Parking in the center of campus is tough during the week but usually isn’t an issue on the weekends. The prime parking areas and those closest to campus are along High Street in front of the library. These spaces are open to anyone, from faculty to campus visitors, at any time, except during street cleaning nights. Students can park in the lot behind Witwer Hall and the lot next to the Kline Center. Faculty lots—like the one behind Rector Science Center, next to Kaufman Hall, and the one beside ATS—are open only to faculty and staff from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and to everyone else on weekends. One thing is for sure about parking on campus: If you exceed the time limit in a faculty lot on a weekday or keep your car parked on the street during cleaning nights you will get ticketed. The Carlisle Police and DPS give parking tickets on a regular basis and will notice if your car is parked illegally.
In order to park on campus, students are required to display their student parking permit on their vehicle, and DPS does regular checks for permits. However, students who park in the gravel lot across from the Kline can get away with not displaying the permit because no signs are posted saying “Dickinson Parking Only.” Two adjoining businesses use this lot as well, meaning the College cannot restrict it to only Dickinson students, and hence, cannot give tickets. This is a well-kept secret on campus and something that many freshmen, who aren’t allowed to bring cars, are unaware of.