Morris College Parking 

Motor Vehicles

All students bringing motor vehicles to Morris College must register with Campus Security Services. The office is located at 100 West College Street at the entrance to  Morris College.

When registering, students must provide the vehicle registration, plus their valid driver’s license and college ID.

Parking Decals will be given upon payment received at the Business Office located in the Pinson Building, first floor with the signed registration form.

All vehicles parked on campus that are owned or used by any student, faculty/staff or overnight visitor must have a valid parking decal. Parking decals may be obtained through the office of Campus Security Services.

Parking Decals are available for purchase beginning August 19, 2019at a cost of $20.00.  The decals are valid from August 30, 2019 –July 30, 2020.

Decal Placement

The parking permit decal must be applied on the passenger’s side of the vehicle’s windshield. If you have questions about placement of a parking decal or evidence of an illegally attached decal, call Campus Security Services at 934-3258.

Visitor placards are to be displayed on the rearview mirror facing out toward the windshield.

Lost, Stolen, Damaged, or Altered Decals

If a vehicle is sold or involved in an accident that renders it inoperable, the old decal must be removed and returned to the office of Campus Security Services; a replacement permit will then be issued without additional cost.

 Lost or stolen permits must be reported to security immediately.  Failure to do so may result in the owner’s vehicle being fined and/or towed from campus.

Altering a parking decal is a violation of the college’s parking policy. This may result in the vehicle being towed and the owner being fined and/or referred to the Dean of Student Affairs.  Altered permits will be confiscated and the vehicle’s owner will lose their parking privileges for the remainder of the academic year.

First-year Student Vehicle Policy

First-year students are not permitted to bring a privately-owned vehicle to campus.

If a rare exception to this policy is needed for an emergency, medical or family reasons, please contact the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs for instructions.


Failure to register vehicles with Campus Security Services will result in a $10 fine for each event of non-compliance.


It is the responsibility of each student, faculty/staff member and visitor to be familiar with the locations on campus where parking is permitted and any/all rules pertaining to parking on campus.

Morris College assumes no responsibility or liability for fire, theft, damage to or loss of any vehicle or any article left therein.

It is the responsibility of any operator/owner of a vehicle which receives a ticket to respond to that ticket; to properly identify themselves in communication regarding that ticket to the Business Office.


Parking enforcement is the responsibility of Morris College Campus Security Services. Parking regulations and enforcement are in effect 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Security officers may require identification of any person(s) on campus. Refusal to comply may result in the issuance of a citation, a towed vehicle and/or notification of the Sumter City Police Department.

A ticket being issued to a vehicle constitutes a communication that there has been some problem issue observed pertaining to the parking of that vehicle.

Prohibited Parking Areas

  • Parking is always prohibited in driveways, walkways, building exits, behind residence halls, fire lanes, on grass or any place that would inhibit access of emergency vehicles. In such cases, the vehicle will be towed with or without notice and stored at the owner’s expense.
  • Vehicles that are not parked inappropriately designated spaces or in the properly designated location handicap parking, etc.) will receive a parking ticket and/or may be towed without warning or notice.

Loading and Unloading Vehicles

Vehicles may be parked temporarily in drive/roadways for up to 20 minutes for loading or unloading; this is provided that the emergency flashers are activated, AND the driver is readily available to move the vehicle.

Vehicles parked for more than 20 minutes may be ticketed and/or towed without warning or notice. 

Persons must notify Security Services before loading/unloading vehicles in those areas.


Specific violations are as follows:

01 No Decal / Expired Decal $10.00
02 Parked in or Blocking Fire Lane /  Driveway  (All driveways are designated as fire lanes) $25.00
03 Not in a Parking Space $10.00
04 Restricted Area (Loading Dock, etc.) $25.00
05 Parked or Driven on Grass or Walkwa  $10.00
07 Other: (Specify cite4d violation in notes $10.00
09 Abandoned/Disabled Vehicle $25.00
10 Visitor Parking Only $10.00
11 Handicap Parking Only $100.00

Vehicle Banned / Habitual Violator

(Unregistered vehicles of unknown ownership accumulating 5 or more unanswered parking tickets are subject to be towed from campus. Registered vehicles accumulating 15 or more ticketed violations, other than pertaining to registration alone are reported for STUDENT CONDUCT review. Such vehicles may also be banned from campus for the remainder of the academic year pending decision made by student affairs.)

14 Warning No fine

All parking citations are due and payable within seven days of the date of the citation in the Morris College Business Office. Failure to pay fine(s) will result in Student(s) not receiving a permit to take Final Exam(s) for the affected semester.