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 safety and transportation.
  • 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 during the academic year. The community service hours can only be used for this program.

The program ends when $3,000 in parking citations, of each academic year, have been worked off.