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Student Parking Registration

If you plan to bring your vehicle on Bridgewater College campus, it must be registered with a current academic year parking permit. The parking permit fee for both residential and commuter students is $140 and is automatically billed to your account. All students must register their vehicles (or waive parking privileges, OPT-OUT) online by August 11, 2017, to avoid a late fee of $20. This late fee will be due at the time you pick up your parking permit at Campus Police.

Please contact Tella Klein at Campus Police (540-515-3758 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), for any questions regarding fees or parking/decals, during administrative business hours of Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a lunch break from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Campus Police is located at 122 College View Drive.

Steps for Registration

  • Starting July 1, please visit the online registration site to register your vehicle.
  • Select the type of permit for which you are eligible. Residential students should select a “Freshman,” “Upperclass,” or “Cottage/Crimson Inn” permit type. Commuter students should select the “Commuter” permit type. Permit types will be confirmed by Campus Police.
  • Log in using your BC username and password and fill out the required information.
  • Submit your registration and print your permit receipt.

Obtaining Parking Decals

Below is when and where you may pick up your parking permit, if you registered on time. If you did not register on time, you must pick up your parking permit at the Campus Police Department during administrative business hours.

  • Freshman Students – Pick up from your Area Coordinator during Move-In, on August 25, 2017.
  • Transfer Students – Pick up from your Area Coordinator during Move-In, on August 26, 2017
  • Upperclass Students - Pick up from your Area Coordinator during Move-In, on August 27, 2017
  • Freshman Commuter Students – Pick up during Welcome Week – Look for an e-mail on when.
  • Upperclass Commuter Students – Pick up from Campus Police & Safety Department the week of August 21, 2017 during administrative business hours

Please contact Tella Klein at Campus Police (540-515-3758 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), for any questions regarding fees or parking/decals, during administrative business hours of Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a lunch break from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Campus Police is located at 122 College View Drive.

Credit for Not Parking on Campus

If you do not plan to bring a vehicle to campus, please select the “Opt Out” permit type on the online registration form. Your account will be credited $140 by September 11, 2017. No refunds will be given after September 1, 2017 for OPT-OUT requests.

The decal fee is $140. We will pro-rate ($70), if you only have your vehicle on campus for one semester. To receive the pro-rated amount after the fall semester, you must bring your decal to Campus Police. To obtain the pro-rated amount for the second semester you have to come to Campus Police.

Please contact Tella Klein at Campus Police (540-515-3758 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), for any questions regarding fees or parking/decals, during administrative business hours of Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a lunch break from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Campus Police is located at 122 College View Drive.

Parking Decal Placement

All permits should be affixed to the bottom left corner (driver’s side) of the rear window.

Parking Fines

Bridgewater’s Campus Police & Safety Department monitors all campus parking lots and the streets running adjacent to campus. You will be ticketed for violations to campus parking rules.

  • All parking fines are paid at the Finance Office, located in Flory Hall, within 30 days of receiving the violation. An additional late fee will be assessed after 30 days. Vehicles may be towed for failure to pay fines.
  • Unregistered or illegally parked vehicles are subject to towing at the owner’s expense.
  • All parking ticket appeals must be made in person at Campus Police within seven (7) days of being issued. You must have the original ticket to present at the time of appeal. Do not call or e-mail the chief of police, or any of the staff. You must appeal in person at the Campus Police & Safety Department during administrative business hours.
  • Parking permits may be revoked for students who have received an excessive amount of parking tickets.

Campus Parking Rules  

Bridgewater College wants your vehicle to be as safe as possible on campus, while also respecting the rights of others and citizens of the Town of Bridgewater. Upon admission to Bridgewater College, you will register your vehicle on the College's website and acknowledge the campus parking rules prior to receiving a decal. In accepting a campus parking permit, you have agreed to comply with the parking rules. You are responsible for knowing and obeying campus parking rules.

General Parking Rules

  • The chief of police oversees parking services, rules, regulations, and enforcement. Faculty/staff cannot authorize reservations of parking spaces, alter or grant rights to parking on campus.
  • Special rules apply for move-in/move-out days.
  • The Campus Police & Safety Department monitors parking 24 hours a day. Failure to follow Bridgewater College parking rules, or Virginia driving and parking laws, may result in fines, towing and loss of parking privileges.
  • Follow all temporary parking notifications/changes that may alter parking locations and/or parking rules for special events, construction, student events, etc.
  • Emergency Flashers are not to be used to park where you are not allowed. Emergency Flashers are only to be used in a true emergency.
  • In the event of an emergency, your vehicle will be towed at the owner expense for blocking access.
  • Parking rules may be adapted at any time; students will be notified of revisions, and parking assignments.

