By Molly Igoe
Although some parking spaces have been temporarily eliminated due to the construction of the new dorm building near the Western Shore dorms, there are still plenty of other parking spots available elsewhere on campus.
Public Safety has a map of parking spots for students on the Washington College website, which makes it clear what spots can be used during class hours by faculty and staff, highlighted in yellow, and what is specifically designated for students, highlighted in blue.
Student parking is available in the area that covers Reid Hall, Minta Martin Hall, Queen Annes’s House, and Caroline House. There is parking behind the Western Shore dorms, and beside Talbot, Cecil, and Dorchester houses.
Director of Public Safety Jerry Roderick said, “There seems to be enough parking for everyone. I actually just checked the parking lot behind the Western Shore dorms and there were empty parking spaces available.”
Roderick wants students to remember that the $70 expense of registering a vehicle for one academic year may seem like a lot, but it is significantly less than other colleges and universities, and having an unregistered car can add up to a costly amount in fines. Parking fines range anywhere from $35 to $100 depending on the offense.
Roderick said, “We have not received any complaints yet from students, but the biggest problem that we dealt with last year and continue to see this year are students who park in faculty and staff spaces during class hours and students who have cars and live off-campus who do not register their car.”
Faculty parking is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays, but students are welcome to park in faculty spots on weekends or anytime before 8 a.m. or after 3 p.m.
The campus map that highlights student and faculty parking is available at the following link: http://www.washcoll.edu/live/files/711-parkingmap01pdf