May 21, 2022  
2021-22 New Student Orientation Guide 
    
2021-22 New Student Orientation Guide

Campus Safety & Parking


Campus Safety Department

1085 Barclay Circle

The safety of every member of the Life University community is our top priority. Life University maintains a well- staffed Campus Safety Department consisting of trained security officers. Our highly motivated and trained staff work diligently to ensure that you are safe and secure. Campus Safety is charged with responding to all types of emergency and non-emergency events, as well as enforcing University parking regulations. The campus is patrolled 24/7/365, and we work with local emergency response agencies such as Marietta Police Department, Cobb County Sheriff and Marietta Fire Department.

Personal and community safety is everyone’s responsibility. You can do your part by being aware and vigilant, and reporting any suspicious activity as soon as you see it by utilizing the LiveSafe app on your phone or calling Campus Safety at 770-426-2911.

All students, faculty and staff are required to wear University identification on campus and to register their vehicle and display the appropriate parking sticker. Visitors to campus must obtain a parking permit either by visiting the Campus Safety Department or displaying a valid decal supplied by the department they are visiting.

We enjoy a beautiful and secure campus. Still, we remain highly vigilant in patrolling the campus and educating students and staff about the importance of crime prevention and personal protection. The student services staff also educates students on such issues as responsible alcohol use for those over the age of 21 and self-protection against crimes such as date rape.

In compliance with The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual statistics are available on the University’s website regarding all criminal activities. We publish and make available the Annual Campus Safety Report, which summarizes incidents on campus. The contents of the Student Right To Know information are contained in the Student Handbook and on the Internet. It lists each required violation by type and frequency. For incidents of concern that occur between the yearly reports, we post interim information in the student publications on campus and post informational fliers throughout the campus that inform students of the incident(s).

In the event of a rapidly unfolding campus emergency, the University will use a multi-pronged approach to alert all faculty, students and staff of the situation and advise them of appropriate responses. Notification is conducted and supported by a mass email, text and voice message (for registered individuals) to the campus community, posting of information on the website, and posting broadcast notices on inter-campus televisions throughout the campus. In addition, campus safety officers may broadcast emergency notifications over handheld megaphones. Additionally, we have an excellent partnership with other local agencies (Cobb County Police, Marietta Police and Dobbins Air Reserve Base) and area hospitals.

Here are additional links about campus safety, parking, and transportation.

https://www.life.edu/campus-life-pages/campus-safety/,

https://www.life.edu/campus-life-pages/transportation/

https://www.life.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/LifeU-3D-Campus-Map.pdf

Parking & Vehicle Registration

In order to register your vehicle on campus, you must complete the vehicle registration form. Students must complete the vehicle registration form and provide copies of their driver’s license, vehicle registration from the state of issue and their student ID.

You have several options to obtain your parking decal.

Option One—bring your license and vehicle registration form to Exhibit Hall during orientation.

Option Two—go to the Campus Safety during the first week of classes and collect your parking decal.

Parking & Decals

Students and Employees must park only in their respective areas designated for them as indicated below and must have valid decals. Failure to comply will result in fines. Parking Lots are designated as follows: (See link to the Campus Map above)

Faculty and Staff- must have a WHITE decal and must park in WHITE lots or the OVERFLOW parking lot. Lots will have colored signs at the entrance to each lot and the pavement in marked in white lines.

Village Retreat Residents- Must get a Red Decal for the parking deck. Only residents may park in the parking deck overnight midnight-6am. They may use regular student parking during the day.

Commons Residents- Must get an Orange Decal for the J Lot. Only residents may park in the J Lot overnight midnight-6am. They may use regular student parking during the day.

Non-Resident Students- Must get a Green decal that will allow them to park in any Student lot marked with yellow lines, or the 2 gravel lots. Green Decaled Vehicles may not park on Campus Overnight except for that they are on a traveling team.

CHOP Parking- Patients parking in front and side, Faculty/Staff park in the rear lot must park in the designated spaces marked in white. Student Parking is allowed in spaces marked with yellow lines only in the back lot.

The OVERFLOW- Parking Lot is located across the street from the 1085 Barclay Circle the lot is open to students who live off Campus, faculty/staff and visitors.

Georgia Vehicle Registration

Motor Vehicle “Owners” Exempt from Registration in Georgia

Non-resident Students - As a non-resident full time student attending a Georgia College or University, you are not required to register your vehicle(s) in this state as long as your vehicle visibly displays a valid license plate from your home state.

If you choose to register your vehicle(s) in Georgia, you must comply with all requirements of vehicle registration and apply at the Tax Commissioner’s Tag Office in the county where you reside or attend school.

