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The College of St. Scholastica

We’re a campus-wide customer service department dedicated to serving the College faculty, staff and students, the St. Scholastica Monastery and the Benedictine Living Community of Duluth. Facilities services offer a one-stop, shared resource model that provides several support services in an efficient and cohesive model.

Safety and Security

Learn more about Safety and Security measures on the campus of St. Scholastica.

Parking and Transportation

Below is parking information, policies and alternative ways to reduce your environmental impact.

Annual Parking Permits

Purchase your permit, manage your parking account, appeal a citation or add new vehicle information.

Daily Passes for Students and Employees

The College has established a new on-line process for faculty, staff and students to purchase $5 Daily parking passes. Purchases will need to be made with a credit card only. Daily parking passes are valid for one day only and must be visibly displayed on the driver’s side of the vehicle dashboard.

Visitors and Overnight Guests

Parking information for visitors and overnight guests can be found in Policies, Citation Fines and Important Information.

Appeal Citations

Students and Employees

If you’re a student or employee, appeal citations through the parking portal.

Visitors

If you’re a visitor to campus, you may use the Parking Violation Appeal form to submit your request.

Policies, Citation Fines and Important Information

Parking Policies and Citation Fine Rates

Faculty, Staff and Student Parking Regulations and Information

For the Academic Year 2021-2022

All vehicles on campus are subject to the College’s parking regulations. Vehicles owned/operated by all students, faculty, and staff are required to be registered with the college and obtain a CSS parking permit. St. Scholastica employees may obtain only a faculty/staff parking permit. St. Scholastica students may obtain only a student parking permit. Intentionally misrepresenting your vehicle by using a parking permit other than the one you are entitled to is a violation of the parking regulations.

All Faculty, Staff and Students are required to park only in the College’s designated parking lots.  Please refer to the campus parking lot map for parking lot locations.

Student Parking Application

(this application is good for the 2021-2022 Academic Year)

Students requiring a CSS Parking Permit must fill out the on-line application on the CSS Parking-Transportation web page at: http://www.css.edu/parking

Parking permits will be placed in CSS mailboxes once the online parking application is completed. The cost for a parking permit is $150 per academic year which includes all applicable taxes. Your student account will be charged after successful completion of the on-line application. The fee paid is a registration fee and not a guarantee of a parking space.   Students are allowed only one vehicle on campus. This includes motorcycles/scooters.

Student Parking Permit Rates

$150 if purchased before fall mid-semester break (7/1/2021 – 10/31/2021)

$112 if purchased between fall mid-semester break and the end of fall semester (11/1/2021-12/22/2021)

$75 if purchased between end of fall semester and before spring break (12/23/2021-3/11/2022)

$37 if purchased spring break and end of spring semester (3/12/2022 – 05/12/2022)

Student Parking Permit Refund

$150 if returned from start of fall semester through last day to drop/add for fall semester ( 9/7/2021-9/20/2021)

$112 if returned after last day to drop/add for fall semester and before fall mid-semester break ( 9/21/2021-10/31/2021)

$75 if returned at fall semester break through the end of fall semster (11/1/2021-12/22/2021)

$37 if returned from the end of fall semester and before spring break ((12/23/2021-3/11/2022)

$0 if returned at spring break or later (3/12/2022-5/12/2022)

All student vehicles parked on campus between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. are required to have a valid student parking permit displayed on the rearview mirror so the permit is clearly visible through the windshield with the permit number facing outward.

Students living on campus will be required to park only in one of the designated overnight parking lots. These lots include Lots 1A, 1B, 15, 16, & 17. A special colored parking permit will be issued to on campus residents.

If your permit is lost or stolen, you can purchase a new permit from the Facilities Office Manager located in Tower Hall room 2622 or scotter@css.edu.  Please report lost or stolen permits to the Safety and Security Manager as soon as possible, a temporary permit will be issued for 48 hours. Unless reported to the Safety and Security Manager, you will be responsible for all citation fines issued to your permit number.

Students are not allowed to sell their parking permit to anyone else.  If you will be leaving the college during the academic year you  can turn in your parking permit to the Facilities Office Manager located in Tower Hall room 2622 or scotter@css.edu.

