Commuting Student


Commuting students who wish to park on campus in other than pay-to-park facilities are required to have a valid parking permit for their vehicle.

All Commuting Students may register for a Carpool, Center for the Arts Garage, Red, or a Night/Weekend permit. Monthly permits for a specific lot are also available. Red permits are valid in non-restricted lots after 5 p.m. on weekdays, all day on weekends, and university holidays. Night/Weekend permits are valid in non-restricted lots after 5 PM, all day on weekends, and university holidays. It has no parking privileges on campus during restricted hours.

  • Commuting students may register for an overnight parking permit at the Center for the Arts garage, Lot 52 University Courtyard Apartments Lot or lot 6 Laird Campus Resident Lot if space is available. Overnight is defined as 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday – Friday. The garage permit is valid at all times in the Center for the Arts garage and red lots and the lot 52 and lot 6 permits are valid in their assigned lot at all times. These permits can park overnight and on weekends in Lot 19 (North College Ave. lot), Lot 53 (Haines Street Lot), Lot 51 (IEC/ELC lot) on Wyoming Road, and Lot 52 (University Courtyard Apartments at the corner of South Chapel Street and East Delaware Avenue).

Monthly parking permits for a parking garage may be purchased if space is available. This permit allows 24/7 parking in the assigned garage and red lots.

All Commuting Students living outside of the parking perimeter may register for the Center for the Arts Commuter Garage permit. Student gate permits are issued for the academic year only, are valid in red lots, and in non-restricted lots after 5 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends.

All Commuting Students living inside of the parking perimeter may register for the Center of the Arts Commuter Garage permit. Student gate permits are issued for the academic year only, are valid in red lots, and in non-restricted lots after 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.

The Parking Perimeter is defined as an imaginary line running clock-wise bounded by the following streets: Beginning at Ray Street & North College, North to White Clay Drive, East on White Clay Drive, then Southeast to the intersection of Cleveland & North Chapel, South on Chapel to East Delaware Avenue, East along East Delaware Avenue to Library Avenue, South on Library Avenue to the Amtrak right-of-way, West along the tracks to South College, North on South College to Ritter, West on Ritter to Apple, North on Apple to Hillside, then an imaginary line to the south end of Old Oak Road, North on Old Oak to West Main, East on West Main to Corbit, Northwest on Corbit & Ray Street to the beginning. Persons who have residences on the portions of these streets included above will be considered as living within the perimeter area.

All undergraduate students living outside of the parking perimeter may register for carpool permits. Student carpool permits can be issued for the academic or annual year and confer gray, red or garage permit privileges. The permit fee is shared among the members of the carpool.

Students are not permitted to purchase parking for another student including adding their vehicle onto an active permit.

Commuting students are not permitted to register a vehicle whose owner is a resident student or the parent(s) of a resident student or other relative of a resident student unless approved by the Parking Office.

Commuting students are not permitted to register a vehicle if the owner of the vehicle resides within the parking perimeter or the owner is a relative of a student who resides within the parking perimeter.

Daily permits are available to all Commuting Students who do not wish to register for a regular parking permit because they do not normally drive to campus but find, on occasion, that the use of a vehicle is a necessity. The permit may be purchased online or at the Parking Services office prior to parking on campus, and will be valid for the same parking privileges as a regular parking permit for which the person could register. Daily parking permits are non-refundable.

Students who purchase an academic or annual year parking permit by October 31st can have their bicycle stored during winter and summer breaks at no charge.

Eligibility:

  • Commuters living outside the parking perimeter who have completed 110 credit hours may request a Center for the Arts Garage, gray, red, or a night/weekend permit. Purchasing your permit for the full year is more cost effective than purchasing for shorter time frames. The Gray lots are separated into Gray-North and Gray- East sub-categories. This allows better control of the number of permit sales for each area. Gray permits are valid in all gray lots including the other sub-category (north or east).
  • Commuters living inside the parking perimeter who have completed 110 credit hours may request a Center for the Arts Garage, red, or a night/weekend permit. Purchasing your permit for the full year is more cost effective than purchasing for shorter time frames.
  • Commuters with less than 110 completed credit hours may request a Center for the Arts Garage, red, or a night/weekend permit. Purchasing your permit for the full year is more cost effective than purchasing for shorter time frames.

Evening Classes:

  • If you are only taking evening classes, night/weekend or red permit holders may park in unrestricted lots after 5 p.m. and on weekends.

Winter & Summer Sessions:

  • All commuters are eligible for a gray permit during winter session and summertime. Red permit holders may upgrade to gray during winter and summertime for an additional fee.