Parking and Traffic Regulations
Pfeiffer university is a pedestrian campus. Vehicle registration allows students, faculty and staff to park on the misenheimer campus. Commuting by vehicle on campus is not permitted. Commuter students may enter and exit campus to park. Any persons commuting by vehicle on campus may be issued a safety violation.
Pfeiffer university is a pedestrian campus. Vehicle registration allows students, faculty and staff to park on the misenheimer campus. Commuting by vehicle on campus is not permitted. Commuter students may enter and exit campus to park. Any persons commuting by vehicle on campus may be issued a safety violation.Vehicle Registration
All residential students, commuter students, faculty, staff and any other persons attending University classes must register their vehicles with the Misenheimer Police Department through FalCon.
- Parking decals for residential and commuter students are purchased at the beginning of every Fall semester, for each academic year. Parking decals are not required for summer sessions. If a permit is purchased during the academic year it is not prorated. The cost is $75.00.
- Requirements for vehicle registration are:
a. Vehicle registration certification,
b. Payment of registration cost:
- Students - $75.00 academic year
- Faculty/Staff - No charge
c. Know if you will be commuting, living on North Campus or South Campus
Note: There is no refund of vehicle registration fees for any reason.
- Student decals shall be displayed on the left side (driver’s side) of the rear bumper, or displayed on the lower left corner of the rear window. If a permit is not displayed properly the vehicle is not considered registered.
- Additional vehicles may be registered for $37.50 per vehicle, per semester. The fee for replacing a lost or stolen decal is $5.
- When multiple vehicles are registered only (1) one vehicle is allowed on campus at any given time.
- NO STORAGE TRAILERS or UTILITY TRAILERS ARE ALLOWED ON CAMPUS.
- No boats or recreational vehicles are allowed on campus.
Click on the link below and fill out the vehicle registrtion on Falconn:
Parking And Traffic Regulations
Common sense plays an important part when parking on campus. It would be impossible for Pfeiffer University to mark every area with signs that advise where you can and cannot park. Parking spaces are generally clearly marked by two parallel white lines; vehicles are to park between these lines. If the parking area is graveled or lines are not present drivers should park with consideration to others in an attempt to place as many vehicles in a lot as possible.
- North Carolina Motor Vehicle Laws will be enforced.
- The campus-wide speed limit is 15 miles per hour except where slower speed is essential for safety.
- There will be no parking in or on:
a. No parking zones
b. Loading/delivery zones
c. Fire zones
d. Sidewalks or walkways
e. Any 24-hour restricted lot or space, without proper authorizationf. Grass or grounds
g. “Handicapped Parking" spaces if the vehicle does not display a legitimate State "Handicapped" placard or a Pfeiffer University "Handicapped" permit (obtainable at the Police Department)
h. Any area designated as “No Parking" or "No Vehicle" area by signs or pavement markings
i. Any street or driveway (in case of emergency you must turn on your flashers and notify Campus Police)
- The following is not allowed on campus:
a. Using more than one parking space per vehicle
b. Parking too far from the curb
c. Obstructing an entrance to a building
d. Parking in front of a fire hydrant
- Ignorance of the law is no excuse for improper or illegal parking.
- Resident students that are placed on disciplinary probation may have their parking privileges taken away.
- Vehicles are not to be washed or serviced on campus.
- All vehicles must come to a complete stop at all stop signs located on campus.
- Pedestrians always have the right-of-way when crossing the street at intersections and crosswalks.
- Unnecessary noise from horns, mufflers and radios is strictly prohibited.
- Anyone found possessing a permit for which he/she is not entitled, or transferring a permit from one vehicle to another, may have his/her parking privileges revoked.
- Under no circumstance will there be pleasure riding on campus. Pfeiffer is a pedestrian campus and vehicles must remained parked unless vacating campus.
Temporary/Visitor parking permits are available without charge at the Office of Campus Safety and Police for guests, visitors, and others for whom permanent registration is inappropriate. Temporary/Visitor permits must be hung on the rearview mirror whenever the vehicle is parked on campus. The permit should be removed from the rearview mirror whenever the vehicle is in motion. These permits may be valid for up to one week. A visitor will be defined as any person who is not presently attending a class or function that meets regularly on campus. A visitor permit is not needed if a guest or visitor is staying on campus between 4:00 p.m. Friday and 8:00 a.m. Monday.
All vehicles bearing a valid Pfeiffer University parking decal are allowed to park 24 hours a day year-round on the Pfeiffer University Campus in the appropriate designated lot. Faculty and Staff members may park in all parking areas. Parking spaces marked “RESERVED” will be designated for Faculty and Staff, Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00 am - 5:00pm. Commuter students displaying BLUE parking permits will be allowed to park in any available student parking lot. North residential students displying YELLOW parking permits will be allowed to park in student lots on North campus only. Residential students living on South Campus will display a BLACK parking permit and will be allowed to park in designated lots on south campus. Students parking in areas other than designated will receive a campus citation for Parking in a Reserved Space. There will be no parking on the grass for any reason. Emergency flashers may be used for 15 minutes when loading and unloading your vehicle. The use of flashers does not exempt you from receiving a ticket for impeding traffic or parking on the grass.
