Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I am a visitor. What do I need to do?
A. Get a visitor's permit and display it in your vehicle. Visitors may park in any legally lined area on campus. Permits can be obtained in the following buildings: Carver Hall, Buckingham Maintenance Center and University Police. If you're visiting the Admissions Office, Athletic Department, Speech and Hearing Clinic, or the Reading Center visitor permits can be obtained from those departments for their specific areas.
Q. How many vehicles can I register at a time with University Police?
A. Faculty and staff may register three vehicles. Students may register one, unless the second is a motorcycle.
Q. Where should I park if I cannot find a place on lower campus?
A. Park at the Special Events (orange) Lot on upper campus and ride the free shuttle bus to lower campus.
Q. What are the hours when restrictions apply to campus parking?
A. From Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., parking is restricted to the designated areas. Open parking is permitted from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday, with the exception of the Heating Plant Lot, and metered parking spaces. There is no parking on campus from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday. On weekends, beginning at 5 p.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Monday, open parking is permitted, in any legal parking space except the special reserved areas, meter parking spaces and the Heating Plant Lot. All vehicles must be parked in a legal lined parking space.
Q. I'm eligible to register a vehicle, but I have brought an unregistered vehicle to campus or have misplaced my permit. What should I do?
A. Go to the University Police and get a temporary permit for that day.
Q. What should I do if my vehicle breaks down on campus?
A. Get a disabled vehicle permit from University Police within a half hour of the break down. The permit will be issued for no more than three days.
Q. What happens if I ignore tickets?
A. If you have three unpaid parking tickets with one or more not paid for 20 days or more, your vehicle will be booted and/ or towed at your expense.
Any other questions? Not quite sure? Contact the University Police at 570-389-4168 or 570-389-2211. University Police dispatchers can answer questions regarding parking.