All vehicles must display a valid PLNU permit or parking pass at all times. The University Vehicle Code contains all rules and regulations concerning motor vehicles on campus. Available parking is shown on the campus Parking Guide.
Faculty, staff and students must register their vehicles with the Department of Public Safety online at http://plnu.thepermitstore.com. Citations may also be paid or appealed online.
Parking Passes and Locations. Parking regulations require all campus visitors to stop at the Welcome Center at the Lomaland Drive entrance for a one-day parking permit . The parking permit is to be clearly displayed on the driver's side of the vehicle dashboard. Parking is permitted in any marked space with a valid PLNU visitor's pass. Parking for disabled persons requires a valid, state-issued disabled vehicle license plate or placard clearly displayed on the vehicle. Vehicles parked in red zones or fire lanes are subject to citation and impound.
Bus Access. All Buses are to check in at the campus Welcome Center for directions for loading and unloading. Designated campus areas to turn buses around will be given to the bus driver; during the regular school year with full campus occupancy, buses must depart campus after unloading and return to retrieve passengers. All directions for bus loading, unloading and staging off campus will be provided at the campus Welcome Center.
Coastal Viewing Access. Coastal viewing and community access is permitted from the campus of Point Loma Nazarene University for the Sunset Cliffs Park parking lot (aka the City Lot). The City Lot is located on Lomaland Drive across from the Campus Facilities building. Parking is prohibited in this lot between the hours of 10pm and 4am and during the daytime there is a 4-hour limit on parking. Any vehicles parked near residence halls for the purpose of coastal access and/or surfing may be towed regardless of possession of parking pass.
Freshmen residents are NOT PERMITTED to bring vehicles to campus (even for a few minutes, this includes Holidays and Breaks), nor may they park in surrounding neighborhoods or the City Lot. This policy applies to all residential freshmen. For the purpose of this policy, a freshman student is defined as any student who graduated from high school within the past twelve months. A scooter, 149cc and below, may be registered with the campus if registered with the DMV (proper paperwork) and meets all the motorcycle/scooter registration requirements. Freshmen violating the policy will be fined $500 plus 10 hours of community service. Second offense will result in an automatic referral to Traffic Review. Parent(s) or legal guardian of the student will be contacted by the Department of Public Safety and informed of the violation. Enrollment may be jeopardized if this policy is intentionally violated.
University Vehicle Code 2013-14
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