Parking Information

Vehicle Registration Permit

All motor vehicles belonging to or operated by faculty, full-time or part-time students, or staff, parked on the campus of Bluefield State College at any time shall be registered with the Campus Police. Registration normally will be accomplished at the beginning of each semester or summer term on regular registration days and/or during the first week of classes.

In order to register a vehicle, the following information must be provided:

  • Vehicle license number and state of registration
  • Student ID Number
  • Make, type, and year of vehicle registered
  • Current phone number
  • Driver’s license number

Upon registering a vehicle, the registrant will be issued a parking permit as evidence of proper registration. This permit must be affixed to and clearly displayed on the rear view mirror of the vehicle at all times. Permits also must be validated each semester for all students.

Parking Areas

There are currently 9 parking lots on campus to serve the needs of the students.  There are also faculty/staff areas on campus that are illegal to park in if you do not have a faculty/staff permit.  Citations will be issued for any individual parking in these restricted areas.  Citations will also be issued for fire lane violations.  There are faculty/staff parking in each parking lot marked with blue signs, as well as areas such as cottage parking the under the Basic Science Building that are fully restricted to faculty/staff and/or handicap.  There is also a visitor parking located directly in front of the Conley Hall Administrative Building.  This is restricted to VISITORS ONLY.

The Reserved Spaces marked for the President, as well as spaces marked for Police Vehicle must be kept free for their use at all hours, day and night, and on all days, including weekends and holidays.

Handicapped Parking

Any person parking in a handicap space must display a state issued handicap permit in the vehicle so that it is visible to the Bluefield State Police Officers. The identification card issued along with the handicap decal must be presented to the Campus Police on request.

15-Minute Zone Spaces

There are three 15-minute zones in front of several buildings. Dickason Hall, Ned E. Shott Building, and the ramp at Brown-Gilbert Basic Science Building. Any vehicle may use these spaces for 15-minute parking.

Unauthorized Parking

Unauthorized areas identified by "No Parking" signs, all yellow curbs, crosswalks, driveways, loading docks, fire hydrants, and fire lanes. Parking is not permitted at any time in the service driveways or loading docks serving any building. Parallel parking along the curb of the roadway in front of Brown-Gilbert Basic Science Building is not permitted.

Penalties for Parking Violations

Any person cited for a parking violation on the Campus of Bluefield State College must appear within ten (10) business days before a designated official of the College. This official will be located in the Public Safety Office at the Conley Hall Administrative Building and shall have exclusive jurisdiction of the offense during the ten (10) day period. Any person so cited may plead no contest to the offense and, by so pleading, shall be subject to a civil penalty often (10) dollars. Upon the expiration of the ten (10) days, or upon a pleading of not guilty before the designated college official, a magistrate of Mercer County may have jurisdiction of the offense.

Flagrant violators will have their names placed on a tow list when they receive their third ticket in the same semester. Public Safety may tow their vehicle when the individual receives their fourth ticket in the semester. The Department of Public Safety will notify the person when their name is placed on the tow list. There will not be prior notification of towing to individuals parking in fire lanes, handicap spaces, or loading docks or vehicles blocking the normal flow of traffic and blocking parked vehicles. Offenders will be responsible for towing and storage fees as well as all outstanding tickets.

Click here view the complete state code 18B-4-6 covering regulations of parking on college campuses.

Any vehicle parked illegally in a handicap space could result in a state parking citation. The cost is $100.00 under state code §17C-13-6.

Emergency Vehicles

Certain college-owned vehicles and the personal vehicles of Police Officers and maintenance personnel are issued parking permits as well. While these vehicles normally will be parked in regularly assigned areas, to serve the best interest of the college, it may be necessary and/or desirable for them to sometimes be parked in other areas, including visitor areas.

How to acquire an ID

Student ID for Bluefield State College must be obtained in the Office of Public Safety when you begin school.  These ID’s must be updated each semester, and kept with you at all times. You must have a schedule for the current semester in order to obtain an ID.