All motor vehicles parking on campus must be registered with the University Police Department. This includes visitors to the campus. To register a vehicle to park on campus, just stop in at the University Police Department, located at 161 Smith Street (ground floor of the new Hemlock Suites) on campus, and present your valid vehicle registration card.
Parking Permit Registration Information for Fall 2012
In order to enhance parking services on campus and fund the creation of additional student parking, a parking permit fee is being implemented beginning fall 2012. Parking permit fees will be;
- $110 per year for all designated Resident or Commuter lots on campus ($55/ semester). Residents cannot park in Commuter only designated lots and vice versa.
- $90 per year for University Ridge parking permit ($45/semester). $90 per year for Resident and Commuter non-core parking lot only permits ($45/semester). (This permit may be used to park at the ESU Innovation Center, Mary’s St., Gwendolyn St. and Marguerite St. parking lots ONLY). Residents cannot park in Commuter only designated lots and vice versa.
Parking registration fees will be billed to your ESU account.
Fall parking permit registration will be in the University Police Department parking services area (Hemlock Suites ground floor beside Lenape Lot). Permit sales will be from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM and 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Monday through Friday until the end of the first week of classes. Spring parking permit registration will be from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
Parking in student lots is allowed without a permit during the first week of classes to allow persons additional time to register their vehicle. Parking enforcement will begin immediately for illegally parked vehicles, or for vehicles parked in faculty/staff lots without the proper permit. At no time, including the first week may freshman or those students with less than 60 credits, park on campus without permission.
To register your vehicle you are required to show your e-card and vehicle registration. If you have your parking hang tag from last year, please bring that with you and we will simply update the hang tag with a valid sticker for the semester or year permit that you are purchasing. If you do not have your hangtag we will issue you a new one with the proper sticker attached. Parking maps and additional information regarding parking policies are available in our office and will be distributed during registration.
The University and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania assume no responsibility or liability for loss or damage to any motor vehicle parked or driven on its property. The University Police may tow any illegally parked vehicle.
All parking lots and sections of parking lots are designated for specific permits. You must park in a lot that is designated for the type of permit you are issued. A complete list of parking areas is available at the University Police Department Headquarters.
Unless otherwise posted, University parking regulations are in effect all year, including periods when classes are not in session. These regulations are enforced 24 hours a day; parking permits are required at all times. Faculty and staff parking areas are monitored all year round. Students with a University Ridge hangtag are required to park at the University Ridge Apartments with this exception: DURING WEEK NIGHTS from 5pm to 2am and on the WEEKENDS from Friday 5pm to 2am Sunday night (Monday morning), students may park in the commuter LOT 38 behind Kemp Library ONLY.
A complete list of all parking regulations is available at the University Police Department. Remember to arrive for class early and if you are arriving for a class after 9:00 AM you should go directly to one of the lots further out from the middle of campus.