Students, faculty and staff must register their vehicle with the Davidson College Police Department within 48 hours of arriving on campus.

Parking permits will be sent through campus mail.

Vehicle Registration

Students who live on campus are eligible for a residential student decal and the cost is $50.00 per academic year. This pass allows students to park in all student parking areas (white lines). Refer to the parking rules for exceptions/restrictions.

Students living off campus are eligible for a commuter decal and the cost is $25.00 per academic year. This pass allows students to park only in Baker Lot, Bay 3 (green lines).

Baker Lot Parking Notice: All students (residential and commuter) are required to move their vehicle by 5 P.M. on days of large campus events (example: home men’s basketball games). Towing will be strictly enforced.

Register a Vehicle Online 

Login is required to register a vehicle online. Registration is for students, faculty, and staff. Student registration will open July 25. 

Visitors are required to visit the Campus Police office to receive a temporary parking pass.

Student parking decals are valid from Aug. 1–July 31 each year, and employee decals are valid for all active employees. Additional information can be found in our parking rules.  You can also view the campus map.

Handicapped and temporary parking permits are available at the Public Safety Office. 

If you have any parking related questions, please call the administrative assistant

Bicycle Registration

Students, faculty and staff are required to register their bikes. To register a bicycle, register online (login required).  Registration is free, and registration stickers will be sent to you in campus mail. You must have your serial number to register your bike. Serial numbers are engraved on bikes and can be found:

  • On the underside of the crank
  • On the headset
  • At the top of the crank
  • On the seat down tube next to crank
  • On the rear stays

Additional rules for bicycles:

  • Bikes must be secured to a bike rack.
  • Bikes shall not be secured to trees, light poles, hand rails, benches or anything other than a bike rack.
  • Bikes not properly secured and/or not registered, are subject to a citation and being locked by Public Safety personnel.
  • Bicycles shall not be left on campus over the summer break unless the student is staying on campus during that time and has notified the Davidson College Police Department. Any bicycles left on campus at the end of the spring semester without a registration decal and a summer decal affixed to it will be collected and donated.

Temporary Registration

Temporary parking permits for visitors staying overnight also are available at the Campus Police office. Temporary permits should be displayed clearly, hung from drivers' rear view mirrors. Campus visitors may park in spaces and lots not marked for students and staff. Baker Sports Complex is open to visitor parking.

Handicapped Parking

To park in handicapped parking spaces, a North Carolina handicapped license plate or a Davidson College-issued handicapped parking permit must be displayed. Permits are available at no charge in the Campus Police office. Professional medical endorsement is required in order to receive a temporary handicapped permit from Public Safety. 


Motorcycles must be parked in regular vehicular parking spaces and, like vehicles, must be registered with campus police within 48 hours of arriving on campus.

Safe Rides Program

The Public Safety and Campus Police Department along with the Student Government Association provide students with Safe Rides vans during the academic school year.