Vehicle, Bicycle, and Skateboard Use on Campus

Operating a vehicle on the inner campus is strictly regulated.  All vehicles must adhere to a five mile per hour speed limit.  Student vehicles are not usually permitted on the inner campus except during official move-in and out days.  For the purpose of driving on campus, these dates are defined as the three days following the opening of the residence halls in fall and three days prior to the closing of the residence halls in spring.  Students may also drive on campus the last day of classes preceding Christmas and Spring Break and the day preceding the start of classes at the end of Christmas and Spring Break.  Students needing to drive on campus at times other than those listed must receive pre-approval by contacting Campus Safety and Information.

Motorcycles, scooters, motorized bicycles, etc., are not allowed on campus sidewalks or lawns and may be stored only in approved areas.

Individuals found responsible for operating vehicles on campus are subject to parking fines in addition to sanctions issued through the Student Conduct System.

Bicycles, skateboards, etc., may be used for the purpose of transportation only and at the operator’s own risk.  All other uses will be violations of this policy.  They may be ridden on outdoor paved surfaces only; unpaved paths may not be used.  Only the road behind Hinderlie Hall may be used to ride a bicycle between upper and lower campus.  Bicyclists, skateboard riders, etc. are to stay on the right-hand side of the road/path and are to ride at speeds less than 5 miles per hour.  Pedestrians retain the right of way.  Wearing protective equipment, such as a helmet, is highly encouraged.  Pierce County law states that all bicyclists must wear a helmet.