All vehicles parked on Iona campuses must display a valid Iona University parking permit and park in a legal space.
Parking a vehicle on either Iona University campus is at your own risk. Iona University is not responsible for any loss or damage to any vehicle parked on an Iona campus.
Parking permits are available to all students, excluding resident freshmen and sophomores. A resident freshman or sophomore may file for a waiver to obtain a parking permit if a hardship exists requiring a vehicle on campus.
Parking permits are non-transferable. There is no fee for the initial parking permit, but a replacement permit may be obtained for a fee of $10.
Parking & Traffic Regulations
These regulations have been promulgated to provide for the safety and well-being of all members of the Iona University community. They are intended to ensure the safe, proper and free movement of vehicles and pedestrians within campus.
These regulations will facilitate an emergency response by the emergency services of the City of New Rochelle when required for any incident. Your cooperation, assistance and compliance with these regulations will be of great assistance in creating a safe traffic environment.
- All vehicles operated on campus will be in compliance with the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law.
- The posted speed limit on campus is 10 mph, no vehicle is to exceed this speed.
- All vehicles will be operated in a safe and prudent manner. The operator of every vehicle will obey all posted signs and the directions of Campus Safety Officers in the performance of their duties.
- The operator of every vehicle will come to a complete stop at all posted stop signs and not proceed until such movement is safe.
- Excessive or unnecessary vehicle noise from exhaust, radio, or screeching of tires is prohibited.
- The operation or parking of a motor vehicle on Iona University property is at the sole risk of the operator. Iona University assumes no responsibility for any loss, damage, or injury to any person or property which occurs on campus.
- Roller skates and scooters are prohibited on Iona University property.
All vehicles parked on campus must display an official valid Iona University parking permit, issued by Campus Safety.
Vehicles are only permitted to park in designated “lined” parking spaces clearly marked on the pavement.
- Faculty/Staff parking spaces are designated by yellow dividing lines. Only vehicles displaying a valid Faculty/Staff parking permit are authorized to park in these spaces.
- Student spaces are designated by the white dividing lines.
- Faculty, staff and students are permitted to park in any designated parking spaces in the parking garage.
- Faculty/Staff parking areas encompass the entire area of the Columba Lot and a portion of the Murphy Science and Technology Center Parking Lot. Students are not permitted to park in these spaces with the exception of Columba Lot, where students are allowed to park after 4:30 p.m.
- Parking is prohibited in areas designated by yellow marked curbs or on any portion of the roadway.
All vehicles that are unregistered, abandoned or fail to display a valid Iona University parking permit are in violation and will be subject to a summons and/or tow at the owner’s expense.
- Vehicles cannot be left on the campus overnight without prior authorization from the Director of Campus Safety.
- All visitors at Iona University may obtain a visitor parking permit at the main entrance kiosk, Safety Communications Room or the Campus Safety Office. A limited number of visitor parking spaces are located in the LaPenta Student Union and Hynes Athletics Center parking lots.
Temporary “Handicapped Parking Permits” for on-campus use only, may be obtained at the Campus Safety office. Documentation in the form of a physician’s note is required to obtain the permit
- Handicapped parking areas are located at McSpedon, Columba, LaPenta Student Union, Hynes Athletics Center and Murphy Science & Technology Center Lots.
Overnight parking is permitted on the main campus in the parking garage, or as follows:
- Students: White-lined spaces
- Faculty & Staff: Yellow-lined spaces
Overnight parking is strictly prohibited in the Murphy Center and Summit Avenue parking lots.
All vehicles parked overnight on campus from December 1 through February 28 must be parked in the parking garage.
Prohibited overnight parking hours are 10:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.
Only a vehicle owned by an individual student, faculty or staff member, his or her family, or legal guardian is eligible to be registered for a parking permit.
- All resident freshman and sophomore students are prohibited from bringing motor vehicles to the Iona Community. This prohibition includes the parking of their vehicles on city streets within the surrounding community. Requests for waivers to this policy will only be granted under special circumstances. The Director of Campus Safety will make the final determination for a policy waiver in conjunction with the Vice Provost for Student Life. Resident freshman and sophomore students who have been authorized waivers are required to park their vehicles in the parking garage.
