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Parking Policy for Morningside Heights Campus

Effective Date: February 1, 2009

Policy Statement

The parking policy sets forth eligibility and allocation guidelines for faculty, staff, students, affiliates, and visitors for the 24-hour and commuter parking spaces managed by the University at the Morningside Heights campus.  The policy also addresses application and payment issues.

Reason for the Policy

The demand for the University's parking facilities greatly exceeds its supply.  Eligibility and allocation policies are designed to maximize the use of this limited resource for the benefit of the University.

Primary Guidance to Which This Policy Responds

There is not a primary policy to which this policy responds.  It is independent of other policies of the University.  It is consistent with allocating scarce resources in accordance with academic priorities.

Responsible University Office & Officer

The University Parking Committee is responsible for establishing this policy.  The Parking Department of Columbia University Facilities is responsible for day-to-day operations of Morningside Heights parking facilities and administering the policy.  The Chair of the Parking Committee is the Responsible University Officer. Decisions of the University Parking Committee may, upon request, be appealed to the Executive Vice President for Columbia University Facilities for final determination.

The primary contact for policy issues is John Hogan, Executive Director for Residential Finance & Parking.

Revision History

This policy was established on March 15, 2002 and amended on June 13, 2005 and May 18, 2006 and January 16 2009, and July 1, 2013.

Who is Governed by This Policy

All faculty, staff, affiliates, students, and visitors of and to the University who want to park in a University managed facility.

Who Should Know This Policy

Senior executive officers, deans, vice presidents, chairs of departments, directors of institutes and centers, senior administrative officers, departmental administrators, and persons applying for parking.

Exclusions & Special Situations

The policy addresses exclusions and special situations.

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