If you change vehicles or your license plate changes during the academic year, you are able to up date your vehicle information by going to the Parking-Transportation web page at: http://www.css.edu/parking and clicking on “Manage My Parking Account” and then clicking on “Manage Your Vehicles”. This will allow you to update your new vehicle information.

Faculty/Staff Parking Application

(this application is good for the 2021-2022 Academic Year)

The cost for a parking permit is $150.00 for the full academic year which includes all applicable taxes. All employees will pay for the permit through payroll deduction. The deduction will be spread over 16 pay periods starting with the September 10, 2021 paycheck and continuing through the April 8, 2022 paycheck.  The cost for a parking permit  for faculty and staff hired within the academic year will be based on the remaining pay periods.

All faculty and staff requiring a CSS Parking Permit must complete the on-line parking permit application on the CSS Parking –Transportation web page at: http://www.css.edu/parking

All faculty/staff vehicles parked on campus between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. are required to have a valid faculty/staff parking permit displayed on the rearview mirror so the permit is clearly visible through the windshield with the permit number facing outward. Parking permits are required from the first day of classes each year until the last day of classes. The fee paid is a registration fee and not a guarantee of a parking space.

If your permit is lost or stolen, you can purchase a new permit from the Facilities Office Manager located in Tower Hall room 2622 or scotter@css.edu.   Please report lost or stolen permits to the Safety and Security Manager as soon as possible, a temporary permit will be issued for 48 hours. Unless reported to the Safety and Security Manager, you will be responsible for all citation fines issued to your permit number.

If you change vehicles or your license plate changes during the academic year, you are able to up date your vehicle information by going to the Parking-Transportation web page at: http://www.css.edu/parking and clicking on “Manage My Parking Account” and then clicking on “Manage Your Vehicles”. This will allow you to update your new vehicle information.

Employees will be issued only one permit to transfer between registered vehicles. Additional permits may be purchased.  Contact the Facilities Office Manager to make arrangements at ext. 6451 or scotter@css.edu.

Faculty and staff that have outstanding parking citations will not be allowed to register for a parking permit until all fines are cleared.

Permit Application Process

The parking permit application is an on-line form and can be accessed at the St. Scholastica home webpage at: http://www.css.edu/parking.

To complete the application, you will need your CSS Network ID/Password log-in and vehicle make, model, color, year, state, and license plate number.

Commuter Parking Lots

College Commuter Parking Lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6A,  8, 12, 13, and 14 require a 2018-2019 CSS parking permit Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  No parking is allowed in these lots seven (7) days a week between 2 a.m. – 7 a.m.

Commuter faculty, staff and students are allowed to park in the designated overnight parking lots in the event all the commuter parking lots are full.

Commuter faculty, staff and students that will be traveling for college business or events and leaving their vehicle on campus while traveling, must park their vehicle in one of the Designated College Overnight Parking Lots.

On Campus Student Resident Parking

Students living on campus are required to park only in one of the designated overnight parking lots between the hours of 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. .    A special colored parking  permit will be issued to on campus residents.

Designated College Overnight Parking Lots

Designated overnight parking is permitted only in parking lots 1A, 1B, 15, 16 & 17. A current 2020-2021 CSS parking permit decal is required in these lots Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and seven (7) days a week between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m.

Visitor Parking Lots

Parking lot 7 – Sixteen spaces are available in front of Somers Hall

Parking lot 9 – Nine spaces are available along the north side of the 3rd floor entrance to the Science Building.  These spaces are for visitors to the Admissions Department only.

Parking lot 10 – Fourteen spaces are available in front of the Chapel/Library

Visitor parking is enforced Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

No parking is allowed in these lots seven (7) days a week between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m.

Permits for the visitor parking spaces are required and available in the Admissions Office (room Tower 1101), Security office (room Tower 19), or at the Somers Hall Information Desk. Vehicles without a properly completed visitor permit will be issued a citation.

Faculty, staff and students may not use visitor parking from 7 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Citations issued to Faculty, staff and students during this listed time are not able to be appealed.

