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Phone: (765) 494-9494

Purdue West Shopping Plaza
1404 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2092


Phone: (765) 743-3442

Terminal Building, Room 201
1501 Aviation Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Transportation Service

Car/Van Rental: 765-494-2114
Charter Bus: 765-494-6554
Service Shop: 765-494-2121
After Hours: 800-213-3626

Materials Management Distribution Building (MMDC)
700 Ahlers Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2013


Parking News

C Garage and Grant Street Parking Garage (PGG) Permit Reservation for 2016-17
(Does NOT include C Lot or Residence Hall Permits)

Students who wil be living at least 1.5 miles from campus in the fall of 2016 are eligible to participate int the C Garage and PGG permit reservation process for 2016-2017. Reservations will take place online only.

Continuing students will have the opportunity to reserve a C Garage Permit or a Grant Street Garage (PGG) Permit according to their CURRENT SEMESTER CLASSIFICATION according to the following schedule:

Monday, April 25– Graduate Students
Tuesday, April 26– Seniors (Semester 07-09)
Wednesday, April 27– Juniors (Semester 05-06)
Thursday, April 28– Sophomores (Semester 03-04)
Friday, April 29– Freshmen (Semester 01-02)

Reservations begin at 8 a.m. on the applicable scheduled day and close at 7:30 a.m. the following day. Students in each classification are only eligible to reserve a permit on the day listed between the hours provided. Once that date/time has passed, students in that classification will no longer be able to reserve a garage permit. When the allotted number of permits has been reserved for the semester, no more garage reservations will be taken. Outstanding parking citations need to be paid before a reservation will be accepted.

Note that this is the reservation process only. Students who have reserved a garage permit will be notified via email in June when proof of address documentation can be submitted to gain approval to purchase the permit. Once approval has been granted, permits will be available for online purchase between July 1, 2016 and August 31, 2016. As of September 1, 2016, permit reservations that have not been purchased will be forfeited. Students who purchase a permit online should either allow extra time to receive the permit through the mail or choose to pick up a permit in person beginning August 1, 2016 in the Parking Facilities Office located at Purdue West (1404 W. State Street). Permit-restricted parking spaces may NOT be used until a current permit is properly affixed to the inside driver’s side corner of the windshield.

C Garage Permits can be used in Northwestern Avenue (PGNW), Harrison Street (PGH) or Wood Street (PGW) Parking Garages. Grant Street Garage (PGG) permits may only be used at that location.
If you have any questions, please contact the Parking Facilities office at 765-494-9497.

Increase in vehicles parking on campus expected March 8-10

The 102nd annual Road School Conference being held on the West Lafayette campus March 8-10 will result in a higher volume of cars in several parking areas on campus. Faculty, staff and students who drive to campus should plan accordingly.

Additional parking is available in the Discovery Park lot on the southwest corner of the roundabout on South Martin Jischke Drive. Bus service is available every 15 minutes from this lot on the 19 Inner Loop CityBus route.

Questions may be directed to Parking Services at (765) 494-9497.

Student applications for C-Lot parking permits being accepted now

Students who will be living at least 1.5 miles from campus may apply for a C-Lot parking permit by clicking here and selecting “apply for a 2015-16 C permit.”

Students will then be required to attach proof of the address. Once approved, the students will receive an email notification that they may purchase a permit either online or in person at the Parking Facilities office. If the purchase is completed online, students have the option to receive the permit via mail or to pick up the permit in person at the Parking Facilities office. Please allow 7-10 business days for mailing. Students living on campus are not eligible for C-Lot permits. Students living in a residence hall who are eligible for a University Residence Parking Permit may apply through the University Residences website.

Faculty/staff parking permits expired Aug. 15; renew permits now

Faculty and staff need to renew their parking permits for the 2015-16 academic year as all regular permits expired on Aug. 15. Display of an expired permit will result in a citation.

In order to receive a new permit, visit the Parking Facilities Account webpage to purchase a new permit as soon as possible. Employees have the option to receive the permit via campus mail or to pick up the permit in person via the Express Line at the Parking Facilities office.

Permits also may be renewed in person at the Parking Facilities office, located at the Purdue West Shopping Plaza. Individuals who renew a parking permit in person will receive their new permit immediately. All permit renewals must be completed either online or in person this year; there will be no mailed renewal forms.

In a change from past years, permits may be renewed for one year only. Pre-tax payroll deductions will still be offered as an option.

For more information, contact Parking Facilities at (765) 494-9497.

Vehicles may not be stored in any parking lot or garage

REMINDER: Vehicles may not be stored in any parking lot or garage for longer than 24 hours without permission from the Parking Facilities Office. Any vehicles in violation of this may be towed at the owner’s expense. Grant St. Garage Changes The Grant Street Garage, located at 120 N. Grant St. a 24/7 pay garage beginning March 2, 2015. The current rates remain the same but apply 24/7 with a maximum of $10 per 24 hour period.
The following garages remain no charge for parking after 5:00PM, Monday through Friday and on weekends; except for home football games a $10 event fee is required to park in Nothwestern Avenue and University Street Parking Garages up to three hours prior to the official game start time:

  • Wood Street Garage located at 120 S. Grant St.
  • Marsteller St. Garage located at 112 Marsteller St.
  • Northwestern Ave. Garage located at 504 Northwestern Ave.
  • Harrison St. Garage located at 719 Clinic Dr.
  • University St. Garage located at 201 N. University St.

Pedestrian subwalks are available to various buildings from Wood St., Northwestern Ave. and University St. Garages.

H Garage Permits available to any faculty, staff or students for Harrison Street Parking Garage

Any Purdue faculty, staff or student is eligible to purchase a “HG” permit for the Harrison Street Garage located at 719 Clinic Drive. Permits will cost $1,000/year and payroll deduction will be available for faculty and staff.  Parking spaces will be reserved 24/7 designated by a “HG” sign and only valid in the Harrison Street Garage.  Permits will be available for purchase beginning January 8, 2015 at the Parking Facilities office @ 1404 West State Street during normal office hours Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Permits will be sold on a first come first served basis with no wait list or reservations. 
If you currently hold another permit, you will need to turn it in to receive the HG permit (excluding Residence Hall, Grad House, and Purdue Village permits).  Purdue ID is required at time of purchase. 
Please contact Parking Facilities at (765) 494-9497 for more information.

Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Spaces

Parking Facilities has 4 Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) spaces in the Northwestern Parking Garage located at 504 Northwestern Avenue. The spaces are located on level F Black, ground level, north side. Anyone who drives an LEV is eligible to park in the spaces with a valid A permit. To see if your vehicle qualifies click here, LEV list.

Use Discovery Park Lot - Most Reliable "C" Spaces Located In This Lot

A "C" parking lot is available east of the Purdue Village Administration Building (PVAB). This lot is currently serviced at fifteen-minute intervals by the South Campus Bus Loop and at ten-minute intervals by the Gold Bus Loop. An improved access to the lot will allow the buses to enter the lot and board passengers. For a map of the "C" Parking Lot, click here.

Avoid Having Your Vehicle Towed During Athletic Events

Vehicles will be towed at the owner's expense from all lots surrounding the Ross-Ade football stadium, Mackey Arena, and the Intercollegiate Athletic Facility for home football, basketball, and volleyball games. These lots will be signed prior to the events. Vehicles must be moved prior to the times listed below OR AS OTHERWISE POSTED:

  • Football - 7 AM on game days
  • Volleyball - 5 PM on weekdays and 3 hours prior to game time on weekends
  • Basketball - 5 PM on weekdays and 3 hours prior to game time on weekends
Schedules may be found at: