of the College herein authorized to take such actions.
No vehicle shall be registered for operation on the campus or other land of the College unless the person requesting registration has met the motor vehicle liability requirements for the operation and use of motor vehicles upon the ways of the Commonwealth.
Except when otherwise specified, College vehicle registration expires annually on September 1 and additionally under the following conditions:
a. All registrants upon revocation, upon transfer of ownership of the vehicle or
upon change of license plate number.
b. Employees upon termination of employment at the College.
c. Students upon termination of status as a student at the College.
Temporary parking permits are required for vehicles not
permanently registered with the Department of Public Safety.
The permits can be obtained through the college police.
Temporary Permits are dated with an expiration date and specify on them the location where the person is authorized to park their vehicle. All temporary permits must be displayed on the drivers side dashboard visible through the windshield of the vehicle. Temporary permits are customarily designated for short term stays at the college i.e. consultants, contractors, auditors and vendors.
Medical Parking Permits
Students who are disabled permanently or temporarily may apply for a special medical parking permit through the Office of Disability Services, Room 246A, located on the second floor of the Administration Building. As a part of this process, applicants will be required to fill out an application form and have their physician sign and authorize the application for the obtainment of special parking privileges.
PARKING AREAS TOW AWAY ZONE
The following parking/traffic regulations authorize the towing of vehicles parked or standing, in such manner or in such areas as are further described, or in any way under the control of Quinsigamond Community College.
Authorization of Campus Police: The moving or towing of any vehicle under the provisions of Article V, shall be at the direction of the President of the College or his/her designee. The Chief of Campus Police will oversee the authorization of towed vehicles from Quinsigamond College Campus.
Fees: All towing and storage of towed vehicles will be at the owner of the vehicles expense. Towed vehicles may be picked up from the towing contractor upon the showing of proper identification and making the required payment. All fees levied shall abide by the laws of the State set forth by Massachusetts General Laws and shall follow the outlined structure below:
If a tow is called in and then canceled, and if the truck has not left the towing companys
yard, there shall be NO CHARGE levied to the owner of the vehicle.
The College Police cannot provide transportation to the towing company.
Therefore, it is the responsibility of the owner or operator of the
vehicle to find transportation to the tow Company.
No parking is permitted in any area designated fire
· EMERGENCY VEHICLE ACCESS LANES : No parking is permitted in any area designated for Fire, Police, or Ambulance. These areas are also the service roads on our campus and the areas around the entranceways to our campus buildings as well as all campus roadways marked or unmarked. They are considered TOW Z0NES STRICTLY ENFORCED.
Solid Green Markings These
areas are no parking areas. They
are considered TOW ZONES STRICTLY
Loading Zones The
areas designated as loading zones have appropriate signage identifying
Dumpster locations are also considered loading zone areas.
a TOW ZONE.
· Handicapped/Reserved Parking Handicap and Reserved Parking areas are clearly marked by appropriate lines and signage. This regulation is STRICTLY ENFORCED. TOW ZONE
· Overnight Parking Overnight parking from 10:00pm. - 6:00am. is prohibited on campus.
Extenuating circumstances that dictates a vehicle to be left overnight must be approved through the Department of Public Safety.
· Any vehicle that has received five or more parking violations is subject to being towed, as are those vehicles that are found to be parked in areas designated as TOW ZONES:
· Upon any sidewalk Upon any crosswalk
(10) feet of a fire hydrant Blocking a Driveway
Obstruct exit or entrance -
front of any barricade temporarily or permanently erected
land not designed for vehicular traffic such as walks, lawns and open fields
front of a gateway, entrance or other open area
ENFORCED TOW ZONES
Any vehicle with five or more unpaid violations will be
placed on a Tow List. When found
these vehicles will be towed under the direction of The Department of Public
Safety and will continue to be towed until all fines are rectified by the
owner/operator of the vehicle.
The speed limit on campus is 10 M.P.H.
(unless otherwise posted).
Please observe all STOP, DO NOT ENTER,
ONE WAY, ARROWS signage, etc.
Do not drive or park on walks, paths or
Observe all crosswalk markings by
allowing pedestrians the right of way.
TICKET VIOLATION FINES
 01 FAILURE TO DISPLAY PARKING DECAL $20
 02 PARKED IN A LOT WHERE DECAL DOES NOT
 03 OVERNIGHT PARKING $25
 05 PARKING ON OR OVER SPACE MARKINGS $20
06 DOUBLE PARKING
07 ONE WAY OPERATION
 08 BLOCKING GATEWAY, ENTRANCE TO FIELD
SERVICE ROAD OR PATHWAY
09 COUNTERFEITING, ALTERING,
OR TRANSFERRING A REGISTRATION OR
10 PARKING IN DELIVERY OR
11 PARKED UPON CROSSWALK OR
12 FIRELANE (subject to
13 OBSTRUCTING SNOW REMOVAL
(subject to immediate tow)
14 PARKED IN TOW
(subject to immediate tow)
15 PARKING ON LAND NOT FOR
16 EMERGENCY VEHICLE AREA
(subject to immediate tow)
17 OBSTRUCTING BUILDING
EXITS (subject to immediate tow)
18 PARKED IN A RESERVED
(subject to immediate tow)
19 FAILURE TO STOP
20 DISREGARD OF POLICE OFFICERS DIRECTION
21 FAILURE TO STOP FOR
22 WITHIN 10 OF FIRE
23 HANDICAP PARKING
24 BLOCKING HANDICAP RAMP
25 EXCEEDING CAMPUS SPEED
 26 Littering From A Motor Vehicle $25
27 OTHER (fee range $15 - $200) $___
All visitors parking are located in the upper level parking areas ONLY. There is no designated visitor parking area in lower level lots.
spaces at the west end of the Child Study Center Designated 15 minute
parking for Child Care Drop-off ONLY.
coming onto campus for scheduled learning seminars and/or classes, must park
in the upper parking lots designated as visitor/ student parking, unless given
prior authorization from the Department of Public Safety.
