Parking and Traffic Regulations




Introduction

The rules and regulations set forth here have been developed to control traffic and parking for all persons utilizing the parking areas at Brandeis University. Anyone operating a motor vehicle on property owned, operated or controlled by Brandeis University is subject to these regulations unless otherwise exempt by state and federal laws, except as otherwise provided herein.

The General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Rules and Regulations of the Registrar of Motor Vehicles shall apply to the university campus and other lands of the university. It is the responsibility of all persons utilizing the university parking facilities to be aware of these regulations and obey such regulations. The president and trustees of Brandeis University assume no responsibility for damages to any vehicle or contents by reason of theft, vandalism or any other cause.

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Article I. Authority to Regulate Traffic

Section 1: Privilege to Operate a Motor Vehicle on Campus
Permission to operate a motor vehicle on the grounds owned, operated or controlled by Brandeis University is a discretionary privilege bestowed by the Board of Trustees of the university. Such privilege may be denied, revoked, suspended or modified by the action of the trustees or by officers of the university authorized to take such action.

Section 2: Authority to Enforce Traffic Regulations
In accordance with this authority, it is the duty of the director of public safety and the designated employees of the public safety department to enforce the provisions of these rules and regulations, provided, that to expedite traffic or safeguard pedestrians in the event of fire or other emergency or special events, officers of the municipal or state police or fire department may direct or control traffic as conditions may require not withstanding the provisions of these rules and regulations.

Section 3: Authority to Post Traffic Signs
The director of public safety or his/her designee is authorized to place and maintain all official traffic and parking signs, signals, markings and safety zones required on the campus and other lands of the university, including the placement of temporary signs and markings as may be specifically required by emergencies or other special circumstances. Operators of vehicles used in and about the campus and other lands of the university shall conform to such signs, signals, markings and safety zones.

Section 4: Interference with Signs
Any person who willfully, intentionally and without right defaces or otherwise tampers with, removes, interferes with or destroys any traffic or parking regulating sign, light, signal or marking device lawfully erected or placed on the campus or other lands of the university shall be subject to prosecution under the applicable criminal statute of the commonwealth.

Section 5: Parking Regulation Changes
The director of public safety may at times during the year suspend, change or revise the normal operating parking regulations to meet the needs of the university community and its operating functions, i.e., concerts, VIP visits, Commencement, admissions open houses, etc. During such events, the university community will be notified of any parking changes and alternative-parking measures will be implemented for those parties who may be displaced from their designated parking areas.

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Article II. Operation of Vehicle

Section 1: Speed Limit
All vehicles will be operated at all times at a speed that is reasonable and proper. At no time will a speed on any campus roadway or other lands of the university in excess of 15 miles per hour be considered reasonable and proper except as otherwise posted and for vehicles engaged in emergency work. At no time shall a vehicle be operated within any campus parking area at a speed in excess of 5 miles per hour except as otherwise posted.

Section 2: Operating Condition of Vehicles
Motor vehicles parked on university property must be kept in such condition of mechanical repair that they can be removed at any time under their own power.

Section 3: University Buildings
Motorcycles, motor scooters or other motor vehicles may not be parked so as to cause undue noise or disturbance, or be parked so as to obstruct entrance and egress to and from any university building. No vehicle may be parked within the walks of a residence hall or on land not so appropriately designated or designed for motor-vehicle use, unless specifically authorized by the director of public safety or his/her designee. No vehicle shall at any time be put or left in any building except authorized vehicles, which shall be garaged in appropriate structures.

Section 4: Illegal Parking
No person shall allow or permit any vehicle registered in his/her name or under his/her control to stand or park in any street, highway, driveway, fire lane, parking lot or walk on campus or other land of the university in violation of these rules and regulations (except when in compliance with the direction of a police officer, traffic or parking sign or signal). The registered owner of the motor vehicle will be held responsible for all parking violations noted against the vehicle, and shall be held liable for all such violations in accordance with Article VIII of the Motor Vehicle Regulations.

Section 5: Registered Vehicles
Properly registered motor vehicles may be parked on campus only in a parking area, stall or space when bearing a valid decal, valid for that area and appropriately fixed to the vehicle. Use of other parking facilities except during hours designated or by special written authorization constitutes illegal parking. Parking of any vehicle within a building is prohibited.

