Faculty/Staff Visiting University Park

Faculty/staff parking permits from most Penn State Commonwealth campuses provide access to parking at University Park.

General Information

  • Hershey faculty/staff permits and all Commonwealth Campus sticker permits are not valid for parking at University Park at any time.
  • No parking at any time in University Park student parking areas or any other parking areas reserved 24 hours a day, seven days a week (this information is posted on lot entrance signage) - unauthorized vehicles in these lots are subject to ticketing and/or towing at the owner's expense.
  • All lots are subject to additional hours of restriction or event parking fees based on special campus events or University needs as determined by Transportation Services.
  • If a "Midnight Clear" is declared for snow removal, Commonwealth Campus faculty/staff vehicles at University Park must be parked in the Eisenhower Deck between midnight and 7 a.m.

Weekday Parking

7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Commonwealth Campus faculty/staff permits are valid in all Orange lots and Commuter lots (Jordan East, Stadium West, Porter North) - also includes parking areas at Innovation Park and the Technology Support Building
  • No-fare campus transit available via CATA's Loop/Link and Penn State's Campus Shuttle services - download the TransLoc Rider app for real-time bus locations and arrival predictions

4 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.

  • Commonwealth Campus faculty/staff permits are valid for parking during these hours in all faculty/staff parking areas, with the following exceptions
    • No parking in East, HUB, Nittany, or West decks at any time
    • No parking in the Commuter lots between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m., seven days a week
    • No parking in areas located east of Bigler Road on home football Saturdays (must be removed by midnight Friday night before the game)

Weekend Parking

Regulations in place on weekdays between 4 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. (see above) also apply on Saturdays and Sundays

Event Parking

  • Faculty and staff with a valid Commonwealth Campus faculty/staff parking permit (except Hershey) arriving on the day of the event (after 4 p.m. for weekday events) will be allowed access to available lots at no additional charge
    • Bryce Jordan Center/Pegula Ice Arena events - Jordan East, Stadium West, Porter North
    • Eisenhower Auditorium events - Eisenhower Deck
    • Penn State Football - faculty/staff parking areas located west of Bigler Road, except East, HUB, Nittany, and West decks