Fall Term Parking, IDs and PawPass; What You Need to Know

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

As the fall semester is unlike any we’ve had before, here’s what you need to know about parking, identification cards and LYNX PawPass:

Parking violations will not be enforced until further notice, except for at the Downtown Campus. As a result, students, faculty and staff do not need to obtain new parking decals or hang tags this semester. Employees should park in the designated faculty/staff parking spots, designated with signage and yellow pavement lines. Students should park in the spaces designated with white pavement lines. When parking, please allow at least one space between you and the car next to you to distance yourself from others.

Identification Cards
Employee IDs are not required at this time for those who are working remotely. Employees who are working on campus may request an ID from Campus Security by appointment. To make an appointment, call Campus Security.

Student IDs will be issued on a case-by-case basis by Campus Security for students who are in face-to-face classes. Students may make an appointment, by calling Campus Security. For details on Downtown Campus student IDs, click here. 

LYNX PawPass
As part of a partnership with LYNX, Valencia College employees and students may ride the LYNX system for free. Bus service is available on all LYNX fixed-routes and NeighborLink routes during times in which LYNX is in service. To request or renew a LYNX PawPass:

1. Complete, sign and email the LYNX PawPass consent form.

There are two ways to submit the consent form, contact-free or in person:

Contact-free (preferred)
Employees and students may download the consent form in Atlas. For employees, the PawPass Authorization form is located under the “Employees” tab, “My Human Resources” and “Update Your Information.” Students can find the form on the “Students” tab under the “Student Resource Channel.” Please note that students must be registered to qualify.

After completing the form, submit it along with a copy of a government-issued ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.) to lynxpawpass@valenciacollege.edu. Documents may be scanned or photographed. It may take up to 48 hours for your account to be activated after submitting the form.

Employees and students (students must be registered for on-campus classes to use this option) may schedule an in-person appointment by calling Campus Security. Bring a government-issued ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.) to your appointment.

When you arrive to campus, call your respective Campus Security office, and a member of the team will meet you and escort you to the Security office where you will complete the consent form. Please be sure to wear your face mask. It may take up to 48 hours for your account to be activated after submitting the form.

2. Download and register for the LYNX PawPass application

Download the Lynx PawPass app using your device’s app store. After opening the app, register for a LYNX account using an email address and password. Then, navigate to the “Your Account” section in the drop-down menu and select Valencia College under “Participating College Institutions.”

To verify your eligibility, enter your last name along with your VID number.

3. Access Your Free Ticket

When you’re ready to ride, you can access your free ticket through the PawPass app. Go to the “My Tickets” page, select Valencia College and click “Use Now.”

All passes are good for one calendar year from the date a consent form is received. Visit www.valenciacollege.edu/lynx for more information or email your questions to LynxPawPass@valenciacollege.edu.

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