Campus Access and Parking
(1) Registration of Motor Vehicles
All members of the Rhodes community who park on campus are required to register their vehicles with the Campus Safety Department and display a current registration decal. If a member of the Rhodes community drives a vehicle on campus, it must be registered with either a permanent or temporary registration decal.
Faculty and Staff must register their vehicles online via the Campus Safety In.Rhodes page: https://in.rhodes.edu/admin/campussafety/Pages/Parking-on-Campus.aspx Persons choosing not to register their vehicles for campus parking must still abide by all "off campus" parking regulations as listed below.
All students, faculty, and staff cars, bikes and motorcycles must have a parking decal. Applications can be completed online from the parking section of the Campus Safety webpage. Notification will be sent by email when the decal is ready for pickup from Rhodes Express.
Decals are colored or class year to indicate registration information and specified parking areas. They must be properly affixed to the lower left, inside driver′s side front windshield.
Parking at Rhodes College is available at no cost to students, faculty and staff who have a parking decal affixed to their cars.
(2) Parking Regulations
The College strives to have a parking control system that is based upon compliance, safety, and convenience for all. Written regulations and appropriate signage are established to facilitate traffic flow, control parking, and protect fire lanes and unloading areas as are designated. In consultation with The Rhodes Student Government and The Social Regulations Council, The Director of Campus Safety manages the parking program. Parking information is available on the Campus Safety website, all parking maps, and in both the Student Handbook and College Handbook. If you have any questions, please contact the Campus Safety office at #3880.
1. Entering Campus
When a Campus Safety officer is on duty at any entrance onto the campus, drivers must stop or slow down enough to be acknowledged and identified before entering.
2. Moving Vehicle Regulations
The maximum posted speed limit on College property is 15 mph. Vehicle operators must have their vehicles under control at all times regardless of their speed to avoid collision or endangering others’ well-being. Vehicle operators who fail to control their vehicle, who endanger others’ well-being, or who have the potential to endanger others while operating a vehicle are subject to being held accountable for reckless driving.
Driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol on campus is strictly prohibited and will be prosecuted with police involvement.
Driving is permitted only on designated surfaced drives. No vehicles are allowed on grass, lawns, or fields without special permission.
Failure to stop at posted stop signs will result in a referral.
3. No Parking Areas
Off ramps, such as those behind Clough Hall and Rhodes Physics Tower provide access to buildings for firefighting equipment and must remain open. Additionally, off ramps provide routes of egress to open areas from many of the campus buildings in case of fire and must be kept free of parked vehicles. If a space is not lined or marked as a parking space, it is considered a violation to park in the space and will be cited as such.
4. Fire Lanes
Fire lanes are currently designated on all roads throughout the campus. Persons who park in these areas are not only in violation of Rhodes parking regulations, but of the City of Memphis Ordinances as well. Violators′ vehicles will be towed by the City of Memphis and will receive a citation from the Memphis Police Department and Rhodes. Rhodes Campus Safety may also tow and cite violators′ vehicles.
5. Illegal Parking
All legal parking areas within the college complex are clearly indicated both on site and in publications. Parking in areas other than those properly lined as parking spaces is a violation and will be cited. Parking along curbs, unless clearly marked as a parking space or unless otherwise authorized is strictly prohibited. Visitor parking is considered "reserved" twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week. Areas designated as visitor parking are strictly reserved for visitors to the campus only. Unauthorized parking will be cited.
6. Off Campus Parking
While parking on campus is recommended, those who choose to park on streets near Rhodes should be aware of restrictions imposed by both the City of Memphis and also those regulations held by Rhodes College. All persons are expected to comply with the below "off campus" parking regulations.
City of Memphis parking restrictions are so marked.
Rhodes College restricts parking in the following areas where Rhodes community members are allowed to park:
1) North side of Snowden west of University;
2) South side of Snowden, west of the alley behind Stewart Hall,
3) North side of Tutwiler, west of the entrance to Spann/Stewart Parking lot.
7. Use of Emergency Flashers
Use of emergency flashers does not justify parking in violation of regulations and is not an appropriate cause for appeal. Use of flashers does not legitimize a violation of parking regulations. Time elapsed is not an element of a violation. Violating a parking regulation "for only two minutes to run inside" is not a defense for the violation.
Fines assessed for traffic and parking violations are indicated on the citation. If no appeal is made, the charge for the citation will be added to your account with the College and can be paid the next time the College processes bills.
9. Appeal of Citations
If students or employees of the college believe they have received a citation in error, they may ask for an appeal of the charges through the Traffic Appeals Board. This board is made up of representatives from the faculty, staff and student populations.
To file an appeal, the student or employee must do so within (10) calendar days of the offense. Otherwise the right to appeal is forfeited.
Appeals should be filed on-line via the Campus Safety In.Rhodes page:
An appeal may be hand written on an Appeal Form. All of the pertinent details such as the citation number, time and date issued, location, name and R number of the citation recipient must be included. While acceptable, the written appeal is not the preferred method of placing your appeal. Please try to log your parking citation appeals on-line.
Appeals are heard several times each semester and outcomes are emailed.
Please remember that accidents do happen. Should you bump another vehicle or become involved in an accident on campus, call Campus Safety immediately. Hit-and-run offenses are taken very seriously and can result in serious consequences.
(3) Other Parking Issues
Visitors are always welcome at Rhodes and visitor parking is available on campus. All visitors must stop and have their vehicles registered at the entry guardhouses.
If you have a bus drop-off, special parking needs or questions about where to park, please call Campus Safety at 843-3880. We will assist you with your parking needs.
Vehicles parked in handicap spaces must display proper handicap placard or license information. If a "temporary" handicap need arises for students, please contact the Director of Disability Services or the Campus Safety Department.
(4) Campus Gate Access
Bailey Lane (off University) Open 24/7 and staffed with Campus Safety officers
Phillips Lane (off University) Open 7am – 6pm, Closed Saturday & Sunday
North Parkway Electronic key fob access only
Campus Pedestrian Gates are equipped with locking devices and springs to insure proper perimeter safety and security. Electronic key fobs, issued to students, will access these gates. If a gate is left unsecured, please close it and notify Campus Safety if it is malfunctioning.
Deliveries such as flowers, gifts and mail should be directed to the mail room Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm.
After-hour and weekend mail, flower and gift deliveries will be accepted at the Campus Safety Office at #5 Spann.
- Campus Map with Parking (PDF)