Santa Fe Office of the Treasurer

Parking Policies, Procedures, and Vehicle Registration

Vehicle registration and parking permits:

All students parking their motor vehicles, motorcycles, or mopeds on campus must register and obtain a parking sticker. Campers, trailers, motor homes, commercial size trucks, and inoperable vehicles may not be parked on campus. St. John’s College is not responsible for damage to vehicles on campus or theft of their contents.

The undergraduate vehicle registration fee is $100 for residential students or $50 for nonresidential students for two semesters. The Graduate Institute fee is $50 for nonresidential students for two semesters and $25 for nonresidential students for one semester. Graduate students who reside on campus for the summer semester pay $35 for parking. The vehicle registration fee is not billed to the student account. Parking permits can be purchased with cash, check, money order, Visa or MasterCard during registration at the beginning of each semester. Later in the year, a form can be obtained from the switchboard and the fee remitted in the Treasurer’s Office. Students will not be issued a parking sticker without payment in full.

All vehicle registrations are administered by the switchboard supervisor, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. A vehicle registration booth is available in Weigle Hall during registration. Vehicle registrations must be completed by the end of the second week of each semester. A $50 late registration fee is added to the vehicle registration fee after the second week. There is no prorating of fees. No refunds are issued after the second week of the semester or to students who move off campus. A vehicle acquired during the course of the semester must be registered within the first week of ownership; a late fee will not apply until after the first week. Unregistered vehicles may be booted or towed and impounded at the owner’s expense, and parking or other fines may be applied to a student’s account retroactively once vehicle ownership is verified.

It is the responsibility of the student to display the parking permit on the inside of the lower left front windshield of his or her vehicle. A registered vehicle without a permit displayed may be towed.

Permits are issued for a single vehicle and are non-transferable. A student with more than one vehicle must register each vehicle separately; both vehicles are not permitted on campus at the same time.

Visitors and Temporary Parking permits:

Temporary parking permits are obtained from the switchboard. These are issued for overnight visitors and students who have a vehicle on campus for seven days or less. Students who have guests on campus are responsible for properly registering their guests’ vehicle and ensuring that they understand in which lots they may park.

Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking lots only. Limited parking is allowed along some portions of the campus roadways. Except to load or unload for ten minutes or less, parking is not permitted in the bays at the foot of the stairs leading to the upper or lower dormitories or in the Peterson or Lowers loading docks. Vehicles may be towed without notification when parked in any unauthorized areas, such as yellow zones, dumpster areas, or in the case of a safety issue. Lot A, also known as “France” is considered on-campus parking and requires a permit.

Citations for the academic year: First parking violation: Written warning
Second parking violation: $20 fine
Third parking violation: $20 fine and possible TOW
Fourth violation:$20 fine and TOW—may lose your privilege to park/drive on campus


First Speeding/Careless violation: $25 fine 
Second Speeding/Careless violation: $50 fine—may lose your privilege to drive on campus

Records are kept on every ticket written, whether a warning or a fine. Students can contest citation to Security within 5 days of receiving a ticket. Do not wait until the vehicle is towed to question a ticket that you receive. Parking citations are billed to the student’s account in the Treasurer’s Office and must be paid within 30 days of receipt of citation.

The speed limit is 15 MPH on campus. Motorists should note marked crosswalks and yield to pedestrians. Persons who acquire 2 speed limit citations or acquire 4 or more parking citations may lose their privilege of driving on campus.

Students may NOT leave their vehicles on campus during Winter Break or after Commencement.

Questions regarding parking or vehicle registration are to be directed to the Switchboard Supervisor at 505-984-6018 OR the Security Manager at 505-984-6125.