Pedestrians always have the right of way; it is the responsibility of the cyclist to avoid pedestrians and to courteously yield the right-of-way.

Bicycles and electric scooters may be parked only in designated bike racks. Bicycles or scooters locked to railings or parked in hallways are subject to removal by Campus Safety.

Protect your bicycle

As of July 2023, the Service Center will no longer be supplying free bike locks upon bike registration. Please refer to the guidelines below on securing your bike on campus.

  • Use a U-shaped lock, not a cable lock.
  • Lock wheel and frame to the rack
  • Immediately report suspicious persons around bike racks
  • Register your bicycle with Campus Safety at no charge. If a suspicious person with a bicycle is stopped on campus, Campus Safety can quickly determine the owner of a registered bicycle: It is difficult to prove that an unregistered bicycle is stolen. If a stolen bicycle is subsequently recovered, it can be easily returned to the registered owner.

Motorcycles and other gasoline-powered two-wheeled vehicles are not required to have a permit and, therefore, must park in designated areas. These areas are:

  • East side of Winter Street, just south of Lausanne Hall and the fire lane
  • Adjacent to the Grounds building at the southwest corner of the Matthews parking lot (near foot bridge)
  • In the Kaneko Commons Reserved Parking lot, near the blue emergency phone

Protect your motorcycle

  • Always lock your vehicle
  • Never leave valuable items with your vehicle
  • Register your motorcycle with Campus Safety at no charge
Willamette University

Campus Safety

Salem Campus

University Services Building
Office Hours:
7:30 am–4 pm (M-F)
Officer available 24/7/365 at

Portland Campus

Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design
Office Hours:
8 am–4 pm (M-F)
Officer available 24/7/365 at

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