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Getting Around the Cornell Campus

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We all make choices according to what is important to us. Whatever your motivation, the Cornell University campus is an ideal place to try out a car-free lifestyle, and Transportation Services is committed to offering a range of options to make your commute easy, economical, efficient, healthy, and sustainable.


  • Permit Availability

    Parking permits are issued to eligible faculty, employees, and students on a first-come, first-served, space-available basis. Some permit areas may have additional work-in-zone or residency requirements. If a permit area is not available due to capacity or eligibility restrictions, please contact us for alternative parking options.

  • Vehicle Registration 

    It's required!

    Community members who bring personal cars, motorcycles, or motorscooters to the campus must register their license plate with Transportation Services, whether they buy a parking permit or use short-term options. Vehicle information must be kept current. Register a license plate and update vehicle information.

  • Daily Decision Parking

    Low-cost Parking Options Using ParkMobile

    The Daily Decision program gives commuters access to low-cost, short-term options to meet their occasional parking needs. Using the ParkMobile app, this program provides community members greater flexibility than a traditional annual or semester permit, coupled with the convenience of contactless self-service.

    Visit the  Daily Decision page to learn more about parking options, prices, and locations, and visit to download the app, create an account, and park.