Guest Overnight Parking

All guest vehicles must be parked in one of the College’s Designated Overnight Parking Lots (1A, 1B, 15, 16 & 17) seven (7) days a week between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m.  Guest vehicles are not required to have a parking permit during this time.  If a Guest vehicle will be on campus between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday – Friday, they must acquire a visitor parking permit from Campus Security.

Holiday/Break Parking

Parking is permitted in any College designated parking lot during academic breaks and extended holiday breaks with the exception of visitor parking that will still be enforced Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The no overnight parking remains in effect seven (7) days a week between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. in lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6A, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12,  13, and 14.

Handicapped Parking

Handicap parking is enforced 24 hour a day 7 days a week and requires a state handicap parking permit.

Three spaces are located at the entrance to the Burns Wellness Commons (Parking Lot 2A)

Two spaces are located at the west entrance to Parking Lot 3

Seven spaces are located at the entrances to the Mitchell Auditorium/Student/ Union (Parking Lot 3)

Three spaces are located at the front entrance to Somers Hall (Parking Lot 7)

Three spaces are located in Parking Lot 8

Two spaces are located in Parking Lot 9

Three spaces are located at the entrance to the Library/Chapel (Parking Lot 10)

Three spaces are located at the front entrance to Cedar Hall

Three spaces are located at the front entrance to Kerst Hall

Three Spaces are located at the front entrance to Scanlon Hall

Violations in the designated state handicap parking areas can not be appealed.

Temporary CSS Medical Need Parking

Two (2) spaces are located in Parking Lot 2A by the lower east entrance to the Burns Wellness Commons, three (3) at the entrance of Parking Lot 3 outside of the Mitchell Auditorium/Student Union, and three (3) spaces in Science Building Parking Lot 8.

A Medical Need Parking Permit (MNPP) is a temporary parking permit for areas in which CSS faculty, staff or students are not normally eligible to park, but who have a need for access to reserved parking due to a short-term medical condition not covered under State Handicap Parking rules. Conditions that would make a person eligible for a CSS Medical Need Parking Permit include, but are not limited to: short-term physical rehabilitation, e.g., from surgery, injury, or chronic health condition; casts, crutches, or splints; pregnancy; and time-limited respiratory conditions, e.g., pneumonia or bronchitis.

To request a temporary CSS Medical Need Parking Permit, a Health Care Provider and Applicant Form must be presented to the Safety and Security Manager located in room Tower Hall 2624. The Health Care Provider and Applicant forms can be obtained from the Safety and Security Manger or from the Transportation-Parking web page at: http://www.css.edu/parking.

Violations in the designated medical need parking area can not be appealed.

Motorcycle/Scooter Parking

Commuter students, faculty and staff – Motorcycles/scooters are not required to display a CSS parking permit but MUST park in one of the two designated motorcycle/scooter parking areas. Any motorcycle/scooter parked outside of these areas are subjected to ticketing and towing under the colleges parking regulations.

Designated commuter motorcycle/scooter parking areas:

Parking Lot 3 – a marked section of parking along the curbed area next to the 3rd floor entrance to Somers Hall to include the cross-hatched area and up to three additional parking spaces.

Parking Lot 13 – a marked section of parking to include the cross-hatched area on the east side of the parking lot and up to two additional parking spaces.

The designated commuter motorcycle/scooter parking areas will be seasonal and will be effective during the following times:

Fall semester – September 7, 2021 to November 12, 2021

Spring semester – March 21, 2022 to May 13, 2022

The fall end and spring start dates may change due to weather conditions.

On-campus residential students – Students living on campus will be allowed to only parking their motorcycles/scooters in one of the designated overnight parking lots in a general parking space. We encourage riders to share parking spaces. Motorcycles/scooters are not required to display a CSS parking permit. Students are only allowed to have one vehicle on campus, so if you have a motorcycle/scooter on campus, you can not have another vehicle on campus.

At no time shall motorcycles/scooters be operated or parked on sidewalks, concrete areas, grass, or other landscape. Motorcycles/scooters are to ONLY be driven on asphalt roadways and parking lots.

