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 for $100 per academic year. Vehicles must be registered for License Plate Recognition and linked to the purchased parking permit.

If you have any questions concerning a specific address, please contact Parking Facilities. "C" permits may only be purchased online. Students must provide proof of their local address and upload it into the online parking portal by choosing "Apply for a 2020-21 C Permit."

Student Employees

Students employed by Purdue at least 30 hours per week are eligible to purchase an "A" permit for $250 per year or a "B" permit for $100 per year by completing the Student A/B Permit Application and uploading 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." 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. 

If the parking exception request is related to COVID-19 and concerns about an underlying medical condition, complete the Disability Resource Center's online Request for Consultation (C-19) form (login to Microsoft using your Purdue email address and password) to seek adjustments to on-campus living or learning environments.

Student Housing Parking

University Housing Permits

The sale of residence hall permits and graduate house permits will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 27, 2020 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. on July 27, 2020 through the online parking portal. Sophomores, juniors and seniors living in most residence halls are eligible for regular 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. 

Restricted Residence Hall Permits — First-Year Students

Restricted parking permits are only available to first-year students who live in a Purdue residence hall with a documented need to travel off campus. To be considered, complete the Restricted Residence Hall Permit Application (PDF), including documentation of one of the following reasons, save the form, and upload the form and required documentation to the online parking portal on or after July 27, 2020:

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

A limited number of restricted residence hall parking permits are available to students who meet the criteria outlined above and whose application is approved by Parking Facilities. These permits are only valid in the east Airport lot in spaces posted for residence hall permits. 

Hawkins Hall

A limited number of Hawkins Hall permits will be available through the online parking portal beginning at 9 a.m. on July 27, 2020. To be eligible, you must be classified as a sophomore or above who resides in the Hawkins Graduate House.

Hawkins Graduate House permits are only valid in spaces posted for Hawkins Graduate House permits.

Purdue Village Permits

Beginning at 9 a.m. on July 27, 2020, a limited number of Purdue Village parking permits will be available to Purdue Village families, upperclassmen and graduate students through the online parking portal

Freshmen who live in Purdue Village are not eligible to purchase a campus parking permit.

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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