To ensure the safety and security of the College students and parking lots:

  • Registered vehicle owners and guests shall be personally responsible for the costs inflicted upon the Bridgewater College premises, grounds and parking lots. In addition, the registered vehicle owners is responsible for paying any reimbursements or restitutions fees, and costs to include and not limited to labor costs for repairing damages.
  • The Campus Police & Safety Department reserves the right to enter a vehicle for an institutional-purpose search. This will be based on reasonable suspicion. If a College authority believes that a vehicle is being used for a purpose which is illegal or in violation of College policies, the entire vehicle will be searched. This includes any locked/unlocked compartment areas, containers, trunk area, etc.
  • If contrabands are seen in your vehicle, it will be searched, seized and the vehicle may be towed off campus property at the owners expense. Contraband consists of firearms, weapons, campus prohibited knives, alcoholic beverages, drugs, narcotics and any related paraphernalia agents. These contrabands are prohibited on the Bridgewater College campus.

Parking Permits

  • Parking permits (decals) are issued by Campus Police.
  • You must have a current academic year decal to park on the College premises.
  • The parking decal must be displayed on the outside rear window on the driver’s side.
  • Convertibles and soft top vehicles may place the permit on the rear bumper, on the left side.
  • Parking permits (decals) may not be transferred to other vehicles or a new license plate.
  • Replacement decals will only be issued upon the return of the original decal.
  • Lost/unavailable decals have a replacement fee of $25, payable by cash/check at Campus Police before obtaining a new decal.

Temporary Parking Permits

  • Students that need to park a vehicle on campus temporarily (one week or less), may obtain a temporary parking pass from Campus Police. To obtain a student temporary parking permit after business hours, call ext. 5609, 24 hours a day.

Prohibited Parking

  • Parking is prohibited on all public streets (unless you are frequenting the business), to include residential areas within the Town of Bridgewater.
  • Parking is prohibited on grassy areas on campus, sidewalks or walkways on campus.
  • Parking is prohibited in front or around dumpsters.
  • Parking is prohibited along any yellow curb, fire lane (red lines) areas, loading docks or fire hydrants.
  • Parking is prohibited in any designated handicap space without the proper authorization.
  • Overnight parking is not permitted in the faculty/staff lot next to Cole Hall.
  • Double parking or parking in any manner that impedes the flow of traffic and/or service vehicle access is prohibited.
  • Parking is prohibited in a visitor, guest or reserved space under any circumstances.
  • Parking is prohibited in any faculty/staff space. There are no “after business hours”.
  • Students may not park in the parking lot between Memorial and Yount halls.

Parking Fines, Towing and Loss of Parking Privileges

  • All parking fines are paid at the Finance Office, located in Flory Hall, and due within 30 days of receiving the violation. An additional late fee will be assessed after 30 days. Vehicles may be towed for failure to pay fines.
  • Unregistered or illegally parked vehicles are subject to towing at the owner’s expense.
  • All parking ticket appeals must be made in person at Campus Police within seven (7) days of being issued. You must have the original ticket to present at the time of appeal. Do not call or e-mail the chief of police or any of the staff. You must appeal in person at the Campus Police & Safety Department during administrative business hours.
  • Parking permits may be revoked for students who have received an excessive amount of parking tickets.

Where are you allowed to park?

Freshman resident students may only park in the lots behind Geisert Hall, Dillon Hall, the McKinney Center or the student area of the KCC (but not in spaces in front of these buildings). You may not park on East College Street, a Cottage House or the Crimson Inn.

Upperclass resident students may park only in the lots designated for resident parking, outside the following buildings: Geisert Hall, Heritage Hall, Wakeman Hall, Daleville Hall, Dillon Hall, the Carter Center (between the center island and Wright Hall only), designated student areas behind the Kline Campus Center (KCC) and the McKinney Center. Upperclass resident parking also is available in a small lot on Third Street, across from Carter Center. You may not park on East College Street, a Cottage House or the Crimson Inn.

Commuter student parking is available in the student parking lot behind the KCC, behind the McKinney Center, behind Geisert, East College Street from the KCC Columns to Third Street and in a designated commuter parking lot located on East College Street, west of Flory Hall. You may not park at a Cottage House or the Crimson Inn.

Cottage resident parking is available in the student parking lot behind the KCC, behind the McKinney Center, in the driveway of the Cottage House (as long as space is available) and a limited number of spaces in front of Stone Village on East College Street. You may not park at the Crimson Inn.

Crimson Inn student parking is available at the Crimson Inn lot, the student parking lot behind the KCC, behind the McKinney Center, behind Geisert Hall and in a designated commuter parking lot located on East College Street, west of Flory Hall. You may not park on East College Street or a Cottage House.

**At any time you may call 540-828-5609 and request a Safety Escort**

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at Campus Police. Our officers can be reached 24/7 at 540-828-5609 or extension 5609 from any campus phone. Our administrative business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 pm, with a lunch break from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. during the week. The administrative assistant may be reached at 540-515-3758 or extension 3758 from any campus phone.

Questions? Contact Us!

Tella Klein, Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police
540-515-3758
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