Vehicle & Bicycle Registration
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.
Parking Lot Update: Closures and Changes
Ramsey and Greenhouse parking lots are closed.
Ramsey Lot (off Ridge Road by the intramural fields) will be closed during the construction of the new Athletic Facility.
Greenhouse Lot (also off Ridge Road, across from the former golf course) will be closed while it is expanded. The completion date will be later this fall and the reopening date will be posted when confirmed.
Baker Lot is Backup.
Baker Lot will be used to manage the overflow parking needs until Greenhouse Lot reopens.
If you are standing at the west end of the Baker Lot, along Baker Drive, you will see three sections (or bays) of parking. All bays will have identifying signs posted at their entrances.
- BAY 1: The section nearest to Baker Sports Complex is designated for faculty and staff.
- BAY 2: The middle section is designated for on-campus residential students.
- BAY 3: The section closest to Concord Road is designated for commuter students and visitors (spaces marked with green lines).
Students who live on campus are eligible for a regular student decal and the cost is $50.00 per academic year. This pass allows students to park in all student parking areas (white lines) except the Baker parking lot.
Student living off campus will only be eligible for a commuter decal and the cost is $25.00 per academic year. This pass allows students to park in only the last bay of Baker lot (green lines). Students will also be 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 required). Registration is for students, faculty and staff. Student registration will open July 25.
Visitors are encouraged to visit the Public Safety and Campus Police office when on campus to receive a 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.
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 removed at the end of the spring semester will be stored for a period not to exceed 90 days. After 90 days, all unclaimed bikes will be disposed of.
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.
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.