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

Permits 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 refunds will be issued after March 1.

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 an area at least 1.5 miles from campus may purchase a "C" permit for $100 per year.

If you have any questions concerning a specific address, please contact Parking Facilities. "C" permits may be purchased online or at the Parking Facilities Office, located at the Purdue West Shopping Plaza. Students must provide proof of their local address and a photo ID.

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. A form is available at Parking Facilities.

Disability Parking

Students may apply for disability parking through the Parking Facilities Office, located at the Materials Management and Distribution Center, 700 Ahlers Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Office hours are 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.- Fri.

Student Housing Parking

University Housing Permits

The sale of residence hall permits and graduate house permits will begin Monday, July 18, 2016 through the Parking Facilities website.  Questions about eligibility may be directed to the Parking Facilities Office at 765-494-9497 or

All permits are subject to availability. Click Here To Purchase Permit

All permits must be purchased online.  If you choose to pick-up your permit, a photo ID is required for pick-up.

Regular Residence Hall Permits

  • Parking permits will be available for online purchase beginning July 18, 2016.  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. 

Restricted Residence Hall Permits

Restricted Parking permits are available to first-year students only with the approval of Parking Facilities, a completed Restricted Permit Application and documentation of one of the following:

  • Regular medical visits off-campus
  • Classes off-campus (excluding the Airport)
  • University Residences student service worker
  • Reserve/active military duty
  • Off-campus employment 

There are a limited number of restricted parking permits available to students who meet the criteria outlined above and are approved by Parking Facilities. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide any supporting documentation necessary for approval.

Restricted parking permits are only valid in the McCutcheon Parking Garage in spaces posted for residence hall permits. 

Freshman Lottery 

Beginning July 11, 2016, incoming freshman may apply for the Freshman Parking Lottery at and click ‘apply now’ under the Freshman Parking Lottery section. 

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, should you leave the Graduate House, permits must be returned to the Parking Facilities Office.

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

Purdue Village Permits

Beginning July 11, 2016 each family apartment or contract holding student is eligible for one parking permit upon providing a valid photo ID and completing the application form  and submitting that form to the Community Center for approval.

Once the application has been approved, the permit can be picked up/purchased at the Parking Facilities Office.  Please provide the approved application and a photo ID for purchase. 

Residence Hall Guest Permits

Visitors to the residence halls/graduate house may obtain parking permits valid for a period of up to three days.  Permits may be purchased at one of the cash handling operations:

  • Cary Quadrangle
  • Earhart Hall
  • Hawkins Hall
  • Hillenbrand Hall
  • Purdue Village
  • Windsor Halls

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