Parking adjustments announced for fall 2020 student arrival

August 11, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — To accommodate the many vehicles arriving at Penn State's University Park campus during the fall semester student arrival period, the following parking adjustments will be in place beginning Monday, Aug. 17, through Sunday, Aug. 23.

Student parking lot closures

All core student resident parking lots — Lot 22 (Eastview Terrace), Lot 42 (Nittany Apartments), Lot 81 (South/Pollock Halls) and Lot 82 (East Halls) — will be posted "No Overnight Parking" by University Police. These areas will be regulated for unloading only, and all vehicles must be removed by Sunday night, Aug. 16. Student permit holders for these areas must move their vehicles to Jordan East or Stadium West during the move-in period. Students who purchase permits for Lot 82 may move back to this area beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, while students who purchase permits for Lot 22, Lot 42 and Lot 81 may move back to their assigned area beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23.

Faculty/staff parking lot closures

The following faculty/staff parking areas will be reserved for student arrival unloading only from Monday, Aug. 17, through Sunday, Aug. 23:

  • Brown E: Permit holders must park at Nittany Deck, Eisenhower Deck, Jordan East, or Stadium West.
  • Green C: Permit holders must park at Nittany Deck, Eisenhower Deck, Jordan East, or Stadium West.
  • Green J: Permit holders must park at Nittany Deck, Eisenhower Deck, Jordan East, or Stadium West.
  • Green N: Permit holders must park at Nittany Deck, Eisenhower Deck, Jordan East, or Stadium West.
  • Orange B (Softball): Permit holders must park at other Orange lots (except Orange A Katz), Jordan East or Stadium West.
  • Yellow H (IM Building): Permit holders must park at other Yellow H lots, Jordan East or Stadium West.
  • Yellow J: Permit holders must park at Eisenhower Deck, Jordan East or Stadium West.
  • Yellow T: Permit holders must be park at Eisenhower Deck, Jordan East or Stadium West.

Note: To accommodate student arrival traffic, Burrowes Road will allow southbound traffic only between Curtin Road and Pollock Road beginning Monday, Aug. 17, through Saturday, Aug. 22, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

In addition to the above-mentioned lot closures, please note the following impacts to the East and HUB parking decks during student arrival:

Yellow D (East Deck):

  • Level 1 and the west side of level 2 will be reserved for student arrival unloading only.
  • With heavy traffic expected near East Deck, there may be times when the section of Bigler Road located between Curtin Road and Park Avenue is restricted to northbound traffic only.
  • Yellow D permit holders are encouraged to park at Jordan East or Stadium West.
  • Hourly visitor parking will be limited.

Yellow C (HUB Deck):

  • Sections of parking located below the plaza level entrance will be reserved for student arrival unloading only.
  • Eisenhower Deck, Jordan East and Stadium West will be available to Yellow C permit holders in the event the deck reaches capacity or if alternative parking is desired.
  • Hourly visitor parking will be limited.

University department vehicles must also be removed from the restricted areas listed above during the student arrival period.

Campus transit service

Faculty and staff permit holders parking in alternative parking areas during student arrival may use one of the available no-fare campus transit services to get around campus:

Masks are required to ride all campus transit services, and the Campus Shuttle is operating with reduced capacity. CATA is currently operating on its Reduced Service schedule, during which the White Loop and Green Link are not in service. Full service will begin Saturday, Aug. 22, but as previously announced, Blue Loop and White Loop service will not be available for the fall 2020 semester. The final day for Blue Loop service will be Friday, Aug. 21.

As a result of the southbound-only traffic restriction on Burrowes Road between Curtin Road and Pollock Road, northbound campus transit stops located along Burrowes Road between College Avenue and Curtin Road will not be serviced from Monday through Saturday.

Real-time locations and arrival predictions for campus transit services can be found by downloading the TransLoc mobile app or by visiting psu.transloc.com.

Transportation Services appreciates the assistance of permit holders in making the arrival period a smooth and safe experience for students and their families. For questions, email parking@psu.edu or call 814-865-1436.

Last Updated August 11, 2020