Visitor parking is available at various campus locations, but the primary area for visitor parking is the Grant Street Parking Garage, adjacent to the Purdue Memorial Union, 101 N. Grant St.
Note: This garage charges based on the amount of time used.
Various parking locations, regulated by the city of West Lafayette, are also available to visitors. More information can be found on the City of West Lafayette site.
Campus Parking Options
Grant Street Parking Garage Rates (24 hours a day including weekends)
Visitors may purchase a daily permit from the Parking Facilities Office online or by visiting the office at the Purdue West Shopping Center, 1404 W. State St., West Lafayette, IN 47906. A daily permit allows visitors to park in any of the parking garages normally reserved for "A" permits, which excludes Grant Street Parking Garage. The Parking Facilities Office is open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More Info.
Some meter parking (25¢ for 15 minutes) is available on campus for short-term visits. View the campus map for the locations of these metered spaces. Anyone may use the meters, unless they are designated for patrons of laboratories or medical facilities or for disability parking.
Special Parking Circumstances
Visitors may park at metered disability spaces (blue and white handicap signs) with the appropriate license plate or official handicap placard displayed on their vehicle dashboard. Meter fees must be paid and time limits observed. To utilize spaces requiring an "A" permit and a disability license plate or official placard, visitors may purchase a daily permit from the Parking Facilities Office, 1404 W. State St., West Lafayette, IN 47906.
Note: By Indiana state law, vehicles displaying Disabled American Veteran license plates are exempt from paying meter fees. More Info.
Football Gameday Parking
To ensure safe and timely arrivals to Purdue football games and ease of parking, a website provides gameday directions to campus and to designated parking areas.
Residence Hall Guest Permit
Guest parking permits are available to anyone visiting a student living in a Purdue residence hall, graduate house or married student apartment. The Purdue student hosting a guest can request the guest permit, which allows visitors to park in the temporary spaces marked at a University residence hall, graduate house or married student housing parking areas. Guest permits may be purchased at any cash hall: Cary Quadrangle, Earhart, Hawkins, Hillenbrand and Windsor Halls.