Campus Safety

At The College of New Rochelle, we are committed to ensuring our students, faculty, and staff at the College are as free as possible from any threats to their safety or well-being. In support of that commitment, numerous safety measures are in place at our Main Campus in New Rochelle as well as at our city campuses.

In the event of an emergency, please call our switchboard at (914) 654-5000 at any time.

Campus Security vehicle
  • At the Main Campus, vehicular and foot patrols are conducted by the Security Officers 24 hours/7 days a week, including holidays. At the city campuses, in Brooklyn, Co-op City, South Bronx and Harlem, Security staff is present during campus hours.
  • All Security Officers are College employees — we do not use contract security. This allows our officers to become familiar with the campus and members of the College Community. Our staff is comprised of a combination of full- and part-time employees, all of whom are licensed by New York State as Security Officers. The licensing process includes fingerprinting and a background investigation and requires 24 hours of initial instruction with an 8-hour annual in-service refresher course. Officers also participate in mandatory training programs provided regularly by the College.
  • All shifts are staffed by either the Security Director, Lieutenant, or Security Supervisors — either Sergeants or Corporals. These supervisors are identifiable by their white shirts and gold badges, and are in charge of the personnel working on their shift and for decision-making.
  • Emergency blue light phones are located around the Main Campus, outside buildings, and on poles in visible locations including the parking lots. These phones are campus extension phones, identifiable by the blue light that flashes above them. They can be used to call Security or 911 in the event of an emergency.
  • Our Security Escort Service is available 24 hours a day at the Main Campus. A uniformed officer will escort members of the College Community to or from parking lots, residence halls, or other buildings.
  • The Information/Security Center (also known as the Booth), located on Castle Place at the Main Campus, is staffed by a uniformed Security Officer from 7 a.m to midnight, seven days a week. This post is responsible for greeting and providing information to visitors to the campus. Visitor parking tags are issued through the booth.

Over the course of the year, the Safety/Security Department provides a number of programs, workshops and drop-ins designed to provide specialized information to the College Community on a host of topics, including substance abuse, relationship violence, fire safety, commuter safety, and property security. Videos and brochures covering a number of issues are also available.


Four parking lots are located on the Main Campus and are available for parking by commuter students, faculty, and staff of the College with a valid CNR Parking Tag. In addition, parking is available to faculty and staff along Castle Place.

Parking Tags

Parking tags are issued by the Security Front Office and are required for parking on Castle Place or in any of our parking lots. The fee for the tag is $10, and it is valid from September 1 until August 31 of the following year.

Parking tags should be placed on the rearview mirror facing outward. Faculty/Staff tags allow parking on Castle Place or in the parking lots in all spaces not restricted or otherwise designated. Student tags allow parking only in any of the parking lots, for commuter students only. The College also has a designated number of handicapped accessible spaces available on campus. They are, however, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Due to limited on-campus parking, resident students are not permitted to purchase parking tags or to park on campus.

Parking Enforcement

College parking regulations are enforced by the Security Department, as follows: Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, unrestricted.

  • Parking is not permitted on Castle Place between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m.
  • Under State law, parking is never permitted in a fire lane nor in the spaces designated handicapped. This parking is enforced by the City of New Rochelle as well as by the Security Department.
  • The storing of a vehicle on College property is prohibited.
  • Vehicles must be removed from the parking lots and from Castle Place during snowstorms for plowing.

Violations of the parking regulations will result in the issuance of a summons. The first summons is $5, and each summons thereafter is $10. Violations may be paid at the Security Office during office hours. Payments are accepted by cash, check or auxiliary account. The College is authorized to immobilize a car through the use of a "boot" for persistent violations of these regulations. Additionally, parking tags are not issued to individuals with outstanding parking fines.

Special Parking Needs

Members of the College Community who require special parking for medical reasons are encouraged to apply to City Hall for a temporary handicapped permit, which will entitle them to handicapped parking for a limited time.


In order to receive the most up to date information about weather closings, all faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to sign up to receive Emergency Alerts from CNR.

Announcements regarding weather closings will also be posted on the College's website and shared via the College's Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Should classes be canceled due to emergency weather conditions, the following media outlets will also be notified:


The Safety/Security Office consists of two separate units — the Front Office and the Communications Unit.

Front Office

The Front Office handles all ID card transactions, issues parking tags, coordinates vehicle reservations, and maintains the equipment associated with CNR Card transactions. This office is open as follows:

Regular Hours (Fall and Spring Semester)

  • Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Summer/Intersession Hours

  • Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

During the first two weeks of each semester and the first week of each summer session, the office is open until 7 p.m., Monday to Thursday, 5 p.m. on Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Communications Unit

The Communications Unit is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, including holidays. This unit is staffed by a security officer, supplemented by student workers at peak times. This area of the Safety/Security Office is responsible for monitoring access control and alarms, dispatching security officers, answering the College switchboard and Security phones, and controlling our enhanced 911 system.

Another function of the Communications Unit is to sign guests into the residence halls. All guests must be signed in with Security when a receptionist is not present in the residence hall. Students must call Communications — extension 4000 — to do this. Specific guidelines and information regarding guest policies can be found in the Residence Life Handbook, available from Student Development and Programs.