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Daily Visitor Parking

Transportation Services offer multiple visitor parking locations across campus, with the best option dependent on where guests are visiting and how long parking is needed.

Note: Visitor parking may be unavailable or special rates may apply during select campus events.

Parking Decks

The East Deck, HUB Deck, Nittany Deck, and West Deck are the primary visitor parking areas serving central campus and offer hourly, daily and overnight parking. See below for rates, nearby points of interest, and other information for each parking deck.

VISITOR PARKING DECKS
LOCATION NEARBY POINTS OF INTEREST PARKING CAPACITY CLEARANCE AMENITIES/ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
East Deck East Halls, Berkey Creamery, McCoy Natatorium, Business Building, Arboretum 1,204 spaces

8' 4" (level 1)

7' 6" (all other levels)

Prorated rates during first hour ($0.25 every 15 minutes)

East Deck Interactive Map

HUB Deck HUB-Robeson Center, South/Pollock Halls, White Building, Old Main, Downtown State College 371 spaces 7'0" (all levels)

Pay stations located on levels 1 and 2

HUB Deck Interactive Map

Nittany Deck Nittany Lion Inn, Rec Hall, Pattee/Paterno Libraries, Music and Theater Buildings, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center 1,329 spaces 6' 8" (levels 1 - 5), 6' 6" (roof access)

5 Level II electric vehicle (EV) charging plugs

Nittany Deck Interactive Map

West Deck West Campus, White Course Apartments, Rec Hall, Downtown State College 1,652 spaces

8' 3" (level 1)

7' 9" (all other levels)

5 Level II electric vehicle (EV) charging plugs

INDECT parking guidance system

 

ParkMobile Zones and Pay Station Parking

A select number of additional parking areas on campus also offer daily and/or hourly parking for visitors. Most of these areas offer contactless payment via the ParkMobile app, while many also accept payment via physical pay stations located on site.

ParkMobile and Pay Station Parking Locations
LOCATION PARKMOBILE ZONE # PAY STATION MODE RATE OPTIONS MAX TIME PAYMENT REQUIRED HOURS
Commuter (Jordan East) 95112 License plate number required

$1/hour; $5/day

10 hours 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F
Commuter (Stadium West) 95112 License plate number required $1/hour; $5/day 10 hours 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F
Commuter (Porter North) 95112 License plate number required $1/hour; $5/day 10 hours 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F
Eisenhower Deck 95110 N/A $1/hour 12 hours 24/7
Eisenhower Visitor 95119 Space number required $1/hour 30 minutes 24/7
OPP Visitor 95120 License plate number required $1/hour; $8/day 10 hours 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F
Orange A Katz 95106 License plate number required $1/hour; $8/day 8 hours (summer); 90 minutes (fall/spring) 24/7
Orange B 95109 N/A $1/hour 10 hours 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F
Orange H 95108 N/A $1/hour 10 hours 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F
Outreach Building (Innovation Park) N/A License plate number required $1/hour 10 hours 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F
Silver J N/A Space number required $1/hour 30 minutes 24/7
Technology Support Building 95116 License plate number required $1/hour; $5/day 10 hours 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F
USB 95123 License plate number required $1/hour; $8/day 10 hours 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F
Yellow H Shields (7 a.m. - 5 p.m.) N/A Space number required $1/hour 30 minutes 24/7
Yellow H Shields (after 5 p.m. weekdays and all day Saturdays/Sundays) N/A License plate number required $1/hour 3 hours 24/7
Yellow H South 95121 License plate number required $1/hour 4 hours 24/7

ParkMobile and Pay Station Parking Area Restrictions

  • No overnight parking 2 a.m. - 4 a.m., seven days a week at the Commuter lots (Jordan East, Stadium West, Porter North)
  • No parking on home football Saturdays at the Commuter lots, OPP Visitor, Orange A Katz, Orange B, Orange H, USB, Yellow H Shields, and Yellow H South)
  • No parking on home Men's Hockey game days at Silver J, Yellow H Shields, and Yellow H South
  • No parking on home football Saturdays
  • Visitor parking at the Eisenhower Visitor and Silver J parking areas is available only in the designated numbered spaces
  • Visitor parking at Yellow H Shields and White Course Apartments on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. is available only in the designated numbered spaces, but during all other hours is available at any regular, non-reserved space within each lot

ADA Visitor Parking

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) parking spaces are available within each of the campus parking deck, ParkMobile and pay station parking areas. Display of a valid ADA placard or license plate and payment of the applicable fee is required.

If visitor ADA parking is needed closer to a destination than what is provided via the above-mentioned locations, purchase and display of a one-day visitor parking permit provides access to ADA and regular, non-reserved spaces within all faculty/staff parking areas when displayed with a valid ADA parking placard or license plate. These may be purchased at the Transportation Services Office at 1 Eisenhower Parking Deck from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at the Centre County/Penn State Visitor Center from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Beginning at 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and all day on Saturdays and Sundays, visitors with a valid ADA parking placard or license plate also have access to paid parking ($1/hour) at the following parking areas using the ParkMobile app:

  • Brown A 
  • Brown C
  • Eisenhower Deck
  • Green B Ford
  • Green N Stuckeman
  • Red V
  • Silver B
  • Yellow E