Visitor Parking

Parking information for campus visitors is described below, including how to avoid receiving a citation or being towed and multiple locations where parking may be available at various rates. 

Successful Visitor Tips

Individuals who are visiting campus should be aware of and follow Purdue's Traffic and Parking Regulations (PDF), including the ones highlighted below. 

  • Motorists should pull forward into a parking space with the vehicle's license plate facing the drive lane for enforcement purposes. Individuals who back into a parking space or do not have have the license plate visible are subject to receiving a citation.

  • Vehicles may not be stored in any parking lot or garage for longer than 24 hours, unless otherwise indicated, without permission from the Parking Facilities office. Any vehicle in violation of this may be towed at the owner's expense.

Parking Garages

Campus visitor parking is available at various locations, including two parking garages.

The Grant Street Parking Garage is located at 120 N. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906 across from the Purdue Memorial Union.

The Harrison Street Parking Garage is located at 719 Clinic Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907.

Visitors parking in these garages will be assessed the following hourly rates that apply 24/7:

Time Rate
0-30 Minutes $1.00
30-60 Minutes $3.00
Each Additional Hour $1.00
Maximum 24 consecutive hour period $10.00

A pay station is available in the main lobby of the Grant Street Parking Garage that accepts MasterCard, Visa or Discover debit or credit payments only. In addition, a pay-in-lane card option is available at all exits of the Grant Street Parking Garage, i.e. lanes 4, 5 and 6. No cash payments are accepted for garage parking.

The Harrison Street Parking Garage utilizes the pay-in lane option only as no pay station is available. Only debit or credit cards are accepted.

Daily Permit

With the purchase of a daily permit ($5.00 per day), visitors may park in any "A", "B" or "C" space (unless restrictions are posted that indicate otherwise), excluding those in the Grant Street or Harrison Street Parking Garages. Daily permit parking is valid from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

"A", "B" or "C" parking may be restricted at any time and for any reason, including near athletic facilities for events, due to maintenance or construction, or others. Posted restrictions in parking garages or lots will be enforced. Visitors who park in violation of posted restrictions may be subject to receiving a parking citation, or the vehicle may be towed at the owner's expense.

Daily visitor parking permits must be purchased online. Review the online parking map (PDF) for permit locations.

Pay Lot

A 24/7 pay-to-park lot is located just east of campus, at the southwest corner of the State and Pierce streets intersection.

Time Rate
0-2 Hours $5.00
2-4 Hours $7.00
4-6 Hours $9.00
6-8 Hours $11.00
8-12 Hours $14.00
12-24 Hours $18.00

Disability Parking

Review information on the Disabilities Parking webpage.

Metered Parking

Parking is also available at metered areas on campus for short-term visits. Payment for metered parking is collected through the "PassPort" app available on smart phones or by contacting the vendor at the phone number provided at each metered location. Review the online parking map (PDF) for metered locations.

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