Obtain/Renew a Parking Permit
For more information and instructions on how to obtain your parking permit, select your affiliation below:
All Princeton University faculty and staff must register/renew their vehicle(s) with Transportation & Parking Services for parking on campus and/or for parking at University housing units. Faculty and staff may register online or obtain a permit in person at Transportation & Parking Services. (An email reminder is sent yearly to all employees as a reminder to renew their parking permits.)
Online registration requires:
• PU Net ID
• Vehicle license plate number, state, make, model and color.
New employees who need to park on campus must obtain a parking permit. A valid parking permit consists of a hangtag and a decal. Both must be displayed for a vehicle to be legally parked on campus. Faculty and staff who register multiple vehicles can obtain additional decals, but are issued only one hangtag, and are responsible for switching the hangtag to the vehicle that will be parked on campus. Parking assignments are automatically determined from your department and campus building location.
To obtain a parking permit please complete and submit the online form before your orientation date. You will receive your parking permit at orientation.
Undergraduate Student Parking Policy (Effective September 2016)
Undergraduate students are not permitted to have a vehicle on campus during the academic year, including Holidays and weekends. Students with a compelling need should refer to the parking exemption policy. Violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action, ticketing and/or vehicle towing.
Parking Exemption Policy
Undergraduate students with a compelling need to have a vehicle on campus must request, in writing, an exemption from the undergraduate student parking policy which prohibits undergraduate students from registering and parking a vehicle on campus.
The exemption request and supporting documentation should be submitted to the Deputy Director of Transportation and Parking Services. The Deputy Director will convene the Parking Committee to review all requests. Medical exemption requests must have supporting documentation from a physician and will be reviewed by University Health Services. The committee, at its discretion, may request additional information.
Students seeking an exemption should not bring a vehicle to campus until after the committee has made a determination and the student is notified of the decision. Violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action, ticketing and/or vehicle towing.
Parking arrangements for guests to the campus are the responsibility of the inviting party. To avoid the towing of a guest’s vehicle, students must make parking arrangements for their guests with Transportation & Parking Services. Temporary parking permits will be issued to guests who require parking Monday through Thursday for a fee. On weekends, from Friday through Monday 2:00 am, guests may park free in undergraduate lots.
Graduate Students Residing in University Housing
Graduate students who reside in University housing are issued a parking permit for their designated housing unit. Students living in the Graduate College, Lakeside and Lawrence Apartments, or on Edwards Place, Dickinson Street, and University Place are not able to park on campus Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, during the academic year and are strongly encouraged to take TigerTransit.
Commuting Graduate Students
Graduate students who do not reside in University housing or near a TigerTransit stop may register for a commuter student parking permit in person or online (during the annual online registration period).
Online registration requires:
• PU Net ID
• Vehicle license plate number, state, make and color.
• When picking up your permit, please bring your vehicle registration card and a copy of your housing lease.
Contractors requiring on-site parking should first call their department sponsor for approval. Sponsors approve on-site parking and they must send an approval email to firstname.lastname@example.org during normal business hours prior to contractors obtaining an appropriate parking permit.
If you have either purchased a new vehicle or need to add a vehicle to your parking record please complete and submit this form. A decal will be mailed to your campus location within one business day.