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

Harrison Street Parking Garage access cards must be returned to Parking Facilities upon ineligibility. Use or possession of forged, stolen, altered, transferred or invalid permits may result in a citation, immobilization and/or towing of the vehicle, criminal charges, and/or disciplinary action through the University. No pro-rated refunds will be issued for garage access cards that are returned after March 1.

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 purchase 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.

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 when submitting a permit request.

Disability Parking

Students may apply for disability parking through the online parking portal.

Student Housing Parking

University Housing Permits

The sale of residence hall permits and graduate house permits will begin at noon on Monday, July 9, 2018 through the online parking portal. All permits are subject to availability. Contact Parking Facilities with questions about eligibility. 

Regular Residence Hall Permits

Parking permits will be available for online purchase beginning at noon on July 9, 2018. Regular parking permits are available for sophomores, juniors and seniors. All parking permits are subject to availability. Residence hall permits are valid in any space posted for Residence Hall permits. 

Freshman Lottery 

The Freshman Lottery has concluded. You will be notified via the contact information you provided if you were selected. 

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 documentation to the online parking portal:

  • Regular medical visits off-campus
  • Classes off-campus (excluding the Airport)
  • University Residences student service worker
  • 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 are 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 are available through the Parking Facilities website. To be eligible, you must be a resident of the Hawkins Graduate House.

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

Purdue Village Permits

Beginning in mid-July, each family apartment or contract-holding student is eligible for one parking permit upon providing a valid photo ID and completing and submitting the application form to the Community Center for approval.

The approved application and a photo ID must be uploaded in the online parking portal before the permit can be purchased/picked up at the Parking Facilities office. 

Residence Hall Guest Permits

Visitors to the residence halls/graduate house may obtain residence hall guest parking permits valid for a period of up to three days online through the parking portal.

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