DTA

For information on the free DTA UPass programs, go to: http://www.css.edu/parking.

$5 Daily Parking Permits

The College has established a new on-line process for Faculty, Staff, and Students to purchase  $5 Daily parking passes.  Purchases will need to be made with a credit card only.

Here is the link to access the Daily Parking Permit Form: https://www3.css.edu/facilities/dailyparkingpermit/

$5 Daily parking passes are valid for one day only.  Daily permits must be visibly displayed on the driver’s side of the vehicle dashboard.

Roadway Parking

No parking is allowed on the campus roadways except for special events that have approval from the Safety and Security Manager.

Driving on the Grass

Driving on the grass is not allowed.

Parking Citations

Parking citations issued to students will be directly charged to the student’s account.

Grades/transcripts will be held for students with unpaid accounts.

Faculty/staff are able to pay for their parking citations either at the Cashier’s Desk located on the 1st floor of Tower Hall room 1127 (payment can be made by cash, check), or through payroll deduction. Forms for payroll deduction can be found at: http://resources.css.edu/Facilities/Documents/Payroll_Deduction.pdf.  Submit the form to the Payroll Coordinator located in Tower Hall room 2612.

When a registered vehicle receives its sixth (6), and an unregistered vehicle receives its third (3) and any subsequent parking violation (even if past violations have been paid) during the academic year for violating the College’s Parking Regulations, the vehicle will automatically be towed off campus. The charge for this towing and any storage fees will be at the owner’s expense at the current rate charged by the towing company and can not be appealed.

Refer to the Fee Schedule for parking citation fine rates.

Parking Citation Fine Payment Process

Students

Students have two options for paying a parking citation fine.

  • Parking Fine Payment Form – this is an online credit card payment process.
  • Student Account – the parking citation fine will automatically be applied to a student”s account after 14 days of the citation date.
Faculty/Staff

College employees have two options for paying a parking citation fine.

  • Parking Fine Payment Form – this is an online credit card payment process.
  • Payroll Deduction Authorization Form – The College does allow for employees to pay parking citations using the payroll deduction process. Submit the form to the Payroll Coordinator.
Unregistered Vehicle Owner Identification Process

To identify the ownership of a vehicle not registered with the college that has acquired parking violations and fines, the college will use a licensed investigative service to determine the registered owner of the vehicle.   A service fee of $50 will be applied to the responsible party of the unregistered vehicle.

Parking Citation Appeals

A committee of students, faculty and staff will review written appeals for parking citations. To submit an appeal, you must fill out an On-line Appeal Form located on the Parking-Transportation web page at: http://www.css.edu/parking.

Citations can only be appealed if submitted within 14 days of citation date.

Citations for violations in the State designated handicap, CSS Medical Need, Visitor Parking, Monastery and Benedictine Living Community parking areas are not able to be appealed.

Towing Policy

The College reserves the right to tow any vehicle in violation of the current parking policies. The College also reserves the right to tow any vehicle that is posing a threat to safety, the environment, or creating a nuisance noise, such as a vehicle security alarm, at any time. The charge for this towing and any storage fees will be at the owner’s expense at the current rate charged by the towing company and can not be appealed.

Parking Lot Snow Removal

In order to provide snow removal to maintain effective and safe parking on campus, parking lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6A, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, and 14 must be cleared of all vehicles between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. seven (7) days of the week. Unauthorized vehicles parked in the above lots overnight will be issued a parking citation and if necessary be towed off campus. The charge for this towing and storage will be at the owner’s expense at the current rate charged by the towing company and can not be appealed.

When snow removal is required from the designated permitted overnight parking lots 1A, 1B, 15, 16 , and 17, residents will be given at least 12 hours notice about which alternate parking lot(s) to use. Any vehicles not removed from these lots will be towed in accordance with the above stated guidelines.

St. Scholastica Monastery

The parking area along the stone wall in front of the Monastery is off limits to any vehicle other than those authorized by the Monastery Transportation office. A special Monastery parking permit is required to park in this lot.

