Parking and Driving

All students taking at least one course on campus must display parking permits on their vehicles according to the directions printed on the permits. The SCC Business Office issues parking permits to students, staff, and faculty through the Welcome Center in the A Building. These permits are not transferable to another person or car. If for some reason, individuals have to drive a substitute car without a permit, they should advise the Security Officer or the Welcome Center in the A Building as soon as they arrive on campus.

Student vehicles are not allowed in parking spaces reserved for visitors. Vehicles that are double-parked, parked on the grass, blocking a driveway, parked over the designated parking lines, or disrupting an orderly flow of traffic are subject to a fine and may be towed away at owner expense.


The following regulations constitute SCC’s traffic code and are applicable to students, all members of the faculty and staff, and any other persons operating a motor vehicle on college-owned property. These regulations are in effect and enforced at all times.

  1. The college reserves the right to regulate the use of any and all of its vehicle-parking facilities, including: a. Denying vehicle-parking privileges to any individual and/or groups of individuals. b. Reserving vehicle-parking facilities for the exclusive use of selected and designated individuals and/or groups.
  2. The responsibility for locating legal parking spaces rests with operators of motor vehicles. Lack of parking space is not considered a valid excuse for violating any parking regulation
  3. The fact that persons park and observe others parked in violation of the regulations without receiving a citation does not mean that the regulation is no longer in effect.
  4. Operators must keep their vehicles properly registered with the college at all times.
  5. Only current vehicle permits are to be displayed according to the location specified on the permits. Vehicle permits must be removed from vehicles when they are sold or traded. Persons who have registered vehicles with the college are held responsible for all traffic violations involving those vehicles on campus.
  6. The Welcome Desk Operator in the lobby of A Building must be notified of any changes in ownership or changes in license tag numbers of any vehicles registered for operation on campus.
  7. The college reserves the right to change these regulations and to add, remove, or reallocate parking spaces as the need arises. These changes, if any, are effective with the posting of signs and/or markings as appropriate and are emailed to students via Rams Mail.

All regulations embodied in the General Statutes of North Carolina governing and regulating vehicular traffic are applicable to and are enforced on the college campus. In addition, the following regulations, which are unique to this institution, are enforced:

  1. Vehicles may not be parked in “No Parking” zones at any time
  2. The maximum speed limit on all campus streets is 20 miles per hour unless otherwise posted.
  3. Movement of traffic along the campus streets must not be obstructed by vehicles stopping in the streets or in parking lots for any purpose other than parking.
  4. Driving or parking on lawns or other areas of the campus where streets and/or parking lots are not provided is prohibited.
  5. Pedestrians are given the right-of-way at all crosswalks.
  6. All accidents involving motor vehicles that occur on college property must be reported immediately to Campus Police or Campus Security.
  7. Vehicles illegally parked or abandoned on campus will be towed away and placed in commercial storage. Towing and storage charges are the responsibility of the vehicle owner.
  8. Parking on or over lines used to separate parking spaces is a violation.
  9. Individuals with repeated violations may be banned from driving or parking on campus.