All motorcycles are to be parked in front of the Administration Building. Decals are not required for motorcycle parking, but the parking of motorcycles in the designated location is an essential requirement.
Any person who abandons a motor vehicle, registered or unregistered, upon any public or private
way or upon any property (College) of another, without the permission of the owner of lessee of said property, shall pay a penalty of two hundred and fifty dollars for the first such abandonment and five hundred dollars for each such abandonment thereafter and, in addition thereto shall be liable for costs incurred by a city, town, or college in removing or disposing of such motor vehicle, including, but not limited to, towing, storage, processing and disposal charges.
SPECIAL EVENTS PARKING PROCEDURES
Individuals and/or groups scheduling an event on campus, that will attract visitors, especially those utilizing buses, vans and private automobiles should notify the Public Safety Office
(ATT: Chief of Campus Police) in order to secure their assistance and plan for providing proper and safe parking.
The Public Safety Office will provide the individuals/groups with special instructions regarding parking in designated areas. Organizers of large events should work with Public Safety to arrange for traffic control and safety and parking away from heavily used areas of the campus.
Temporary Permits are not necessary when attending special events, ie
Dance Recitals, Athletic Events, and Graduation But visitors must not park in fire lanes,
service vehicle space, or any area designated as a TOW ZONE area.
Payment Procedures and
Upon receipt of a Campus Parking Violation the owner/operator may appear before the parking clerk, or his/her designee and admit to the violation by making payment of the fine or mailing the notice to the clerk accompanied by the fine. Payment of the fine within twenty-one days of the date of the violation will operate as the final disposition of the case. When mailing, payment is made only by Bank Check, Money Order or Personal Check and should be made out to the following:
By mail: Parking
Quinsigamond Community College
670 West Boylston Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01606
Failure to pay or contest the violation within twenty-one days of the date of the violation will result in an additional five-dollar fine. Failure to pay the fine or appear at the hearing may result in notification by the parking clerk to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles for action against the registered owner. The registered owner may not be allowed to renew his/her license or registration until payment of the fines.
The owner/operator may choose instead to contest the
violation. This must be done
within twenty-one days from the date of receiving notice of the disciplinary
action or other penalty. All
appeals will be handled online by clicking here.
Parking Clerk will then respond back in writing with the disposition of your
appeal. ALL APPEAL DECISIONS ARE
The college reserves the right to forward all unpaid
violations through to the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. This
action may result in the registered owner not being allowed to renew his/her
license or registration until payment of all fines has been received.
In addition to fines, holds and penalties imposed or other action taken by the College, repeated violations of the State or College motor vehicles laws or regulations shall subject the offender to action including but not limited to suspension or expulsion from the College.
All motor vehicle accidents that occur on campus must be reported to the Department of Public Safety. The vehicles should not to be moved until the investigating officer instructs the drivers to do so. The Campus Police Officer will assist the parties with the exchanging of vehicle information and/or filing the necessary reports.
Police Escort Service
Public Safety Department provides an escort service to all members of the
Quinsigamond College Community. The
purpose of the escort service is to ensure that all members of the college
community reach their intended destination safely.
calling for an escort, the dispatcher or the evening administrator taking your
call will make every possible effort in having the Campus Police
Officers escort you as soon as possible.
There may be times however, when situations do arise that may delay
your escort, such as a crime in progress, medical emergencies, etc.
These calls are answered on a priority basis and will be handled as
expeditiously as possible.
may be times when a mobile escort is unavailable or not deemed necessary and a
walking escort will be provided, the walking escort will be handled by a
Campus Police Officer within the Public Safety Department.
you choose to utilize the escort service, the following guidelines have been
established to assist the college community and clarify this service.
escort service is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
will be provided from building to building and from building to any parking
area located on Quinsigamond Community College Property.
will be provided when on campus to all points of the campus.
are not meant for social pickups, rides to social activities, etc.
calling for an escort, please supply the following information:
Specify your current location and intended
Give your name to the person taking the call.
Give a call back number or extension number in the
event you must be
notified of a delay for your escort.
There may be extenuating
circumstances and exceptions to certain guidelines.
circumstances and exceptions will be assessed and a determination will
be made at the
discretion of the shift supervisor.
ESCORT SERVICE PHONE NUMBERS
Monday Friday 8 AM 11 PM 508 -
Campus Police Dispatcher
Campus Police Dispatcher
Emergency Number Dial
(508) 854-4444 From Ext. Dial 4444
Monday Friday 5PM 10PM - Evening Administrator
854-4532 4441 4476
PROPER PLACEMENT OF DECALS
should be placed on the front windshield on the driver's side lower left