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Overnight/Weekend Event Parking

Overnight Parking

Visitors in need of overnight parking on campus should park at the East, HUB or Nittany parking decks, where visitor parking is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Payment is required for time parked in these facilities between 6 a.m. and midnight, Monday through Friday. There is currently no fee for parking on Saturdays and Sundays at these facilities, with the exception of designated event weekends (see section below).

If overnight parking is needed for more than five consecutive days, visitors must go to the Parking Office to purchase a long-term permit. The office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Weekend Event Parking

On each Penn State home football weekend, as well as during other select event weekends, such as the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, weekend parking permits are required for overnight visitor parking on campus beginning on Thursday prior to the event weekend.  These permits are valid for parking in all four campus parking decks (East, Eisenhower, HUB and Nittany), as well as at Lot Red A, with expiration date and time listed on the permit.

On Thursdays, the weekend permit can be obtained for $35 at the following locations and times:

  • Lot Red A kiosk at White Course Drive from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Parking Office at Eisenhower Parking Deck from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • East Deck, HUB Deck and Nittany Deck entrance kiosk from 4 p.m. through midnight.

On Fridays, the weekend permit can be obtained for $30 at the entrance kiosks at all four campus parking decks (East, Eisenhower, HUB and Nittany), as well as at the Lot Red A kiosk at White Course Drive from 7:30 a.m. through midnight. Please note that visitors attempting to purchase a permit at Eisenhower Deck before 11 a.m. Friday must go to the Parking Office, located on the south side of the building.

On designated event weekends, Commonwealth Campus student parking permits are NOT valid for overnight parking. Students arriving on campus for the weekend on Thursday or Friday must purchase a weekend event permit.

Upcoming Event Weekends

Weekend event permits will be required for overnight parking during the following weekends in 2019 (dates subject to change at any time):

  • Apr. 12-14
  • July 11-14
  • Aug. 29 - Sept. 1
  • Sept. 5-8
  • Sept. 12-15
  • Oct. 3-6
  • Oct. 17-20
  • Nov. 14-17
  • Nov. 28 - Dec. 1