Vehicles on Campus

Vehicle Registration

Cars, motorcycles, mopeds, vans, trucks, and all other motorized vehicles must be registered with the University through Campus Safety.

A Denison vehicle registration sticker is not only a parking permit, but is required for roadway use of a motor vehicle on campus. A registration permit must be placed on the vehicle within 72 hours of physically locating the vehicle on campus or a “No Visible Registration” citation will be issued. Registration permits must be visibly displayed on the driver's side of the rear bumper (or in the bottom corner of the driver's side rear window) of the car or on the fender of the motorcycle or moped. Parking permits remain the property of Denison University.

Registration Process


⇒ Use your Big Red ID to access more information on student vehicle registration. Visit self-service on MyDenison.

Additional Information:

Visitor & Temporary Parking

Visitors are people who do not attend Denison and do not work at Denison. Visitors to University offices may park in visitor spaces at Swasey or in P-1 of the parking garage. Friends visiting students should park in the visitor spaces or in the first-year parking lot at Ebaugh Pond. If you have overnight visitors you should contact Security (by dialing 0) for instructions. This will prevent your guest from getting a ticket.

A student may purchase a temporary parking permit at a cost of $15 (limited to a maximum length of 21 days).

Traffic & Parking Citations

If a student receives a citation, he/she has seven (7) days from the date the citation was issued to file an appeal. Fines will be posted to the student's account immediately. In the event of an overturned citation, the student account will be adjusted accordingly.


⇒ Use your Big Red ID to access more information on student citation appeals. Visit self-service on MyDenison.

Students receiving five (5) or more citations in an academic year will lose their parking privileges for the remainder of the academic year.

Contact Us


Important Phone Numbers:

  • Emergency: 911
  • Campus Emergency: 740-587-6777
  • Campus Safety: 740-587-6482
  • Campus Environmental Health and Safety: 740-587-5646
  • Operator/Dispatch: 740-587-0810
  • Administrative Office: 740-587-6298

Hours of Operation:

  • Operator/Dispatch Center, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Administrative Offices, 8 am - 4:30 pm

What's Happening

Announcements & Updates

Build Trust and Lower Risk

Campus Safety works to build relationships with community members to establish dialogue and trust to prevent risk.

More From Denison
Academic Majors
Academic Majors
Living at Denison
Living at Denison
Study Abroad
Study Abroad
Study Abroad
Career Exploration
Career Exploration