Section 6: Unused or Abandoned Vehicles
Any vehicle found without a valid license plate or showing other signs of nonuse will be considered an abandoned vehicle and be removed from university property at the direction of the director of public safety or his/her designee. All expenses incurred in the removal of an abandoned vehicle will be the responsibility of the registered owner. The owner of any vehicle so removed shall also be subject to the penalties provided in Chapter 90, Section 22B, of the General Laws of the Commonwealth.

Section 7: Disabled Vehicles
It is the responsibility of the registered owner of any vehicle that is temporarily disabled on university property to contact the university police at (781) 736-5000 and report the location of the vehicle, description of the vehicle and when the vehicle will be repaired or removed. Vehicles may not be disabled on campus for a period longer than 24 hours. Vehicles violating this time frame may be towed at the owner's expense.

Section 8: Unauthorized Parking: University Office Park Lots and Certain Contiguous Streets, Private Lands or Ways
The university will enforce as a violation of the Motor Vehicle Regulations parking in the following locations:

  1. All university office park parking lots located between Sawyer Road and Angleside Drive.
  2. The following streets, private lands or ways contiguous to Brandeis University: Wheelock Terrace, Intervale Road, Wheelock Road, Westgate Road, Thornton Road, Sibley Road, Summit Avenue, Turner Street, Wetherbee Road, Hartwell Street, Harland Road, Sawyer Road, Cedarwood Avenue, Angleside Road, Cunningham Circle, Old South Street, Hamilton Road, Florence Road, Villa Street and Virginia Road. Anyone found in violation of this section is subject to the appropriate sanctions as outlined in Article VII.
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Article III. Registration

Section 1: Obligation to Register
Each student, faculty, staff member or visitor who operates or parks a motor vehicle or motorcycle on the property of Brandeis University must obtain a parking permit before each academic school year. All students who bring a motor vehicle to campus whether or not they operate it on campus must register that vehicle with the Parking and Traffic Office. See Article VI, Section 1.

Section 2: Registration Time Period
You may apply for a permit online. Permits are also available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the public safety office in Stoneman. During the first five business days of each semester registration period, the public safety office will be open for extended hours. These hours of operation may be obtained by calling (781) 736-4250.

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Article IV. Registration Procedures

Section I : Obligation to Register
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires all nonresident students operating a motor vehicle that remains in the Commonwealth for a period exceeding 30 days in the aggregate, during any period beginning Sept. 1 of any year and ending Aug. 31 of the following year to register the vehicle in the Commonwealth (display Massachusetts registration plates) or have affixed to the upper-center portion of the front windshield a special Commonwealth of Massachusetts nonresident permit.

Section 2: Where to Register
The public safety department, without additional charge, issues this permit along with the issuance of the Brandeis University parking permit.

Section 3: Insurance Requirements
The owner of the vehicle is required to maintain adequate insurance coverage and is cautioned that the minimum insurance coverage established by Massachusetts statute is not considered sufficient by most insurance companies and Registry of Motor Vehicle personnel. Failure to observe these regulations may result in substantial fines for the owner of the vehicle and/or the driver. 

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Article V. Types of Permits

Section 1: Faculty-Staff Permit
Any full-time employee of the university is eligible for this designation. Motor vehicles bearing such a permit are eligible to park in lots designated by a corresponding blue, yellow or purple Brandeis University sign. This permit allows the operator to park his/her motor vehicle in the designated color-coded parking lot from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. each day.

Faculty Staff parking lots that are 24 hour enforcement.

There are several parking lots that have 24 hour enforcement including nights, weekends and holidays.

Bernstein Marcus Lot all spaces are reserved

Athletic Staff Lot: vehicles must possess a yellow faculty staff permit or a gold permit and be a member of the Athletics Department.

Science Lots: vehicles must possess a science faculty staff permit or a gold permit.

Upper Science Lot: Parking in this area is by special parking pass issued by the parking office. In addition parking is allowed for those vehicles which bear a special medical pass issued by the parking office. The section of the parking lot designated for visitor parking, is for visitors to the University science complex. Visitors must stop at the main entrance or the parking office for a visitor parking pass.

