Parking Overview and FAQs
Lock Haven University provides parking for eligible students, faculty, staff, and visitors. All vehicles must be registered with Public Safety. Driver’s park at their own risk. The University assumes no responsibility for damages or theft.
Parking lot signage supersedes campus parking map.– Always observe signage at lots over parking map. If you’re faculty, staff or an eligible student, you can register with Public Safety 24 hours a day 7 days a week. You’ll need your vehicle registration card and driver’s license.
Commuter students living outside an established perimeter around the University are eligible to park on campus. See map at the Public Safety Department for a detailed perimeter.
Off-Campus students living inside the designated perimeter may not purchase a decal or park on University property unless special permission is granted through the Public Safety’s office.
Resident students residing in High, McEntire, Woolridge, Gross, North, or Russell with 38 or more earned credit hours park in resident parking lots (Area 6, 6A, 6B, 6C, 6D, 7 and designated spaces within Area 19).
Campus Village residents may register a vehicle for Area 18.
If you’re a visitor to campus or an overnight guest of a student, you must obtain a visitor’s permit and display it in your vehicle. Permits can be obtained at Public Safety 24 hours a day 7 days a week. You’ll need your vehicle registration and driver’s license.
Ineligible resident students may purchase a special permit for designated spaces within Area 8 or 16. Refer to Section 202 of the Lock Haven University Parking Regulations available at www.lhup.edu/parking.
No parking is allowed on roadways, crosswalks, walkways, fire lanes, reserved areas, grass or seeded areas, or outside lined areas. Only authorized vehicles will be permitted to park in Area 8, 9, and 19 between the hours of 12 midnight - 5 am Monday - Friday (Refer to campus map available at Public Safety).
Parking Fines Parking fines are $15 per violations and vehicles may be ticketed hourly. Illegal parking in handicapped spaces is a $100 fine. Vehicles will be booted upon receipt of five unpaid tickets or failure to pay a parking ticket within 30 days.
Abuse of Parking Privileges It is prohibited for any person to register another person’s vehicle or to falsify facts, i.e. address and /or earned credit hours, when applying for a decal or parking permit. It is prohibited for any person to change area assignment of parking permits or decals without the approval of the Public Safety office. It is prohibited for any person to use or allow to be used a permit or decal that is not registered to the vehicle on which the permit or decal is discovered. Penalty: Any person in violation will receive a $25 parking fine and have parking privileges revoked for at least one semester and the vehicle shall be removed from campus until privileges are reinstated. Refund of registration fee will be voided due to fraudulent registration.
To Learn More ….If you’d like to review the Lock Haven University Parking Regulations to go www.lhup.edu/parking or contact Public Safety. Our department is located at the Glennon Infirmary Building or call 570-484-2278.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are the hours when restrictions apply to campus parking?
A. Monday through Friday from 12 midnight to 5 am parking is restricted in Area 8, 9, and 19. “Open Parking” applies in parking areas after indicated hours with the exception of Area 6, 6A, 6B, 6C and 6D. Refer to Campus Map available at www.lhup.edu/parking.
Q. I am a visitor. What do I need to do?
A. Obtain a visitor’s parking permit and display it in your vehicle. You can park in our visitor lot (Area 9) located by PUB, unless instructed otherwise. Permits can be obtained at Public Safety. Driver’s license and vehicle registration must be provided prior to obtaining a visitor parking permit.
Q. What should I (student) do if I sell/trade my registered vehicle during the academic year.
A. Remove the decal from rear window, return it to Public Safety and bring new vehicle registration card and driver’s license to obtain a new decal at no charge.
Q. How many vehicles can I register with University Public Safety?
A. Faculty/Staff may register as many as they own. Student may register one, unless the second is a motorcycle.
Q. What should I do if my vehicle breaks down on campus?
A. Call the Public Safety Office immediately to receive proper instructions. A vehicle parked illegally must be moved ASAP. A vehicle legally parked have 24 hours, unless approved by the Director of Public Safety.
Q. What should I do if I’m an underclassman living on campus, and my particular circumstances make it necessary to have a vehicle?
A. Register your vehicle to obtain a special parking pass for a designated space within Area 8 or 16.
Q. What should I do if I have a handicap placard or plate issued from the state I reside in?
A. Report to the Public Safety Office to obtain a hangtag/decal/permit. Vehicle registration card and driver’s license are necessary.