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In addition to the Department of Safety and Security's mission statement to "support the mission of the College by providing professional services that ensure a safe campus environment which fosters the educational and learning process for all constituencies of the College community", they are responsible for overseeing parking and transportation services for the campus community.

Interactive campus mapParking Regulations

The campus map and parking regulations are available in print at Security Headquarters, 340 Western Avenue.

Parking Services

The College of Saint Rose has parking lots available to all permit holders. Parking permits are required to park in all College-operated parking lots and all vehicles parked in College parking lots are required to display a valid College of Saint Rose parking permit. Your parking permit is valid through the summer terms.

Parking Permits are issued on an Academic-Year (August to May) schedule, and go on sale each August for the upcoming year.  One rearview mirror hang-tag will only be issued to qualified full-time staff, part-time staff, commuter students and resident students, and will allow the vehicle owner to use the permit on any vehicle that they drive to campus.


  • You can purchase your permit at Security Headquarters, 340 Western Avenue; Monday – Thursday 9:00 am -3:00 pm or online at Purchase Parking Permit. All permits must be picked up from Security Headquarters.  You will need your College ID and primary vehicle registration.
  • Security offers extended hours for purchasing permits, Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. during the first week of Fall classes only.
  • To purchase parking permits after May you should stop into Security Headquarters located at 340 Western Avenue.


Permit fees are as follows and payable by cash, check, or Visa and Master Card.

  • Resident Student Parking Permit – $100.00
  • Commuter Student Parking Permit – $50.00
  • Staff Parking Permit – $50.00
  • Part-Time Staff Parking Permit – $40.00

Guest and temporary parking permits can be issued 24 hours per day at Security Headquarters, 340 Western Avenue or through the online Guest Parking Permit System, for a maximum of seven (7) days.


Online requests should be submitted at least 24 business hours prior to visit.  The following information will be needed in order to obtain a visitor parking pass:

  • Nature/Location of your business/visit
  • Vehicle Year/Make/Model/Color
  • License Plate No.

guest parking permit system

Please note: you must have your ticket when paying online. You will need to take information from it to pay. If you do not have your ticket, please go to the Security Headquarters at 340 Western Avenue to pay your ticket.

pay Parking Ticket Online

Vehicles with multiple outstanding parking violations will be immobilized.  In order for the immobilizer to be removed, all outstanding fines must be paid at Security Headquarters, 340 Western Avenue.  Security can accept fines and remove the boot 24 hours/7 days a week.

You have the right to appeal your parking violation if you believe the ticket was issued in error. You may stop into Security Headquarters, 340 Western Avenue, and request the parking ticket appeal form or download a copy below. The appeal form must be fully completed with a current mailing address. You must include the ticket when submitting the form.


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Please complete this form and mail it to:

The College of Saint Rose
Attn: Safety and Security Department
432 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203-1490

Be sure to include your ticket when you mail this form. Incomplete forms will not be processed.

The parking appeals committee is made up of a group of students, faculty, staff and administrators. They generally meet on a monthly basis to consider all parking violation appeals. After the committee meets, you will receive their decision by mail. If accepted, no further action is needed. If denied, you must pay the parking violation.  All decisions by the parking appeals committee are final.

After unusually heavy snow events (typically, but not limited to accumulations >6”), the Security Department will work in conjunction with Facilities to empty and temporarily close certain parking lots so that they can be cleared of built-up snow accumulation.

Please note that during school recess periods, all student cars left on campus should be parked in the Centennial Hall parking lot.

Emergency Closing – Inclement Weather

Transportation Services

The College owns a fleet of two 7 passenger mini-vans, two 8 passenger vans and six 12 passenger vans for use by members of the Saint Rose community.  Anyone wishing to rent one of these vehicles must appear on the authorized drivers list.


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  • Vehicle Pick-up Location -Reserved vehicles can be picked up at Lima Hall Security Desk 24 hours per day. Please bring your College identification with you. After the guard confirms that you are indeed on the College’s authorized driver list, you will be issued vehicle keys and a mileage sheet. The keys and completed mileage sheet must be returned to Lima Hall Security Desk upon return.
  • Authorized Driver List – To become an authorized driver, stop by Security Headquarters, 340 Western Avenue and request the authorized driver form. You must bring your New York State Driver’s License when you come and you must have your department head sign-off at the bottom of the form before it can be processed. Out of state drivers should contact transportation at 518.454.2111. Once the forms are completed and received, the process takes approximately two weeks. If your driving record meets the criteria, you will receive a phone call or  email to schedule a road test.

Transportation Services will provide a driver along with your bus reservation.  To reserve contact the College transportation desk at 518.454.2111.  The College department reserving the bus will be charged the following rates and fees:

  • Bus Maintenance Fee – $25.00 with each reservation
  • Van Maintenance Fee – $4.00 with each reservation
  • Driver – $25.00 per hour/4 hour minimum
  • Mileage – per mile/average fuel cost for month
  • Tolls – paid by department, there are no E-Z Pass devices on any buses
  • Fuel Surcharge – will be added if fuel prices increase above $2.60 per gal for regular unleaded.


The College has an agreement with CDTA that allows College students and employees to ride free on any CDTA line, except for the Northway Express and STAR Paratransit service. Just show your College ID to the driver to swipe through the bus fare box. Contact the ID card office at 518.485.3945 if you have further questions.


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