The college designates parking spots for students, visitors, handicapped drivers and staff.

Students, faculty and staff must register their vehicles with the Davidson College Police Department within 48 hours of arriving on campus and utilize the appropriate parking spots. Additional information is outlined in our parking rules.  View campus map.

Alert

Parking Lot Update: Closures and Changes

Ramsey and Greenhouse parking lots are closed.

Ramsey Lot (off Ridge Road by the intramural fields) will be closed during the construction of the new Athletic Facility.

Greenhouse Lot (also off Ridge Road, across from the former golf course) will be closed while it is expanded. The completion date will be later this fall and the reopening date will be posted when confirmed.

Baker Lot is Backup.

Baker Lot will be used to manage the overflow parking needs until Greenhouse Lot reopens.

If you are standing at the west end of the Baker Lot, along Baker Drive, you will see three sections (or bays) of parking.  All bays will have identifying signs posted at their entrances.

  • BAY 1:  The section nearest to Baker Sports Complex is designated for faculty and staff.
  • BAY 2:  The middle section is designated for on-campus residential students.
  • BAY 3:  The section closest to Concord Road is designated for commuter students and visitors (spaces marked with green lines).

Parking Areas

  • Regular student parking spaces are marked with white lines. Commuter parking spaces are marked with green lines.
  • Employee parking spaces are marked with yellow lines.
  • Visitor parking spaces are marked with red lines. Visitors should pick up a pass for extended visits.
  • Students may park in employee parking areas after hours, from 6 p.m.-5 a.m. weekdays and from 6 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Mondays (except Vail Commons, which is a 24 hour lot). 
  • Any student vehicle parked in an employee spot after 5 a.m. on weekdays will be towed at the owner's expense.
  • Students are not permitted to park in employee spaces during college holidays or breaks.
  • Visitor spaces are closed at all times to students, faculty and staff.
  • Baker Parking: Only students with a commuter permit will be allowed to park in Baker (Bay 3 within green lines).  They must move vehicles by 5pm on days of large campus events (example: days of home men's basketball).  Towing will be enforced.
  • Parking is prohibited in loading zones, fire lanes, dumpster areas and on campus grounds/grass.

Handicapped Parking

To park in handicapped parking spaces, a North Carolina handicapped license plate or a Davidson College-issued handicapped-parking permit must be displayed. Permits are available at no charge in the campus police office. Professional medical endorsement is required in order to receive a temporary handicapped permit from Public Safety.

Motorcycles

Motorcycles and like vehicles must be parked in regular vehicular parking spaces and must be registered with campus police within 48 hours of arriving on campus.

Loading/Unloading at Residence Halls

Parking around residence halls is restricted to loading and unloading on designated move-in/move-out days. Alert the campus police and obtain a special pass to avoid being ticketed or towed if unloading at other times than move-in and move-out.

Patterson Court Parking

Parking in the fire lane along Patterson Court is prohibited. To park briefly, get permission from the campus police office and you may not exceed 15 minutes parked.

Parking Violations

Towing

The college reserves the right to remove from campus any vehicle that is illegally parked, non-registered or parked in such a way as to constitute a hazard, impede traffic, block the operation of emergency equipment or interfere with services.

Vehicle owners are required to pay all costs involved in the removing, impounding, and storing of their vehicles, and the college is not responsible for damages to, loss of, or theft from towed vehicles.

If your vehicle gets towed, the towing service used is:

Archer's Wrecker Service
433 South Main Street, Davidson, N.C. 28036
704-892-9374

Ticketing

Any vehicle parked illegally on campus will receive a citation. Campus citation payments are processed through the college controller's office. (Note: A state-issued citation is separate from a campus citation and is recorded on your driving record and processed into the district court for disposition).

Appeals

Registered vehicles will get a citation notification by email.  Unregistered vehicles will have a citation placed on the window, Campus Police will not notify violators of a citation. Appeals must be made online within two weeks of receipt by logging in to your My Parking account.  All appeal decisions are final.

The following reasons are not valid reasons to appeal a citation:

  • Ignorance of parking rules/regulations
  • Late for class
  • Inclement weather
  • Inability to find a legal parking space

Vehicle Safety

The college is not responsible for the care and protection of vehicles parked on campus or their contents. Best safety practices include removing keys and valuables from the vehicle, securing items out of sight in the trunk, and locking it. Report any thefts to campus police immediately, by calling 911.