Campus Life

Dates announced for fall 2017/spring 2018 student parking registration

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State's parking office has announced the dates for student parking registration for the 2017-18 academic year.

Student parking registration for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters will be available exclusively online on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 15, at noon (Resident student permits - B11, L22, L42, L81, L82, L83, YWH)
  • Wednesday, Aug. 16, at noon (Off-campus long-term storage – P43)
  • Thursday, Aug. 17, at noon (Off-campus student Commuter – SCR)


  • Active Penn State and Access account
  • License plate(s) information (vehicles must be owned by the student or a member of the student's immediate family)
  • Completed at least 28 credits, with the exception of commuter and graduate students


Upon completion of the registration, students print a temporary permit to display on their dashboard for immediate parking. Students may return to their account to print the permit 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 for a permit may prevent permit delivery.

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 are urged to avoid double clicking or using the back button, as these actions may result in errors with your transaction. If issues arise while attempting to complete the registration, please exit the site and contact the Parking Office for assistance.


General student parking registration will not be available at the Parking Office. However, 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. General student parking registration must be completed online prior to applying for any upgrades. Students registering for short-term, one-day or motorcycle-only permits must also register at the Parking Office.


Before deciding to bring a vehicle to campus, students are encouraged to explore the University's alternative transportation options. Enterprise CarShare provides on-campus vehicles available for rent by the hour or day, while Zimride is a private Penn State network that matches those looking for a ride with those willing to share theirs. More information on these services can be found at the Enterprise CarShare and Zimride websites.


Stay up-to-date on campus parking and transportation by signing up for the Transportation Services email listserv, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. For more information regarding student parking registration and student arrival parking procedures, contact the Parking Office by email at or by phone at 814-865-1436.

Last Updated July 24, 2017