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Student Parking

Parking for Move-In Weekend(s)

After move-in weekends, all student vehicles that will not receive permits to park for the semester must be removed from campus by 8 p.m. Sunday, February 6, 2021.

Otherwise, those getting decals may apply online (see below) then stop at the Linden Lane Welcome Center. 

Vehicle Registration

All motor vehicles on campus operated by students (resident and off-campus) must display a current parking decal or temporary permit.

Only Juniors and Seniors are allowed to have vehicles on campus.

First- and second-year students are not allowed to have vehicles on campus.

Requests for exceptions are noted below under "TEMPORARY PERMITS"

How to Obtain a Parking Decal

Parking permit applications for students are available online.

Once you have filled out and submitted the application, it usually takes one business day for the permit to be processed. You may then report to the Linden Lane Welcome Center between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, to complete the paperwork and pick up your decal.

What You Need for a Parking Decal

  1. ***NEW *** Credit or Debit Card at time of pick-up
  2. Completed "Non-Resident Driver Statement" form (PDF) if vehicle is registered outside of Massachusetts
  3. Vehicle registration with proof of insurance
  4. Your Holy Cross ID

Fees - Payable at time of completion at pick-up with Credit / Debit Card (No refunds) 

  • Resident Students: (You live on-campus) $200 per academic year
  • Off-Campus/Commuting Students/Daytime parking: (You live off-campus and want daytime parking on campus) $150 per academic year. As the pandemic circumstances change, you may switch to a Resident Decal for Semester II if you move onto campus: $25
  • Off-Campus Students (24-hour parking): (You live off-campus but park your car on campus) $400 per academic year

Parking for all students is always in student designated parking only.  The parking decal must be permanently placed on the lower left (driver's) side of the front windshield.

Public Safety must be notified when a replacement vehicle is brought to campus. A temporary pass will be provided, at no cost, for the duration that the vehicle is on campus.

Temporary Permits / Other Permits

Temporary parking passes may be issued in extreme emergency situations, but only for a short period of time. Passes are issued at the Public Safety office, Fieldhouse 104. A valid vehicle registration and current ID card must be furnished when applying for the pass, which will be issued at the discretion of Public Safety. A fee will apply based upon the number of days and will be billed to the student’s account. The maximum fee would be equivalent to $12 per week. 

First- and second-year students are not allowed to have vehicles on campus as part of our regular practices. During the pandemic, commuting students may get a decal for daytime parking.

Requests for exceptions vary greatly and can be submitted in two ways:


Where to Park

Resident students are required to park in student lots 3, 4, 5 or in the Fitton Parking Garage on the bottom 2 floors (P1 & P2  - student levels). The new student lot #5 is directly in front of the Luth Center. The former lots 1 & 2 are now used for Staff and Faculty

Off-campus/commuter students with a "Day Student" parking decal must park in student lots 3,4 or 5. Parking is allowed from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. There is no overnight parking for off-campus/commuter students.

Off-campus students with a 24-hour parking decal must park in student lots 3, 4, 5 or in the Fitton Parking Garage on the bottom 2 floors (P1 & P2  - student levels)

Summer resident students must park in the student lots only. The garage is not available for student summer parking.

View the interactive map for parking locations. Due to construction, these maps may be temporarily altered on campus.

Restricted Parking

Linden Lane, Haberlin Road and O'Kane Square are restricted areas from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and until noon on Saturday. 

Students are not allowed to park in these areas during these time periods. They are reserved for visitors taking tours through the Office of Admissions and for campus guests.

There is NO student parking in the Loyola lot at any time. The lot is strictly reserved for faculty and staff parking. Student parking is also not allowed on weekends or overnight. Summer resident students must park in the student lots. The parking garage is not available for student summer parking.

Towing Information

Chapter 266, section 120D of the General Laws of Massachusetts gives the College authority to have vehicles towed off campus. The owner of the vehicle or the person whose name the vehicle is registered under at the College is responsible for the towing and storage charges, which are to be paid directly to the towing company.

Vehicles are subject to being towed for:

  1. Excessive parking violations: paid or unpaid
  2. Parked in front of a fire gate: whether open or closed
  3. Parked within 10 feet of a fire hydrant
  4. Obstructing the flow of traffic
  5. Hindering snow removal
  6. Abandoned vehicles
  7. Parked in loading zone or oil delivery zone
  8. Parked in student lots without valid parking permit
  9. Parked in a "Reserved" or "Handicap" parking space without proper authority
  10. Failure to display current parking decal
  11. Blocking interior gates to the camps or inside the interior of the campus without permission.
  12. Any situation that is deemed necessary to maintain orderly parking and traffic flow.

Tow List 

Any vehicle with a valid parking decal that receives six (6) or more tickets (paid or unpaid) during the academic year will be placed on the tow list. The vehicle will be removed from campus at the owner's expense and parking privileges may be revoked for the remainder of the academic year. Any vehicle parked in the student lots or the student levels of the garage without a valid parking decal will be towed at the owner's expense.

Penalties and Fines

Parking fines are the responsibility of the person who purchased the parking decal and registered the vehicle. All roadways are considered “fire lanes” and must be kept clear for emergency vehicles. 

Snow Removal

Resident Student Lots and Hogan Lots 1, 2, 3 

Snow removal operations begin once snow accumulates to a depth of three inches. As soon as the main roads on campus and the Hogan parking lots are cleared, students will be notified by voicemail and email to move their vehicles into the Hogan lots so that the resident lots can be cleared. Sufficient time will be given within which student vehicles must be moved. Any student having a question as to when they should move their vehicle may call Public Safety at ext. 2224 at any time. After the student lots are cleared, students must move their vehicles back into the student lots. Failure to move back when instructed will result in a fine or removal of the vehicle at the owner's expense.

All Other Parking Areas 

Persons parking in all other areas are responsible for moving their vehicles for snow removal. Every effort will be made to clear these areas as soon as possible. Vehicles left in these lots during snow removal are subject to be towed at the owner's expense if said vehicle is deemed to be hindering snow removal.

On-Street Parking

The city of Worcester has designated most streets adjacent to the campus as "Resident Permit Required." Therefore, these streets are restricted to residents only who display a city of Worcester parking permit. In addition, the city of Worcester winter parking ban on all streets is in effect in inclement weather. Visit the city of Worcester site for more information on winter parking

Citation Appeals

All appeals must be submitted online. An appeal of any citation issued for a violation of any of these regulations must be made to Public Safety within five days of the date of the violation. No appeals will be honored after the five-day time limit.

If the appeal is granted, the Bursar's Office will be notified to post a waiver to the appropriate account.

Complete the application to submit an appeal.


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