All automobiles and other motorized vehicles parked on campus grounds by students and employees of Morningside College must be registered with Campus Security. A vehicle registration sticker, which has been displayed properly, authorizes parking in the areas designated for the individual as outlined below. It does NOT guarantee a parking space.
See the Parking Poster for 2013-2014 for parking information, fines, and regulations for the year. Included in the Parking Poster is a campus map which includes buildings, landmarks, parking, handicap parking, and other information that may be useful while on campus.
A vehicle registration sticker can be obtained at the Campus Security Office and must be affixed, and visible, to the lower left-hand corner of the rear window of all vehicles parked anywhere on campus. Registration stickers for motorcycles should be affixed to the front fender. Parking registration fees for the academic year 2013-2014 will be $80 per vehicle.
Replacement of registration stickers will be issued at no cost if returned or proof of sticker destruction is provided. (Unaffixed registration permits that are lost or stolen will not be replaced unless a new registration fee is paid).
Additional permits may be purchased for other vehicles for $40 per vehicle.
Effective with the start of the Fall of 2013 semester, vehicles with Roadman, Student or Apartment parking permit stickers will not be allowed to park from 7am-5pm in the lot behind the Olsen Student Center. From 5pm-1am students with the aforementioned permits will be allowed to park there during that time. Student Government requested this change in parking policy for the Olsen Student Center Lot, and the Campus Parking Committee unanimously approved the change. The Campus Parking Committee includes three student representatives, three faculty members and two staff representatives.
Commuter students may park in any lots except the Apartment, Roadman, and Guest Parking Lots. The Grace and Olsen Student Center Parking lots are specifically allotted for commuter students along with Faculty and Staff.
If at any time, a student’s vehicle breaks down or a student switches a vehicle for a short period of time, they may obtain a temporary permit at no charge. This will allow them to park on campus without receiving a ticket. However, this permit must be displayed in the rearview mirror when the vehicle is parked. This permit should not be used to avoid purchasing a permit and will only be given for a specific amount of time.
Overnight parking is not permitted in the Olsen Student Center, Lincoln Center, Dairy Queen, and Guest Parking Lots between 1am and 7 a.m. Any vehicles parked in these locations are subject to tickets and/or being towed for snow removal during the winter.
All parking violation tickets are to be paid at the Business Office in Lewis Hall within one week of receiving the ticket. After this time period, the charges will be applied to the individual’s account and doubled. Unpaid fines will result in a hold being placed upon the individual’s transcripts and/or diploma and they may not be allowed to registered for classes.
No Permit $80
Parking sticker displayed improperly $25
Parking in restricted areas $25
Parking improperly (angle parking, not parking within parking space, double parked) $25
Handicap Parking $200
Forgery/Illegal transfer of sticker $50
Altered Permit $25
False Registration $50
Snow Removal $25
Restricted Parking/Reserved Parking $25
Parking on Grass $50
Overnight Parking $25
Fire Lane $50
All streets in Sioux City are under the jurisdiction of the City of Sioux City. Vehicle owners are expected to abide by parking regulations established by signage, curb markings or any other techniques used to assist traffic flow and safety.
For the safety of the college community, Morningside College reserves the right to tow any vehicle parked in such a way as to constitute a hazard, or impede regular traffic, or interfere with the making of essential repairs. Owners of impounded cars will be required to pay the towing service charges ($60 and up) directly to the off-campus towing company to release the vehicle. Morningside College assumes no responsibility for the owner’s vehicle or property in the case of towing.
An attempt to contact the owner of the vehicle will be made if time warrants.
Parking violations may be appealed to the Director or Assistant Director of Campus Security. If the student is not satisfied with the decision, they may appeal the ticket to the Parking Committee which will hear all grievances related to parking violations. This committee consists of students, staff members, and faculty members. Such a format allows for a fair process of determining accountability for all College community members. This Committee will meet on a regular basis, hearing all appeals that may have arisen since their prior meeting.
Appeals to the Parking Committee must be made in the Business Office in Lewis Hall with the Administrative Coordinator and must be done in writting.