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Increased fines and updated regulations to student parking

The Office of Campus Safety has made several changes to Kenyon’s parking policy over the past months, including changes to when students can park in employee lots, additional 15-minute loading zones and increased fines for parking violations. 

Student Council on Monday announced that specified employee lots are available for student parking from 6:30 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. on weekdays, and from 6:30 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Monday. Before this announcement, students with registered vehicles were allowed to park overnight in these lots starting at 7:00 p.m. on weekdays. In previous years, students could park in faculty spots only between 5 p.m. and 2 a.m. regardless of the day.

Notable exceptions to permitted employee lots include Allen House (Acland St.), Farr Hall, Sparrow House and Woolam House. Gund Commons, which was previously available for student parking during weekends, is no longer available following Campus Safety’s transition to the building. Students are still not allowed to park in visitor or reserved parking spaces.

More 15-minute loading zones have also been added to parking lots around campus. Students using these loading zones must keep their car and hazard lights on. 

The changes to Kenyon’s parking policies are also accompanied by increased fines for offenses. Most notably, the fine for parking violations has doubled from $15 to $30. On Kenyon’s official parking website, Campus Safety offers further clarification on designated parking spaces around campus, as well as what constitutes parking violations. “We would always prefer to clarify parking rules versus writing a parking ticket,” the website states. Campus Safety declined to comment when contacted for an interview.

Campus Safety provides students with a guide to violations and fines and a table explaining the locations and times students can park on campus.


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