Parking & Safety
The Clarksville Campus parking map can be viewed at www.apsu.edu/police/parking.
The Campus Police department works together with the University community and is committed to making campus a safe and secure place. The department provides multiple safety services and crime prevention programs to enhance the safety and quality of life at APSU.
- Emergency Text Alerts: APSU offers RAVE Alert, an emergency text message system that enables designated APSU officials to send announcements about any imminent emergency affecting the campus. Students must opt-in to the system. RAVE Alert is another means to be notified of weather-related closings and emergencies. Students can sign up to receive emergency notifications by providing his/her cell phone information, as described on the web at www.getrave.com/login/apsu. Parents can receive alerts by signing up in one of the following ways: parents can opt-in for text messages by texting APSUGovs to 67283, or the student can register the parent by logging in to the system.
- Emergency telephones (blue boxes) are found in many locations around campus. In an emergency, simply press the button on the callbox. This will immediately connect the caller with a dispatcher. The dispatcher will send the appropriate agency to respond.
- A security escort service is provided on the Clarksville campus. This service operates 24/7 by calling Campus Police. Students may also use the blue emergency boxes to call for an escort.
- Download the free LiveSafe app from the app store, which allows students, faculty and staff to quickly and conveniently communicate with APSU Campus Police.
- Motorist assistance services are provided 24/7 to assist students on the Clarksville campus. Services such as battery jump-start, obtain gas for the vehicle, water for an overheated vehicle and should the student need a wrecker, Campus Police will wait with them until the tow arrives.
All persons who live, work, and/or attend classes on the Clarksville campus, must have a decal for the vehicle they operate. Decals for students are available at Campus Police at the Shasteen Building and at peak times in the University Center lobby, near the Information Desk. The University uses a hanging decal system which allows the decal to be moved and used with any vehicle the registered person operates. Because of this flexibility, and the limited parking on campus, students are entitled to only one decal. Students must present a current Govs ID card and a paid fees statement to obtain their decal. Students must also provide a description and tag number for the vehicle most commonly used.
Students must park in lots color coded to their decal. Violations will result in parking tickets. Commuter students are assigned to green lots, and resident students are assigned to silver lots. Lots marked black are open parking, and any color decal may park there. Blue parking is ADA only and must display a blue decal. Violations in these spaces will result in a $200 fine. Visitors should obtain a temporary parking pass from Campus Police upon arrival to campus.
Students may appeal a parking citation within three business days at Campus Police,
but parking fines must be paid for grade or transcript release.
Campus Transportation: The Peay Pickup Shuttle and Clarksville Transit Buses
Through a partnership with the Clarksville Transit System (CTS), APSU provides students free transportation around campus via the Peay Pickup shuttle and free transportation around the city on CTS buses.
CTS operates two Peay Pickup shuttle routes from 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Friday, through final exams each semester. The Peay Pickup routes run on the north and south side of the campus, with Marion Street being the dividing line. Each shuttle takes approximately 5-6 minutes to complete a route circuit. Students must have their Peay Pickup card and Govs ID ready when boarding. Cards are distributed by Campus Police with parking decals. Students can flag the shuttle down or wait at a shuttle sign. Additionally, APSU students ride free on any CTS city bus with a valid Peay Pickup card and a valid Govs ID card. For route information, visit www.ridects.com/routes. CTS buses run from 4:30 a.m.-9 p.m. six days a week. The Transit Center can be reached at (931) 553-2429. There is no CTS service on Sundays.