Transportation and getting around campus
What you need to know about getting around, paying for parking, bikes on campus, and who can help if your car breaks down.
Parking on campus
Bringing a car to campus? Make your first stop Parking & Transportation Services to purchase a parking permit and find out which lots are available to students. Different permits are required for students who live on campus and students who commute.
All parking areas on campus require proper permits to be displayed Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., throughout the entire year (unless otherwise designated as “Enforced 24/7”). Overnight parking is prohibited without the authorized campus resident permit.
PACKTransit is a safe and reliable shuttle service that operates one continuous loop around campus: the PACKLine Service Route. The PACKTransit app lets you track the shuttle’s location with GPS from your mobile device. If you need a safe ride from campus after dark, Campus Escort has you covered for evening rides within a three mile radius of campus.
Motorist assistance program
If you accidentally lock your keys in your car or if it has a dead battery, the Parking and Transportation Services Department will do their best to help you. The Motorist Assistance Program (MAP) is designed to assist students, faculty, staff and guests of the University who experience motor vehicle problems on campus. For no charge, MAP attendants can help with a dead battery jump start, unlock service, flat or low tires, and out of gas. Just call (775) 784-4654.
Bikes on campus
Did you know that our University is officially a bicycle-friendly campus? The Campus Bicycle Committee promotes a campus cycling culture and offers resources to anyone interested in biking to and around campus. A free bicycle repair station, which includes a set of basic tools and a pump, is located between the Joe and the Knowledge Center. If you bring your bike to campus, you will need to pick up a free annual permit by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Registering your bike makes it possible for the University to provide enough bike parking, and to contact you about your bike in case it’s ever necessary