Parking and Transportation
January 2023 Adjustments
New Year Parking Changes
In response to feedback from various stakeholder groups, we are making the following permit and payment lot changes effective January 1, 2023:
The small, fifteen-space lot bordered by Morrison Hall, CALS Surge, and the Boyce Thompson Institute will transition to C permit and reserved space parking to meet the business needs of those facilities.
ParkMobile parking will be suspended in the North Morrison Lot to accommodate O and B permit holders. Zone 4122 will continue to be active in the Peterson Lot on Tower Rd.
ParkMobile parking will resume in the Alumni Field Lot, Zone 4128, at $3/hour.
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.
Winter Parking Rules 12/1-4/1
Overnight & Break Parking
On-campus overnight parking is restricted to designated areas from December 1 to April 1 when it is snowing, or when snow is forecast, to facilitate plowing and snow removal. These specially signed areas are open between 5 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. to all vehicles registered with Transportation Services. See Cornell’s Winter and Break Parking Rules for a list of designated overnight parking areas.
In addition, the City of Ithaca enforces on-street odd-even parking rules from November 1 to April 1, when snow removal is necessary. Consult Which Side to Park for updates to on-street parking information.
Transportation Services manages the commuting, parking, and inter-campus travel demands of Cornell University. Services include Campus-to-Campus motorcoach travel; fleet car rentals and leasing for business-related needs; department-owned vehicle repair and detailing; and transit pass, parking, and compliance program administration.
Parking Quick Links
- Conference and Event Parking
- Construction Impacts
- Contractor/Vendor Parking Options
- Daily Decision Parking
- Department-Owned Vehicles
- Electric and Green Vehicles
- Manage My Account: Parking Portal
- Map - Map-2022-23 Employee Parking
- Map - Map-2022-23 Student Parking
- Motorcycles, Scooters, and Mopeds
- Night/Weekend Parking Restrictions
- Parking Basics
- Parking for Expectant and Nursing Mothers
- Parking for Students
- Parking for University Employees
- Retiree Options
- Short-Term and Visitor Parking
- Special Event Parking Info
- Winter, Holiday, and Break Parking
Getting Around/Transit and Commuting Program Links
- Getting Around / Commuting Programs
- Bus Services, Privileges, and Passes
- Commuter Support Services
- Cycling On Campus
- Daily Decision Parking
- Emergency Ride
- OmniRide Commuter Program for Employees
- OmniRide Student Bus Pass
- RideShare Commuter Program for Employees
- Travel Resources