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Construction of a new Wellness Center, addition of the new Sheehan Hall, and the reconfiguration of the front access road have altered parking and traffic flow around the Worcester State University campus. As our campus renewal continues, available on-campus parking may fluctuate. Below is information about our parking procedures and where you should park when you arrive.
When you are driving and parking on the Worcester State University campus, you should always show consideration for pedestrians, who have the right-of-way, and be aware of persons with disabilities. You must abide by WSU traffic and parking policies while on campus.
Speed limits for all vehicles are:
Our parking lot designations are as follows and can be viewed on the campus map:A - DowdenB - WasyleanC - Parking GarageD - May Street LotF LotG LotH – Sullivan (contains visitor spots)K - AdministrationL - Student CenterO - Wellness Center (Gym Lot)P - Front RoadwayQ - Chandler Street Lot (formerly Temple Lot)R - 140 Goddard Memorial Drive (across from the T.J.Maxx Distribution Center)
Loading and unloading zones are designated near each building. University Police is aware that many faculty need an unloading area as the semester begins and will accommodate that need.
WSU strictly enforces parking policies and assumes no responsibility for damage to any vehicle or its contents.
Report all motor vehicle accidents on campus to University Police at 508-929-8911 or at Wasylean Hall, Office 102.
Temporary Changes to Lot OThrough the week of August 24, construction fencing will extend into Lot O. Parking in this lot will be reduced to 20 spaces.
Temporary Changes to Parking GarageThe parking garage will be unavailable from May 26 through July 31 to re-seal the surface.
If you are a commuter student, you will receive a C parking decal by mail or from the Parking & Transportation Office before the beginning of your first semester. If you have not received a decal by the start of classes, visit the Parking & Transportation Office located in Wasylean Hall room 102. Please bring your student ID with you.You can park in surface lots D, F, G, H, K, L, and O, floors 3-6 in the parking garage (Lot C), and the overflow Chandler Street Lot (Lot Q).
You must remove your vehicle from campus before 1 a.m. and are prohibited from parking on campus before 5 a.m., unless you have a valid overnight pass from University Police.
If you have been approved and have purchased a resident-student parking decal, you will be able to park either in the on-campus lots near the residence halls or our satellite parking lot at 140 Goddard Memorial Drive, which is across from a T.J.Maxx distribution center and near Worcester Airport. Shuttle service to and from campus will be provided 24/7, including holidays. There will be a police officer and cruiser on site at the satellite lot 24/7.
Resident students must display the following decals on their vehicles:
Resident students who have not received approval and purchased a decal are prohibited from parking on campus or in the Chandler Street Lot (Lot Q).
For additional information contact the Residence Life office.
Massachusetts law requires college and university students who operate motor vehicles in Massachusetts that are registered in another state or country, whether they live on campus or not, to register that vehicle with the Registry of Motor Vehicles annually using this form. This form also is available from the Parking and Transportation Office.
If you are an out-of-state student in this situation, you must do the following to comply with this law:
Once WSU receives your form from the WPD, the Parking and Transportation Office will issue your required decal, affix it to the uppermost center portion of your vehicle’s windshield. You will need to present your OneCard, valid vehicle registration, and proof of vehicle insurance in order to obtain a decal.The penalty for a non-resident student’s failure to comply with this law is a fine of up to $200.00.
If you receive a ticket for a parking violation from University Police, you may appeal it by following several steps. All appeals must be:
Appeal forms are available online and the Parking and Transportation Office in Wasylean Hall, Office 102.
Parking tickets can be paid to the Parking and Transportation Office by:
The WSU OneCard is not accepted for paying fines.Parking fines are regulated by Chapter 90, Section 20A 1/2 of the Massachusetts General Laws. You have 21 days from when a ticket is issued to either pay or appeal it. Failure to pay on time will result in additional fines and, potentially, the involvement of the state's Registry of Motor Vehicles. RMV actions could include prohibiting the vehicle’s registered owner from renewing their driver’s license and/or vehicle registration until all outstanding tickets are paid.When the Registry of Motor Vehicles becomes involved, a surcharge of $20.00 is added by the RMV for each violation. As long as a fine remains unpaid, the RMV will not allow the vehicle’s registered owner to renew their driver’s license and/or vehicle registration until all marked tickets at WSU are paid.