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Lyndon Public Safety

Student and Campus Safety, Parking, Campus Alerts System, IDs, Escorts, and More

Your Partners in a Safe and Vibrant Campus

Northern Vermont University-Lyndon is committed to ensuring that the campus remains a safe and vibrant learning environment. Safety personnel patrol the entire campus by foot and vehicle twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. To enhance safety on campus, the department also operates a student-escort service upon request. Escorts are radio-dispatched and patrol the campus as a team when not doing the actual escort.

The Northern Vermont University-Lyndon Public Safety Office, located by the third floor lobby of the Vail Center, provides the following support services to the campus community:

  • Motor vehicle parking registration
  • Assistance with minor vehicle problems
  • Lost-and-found
  • Assistance in lockouts
  • I.D. cards
  • Defensive driving course
  • Education and training on various security-related issues
  • Student-escort service
  • 24-hour security patrol of campus

Need Assistance?
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The Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness Plan is used across both our campuses in Johnson and Lyndon. This plan is to be implemented in the event of a major emergency or disaster.

Download the Northern Vermont University Emergency Operations Plan.

If you have experienced or been witness to an event on campus that requires the intervention of NVU-Lyndon Public Safety or other responders, please complete and submit this form.

Traffic and Parking Regulations, NVU-Lyndon

These regulations have been established to protect the safety of faculty, staff, students and visitors and to control motor vehicle traffic and parking on campus.

All faculty, staff and students who park a motor vehicle, including motorcycles, on university property must register that vehicle with the Public Safety Department and obtain a parking permit. Parking on campus is a privilege. The owner/operator of any vehicle on campus acknowledges they have received these regulations and will operate their vehicle in accordance with these regulations and Vermont state law.

Vehicle registrations are done online. Visit to register your vehicle. Once registration is complete, permits will be mailed to the registrant or, in certain circumstances, picked up from the Public Safety Office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

  • Student parking permits:
    • $35 for full academic year.
    • $25 for single semester.
  • Permits are valid through the date indicated on the permit.
  • Permit fees are not refundable.
  • If a permit is lost or stolen, please notify Public Safety immediately.
  • There is a $25 replacement fee for lost or stolen permits.
  • Once reported lost or stolen, permits are deemed invalid and cannot be used if recovered.
  • Permits must be displayed, either hung or secured to the rearview mirror, so the permit is visible from the outside of the vehicle.
  • Permits may not be displayed in any other location.
  • Permits cannot be loaned or transferred to others.
  • Permits may be moved to another vehicle that is being operating temporarily.
  • If the permit holder has multiple vehicles, the registered permit holder may move the permit back and forth between vehicles.
  • It is the permit holder’s responsibility to ensure the permit is displayed when the vehicle is on campus.
  • If a permit holder obtains a new vehicle they must contact Public Safety to update the information on record.
  • Temporary permits may be issued on a case-by-case basis.
  • Temporary handicap permits are available for those with a documented medical condition or impairment.

Contact the Public Safety Office for more information at


The person in whose name a permit is registered or the registered owner shall be responsible for all violations occurring on campus. Vehicles that do not display a valid NVU permit, are parked in an area not designated for parking, are interfering with snow removal, are parked in a lot designated for a permit type other than the one displayed or are otherwise in violation of the university parking regulations are subject to ticketing.

Immobilization (Booting)

Vehicles that do not display a valid NVU permit and/or have accumulated three or more parking violations within an academic year may be immobilized (booted) with a mechanical device that prevents the vehicle from being operated. The immobilization device will only be removed after the operator/owner identifies themselves to the Public Safety Department to make payment arrangements for outstanding violations and pays a $50 immobilization fee. These fines/fees will be added to student accounts.

Prior to a vehicle being immobilized, notice will accompany the parking violation(s) prior to the offense that results in vehicle immobilization.  If your vehicle is immobilized do not attempt to operate your vehicle, damage will occur. If the owner of an immobilized vehicle does not contact Public Safety within 48 hours of their vehicle being immobilized, the vehicle may be towed without further notice.


Vehicles that are illegally parked in a handicap parking space, fire lane, are blocking or impeding the flow of traffic, or are creating a safety hazard (such as leaking fluids), may be Ticketed and/or towed without prior notice. If your vehicle is towed, contact Public Safety for information on retrieval.

Abandoned Vehicles

All vehicles on campus must be in operable condition. Vehicles lacking valid license plates, valid inspection stickers, or that are not registered with Public Safety, as well as those that are in such a state of disrepair that they cannot be operated, will be considered abandoned and are subject to removal at the owner’s expense.

If your vehicle has broken down and is inoperable, please notify Public Safety immediately. Vehicles that have not been moved for more than fourteen (14) days, and vehicles that pose a hazard (such as leaking fluids), are subject to immediate removal without notice.

Vehicle Maintenance

Performing vehicle maintenance (e.g., oil changes, engine work, body work, transmission repair, putting a vehicle on jack stands, etc.) on university property is strictly prohibited. A vehicle may be towed for such a violation. The exceptions to this regulation include emergency situations such as use of jumper cables or flat tire repair.  Additionally, washing of vehicles on university property is also prohibited.

Violations and Fees



No valid permit displayed $25
Parking in a prohibited area $20
Parking in a space or area reserved for others $20
Failure to obey regulatory signs $20
Occupying more than one space $20
Unsafe or negligent driving $50
Parking in handicapped space $75
Parking in fire lane $50
Driving or parking on grassy areas $20
Parking on sidewalks or on roads $20
Parking within the interior of campus $50
Immobilization (boot) fee $50
Violation of winter/sweeping parking Ban $50
Towed vehicle charge $50
Other violations $ amounts vary


  • It is possible to receive multiple violations at one time.
  • Cases of reckless driving may result in an administrative hearing and sanctions determined by the university.
  • Tickets may be e-mailed or mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle for any of the above violations.
  • Tickets not paid within 14 calendar days are considered late and a $5 late fee will be assessed.
  • Pay tickets on time to avoid the late fee.
  • Tickets can be paid online. See ticket for information.


