Cars are parked in a campus parking lot.


Driving and Parking

An entry road into campus is lined by parking spaces with parked cars.

Parking Permits, Traffic Regulation, and More

To ensure safe movement through campus and effective use of space, York College maintains traffic and parking regulations at all times. All students, faculty, staff, and visitors should familiarize themselves with policies for operating and parking a vehicle on campus. 

Regulations must be observed at all times, including class registration periods, exam and reading days, college breaks and holidays, and periods of inclement weather. Failure to comply with traffic and parking regulations constitutes a violation subject to fines (by means of a citation) and/or referral to the Office of Student Conduct. 

A stack of parking permits in a variety of colors.

On-Campus Parking — by Permit Only

Students, faculty, staff, and visitors who wish to park a vehicle on the York College campus must obtain a parking permit and present proof of vehicle registration to Campus Safety. 

  • YCP Students, Faculty, and Staff — Log into MyYCP and select "My Parking" to complete pre-registration for your vehicle permit. 
  • Contractors/Vendors — Visit the Campus Safety office (Manor Northeast Lobby) or Campus Information Center (Iosue Student Union lobby) to obtain a parking permit for long-term projects on campus. 
  • Visitors/Guests — Apply for a visitor permit online. A printable permit will be emailed to you for display on your vehicle's dashboard. You may also apply in person at the Campus Safety office or Campus Information Center.

Student Parking Permit Pricing

SemesterResidentCommuterPick-Up LocationOn Sale Beginning
Summer 2024$10$10All permits will be picked up at the Campus Safety Office.May 1, 2024
Fall 2024$125$75

Resident permits will be placed in on-campus mailboxes.

Commuter permits will be mailed to the home address on record.

July 1, 2024
Spring 2025$62.50$37.50All permits will be picked up at the Campus Safety officeDecember 1, 2024
Summer 2025$15$15All permits will be picked up at the Campus Safety officeMay 1, 2024

Parking Information and Resources

Commuter Students

For the fall semester, your parking permit(s) will be mailed to the home address on file with the College. Permits ordered on or after 5 p.m. on Friday, August 25th may be picked up at the Campus Safety office (Manor Northeast lobby). Be prepared to stand in line with your student ID card or your driver's license, as you will need to present it to pick up your permit.

Spring and summer semester permits can be picked up in the Campus Safety office.

Resident Students

Your parking permit will be placed in your on-campus mailbox until the day before move-in. Permits ordered on or after Wednesday, August 16th, will be picked up at the Campus Safety office (Manor Northeast lobby). Be prepared to stand in line with your student ID card or driver's license, as you will need to present it to pick up your permit.

Spring and summer semester permits can be picked up in the Campus Safety Office.

Students who will be parking a vehicle on campus will need to pre-register their vehicles in order to obtain a York College parking permit.

Dual Enrollment Students

Students who park on campus as part of a dual enrollment program are required to obtain a parking permit and follow all regulations for parking and driving at York College. You will be permitted to park in commuter lots. 

Pre-Registering a Vehicle

  • ‌Log in to the MyYCP portal and click on the MyParking icon.
  • Enter your username, password, and ID number to log in to MyParking.
  • Click on Apply for Permit
  • Select the appropriate parking permit application (be careful that you select the correct permit).
  • Read your contract agreement and then select I Agree and click Next.  
    • If you select "I Do Not Agree,"  you will not proceed any further.
  • Enter your vehicle information and cell phone number into the appropriate fields and click Continue.
  • Enter your credit card information to purchase your parking permit.
  • After a successful transaction, print your receipt and temporary parking permit using the printer icon on the webpage. Do not use the web browser to print the receipt, as it will not print correctly.

Print out your receipt before closing the myParking application. Your receipt doubles as a temporary parking permit that you can use until you receive your regular parking permit. Simply place the receipt/temporary permit on your dashboard.

Student Traffic and Parking Regulations Documentation

For a printed or downloadable version of the full Student Traffic and Parking Regulations document, please contact Campus Safety at

New faculty, staff, and students who will be on campus for summer semesters are required to register their vehicles and obtain a parking permit. Those who obtained a parking permit during the previous fall or spring semester are not required to obtain new permits for the summer, as those permits do not expire until August 20th. 

