Welcome to Student Parking
Overview of Parking Permits
We have several types of permits for upper class students: regular, restricted, GLC, and temporary. Each type has different eligibility requirements and specific limitations.
- Regular permits are requested/reserved by qualifying juniors and seniors.
- Restricted permits are requested by appeal by upper class students who are not eligible for a Regular permit. We issue Lower Restricted decals and Upper Restricted decals in order to regulate parking on campus and reduce crowding.
- GLC decals are supplemental to Regular permits. Students must have the GLC decal in order to park in the two lots closest to the GLC. These decals are only offered to GLC residents, and they are limited in number.
- Temporary permits may be requested by any eligible upper class student.
First Year Students are not eligible for parking permits per our Conditional Use Permit (CUP). Please see the Parking FAQ for more info.
Parking in the Vicinity
Our Conditional Use Permit (C.U.P.) with the county of Santa Barbara prohibits students from having their vehicles parked in the "vicinity" of the college, while they are physically on the campus--unless the vehicle is parked at the student's own residence. The vicinity includes public roads in Montecito, the Montecito Covenant Church and Cold Spring School parking lots. It also includes the business areas on Coast Village Road, and nearby streets (See Vehicle Regulations).
Cold Spring Road
The speed limit on Cold Spring Road is 35 miles per hour (or 25 mph when children are present). This is enforced for the safety of pedestrians and other motorists. Westmont expects students to observe the speed limit, and to ensure that whoever operates their vehicle will do likewise. Radar is used to determine speed. If your vehicle is caught exceeding the limit, you will receive a $50 fine. A second excessive speed citation may result in the suspension of current and/or future parking permit privileges, in addition to another $50 fine.
The speed limit on campus is 15 mph. Pedestrians have the right-of-way at all times. (see Vehicle Regulations).