Spring 2017 student parking registration dates announced for University Park

December 12, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Student parking registration for the spring 2017 semester at Penn State University Park will be available exclusively online on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 4, at noon (Resident student permits - B11, L22, L42, L81, L82, L83, YWH)
  • Thursday, Jan. 5, at noon (Off-campus student permits - R44, P43)


  • Active Penn State Access Account
  • License plate(s) information (vehicles must be owned by the student or a member of the student's immediate family)
  • Completed at least 28 credits, with the exception of commuters and graduate students

General Registration

Upon completion of the registration, students should print a temporary permit to display on their dashboard for immediate parking. Students may return to their account to print the permit if a printer is not available when completing the registration.

Permits will be mailed to the student's local or campus address. To ensure prompt and accurate delivery, students must enter the complete address, including the street number and apartment number. Failure to notify the State College Post Office of a new off-campus address before registering for a permit may prevent permit delivery.

Once the permanent permit has been delivered, the printable temporary permit must be discarded and the permanent permit displayed on the rear view mirror of the vehicle.

With a large volume of traffic expected on the Parking Office website at the start of the registration period, any students encountering issues are urged to avoid double clicking or using the back button, as these actions may result in errors with your transaction. If issues arise while attempting to complete the registration, please exit the site and contact the Parking Office for assistance.

Permit Upgrades

General student parking registration will not be available at the Parking Office. However, students eligible for upgrades, such as select graduate assistants, student athletes and those with a state-issued Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) placard, must visit the Parking Office to obtain an upgraded permit. General student parking registration must be completed online prior to applying for any upgrades. Students registering for short-term, one-day or motorcycle-only permits must also register at the Parking Office.

For more information regarding student parking registration and student arrival parking procedures, contact the Parking Office by phone at (814) 865-1436 or by email at parking@psu.edu.

Last Updated December 12, 2016