Students/Faculty/Staff are not allowed to park in this lot without authorization from the Monastery. When a vehicle receives its second (2) and any subsequent parking violation (even if past violations have been paid) during the academic year for violations in this parking lot, the vehicle will automatically be towed off campus. The charge for this towing and any storage fees will be at the owner’s expense at the current rate charged by the towing company and can not be appealed.

Benedictine Living Community

The parking lots next to the Benedictine Health Center, Westwood and Marywood are reserved for employees and guests of the Benedictine Living Community. A special permit is required to park in this lot.

Students/Faculty/Staff are not allowed to park in these lots without authorization from the Benedictine Living Community. When a vehicle receives its third (3) and any subsequent parking violation (even if past violations have been paid) during the academic year for violations in theses parking lots, the vehicle will automatically be towed off campus. The charge for this towing and any storage fees will be at the owner’s expense at the current rate charged by the towing company and can not be appealed.

The College assumes no responsibility for any vehicle or its content while the vehicle is parked or operated on College property. All vehicle operators should lock or otherwise secure their vehicles when parked on campus.

Parking Citation Fine Rates

No Parking Permit $50
Visitor Parking $25
Admissions Visitor Parking $25
No parking Zone $25
Restricted Parking ( 2 am-7 am ) $25
Handicap Zone $100
Medical Need Parking $100
Parked off Pavement $25
Monastery Lot $25
Westwood/Marywood Lots $50
Benedictine Health Center $50
Parked on Roadway $25
Blocking Traffic $25
Reserved Parking $25
Driving on Grass $50 plus cost of repairs to grass

Motorcycle and Scooter Parking

In previous years, there have not been enough motorcycles/scooters on campus to implement a separate policy for motorcycles and motorized scooters; however, the growing number of these vehicles prompted the college to designate special areas this academic year for motorcycle/scooters parking.

Commuter students, faculty and staff

Motorcycles/scooters are not required to display a CSS parking permit but MUST park in one of the two designated motorcycle/scooter parking areas. Any motorcycle/scooter parked outside of these areas are subjected to ticketing and towing under the colleges parking regulations.

Designated commuter motorcycle/scooter parking areas:

Parking Lot 3 – a marked section of parking along the curbed area next to the 3rd floor entrance to Somers Hall to include the cross-hatched area and up to three additional parking spaces.

Parking Lot 13 – a marked section of parking to include the cross-hatched area on the east side of the parking lot and up to two additional parking spaces.

The designated commuter motorcycle/scooter parking areas will be seasonal and will be effective during the following times:
Fall semester – September 7, 2021 to November 12, 2021
Spring semester – March 21, 2022 to May 13, 2022
The fall end and spring start dates may change due to weather conditions.

On-campus residential students

Students living on campus will be allowed to only parking their motorcycles/scooters in one of the designated overnight parking lots in a general parking space. We encourage riders to share parking spaces. Motorcycles/scooters are not required to display a CSS parking permit. Students are only allowed to have one vehicle on campus, so if you have a motorcycle/scooter on campus, you can not have another vehicle on campus.

At no time shall motorcycles/scooters be operated or parked on sidewalks, concrete areas, grass, or other landscape. Motorcycles/scooters are to ONLY be driven on asphalt roadways and parking lots.

Campus and Parking Maps

Visitor Parking

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  1. Westwood Apartments
  2. Benedictine Living Community of Duluth
  3. St. Scholastica Monastery
  4. Chapel
  5. Library
  6. St. Scholastica Theatre
  7. Science Center
  8. Tower Hall
  9. Mitchell Auditorium/Student Union
  10. Somers Residence Hall
  11. Somers Suites
  12. Burns Wellness Commons – Reif Gymnasium
  13. Burns Wellness Commons
  14. Health Science Center

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Go Green

St. Scholastica encourages its students, faculty and staff to use alternative modes of transportation to reduce parking needs on campus and environmental impact. Check out these alternatives before choosing to drive to campus — with rising gas prices you could realize significant savings by going green!

