Fall 2018/Spring 2019 student parking registration details announced

July 18, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Student parking registration for fall 2018 and spring 2019 at University Park will be available exclusively online on the following dates:


  • Active Penn State Access Account
  • License plate(s) — Vehicles must be owned by the student or a member of the student's immediate family
  • Completed at least 29.1 credits, with the exception of commuter and graduate students

General Registration

Upon registration completion, students should print a temporary permit to display on their dashboard for immediate parking. Students may return to their account 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 may prevent permit delivery. Once the permanent permit has been delivered, the temporary permit must be discarded and the permanent permit displayed on the rear-view mirror.

With a large volume of traffic expected, students encountering issues are urged to avoid double clicking or using the back button, as these actions may result in errors. If issues arise while attempting to complete the registration, please exit the site and contact the Parking Office.

Permit upgrades

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 after registering online for a standard permit. The Parking Office also issues short-term, one-day, and motorcycle-only permits.

Enterprise CarShare and Zimride

Before bringing a vehicle to campus, students are encouraged to explore alternative transportation options. Enterprise CarShare provides on-campus vehicles for rent by the hour or day, while Zimride is a private Penn State network matching those looking for a ride with those willing to share theirs. 

Contact Information

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For more information regarding student parking registration and student arrival parking procedures, contact Transportation Services at parking@psu.edu or 814-865-1436.

Last Updated July 18, 2018