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Parking Regulations

  • A. Visitors are defined as one-time or infrequent campus guests such as prospective students, visitors to the mansion, and non-Belmont persons invited to attend events or visit campus.

 Anyone regularly accessing Belmont’s campus for purposes of education or business is expected to obtain a Belmont Parking sticker and to park their vehicle in the appropriate designated area. Students, faculty,  staff, contractors, service vehicles, and independent contractors are generally not considered visitors and are subject to being cited.    

 Visitors should obtain a parking pass from their host department or office to be displayed on their dash.


  • B. Visitor parking is provided in the following locations:
    • Fidelity Hall south and west sides
    • Freeman, Barbara Massey, and Massey Business Center north side
    • Baskin Center Garage Level P1 (5 spaces)
    • Curb Garage Level 6 (25 spaces)
    • North Garage Level P1 (All Spaces on the McWhorter side)

All of these spaces are exclusively for guests’ use. These spaces will be closely monitored by Campus Security for enforcement and efficiency. With the availability of these spaces, the Office of Campus Security  will no longer be taking requests to reserve isolated guest parking spaces.

       Email parking@belmont.edu for questions

  • C. Surface parking lots west of 15th Ave S, other than visitor parking areas, are reserved for commuter students, faculty and Staff from 7am to 8pm.

  Vehicles with B, E, F and M decals may park on surface lots from 8:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., except the spaces adjacent to Soccer Field Drive. Vehicles with B, E, F, and M permits that remain on surface lots after 7:00 am are     subject to ticketing or towing,

  Resident Students must park in the appropriate garage or apartment area, not on surface lots. Belmont Commons Students, however, may also park in the Delmar Avenue surface lot.

  Faculty, staff, students, and visitors may use the 12th Ave. lot and the lot at the Campus Security Operations Center as overflow parking areas.

  Faculty, staff, students, and visitors may use the lot behind BHBC as an overflow parking area.

  • D. Handicapped-parking spaces are available at various locations on campus.  Faculty & Staff with a valid state issued handicap placard or license plate may park in any on campus handicap space, except those handicap spaces in the Fidelity lot. Vehicles parked in handicapped spaces must properly display a state-issued placard or license plate as well as a Belmont parking permit or visitor parking placard. Vehicles that do not have the proper state-issued placard or license plate are subject to being cited and immediate tow.

  Handicapped-driver vehicles are exempt from the prohibition of backing into a parking space; the exception is that no one is allowed to back into any angled parking space in any surface lot or in the parking garages.

  • E. Temporary accommodations may be made for persons who do not qualify for state-issued handicap placards but who may need a temporary accommodation due to a mobility impairment such as being on crutches. Persons with temporary mobility impairments should contact either the office of Human Resources (faculty and staff) or Disability Services (students). Human Resources and Disability Services will the work with OCS to assess parking options.
  • F. Other Temporary Reserved Spaces. Some parking spaces on campus may be reserved for special uses. These spaces will be marked with the use of signage, orange cones, and/or yellow tape. Vehicles parked in these spots without permission are subject to towing without warning.  
  • The parking garage beside the Curb Event Center is dedicated to parking for faculty, staff, commuter students, auxiliary services, alumni, and visitors. It may be necessary to empty all or portions of the Curb Event Center Garage on weeknights, weekends and holiday breaks for certain events. Vehicles that are not moved at assigned times are subject to a $100 fine plus being towed at the owner’s expense.
  • G. Loading / Unloading vehicles. Persons loading and unloading instruments and equipment and leaving their vehicle in the street momentarily must notify the Office of Campus Security in advance to advise where the loading will take place and how long it will take. Merely putting on a vehicle’s flashers does not provide a defense against being cited. Loading / Unloading should be accomplished as quickly as possible so that the street may be cleared. Vehicles deemed loading and unloading for an unreasonable amount of time will be ticketed and/or towed.


  • H. Motorcycles, mopeds, and scooters must park in designated motorcycle parking spaces only, not in motor vehicle or bicycle parking spaces, on lawns, sidewalks, or other inappropriate places.
  • Exceptions are the lot at the Security Operations Center on 12th Ave. and the lot behind Troutt Theatre / McAfee Concert Hall where no specific motorcycle parking has been designated. In those lots, motorcycles must park in regular vehicle spaces
  • All federal, state and local laws apply to motorcycles, mopeds and scooters operated on campus.  This includes helmet laws, operating vehicles within traffic lanes, etc.
  • I. Residential Students should park in their designated on-campus parking areas rather than in the neighborhoods surrounding campus as part of our commitment to being good neighbors to the community around us. 
  • Designated parking locations for residential students can be found on the “Registration of Vehicles” Section. Please ensure you are familiar with any parking restrictions to avoid being cited and fined.
  • Students who live elsewhere and are visiting residents of the Hillview area and Belmont Commons and other visitors such as family and non-student friends, should park on the campus surface lots or in the Curb Event Center parking garage. 
  • Residential students assigned to garages can use overflow parking areas in the 12th Ave lot, at the Campus Security Operations Center, and behind BHBC if they come to or return to campus in the middle of the day and there are no available spaces in their designated garage.


  • J. General Parking Regulations
  • Vehicles may not park on lawns, in fire lanes, or in any area not marked as a parking space. The inner circle of campus is a No Parking Zone and may not be used for parking.

  • Vehicles parked in authorized lots must be parked within the parking stripes and headed into the space. Backing into spaces is not permitted.

  • Parking is not permitted on sidewalks, crosswalks, or in such a manner as to block traffic.

  • Double parking is not permitted.

  • Parking in the direction opposing traffic and backing into spaces are a safety hazards and are not permitted.

  • Utility trailers, boat trailers, storage units, or other wheeled vehicles of large size require the approval of Campus Security to be parked on campus. 

  • Passenger vehicles may not be used as storage units on campus.