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Stevenson's campus security staff is committed to providing a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors whenever the University is open. Security personnel are either off-duty or retired Baltimore County Police officers or Maryland State Troopers.

If you wish to contact security, dial "0" on any campus phone. This will put you in contact with the receptionist, who can call security. Emergency phones are easily accessible from all campus buildings and the parking lots.

Stevenson University's safety report is viewable online:

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  • Traffic & Parking Regulations

    Traffic & Parking Regulations

    The following regulations have been designed for the general safety of the campus community. These regulations apply to all students, faculty, and staff members of Stevenson University. All rules and regulations will be enforced.

    General Information

    Pedestrians at intersections and designated crosswalks have the right-of-way at all times. The maximum speed limit on roadways and in all parking areas on both campuses is 15 miles per hour. Traffic signs have been installed for your protection and safety. Please drive with extreme caution for your safety and the safety of others.

    Registration of Personal Vehicles

    All personal vehicles that will be parked on the Greenspring Campus or the Owings Mills Campus must be registered by September 15 of each year or within 15 days of your arrival to either one of the Stevenson University Campuses.

    Registration of the vehicle and parking hang tags may be obtained at the following locations:

    Resident Students - The Residence Life reception desk in the Ratcliffe Community Center on the Owings Mills Campus.

    Commuter Students - The Student Activities Desk in the Manuszak Center on the Greenspring Campus or the Student Activities Office in Rockland Center on the Owings Mills Campus.

    Faculty and Staff - The Human Resources Office in Knott Hall on the Greenspring Campus or at the Campus Security Office in the Ratcliffe Community Center on the Owings Mills Campus.

    You will need your SU identification card and the vehicle state registration card to register your vehicle.

    Parking Regulations

    Owings Mills Campus

    Resident students may park in the areas that are adjacent to the residence halls, with the exception of Wooded Way which has color designated parking for specific residents based on a lottery system, and Rockland Center only on the Owings Mills Campus. Resident students may not park in the following parking lots:

    • Garrison Hall
    • Brown School of Business & Leadership
    • Caves Sports & Wellness Center

    Commuter students may park anywhere on the Owings Mills Campus except for the following restrictions:

    • Residence Hall lots
    • Restricted parking areas at Garrison Hall, Broadridge, and the Stadium

    Faculty and Staff may park anywhere on the Owings Mills Campus except for the restricted areas at Garrison Hall, Broadridge, and the Stadium.

    Greenspring Campus

    Resident and commuter students are permitted to park in any unrestricted general parking area on the Greenspring Campus. Restricted areas include but are not limited to:

    • Cottage Lane
    • Administration area
    • Faculty areas
    • Visitor areas on the front circle
    • Visitor areas in front of Knott Hall

    Faculty and Staff are permitted to park in any unrestricted general parking areas.

    Parking or driving is prohibited on grass plots, tree plots, construction areas, or where it will physically mar the landscaping of the campus, create a safety hazard, interfere with the use of University facilities or hinder the free movement of traffic.

    Visitor Parking

    On the Greenspring Campus, visitor parking is located on the front circle of the University with a 2-hour time limit. These reserved spaces are not to be used by students or employees of the University.

    On the Owings Mills Campus:

    • General visitors may park in any unrestricted parking areas.
    • Between the hours of 9 p.m. - 6 a.m., all visitors of Resident Students, including Stevenson University commuter students, must stop at the Security Office in the Ratcliffe Community Center to obtain a parking permit.

    Maryland Law and Stevenson University policy restricts the use of handicapped spaces to individuals with special needs.

    Persons with special needs are requested to register their vehicles with Campus Security so that arrangements can be made to assure that an appropriate parking space is available for them while attending classes at Stevenson University.

    Temporary handicapped permits are available to members of the community for short and long term convalescence.


    Fee Schedule for Parking Violations:

    • General parking violations: $50.00 for each offense
    • Parking in handicapped spaces: $98.00 for each offense
    • Moving violations including speed, failure to stop at stop signs, etc.: $75.00 for each offense
    • Failure to register a vehicle: $50.00

    Fines must be paid in the Student Accounts Office located in Garrison Hall on the Owings Mills Campus within 30 days from the date the ticket was issued.

    If the fine is not paid within 30 days, it will be doubled and transcripts will be withheld until payment is received. After the initial 30 days, a notice will be sent to the violator's home.

    Any violation that requires a Maryland State Motor Vehicle record check will have a surcharge of $35.00 added to the fine.

    Citations may be appealed.


    Members of the university wishing to appeal a citation should submit a copy of the citation and three (3) copies of a typewritten appeal to the Security Director describing in detail why the fine is being appealed. The appeal must be filed within 30 days from the date of the parking violation notice.

    The Citation Appeals Board will convene about once a month to consider written appeals. Decisions will be by majority vote of the Board. A written memo will be sent to the appellant stating the decision of the Board. The decisions of the Citation Appeals Board are final.

  • Shuttle Service

    Shuttle Service & Schedule

    Stevenson University's complimentary shuttle service operates Monday through Saturday, except on holidays. During the summer, winter, and spring breaks, there is no scheduled service. Shuttle service will be provided as needed. On Fridays when classes are in session, the last shuttle departs from the Owings Mills Campus at 5:30 p.m. and from the Greenspring Campus at 6 p.m.

    Passengers are reminded that eating, drinking, and smoking are not permitted onboard the shuttles. In order to eliminate distractions from the driver, as well as for rider safety, it is necessary to maintain proper behavior on the shuttles. Every effort is made to provide safe and timely shuttle service for everyone. Seating is done on a first come, first served basis. In order to make sure students arrive at classes on time, it is encouraged that they arrive at the shuttle stop prior to departing time. Drivers are unable to wait past the scheduled departure times in order to maintain the schedule and get riders to their destinations on time.

    Shuttles board in front of the library building at the Greenspring Campus and the Ratcliffe Community Center on the Owings Mills Campus.

    Please visit the portal to see the Shuttle Schedule.

  • Safe Escort Service

    Safe Escort Service

    Requesting an Escort

    We provide escort services to all members of the campus community who walk to or from the parking lot or classes. Escorts can be arranged on the Greenspring Campus by dialing 410-486-7000 or on the Owings Mills Campus by dialing 443-352-4500.

    Security personnel are on duty during the hours the University is open. Parking lots are regularly patrolled throughout the day and evening.

    Emergency Phone Locations

    For your safety, the University has installed emergency phones on both the Greenspring and Owings Mills Campuses. At Greenspring, emergency phones are located in the parking lot, the Dawson Center, Knott Hall, the Manuszak Center, and in all elevators. At Owings Mills, emergency phones are located in the parking lot, and the quad-side entrances to the residence halls.

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