Students

General Information

Any person operating and/or parking a motor vehicle on campus must comply with all Purdue University Traffic and Parking Regulations.

Students may not drive or park vehicles on the north academic campus between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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.

"C" Permits

Any registered student whose local place of residence is outside of the defined 1.5 mile commuter radius from campus may apply for a "C" permit. Vehicles must be registered for License Plate Recognition and linked to the purchased parking permit.

"C" permit applications may be submitted online beginning on July 29, 2021. Students must provide proof of their local address and upload it into the online parking portal by choosing "Apply for a 2021-22 C Permit."

Student Employees

Students employed by Purdue at least 30 hours per week are eligible to purchase an annual "A" permit for $250 per year or a "B" permit for $100 per year. Beginning on July 29, 2021, student employees may complete the Student A/B Permit Application and upload it to the online parking portal by choosing "Special Permit Requests."

Disability Parking

Students may apply for disability parking through the online parking portal by choosing "Special Permit Requests."

Parking Exception Requests

Any student requesting a parking permit who does not meet the defined eligibility criteria should apply online under "Special Permit Requests" beginning on July 29, 2021. Students should use the notes box to provide a statement of need and upload any supporting documentation. The request will be reviewed, and if approved, available options will be provided. These may include parking, transit or other mobility solutions. 

Student Housing Parking

University Housing Permits

The sale of residence hall permits and graduate house permits will begin at 9 a.m. E.T. on July 28, 2021 through the online parking portal. A limited number of all student parking permits are available on a first come, first served basis. Additional information is included below, or contact Parking Facilities with questions about eligibility. 

Regular Residence Hall Permits

Parking permits will be available for online purchase beginning at 9 a.m. E.T. on July 28, 2021 through the online parking portal. Sophomores, juniors and seniors living in most residence halls are eligible for regular residence hall parking permits. A limited number of all student parking permits are available on a first come, first served basis. Residence hall permits are valid in any space posted for Residence Hall permits. 

If a study by Parking and Transportation Services determines that additional parking is available after initial sales are complete, a communication will be sent to those who have not already purchased a permit about the potential to purchase one.

Restricted Residence Hall Permits — First-Year Students

Restricted parking permits are only available to first-year students who live in a Purdue residence hall, Purdue Village or Hawkins Hall with a documented need to travel off campus. To be considered, complete the Restricted Residence Hall Permit Application (PDF), save the form, and upload the form and required documentation (listed by reason on form) to the online parking portal on or after July 28, 2021:

  • Regular medical visits off campus
  • Classes off campus (excluding the airport)
  • Reserve/active military duty
  • Off-campus employment 

These permits are only valid in the east Airport lot in spaces posted for residence hall permits. 

Parking and Transportation Services will begin the Fall 2021 semester as usual with this process for first-year students. However, the unprecedented changes of the past year could have an affect on campus parking demand. In an effort to meet the parking needs of as many students as possible, Parking and Transportation Services will evaluate parking capacity leading up to the fall semester. If a study determines that space is available, a communication will be sent about the potential to purchase a parking permit outside of the process outlined above.

Hawkins Hall

A limited number of Hawkins Hall permits will be available through the online parking portal beginning at 9 a.m. E.T. on July 28, 2021. To be eligible, you must be classified as a sophomore or above who resides in Hawkins Hall.

Hawkins Hall permits are only valid in spaces posted for Hawkins Hall permits.

If freshmen meet the criteria outlined above for a restricted residence hall permit, they can submit an application and documentation for consideration.

If a study by Parking and Transportation Services determines that additional parking is available after initial sales are complete, a communication will be sent to those who have not already purchased a permit about the potential to purchase one.

Purdue Village Permits

Beginning at 9 a.m. E.T. on July 28, 2021, a limited number of Purdue Village parking permits will be available to Purdue Village families, upperclassmen and graduate students through the online parking portal

If freshmen meet the criteria outlined above for a restricted residence hall permit, they can submit an application and documentation for consideration.

If a study by Parking and Transportation Services determines that additional parking is available after initial sales are complete, a communication will be sent to those who have not already purchased a permit about the potential to purchase one.

University-Contracted Housing

Students who live in apartments with a University-housing contract should contact Parking Facilities to determine parking permit eligibility.

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