Vehicle Registration and Parking Permits
Vehicle Registration: All vehicles owned and operated by Kenyon College students, faculty and staff must be registered yearly with the college by filling out a registration form at the Office of Campus Safety and being issued a decal. Failure to do so will not absolve the owner and/or operator from fines incurred from illegal parking, etc., and they will also be fined $250 for failure to register their vehicle.
Parking Permits: Motor vehicles at Kenyon must be registered within 24 hours of arrival at the college. The requirements for registration are as follows:
- Applicant must sign that he/she has read the college vehicle rules and regulations regarding the operation and possession of a motor vehicle at Kenyon and accepts the conditions therein.
- Applicant must have and maintain a current registration displayed on the vehicle from the home state of the vehicle title holder.
- Applicant must have, present, and maintain a current operator's license.
- Applicant/titleholder must provide proof of financial responsibility as required by law in the State of Ohio. Insurance must be carried from a recognized provider in the minimum amount of $12,000 to $25,000 for bodily injury and $7,500 for property damage.
- A $200 registration fee is charged to students for all motor vehicles. This covers the period of one year.
- False or misleading information entered on the registration form may result in disciplinary action through the judicial process of the college, and/or the revocation of the parking permit.
Decals will be issued when a completed registration is filed with the Office of Campus Safety. Applicant's student account will be billed for the registration fee. The decal must be displayed on the lower right hand corner of the rear windshield or right rear bumper of the vehicle.
Motorcycles and Mopeds: Due to the lack of appropriate storage facilities on campus, students are strongly urged not to bring these types of vehicles to campus. These vehicles will be registered with and permitted by the college should the student opt to bring them to Kenyon. Under no circumstances may a motorized vehicle be stored in a residential facility.
Prohibited Vehicles: Vehicles which are not "street legal" are not permitted at Kenyon College. While our campus is defined as private property, we do not permit this type of vehicle to be operated on campus.
Temporary Permits: Temporary Permits are issued for no longer than ten days, and are non-renewable. Circumstances justifying a temporary permit would include a substitute vehicle brought to campus while repairs are made on the primary vehicle. If a temporary permit is requested more than once by the same student in the same semester, a $20 fee will apply.
Medical Permits: Medical Permits are issued to students when illness or injury precludes them from parking in assigned areas. This permit is issued only upon the recommendation of the Health and Counseling Center or attending physician. Any unauthorized alterations to the permit will render it void and result in disciplinary action through the judicial processes of the college and any applicable fines.
Special Permits: Special Permits must be requested for the purpose of assisting students in completing assignments or working after hours on academic concerns. The request must be in writing, and signed by the appropriate faculty/staff member. The special permit will allow the vehicle to be parked only in the designated parking lot. The special permit does not allow for parking in fire lanes or handicapped designated areas. Appropriate fines will be levied for these violations. Extensions are not granted for special permits and re-application is required each time a permit is requested.
Visitor Permits: All visitors must register at time of arrival at the Office of Campus Safety. Temporary parking permits are available for visitors on campus. These are offered at no cost to the visitor at the Office of Campus Safety. The individual requesting the permit must be accompanied by their host. NOTE: Visitors are bound by the same rules and regulations as students, faculty, staff and others on the Kenyon College campus. The host is liable for any and all violations and resulting fines incurred by the visitor.