Non-residents - Motor vehicles owned by non-residents* may be used and operated on the public streets and highways of this state for a period of 30 days without registering provided these vehicles are properly registered and visibly display valid license plates (tags) from the owner(s)’ home state.

Visitors - Motor vehicles owned by visitors** may be used and operated on the public streets and highways of this state, for pleasure purposes only, for a period of 90 days without registering provided these vehicles are properly registered and visibly display valid license plates from the owner(s)’ home state.

Non-resident Military Personnel - As a non-resident military person stationed in Georgia pursuant to the military orders, you are not required to register your vehicle(s) in this state as long as your vehicle visibly displays a valid license plate from your home of record state.

If you choose to register your vehicle(s) in Georgia, you must comply with all requirements of vehicle registration and apply at the Tax Commissioner’s Tag Office in the county where you are stationed.

Definitions

Non-resident - any person who does not reside in the State of Georgia but who accepts employment or engages in any trade, profession, or occupation in this state or enters his or her children in the public schools of this state.

What is Needed should you decide to Register and/or Title My Vehicle in Georgia?

Generally, 1986 and newer year model vehicles require a Georgia certificate of title. Unless you already have a Georgia title issued in your name for your vehicle or the vehicle does not require a Georgia title, you must apply for a Georgia title at the same time you register your vehicle at your County Tag County’s Office. A Georgia title will not be issued for a vehicle based on a registration certificate from a non-title state or country when the vehicle does not require a Georgia title (1963-1985 year model vehicles).

County Tag Offices in this state have varying rules for new residents. Most require a new resident to appear in person at their office with the following:

  • Show your valid Georgia driver’s license or state-issued identification card when applying in-person.
  • A completed MV-1 tag and title application—typed, completed on-line and printed or completed legibly by-hand in blue or black ink, except for the signature, in the vehicle owner’s full legal name and signed. If jointly owned, each owner’s name must be entered, and each owner must sign.
  • If all owners go in person to their County Tag County’s Office with their valid Georgia driver’s license or Georgia identification card, the required documents, fees and applicable motor vehicle and valorem taxes, this application can be completed online and printed for your signature and processing. This application can be used to apply for both a tag and title at your County Tag County’s Office.
  • Original valid out-of-state title; manufacturer’s statement of origin; or a registration from a non-title state, if your vehicle is a 1986 or newer year model vehicle currently registered in a state or country that does not issue titles for this type and/or year model vehicle, must be submitted.
  • A completed and signed T-22B Certification of Inspection form must accompany an application for registration of a vehicle that is not eligible for a Georgia title, i.e. A 1963–1985-year model vehicle.
  • Proof of insurance.
  • Submit proof that your vehicle has passed an emission’s inspection when required for your vehicle in your county of residence.
  • Pay all fees and applicable taxes* with cash, check or money order payable to the Office of the Tag County. Please do not remit cash through the mail! Some counties accept credit cards. Generally, checks must be imprinted with a local bank’s address and out-of-state checks are usually not accepted.

Please be sure to verify the above procedures prior to going to the County Tag Office as policy and process may change from time to time.

Licensed Drivers from out of State

Driver’s License

Georgia law requires you to obtain a Georgia driver’s license within thirty dates of moving to Georgia unless you are enrolled as a fulltime student in an institution that does not charge a separate tuition for out of state students. (GA code 45-5-20).

Since Life University does not charge a separate out of state tuition, as long as you are enrolled as a fulltime student and have a valid driver’s license from your home state, you do not have to obtain a Georgia driver’s license. This requirement is separate and distinct from the vehicle registration statute described below.

DMV Contact Information

Department of Driver Services/Driver Licensing

Atlanta Metro Area & Out-of-State: (678) 413-8400; (678) 413-8500; (678) 413-8600

Outside the Metro Atlanta Area: (866) 754-3687

Title/Registration: (404) 362-6500

Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays

www.DDS.GA.gov

Transferring a License

If you have moved to Georgia from another state and need to transfer your license, you must do so within 30 days. Present the following documentation to your local driver’s license office:

Most US Citizens need to bring these four documents:

  • An original or certified document to prove WHO YOU ARE such as a birth certificate or passport (certified birth certificate, valid passport, military ID card, certified naturalization papers, or immigration ID card).
  • Your SOCIAL SECURITY CARD.
  • Two documents showing your RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS (current utility bill, rental receipt, bank statement or lease agreement).
  • If you’ve had a NAME CHANGE, then you’ll also need to bring a document to prove that (marriage license or court order).

To assist with collecting your documents, DDS has created a checklist wizard at www.DDS.GA.gov that will allow you to print a custom checklist of your documents, or you may choose to print the full list of acceptable documents.

Additionally, you must:

  • Be 18 years or older.
  • Surrender your out-of-state license.
  • Pass an eye exam.
  • Pay the fee for a new license.