Nittany Parking Deck

The Nittany Parking Deck serves as the primary visitor parking area in the northwest corner of campus. In addition to hourly visitor parking, the Nittany Deck is one of the main parking areas for Penn State Intercollegiate Athletic events at Rec Hall, music and theater performances at the Music and Theater buildings, and for guests visiting the Nittany Lion Inn, one of the University's two on-campus hotels.

Nittany Deck Interactive Map


Fischer Road

Nearby Points of Interest:

Nittany Lion Inn, Rec Hall, Pattee/Paterno Libraries, Music and Theater Buildings, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, Eisenhower Chapel, Cafe Laura (Mateer Building), Ford Building, Kern Building, West Residence Halls


1,329 spaces


6' 8" (levels 1 - 5), 6' 6" (roof access)


Three (3) Level II electric vehicle (EV) charging stations (can accomodate up to five vehicles at once - one is ADA parking only)

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Visitor Access:

  • Parking available seven days a week
  • Payment required for hours parked between 6 a.m. - midnight, Monday - Friday
  • No student parking 2 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday, 2 a.m. - 4 a.m., Saturdays and Sundays
  • No motorcycle parking permitted at any time
  • Head-in parking only
$1 per hour  
Daily Maximum $12.00
Lost Ticket (per day) $18.00

Accepted Forms of Payment:

  • Major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover)
  • U.S. Cash (No bills larger than $20)
  • U.S. Coins

How to Pay:

  • Take your ticket with you.
  • Use pay station before returning to your vehicle.
  • HUB Deck pay stations located on basement and plaza levels.
  • Submit paid ticket at any in-lane exit machine to exit.
  • Important: Cash is not accepted at exit.

Nittany Lion Inn Parking

  • Short-term guests
    • Take your ticket with you.
    • Have your ticket validated at the Dining Room, Whiskers or front desk before departing.
    • Return to your vehicle, and then submit the validated ticket at any in-lane exit machine to exit.
  • Overnight guests
    • Take your ticket with you.
    • Obtain guest permit from Nittany Lion Inn front desk at check-in, and display permit on the vehicle's rearview mirror.
    • Have your ticket validated at the Nittany Lion Inn front desk when ready to exit, and then submit the validated ticket at any in-lane exit machine to exit.
    • If ticket was not available at entry, press assistance button at any in-lane exit machine (may be prompted to provide permit number)
    • Overnight guest parking also available at surface lot near hotel entrance (permit required).

Permit Access:

  • Green B permits valid 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • All faculty/staff and visitor permits valid 4 p.m. - 7:30 a.m., Monday - Friday, and all day on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • All student permits valid 4 p.m. - 7:30 a.m., Monday - Friday and all day on Saturdays and Sundays, except between 2 a.m. - 4 a.m.
  • Scan permit barcode at any entrance machine to enter and at any exit machine to exit.
  • If parked during any time when the permit is not valid, the hourly rate for that time will be calculated and will be due by credit card payment when scanning the permit to exit. No student parking is permitted during unauthorized hours.


Press the assistance button on any entrance or exit machine or pay station (available 7 a.m. - midnight, Monday - Friday).