Parking Permits, Regulations & Fines

Students, faculty, staff and visitors who drive vehicles on campus are responsible for proper registration, use and operation of their vehicles in accordance with the traffic and parking regulations set forth by Bucknell University and Pennsylvania state law.


Where can I park?

Parking Permits

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.

Request a parking permit

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.

Students who live downtown (South of Market Street and West of 2nd Street) will receive a North decal and may utilize student parking spaces in North lots.  Students living off-campus or in downtown Lewisburg (North of Market Street and East of 2nd Street) will be issued a commuter permit and may utilize any student or all-decal parking lot on campus.

Request a parking permit

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.

Other Permit Information

Additional Parking & Traffic Regulations

  • All vehicles must be parked within the white lines demarcating parking spots. Only authorized disabled or service vehicles may park in spots marked by blue or green lines. You may not park and activate your four-ways to make a space where there are no designated lines.
  • University and contract employees, current and retired, may park in Staff or All Decal parking lots during their working hours, when visiting campus or while attending an event. Vehicles may not be left unattended on campus property overnight unless employee is working on campus or is out of town on University business.
  • All legal parking areas are posted. If an area is not posted or lined for parking, you may not park there. This includes parking around fraternity houses.
  • The maximum speed on campus roads is 15 miles per hour. Parking lots require slower speeds.
  • Vehicles must yield to pedestrians. Failure to yield will result in a fine or loss of privileges on campus.
  • Two-wheeled transports, such as motorcycles, motor scooters, motorized bicycles, mopeds or Segways, must comply with all Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles regulations as well as Bucknell University parking and traffic regulations.
  • Public Safety must be notified of disabled motor vehicles immediately, 24 hours a day, by calling 570-577-3333. Portable battery chargers are available for sign out at Public Safety with a Bucknell ID.

Violations and Fines

Contact Details

Public Safety


580 Snake Road (between Trax Hall and River Road)