Southwestern offers several parking locations and plans designed to meet the needs of students. The following information provides information on parking registration procedures, permit plans, parking locations, and rules and regulations governing parking use. For additional parking information, please contact the Administrative Services Office.
Students are required to apply for parking each semester. The parking registration process, which should be completed prior to the start of the semester, includes completing a registration form as well as identifying carpooling and handicap parking needs.
Entering Students should contact the Admissions Office with any questions about accessing the portal.
Students should utilize the following procedure when applying for a parking permit to insure prompt processing of the registration form:
- Provide all requested information including student identification number. This information is used to track the parking permit application
- Select permit plan.
- Provide information for primary vehicle. Complete secondary vehicle information only if registering another vehicle. There is an additional $25 registration fee for a second vehicle.
- Provide name of carpool partner and their vehicle information. There is an additional $25 registration fee. Carpoolers must park in designated carpool spaces only.
- Handicapped parking spaces are available in both the Bullocks Wilshire and Westmoreland building parking lots. Disabled parking is provided to individuals who possess a current California DMV temporary or long-term handicapped placard.
- Missing or illegible information will delay the processing of the registration form and use of parking facilities.
The permit parking is programmed onto the student identification card after the parking registration form has been processed. Parking permit decals may then be picked up from the Administrative Services Office.
2014-15 student commuter parking fees include the 10% Los Angeles Parking Occupancy Tax and are provided in the table below. Permit prices are calculated on the amount of space required for the vehicle. There is no difference in fees between gas, hybrid or electric cars, and the annual parking fee for motorcycles is half the rate for cars.
Parking fees for the academic year are as follows (fees are subject to change):
|SCALE® I||$145 / Period 1|
|$160 / Period 2|
|$160 / Period 3|
|$138 / Period 4
|SCALE II||$138 / Period 5
|$138 / Period 6
|$138 / Period 7
|$138 / Period 8
Evening permits allow students to park beginning at 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Additionally, the evening permit allows students to enter the lot on one designated day of the week before 4:00 p.m. if they have an early class on that day. To pre-designate the day of the week after purchasing evening parking on WebAdvisor, students should go to the Administrative Services Office in W100 to have the specific day assigned to their account. If an evening student wants to enter the lot prior to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, more than one day a week, they must purchase day student parking.
All registered vehicles must have a current parking permit properly displayed inside the driver's side of the window. The entire permit must be clearly visible from the outside of the vehicle. Failure to properly display the parking permit will result in vehicle ticketing and/or towing at the owner's expense. A $25 replacement fee will be charged for a lost or damaged permit and $50 for identification card.
Compliance with parking and traffic regulations is essential to the daily and safe operation of Southwestern's parking facilities. The entrance to campus parking is regularly monitored by Campus Security. Compliance with parking regulations and permit usage are enforced by Campus Security.
Parking Violation Notices
Tickets will be issued to owners who do not comply with the safe and proper usage of parking facilities. Violations or abuse of the parking permit or parking facilities may result in a parking violation notice, revocation of parking privileges, forfeiture of the parking fee, denial of permit renewal, and/or disciplinary action. Parking violation fines are as follows.
Note: Fines are subject to change.
|Unauthorized parking in handicap space||$100|
|Parking in fire lane||$100|
|Permit not registered to vehicle||$50|
|Reckless driving or unsafe use of parking facilities||$100|
|Parking in no parking zone, red zone, non-designated area, visitor or carpool space, or two or more spaces||$25|
|Misuse of carpool parking permit||$25|
|Blocking driveway or sidewalk||$50|
|Invalid or improper permit display||$25|
Violation payments are payable by check and must be submitted to the Parking Department within 14 days of the date issued. Violations received after 14 days will be assessed an additional $10 penalty. Violations fines received after 30 days will be assessed a penalty doubling the original fine. Fines which have not been received after 30 days will automatically charged to the student's account.
Overnight parking permits may be purchased from the Administrative Services Office in W100. There is an additional fee of $11 for one night or a monthly fee of $45. Those wishing to park overnight will be assigned to a designated parking area and will be required to sign a liability contract.
Residential and Electric Vehicle Parking
Students residing in The Residences at 7th or those who are interested in parking their electric vehicle may apply for a parking permit in the Residences structure by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. A limited number of charging stations and parking permits are available for electric cars in The Residences at 7th parking structure.
Southwestern shall not be held responsible for the loss of or damage to the vehicle, its accessories or contents, resulting from theft, fire, vandalism, collision or any other cause.