Parking at Bloomsburg University
Motor vehicle parking on Bloomsburg University's campus is regulated and strictly enforced by university police. Motorists are strongly encouraged to park in appropriate locations, obtain necessary permits, and follow posted rules to avoid almost certain parking citations and fines.
Bloomsburg University police are like any municipal police force and traffic tickets carry the same weight as anywhere in Pennsylvania.
- Currently enrolled students who register a motor vehicle with BU police.
- University faculty and staff who register a motor vehicle with BU police.
- Parking for visitors who obtain a temporary parking hangtag, including specially designated areas for admissions and university clinics.
- Parking for special events, including intercollegiate athletics.
- Parking for persons with disabilities. Vehicles require the typical handicapped parking identification to be displayed.
- Temporary short-term metered parking in several areas.
- Visitors must obtain a short-term parking pass. These may be obtained at University Police, located near the Andruss Library. Visitors to the Admissions Office, Athletic Department, Speech and Hearing Clinic, or the Reading Center, can obtain a visitor permit from those departments for their special visitor areas.
- Students parking cars on campus must register vehicles with university police. As appropriate, they will be allowed to park in specific lots, including commuters and occupants of residence halls and apartment complexes. Off-campus students living nearby may not necessarily be able to obtain commuter parking permission.
- Faculty and staff must register vehicles with university police to obtain a faculty-staff (red) hangtag that allows them to park in faculty-staff lots.
All parking lot signage supersedes the campus parking map. Always observe signage at lots even if they differ slightly over the parking map.
Parking on University - owned or leased property is at the driver’s own risk. The University assumes no responsibility for damages or theft. If you’re faculty, staff or an eligible student you can register between the designated times through IPARQ and The Permit Store.
Students living outside an established perimeter around the University are eligible to park on campus. See the map at the University Police Dept. for a detailed perimeter.
Students with 60 or more earned credit hours park in lots shown in black; those with fewer than 60 credit hours must park in designated lots shown as purple or orange on the map.
Resident hall students with 60 or more credit hours can register a vehicle and park in the First Street (Green) Lot. Students with less than 60 credits can register a vehicle and park in the Blue Lot. There is a parking fee of $75.00 per semester for each lot.
Students residing in University Apartment complexes can register a vehicle and park in designated spaces located near each apartment complex. These lots require a parking fee of $75.00 per semester. There are to be no overnight visitors in the dorm buildings and therefore no overnight passes for such visitors.
If you're a visitor to campus, you must obtain a visitor's parking hangtag 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 and the 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. If you know whom you're visiting, you may have a visitor's hangtag mailed to you in advance. Free round trip shuttle service is available between the upper campus and lower campus. Visitor parking hangtags are available at Carver Hall and the University Police.
If you're an overnight guest of a student, which are allowed only on upper campus in apartments and only after that guest is registered with Residence Life, you can obtain a parking pass from the University Police Department which is open 24 hours / 7 days a week.
Parking is permitted only in lined spaces, in the decal/ hangtag designated area. Parking on the grass is prohibited unless directed by University Police.
Parking is not allowed on University property between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., except for the resident student lots, Montgomery Place Apartments, Mt. Olympus Apartments and the Jessica Kozloff Apartments. Parking in these lots requires a special hangtag for the specific lot or a visitor pass.
Parking in some areas of campus is restricted for resident directors, the Community Government Association and University vehicles. Handicapped parking spaces are located throughout campus. Cars parked illegally in restricted areas can be towed at the operator's expense. The operator can be fined.
Special events parking, including athletic events, is in specifically identified areas. Designated parking lots for sports activities are found on upper campus near the athletic facilities; parking on grassy areas is prohibited. Visitors should always follow directions of University Police for special events parking, especially on lower campus.