Any vehicle found in violation of this policy will be subject to ticketing and towing at the owner's expense.

From 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. each weekday and all day Saturday and Sunday, vehicles bearing such a permit may park in any lot with the exception of I Lot, Science Lot, Bernstein Marcus Lot all resident lots (Foster Apt. South Residence and Charles River lots) or any other area designated as a 24-hour enforcement area. Refer to "Overnight Parking Regulations," Article V., Section 8.

Section 2: Commuter Student Permit
All nonresident students, whether part time or full time, are eligible for this permit. Motor vehicles bearing such a permit are eligible to park in their assigned parking area designated by the appropriate yellow Brandeis University sign. The cost of a commuter permit is $120 per year, billable to the student account. If the permit holder leaves the university, they may return the permit for a prorated refund.

Designated Parking Areas
Commuter Permit: Athletics and Theater Lot only
Commuter Permit: Chapels Lot only

This permit allows the operator to park his/her motor vehicle in the designated lot from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. From 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. each weekday and all day Saturday and Sunday, vehicles bearing such a permit may park in any lot with the exception of I Lot, Science Lot, Bernstein-Marcus Lot, all resident lots (Foster Apt. South Residence, and Charles River) or any other area designated as a 24-hour enforcement area. Refer to "Overnight Parking Regulations," Article V., Section 8.

Section 3: Resident Student Permit
All resident students enrolled as juniors and above are eligible for this permit. All vehicles bearing this permit are eligible to park 24 hours a day in their assigned area designated by the appropriate green Brandeis University sign. The cost of a resident permit is $250 per year, billable to the student account. If the permit holder leaves the university, they may return the permit for a prorated refund.

Designated Parking Area

Resident permit: Foster Residence Lot only
Resident Permit: South Residence Lot only
Resident Permit: Charles River Lot only

From 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. each weekday and all day Saturday and Sunday, vehicles bearing such a permit may park in any lot with the exception of I Lot, Science Lot, Bernstein-Marcus Lot, Epstein Lot, resident nonapproved lots or any other area designated as a 24-hour enforcement area. Refer to "Overnight Parking Regulations," Article V., Section 8.

Section 4: Service/Vendor Vehicle Permit
All vendors or outside contractors doing business with Brandeis University are eligible for such a permit. Motor vehicles bearing such a pass are eligible to park in all parking facilities on campus when in performance of their official business. Areas of exception are I Lot, Science Lot, Bernstein-Marcus Lot, Epstein Lot or areas designated as 24-hour enforcement areas unless the permit authorizes such parking access.

Section 5: Motorcycle/Moped Permit
All persons operating a motorcycle or moped on campus are eligible for this permit. Motorcycles or mopeds bearing such a permit are eligible to park in the assigned motorcycle/moped parking area from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. From 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. each weekday and all day Saturday and Sunday, vehicles bearing such a permit may park in any lot with the exception of I Lot, Science Lot. Bernstein-Marcus Lot, Epstein Lot, all resident lots (Foster Residence, South Residence, Charles River) or any other area designated as a 24-hour enforcement area. Refer to "Overnight Parking Regulations," Article V., Section 8. Motorcycle/moped parking in any other area on campus is strictly prohibited.

Section 6: Handicapped Permit
All community members with a temporary or permanent handicap are eligible for such a permit. The proper medical documentation should be presented to the director of public safety or his designee for approval before the appropriate permit can be issued. Motor vehicles bearing such a permit are eligible to park in all parking spaces designated by a blue-and-white handicapped sign unless restricted to a designated parking area by the permit. This permit allows the operator to park his/her motor vehicle in the designated parking spaces from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. From 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. each weekday and all day Saturday and Sunday, vehicles bearing such a permit may park in any lot with the exception of I Lot, Science Lot, Bernstein-Marcus Lot, Epstein Lot, all resident lots (Foster Residence, South Residence, Charles River) or any other area designated as a 24-hour enforcement area. Refer to "Overnight Parking Regulations," Article V., Section 8. Please be advised that Brandeis University handicapped permits are valid only in Brandeis University parking lots and not on other city or town streets or parking areas.

