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Freshmen and Sophomores


Parking Information for Freshmen and Sophomore Resident Students

Freshmen (first-year students) and sophomore (second-year students) who reside in Buffalo State residence halls are not permitted to register or park a vehicle on campus. All students, regardless of level (i.e. first year, second year) who reside off-campus may register a vehicle for on-campus parking. Pre-college credits, advanced placement credits, CLEP credits, and the like are not relevant to this regulation. Any credit awarded for coursework taken prior to high school graduation or during the summer does not change student status as it relates to being a first- or second-year student.

Students entering their third year (i.e. fifth semester) at Buffalo State are eligible to register a vehicle on campus even if they have not completed enough credits to obtain junior standing. They are no longer considered first or second year students. Students who begin as sophomore’s in the spring semester of an academic year are permitted to register a vehicle on campus for the coming fall semester, even though they may not have accumulated sufficient credits to attain junior standing.

Exceptions to Freshmen and Sophomore Parking Rules

Exceptions to parking registration rules for resident freshmen and sophomores will be considered for the following reasons:

Medical reasons: Requires a letter from a licensed physician indicating a legitimate medical need. This letter should explain in detail the nature of the problem, the reason(s) for the student to have ready access to their own transportation and the time-frame being projected for this need.

Employment: Freshmen and sophomores are strongly encouraged to find employment either on campus or in the local community. Appeals should include a signed letter on company letterhead from employer stating days and hours of employment. Letter shall include employer's telephone number. A current payroll stub may also be required.

Academic: Requires a legitimate written justification from a faculty member stating the reason for exception; a description of approved off-campus credit-bearing program must be included.

Other exceptional circumstances will be considered by the Parking Appeals Committee.

Requests for exceptions to this policy are to be submitted in writing by the student to: Director of Parking Services, Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222. Requests will be reviewed by the Parking Appeal Committee. Decisions of this board are final and not subject to further appeal.

All waivers to this policy will be issued for a specific period of time as determined by the committee. If a student that has been issued a waiver to this policy receives a violation to the campus parking policy, the waiver will be revoked.


Motorist Assistance Program

Safe Escort Program

Keeping Campus Safe

University Police

Parking Services Office

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