Parking Policies for Students:
- You are required to have a UW-BSC Student Parking decal in the window of your vehicle. These decals are free and are non-permanent cling-style; they can be easily moved from vehicle to vehicle. Student vehicles that are parked on campus without a sticker will be warned and then ticketed.
- Visitor parking is for community members, parents, etc. who are on campus for a short amount of time on weekdays, and requires a permit from the campus Business Office. It is NOT for general student parking, and vehicles which are parked in the Visitor spots with a student decal or which do not have a campus visitor pass will be ticketed. Parking in visitor spots on weekends is allowed.
- Carpool parking has been designated in the prime front row spots to encourage multiple people to ride in one vehicle, thereby reducing the amount of vehicles on the road, in the parking lot and the associated carbon emissions. In order to obtain a carpool permit, you must sign an agreement to share your ride to campus with other students/faculty/staff. Anyone who obtains a carpool permit and then regularly drives to campus by themselves will be asked to turn it in and get a regular permit.
- To ensure the safety of pedestrians, the campus speed limit is 10 miles per hour. Campus staff have the right to stop any vehicle which appears to be speeding, issue a warning, or obtain the driver’s information and refer them to university administration (if a student) or the police department (non-students).
- Understand that parking on campus is a privilege, not a right. This privilege can and will be revoked for abuse of the parking system, including excessive infractions, unpaid parking tickets, etc.
Guidelines and Tips:
- The parking lot does not have many pedestrian lanes, so please be careful when walking to class, and watch out for others. The campus is small and speeding through the lot will not get you to class any faster, but hitting someone with your car will ruin everyone’s day and make you even later; it isn’t worth it.
- Parking on campus during the first two weeks of school will be near or at capacity, so plan to find alternative parking off campus. You may park on public streets any place where there is not a yellow curb; parking in a yellow zone will result in a ticket and possibly being towed by the local police. Capacity parking is something that is experienced by virtually ALL college campuses, and you should expect each year of your educational experience. Once students and staff have settled back into a routine, finalized their class schedules, etc. the parking situation will get better.
- To help free up some spaces for student parking, all faculty and staff will be asked to park in the grass on the front and side lawns of the campus for the first few weeks of the semester. However, students are not allowed to park in the grass. Please park in the lot or on the street.
- University administration is working with city and counter leaders to develop a long-range parking plan which will provide a number of benefits to the campus. This plan requires a significant amount of funding and construction but is expected to be implemented in Summer 2011. Look for updates during the academic year.