All community members that possess a state handicapped plate or placard must present a copy to the parking office to be placed on file. Vehicles bearing this plate or placard in conjunction with a valid Brandeis permit are eligible to park in all parking spaces designated by a blue-and-white handicapped sign.

> Click here for the disability resources on parking policies, listed under the "Public Safety" section.

Section 7: Visitor and Temporary Parking Permits
Temporary parking permits are required for all visitors and persons wishing to bring motor vehicles on campus for short intervals. Permits are available at the public safety office in Stoneman. From 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. each weekday and all day Saturday and Sunday, vehicles bearing such a permit may park in any lot with the exception of I Lot, Science Lot, Bernstein-Marcus Lot, Epstein Lot, all resident lots (Foster Residence, South Residence, Charles River) or any other area designated as a 24-hour enforcement area. The public safety department will designate the appropriate parking area to be used. There is a $1 daily fee to park in the Theater, Athletic and Charles River lots and a $2 fee for all other lots.

Section 8: Overnight Parking Permit
Persons wishing to park a motor vehicle on campus overnight must register with the public safety office in Stoneman. Overnight parking is defined as parking for any period of time between 2 and 7 a.m. Overnight parking is prohibited on the campus unless the vehicle bears a valid overnight parking permit. Vehicles bearing such a permit may park in their assigned lot with the exception of any parking lot designated as a 24-hour enforcement area. The public safety department will designate the appropriate overnight parking area to be used. 

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Article VI. Out-of-State Student Registration

Section I : Obligation to Register
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires all nonresident students operating a motor vehicle that remains in the Commonwealth for a period exceeding 30 days in the aggregate, during any period beginning Sept. 1 of any year and ending Aug. 31 of the following year to register the vehicle in the Commonwealth (display Massachusetts registration plates) or have affixed to the upper-center portion of the front windshield a special Commonwealth of Massachusetts nonresident permit.

Section 2: Where to Register
The public safety department, without additional charge, issues this permit along with the issuance of the Brandeis University parking permit.

Section 3: Insurance Requirements
The owner of the vehicle is required to maintain adequate insurance coverage and is cautioned that the minimum insurance coverage established by Massachusetts statute is not considered sufficient by most insurance companies and Registry of Motor Vehicle personnel. Failure to observe these regulations may result in substantial fines for the owner of the vehicle and/or the driver. 

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Article VII. Violations

Section 1: Authority to Regulate Parking Fines
The Board of Trustees of the university and/or their designated representative will establish the following motor vehicle violations and fines as well as the efforts in enforcing such violations and the collection of all fines.

Section 2: Parking Violations
Any of the following parking manners shall constitute illegal parking and subject the offender to the following penalties:

Group A  
Violation Fine
Obstructing a fire lane, fire exit or fire hydrant $50
Violation of snow-emergency policy $25
Unauthorized parking in a handicapped area $50
Obstructing a building entrance/exit $25
Blocking a) stairway, b) ramp, c) gate, d) loading zone, e) driveway, f) dumpster or g) crosswalk $25
Unauthorized overnight parking $25
   
Group B  
Violation Fine
Blocking other vehicles or traffic $25
Parking on an access lane $20
Double parking $20
Failure to register $25
Community parking ban $15
   
Group C  
Violation Fine
Excessive speed $25
Driving to endanger, improper operation $25
Operating vehicle in violation of a posted one-way $20
Failure to make a full stop at a stop sign or traffic-control signal $20
Failure to stop for a university police officer $20
Removing, tampering with, changing, mutilating or destroying any traffic-control sign, signal, barricade, university marker, traffic citation or vehicle permit $50
Driving or parking on lands not meant for vehicular use $25
Leaving the scene of an accident $25
   
Group D  
Violation Fine
Parking in a controlled area without displaying a proper permit $20
No parking $20
Taking up more than one legal parking space $15
Violating of tow/immobilization notice $15

Section 3: Registration Violations
The following offenses subject the offender to a summons before the University's Parking Appeals Board and imposition of fines indicated, and/or loss of campus parking privileges for a period of time to be determined by the board:

Violation Fine
Falsification of university vehicle registration information $100
Using fictitious, falsely made or altered university vehicle registration decal or permit $100
Loaning a registered motor vehicle to an individual who is not eligible to operate a motor vehicle $100
Operation of a motor vehicle by an individual not eligible to operate a motor vehicle $100

Section 4: Other Violations
Anyone operating a motor vehicle on property under the control of the university and in violation of Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 90, the Rules and Regulations of the Registrar of Motor Vehicles and/or the Rules and Regulations of Brandeis University shall be subject to immediate summons to the appropriate jurisdictional court and/or the Parking Appeals Committee. 

