Vehicle & Bicycle Registration

Students, faculty and staff must register their vehicle with the Davidson College Police Department within 48 hours of arriving on campus. Handicapped and temporary parking permits are available. Bicycle registration is also available and required.

To register a vehicle, stop by the police office, in the basement of Tomlinson Hall, or register online. Student parking decals are valid from August 1 through July 31 each year, and employee decals are valid for all active employees.

Bicycle Registration

Starting in fall 2014, students, faculty and staff will be required to register their bikes and will receive a free bike lock upon registration (while supplies last).  To register a bicycle, stop by the police office, in the basement of Tomlinson Hall, or register online (login required).  Registration is free, and registration stickers must be picked up at the police office.  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.

Vehicle Registration Fees

Student vehicle registration is $50, or $25 for limited parking (parking only in the Ramsey lot and the third parking bay of Baker Sports Complex). Parking decals must be displayed clearly. There is a $3 charge for all replacement vehicle decals. 



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.

Motorcycles

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.