License Plate Program

It's Time to Ride with Pride!

It's easier than ever to show your Panther spirit with our Indiana specialty license plate! Indiana residents can now handle the entire specialty plate request or renewal process directly through the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. You NO LONGER need an authorization form and this has been verified at the state level. 

Whether you need to purchase a new Hanover College specialty license plate or renew your current one, you can go online to or to a license branch to handle the transaction. The cost of the Hanover College plate includes a $25 tax-deductible contribution that will directly benefit the College . We are honored to donate the profits from the license plate program to the Dorothy S. Bucks Endowment Fund for International Studies.

Hanover College needs 500 registered plates each year in order to continue its license plate program. We invite you to show your college pride and help increase Hanover's visibility by representing the College on the road.

How does having a Hanover College license plate help students study abroad? 

Studying abroad is becoming increasingly important for education and for the job market. It enables students to internationalize their résumés, broaden cultural horizons and engage with other ways of life. The study of other cultures supports true liberal arts learning as students gain new perspectives.

Dorothy S. Bucks Endowment Fund for International Studies was chosen because of its longevity and the increasing costs involved with studying abroad. Hanover College encourages its students to enrich their educational experience by studying off-campus at least once during their four years.

See some of our student's adventures abroad.

Tax Credit
To receive tax credit, please instruct the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to share your name with Hanover at the time of plate purchase by checking the appropriate waiver box.  Without checking the box, your donation comes to the College as an anonymous gift.

Standard or Customized
You can select a standard specialty plate or have a fun, personalized plate by choosing a unique combination of numbers and letters up to six digits, including spaces. Low plate numbers (100 and under) require an additional form from Hanover College to be submitted at the time of purchase.

BMV Policy Changes
Due to specifications required by the State, the plate design has changed slightly. A new plate design will be issued as your older plate expires.

Order your plate online or visit your local license branch.

Feel free to contact the Office of Alumni Relations at

Check out what your support can do...

PlatesAmountPotential Benefit
5125A student could go to many of the museums in Florence and Rome
61501-week metro pass in Paris for 2 students
11280Round-trip airfare to Washington D.C. for political science field study
205002 students could share a room in Europe for 7 days
246001 student round-trip airfare to Mexico
5213001 student round-trip airfare to Europe
561400 Pays most of the round-trip airfare for a student going to China or Vietnam
721800Round-trip tickets to Ireland for two students