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Employee

A person who works at the University with a faculty/staff appointment on a full-time, part- time, temporary, or on-call basis, as long as this employment is the individual’s primary purpose on campus.

Student

Anyone, other than an employee as defined above, who is registered at or attends the University on either a part-time or full-time basis during the year including Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

Student employees, including graduate students, are considered students (not employees) when purchasing parking permits.

Visitor/Guest

Visitors/Guests are persons other than students, employees and vendors/contractors who occasionally visit SDSU for scholarly work, pleasure, conferences or business.

Motor Vehicle

Any mechanically or electronically operated device that transports persons or property used on any University controlled property or street. (i.e., automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, ATVs, mopeds, scooters, UTVs).

Motorcycle

A motorcycle is every motor vehicle with an engine size 50 cc’s or greater, having a seat or saddle for use of the rider, and is designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground.

Moped/Motor Scooter

A moped/motor scooter is a vehicle with an engine size 50 cc’s or less that is designed to travel on not more than two wheels in contact with the ground.

All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)

An ATV is an open vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider and is designed to travel on a minimum of four wheels in contact with the ground. All ATVs are required to park in regular parking stalls and display a parking permit. Any ATV parked in designated motorcycle parking will be issued a parking citation.

Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV)

An UTV is a small 2-6 person four (up to six)-wheel vehicle having a side-by-side seating arrangement and is designed to travel on a minimum of four wheels in contact with the ground. All UTVs are required to park in regular parking stalls and display a parking permit. Any UTV parked in designated motorcycle parking will be issued a parking citation.

Owner/Driver

The owner is the person whose name a vehicle is registered to with the Transportation Services Office or is registered as the owner under law is responsible for any fees that may occur. The person who is operating the motor vehicle is classified as the driver.

Accountability/Responsibility

When it is determined that a University employee or student has the same address or last name as the registered owner of a vehicle with outstanding citations, a review will be performed to determine who is the responsible party. Based upon information obtained from the University and the Department of Motor Vehicles, the affiliated employee or student may be held responsible for those citations, rather than the registered owner.

Parking Stall

A legal parking stall consists of the area within painted lines on the street and/or lot, designating a single parking area.

Meter

An electronic unit that requires payment in the form of U.S. quarters or credit/debt card. Meters are located at individual parking spaces with the meter denotes a parking space.

Parked Vehicle

Any vehicle that is not in motion with or without driver present.

Parking Citation Warning

A warning can be issued to a person for violating any of the parking regulations. Warnings give notice that a violation was committed and do not result in a fine. Warning notices are given at the discretion of the officer.