Bikes and Vehicles on Campus
May 12, 2017
As it now the end of the school year, this is a reminder to members of our community about moving out along with bicycles and motor vehicles that are left about the campus.
The potential for theft on campus increases greatly at this time of year. Keep yourself and your belongings safe. During the move out process, remember to lock your doors at all times and never leave your belongings unattended in hallways, lounges or other public areas, including outdoors, even for a short time. Please report suspicious persons to your ResEd student staff member and call Safety and Security at 440-775-8444.
All bicycles on campus must be registered either through the Oberlin Police Department or the Safety and Security Office. Beginning Wednesday, May 17, 2017, all bikes that are not registered and locked to a bike rack will be picked up and removed by Safety and Security. As outlined in the Student Handbook, (X. Use of Bicycles) “bicycles not removed and/or properly stored … will be considered abandoned property. If removed and stored by Campus Safety and Security, a fee of $50 will be charged for not properly storing the bicycle.” Safety and Security is not responsible for damage to locks or cables during the bike pick up. Please do not assume that the absence of your bike is a result of the bike pick up. It could be the result of theft or unauthorized use. Safety and Security maintains an inventory of all bikes that are picked up so please check with our office if you discover that your bike is missing. To claim your bike you should be able to provide proof of ownership such as the serial number. “Any bicycles not claimed after September 15 … will be disposed of by Oberlin College.”
Motor vehicles may not be left or stored on the college campus over the summer. Vehicles may not be parked on Oberlin city streets for longer than 48 consecutive hours as they will be ticketed by the city police and may be towed. Should you want to leave your vehicle over the summer, it is recommended that you contact a local storage facility to make those arrangements. Vehicles found that are left on campus for the summer after June 1 may be towed and stored at the owner’s expense.
Students staying for Commencement must only park in assigned student spaces for Commencement week and weekend. Due to the increased amount of visitors anticipated for the Commencement Ceremony, Student Commencement Workers are requested to park in the Union Street Lot over the weekend.
Vehicles belonging to approved summer workers, summer residents or those attending conferences and displaying a Conference Services parking permit are allowed to park on campus during the summer.