Those students with resident permits are permitted to utilize commuter parking during the summer semesters. All other traffic and parking regulations remain in effect.

Visitor/Guest Permits

Visitor permits are available seven days a week in the Campus Information Center (located in Iosue Student Union) between 8 a.m. and midnight, and in the Campus Safety office (located in Manor Northeast) during business hours. Permits must be displayed on the rearview mirror with the permit information facing the windshield.

Visitors and guests may complete the online application for a visitor/guest parking permit. Please note that these permits may only be picked up at the Campus Safety office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

You will need your driver's license and vehicle registration to obtain a visitor parking permit.

Overnight Visitors

  • Visitors parking vehicles on the Main Campus overnight must park in the commuter parking bays adjacent to Penn and Beard Halls.
  • Visitors parking vehicles on the West Campus overnight may park in any of the student parking lots on the West Campus. 
  • Visitors parking vehicles on the North Campus overnight may park in any of the student parking lots on the West Campus.

Visitor Parking Reminders

  • Visitors are subject to the same traffic and parking policies as faculty, staff, and students. It is the responsibility of the host to inform his or her visitors of traffic and parking policies.
  • Students may be held accountable for fines imposed upon their visitors for any parking offenses incurred. In the absence of student information, the registered owner of the vehicle may be held accountable for any parking offenses incurred.
  • Visitors are required to come to the Campus Safety office, in person, with driver's license and vehicle registration to discuss parking citations. Students cannot discuss parking citations on behalf of visitors.
  • Students are not considered visitors at any time and are therefore not eligible to obtain a visitor permit or to use visitor parking.
  • Visitors to campus may park at the various locations marked for visitors on the campus map after obtaining a visitor permit for their vehicles.

Upon registration for a campus tour or admissions visit, your confirmation email will serve as your visitor parking pass. 

If, for any reason, you do not receive the confirmation email, you may pick up a parking pass at the Admissions Welcome Center (located in the Iosue Student Union).

The Admissions visitor parking area is the first parking lot to the right (in front of Miller Administration Building) when you enter main campus from Country Club Road.

For small on-campus events, participants will be directed to specified parking prior to the event. 

Parking for larger events will be designated and controlled by officers stationed at various points on campus and near the designated parking area for the event. 

Visitors attending Cultural Series events should use the various visitor parking areas on campus. After 5 p.m., visitors can also use the faculty/staff parking lots. 

Spectators at athletic events should park in the appropriate parking lot for the event:

View Campus Parking Map

Snow Emergencies and Storm Alerts

When a snow emergency is declared at York College, all parallel and perpendicular roadway parking is prohibited.  Persons with vehicles parked on campus should tune in to the College Cable TV channel 7, College Radio Stations AM 640 and FM 99.7, or observe the signs that will be placed in building lobbies. Notices will also be sent as an email message. 

During a snow emergency, overnight parking is only permitted in the lower level of the parking garage by residents with a Main Campus permit. Certain areas will be closed at different times to allow for proper snow removal.  Vehicle owners will be informed as to the specific locations.

Vehicles that violate this policy will receive a fine and will be towed to another area of the campus. The vehicle owner will also be responsible for all towing charges.

Flood Zone

The first three parking bays on the western side of the commuter parking bays on Main Campus are prone to flooding during heavy rains. Faculty, staff, and students should pay attention to weather conditions and choose alternate commuter parking when the potential for flooding exists. Parking is at your own risk. The College is not responsible for any damage due to flooding. 

Faculty, staff, and students who need to leave a vehicle on campus during a College break or field trip must submit a request to leave a vehicle on campus. Vehicles must be registered with the College through the Campus Safety office. 

If you do not have a valid and current parking permit, you should obtain a temporary parking permit. Unregistered vehicles may be cited.

Request to Leave a Vehicle On Campus

Students needing access to temporary accessible parking will need to contact Student Accessibility Services at or 717.815.1717.

Because parking is a limited resource on campus, residential students residing on Main Campus with fewer than 60 credits, as well as students residing on the North and West Campuses, are not eligible for Main Campus parking. 

