Parking Information - Princeton Theological Seminary

General Parking Information

In accordance with Princeton and West Windsor ordinances and Seminary policy, all vehicles must have a valid registration, inspection, insurance, current valid Seminary parking permit, and be operational to park on Seminary property. A parking permit is honored as long as the owner of the vehicle is a current member of the Seminary community and the permit period has not expired. The permit must be visible and permanently affixed (not taped) to the lower right corner of the side window in back of the driver. Everyone who parks at the Seminary (including West Windsor Campus) needs to have a parking permit. Please help us avoid parking congestion and increase campus security by following our parking policies and obtaining a permit. A full description of our parking policies can be found here.

Long term Parking

If you plan to be away for an extended period of time and wish to leave your car in one of the Seminary parking areas, please follow these guidelines:

  • CRW residents–park in the appropriate CRW parking lot or the lower level of park deck.
  • Employees & Main Campus residents–park either in the lower level of the park deck or in the Library lot

Key drop off

Complete the online form below then print the confirmation email and return it to the Security Communications Center, LL9 Templeton Hall, with a copy of your automobile key.

Security will keep your key secured in the Security Communications Center, LL9 Templeton Hall until you return. The key will only be used to move the vehicle should we need to do so for emergency or Seminary maintenance reasons. You can pick up your key at any time from Templeton Hall. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Security at 609 407 7777 or email [email protected].

The long term parking form can be found at Long Term Parking Waiver.

Parking Enforcement

The Seminary has the authority to ticket (which can result in fines, booting and/ or towing and storage at the owner’s expense) any vehicle not driven or parked in a manner complying with the regulations set forth in the Seminary Handbook and signage on Campus. Vehicles that receive a ticket for not having a permit or for an expired permit may have the ticket waived if they obtain and show proof of compliance to security within one business day. This can be done on line by submitting a request at Parking Ticket Appeals. You will receive a confirmation of you request as well as notification of completion of your request once it has been processed. Please have your ticket information available and a photo of your new permit on your car available for uploading to the form.

Fine Structure

Group A

Parked in handicapped-accessible space: $75, appealed only by producing a valid handicapped decal, plate etc. Towed on all subsequent offenses

Group B

No permit/expired permit: $25 fine, waived upon obtaining proper parking permit next business day and showing proof to security (One-time only)

 2nd offense: $25 for Princeton Theological Seminary affiliate/Municipal ticket for non Seminary affiliates* 

3rd offense: $25 for Seminary affiliates and boot ($50.00 removal fee)/Tow for non-Seminary affiliates*

4th offense: Tow for this and all subsequent offenses

Group C

All other violations, such as parking in a reserved space, parking in a visitor space, parking in a reserved parking lot, parking in a designated no parking area during a winter storm, failure to obey posted stop signs or temporary parking restrictions, etc.

1st offense: $25

2nd offense: $25 for Seminary affiliate/Municipal ticket for non-Seminary affiliates*

3rd offense: $25 for Seminary affiliates and boot ($50 removal fee)/Tow for non-Seminary affiliates*

4th offense: Tow for this and all subsequent offenses

*A Non-Seminary affiliate is a vehicle with no record of ever having a Princeton Theological Seminary permit or relation to the Seminary

Anyone who accumulates 5 offenses during the academic year will have all parking privilege’s revoked for remainder of the year

Anyone who accumulates 10 offenses during the course of their degree program/employment at the Seminary will have all parking privileges revoked.

Visitor Parking

There are several designated visitor parking spaces on campus. These are located in the Templeton staff lot, on the Quad outside Hodge and the Administration building, and in the Library parking lot. These spaces are intended for Seminary visitors. They should not be used by PTS community members. In addition, visitors may park in the Library Lot with a visitor hangtag which can be obtained from Housing 8:30-4:30p or at the Security communications Center located in the lower level of Templeton Hall Monday- Friday, 4:30 until 12 midnight and 8am- 12 midnight on weekends and holidays, You can request a visitor pass in advance online at  Parking Information

Event Parking

All event parking is located at the Library parking lot, parking permits can be obtained from Conference and Event Services [email protected]

PTS offices expecting visiting groups or guest you can requested a business visitor pass at Business Visitor parking request or contact security at [email protected] for assistance.

Online and Long-term Parking Permit Registration

All students and staff are required to obtain a parking permit for any vehicle they park on campus. There is no charge for a parking permits but they are essential in allow the Seminary to ensure all vehicles using our parking resources are a part of the seminary community. Below are the links for each group to use to request a parking permit:

If you plan to be away for an extended period of time and wish to leave your car in one of the Seminary parking areas, please follow these guidelines:

  • CRW residents–park in the appropriate CRW parking lot.
  • Employees & Main Campus residents–park either in the lower level of the park deck or in the Library lot

Parking Ticket Appeal

The Seminary has the authority to ticket (which can result in fines, booting and/ or towing and storage at the owner’s expense) any vehicle not driven or parked in a manner complying with the regulations set forth in the Seminary Handbook and signage on Campus. Vehicles that receive a ticket for not having a permit or for an expired permit may have the ticket waived if they obtain and show proof of compliance to Public Safety within one business day. This can be done on line by submitting an online request . You will receive a confirmation of you request as well as notification of completion of your request once it has been processed. Please have your ticket information available and a photo of your new permit on your car available for uploading to the form. Email [email protected]   with any questions or concerns.

Parking Ticket Appeals