Parking permit registration dates set

July 13, 2010

University Park, Pa. — Registration for commuter, long-term storage and campus resident student parking permits began in July and, with limited parking in the State College and University Park campus area, students are advised to register now.

Students applying for an on-campus parking permit or off-campus storage lot permit (Lot 43) must have completed 28 credits to be eligible. The credit minimum does not apply to commuter permit applicants. Parking is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and students should not bring cars to campus if they do not have confirmed parking arrangements.

Students living off campus may register for either commuter parking or long-term storage parking beginning at Commuter permits are not valid from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. in any campus parking lot, seven days a week. Long-term storage parking (Lot 43) permit is for 24-hour parking in lot 43, and is not valid in other campus lots from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m.

For students living on campus, parking permit registration is at Students residing on campus have six parking options:

Lot 22 (for residents of Eastview Terrace), Lot 81 (for residents of South & Pollock Halls), Lot 42 (for residents of Nittany Apartments & Nittany Hall), Lot 82 (for residents of North & East Halls), YWH parking on levels 4 & 5 of the Nittany Deck (for residents of West Halls), and Lot 83 which is open to all eligible students residing on campus. Lot B11 (for residents of White Course Apartments only). Note: B11 permits are delivered to White Course Apartments not mailed.

During fall move in, students living on campus will be able to download an unloading permit from the Welcome Week site at that will allow them to unload in their assigned residence areas during move-in. The permit will be available for download by the beginning of August. Complete parking instructions during the move-in period will be provided with vehicle parking permits, and are available on the Transportation Services website.

For those who prefer to bike around campus, bicycle registration is online for all Penn State students, faculty and staff. Registration has always been free to Penn State students and staff, now the process has been made easy through a new web application. Go to, click on the “online” link beside “Register your bike”, and follow the prompts. At the end of the process, a registration serial number will be automatically assigned, and the registration sticker will be ready to pick up from the Parking Office within two business days. Bicycle registration stickers will not be mailed.

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Last Updated August 21, 2012