All students, faculty, and staff must comply with the regulations governing motor vehicles and bicycles set forth by the University. Such agreement is implied by the actual operation of a vehicle on the Hardin-Simmons University property. While the University will make every effort to protect vehicles on its property, the University (nor its officers or employees) cannot assume any responsibility for the care or protection of any vehicle or its content.
All motor vehicles, motorcycles and bicycles operated or parked on HSU property by any University employee, contract employee (ABM or ARAMARK), or currently enrolled student must be registered with the HSU Police Department and must properly display a valid permit on said vehicle.
University employees and students will be allowed a grace period of five business days in which to register their vehicle or bicycle beginning with the first day of class of each semester (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II). Any citation issued after the expiration of the fifth day will not be subject to dismissal.
Any motorized vehicle or bicycle that is operated on campus, must display a valid permit. Should the need arise in which a student or employee is required to operate a replacement, loaned, or leased vehicle on campus a temporary permit (free of charge) must be obtained for said vehicle within 24 hours. A first citation issued to any unregistered vehicle defined herein will be dismissed and considered a warning citation. Any subsequent citation issued to the same vehicle 24 hours or more after the first citation will not be subject to dismissal. The student/employee may use their hanging decal in any vehicle they operate on HSU property.
Visitors are defined as guests and other individuals visiting the campus on University business attending public functions, visiting the University library, attending sporting events, etc. Faculty, staff, students, their family members and friends, or other students who use a vehicle that has not been registered at HSU are not considered visitors. Other complimentary faculty, staff or students regularly assigned to work at HSU are not visitors. Guests who use the registered vehicle of a student, staff or faculty member are subject to the same parking limitations as the registrant and must park according to the decal. ACU, McM, Patty Hanks School of Nursing, Abilene and Cooper High School and Cisco Junior College students are not considered visitors while taking classes.
Attention: Student dependents of current HSU faculty and staff are not authorized to use faculty/staff parking spaces while attending class or while working at HSU. If a student is using his or her parent’s vehicle that has been issued a faculty/staff permit, he or she must park in his or her respective designated area (commuter or resident parking).
- Parking decals must be properly displayed. Place hanging decals on the rearview mirror facing forward. Taping or leaving the hanging decal on the dash or other areas of the vehicle are not allowed. Do not alter the hanging decal.
- All hanging decals will be numbered and are color coded for parking restrictions. Residents will receive purple hanging decals and Commuters will receive gold hanging decals.
- Monday through Friday, 7:30 am- 5:00 pm, Residents are allowed to park in all Resident Hall parking lots and in the open lots. Open lots are defined on the map with the color tan. These parking lots are also defined with signs designating the decals allowed in those parking lots
- Additional parking is available in the “Open Parking Lots”. These include: Baseball parking lot, Cowboy Band Hall, Intermural Field, Simmons Parking Lot, Skiles Parking Lot, and Dyess Welcome Center parking lot.
- Open parking is available to students, faculty, and staff on weekends and after 5:00pm until 7:30am on weekdays. No parking is allowed in red zones, handicap, President, Vice Presidents, Dean, Resident Hall Directors, or Reserved or Rental spaces at any time.
- Students residing off campus (commuters) will receive a gold hanging decal and may park in any parking spaces marked “commuter”, “com/vis”, where signs indicate gold decals, or any of the open parking lots listed above.
- Adjunct decals: Grad students, from all Universities, will receive a Commuter hanging decal and will adhere to the parking regulations of commuter parking. Visiting Professors that teach a class at HSU will receive a Commuter hanger and will be required to park in commuter parking during business hours.
- Motorcycle and bicycle decals are required. Bicycles will be identified by the serial number located on the underside of the bike between the pedals. Bicycles are required to be parked in the bicycle racks provided. Motorcycles may park in commuter spaces and spaces marked “Motorcycle”.
- The first hanging decal and first bicycle decal are free to all students. Any additional decal will be at the cost of $5.00 each.
- Registration decals from McM, ACU, Abilene and Cooper HIgh School, HSU and Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing are honored at all schools. Parking regulations will differ on each campus. Students are therefore advised to check with campus police to clarify issues regarding parking & vehicle regulations on each campus.
- Proper Display of Decal
- Students, faculty, and staff must display their hanging decal from the rearview mirror of their vehicle, facing out.
- The hanging decal must be displayed within 24 hours of receiving it.
- Lost, stolen, or unreadable hanging decals must be replaced. Replacement cost is $5.00.
- If decals are not displayed properly, the student will be subject to a traffic citation and decal replacement cost if necessary.
- In case of a citation, the student that corresponds to the hanging decal will be charged, even if the hanging decal is on a different vehicle.
- Lost or stolen hanging decals must be reported to the HSU Police Dept. within 24 hours. If not reported and citations that correspond with the hanging decal will be the responsibility of the student.