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General Information

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

Learn more about "front plates" and the additional parking flexibility they provide.

Vehicles not affiliated with a Residence Hall/Restricted Residence Hall parking permit 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. For those who need temporary vehicle storage over academic breaks, temporary storage permits will available for purchase prior to Thanksgiving break, winter break, spring break and the summer. 

Permit Sale Dates

Current parking permits expire on Aug. 15. Estimated opening sale/application dates for 2024-25 parking permits vary by permit type and are listed below. 


"C" Permits

Any registered student whose local place of residence is outside of the defined C permit boundary 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 once permit sales open beginning at or around 10 a.m. on June 20, 2024. Students must provide proof of their local address and upload it into the online parking portal by choosing "Apply for a 2024-25 C Permit."


Student Employees

Students employed by Purdue at least 30 hours per week are eligible to purchase a semester "A" permit for $125/semester or a semester "B" permit for $50/semester. Beginning at or around 2 p.m. on Aug. 1, 2024, 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

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Parking Exception Requests

Any student requesting a parking permit who does not meet the defined eligibility criteria should apply online under "Special Permit Requests" once permit sales begin at or around 2 p.m. on Aug. 1. 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

Updated July 16, 2024 to relfect a new date for permits to go on sale. Many of the permits listed below will now go on sale at 10 a.m. on July 25, not July 16.

University Housing Permits

The sale of residence hall permits and graduate house permits will begin at or around 10 a.m. on July 25, 2024 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 or around 10 a.m. on July 25, 2024 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. 

Restricted Residence Hall Permits — First-Year Students

Restricted parking permits are only available to first-year students who live in a Purdue residence hall 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 2 p.m. on Aug. 1, 2024. A limited number of permits is available. 

  • Regular medical visits off campus
  • Classes off campus (excluding the airport)
  • Reserve/active military duty
  • Off-campus employment 
    • Note: Employment with rideshare and joint food delivery services do not qualify, including but not limited to, Lyft, Uber, InstantCart, UberEats. Delivery drivers for a specific retail establishment may be eligible

These permits are only valid in the following locations: McCutcheon Drive Parking Garage top level and the east Airport gravel lot. 

Fraternity, Sorority and Cooperative Life

A limited quantity of FSCL permits for parking in the Tower Acres area are available to students who qualify. Permits are $150.00 for the year.

To qualify, students must be on the list provided to parking by FSCL, living on-site for the 2024-25 academic year.

To apply, visit the online parking portal. A copy a housing contract will need to be uploaded at this time.

Applications open on August 1, 2024 at 10 a.m. and will remain open until all permits are sold.

Hawkins Hall

A limited number of Hawkins Hall permits will be available through the online parking portal beginning at or around 10 a.m. on July 25, 2024. 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, located on the top floor of the Wood Street Parking Garage.

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

University-Contracted Housing

Parking permits will be available for online purchase beginning at or around 10 a.m. on July 25, 2024 through the online parking portal for students who live in apartments with a University-housing contract. Contact Parking Facilities if you need assistance determining parking permit eligibility.

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