Students are allowed to operate automobiles on campus, provided they comply with vehicle regulations, parking, and other regulations as determined by the Vice President for Finance and Operations. A full description of automobile regulations may be found in the Student Handbook or by viewing the TMU Automobile Policy


Every person who operates a vehicle on the Truett McConnell University campus must obey all city ordinances and state laws relating to the operation, insuring, and registration of motor vehicles. A citation will be issued to anyone who violates any such law, ordinance, or regulation of Truett McConnell University. Each violation will result in a $25.00 fine unless otherwise noted. These fines will be added to the student’s bill through the Business Office.

Registration Violations

  1. Failure to register a motor vehicle on the first day the vehicle is on campus.
  2. Failure to display a permit.
  3. Improperly displaying a permit.

Parking Violations

parking map

  1. Parking in a space reserved for another class of permit. Exceptions: After 5:00 p.m. until 7:45 a.m. each day, students may park at the outdoor pool, at the lower dining hall, in all yellow commuter lots across campus, and Cofer Library as space permits.
  2. Parking in a space marked “Handicapped” or “Visitor.”
  3. Parking in any roadway.
  4. Parking in a space marked “Reserved.”
  5. Parking on grassy areas.
  6. Double parking or blocking a parked vehicle.
  7. Parking in more than one space in marked parking areas.
  8. Parking outside of a marked parking space.
  9. Parking on Sutton Drive is prohibited at all times.
  10. Student cannot at any time park in the upper Dining Hall lot or the exit road from the Dining Hall.

Moving Violations

  1. Driving on campus between 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  2. Driving in excess of the speed limit. (15 m.p.h. campus-wide)
  3. Driving in a careless, reckless, or imprudent manner, including passengers. This shall include riding on the outside of the vehicle, riding in the trunk of a vehicle, or hanging out of a vehicle. ($50.00 fine)
  4. Failure to stop at a stop sign.
  5. Riding a motorcycle without a helmet. (Driver or Passenger)
  6. Driving the wrong way on a one-way street.
  7. Driving across any grass or sidewalk.
  8. Operating or occupying a moving motor vehicle without wearing a seatbelt.
  9. Using a cell phone while driving on campus.
  10. Failure to stop for a pedestrian.

Violation Appeals

Campus Safety officers are authorized to issue citations for violations or turn incidents over to local law enforcement. Violations may be appealed within 10 days by completing the Violation Appeal Form.

*Receiving more than three citations may result in losing driving privileges and/or campus community service hours.