Night/Weekend Parking: Enforcement Begins April 14

In the February 25, 1997, issue of Almanac, the Department of Transportation and Parking introduced a new campus-wide policy for parking nights and weekends. This policy was designed to contribute to a safer and more secure campus environment by restricting parking in many of the core surface parking lots to permit parking only for faculty, staff and students who must be on campus during unusual hours.

There are three basic principles to this new policy:

  1. Only vehicles with valid parking permits issued by Penn Parking Services may use the "N" designated parking lots on nights and weekends;
  2. Parking in these lots is first-come, first-served and vehicles must be parked in legitimate striped parking spaces;
  3. All parking regulations will be strictly enforced in these lots; illegally parked vehicles will be towed away at the owner's expense.

The parking lots that have been designated for night/weekend parking have an "N" symbol posted next to the lot number on the large red and blue sign boards located at the entrance to each Penn parking lot. These parking lots will be patrolled regularly (on a 24-hour basis) to enforce adherence to parking regulations. All other parking lots that are not restricted or do not have controlled access (i.e. parking attendant, barrier gate, rolling overhead door) are available for night and weekend parking without a permit provided spaces are available.

The Parking Office appreciates the many comments and concerns that were received with regard to this new policy and, as a result, several modifications have been made. Copies of the revised policy are available in the Parking Office, Suite 447A, 3401 Walnut Street and the policy is posted on the web at .

During the month of March and into the first two weeks of April "courtesy notices" are being placed on all vehicles that are parked in violation of the new night/weekend parking regulations.

Be advised: Effective Monday, April 14, 1997, strict enforcement (towing) of night/weekend parking regulations will begin.

-- Robert Furniss, Director, Transportation and Mail Services


Volume 43 Number 29
April 8, 1997

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