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Article VIII. Payment of Fines

Section 1: Payment of Fines
All fines are payable to Brandeis University within thirty (30) calendar days after the date of violations. Payment may be made by MAIL, PERSONALLY, or by an AUTHORIZED PERSON. Payments may be made in person at the Public Safety Office or by mailing a check, money order or postal note to Brandeis University, Public Safety Department, MS 066, Waltham, MA 02454.

Section 2: Purpose of Fines
All fines and penalties collected by Brandeis University are deposited in the university's general fund and redistributed by the university to defray the cost incurred in the daily operation of the institution.

Section 3: Failure to Pay Fines
Failure to pay fines within the 3) calendar days' notice will result in additional fee, being added to the original violation. Nonpayment of registrant's outstanding tickets will result in the immediate suspension of parking privileges and may result in complaints being issued against the registered owner and operator of the vehicle through the Student Judicial Board, Office of Human Resources or Waltham District Court. Students with outstanding parking fines will have their outstanding balances automatically forwarded to the student account office for collection. Any additional late charges will likewise be assessed.

Section 4: Penalty for Three or More Violations
Whenever there are three or more unpaid violations issued to a motor vehicle, the vehicle in question can be removed and stored or otherwise immobilized by a mechanical device at the expense of the registered owner until such time as the matter has been disposed of. 

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Article IX. Appeals Procedure

Section 1: Right of Appeal
Any person receiving a traffic violation citation while parking a motor vehicle at Brandeis University has the right to appeal the citation by filing an appeal through the University Parking Appeals Board in Stoneman. Appeals may be submitted using the online form.

Section 2
All appeals for hearings must be made within 10 business days after the receipt of the violation and/or notice.

Section 3
The traffic clerk of the public safety department will post the date, time and place of the next appeal hearing at the Parking and Traffic Office in Stoneman. The decision of the Parking Appeal Committee will be sent by U.S. mail or university mail, if the person is affiliated with the university postal system.

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Article X. Appeals Committee

Section 1: Authority of Parking Appeals Committee
In accordance with the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 90, Section 20A (Acts of 1981-Chapter 746), the Board of Trustees of the university and/or their designated representative will appoint a Parking Appeals Committee to hear all persons appealing traffic violation citations. The members of the committee may not be a police officer or be affiliated with the public safety department and must be a representative of the university community.

Section 2: Parking Appeals Committee Members
The Parking Appeals Committee is composed of the following members:

  • One faculty representative selected by the Faculty Senate
  • The assistant vice president for human resources or his/her designee
  • One undergraduate student representative, selected by the Undergraduate Student Senate
  • One graduate student representative selected by the Graduate Student Senate
  • One university employee selected by the vice president for campus operations

The director of public safety or his/her designee serves in an ex officio capacity on the committee. A chairperson is elected annually by the committee from its membership.

Section 3: Length of Service
The persons selected shall serve as the Parking Appeals Committee members for a period of time so noted by the Board of Trustees of the university and/or their designated representative.

Section 4: Duties of Parking Appeals Committee
The Parking Appeals Committee will hear all formal appeals in accordance with Article IX. The appeal hearing will be informal and the rules of evidence will not apply. Decisions on all appeals may be made as long as three of the five Appeals Committee members are present. The decision of the Parking Appeals Committee is final, subject to judicial review as provided by Section 14, Chapter 30A, of the Massachusetts General Laws.

Section 5: Schedule of Meetings
The Parking Appeals Committee will meet on a monthly basis during the academic year with sufficient regularity to ensure a timely decision.

