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Driving & Parking on Campus

All New Hampshire driving laws and rules must be followed while driving on university properties. The speed limit on all campus roadways and in all parking lots is not to exceed 15 mph.

No off-road motorcycles and snowmobiles etc. are allowed on any university property unless approved by the Director of Public Safety. Operating a motor vehicle on any campus land other than designated paved roadways and lots will result in the issuance of a violation for reckless operation of a motor vehicle.

No Driving or Parking is allowed in/on:

  • Bus Stops
  • No Parking Zones
  • Walkways and Landscape
  • Chained, roped off or barricaded areas
  • Fire Lanes
  • Obstructing Fire Hydrants
  • In front of trash dumpsters

The registrant of the vehicle will be held responsible for parking and traffic violations in which his/her vehicle is involved, regardless of who is operating the vehicle at the time of the violation.  It is, therefore, the responsibility of the registrant to advise all those who operate his/her vehicle on campus property of all University regulations.


Legitimate parking spaces are paved and lined on both sides. The responsibility of finding a legal parking space rests with the motor vehicle operator. Any vehicle that is improperly parked is subject to towing at the owner’s expense.

Student parking in the fire lanes is allowed only at the beginning and end of each semester to accommodate moving, (10-15 minutes max). Students must call Public Safety to receive permission, give vehicle information and leave a contact number should the vehicle need to be moved.

Southern New Hampshire University, its employees or agents are not responsible for damage done to, or theft of or from, motor vehicles while on University property. Vehicles and property cannot be guaranteed protection against loss of any kind. Owners should take all precautions necessary to protect their vehicles and their contents. Always lock all vehicle doors and store valuables in the trunk.

Visitor Parking

Visitors can park on campus in the lot marked 'C'. Please reference our Parking Lot Designations Map for more details.