To appeal the parking permit eligibility policy, students must demonstrate both a compelling need for Main Campus parking and explain why their current eligibility will not meet their needs.

Appeal requests will not be accepted or reviewed until after September 15th (fall semester) or after February 15th (spring Semester). Allow up to two weeks for a decision to be rendered.

Eligibility to submit an appeal includes already having purchased the parking permit that you normally qualify for.  

How to submit an appeal

  1. Complete the Permit Appeal Form.
  2. Attach required supporting documentation.
    1. Class Schedule.
    2. Letter from employer, including work schedule.
    3. Other pertinent documents.
  3. Submit to Campus Safety for consideration.

Submitting an appeal is not a guarantee that it will be granted.

After submitting your permit appeal, you must park your vehicle in accordance with the parking permit that you have been issued. Failure to abide by the traffic and parking regulations may result in a parking citation for which you will be responsible.

Traffic Violations and Fines

DUI/Impaired DrivingJudicial Referral*
Failure to Stop for Campus Safety Official or other Emergency Vehicle$75
Reckless Driving$50
Careless Driving$40
Driving Vehicle at Unsafe Speed$35
Disregarding Traffic Control Device$30
Illegal Turn$30


*The penalty for DUI/Impaired Driving will be determined during the campus judicial process.

Parking Violations and Fines

Improper Display of Permit$10
Excessive Time in Time-Restricted Parking Space$15
Occupying More than One Space$15
Parking in a No Parking Zone or Restricted Area$15
Parking in a Roadway or Blocking Lane of Travel/Dumpster$15
Parking Violation: Other$15
Unauthorized Use of Permit$15
Expired Parking Permit$20
Habitual Violator$25
Parking in Grumbacher Lot During Restricted Hours$25
Parking on Grass$25
Parking on Main Campus During Restricted Hours$25
Parking in a Loading Zone or Dock$25
Parking in a Faculty/Staff Space$25
Parking in a Fire Lane$25
Parking in Visitor Space$25
Failure to Register Vehicle with York College$50
Fraudulent/Altered Parking Permit$50
Illegal Parking in Handicapped Space$50
Parking in Violation of Weather Emergency$50

Common Misconceptions and Quick Facts Regarding Parking on Campus

"A parking permit is not required after 5 p.m."

False. Permits are required to park on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year long — including breaks, reading days, and exam periods.

"Time-restricted parking areas aren't monitored during nights and weekends."

False. Time-restricted parking areas are monitored to ensure that anyone who needs those spaces will have the opportunity to use them for loading/unloading vehicles.

"Parking in fire lanes and turn lanes is allowed during nights and weekends."

False. Vehicles should never be parked in these areas, as doing so creates a hazard for vehicular traffic, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles.

"Anyone can park in the Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center lot without a parking permit." 

False. A permit is required to park at any campus facility. There is also no parking allowed in the Grumbacher lot from 2 - 6 a.m., unless approved by the Department of Athletics and Campus Recreation. Their staff will advise Campus Safety when permission to use the lot has been granted.

"Main Campus residents with West Campus permits can park on Main Campus between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m., Monday through Friday."

True! However, vehicles parked overnight must be moved to the West Campus resident parking areas by 7 a.m.

"If you need to park in a faculty or staff parking lot to load/unload your vehicle, you can do so if you activate your flashers." 

True! This tells Campus Safety officers that you are parked temporarily (15-minute maximum). Do not park in roadways or fire lanes; you must park in a valid parking space.

"If a student's guest is parking on campus, they or the student must obtain a visitor parking permit for their vehicle."

True! This permit will entitle them to park in any student parking area except in lots reserved for the houses Curry, Wenger, Arnold, Kieffer, and Springettsbury. Those guests must park in commuter or resident lots. 

Request a visitor permit online

"Parking longer, or overnight, in time-restricted parking spaces is allowed after 5 p.m."

False. Time-limited parking spaces are restricted to the posted times 24 hours a day, all year long — including weekends, holidays, reading day, final exams, semester breaks, snow days, etc. Vehicles parked in these spaces longer than the time posted will receive a citation for the violation.


