Spring 2024 student parking registration

January 3, 2024
12:00 pm

Student parking registration for the spring 2024 semester will be available exclusively online at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 3.

With in-person classes not scheduled to begin until Monday, Jan. 8, each student will need to decide when the purchase of a permit is appropriate for them. Permit rates are prorated weekly, but some permits may sell out prior to the start of classes. Please note that refunds for unused time will not be issued for those who purchased a permit before it was needed.


  • Active Penn State ID and Access account
  • License plate(s) information (vehicle must be owned by the student or a member of the student’s immediate family)
  • Note: First-year students may purchase a parking permit without a waiver application through the end of the spring semester.


Upon completion of the registration, students print a temporary permit to display on their dashboard for immediate parking. Students may return to their account to print the permit if a printer is not available when completing the registration.

Permits will be mailed to the student's local or campus address. To ensure prompt and accurate delivery, students must enter the complete address, including the street number and apartment number. Failure to notify the State College Post Office of a new off-campus address through submission of their green address change card before registering for a permit may prevent permit delivery.

Once the permanent permit has been delivered, the printable temporary permit must be discarded, and the permanent permit displayed on the rearview mirror of the vehicle.

Any students encountering issues while attempting to register for a permit are urged to avoid double-clicking or using the back button, as these actions may result in errors with your transaction. If issues arise while attempting to complete the registration, please exit the site and contact Transportation Services for assistance.


Students with a state-issued Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) placard who wish to purchase a supplemental parking permit for core parking access should contact the Transportation Services Office to receive access to register online for these permits. General student parking registration must be completed online prior to applying for this option and a copy of the student's ADA placard ID card must be provided.

Students registering for short-term permits (issued only for 1-week or less) must register in person at the Transportation Services Office. Not all student permit options will be available for short-term parking.


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For more information regarding student parking registration, please email [email protected] or call (814)865-1436.