Student Motorcycles

New Motorcycle Policy for 2016-17

Students registered for a vehicle permit who drive both a vehicle and a motorcycle may add their motorcycle as authorized for use with their assigned permit. Once listed, the motorcycle may park throughout the day in any non-reserved motorcycle or vehicle space in the permit holder’s assigned lot, and on weekdays after 4 p.m. and all day on Saturdays and Sundays in all lots available to student permit holders during evening/weekend hours (see yellow-shaded lots on the student parking map). Display of the vehicle permit on the motorcycle is not required, but only one of the vehicles or motorcycles registered for use with the assigned permit may be parked on campus at any given time. Student permit registration for vehicle permits is available exclusively online.

Students who only wish to bring a motorcycle to campus may purchase an annual motorcycle-access permit from the Parking Office, valid for all-day parking in designated motorcycle spaces in an assigned student parking area. This permit will also provide access on weekdays after 4 p.m. and all day on Saturdays and Sundays to motorcycle spaces in lots available to student permit holders during evening/weekend hours. The permit fee is $55, payable by cash, check or money order, LionCash+, or major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover). These permits are now available at the Parking Office, located at 1 Eisenhower Parking Deck and open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Students who wish to simultaneously park a vehicle and a motorcycle on campus must purchase both a vehicle permit and a motorcycle-access permit.

Motorcycle Parking at Gated Parking Facilities Now Prohibited

During installation of new gate equipment at the East, HUB and Nittany parking decks, the service company performing the installation brought forth a safety concern regarding motorcycles entering through the gated equipment. After consulting with the manufacturer, parking industry peers, and the University’s Risk Management Office, it was confirmed that the speed at which current-generation gated equipment operates could pose a serious safety issue for motorcyclists. With the safety of all customers in mind, all parties have agreed to prohibit all motorcycle parking at these facilities (East, HUB and Nittany decks), effective immediately. To accommodate motorcyclists displaced from the gated facilities, additional motorcycle parking spaces will be added to the Eisenhower Parking Deck, Lot Green B near Ford Building and Lot Yellow R near Ag Administration over the next two weeks. The Parking Office apologizes for any inconvenience.