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Article XI. Towing Policy

Section 1: Authority to Tow or Immobilize
Motor vehicles found in violation of the provisions of Article VII, violations, Sections I through 4 inclusive, except those specifically exempted by law, shall be immobilized or removed from the campus or other lands of the university under the direction of the director of public safety or his/her designee. The public safety department is authorized to tow or immobilize any motor vehicle violating any of the parking violations listed under Article VII, Sections 1 through 4 inclusive.

Section 2: Notice of Tow-Away Zones
The public safety department will make reasonable attempts to define the area as a tow-away zone by installing, erecting and maintaining traffic signs so stating the area as such and making it visible to the approaching drivers.

Section 3: Reclaiming Towed or Immobilized Vehicles
The owner may reclaim vehicles towed or immobilized by payment of immobilization or towing and storage charges to the appropriate towing agency. A complete record of why and where the motor vehicle was towed is on record with the public safety department. The public safety department is authorized under Article I, Sections 2 and 3, to tow any motor vehicles violating any of the parking violations listed under Article VII, Sections 1 through 4 inclusive.

Section 4: Immobilization of Parking Violators
Vehicles with three or more outstanding parking violations will be subject to immobilization. Vehicles immobilized for nonpayment of parking fines will not be released until all outstanding fines are paid. The Department of Public Safety will send written notice to the registered owner of the vehicle prior to the vehicle being immobilized. Vehicles immobilized may be claimed at the public safety department office located in Stoneman.

Section 5: Towing Rates
All rates that charged by towing agencies for towing or immobilization services are set by the individual tow agency. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities stopped regulating these fees in 1995. A current listing of tow related charges are posted at the Parking and Traffic Office in Stoneman. 

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Article XII. Snow-Removal Policy

In order to facilitate the removal of snow from the parking areas and roadways of the university, parking is prohibited in accordance with the following schools status:

Section 1: University Closed: Snow Emergency Warning
When school has been canceled due to snow or reports of snow emergencies, all motor vehicles must be moved from all staff and commuter-student parking areas within one hour of the official closing of school. Persons with resident student permits or authorized overnight permits should park their motor vehicles in the appropriate parking area. When the snow has ceased, it is the responsibility of each person to contact the public safety department for instructions on where to move their vehicles. The public safety department will also attempt to notify all owners via loudspeaker announcements in the residence halls and signs posted in the main lobby of each residence hall. All vehicles not moved will be towed at the owner's expense.

Section 2: University Open: Snow Emergency Warning
When school is in session and a snow emergency has been declared, all motor vehicles must be moved from all staff and commuter-student parking areas within one hour of the official closing of school. Persons with resident student permits or authorized overnight permits shall park their motor vehicles in the appropriate parking area. When the snow has ceased, it is the responsibility of each person to contact the public safety department for instructions on where to move their vehicles. The public safety department will also attempt to notify all owners via loudspeaker announcements in the residence halls and signs posted in the main lobby of each residence hall. All vehicles not moved will be towed at the owner's expense. 

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Article XIII. General Definitions

Section 1: POLICE OFFICER
Any officer of the University Police or other officers authorized to direct or regulate traffic and/or parking or to make arrests for any criminal offense committed at Brandeis University or within the City of Waltham.

Section 2: STREET AND HIGHWAY
The entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained or when any part thereof is open to use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.

Section 2A: DRIVEWAY
The entire width of land to use of vehicles for passage yet not designated as a street or highway.

Section 3: ROADWAY
That portion of a street or highway between the regularly established curb line or that part exclusive of shoulders, improved and intended to be used for vehicular traffic on the Campus and other lands of the University.

Section 4: INTERSECTIONS

  • A) The area embraced within the prolongation or connection of the lateral curb lines, or, if two streets or highways which join one another at, right angles, or the area within which vehicles traveling upon different streets, highways joining at any other angle may come in conflict.
  • B) Where a street or highway includes tow roadways 30 feet or more apart, when every crossing of each roadway or such divided street or highway shall be regarded as a separate intersection. In the event of such intersecting street or highway also includes tow roadways 30 feet or more apart, then every crossing of two roadways of such streets or highways shall be regarded as a separate intersection.

