Parking Pay Station

Multi-space Pay Stations

Penn State Transportation Services recently introduced new Pay-by-Space and Pay-by-License parking pay stations in select campus lots. These new pay stations offer the public a greater range of options, increased convenience when paying for parking, and the ability to extend their time by phone at select locations.

Pay-by-License

Lots utilizing Pay-by-License pay stations use the license plate number of the vehicle. Visitors need to note the license plate number of their vehicle, which will be entered in the pay station. The pay station will assign payment to the license plate number entered.

Pay-by-Space

Lots utilizing Pay-by-Space pay stations use numbers assigned to each parking space. Each number will be displayed on a sign at the head of each space. When parking in a Pay-by-Space lot customers must note the space number, which will be entered in the pay station. The pay station will assign payment to the specified space.

How to Use Multi-Space Pay Stations

Using the multi-space pay stations is simple and easy:

  1. Park your vehicle.
  2. Note your space number or vehicle license plate number.
  3. Find a pay station.
  4. Press [OK] button to start.
  5. Follow the screen prompts.
  6. Enter your space or plate number.
  7. Enter the amount of time.
  8. Insert payment.
  9. Take receipt.

Accepted Payment Types

  • U.S. coins: nickels, dimes, quarters, and $1 coins
  • Credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover
  • LionCash+

Visitors should note that pay stations do not give change. There is also a credit card transaction minimum of $1.

Visitors have the option of printing a receipt noting the time their parking expires, and their space or license plate number. The receipt does not need to be displayed on the vehicle dash.

How to Extend By Phone

Visitors may extend their parking time using a mobile phone at select locations:

  1. Pay for your parking at the pay station using a credit card. 
  2. Enter your mobile phone number when prompted.
  3. Upon receiving a reminder text message when parking is about to expire, reply with the amount of additional time needed.

A confirmation message indicating the parking session has been extended will follow.

Pay Station Location Map

Pay Station Location Information

Location Type Hours Rate Options Maximum Time Extend Time?
Brown 11 Pay by license 24/7 $1 per hour, $12 daily (24 hr period), $20 weekend (7 a.m. Fri. - 7 a.m. Mon.) Varies Yes
BJC Visitor Pay by license 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday $1 per hour, $5 daily (through midnight) 10 hours Yes
Eisenhower Visitor Pay by space 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday $1 per hour 1 hour No
Lion Shrine Pay by license 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday $1 per hour 30 minutes No

Lot 44

(2 stations)

Pay by license 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday $1 per hour, $5 daily (through midnight) 10 hours Yes
OPP Visitor Pay by license 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday $1 per hour, $8 daily (through midnight) 10 hours Yes

Orange A Katz

(2 stations)

Pay by license 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday $1 per hour 4 hours No

Orange F East Area

(3 stations)

Pay by license 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday $1 per hour 4 hours Yes
Porter North Pay by license 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday $1 per hour, $5 daily (through midnight), $20 daily for RVs (through midnight) 10 hours Yes

Red A

(3 stations)

Pay by license 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday $1 per hour, $8 daily (through midnight); NO PARKING IN IST LOT 10 hours Yes

Stadium West

(2 stations)

Pay by license 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday $1 per hour, $5 daily (through midnight) 10 hours Yes
TSB Pay by license 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday $1 per hour, $5 daily (through midnight) 10 hours Yes
Yellow H Shields Pay by space 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday $1 per hour 1 hour No
Yellow H South Pay by license 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday $1 per hour 4 hours Yes

Have questions or need assistance using a pay station? Please contact the Parking Office.