- All resident junior and senior students may have a vehicle on campus. These vehicles are required to parked on campus only. These vehicles may not be parked on any city streets within the surrounding New Rochelle community of the University at any time. All resident junior and senior student vehicles must display a resident parking permit on their vehicle that will be issued and affixed to their vehicle by Campus Safety. Resident permits are not interchangeable with other vehicles and will be void if removed from the vehicle.
An Iona University parking permit must be displayed on a vehicle in the manner prescribed by Campus Safety. A vehicle that fails to display or improperly displays a permit is in violation of “No Vehicle Permit."
- The individual to whom a parking permit has been issued is responsible for any campus violations attributed to a vehicle displaying the parking permit, regardless of who is operating same. Parking permits are not transferable.
- Parking permits may be obtained at the Campus Safety office when school is in session.
- Temporary and Visitor Parking Permits may be obtained at the Campus Safety, Office, Safety Communications Room in Spellman Hall, or at the Main Entrance Safety Kiosk.
- No Iona University Parking Permit: $20
- Handicapped Area – No Permit: $25
- Double Parking: $25
- Tow-Away Zone: $25
- Faculty / Staff Space – No Permit: $20
- All Other Prohibited Areas: $20
- Passed Stop Sign: $20
- One Way Street Violation: $20
- Other Violations: $20
Subsequent violations may result in the suspension of an Iona parking permit for a period of 30 days. Operation of a vehicle in a dangerous or reckless manner on campus will result in the revocation of the vehicle parking permit.
Students must pay all outstanding parking fines in order to register for classes, request transcripts, or be eligible to graduate. You are required to provide your school ID card and a copy of your vehicle registration (from DMV) in order to obtain your parking permit.
The following procedures are hereby established for the removal of illegally parked vehicles from the Iona University campus. These procedures have been adopted by Iona University to safeguard members of the Iona Community.
These procedures will be applied uniformly to all vehicles on the Iona University campus on a 24-hour basis.
- Vehicles parked on the Iona University Campus in a hazardous location (i.e. fire lane, tow-away zone, yellow-marked curbing, obstructing a driveway, roadway or parking area) will be subject to immediate removal.
- All inquiries by owners and/or operators of towed vehicles may be made at the Campus Safety Office or Communications Room. The owner and/or operator may claim their towed vehicle by paying the established tow and storage charges directly to the contracted tow service.
- Authorization for all tows will be made at the direction of the Director of Campus Safety or duly authorized representative.
- An Iona University Campus Safety Incident Report will be filed for each vehicle towed from the Iona University campus.
The following procedures are established by Iona University to temporarily disable any vehicle by securing a booting device; if the vehicle is parked on campus and is a persistent violator’s vehicle or parked in violation of the Iona University towing policy.
Persistent Violator’s Vehicle
- Upon observing a vehicle that is listed on the current list of vehicles with four (4) or more outstanding parking summonses and no parking permit, the Safety Officer will notify the tour supervisor.
- The Supervisor will check the computer in an attempt to verify that the outstanding tickets have not been paid since the establishment of the list or notify the Director of Campus Safety.
- If a vehicle is parked in violation of the established Iona University towing policy the Safety Officer should immediately notify the tour supervisor and request the vehicle be towed.
- In a case where a tow truck is either unavailable or unable to safely remove the illegally parked vehicle, then the vehicle should be booted.
- The Safety Officer will place a booting device on the front driver’s side wheel and complete a “Booting Notification Form” which will be placed on the front windshield. Information will include the date and time, vehicle type, license number and location of the incident.
- The established fee for removal of the booting device is $15. A receipt will be given for this payment and the releasing officer will also include the name of the owner/operator of the vehicle, as well as the student ID number, if an Iona University student.
- If an Iona University student does not have cash to pay for the boot removal fee, the Safety Officer will ascertain the student's name and student ID number, and Campus Safety will have the fee charged to the student’s account with Student Financial Services. The booting device will then be removed from the vehicle. Iona University does not want to unnecessarily inconvenience a student by denying access to their vehicle.
- An Iona University Incident Report will be filed for each booting incident detailing the circumstances of the booting. This should include the reason for the vehicle being booted and to whom the vehicle was released.