Registering Your Vehicle

Who Can Register

Any student who has completed at least 28 approved credits can register for campus parking privileges. (The 28 credit requirement does not apply to commuters or graduate students, or to Summer Session parking.) You can only register vehicles owned by you, or by a member of your immediate family (mother, father, brother, sister). 

How to Register

Come to the Parking Office in 1 Eisenhower Parking Deck. You may also register your vehicle online.

When to Register

Vehicles must be registered by the first day of classes each semester or by the first business day following your arrival on campus. Permits are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Permits are available to pick up at the Parking Office.

Spring 2014 Student Vehicle Registration

If you will be living off campus, there are two on-campus options available:

  1. Students commuting to campus may purchase a permit to park their cars in the commuter lots: Lot 44, Stadium West, and Porter North during the day. Commuter permits are not valid from 2:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. in any campus parking lot, seven days a week.
  2. The second option is Long-Term Storage parking in Lot 43. This option would be for students living off campus and unable to acquire parking at their place of residence. This option allows 24 hour parking in Lot 43. Off campus addresses must include street number, street name, and apartment number if applicable.

Spring 2014 student parking permit registration for off-campus students is now available.  Registration can be completed online or at the Parking Office, located at 1 Eisenhower Parking Deck.  Normal business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Lot 43 is currently sold-out for Spring 2014.  Off-campus students in need of overnight storage parking may register for parking in Lot 83 East, located near the intersection of Hastings Road and Porter Road.

If you will be living on campus:

Resident student parking consists of six parking options: Lot 22 (for residents of Eastview Terrace), Lot 81 (for residents of South & Pollock Halls), Lot 42 (for residents of Nittany Apartments & Nittany Hall), Lot 82 (for residents of North & East Halls), YWH parking on levels 4 & 5 of the Nittany Deck (for residents of West Halls), and Lot 83 which is open to all eligible students residing on campus. Lot B11 (for residents of White Course Apartments only). Note: B11 permits are delivered to White Course Apartments not mailed.

Spring 2014 student parking permit registration for on-campus students is now available.  Registration can be completed online or at the Parking Office, located at 1 Eisenhower Parking Deck.  Normal business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Bicycles

Don't forget, all bicycles operated within the Centre Region must be registered. Registration is free and easy to Penn State students and staff.

You will need the make, model, color, and serial number of the bicycle to complete the registration process. At the end of the process, a registration number will be automatically assigned, and the registration sticker will be mailed to the local address provided during the registration process within two business days.

Note: Because the permit is sent to the local address, if moving to a residence hall or apartment, please do not register until arriving on campus or into your new apartment. Off campus addresses must include street number, street name, and apartment number if applicable.