Parking at LTS
"City life" presents us with many interesting adventures, including parking. Fortunately, the Seminary has several parking zones designated for members of our community. To keep things running smoothly, folks should park only in their designated parking zones.
Students, Faculty, Staff and Visitors: To receive a parking permit see Rose Germeyer in the Business Office, 2nd floor of the Schaff Library. Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:30AM-5PM (with an hour lunch from 12-1PM) and Fridays, 8:30AM-4:30PM (with an hour lunch from 12-1PM). Feel free to call Rose at 717-290-8725.
In each zone of the campus there are designated handicapped parking spots for easier access to sidewalks and ramps. In the West Lot these spots are closer to the sidewalk that leads to the Lark Building wheelchair lift. In the Commuter Parking lots behind Richards Hall the reserved space provides convenient access to both the ADA door that enters the basement level of the building and the ramp that leads to the main section of campus.
Three spaces are provided for visitors who will be on campus for 30 minutes or less. For visits longer than 30 minutes, visitors should request a parking pass from the President's Office, the Library or the Business Office. As a commitment to our hospitality, LTS community members should resist the temptation to park in these spots.
Faculty & Staff Parking – West Lot
The remainder of the West Lot is reserved for Faculty and Staff parking. When special events are held on campus, the West Lot is open to visitor parking as well. The West Lot may also be used by students who have evening classes after 5 pm who have a student parking tag.
Three parking spaces are reserved for customers of Cokesbury Bookstore. Because Cokesbury rents these spaces from the Seminary it is important that members of our community respect this contractual agreement and avoid parking in these spaces for reasons other than business with the bookstore.
Residential parking is reserved for tenants who live on campus in Nevin, Harner, and Bowman. A residential parking tag or temporary tag issued from the Business Office is necessary for these areas. Parking for residents is included in residential rental fees. Please respect residents' space.
Commuters who rent rooms in Richards Hall for more than two nights per week receive a special parking pass for the area directly behind their short-term residence. In the event that extra spaces are available, they will be assigned to Richards residents based on history of prior usage.
With its entrance beside the President's home, the Pine Street Lot is situated directly behind the 500-block Pine Street homes. The Pine Street Lot serves as primary parking for day commuters. However, the Pine Street Lot is sometimes made available during campus events to provide overflow parking for other permit zones as announced. During these times, parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Pine Street Lot is protected by an electronic gate. Authorized lot users may obtain a gate key from the Business Office.
In addition to the designated campus parking lots, street parking is available on all four streets around the perimeter of the seminary campus. This parking is shared with F&M and local residents and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. By city ordinance, diagonal parking spaces on College Avenue should be backed into only. All other parking is parallel. Within a few blocks of campus, Lancaster City has marked several residential zones for parking by permit only. To avoid fines, pay careful attention to posted signs. For more information on parking around Lancaster, visit the Lancaster Parking Authority: http://www.lancasterparkingauthority.com/index.asp.
Parking violations carry the risk of fines. Currently, fines are assessed by both the city and the seminary for various infractions.
For more information on city fines, visit the Lancaster City billing website.