Vehicle Registration & Parking

Registering Your Vehicle

All students and employees who operate a motor vehicle on College-owned property must have the vehicle registered with the Department of Campus Safety.

All motor vehicles, whether automobiles, motorcycles, motor scooters or motor bikes, regardless of size, shape or number of wheels are herein defined as vehicles.

Vehicle Permit Registration Forms are available online and at the Campus Safety Office. Once completed, a registration form must be submitted to the Campus Safety Office for processing (service available Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.). Current State Department of Motor Vehicles registration and a valid driver’s license are also required. ​There is no initial registration fee for either students or employees.

The College parking permit should be placed on the inside of the front-windshield, lower left side, so that it is visible at all times.

Read more about vehicle policies at the Department of Campus Safety website.

Please note, a parking permit does not guarantee or reserve a parking space. It does, however, give you the privilege to park/or drive on property owned and/or operated by the College. 

Where to Park at Whittier

Commuter students may park in Commuter and Residential Student parking lots, however, Residential Students may not park in Commuter lots during business hours (Monday-Friday, 7 am - 5 pm). Commuter parking permits are available thru the Campus Safety office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Commuter Lots (designated by signage at the lot entrances)

  • Shannon Center lot
  • Campus Center lot
  • Mendenhall lot
  • Science & Learning Center lot

Student Parking (Commuters and Residents)

Street Parking (hourly restrictions apply)

  • Philadelphia Street
  • Earlham Drive
  • Painter Avenue

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