Campus Parking Citations
Persons that violate University parking policies may receive a parking citation. Fines for violations must be paid within two weeks (14 calendar days) upon receipt of a ticket. Payment can be mailed to: Pfeiffer University Business Office, PO Box 960, Misenheimer, NC 28109. Please make checks payable to Pfeiffer University. Any person failing to pay an imposed fine will be subject to one or all of the following:
- Revocation of parking privileges
- Withheld grades and/or transcripts
- Unpaid fines billed to the student's account
The fines for all parking, moving, safety, or other violations will be clearly marked on the citation. Continued flagrant violation of these parking and traffic regulations will be cause for the University to revoke an individual's parking privileges. Students receiving sin (6) or more paid or unpaid parking/moving violation tickets within an academic year may be subject to having their parking privileges revoked and their vehicle towed at the owner's expense.
If you wish to appeal a ticket, you must fill out and return to the Chief of Misenheimer Police an appeal form. These forms are located at the Police Department and Campus Printing Office. A citation will not be voided for the following reason:
- Ignorance of the law
- No parking sign
- No marking on pavement
The University reserves the right to remove any vehicle that has:
- Parked in such a way as to constitute a serious hazard.
- Impeded vehicular/pedestrian traffic or the operation of emergency equipment.
- Received in excess of 10 parking citations.
- Parked in a restricted area that has been designated by notice, tape, rope, or any type of barricade.
Owners are required to pay all costs incurred during the removing, impounding and storing of such vehicles. Pfeiffer University is not responsible for any damages, loss, or theft due to a vehicle being towed.
Every reasonable effort will be made to contact the owner of the vehicle before the vehicle is towed; however, if the owner cannot be contacted within fifteen (15) minutes from the time a Campus Police Officer is aware of the violation, the vehicle may be towed.
Special Event Parking
Download special event parking form
All persons attending weddings, sporting and theatrical events, and any other event that offers parking on campus will utilize the parking lot closest to the event or areas designated by the police department. The individual in charge of the event is responsible for notifying Chief Wyrick that the event is taking place and that there will be cars parking on campus that will not be registered.
To insure that your guests and visitors do not get ticketed for Non-Registration, and to assist the police department in identifying unknown vehicles on campus, please follow these rules:
- If you are having an event on the weekend, a parking permit is not needed. Officers will not write parking tickets for non-registration from 4:00 p.m. Friday to 8:00 a.m. Monday.
- If you have visitors, guests, or an event on campus, please follow these guidelines:
- For all special parking needs, please fill out an “Event Parking Form” located in the campus Printing Office. This will assist the police department in identifying the individual needs of a campus event.
- If the event will not last more than five consecutive days and will have an attendance of less than 20 people, parking permits will be given to the person sponsoring the event by the Campus Police department for distribution to the persons attending.
- If you have a one-day program where the attendance is larger than 20 people, police officers will not ticket for non-registration during the time period specified for the event.
- If you are going to have a program that lasts longer than a week, and is not a scheduled class, special parking permits will be given to you for distribution to the attendees of the event. There may be a minimal fee to pay for administrative processing and cost of the decals (Campus activities involving voluntary participation of community members will be exempt from this fee).
If you have special requirements for a large event and additional officers(s) are needed to direct traffic or work security, the Chief of Police will contact the sponsor upon receipt of the “Event Parking Form” and discuss what will be needed for the event. The sponsor of the event will be responsible for paying the officer(s) that work the event (The Chief of Police will determine the total number of officers needed).
Visitor and Handicapped Parking Spaces
All areas that are marked either Visitor or Handicapped are restricted 24 hours a day year-round.
General Parking Information
- Vehicles are considered parked when left unattended for any period of time.
- A parking permit does not guarantee the holder a reserved space, but only an opportunity to park within a specified area.
- The responsibility of finding a legal parking space rests with the vehicle operator. The person registered, as the purchaser of the decal, shall be responsible for the violations incurred by the vehicle.
- Lack of space is not a valid excuse for illegal parking.
- The fact that a person may park or observe others parked in violation of the regulations without receiving a citation does not mean that the regulations can be ignored.
- Pfeiffer University assumes no responsibility for the care and/or protection of any vehicle or its contents at any time it is either parked or operated on campus. Valuables should be secured in the trunk of your vehicle. Thefts should be reported to the Campus Police Department.
- For your convenience, Police Officers are on duty 24 hours a day.
A Brief Summary of a Few of the Most Misunderstood Rules and Regulations
- Traffic regulations are subject to being enforced 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- Students are responsible for their visitors and will be held financially responsible for citations issued to vehicles traced to family members.
- Vehicles loading or unloading must leave vehicle flashers on and/or a note on the windshield; Fifteen minutes is permitted for loading/unloading unless otherwise approved.
- Disabled vehicles must be reported to the Police Department either in person or by phone. Notes are not acceptable.
- A vehicle is not registered until the decal or permit is properly displayed on the vehicle. The registration decal is not transferable. It shall not be affixed to or otherwise transferred to any vehicle other than the vehicle to which it is registered.
- Any vehicle parked at a fire hydrant, on any grassed area, or in any traveled portion of a street, parking lot, or fire lane may be towed at the owner's expense.
- Motorcycle drivers and passengers must wear helmets on campus as required by NC State law.
- No person shall ride in other than designated passenger areas (i.e., the outside of an automobile or bed of a pick-up truck).