Student Parking Agreement 2022-2023

Parking Agreement 2022-2023

The Cardinal Rule of Parking – During the work day, Monday through Friday, the only place students can legally park on Williams College property is in their assigned lots, all other areas are restricted!

Responsibility – It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of the number of violations.  This is especially important in regard to the suspension level tickets (violations 11 or higher) which are all a minimum of $201.00.

Seasonal Changes –

  • April 15 – November 15
  1. Students may park in Faculty/Staff spaces between the hours of 5:00 PM and 5:00 AM, Monday through Friday nights.
  2. Students may park in Faculty/Staff spaces between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday.
  • November 16 – April 14 – SNOW SEASON
  1. Students may park in Faculty/Staff spaces between the hours of 5:00 PM and 2:00 AM, Monday through Friday nights.
  2. Students may park in Faculty/Staff spaces between the hours of 9:00 AM and 2:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday.

General Vehicle Regulations – Because of limited parking facilities, the use of motor vehicles on campus by students must be kept to a minimum and parking regulations must be strictly observed.  All student vehicles, on or off campus, must be registered with Campus Safety Services. This must be done upon arrival in Williamstown (see Section 3, Chapter 90, General Laws of Massachusetts).  To complete this process the following documents will be needed:   vehicle registration/certificate for vehicle and evidence of liability coverage for any authorized operator of the vehicle.  If your vehicle is not properly registered with the College, the entire campus is restricted at all times.

  • The owner or person in charge of motor vehicle is responsible for all violations involving his or her vehicle.
  • Hopkins Hall Drive and AMT Drive are ONE WAY ONLY streets, north from Main Street.
  • Vehicles may not operate on campus in excess of 19 miles per hour and in many locations the speed should be much lower.
  • All vehicles must be registered and appropriate decals/hang-tags must be displayed.
  • Any student who exchanges parking decals with another student, alters, sells or gives away their decal to another student or registers a vehicle for a first-year student will permanently lose their ability to register a vehicle while a student at Williams College and may also be subject to disciplinary action.
  • A Williams College parking decal must be displayed in the right lower corner of the rear window.
  • The parking rules and regulations are in effect 365 days a year.

Exceptions –

  • Congregational Church Lot – no student parking at any time.
  • Danforth Lot – no overnight parking.
  • Hopkins Hall Drive – NO STUDENT PARKING AT ANY TIME, this includes the temporary spaces.
  • Jesup Parking Lot – no student parking at any time in the west bay closest to Physics.
  • Lawrence Hall Drive – students may park there between the hours of 5:00PM and 5:00AM,  Friday – Wednesday and 8:00pm – 5:00am on Thursdays (snow season hours applicable).
  • Parking Garage – no student parking on the top two levels, lowest level is allowed only if assigned through CSS and with a valid permit.
  • Service/Security spaces – no student parking at any time.
  • Stetson Court – student parking is allowed only during faculty/staff exception hours.
  • Temporary Spaces – no student parking unless specifically designated on the sign.
  • Town Streets – check for time limits, no overnight parking which is enforced by the WPD year round.
  • Town Parking Lots – no overnight parking on Spring St. Municipal Lot & Water Street Dirt Lot.
  • Towne Field House Lot – students may park in the lot between Facilities and the Towne Field House as early as 3:30PM on weekdays and 9:00AM on weekends, no overnight parking allowed. (snow season hours applicable).
  • Williams Inn – no student parking at both locations.
  • At no time are students allowed to park in other student lots


Penalties –  All rules are strictly enforced.  We do, however, give every owner/person in charge of a motor vehicle two warnings per academic year for non-major offenses ($50 violations).  Violations are assessed as follows:

  • Failure to register a motor vehicle
    • $50.00
  • Failure to properly display a parking permit
    • $50.00
  • Overtime parking
    • $50.00
  • Parking in restricted area
    • $50.00
  • Parking in Faculty/Staff space (if student)
    • $50.00
  • Parking in a student space (if Faculty/Staff)
    • $50.00
  • Parking in the Congo Lot
    • $50.00
  • Parking on the grass
    • $50.00
  • Excessive speed
    • $101.00
  • Failure to stop at a marked intersection stop/yield
    • $101.00
  • Parking in a Handicap Space
    • $101.00
  • Parking in a Fire Lane
    • $101.00
  • Wrong Way – one way
    • $101.00
  • Boot removal fee
    • $201.00
  • Suspended vehicle (ten tickets or more)
    • $201.00

An immobilizing device may be placed on unregistered or unidentified vehicles found repeatedly parked illegally on campus.  It will be necessary for the person responsible for the vehicle to report to Campus Safety Services before the apparatus is removed.  There will be a $201.00 fee assessed to remove the boot and the total fine must be either paid in full or placed on a term bill.

Vehicle privileges will be suspended on the tenth ticket and will be in effect for the remainder of the current academic year.  However, if a student receives five suspension level tickets, the ban will also be in effect the next academic year.

Tickets will be placed on vehicles that are illegally parked or in violation of a rule or regulation.   All student parking fines will be billed directly to the student’s term bills and payments should be made at the Cashier’s Office in Hopkins Hall.

Ticket Appeals – Ticket appeals must all be made in writing within 30 days (no exceptions) of the date of the ticket and will only be accepted if the citation is attached (no exceptions).  Forms are available at Campus Safety Services in the basement of Hopkins Hall.  The Ticket Appeals Committee will decide the merits of all individual ticket appeals.  The Ticket Appeal Committee has three voting members representing the Faculty, Staff and Students.   The Committee’s decision is final.

I have read and understand this entire document and agree to abide by these regulations.  I also acknowledge that my term bill will be charged $150.00 for full year parking and that shorter duration’s will be prorated.