A view of the Huxley Avenue gate and campus parking

Campus Parking Information

The Department of Public Safety manages all Providence College parking activities and enforcement of rules and regulations. Parking on campus is limited, in high demand, and is strictly regulated in an effort to ensure the smooth flow of traffic and provide pedestrian safety. All vehicles on campus are required to have a parking permit displayed.

Parking and operating a motor vehicle on the Providence College campus is a privilege, not a right, and constitutes acceptance by the individual of the responsibility to ensure that his or her vehicle is neither parked nor operated in violation of any of the College regulations.

A parking permit allows for parking on campus but does not guarantee a parking space.  The College assumes no responsibility for theft or damage to a vehicle while on campus.

Parking Regulations

Parking Tickets
Parking violations are classified as major or minor infractions.   Both categories carry fines ranging from $10.00 to $50.00.  A vehicle immobilization or “Boot” violation is $100.00

Ticket Payments or Disputes
All fines must be paid within ten days of issue.  Fines can be mailed or paid in person at the Department of Public Safety during the hours of 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. If you choose to dispute the violation, ticket disputes will be heard Monday through Friday, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

“Booting” / Towing
All illegally parked vehicles are subject to be “Booted” or towed.  Providence College is not responsible for damage to a vehicle during towing and storage.  Vehicles parked on campus or on College owned property may be “Booted” or towed at the owner’s expense when:

  • Vehicle is blocking the flow of traffic, causing a hazard.
  • Vehicle is parked in a handicapped zone or fire lane.
  • Vehicle is in violation of RI motor laws.
  • Vehicle has (3) outstanding parking infractions.
  • Vehicle is not authorized for campus parking.