5,451: Use of Skateboards and Other Wheeled Equipment, Excluding Bicycles, on University Property
Revised: June 2016
Faculty, staff, students, or visitors using skateboards or similar types of equipment as a means of transportation shall not use the equipment on streets designated for motorized vehicles, in parking lots, in garages, or on parking ramps. Such equipment may only be used on a street designated for motor vehicles while crossing the street within a designated crosswalk.
Pedestrians shall have the right of way on all university sidewalks and pedestrian paths.
Individuals using skateboards or similar types of equipment as a means of transportation on university sidewalks or pedestrian paths shall operate the equipment in a prudent manner and exhibit due regard for the safety of pedestrians. For the purposes of this policy, "prudent manner" is defined as follows:
• User will maintain a distance of at least 3 feet from pedestrians.
• User will ensure that all equipment wheels remain on the ground at all times.
• User will heed any and all designated dismount zones.
• User will not use equipment on stairs, terraces, or railings.
• User will not use mobile devices such as smartphones or wear earphones while the equipment is in motion.
• User will not endanger pedestrians.
• User will not exceed the university speed limit of 15 mph at any time.
The University of Nevada, Reno prohibits the use of skateboards and similar types of wheeled equipment for transportation within university buildings.
Recreational use of skateboards or similar types of equipment on university property is prohibited. This includes using equipment to jump on, over, or off any object, performing tricks, and riding down ramps.
Organizers of any formally scheduled and approved university event using such equipment shall file a valid certificate of insurance with the Scheduling Services Office prior to the date of the event.
Individuals shall be held responsible for damage caused to university property as a result of improper operation of skateboards or similar types of equipment on university property.
Individuals shall be held responsible for injuries to themselves or others as a result of the improper operation of such equipment on university property.
Individuals are also subject to relevant municipal codes. In Reno, the Reno Municipal Code, Section 6.06.030 regulates use of coasters, roller skates, rollerblades, skateboards and similar devices.
Individuals who violate the Reno Municipal Code are subject to fines; individuals who violate this policy are subject to discipline under university and NSHE policies.
Please visit the Campus Cart, Bike & Skateboard Access map for approved pathways and dismount zones. General questions about skateboard use on campus may be addressed to Parking and Transportation Services.