Visitor Parking

One-day Visitor Parking, Weekdays

Visitors coming to campus on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. may park in Lot 21, near Jadwin Gym, or the visitor parking area in Lot 23, near the West Garage.

Visitors to the undergraduate or graduate admission office may park in Lot 23, which is located near the south end of campus, or in Lot 21, near Jadwin Gym.A free campus shuttle, TigerTransit, operates frequently from Lot 23 during weekdays from early morning to early evening.

If you are planning to visit for more than one day, you will need to obtain a permit from the Transportation & Parking Services, in the New South building, floor A, across from West Garage.


Campus Parking for Evening Events & on Weekends

From 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. on weekdays and from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, visitors may park in most of the University's numbered parking lots, including Lot 21 and West Garage. Lot 10, on Williams Street, is recommended for events starting after 5 p.m. at the University Chapel, Prospect House and Murray-Dodge Theater. See the visitor parking map (.pdf). Additionally, Lots 6, 8, 9, 11 and 18 are not open to the public at any hour.

Overnight parking in any lot for visitors is prohibited, unless visitors have special permits issued by the Transportation & Parking Services during normal weekday business hours.


Parking for People With Mobility Disabilities

Proceed to the access kiosk on Elm Drive for permission to drop off or pick up a passenger at locations on the main campus. On weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., parking for visitors with handicapped placards or license plates is available only in the designated spaces in West Garage. Frequent visitors who use these spaces must obtain a permit from the Transportation & Parking Services.

The University's accessibility map (.pdf) shows accessible parking areas, walkways and buildings.


Municipal Parking in Princeton

Three municipal parking garages that charge a fee are located on Chambers, Hulfish and Spring streets in downtown Princeton. More municipal parking details are available online.

Metered parking on Princeton streets is limited to one or two hours in most cases and operates from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday. There are some streets with longer-term parking meters that are within easy walking distance from campus. Parking regulations are strictly enforced.


Parking for Morning Auditors

For participants in the Community Auditing Program, parking is available in Lot 21 near Jadwin Gym. TigerTransit service is available.


Group Parking

For conference or seminar group parking, please contact the Transportation & Parking Services for specific directions as to lot assignment and visible identification.