Section 5: CROSSWALKS

  • A) That part of a roadway at an intersection included within the connections of the lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposite sides of the street or highway measured from the curbs, or in the absence of curbs from the edge of the traversable and/or designated roadway.
  • B) Any portion of a roadway at a intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other makings on the surface.

Section 6: SIDEWALKS

  • A) That portion of a street or highway between curb lines, or the lateral lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines, intended for the use of pedestrians.
  • B) That portion of land designated as a walkway either connecting buildings, other walks, or streets and highways.

Section 7: STAND
The temporary parking of a vehicle while occupied by a person other than while actually engaged in loading or unloading, or in obedience to an officer or traffic sign or signals, or while making emergency repairs, or if disabled, while arrangements are being made to move such vehicle.

Section 8: PARK OR PARKING
The standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading, or in obedience to an officer or traffic sign or signals, or while making emergency repairs, or if disabled, while arrangements are being made to move such vehicle.

Section 9: PARKING LOT
An area or areas of the campus or other land of the University set aside and clearly designated by authority of the Board of Trustees for the purpose of providing space for the parking of vehicles duly registered to park thereon.

Section 10: VEHICLE
Every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a driveway, street, or highway, except bicycles with a motor or driving wheel attached.

Section 11: CITATION
A notice, either a warning or a "ticket" upon which a police officer or parking control officer shall record an occurrence involving one or more traffic rule or regulation violations by the person cited.

Section 12: PARKING VIOLATION NOTICE
A citation (ticket) upon which a police officer or parking control officer shall record a violation of one or more parking rule or regulation violations by the person or vehicle cited.

Section 13: PARKING VIOLATION RECORD
A copy of the form written out for a parking violation on campus. The University Police Officer records all violations. Fines, if assessed, are payable to Brandeis University and by statute, are held by the University for use as a general fund.

Section 14: EMPLOYEE
All employees of the University: faculty, staff, administrative personnel, and all other persons similarly associated with the University, as well as employees of any governmental agency having offices on campus or other lands of the University and all persons hired under any grant or special appropriation of funds.

Section 15: STUDENT
Any person enrolled in one or more academic courses or programs offered by Brandeis University.

Section 16: VISITOR
Any person, other than an employee, campus resident, enrolled student, contractor (employed on a campus project), or commercial vendor (doing business on campus) who parks a vehicle on the campus or other land of the University and who is required to register his vehicle with the University Police.

Section 17: CAMPUS RESIDENT
A person regularly residing on the campus or other lands of the University.

Section 18: PARKING APPEALS COMMITTEE
All persons appointed by the Board of Trustees and/or their designated representative to hear all persons appealing traffic violation citations received while parking on campus. This person may not be a police officer or anyone affiliated with the Public Safety Department.

Section 19: BUSINESS DAYS
Any 24-hour period during which the University is open for business. This period does not include weekends, holidays or official closing due to weather or other circumstances.

Section 20: CALENDAR DAYS
Any 24-hour period between two (2) midnights.

Section 21: HOLIDAYS
Any 24-hour period recognized by the University as a holiday period. A list of the recognized holidays for the calendar year are posted by the Office of Human Resources.

Section 22: TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
Any officer of the Department of Public Safety authorized to direct or regulate traffic and/or parking on University property or on land or ways contiguous the campus

Section 23: FIRE LANE
An area used by emergency vehicles for emergency access to campus facilities, posted or not. This includes but is not limited to the interior of East Quad, North Quad, North Academic Quad, Rosenthal Quad, Massell Quad, Ziv Quad, Ridgewood Quad, Village Quad, and Foster Apartments.

Section 24: OTHER SPECIAL PROVISIONS
Where properly designated by an authorized sign, certain areas are designated for selected access only, including (but not inclusively) "Staff', "Service Vehicles'', "Doorways", "Official/State Vehicles Only" etc, (or similar wording if not exactly so worded). These areas are reserved 24 hours daily, seven days per week, in the absence of posted official notice to the contrary. Other "Staff" designated areas may be used by students when in actual attendance at the University on official University holidays. Such areas also open on Saturdays and Sundays, except when school is in session. Snow removal restrictions shall take precedence over all other rules and regulations.

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