Questions about parking regulations? Contact Campus Safety at 717.815.1403 or

Vehicles on Campus

Operating a vehicle on campus — including cars/trucks, skateboards, bicycles, hoverboards, and other means of transportation — is subject to regulations set by Campus Safety and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Speed Limit on Campus

The speed limit on all campus roadways is 15 miles per hour. No person shall operate a vehicle at a greater speed than is reasonable and practical under existing conditions.

Commonwealth of PA and York College Campus Traffic Regulations 

It is the responsibility of the driver to comply with all Commonwealth of Pennsylvania traffic regulations, including licensing, registration, financial responsibility (insurance), traffic control devices, and vehicle operation.

York College Campus Safety Officers are authorized by the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code (Title 75) to regulate and enforce all campus traffic rules and regulations. All vehicles driven on the College campus are subject to the rules and regulations of the campus as well as Pennsylvania State traffic laws and are to obey all traffic control devices.

All faculty, staff, students and visitors are to drive with caution and adhere to the speed limit. Drivers are required to obey all traffic signs, signals, devices and instructions from authorized persons directing traffic. Pedestrians have the right-of-way at all times. 

Anyone operating a motor vehicle contrary to these designations or in a negligent manner will be issued a traffic citation from the Department of Campus Safety. Any offense can result in a judicial hearing if warranted by the circumstances of the case. The Department of Campus Safety has the discretion to revoke the privilege of anyone operating a motor vehicle on campus.

Vehicle Accidents

If you are involved in a vehicle accident on campus and wish to file a report, you must do so promptly. Vehicles involved in minor accidents occurring in roadways may be moved so that traffic can flow unimpeded. 

Any vehicle accident involving injury or towing must be reported immediately. As per the PA Motor Vehicle Code, all accidents in which a person has been injured and/or an involved vehicle has to be towed from the scene, the appropriate police department must be called and a report must be completed. Please note that leaving the scene of an accident of which you are a part is against the law in the State of Pennsylvania.

Traffic Citations

Payment of traffic citations may be made online, by mail. or at the Business Office in the Miller Administration Building. The citation should be included with payments by mail. Checks should be made payable to York College of Pennsylvania and should include the student's name and the citation number. Cash should never be sent through the mail.

An unpaid citation is considered to be ‘outstanding’ and treated as a delinquent bill. Students will have transcripts withheld and will not be able to register for classes or obtain grades until the citations have been paid. 

Citation Appeals

You may file an appeal to contest traffic or parking citation at the Campus Safety office. The citation being appealed must first be paid within ten (10) business days from the date that the citation was issued. Once this deadline has passed, appeals are not eligible for review, and your right to appeal will be forfeited.

The appellant should set forth reasons for contesting the citation on the appeal form. The statement should include clear and convincing evidence. Any supporting documentation or evidence (such as photographs, medical documentation, auto repair receipts, etc.) may be attached to further substantiate claims.

Appeals are reviewed and resolved by the Ticket Appeals group of the Student Senate’s Operations and Security Committee.

Appeals may be fully or partially granted or denied; any refunds due to a successful appeal will be credited to the student's account. All decisions are mailed to the appellant and are final. 

All individuals operating bicycles, skates, and skateboards on campus are expected to use the equipment in a manner which is appropriate and considerate of others.

It is recommended that the operator of bicycles, skates, and skateboards wear the appropriate manufactured-suggested safety equipment while using the equipment on campus.  

Stunt Bikes, Skates, and Skateboards

Stunt bikes, skates, or skateboards may not be operated on campus roadways at any time.

Skateboards, skates, or stunt bikes may only be used on campus sidewalks between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 a.m.

Anyone found in violation of the skateboard or skating policy may receive a code of conduct citation which will result in a referral to the Office of Student Conduct.


The use of bicycles on College roadways is subject to the same policies and laws regarding the operation of a motorized vehicle under the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code (Title 75).

All bicycles are required to be registered with Campus Safety. Faculty, staff, and students will be provided with a decal (at no charge) which must be affixed to the bicycle. Unregistered bicycles found on campus are subject to being seized by Campus Safety.  

