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Student Parking Registration


    All students (undergraduate, graduate, continuing education, part-time, full-time, or adjunct) wishing to use parking facilities at University Park campus, (at any time, for any reason), including Innovation Park, must register their vehicle with the Parking Office and, while parked on campus, properly display an authorized parking permit.

    Resident students and off-campus students wishing to store vehicles on campus must have completed at least 28 approved credits to be eligible for on-campus parking.

    Penn State students and employees (regardless of campus or location) are not considered visitors.

    Other requirements/regulations:

    • Providing false or misleading information on permit application will result in immediate revocation of parking privileges and forfeiture of all fees paid.
    • Vehicles must be registered by the first day of class each semester or by the first business day following arrival on campus.
    • Students may only register vehicles owned by them or by a member of their immediate family (parents or siblings).
    • A non-refundable processing fee of $25.00 will be assessed for all lost or stolen permits. This is not a replacement fee. The fee must be paid regardless of whether or not a new permit is issued.
    • Permit holders are responsible for reporting all address and license plate changes immediately to the Parking Office. Failure to report these changes may result in tickets being processed to collections, at which time additional fees are assessed by the collections agency.
    • All permits remain the property of Penn State and must be returned upon request.
    • Permits may not be transferred, sold or duplicated. Violators will incur a fine, be referred to Student Conduct and have their parking privileges revoked.

    Visit the Student Parking Regulations page for a complete list of student parking regulations.

    Spring 2017 Registration

    Online registration for spring 2017 student parking will end on Friday, April 14.

    Students who wish to register for parking for the remainder of the semester must do so in person at the Parking Office. The office is located at 1 Eisenhower Parking Deck and open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A very limited number of permits are available for Lot 82 at East Halls and Lot 42 at Nittany Apartments for $25 per week, and at Lot 43 on Hastings Road for $20 per week for off-campus students. Payment may be made by cash, check or money order, LionCash+, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover, and students must also have their Penn State ID and license plate number at the time of purchase.

    Permits currently sold out for spring 2017:

    • Blue 22 (Eastview Terrace)
    • YWH (West Halls at Nittany Deck)
    • Blue 81 (South/Pollock Halls)
    • Blue 83 (resident long-term storage)

    Important Registration Information

    Student parking registration must be completed online. All permits are sold on a first come, first served basis. PermitDirect™ will provide a printable temporary permit allowing students to park immediately. Permanent permits for spring 2017 will be mailed to students' campus or local address.

    Students eligible for upgrades to a base student permit, such as graduate assistants, student athletes and those with a state-issued ADA placard, must visit the Parking Office to obtain their upgraded permit. However, registration for a base student permit needs to be completed online prior to applying for any upgrades.

    To ensure prompt delivery, off-campus students must provide their full local address (including street number, street, and apartment number, if applicable) when registering for a permit. In addition, any students moving into a new residence in State College must notify the local Post Office of their residency prior to registering for a permit, as this is required to receive any mail at a new address.

    Residents of Nittany Apartments must use the following address format in order to receive their permit:

    600 E. Pollock Road
    Apt. #, Nittany Apts.
    State College PA 16801

    Visit the Resident Student Permits and Off-Campus Student Permits pages for more information on student parking permit options.

    Future Registration Dates

    Summer 2017 student parking registration:

    • Tuesday, May 2 - Maymester, Summer Session I or all sessions
    • Sunday, June 25 - Summer Session II only

    Fall 2017/Spring 2018 student parking registration: