Spring student arrival parking, traffic and transit impacts announced

February 03, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — To accommodate the many vehicles arriving on campus during the spring semester student arrival period, the following parking adjustments will be in place beginning Tuesday, Feb. 9, through Sunday, Feb. 14, at University Park.

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 Monday night, Feb. 8. Student permit holders for these areas must park their vehicles in Jordan East or Stadium West during the move-in period but may return to their assigned parking areas beginning at noon on Sunday, Feb. 14.

Faculty/staff parking lot closures

The following faculty/staff parking areas will be reserved for student arrival unloading only from Tuesday, Feb. 9, through Sunday, Feb. 14:

— 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 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 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.

In addition to the above-mentioned lot closures, note the following impacts to the East Parking Deck during student arrival:

— YELLOW D (EAST DECK):

  • Level 1 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.

University department vehicles also must 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:

  • CATA Blue Loop
  • CATA Red Link
  • Campus Shuttle via College Avenue

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 Monday, Feb. 15, but as previously announced, White Loop service will not be available for the spring 2021 semester.

With short-term curbside arrival parking being implemented along the east side of Burrowes Road between Curtin Road and Pollock Road during the arrival period, northbound campus transit stops located along Burrowes Road between College Avenue and Curtin Road will not be serviced from Tuesday 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. If there are any questions, contact Transportation Services by email at parking@psu.edu or by phone at 814-865-1436.

Last Updated February 03, 2021