Parking Options for Cornell Retirees
Retiree Parking Changes
New Permit Options for Retirees
Beginning January 1, 2023, retiree parking options will change due to shifts in demand and the loss of parking inventory due to construction. A free permit for North Campus A Lot is still available, however, free access to O and R areas will end. North Campus A Lot access is provided through a free virtual permit, which requires registration but allows a license plate to serve as the parking credential. Retirees also have the option to purchase a permit from available offerings.
Accessible parking permit options are also available. Eligibility for free and paid parking accessibility permit options remain the same, as do permit display requirements.
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 ParkMobile.io to download the app, create an account, and park.
Permit and Payment Requirements Enforced
Students, faculty, and staff returning to campus should visit myparking.cornell.edu to check their permit and vehicle information before parking, as restrictions and Night/Weekend Parking Rules are enforced throughout campus. Community members should also be prepared for upcoming event impacts on traffic and parking. Fine-due citations are issued in response to permit and payment requirement violations.
2023 Retiree Transportation Options
- Free annual virtual A Lot parking permit, available from myparking.cornell.edu.
- Complimentary daily A Lot permit from the Transportation Services office at 116 Maple Avenue (retirees only).
- Purchase a permit from the current available inventory. Retirees can choose from the same permit options as all current faculty and staff members, however, some permits are restricted due to eligibility and availability rules.
- Free and paid accessible parking permit options. A municipally issued ADA placard is required to obtain a Cornell accessible permit. Faculty and staff with accessible parking needs can opt for the following:
- a free PO Cornell hangtag, valid in accessible and permit-restricted spaces in areas signed A, E, ME, R, O, and WE; or
- a for-fee AP Cornell hangtag, valid in any accessible parking space as well as most permit-restricted parking spaces on campus.
- Daily Decision parking areas are deeply discounted; prices range from under $1 - $4.50. The perimeter parking areas are near TCAT bus stops. Daily Decision parking gives commuters access to low-cost, short-term options for occasional parking needs. For use through the ParkMobile app, this option gives greater flexibility than a traditional annual or semester permit and the convenience of contactless self-service.
Short-term Parking Options
Cornell University retirees are eligible to use their CU ID cards to ride all TCAT buses, any time they run, anywhere they go; Cornell pays the fare.
- Permit ownership is not transferable; it is intended for use only by the person it was issued.
- Eligibility for certain privileges will be determined by the employee’s status in Workday, the University’s human resource system. Please allow time for status updates.
- Retirees may be required to show their CU ID card to receive no-fee parking options.