Parking on Campus

parkingGeneral Information

Central Oregon Community College (COCC) provides designated parking areas for students, staff, residents, and visitors. Parking at COCC is regulated and enforced by the Campus Public Safety Department in partnership with the Department of Motor Vehicles. It is important that all guests and community members familiarize themselves with campus parking regulations, before attempting to park on COCC property. Not all parking regulations are posted on campus; however, all vehicles are subject to enforcement. Under Oregon Revised Statute 341.300, Public Safety Officers have the authority to issue citations and/or impound vehicles at the owner's expense. COCC parking is available 7 days a week, between the hours of 6 AM and 10 PM. Vehicles parked on-campus after-hours, will receive a citation and may be towed.

All persons driving or parking on college property are required to comply with all state laws and COCC regulations. By entering COCC property, drivers are acknowledging awareness of these laws and regulations, and understand that violations are subject to enforcement.

Traffic and Parking Regulations

COCC has established both traffic and parking regulations, to maintain safe and orderly driving and parking on each campus. It is the responsibility of the vehicle operator, to park appropriately and operate their vehicle in a safe manner.

Rules and Regulations

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Parking Permits

Most COCC parking lots require vehicles to display COCC parking permits. Parking permits are not required on any city street (such as NW College Way), nor in the D1, D3, D4, G3, G4, and H2 parking lots. In lots which require permits, permits must be displayed 7 days a week, between the hours of 7 AM and 5 PM. Staff parking lots are reserved, at all times, for vehicles displaying staff parking permits. Any vehicle parked in a staff parking lot, without a staff permit displayed, will be cited. Parking permits are required in all parking lots on the Redmond Campus, Madras Campus, and Prineville Campus.

Visitor Parking

Any person who is not a current nor former COCC student, nor employed by the college, is considered a COCC visitor. Visitors may park in the D1, D3, D4, G1, G3, G4, or H2 lots without displaying a campus parking permit. Additionally, no parking permit is required to park on any city street. Visitors who wish to park in other locations on campus, must obtain a temporary visitor pass from one of the following locations:

  • College department that is being visited.
  • In Bend, at the Information Office located in the Boyle Education Center.
  • In Bend, at the Campus Public Safety Office located in the Boyle Education Center.
  • In Redmond, at the Student Services Office in Building 3.
  • In Madras, at the Student Services Office.
  • In Prineville, at the Student Services Office.

Student Parking

All students who park in permit-required areas must register their vehicles and permanently (affixed in place using provided adhesive) display a COCC parking permit on the rear, left side of their vehicles. Student parking permits are free and can be obtained at the following locations:

  • In Bend, at the Information Office located in the Boyle Education Center.
  • In Redmond, at the Student Services Office in Building 3.
  • In Madras, at the Student Services Office.
  • In Prineville, at the Student Services Office.

Staff & Faculty Parking

Vehicles that belong to staff and faculty must display current COCC staff parking permits. Staff permits are free and can be obtained at the following locations:

  • In Bend, at the Information Office located in the Boyle Education Center.
  • In Redmond, at the Student Services Office in Building 3.
  • In Madras, at the Student Services Office.
  • In Prineville, at the Student Services Office.

Resident Parking

Wickiup Hall residents are required to display current resident permits. Resident permits are the same color as normal student permits, but begin with the letter "R". Resident permits allow for overnight parking in the I1, I2, I3, I4, F2, F3, F4, and F6 lots. Vehicles parked overnight in any other location are subject to citations and/or towing (even with an "R" permit dispalyed). Resident permits are free and can ONLY be obtained at the Wickiup Hall front desk. 

Disabled Parking

Vehicles displaying a valid, state-issued disabled parking placard, may park in any campus parking lot. These vehicles must still display a valid COCC parking permit, or visitor pass, in permit-required lots. Additionally, these vehicles are not permitted to park in red/yellow zones, service vehicle spaces, loading zones, nor emergency vehicle only areas.

Disability Services

Other Transportation Options

COCC encourages the use of alternate forms of transportation, such as bicycles. Additionally, COCC provides a campus shuttle and disability transportation on the Bend Campus. For more information, click the links below.