Criswell students, employees, and visitors are encouraged to park inside the Criswell College parking lot located at 4009 Junius St. opposite the college’s main entrance. All vehicles parked in Criswell parking must either display a valid Criswell parking decal on the front windshield or be recorded in the Visitor’s Parking Log at the campus receptionist desk, unless there is a campus event open to outside visitors. Each vehicle must be appropriately parked within the markings of a singular parking space (exceptions may be granted by Campus Police for larger vehicles). No vehicle is permitted to be parked either overnight or over a weekend in any Criswell parking lot without prior approval from Campus Police.
Criswell parking decals are issued free of charge to students at Student Services and to employees by Campus Police. All Criswell parking decals expire each year on September 1st and are reissued to current students and employees at the beginning of their first semester. New employees receive theirs during their first week of employment with the college. The decals are to be displayed on the lower right corner of the windshield on the passenger side (when sitting inside your vehicle).
Parking warnings and citations are issued for the following parking violations:
- Missing/invalid decal
- Improper decal display
- Parking in visitor/handicapped space
- Vehicle not within stall lines
- Parking in area not reserved for vehicle parking
- Obstructing drive/entrance
- Parking in loading zone
- Fire/safety hazard
- Parking in restricted area
- Missing/expired vehicle registration
Visitors are encouraged to park their vehicles in visitor parking spaces and record their vehicles in the Visitors Parking Log at the campus receptionist desk. The record of the vehicle in the Visitors Parking Log permits the vehicle to be parked in Criswell Parking for the same day it is recorded. All unidentified vehicles parked in the Criswell parking lot are subject to being towed.
Any vehicles parked by Criswell employees or students on the Dallas Theological Seminary campus are subject to the DTS Parking Regulations. Those affiliated with Criswell College who reside at DTS must display their current Criswell parking decal and DTS resident hang tag when parking in DTS parking lots designated for DTS residents. Any unpaid DTS parking tickets will be charged to the Criswell student’s account.
Bicycles on Campus
Bicycles must be either secured to the bicycle rack located near the College’s main entrance or parked inside the gym (as permitted by Campus Police). Bicycles are not to be secured to the metal wrought iron fencing outside any campus building, any awning poles, sign posts, street signs, light poles, or campus trees. Bicycles found in repeated violation of these policies may have their cables cut and be impounded. Abandoned bicycles may be donated to a charity after a period of two weeks. Campus Police will attempt to locate the owner before the bicycle is either impounded or donated.