All student vehicles must be registered with the Office of Student Development and must display a SMWC Student parking permit on their rear view mirror. Prior to receiving a permit and driving on campus, students are required to have a valid drivers license from the state in which they reside and carry liability insurance. The permit is free -- you only need to sumbit a completed vehicle registration form.
What if I buy a new car or my license plate changes? If you change vehicles, email the Student Development Office with the new information.
I have two different vehicles. Do I need to register both? Yes, you should register each car.
I am a commuter. Do I need to register my car? Yes, all students who drive and park on campus should register their vehicle.
Sometimes I will borrow a car from a family member or friend. Does it need to be registered? No, you can stop by the Le Fer Front Desk and get a temporary permit. The tag must be displayed on the dashboard, and you are expected to park in authorized student parking spaces.
Students may park in the large lot behind Hulman Hall and in the "curved" parallel parking on the drive leading from Le Fer Hall to the back lot behind the tennis courts and Hulman Hall. Students may also park in the following areas during specific times:
- On the Avenue, parked with the flow of traffic, passenger side by curb, between 7 a.m. and midnight
- In the small lot behind Le Fer from 6 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Thursday
- In the small lot behind Hulman from 6 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Thursday
On the weekends, students may park in staff/faculty parking (small lots behind Le Fer and Hulman). The weekend will “officially” begin at 6 p.m. on Friday and end at midnight on Sunday. During holidays normal parking regulations are in effect.
Students may not park in:
- Designated “Reserved for” spaces (i.e. handicap, visitors, President’s space, and award winners)
- Fire lanes
- Unmarked areas
Loading and Unloading Parking Areas
Students may park for no longer than 20 minutes near the rear or side doors of Guerin and Le Fer Halls to load/unload only. If the vehicle is left unattended, the hazard lights should be turned on and a note should be placed in the front window stating the reason why the car is parked in an inappropriate area and where the owner can be located.
The general speed limit on campus is 20 miles per hour, except where posted as less. Extra caution should be practiced near the Mari Hulman George School of Equine Studies. Motorcycles are prohibited on any of the Sisters of Providence grounds.
Repeated violation of these regulations may result in the possibility of loss of parking privileges. These campus regulations are in effect all year, including holidays and summer. No exceptions will be made.
Parking at Sister Universities
Parking privileges at sister universities (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Ivy Tech-Terre Haute) for SMWC students during the daytime are below:
Rose-Hulman–SMWC students visiting Rose-Hulman are allowed to park in the commuter student parking lot and the Moench lot east from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Ivy Tech-Terre Haute–SMWC students visiting Ivy Tech-Terre Haute are allowed to park in the general lot.
Indiana State University (ISU) requires SMWC students to park in visitor lots for a fee or use public street parking.