Midnight Clear in effect during overnight hours through Monday morning

January 17, 2019

The Office of Physical Plant has declared a "Midnight Clear" for snow removal beginning tonight through Monday morning between midnight and 7 a.m. each day.

During these times, parking will be prohibited at all faculty/staff surface parking lots on campus, including Innovation Park, from midnight through 7 a.m. This restriction includes University vehicles and applies to all employee work shifts, regardless of reporting time.


Departments with University vehicles, as well as any faculty or staff with vehicles remaining on campus overnight, are required to move them into one of the parking decks or designated overnight parking areas before midnight each night through Sunday.

Overnight parking for faculty, staff, and departmental vehicles will be available through 7:30 a.m. each day during the "Midnight Clear" period at the following locations:

1.    All campus parking decks (East, Eisenhower, HUB, Nittany) – no parking on the roof level

The Nittany Deck can accommodate vehicles with a maximum height of 6 feet 8 inches, while the Eisenhower and HUB decks will allow vehicles with a maximum height of 7 feet.

The ground floor of the East Deck will accommodate vehicles up to 8 feet 2 inches in height. The east bay (the section closest to Bigler Road) on the ground floor of the East Deck is reserved for oversized vehicles that do not fit in the other garages on campus. Vehicles that normally have to remain in one of the approved surface areas because of roof racks, truck caps, etc., may be parked in this area of the East Deck.

Signs will be posted in the East Deck reserving the east bay (closest to East Halls) for oversized vehicles. Once the signs are posted, regular vehicles (less than 7 feet maximum height) are prohibited from the reserved area and must park in another section of the deck.

There is no charge to park at the parking decks on Saturdays and Sundays. With the exception of Eisenhower Deck, permit holders should scan their permits to enter and exit the decks, and visitors should take a ticket to enter and submit it when ready to leave.

2.    Lot Red A - row of spaces located directly west of the EES Building

3.    Lot Orange H - center section located between Land & Water Research and the Materials Research Laboratory

4.    Lot Orange H - row of parking spaces at the west end of the Energy and the Environment Laboratory

5.    Lot Orange A (Katz Building) - 10 spaces facing Services Road along the north side of the parking lot

6.    Areas with fenced parking compounds, such as Fleet Operations, Bryce Jordan Center, Physical Plant

7.    All farm areas


The following campus lots will be restricted for snow removal from midnight through 3 a.m. each night through Monday morning:

1.    Lot Red A - west of Atherton Street

2.    Lot Orange U - section located west of USB I and north of the driveway

3.    Lot Orange O - section next to the Tower Road Landscape Facility

Employees with a valid faculty/staff permit who must report to work early may park in these areas beginning at 3 a.m.


Overnight parking at Innovation Park will be available at the following locations: 

1.    100 Building (Outreach Building) - back row of spaces in the southwest corner

2.    328/330 Building - first section of parking on the left from the entrance from Innovation Boulevard

3.    329 Building - first row of spaces in the section of parking located between Daybridge and 329

4.    331 Building - back row of spaces in the northeast corner

Oversized vehicles should be moved to one of the areas listed above. If it isn't possible to move to one of the designated overnight parking areas, special provisions can be made by calling the Parking Office at 865-1436 or emailing parking@psu.edu


Resident core and long-term storage student parking lots (Blue 22, Blue 42, Blue 81, Blue 82, Blue 83, Brown 11, and Purple 43) are exempt from "Midnight Clear" restrictions and will remain available for student vehicles displaying a valid permit for these areas.

Student permit holders utilizing other parking areas during evening or weekend hours must return to their assigned lot before midnight each night through Sunday. Any YWH (Nittany Deck) permit holders parked on the roof level of the deck must move their vehicles to one of the lower levels prior to midnight tonight.


Jordan East, Stadium West and Porter North are not "Midnight Clear" restricted lots. However, no parking is permitted at these lots from 2 a.m. - 4 a.m., seven days a week.

Any student Commuter permit holders parked on campus must move their vehicles from surface parking lots before midnight each night through Sunday, and from campus parking decks before 2 a.m. each night through Monday morning.


The Yellow H parking areas at Shields and Wagner buildings, as well as a portion of Lot Orange F near the Tennis Center will be closed to general parking from Friday night through Sunday morning. This closure will be in place to ensure the availability of these areas for men's hockey premium parking and women's hockey parking for games at Pegula Ice Arena this weekend. Faculty/staff and student permit holders who normally park in these areas on weekends should use the East Parking Deck this weekend.


Midnight Clear Parking Areas Interactive Map

If there are any questions regarding "Midnight Clear" parking restrictions, please contact the Parking Office by phone at 865-1436 or email at parking@psu.edu.

Last Updated January 17, 2019