Bear With Me Program

The Bear With Me Program allows students to pay parking citations by completing community service hours.

How does it work?

  1. Go to GivePulse and find a community service opportunity in Springfield.
  2. Do at least two hours of community service from an organization.
  3. Log your hours by joining the “Bear With Me Program” organization on CampusLINK.
  4. Complete the Bear With Me Program form and submit it to CampusLINK.

Is my ticket eligible for this program?

To be eligible for this, your ticket must: 

  • Be issued by Campus Safety.
  • Have a value under $50.

It cannot be a citation due to illegal parking in a disabled space.

Additional information

A student can only work off one ticket, each semester, during the academic year. The community service hours can only be used for this program.

Previously the program ended when $3,000 in parking citations, of each academic year, were worked off, but due to the generosity of SGA the program has been extended for another $3,000 -  which will now have the program ending at $6,000.