Snow Emergencies

The Sage Colleges Snow Emergency Policies are intended to facilitate the removal of snow from our parking lots and maximize the number of parking spots available on the campus. It shall govern the plowing and removal of snow when a snow emergency is declared by The Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Director of Facilities Management and Planning or the Director of Public Safety. All students, faculty and staff are expected to familiarize themselves with this policy and act accordingly.

Troy Campus

Effective 1/21/00, the following shall be the snow emergency policy for the Troy campus.

  1. A snow emergency means that it is necessary for the College to plow and/or remove snow, and that it is further necessary to move a significant number of vehicles from College parking lots to do so.
  2. A snow emergency does not necessarily mean that classes are cancelled or the College is closed.
  3. Whenever possible, snow emergencies will be declared during evening and early morning hours, when the fewest number of vehicles are on campus.
  4. When a snow emergency is declared, an announcement of that fact will be posted to Campus Cruiser and a global voicemail will be sent to all Sage telephones. Those notices shall indicate that a snow emergency has been declared and shall provide specific information as to parking regulations and times for plowing.
  5. When a snowfall is predicted, students, staff and faculty are responsible for checking Campus Cruiser and voicemail.
  6. Students and staff shall not be required to move their vehicles unless a snow emergency has been declared.
  7. When a snow emergency is declared, all parking regulations specific to resident, commuter or staff/faculty status shall be waived for the duration of the snow emergency. All other parking regulations shall remain in effect.
  8. When a snow emergency is declared, vehicles will first be moved from all parking lots except Lot 6, which is the "Big Lot" located on First St. between Division St. and Liberty St. Vehicles moved may be parked either in Lot 6 or on the street.
  9. The vacated lots will be plowed and/or snow removed.
  10. All vehicles will be removed from Lot 6. They may be parked in any other Sage lot, which will have been plowed. They may also be parked on the street.
  11. Lot 6 shall be plowed and/or snow removed.
  12. At the completion of the plowing of lot 6, all resident student vehicles must be returned to Lot 6, no later than 7AM on a day the College is open for business.
  13. Resident students who leave campus without their vehicles, or staff/ faculty who leave vehicles on campus while travelling, shall make arrangements prior to leaving campus for someone to move their vehicle according to this policy in the event of a snow emergency.
  14. Vehicles not complying with these procedures will be moved or towed by a tow company contracted by the Sage Colleges. Whenever possible, vehicles displaying a valid Sage College parking permit will be moved to another location in a Sage lot. Vehicles not displaying a valid Sage parking permit will be towed from our lots. Resident students having overnight guests should assure that those guests obtain temporary parking permits.
  15. Fees assessed for the moving or towing of vehicles not complying with this policy shall be the responsibility of the owner of the vehicle and not the responsibility of The Sage Colleges. The Sage Colleges is not responsible for damages to vehicles towed from Sage lots during a snow emergency.
  16. Persons moving their vehicles to City streets during a snow emergency shall obey all relevant City of Troy parking regulations.

Albany Campus

Effective 11/22/05, the following shall be the snow emergency policy for the Albany campus.

  1. A snow emergency means that it is necessary for the College to plow and/or remove snow, and that it is further necessary to move a significant number of vehicles from College parking lots to do so.
  2. A snow emergency does not necessarily mean that classes are cancelled or the College is closed.
  3. Whenever possible, snow emergencies will be declared during evening and early morning hours, when the fewest number of vehicles are on campus.
  4. When a snow emergency is declared, an announcement of that fact will be posted to Campus Cruiser and a global voicemail will be sent to all Sage telephones. Those notices shall indicate that a snow emergency has been declared and shall provide specific information as to parking regulations and times for plowing.
  5. When a snowfall is predicted, students, staff and faculty are responsible for checking Campus Cruiser and voicemail.
  6. Residents of the University Heights Common Suites who have Sage parking permits will not receive the voicemails described above. They must refer to announcements posted on Campus Cruiser.
  7. Students and staff shall not be required to move their vehicles unless a snow emergency has been declared.
  8. When a snow emergency is declared, all parking regulations specific to resident, commuter or staff/faculty status shall be waived for the duration of the snow emergency. All other parking regulations shall remain in effect.
  9. When a snow emergency is declared, vehicles will first be moved from the lot directly behind the Albany Campus Residence Hall. There should be no vehicles parked between the Residence Hall building and the CMS property line. They may be parked in any other SCA parking lot.
  10. That lot will be plowed and/or snow removed.
  11. All vehicles will then be moved to the lot behind the Albany Campus Residence Hall so that all other parking lots and roadways can be plowed.
  12. Resident students who leave campus without their vehicles, or staff/ faculty who leave vehicles on campus while traveling, shall make arrangements prior to leaving campus for someone to move their vehicle according to this policy in the event of a snow emergency.
  13. Vehicles not complying with these procedures will be moved or towed by a tow company contracted by the Sage Colleges. Whenever possible, vehicles displaying a valid Sage College parking permit will be moved to another location in a Sage lot. Vehicles not displaying a valid Sage parking permit will be towed from our lots. Resident students having overnight guests should assure that those guests obtain temporary parking permits.
  14. Fees assessed for the moving or towing of vehicles not complying with this policy shall be the responsibility of the owner of the vehicle and not the responsibility of The Sage Colleges. The Sage Colleges is not responsible for damages to vehicles towed from Sage lots during a snow emergency.
  15. Persons moving their vehicles to City streets during a snow emergency shall obey all relevant City of Albany parking regulations and should be aware of City of Albany snow emergency plan.