Parking & Safety
The Clarksville Campus parking map can be viewed at www.apsu.edu/police/parking.
Campus Police - (931) 221-7786
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 Rave Guardian 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 vehicles parked on APSU's campus must be registered in the APSU parking portal. This includes both those who are affiliated with university (student, faculty, staff) and those who are not affiliated (visitors). APSU uses License Plate Recognition to identify vehicles parked on campus. The cost of student parking is included in the student access fees.
Students may access the parking portal here using their APSU credentials without the @apsu.edu or @my.apsu.edu as their username. Those who are not affiliated with the university will create a login by following the Guest Login link. Please note that authentication may take up to one minute.
Students must park in the appropriate color coded lots. 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. The following represents the color-coding system for parking on campus:
- Red: Faculty and Staff
- Blue: ADA Accessible
- Green: Commuters, Emerald Hills and Two Rivers
- Silver: Residents
- Black: Overflow, any valid APSU permit is authorized for this zone
*Visitor and 30-minute parking spaces will be labeled as such. The APSU parking regulations
and map can be found at www.apsu.edu/parking.
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 Routes | Clarksville, TN (cityofclarksville.com). 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.