Campus Life

Spring 2020 student parking registration begins Jan. 9

Student parking registration for the spring 2020 semester will be available exclusively online beginning at noon on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020.


  • 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 29.1 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 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 Transportation Services 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 Transportation Services for assistance.


General student parking registration will not be available at the Transportation Services 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 Transportation Services 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 Transportation Services 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.


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, email or call 814-865-1436.

Last Updated December 02, 2019