Fall 2015/spring 2016 student parking registration begins Aug. 18-19

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Student parking registration for fall 2015 and spring 2016 will be available exclusively online beginning at noon Tuesday, Aug. 18, for off-campus students and at noon Wednesday, Aug. 19, for on-campus students.

General student parking registration will not be available at the Parking Office. However, students eligible for permits other than a base student permit, such as graduate assistants, student athletes and those with a state-issued ADA placard, must visit the Parking Office to obtain those permits. Registration for a base student permit must be completed online prior to applying for any supplemental permits. In addition, students registering for motorcycle, short-term or one-day permits must also register at the Parking Office.

To register for a permit, students need an active Penn State ID and Access account, as well as the license plate information for any vehicles they wish to register with their permit. Vehicles must be owned by the student or a member of the student’s immediate family to be registered with a student permit. With the exception of commuters and graduate students, students must have completed at least 28 credits to be eligible for parking.

Upon completion of the registration, students will have access to a printable temporary permit that can be displayed on their dashboard to allow for immediate parking in the assigned lot. Students will be able to return to their account at a later time to print the permit if they do not have access to a printer when completing their registration.

With parking needed for unloading in resident student areas during the student arrival period, the following student parking restrictions will be in place beginning Saturday, Aug. 15:

  • Students purchasing permits for Lot 82 are directed to park at Lot 44 or Stadium West until 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22;
  • Students purchasing permits for Lot 22, Lot 42 and Lot 81 are directed to park at Lot 44 or Stadium West until 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23.

Students purchasing permits for the Commuter lots, Lot 43, Lot 83 and Brown 11 may begin parking in these lots as early as Saturday, Aug. 15, but should print and display the temporary permit upon completing permit registration. All other students arriving prior to the start of student parking registration are directed to park at Lot 44 or Stadium West until registration begins, and then should follow the instructions associated with the assigned parking area.

Permits will be mailed to the local or campus address of each student. To ensure prompt and accurate delivery, students must enter their complete address, including the street number and apartment number, if applicable. In addition, students moving into new off-campus residences with State College addresses for the fall semester must notify the post office in State College of their new addresses before registering for a student parking permit, as failure to do so may result in the permit being undeliverable.

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.

With a large volume of traffic expected on the Parking website at the start of the registration period, any students encountering issues completing their registration are urged to avoid double clicking on website buttons or using the web browser’s back button, as these actions may result in errors with your transaction. If any issues arise while attempting to complete the registration, exit the site and contact the Parking Office by phone at 814-865-1436 or by email at parking@psu.edu for assistance.

For more information regarding student parking registration and student arrival parking procedures, visit the student parking page or contact the Parking Office.

Last Updated August 17, 2015