Bus Transportation on Campus

WCU provides shuttle service between North and South Campus, as well as East Campus. Off campus shuttle routes are also available to the Exton Train Station and around West Chester Borough via the Uptown Loop, which includes stops at Chester County Hospital and Bradford Plaza (Giant Food Stores). Real time shuttle locations can be found on the TransLoc App. For the most up-to-date information on schedules and routes, go to

Students using the bus service should be advised that it is impossible to provide timely transportation between North and South Campus within the standard 10-minute class break. Therefore, students should plan and develop class schedules that allow time to be transported between the two campuses using open class periods.

An accessible bus containing a wheelchair lift is available for mobility-impaired students, upon request. Details on how to access this service are available on the website, or search "accessible bus."

Vehicle Registration

All University parking lots require a current University parking permit to be displayed on all vehicles. Visitors to campus are asked to park in the Sharpless Street Garage (corner of Sharpless St. & Church St.), New Street Garage (corner of West Nields Street & South New Street), Student Rec Center Garage (next to the Student Rec Center) or Commons Garage (on North Campus Drive). There are also kiosks located around campus.  All employees and eligible students desiring to use designated parking lots must register their vehicle with the Department of Public Safety Parking Services Office and purchase/obtain a parking permit. All parking permits are sold online.  Parking permits are nonrefundable and may only be used by the registered purchaser. Permits are not transferable between individuals nor may they be resold. All West Chester University parking permits are the property of West Chester University.

The annual registration fee is established by the Council of Trustees. For parking regulations, "annual" is defined as September 1 until August 31 of the following year. Specific registration procedures will be announced yearly. The parking permit is to be displayed properly from the rear view mirror as stated on the reverse side of the permit. Mutilated, defaced, lost, or stolen permits must be replaced. Contact the Public Safety Parking Services Office for the procedure and cost of replacing the permit. The operation and registration of a vehicle must conform to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vehicle law and University regulations. For complete information regarding motor vehicles and registration, refer to the Motor Vehicle Regulations pamphlet available at Public Safety or on the Department of Public Safety  website.

Students are required to purchase the appropriate parking permit depending on whether they are commuter or resident students. Student parking lots do not require a permit from 4 p.m. through midnight any day of the week throughout the year. Employee lots are enforced 24/7/365.