student permit

Fall/Spring University Park Student Parking Registration Begins August 16 - 18

Friday, July 15, 2016

Student parking registration for University Park for the fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters will be available exclusively online at the Transportation Services website beginning on the following dates:

- Tuesday, August 16 at noon (Resident student permits - B11, L22, L42, L81, L82, L83, YWH)
- Wednesday, August 17 at noon (Off-campus long-term storage - P43)
- Thursday, August 18 at noon (Off-campus Commuter - R44)

To register for a permit, students need an active Penn State ID and WebAccess account, as well as the license plate information for any vehicles they wish to register with their permit. Vehicles must be owned by the student or a member of the student's immediate family to be registered with a student permit. With the exception of commuters and graduate students, students must have completed at least 28 credits to be eligible for parking.

Upon completion of the registration, students will have access to a printable temporary permit that can be displayed on their dashboard to allow for immediate parking. Students will be able to return to their account at a later time to print the permit if they do not have access to a printer when completing their registration.

Permits will be mailed to the local or campus address of each student. To ensure prompt and accurate delivery, students must enter their complete address, including the street number and apartment number, if applicable. In addition, students moving into new off-campus residences with State College addresses for the fall semester must notify the post office in State College of their new addresses before registering for a student parking permit, as failure to do so may prevent the permit from being delivered.

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 website at the start of the registration period, any students encountering issues completing their registration are urged to avoid double clicking on website buttons or using the web browser's back button, as these actions may result in errors with your transaction. If any issues arise while attempting to complete the registration, please exit the site and contact the Parking Office by phone at 814-865-1436 or by email at for assistance.

General student parking registration will not be available at the Parking Office. However, students eligible for upgrades to a base student permit, such as select graduate assistants, student athletes and those with a state-issued ADA placard, must visit the Parking Office to obtain their upgraded permit. Registration for a base student permit must be completed online prior to applying for any upgrades. In addition, students registering for motorcycle, short-term or one-day 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