Parking for Students

Getting Started:

Parking on campus is restricted to permit or payment at all times, unless posted otherwise. Parking requirements and times of enforcement are posted at the entrance of each lot; please read all signs carefully before parking. Please note that parking on campus is extremely limited, and permits are sold to eligible students on a first-come, first-served, space available basis. Consider transportation alternatives before deciding to bring a car to campus.

Vehicle Registration

Students who bring personal cars, motorcycles, or motorscooters to the campus must register their license plate with Transportation Services, whether or not they buy a parking permit. Vehicle information must be kept current. Register a license plate and update vehicle information.

Permit Sales and Delivery

Annual permits are available for sale August 1 – June 30 at; permits expire on August 31 of each academic year.

All student permits are sold online and mailed (beginning August 13, 2018) by our vendor to the address designated during the checkout process. Commuting students should be sure their Student Local mailing address is correct, and that their name is clearly labeled on their apartment mailbox to ensure timely delivery.

SOLD OUT – Parking for Off-Campus Commuters

Students living off-campus can purchase an annual commuter parking permit: 

  • B Commuter Permit – 2018 Annual Rate $359.85. SOLD OUT.
    The B permit is valid all times in the B Lot near the Vet College, and in the north campus A Lot after 2:30 pm.;
  • SC Commuter Permit – 2018 Annual Rate $752.86. SOLD OUT.
    The SC permit is valid in designated lots located along Campus Road, Route 366, B Lot, CISER on Pine Tree Road, the north campus CC Lot (until Spring 2019), and A lot after 2:30 pm.
  • Permit prices prorate on a daily basis beginning September 1. The current price will display at the time of purchase.

Parking for On-Campus Residents

Students living in university housing can purchase an annual parking permit for their residence area. Resident permits are not valid anywhere else on campus (other than A lot after 2:30 pm) and are sold only to resident students.

  • Resident Permits – 2018 Annual Rate $752.86. LIMITED AVAILABILITY; must meet resident eligibility requirements or permit will be recalled.
    • FH – Hasbrouck Apt.; Thurston Court.
      Parking locations: Hasbrouck Apt.; Thurston Court. Receive OmniRide privileges.
    • ND – North Campus Residence Halls, Program Houses, and Cooperative Housing; 411 & 508 Thurston Ave.**
      Parking locations: Program House Drive; Anna Comstock; Hurlburt House; CC Lot (until Spring 2019)
    • SW* – Cascadilla Hall; Sheldon Court; Eddygate;109 Sage Place; Schuyler House.
      Parking locations: Stewart & Williams St; Schuyler House
    • WD – West Campus House System, Program Houses, and Cooperative Housing; 112 Edgemoor Lane.
      Parking locations: Edgemoor Lane; University Ave Lot
  • Permit prices prorate on a daily basis beginning September 1. The current price will display at the time of purchase.


  • M Permit Sticker – 2018 Annual Rate $119.94; valid in spaces signed for motorcycle (M Permit) parking.
  • May display annual student permit and park in vehicle spaces.
  • Permit price prorates on a monthly basis. The current price will display at the time of purchase.

Sharing Commuter Permits (Carpool)
Commuters can share the cost of a parking permit. One person purchases and is responsible for the permit, which can then be switched among vehicles registered with Transportation Services. Please note that while commuting students can share the permit with their peers, permit ownership is not transferable.

Permit Refund Policy

  • A pre-paid, annual permit is eligible for a refund if it is returned by March 31.
  • There are no refunds on M permits.
  • There are no refunds on annual permits after March 31.
  • There are no refunds on temporary permits.
  • There are no cash refunds.
  • Refunds are based on a prorated schedule. Refund amounts are determined on the day the permit is returned.
  • If a permit was charged, the account charged will be credited for any refund due.
  • Refunds on permits that were paid for by check or cash will be processed through Cornell University Accounting, and a check will be mailed. This process takes approximately two weeks.


  • Permits are sold on a first-come, first-served, and space-available basis.
  • The annual rate is set as of July 1; permits prorate beginning September 1.
  • Annual permits are valid through August 31; there are no semester-only permits.
  • Permit ownership is not transferrable.
  • The vehicle on which the permit is displayed must be registered with the university.
  • No refunds on permits after March 31.

*SW permits available to both resident students and commuters for a limited time during the month of August.
**Currently available as of 08012018. Parking limited due to
North Campus Residential Expansion Project.

Primary Contact Information:

Transportation and Mail Services

116 Maple Avenue
Ithaca NY 14850-4902
t: 607-255-4600
f: 607-255-0257

Hours of Operation                
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., M-F