Take the Bus – Duluth Transit Authority (DTA)

Students, part-time students, faculty, and staff can get unlimited rides anytime, anywhere in the Twin Ports with their student photo ID from a collegiate institution enrolled in the U-Pass program.

Ride a Motorcycle, Scooter or Bicycle

Seasonal space in available in Lots 3 and 13. View information on this page about motorcycle and scooter parking.

Did you know?

You can walk at a casual pace from Lot 17 (beyond Kerst Hall) to the center of campus between Tower Hall and the Science Building in less than 10 minutes. It is approximately one half of a mile. Plan ahead. Enjoy the walk and go green!

Duluth Transit Authority

The College provides free DTA bus service for all faculty, staff and students with a valid CSS ID card. All you need to do is get on the bus and show your CSS ID. This is the ultimate cost savings program for everyone and goes a long way to saving our environment from green house gasses produced by all those cars.

Parents, your student no longer needs a car to take to school. Keep it home and save money!

Duluth Transit Authority Web site
Some special features to check out:

Popular Routes

Kenwood Route 12 Bus

East 8th Route 11 Bus

Ways to get to St. Scholastica on the Bus

1. Take any incoming bus route to the downtown Duluth Transit Center. From the Transit Centertake the  Route 12 bus to St. Scholastica. Ride time from the transit center to campus is 13 minutes.

The Kenwood route 12 stops at campus approximately every 30 minutes allowing for flexible schedules to arrive or leave campus.

With a little planning and review of bus routes you can be the master of timing just by changing buses at mid routes. Below are some sample rides and total trip times.

  1. Coming from Lakeside – 38 minutes  (see sample route below)
  2. From campus to St. Mary’s Hospital – 10 minutes (see sample route below)
  3. Campus to Miller Hill Mall – 31 minutes (see sample route below)
  4. From Morgan Park  – 42 minutes (see sample route below)

DTA Park and Ride Locations

When you don’t live close to the bus route you can still drive a shorter distance to a DTA Park and Ride lot and take the bus from there.

  1. From the Calvary Road Park and Ride – 39 minutes (see route below)
  2. From the Piedmont Park and Ride –  38 minutes  (see route below)

Sample Incoming Routes

  1. From Lakeside to campus.
    There are several stops in Lake Side that one can catch the bus. We’ll use the longest route using Superior St and 60th Ave E. You can hop on the Route 7 bus at 7:23 am and ride it to Superior and 24th Ave East arriving at 7:35 am. Wait 8 minutes and jump on the Route 6 bus at 7:43 am and arrive at UMD at 7:50 am. At UMD get directly on the Route 12 bus at 7:53 am and arrive at CSS at 8:01. 38 minutes total trip time.
  2. From Morgan Park and Ride to campus
    From 88th Ave West and Idaho St. get on the Route 2 bus at 7:17 am and ride to transit center arriving at 7:42 am. From the DTA Transit Center take the Route 12 bus leaving at 7:45 am and arriving at campus at 7:59 am. Total trip time is 42 minutes.
  3. From Calvary Road Park and Ride to campus
    Get on the Route 13 bus at the Calvary Road Park and Ride at 7:10 am and ride to UMD arriving at 7:26 am. Wait 15 minutes and take the Route 12 bus at 7:41 am arriving at CSS at 7:49 am. Total trip time is 39 minutes.
  4. Trip From Piedmont Park and Ride to campus
    Get on the Route 9MT bus at 7:21 am and ride to the transit center arriving at 7:40 am. Switch to the Route 12 bus that leaves at 7:45 am and arrives at CSS at 7:59 am for a total trip time of 38 minutes.

Sample Outgoing Routes

  1. From campus to St. Mary’s Hospital
    Get on the Route 12 bus at 9:45 am and arrive at the corner of 4th Street and 6th avenue east next to St. Mary’s at 9:55 am for a total trip time of 10 minutes.
  2. From campus to Miller Hill Mall
    Take the Route 12 bus at 2:33 pm and ride down to 6th ave east and 4th street stop arriving at 2:43 pm. Wait for the Route 10H bus and get on at 2:52 pm and ride to the Mall arriving at 3:04 pm for a total trip time of 31 minutes.