Any bicycles unclaimed after three months will be considered to be abandoned and will be destroyed or donated.

Bicycles are to be parked in bike racks only. Fastening bicycles to trees, signs, or any other objects is prohibited and may be removed.

Anyone operating a bicycle contrary to the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code or in a negligent manner may be issued a traffic citation from Campus Safety. Any offense can result in a judicial hearing if the circumstances of the case warrant.

Register a Bicycle

Hoverboards are not permitted in any campus buildings, including residence halls, and their use on campus roadways, sidewalks, parking lots and fields is prohibited. 

The term "hoverboard" includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Self-balancing scooters
  • Battery-operated scooters
  • Hands-free Segways
  • Electric-powered skateboards

York College maintains EV charging stations on campus, located just behind the Willman Business Center. There are two stations, with a total of four charging plugs. 

Students, staff, faculty, and College guests are welcome to use the stations. All vehicles using these stations must be properly permitted to park on York College's campus. Visitors should obtain a parking pass through their host or the Campus Information Center (CIC). 

About the Stations

They are SemaConnect stations, series 7 model, level 2 charging station on a 48amp breaker.  They have a SAE J1772 EV connector, which allows all EV vehicles to charge. Tesla owners will need to have their adapter available to use these stations. 

SemaConnect is now Blink charging company.  Please note that if you search online for SemaConnect, you will eventually be taken to Blink as they transition their company. This will not affect our product or service.  

Using an Electric Vehicle Charging Station

The new stations will be accessed through the SemaConnect app in your phone app store (Google Play / iOS App Store). This is also where you will request access to use the stations and pay for usage. 

  • Download the app (Google Play / iOS App Store)
  • Create an account
  • Open the app and select York College of Pennsylvania - Willman Business Center
  • Select the link that requests permission to use the location. Please allow 24 business hours for review.

Benefits of EV Charging on Campus

The EV user will be able to log into their app and see what is available on campus prior to arriving. The new program also allows the College to monitor energy usage at the stations. The College has the ability to adjust the program as it evolves.

EV Charging Time Limit

While we note a two-hour time limit for charging between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday - Sunday, you will not be ticketed if you are charging. The two-hour time limit is meant to allow access for other individuals during peak operating hours. Please note that pricing does escalate after the first two hours.

Pricing for EV Charging on Campus

Monday - Sunday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

  • $1.50/hour for first two hours
  • $3/hour for third hour
  • $4/hour for fourth hour
  • $5/hour for hours 5-10

The two-hour time limit does not apply outside the time frame listed. Pricing outside the above time frame is $1.50 per hour with no escalation. Pricing is subject to change.


Why do I have to register?

As a private campus, we want to manage who has access to our stations so we can allow the most access to our students, staff, faculty, and guests. 

Why is EV charging not free? 

The modest fee helps to offset the energy and maintenance expenses while providing the service to our community. In addition, this will prevent misuse of the charging stations and provide greater and equitable access to our students, staff, faculty, and guests.

What if I experience an issue with the app or with charging? 

There is a customer service number listed on the LCD screen. You would contact Blink/SemaConnect directly at 1-800-663-5633.

Who can I contact on campus if I want to report an issue? 

Blink/SemaConnect will handle all questions related to payment, but any other concerns can be reported to

The operation and parking of a motor vehicle on campus is a privilege and the College reserves the right to restrict, suspend, or revoke this privilege for just cause. Having a personal vehicle on campus is not a prerequisite of any College program and students bring, park and operate vehicles at their own risk.

The College is not responsible for vehicles, or personal possessions left in vehicles, while parked on campus; however, any theft or vehicle damage that does occur on campus should be reported to Campus Safety immediately.

Contact Campus Safety

Campus Safety Office
Manor Northeast, Lobby (Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Phone: 717.815.1403

Campus Information Center
Iosue Student Union, Room 201 (Mon. - Sun., 8 a.m. - 12 a.m.)
Phone: 717.815.1314 (or Press 0 from any on-campus phone)

Emergencies and After Hours
Call 911 for local police, EMS, or fire department.
Call 717.815.1314 for Campus Police.