Traffic and parking regulations for Converse have been prepared by the Department of Campus Safety. These regulations apply to all members of the College community.
Parking regulations are enforced to eliminate confusion and hazards; reduce traffic congestion; and provide students, faculty and staff reasonable access to campus buildings.
Color Coded Line Designations
Parking Lot Designations
|Twichell Lot||Special Event, General Parking|
|Carnegie Lot||Student, Faculty/Staff, Handicap|
|Andrews Lot||Student, Faculty/Staff, Handicap|
|Weisiger Lot||Faculty/Staff, General, Handicap|
|Belk Lot||Student, Faculty/Staff, Handicap|
|Heath Lot||Student, Handicap|
|Montgomery Lot||Student, General|
|Dexter Lot||Student, Handicap|
|Peterkin Rd||Student, Faculty/Staff, General, Handicap|
- Bicycles may be operated on the streets, parking lots, sidewalks, and campus grounds.
- Whenever a bicycle is operated on a sidewalk, the operator must yield to all pedestrians and wheelchairs. Excessive speed or reckless operation of a bicycle on a sidewalk shall constitute a violation of these rules.
- Whenever a bicycle is operated on a street, the operator must follow all rules of the road for motor vehicles.
Bicycle Parking on Campus
- A bicycle may not be parked or left in any manner that blocks a sidewalk, stairway, doorway or accessible ramp.
- Bicycles can only be secured in approved bicycle racks.
- Bicycles may not be secured to any light pole, tree, bench, handrail, door, etc.
All motor vehicles operated by students, faculty and staff must be registered with Converse Department of Campus Safety within five days after being brought to campus. This includes full-time and part-time faculty and staff members.
- Resident Students
Initial registration will take place at the beginning of fall term. Resident students are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. the days and times will be announced at the beginning of fall term registration. Only one car per resident is allowed on campus.
- Commuter Students
Commuting students must register their vehicles anytime within five (5) days of first operating the vehicle on campus.
Visitor information and parking permits are available in the Campus Safety Office. Converse hopes all visitors have a pleasant stay on campus. However, visitors must recognize the College’s need for safe parking. Please assist us by complying with various parking restrictions.
Parking Permit Request
Faculty, staff and students may request a parking permit online or by visiting the Campus Safety Townhouse. The purchase of a permit does not guarantee a parking place, but merely allows for legal parking in an appropriate area.
Proper Display of Parking Decal
Display your current decal in the lower left corner of the rear window of your registered car. Failure to register a vehicle or display a decal can result in a fine or towing at the owner’s expense.
Parking fees are included in the access fee for each term.
- The college shall assume no responsibility for the care or protection of any vehicle or its contents at any time while operated or parked on Converse property.
- Regulations apply to drivers of all vehicles and are in force 24 hours a day unless otherwise noted.
- Drivers of all vehicles shall obey the lawful instruction of any police officer and any official traffic sign on campus.
- Vehicles owned or leased by the university may park in any available space in order to conduct routine College business.
- Disabled vehicles not registered are subject to tow at the owner’s expense.
- Vehicles must stop for pedestrians at marked crosswalks.
- Payment of fines may be made at Student Billing in the lower level of Carnegie Hall. Office hours are 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Payments may also be mailed to the Student Billing Office, Converse College, 580 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302. Please include your copy of the ticket when mailing your payment.
- Any fine not paid within ten days from the date issued (excluding weekends and holidays) will be doubled.