Vehicle Registration: Vehicle registration is mandatory for all Students (including Commuters), Faculty and Staff who use or drive a vehicle while attending or employed by RMC.
Students: The Vehicle Registration/Waiver Form is included and required as a section in the Student Information Form which is made available to all students on-line through MyMaconWeb. For vehicle Registration and Vehicle Waiver Forms, students must register online prior to returning to campus. When students move back on campus and their status has changed from what was entered through their online forms may come to Campus Safety to make the change. The Vehicle Registration Fee is automatically billed to the student’s account by the Business Office. (Students not using/driving a vehicle will need to complete the waiver section of the vehicle registration form to be reimbursed their registration fee.) New student (to include new transfers/new commuters) vehicle decals will be distributed during Athletic Check-In, Freshmen/Transfer Check-In. Returning Students to include commuters vehicle decals will be placed in the student mailbox located in the Brock Commons near the beginning of the fall session. Late registrations must be completed in person at the Office of Campus Safety within the first week of the semester. No vehicle registration fee waiver will be granted and/or approved after the first semester each year.
Faculty and Staff: Vehicle Registration and Vehicle Waiver Forms may be filled out in person at the Office of Campus Safety located at 300 England Street.
A vehicle is considered registered when a valid parking decal is displayed in the bottom left corner of the rear window of the registered vehicle. It is the responsibility of all Students, Faculty, and Staff who are operating a motor vehicle on-campus to be familiar with and obey the parking and traffic regulations of RMC, the Town of Ashland, and the State of Virginia. Vehicle violations will be charged to the owner of record, and/or the person the assigned decal has been registered under. Vehicle decals cannot be transferred, sold or otherwise given to any other individual for use. Students, including commuters, are required to park in student designated lots only.Flagrant violations of the RMC Parking Rules and Regulations Policy may result in the student being referred and subjected to review by the Office of Student Conduct. The college reserves the right to revoke parking privileges to any habitual offenders.
Freshmen Parking Regulations:
These rules are in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Freshmen RED ZONE parking violations are non – appealable.
In order to maintain compliance with the Randolph – Macon College Parking Plan approved by the Town of Ashland, all freshmen vehicles will be required by college regulation to park on the northern most end of campus.
Freshmen are required to park their vehicles north of East Patrick St, north of the South Brock Parking Lot entrance and north of the Business Office. Designated parking lots (highlighted in orange on parking map) for freshmen are: Andrews,Garland, Jones, Bennett, Starr, Irby, North Brock Lot, 500 North Center Lot, and the Old Tennis Courts located on West Patrick Street. As is the case for all parking lots on campus, any spaces reserved for faculty / staff, visitors, handicapped and service vehicle purposes must not be used. Also shown is all legal, on-street parking that is available north of East Patrick Street within the boundaries of the campus. There are ample parking spaces in these locations to accommodate our freshmen vehicles. Refer to the on-line Freshmen Parking campus map:
Parking regulations are enforced diligently by the Office of Campus Safety and special care should be given to adherence of the rules.
Instructions are available at the Campus Safety Office in order to assist students and parents in determining valid freshmen parking areas.
Temporary Parking Permit Policy for Students, Faculty, Staff and Visitors
Temporary parking permits are available for limited use of borrowed, rented, or other temporary vehicles. Temporary parking permits are valid no more than 5 days and may not be used in lieu of vehicle registration. Temporary parking permits are available by visiting the Office of Campus Safety located at 300 England Street. All guests to Randolph-Macon College are subject to the college’s motor vehicle, bicycle, and parking regulations. Vehicles located in college owned parking lots without proper permits will be subject to tow.
Special Needs Permits:
Students with special parking needs, whether temporary or permanent should contact Kate MacDonald Director of Disability Service in the Higgins Academic Center located in the McGraw-Page Library 1st floor, to apply for a special permit to display in their vehicle. This special permit is in addition to the vehicle decal required of all RMC students. There is no charge for this special permit.
Parking Rules and Regulations:
Upperclassmen may park in faculty/staff parking lots Monday through Friday, 5pm – 8:00am student vehicles parked in faculty/parking lots must be moved prior to 8:00 am Monday-through Friday to avoid a parking violation and 24/7 on the weekends EXCEPT for the following parking lots and designated spaces.
South Brock Parking Lot (24/7 off limit to student parking)
Day Field Parking Lot (24/7 off limit to student parking)
Pole designated Old Chapel Visitors spaces are off limits to faculty/staff/students 24/7
Lot closures by notice from the Office of Campus Safety for athletic and/or special events.
A) Unauthorized parking in the following areas results in a fine of $100 and cannot be appealed:
Handicapped designated space.
B) All violations below are $40 per each offense:
Parking a freshman vehicle in a non-approved designated area – Non-Appealable (see above Freshman Parking Regulations)
Parking in an entrance, exit, or traffic lane.
Parking in a driveway, loading dock area, on a sidewalk, or blocking a trash dumpster.
Illegally parked in such a way as to constitute a hazard to vehicular/pedestrian traffic or to the movement or operation of emergency equipment.
Parking in an unauthorized space: for example, in a space reserved for Faculty, Staff, Visitors, and lot closures by notice from the Office of Campus Safety for athletic and/or special events.
South Brock and Day Field Parking Lots are off limits to students 24/7.
Designated Old Chapel Admission Visitors posted spaces are off limits to faculty/staff/students 24/7.
Parking in a manner in which an adjoining space is rendered unusable.
Parking on the grass.
Failure to register vehicle. (Non-Appealable)
Failure to display vehicle registration decal. (Non –Appealable)
Operating a vehicle in a reckless manner.
Parking Appeals: If you feel that you were issued a citation unjustly or your circumstances warrant further consideration, you may dispute your citation by appealing in writing within (5) business days to the Office of Campus Safety.
The following parking citations cannot be appealed:
Failure to display registration decal
Freshmen RED ZONE violations
Towing: The College reserves the right to tow any vehicle that is parked in an unauthorized space, which includes:
Parking in a fire lane
Parking in a handicapped space
Parking in a reserved space
Blocking in another vehicle
Impeding the flow of traffic
Blocking a refuse container (dumpster)
Failure to obey directives from the Office of Campus Safety regarding special lot and street closures.
During any inclement weather, The Town of Ashland has the right to tow vehicles that are parked on Henry Street as designated for “emergency route” that impedes the traffic flow during an emergency evacuation.
College Liability: The College is not responsible for the care or protection of any vehicle or its contents while operated or parked on college property.
Payment of Vehicle Fines: Vehicle fines may be paid directly to the Business Office located at 310 N. Center Street within 7 (seven) business days of the citation’s issuance, otherwise, the fine will be charged to the student’s account.