Traffic and Parking
Skateboarding and Skating Regulations
Whether on roller skates, in-line skates, roller blades, foot propelled scooters, or skateboards, skating across the Winthrop University campus can be a means to get around from class or to your office. However, please remember that skaters share the campus with thousands of others. It is important that skaters use safety, courtesy and caution, not only for their protection, but for the other members of the community. Campus Police intends these regulations to make everyone's skating, safe, fun, and convenient while on the Winthrop University campus.
Skating: Guidelines and Rules
On campus, the use of in-line skates and skateboards is permitted for individual transportation being used as a form of point-to-point transportation on the following:
- Parking lots
- Pathways designed for bicycle and pedestrian traffic
All skaters and skateboards
- Only cautious use of skates and skateboards will be permitted on campus.
- Obey all stop and yield signs and yield right-of-way to pedestrians, motorized vehicles, and bicycles while on pathways and to emergency vehicles in all circumstances.
- Skating and skateboarding for recreation are permitted on the roadway around Winthrop Lake, subject to these guidelines.
Skateboards, roller skates and in-line skates are prohibited in all other areas of the campus including but not limited to the following:
- Hand rails
- Brick patios
- Sitting walls
- Flower planters
- Wheelchair ramps
- Inside of buildings, streets, etc.
- Retaining or landscape walls
Skating and skateboarding are not permitted in university buildings and their entrances.
Skating into Disciplinary Trouble
If a skater or skateboarder breaks these guidelines and rules, there are consequences.
- Students - Subject to being charged with a violation of the Student Conduct Code (pdf - 1.49 MB) including but not limited to item IV.4., behavior or activities which endanger the safety of oneself or others.
- Non-students and visitors - Subject to being asked to leave campus and university property. For repeat offenders a trespass warning may be issued and an arrest is possible.
- All violators - Subject to having skateboard and skate equipment confiscated by Campus Police.