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University Park summer 2021 student parking registration begins May 6

Upon completion of the registration, students print a temporary permit to display on their dashboard for immediate parking. Once the permanent permit has been delivered via mail, the printable temporary permit must be discarded, and the permanent permit displayed on the rearview mirror of the vehicle. Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — University Park student parking registration for summer 2021 will be available exclusively online on the Penn State Transportation Services website beginning at noon on Thursday, May 6.

All students, regardless of semester standing, are eligible to register for summer parking.

Information on available student permit options is available here. For students who will not need on-campus parking prior to the start of summer session II, permit rates will be prorated at the beginning of each month. Current prorated rates will appear at checkout when purchased online.

Requirements

  • Active Penn State ID and access account.
  • License plate(s) information (vehicles must be owned by the student or a member of the student's immediate family).

General registration

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 through submission of their green address change card 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 rearview mirror of the vehicle.

Any students encountering issues while attempting to register for a permit are urged to avoid double-clicking or using the back button, as these actions may result in errors with the transaction. If issues arise while attempting to complete the registration, exit the site and contact Transportation Services for assistance.

Permit upgrades and temporary permits

General student parking registration will not be available at the Transportation Services Office. However, students eligible for upgrades (such as select graduate assistants and student-athletes) and students with a state-issued Americans with Disabilities Act placard who wish to purchase a supplemental parking permit for core parking access must visit the Transportation Services Office to obtain these permits. General student parking registration must be completed online prior to applying for these options. Students registering for short-term and one-day permits must also register at the Transportation Services Office.

Contact information

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For more information regarding student parking registration, email parking@psu.edu or call 814-865-1436.

Last Updated May 03, 2021