Parking & Transportation

Parking Permits

All students, faculty, staff, part-time and contractual employees, vendors, contractors, telecommuters, visitors and guests must obtain a parking permit to be allowed to park a vehicle on the Bowie State University campus.

View Parking Permit Fees

Valid Parking Permits

A permit is valid only when it corresponds to the license plate number registered at the BSU Parking Office; displayed properly, visible, and not suspended, altered, or revoked. A parking permit is transferable only to vehicles listed on the registration card. If the permit is affixed to an unregistered vehicle, the owner of the vehicle will be subject to a $100 fine, and the owner of the permit is subject to revocation of parking privileges (with no refund). All permits must hang from the rearview mirror with the expiration date visible from the front of the vehicle. Motorcycles must be registered.

Download the application for a reserved parking space (pdf)

Purchasing a Parking Permit

To obtain a parking permit for the current year, fees may be paid at the Office of Student Accounts or students, faulty or staff may pay with their Bowie Card (if funds are available) at the Department of Public Safety Parking Office in McKeldin Gym. 

The valid receipt is taken to the DPS Parking Office located in Robinson Hall or McKeldin Gym; an Application for a Parking Permit is filled out; and the permit is issued. A refund will be issued only if a scheduled class has been canceled and that is the only class in which the student is enrolled.

Permits for an academic year must be in place by September 1 and expires on August 31. Note: the expiration date is on the hangtag.

Purchase a parking permit

Freshman Parking

Freshmen resident students do not have the privilege of having a vehicle on campus. If extraordinary circumstances exist that would necessitate having a vehicle on campus, they must complete the wavier request form below and submit it the Parking Administrator, Shirley Williams. at The Parking Administrator will notify the student of the decision.

Download the Freshman Parking Waiver Request Form (pdf)

Special Medical Arrangements

To utilize a handicapped space on campus, a driver must purchase a BSU parking permit and meet the State requirements to obtain a disability placard or handicap license plate.

Pay a Parking Ticket

You may pay a parking ticket online within 30 days of receiving a ticket. After 30 days, you must go to Student Accounts to pay.

Pay Your Parking Ticket

Contact Us

Call 301-860-4040 with questions or concerns.