  • Failure to respond to or pay parking or traffic tickets promptly will result in consequences. In addition to being immobilized and/or towed, operators/owners of vehicles that receive more than five (5) parking or traffic tickets in a single year may lose on-campus vehicle privileges and may have their vehicle towed from campus upon sight.
  • Permit recipients acknowledge that failure to pay parking or traffic tickets may result in a charge to the recipient’s account or in a deduction of wages owed to the individual by the university upon termination of employment.
  • Students with unpaid parking or traffic fines at the time of separation from the university may be denied copies of their transcripts, degrees or other academic records.


If you believe that a ticket was issued in error, you may appeal the ticket. Visit for more information. Appeals must be received within 14 days from the date the ticket was issued to be considered.

Additional Information

  • The university is not responsible for lost or stolen items or damage sustained to vehicles parked on campus. Do not leave valuables behind. Be sure to lock all doors and check on your vehicle regularly. Please report vandalism and theft immediately to Public Safety.
  • Residential students may park in any of the residential lots: Stonehenge, Wheelock, and Rita Bole parking lots.
  • Commuter students may park in any parking lot with the exception of the Wheelock parking lot and the Sodexo parking lot.
  • Parking on the side of the road, on yellow or white hatch marks, on the grass or in otherwise prohibited areas, will result in a Ticket. All four wheels of your vehicle must be within a designated parking space.
  • Overnight parking is allowed only in residential parking lots. Overnight parking is prohibited in all other parking lots.
  • Overnight guests should be registered with the university.
  • If leaving a vehicle for an extended period of time, please park in the Stonehenge parking lot and contact Public Safety to provide your information.
  • Overnight parking is defined as any time between midnight and 7 a.m.
  • Residential students may not park in the Faculty/Staff or Commuter and Visitor Parking lots.
  • Parking by students, faculty, or staff in the Wheelock and Rita Bole visitor parking spaces is prohibited.
  • During university breaks, between November 1 and April 15, vehicles may need to be moved from the Residential Parking lots for snow removal. Students will be notified via email if this is necessary.
  • These parking polices are subject to change.

Join the NVU-Lyndon Public Safety Student Leadership Program

Our leadership program aims to cultivate the growth of our student employees through teamwork, certifications, and goal setting. Students receive training in First Aid, CPR, AED, and other essential life skills. As our students grow into active community members through our program, they also work for NVU-Lyndon Public Safety.

Student Leadership Positions

Student Patrol Supervisor: This senior role supervises 10-15 student officers and is expected to work 16 hours per week. The student patrol supervisor shares a desk, computer, and phone in the Public Safety office. They are responsible for a select amount of department programs and initiatives which include educational bulletin boards for the college community.

Assistant Student Patrol Supervisor: The student in this advanced role acts as a shift leader, directly and indirectly supervising the work of Student Officers. The Assistant Patrol Supervisor also oversees and works with those in our Campus Safety Exploration program.

Student Officer: Student Officers regularly patrol the campus using our Guard Tour Patrol System. They are responsible for the safety of people and property on the NVU-Lyndon campus. Student Officers are trained to observe and report suspicious activity and assist in the handling of various minor incidents that happen on the campus. Student Officers work anywhere from 10-20 hours a week.

Student Reserve Officer: Reserve officers are responsible for covering gaps in the student officer schedule. This employment opportunity is great for any student looking to get their foot in the door with Public Safety but cannot commit to a full schedule.

Public Safety Dispatcher: Dispatchers are expected to work 5-10 hours a week and are positioned at the Public Safety front desk. They are responsible for dispatching calls to officers via radio and communicating with other departments when needed.

Alumni of our Student Leadership Program have gone on to become border patrol agents, correction officers, EMTs, state fire marshals, sheriffs, and more.

Apply for the NVU-Lyndon Public Safety Leadership Program

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Join the Student Exploration Program

The NVU-Lyndon Campus Safety Exploration Program, a branch of our Student Leadership Program launched in October of 2019. The Campus Safety Exploration program gives students the opportunity to explore what it’s like to be a Public Safety Officer on a college campus. This exploration will help students better understand the general Public Safety profession while also giving them a hands-on approach to minor investigations, patrol, policies and procedures, and enforcement of traffic and parking violations. Students in the program will learn how to take field notes, write incident reports and logs, and create achievable goals. CSE’s will assist our Public Safety Officers and be educated in campus safety through training, evaluation, and assessment. Upon successful completion of the Campus Safety Exploration Program, students would be eligible to join the Public Safety department Student Leadership Program as a student officer, dispatcher, or reserve officer.

The CSE position is a volunteer position designed to help students learn about the Public Safety profession and pursue future career goals in Law Enforcement and Public Safety. Students can advance to a paid position in our competitive Student Leadership Program upon successful completion.

How to Apply

Use this link to apply online.

Applications will be reviewed by members of the Public Safety team. Upon a successful application review, select applicants will be invited to meet to discuss how the Safety Exploration Program could help them reach their future goals.

A Future of Success

Campus Safety Explorers can advance to a position in the Public Safety Student Leadership Program through successful work in the Exploration Program. When a position becomes available, CSE students would be eligible for that position. This is to be determined through evaluation and assessment. The CSE students will meet with the lead public safety officers to discuss this process. Pending successful completion of the program, the CSE student would be eligible to begin in the Student Leadership Program immediately without having to apply or interview for the position.

Questions? Email