The University provides designated parking areas for students, University employees and visitors to Bucknell. All parking spaces on campus other than visitor spaces are permit parking only. University students, employees and contract employees must register and obtain a parking permit for each vehicle they will park on campus. Students and employees may not park in visitor spaces.
By registering a vehicle on campus, the operator agrees to comply with the regulations of Bucknell University. The vehicle must properly display a decal or temporary permit issued by the University. Vehicles whose parking decals are not displayed properly will be ticketed.
Parking permits are free for University employees. Requests from staff to transfer a permit to a new or different vehicle must be submitted to and approved by Public Safety.
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Student Parking Permits
Students are eligible to purchase a parking permit when they are in their sophomore, junior or senior year providing there are no current restricting sanctions. First-year students are not eligible to park on campus. The dependent children of Bucknell employees who are enrolled at Bucknell are required to purchase student parking decals and abide by the parking rules for students.
Students living on campus will be issued a permit for one of four zones, according to their assigned campus housing. Students must park in student lots within their zone between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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Student Parking Permit Prices
Undergraduate student, academic year
Undergraduate student, one semester
Graduate student, academic year
Temporary permit (valid for two weeks)
Additional vehicle (after purchasing a one-year permit)
Other Permit Information
Permits are issued for the registered vehicle only. Students may not transfer permits from one vehicle to another. Permits are not to be sold. One individual may not register a vehicle for another individual. Permit holders are responsible for all violations and fines incurred by a vehicle registered to them, regardless of who operates the vehicle.
Each vehicle permit is associated with the vehicle’s license plate. A change of license plate must be reported to Public Safety immediately. New vehicles brought to campus must be registered immediately. Lost or stolen decals must be reported immediately or you may be responsible for tickets accrued by vehicles using the decal.