Campus Access and Parking


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 parking registration link on Rhodes Express Online. Persons choosing not to register their vehicles for campus parking must still abide by all "off campus" parking regulations as listed below.

Parking Decals

All students, faculty, and staff cars, bikes and motorcycles must have a parking decal. Applications can be completed by going here. Notification will be sent by email when the decal is ready for pickup from Rhodes Express.

Decals 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.

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 Community Standards 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

All campus streets are designated as fire lanes except Phillips Lane. No parking in any fire lane.

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. All designated parking spots in Upper Phillips Lane (which is the entire area east of the junction of Thomas and Phillips Lanes and up to the Charles Diehl statue) is designated as VISITOR PARKING ONLY 24/7, 365 days per year whether A-Frame signage is present or not. 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; Both north and south sides of Lyndale Ave. and Mignon Ave. west of University St.

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.

4) West side of University St., north of Snowden Ave. to Jackson Ave.

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.

8. Penalties

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 Parking 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 Express 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.

10. Accidents

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.

11. Visitors/Guests and Parking

Visitors are always welcome at Rhodes and visitor parking is available on campus. All visitor (non-decaled vehicles) must stop and their vehicle information/name/destination registered at the entry gate.

If you have a bus drop-off, special parking needs or questions about where to park, please call Campus Safety at  843-3880.

12. Deliveries

Deliveries such as flowers, gifts and mail should be directed to the mail room Monday- Friday 8am-4pm.

After hours and weekend mail, flowers and gift will be accepted at the Campus Safety Office at #5 Spann.

Food delivery (pizza, etc.), Uber, Cabs and other common transportation/delivery services will need to remain/be meet or drop off at the gate. These services will not be allowed unlimited access to campus.

13. Violations and fines

15 Min Parking $25
Assigned or Reserved Space $30
Fire Lane Violation $30
Handicap Parking $100
Improper Parking $30
Loading or Unloading Zone $25
No Parking $30
No Permit $10
Parking or Driving on Grass $35
Restricted Parking Off-Campus $20
Restricted Parking On-Campus $25
Visitor Parking $30

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