Salem College determines and enforces parking conduct rules and regulations. These regulations are designed to promote safety on and around campus, provide adequate parking for all students, faculty, staff and visitors and address parking needs of the Old Salem residents and visitors, Home Moravian Church and the Salem Congregation.
Salem College parking, traffic and safety regulations are rules of conduct issued and enforced by public safety. Salem’s regulations are separate and apart from any North Carolina State laws or Winston-Salem city ordinances, which are enforced by sate or city law enforcement agencies. If a violation of a Salem regulation also constitutes a violation of a city ordinance or State law, a student may be subject to a fine by Salem in addition to any penalty assessed by the city or state.
The following parking conduct rules and regulations shall apply to all students, guests and visitors. These parking conduct rules and regulations are in place and enforced 24 hours a day, including breaks, commencement and holidays. Students will be notified of the violation and fine through campus mail, the U.S. Postal Service or by placing the notification on the vehicle.
Vehicle registration is required within 48 hours upon arrival on campus. Go to the Vehicle Registration page for more details.
Vehicle registration is NOT complete until a sticker is displayed on the rear of the vehicle. (Convertibles may place the sticker on the front lower right of the windshield.) The sticker should be placed on the left side (driver’s side) or the rear bumper or the lower left side of the rear windshield. If any vehicle other than the originally registered vehicle is brought to campus, a temporary parking permit must be obtained within 24 hours to avoid receiving a Failure to Register fine.
Student vehicle registration fee: $80.00 annually
Failure to register your vehicle may result in a $25.00 fine every 48 hours until the vehicle is registered.
Bicycle and Motor Scooter Rules and Regulations
Salem College encourages registration of bicycles and scooters. There is no charge for registering. Download/View Registration the Bicycle and Motor Scooter Form.
Bicycles should be placed in a bicycle rack. Racks are located behind Babcock Residence Hall, underneath the back porch of Main Hall and the Fine Arts Center parking lot. They should not be parked on sidewalks or under stairwells. Students riding motor scooters should follow the parking conduct rules and regulations.
Parking for Visitors and Guests of Students
Each student is responsible for the conduct of her guests including parking conduct rules and regulations. If a guest or visitor violates any parking conduct rules or regulations, the student hostess will be fined for the violation committed by the guest or visitor.
Any visitor who wishes to stay overnight or for an extended period (3 days) of time, must register his/her vehicle with the public safety department. They will be issued a temporary parking pass and must follow the parking conduct rules and regulations.
Salem College has the authority to tow, at the owner’s expense, any vehicle on campus that is in violation of the parking conduct rules and regulations.
Upon suspicion of violation of College policy or local, state or federal law, Public Safety reserves the right to search vehicles parked on campus property for evidence inside the vehicle.
The Salem College Fine Arts Center parking lot and “The Pit” parking area, which is located near the tennis courts at the rear of the campus, are the only areas where students are permitted to park while school is in session. Residential students are assigned to the FAC, tennis courts or pit parking. Seniors and Fogle Flats residents are allowed to park in FAC, tennis courts or pit parking while all other residential students are only assigned to tennis courts or pit parking. Students who are not assigned to FAC parking and choose to park in the FAC will be fined. Residential students are not allowed to park in the following areas:
Fleer and other off-campus students are permitted to park on front campus in the Historic District. However, they are not exempt from parking penalties if they park in restricted areas. They also are subject to North Carolina State Laws and Winston-Salem city ordinances. Fleer and other off-campus students are also permitted to park in the Inspectors House and Shober House lots on weekends and after 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
All fines must be paid to the Business Office within 21 days. If not paid within the 21-day time period, late fees will be added.
Students may not park in front of campus buildings except for brief periods of loading or unloading. If it is evident to a public safety officer that the student is unloading (clothes or other belongings inside the car) the officer may permit the student to remain there for what the officer deems is a briefly sufficient amount of time. It will assist the officer to know that a student is loading or unloading if the car’s flashers are on.
Any student may appeal any parking conduct fine she receives. Each student who files an appeal must do the following, or the appeal is invalid:
A hold will be placed on the student’s account if parking conduct fines are not paid in full to the Business Office.
Parking conduct rules and regulations are subject to change during the academic year.