Around Campus & Town Questions

Q. Where can I find Gainesville city bus maps and schedules?

A. You can visit the RTS Web site. RTS staff drop off copies of the bus schedules at the Office of Student Affairs and they will be included in ILSP welcome packets.

Q. How can I learn more about the city of Gainesville?

A. Start by checking out these sites:

Q. Where do I go to obtain an on-campus parking pass and how long does it last?

A. You may purchase them online or you can go in person to the Transportation and Parking Services Customer Service Office, which is located on the corner of Gale Lemerand Drive and Mowry Road. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Decals can be purchased either for the year, semester, monthly or weekly.

Q. What are the different ways to get to the law school?

A. Drive and park, walk or take the bus. The Campus bus is free if you show your Gator 1 card. Many students use their bicycles to avoid the parking hassle and save money on gas. If you think you might ride your bike on campus, even if it’s only occasionally, we highly recommend registering your bicycle with the UFPD (University Police Department) in case of theft, which unfortunately does happen. You should also buy a “U” lock, or another type of lock that is not easily broken. For more information:

Q. Does parking with a decal guarantee me a parking spot?

A. No, not at all! Come early for your classes to find parking. While a decal doesn’t guarantee you a spot at the law school, there are other lots close to the law campus that offer green decal parking.

Q. Are there alternative parking lots to the law school lot?

A. Some students pay to park at the church down the street from the law school, Campus Church of Christ.

There are 125-150 spaces that are sold each year on a first come, first serve basis. Current rates are as follows:

  • Summer $30.00 for the summer semester
  • Fall and Spring are $50.00 for each semester

Q. What are the advantages of using a carpool decal as opposed to other decals?

A. This year there is a new policy for Carpool decals, effective Monday, May 4, 2015, Carpool decal parking areas will be reserved for Carpool decal holders from 7:30 – 9:30 AM, Monday – Friday only. Carpool decal holders may park only in their assigned areas during this time. The “Carpool Only” requirement until 9:30 AM will be strictly enforced.

After 9:30 AM, Carpool parking spaces will become available for other decal holders to use, and signs will identify which type of decal will be allowed to park in each area. Carpool decal holders may still park in their assigned Carpool zones (if space is available) or in any available Orange, Blue, Green, or “Any Decal” parking space on campus. Please note that BOTH Carpool decals must be displayed in the vehicle at all times in order to park on campus. Vehicles that do not display both Carpool decals will be subject to ticketing.

For additional information on the Carpool Program and these changes, please visit

Q. Where can I find information such as biking and scooter rules and general safety on campus?

A. The University Police Department (UPD) has brochures that you can read and/or download from the following website:
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