All bicycles owned by students, faculty and staff and used on campus must be registered with the Department of Safety and Security (DOSS). Registration may assist in recovery of stolen bikes, will enable the bicycle owner to be contacted, and will provide proof of ownership in the event of seizure. Bikes may be registered at (DOSS) or at the Collis Center Info Desk. Bike registration is free.
To register your bike, please bring in the following information:
- Make (Manufacturer's Name)
- Number of Speeds
- Serial Number (usually found on the bottom of the frame between the pedals)
- Value (Either purchase cost or replacement value)
- Type (mountain, road bike, hybrid, race bike)
Permitted Parking and Storage
At any time of day or night, Dartmouth community members may park their bikes at any of the bike racks around campus. In addition, students may store registered bikes overnight in one of the indoor areas designated for bike storage in some residence halls and clusters, including Judge, Channing Cox, and Maxwell. Bikes must not be left in hallways, entryways, access ramps, stairways or any other public access areas.
When student owners leave campus at the end of a term, they must seek long-term bike storage. Review long-term bike storage options.
Bikes may not be parked in hallways, entryways, access ramps, stairways, other accesses, or sites that have signs prohibiting bike parking.
Abandoned bikes will be tagged and, if unmoved for two weeks, will be impounded by the College. This is true even if the owner is away from campus for the term. Unregistered abandoned bikes will immediately become College property. The College will not replace cut locks. The procedure for tagging and collecting abandoned bikes is noted below.