Traffic and parking regulations

Parking Regulations 

Please scroll to the bottom of the page for parking lot designations and directions.


Vehicle Registration: All vehicles must be registered with Campus Safety and assigned a permit. Failure to do so will result in a citation.

Student Permits: ($100 per academic year) — Student permits are valid for the academic year they are purchased in. All student permits are valid in general student parking. Students who live in a college house along Carlisle Street will be issued a permit that allows them to park in Carlisle street lots in addition to general student parking. Commuter students receive a general parking permit at a reduced rate ($20).

Student vehicle registration starts August 1, 2023.

Employee Permits: All full- and part-time employee vehicles must display a permit. This issued permit is valid as long as the employee remains an employee at Gettysburg College. Employees can have up to 2 permits issued to them, but they are to only be used for vehicles registered and used by the employee.

Permit PlacementAll parking permits are to be displayed on the rear view mirror of the vehicle or placed on the dash in plain sight. All permits must be placed in plain view, clearly visible from outside of the vehicle.

Failure to obtain and display a permit at all times will result in the following: 

1st Offense Written Warning.

2nd Offense $100.00 fine

3rd Offense $200.00 fine and vehicle may be booted and/or towed.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Parking (LEED): Employees may park in LEED-, carpool-, and hybrid-designated spaces by obtaining a LEED permit issued by Campus Safety. Employees should email to request a permit. Designated spaces are available in Masters and Bream.  

Electric Vehicle Charging: Chargers for electric vehicles are located outside the Central Energy Plant in the Constitution North parking lot. Parking is limited to vehicles that charge via an electrical connection and only while the vehicle is charging. 

Handicap ParkingHandicap parking is controlled by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A state-issued permit is required to park in any handicap space. Individuals seeking a handicap parking permit should contact their PCP or the Health Center (for students). 

Temporary Permits: Temporary permits are available for students who have not purchased a yearly parking permit. The cost of a temporary parking pass is $10 per week.  

Guest Permits: All guests staying overnight must register their vehicle with Campus Safety. Guests will receive a parking permit to allow parking in student parking lots. No RVs, motorhomes, or campers are to be parked on campus at any time. 

Parking Regulations And Fines

Campus Safety officers may tow or boot a vehicle violating any of the below offenses without prior notice to the owner. All towing fees are at the expense of the owner/operator.

A Fire Lanes and Hydrants  $100.00
B Blocking or Obstructing Trash Dumpsters  $50.00
C Disability Spaces $100.00
D Parking on No Parking Zones  $30.00
E Blocking or Obstructing Entrances, Exits, and Vehicles $30.00
F Parking on Grass or Seeded Areas  $30.00
G Parking in Regulated Space $30.00
H Double Parking $50.00
I Driving Wrong Way on One-Way Street $50.00
J Driving on Walkways, Sidewalks, and Lawns $50.00
K Permit on Wrong Vehicle $50.00

LOSS OF PRIVILEGES – Any person receiving more than six parking citations within one academic year will automatically lose their parking privileges upon receiving the seventh citation. Any additional citations issued after the loss of privileges has been invoked will result in the owner/operator being subject to a $250.00 fine and towing or booting of the vehicle. 

PAYMENTS AND PENALTIES – Vehicle registration fees are charged directly to student accounts. All citation fines are to be paid at the Financial Services Office, located in Pennsylvania Hall. Campus Safety does not accept payments.  

APPEAL PROCESS – CAMPUS SAFETY WILL NOT ACCEPT VERBAL APPEALS. All parking appeals must be submitted electronically within 14 days of the citation being issued. 

The Executive Director of Campus Safety will review all appeals within an average of thirty days of the appeal date and will decide to uphold the ticket, change the ticket to a warning, modify the fine, or grant the appeal. The decision of the Executive Director is final. 

Parking Lot Designations

Student General Parking

  • CEP Lot (Lot #8) - Last two rows
  • Constitution (Lot #9) - Rows 7 and 8
  • Stadium (Lot #5) - Row 1, 2, & 3 and entire south half
  • Stadium West (Lot #7) - Entire lot, except the last row
  • College Apartments (Lot #26)
  • Constitution Apartments (Lot #27)

Students may park in the Masters Lot and Bream Gym Lot from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday thru Thursday and 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday.

Carlisle Street Permit Lots (Lot #s 14-24, except for Lot #18)

223 & 227 Carlisle St., 343 Carlisle St., Appleford, Colonial, Corner Cottage, Lahm, Lamp Post, Paxton, Phi Delta Theta, and Smyser

Employee Parking 

  • Masters Lot (Lot #6) - Entire Lot 
  • Constitution East (Lot #9) - Rows 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 
  • Bream Gym (Lot #4) - Entire Lot 
  • Huber Lot (Lot #12) - Entire Lot 
  • Stadium (Lot #5) - North part of Rows 4 and 5 
  • West Building Gravel Lot (Lot #2) - Entire Lot
  • 339 Carlisle St. (Lot #18)