Everything you need to know about on-campus parking

Alison Kemp and Alison Kemp

Getting information about parking from BGSU’s Parking and Traffic office is your best bet for avoiding fines and tickets, said Stacie Enriquez, the manager of Parking and Traffic.

‘Our ultimate goal is zero violations,’ Enriquez said. ‘We want them to park in compliance [with the regulations].’

The rules are relaxed as student move to campus, but on Monday, everyone on campus is expected to follow the rules, she said.

The Shuttle Route

The shuttle service is available every 10 minutes from each stop on campus starting at 7:30 a.m.

The main route stops include:

– Visitor Information Center – Harshman Quad – Fine Arts – Jerome Library and East Hall – Centrex Building – Founders Hall – Ridge and North College – Life Science – Merry and Willard – Kreischer Quad and Rec Center – Alumni Center

Source: Shuttle information pamphlet

The Shuttle

The BGSU Shuttle Service operates during the academic year, except holidays, semester breaks and spring break. The Shuttle is not available during summer sessions. For information about the shuttle service call the Shuttle Office at 372-0236

Meter Prices and Times

A quarter gets 15 minutes of time at all Union lots.

At all other meters, a quarter buys 30 minutes.

The Union gated lot has the following fees:

– 0 to 15 minutes: Free – 15 minutes to 1 hour: $2 – 1 to 1.5 hours: $2.50 – 1.5 to 2 hours: $3 – Each additional half-hour: 50 cents – Maximum fee: $8 – Lost ticket: $8

2007-2008 Parking Fees

– Annual Permit: $70 – Semester Permit: $40 – Evening Semester Permit: $20 – Temporary Weeklong Permit: $10

Need a Parking Space?

The highest demand for parking is between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The best places to find a parking spot are the lots at the Perry Field House and Ice Arena, which are shown on the map above, and Visitor Center, which is located east of the Alumni Center.


Shuttle Service 2-RIDE is available from 3 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 3 to 7 a.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Saturday through 7 a.m. Sunday.

From on campus, call 2-RIDE (2-7433) or from off campus, 372-RIDE to use this service. 2-RIDE provides transportation to and from the following areas:

– Wood County Hospital – Bowling Green Airport – Olscamp Hall – Some off-campus apartments (not after 7 a.m.) – Campus parking lots 6, 8, 9, 12, 18, 20, etc. (3 to 7 a.m. weekdays and weekends).

Source: http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/safety/page25627.html

Parking Hints

All vehicles must be registered within 48 hours of arriving on campus.

Decals and permits may be used by only the persons to whom they are issued and only on vehicles for which they are registered.

Any student registering a vehicle in his or her name shall be held liable for all violations incurred by that vehicle until the decal or permit expires or is returned to the Parking and Traffic office.

Parking signs at parking lots specify who is authorized to park in the area and the hours the lots are closed.

Commuters and residents who can demonstrate need for short-term parking can apply for a special permit to park in lots 8 and 9. Applications are available at Parking and Traffic.

Student-registered vehicles may park in faculty/staff areas 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Friday and from 5 p.m. Friday until 7 a.m. Monday, with three exceptions. These areas are reserved: the entire east side of Lot K and north side of Lot G for faculty and staff at all times, lots C and S for faculty and staff 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and all reserved spaces.

All commuter lots are closed from 3 to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday.

All drives are fire lanes whether posted or not.

Metered parking is enforced 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Overnight visitor parking is available in metered spaces or other areas designated on a permit obtained from Parking and Traffic or the Visitor Information Center.

Source: Parking and Traffic

Campus Escort Service

WHAT: The Campus Escort Service is a student organization that serves all Bowling Green State University students, faculty and staff. The organization’s goal is to offer an alternative to walking alone after dark.

HOW: In order for your escort to easily identify you and document our activity, we respectfully request that you provide the escort dispatcher with the following information when you call to request an escort:

– First and last name – Current location and phone number – Desired destination – Brief personal description for easy identification – Desired pick-up time

We will then provide you with an estimated time of arrival for your escort.

WHERE: The service can provide an escort to any location on campus and from campus to any single location within Bowling Green City limits. A ride may not always be available, but someone will always be available to walk with the client.

ALSO: Request a ‘standing run’ if you have a regularly scheduled time that you will require an escort throughout the semester. Many people utilize this special service when attending work, night classes and meetings. Once your information is in our standing run file, you can count on us to arrive and escort you at the time and location of your choice.

CALL: Campus Escort at 372-8360. The service is available from Sunday to Thursday 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. and Friday 6 to 10 p.m.

Source: http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/safety/page25629.html