Parking and Transportation
Commuting Options for Employees Returning to Campus
Daily Decision Parking
Daily Decision lots are a convenient and cheap alternative to an annual parking permit.
Annual Permits Available as of 4/1/21
- Outer Tier: A, E*
- Perimeter Tier: O, R*, ME*, WE*
- Mid Tier G, C
- Annual Permit Renewal Process June 2021 Renewal Opens June 7
Transit and Commuter Program Options
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.
- 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-Employee Parking
- Map-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
- Pay Parking Tickets
- Retiree Options
- Rules and Regulations
- Short-Term and Visitor Parking
- Vehicle Booting and Towing Program
- 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
- Motorist Assistance Program
- OmniRide Commuter Program for Employees
- OmniRide Student Bus Pass
- RideShare Commuter Program for Employees
- Travel Resources
C2C, Fleet, and Delivery Services Links
Expanded Daily Decision
Low-cost Parking Options Using Parkmobile
Transportation Services introduced a pilot Daily Decision program in August 2020, giving commuters access to low-cost, short-term options to meet their occasional parking needs. This program, using the Parkmobile app, provides community members greater flexibility than a traditional annual or semester permit, coupled with the convenience of contactless self-service.
The original Daily Decision Parkmobile zones were located only on the periphery of the campus; due to overwhelming requests from faculty, staff, and students, we are expanding the program to additional parking lots. This expansion allows commuters to manage their mobility needs based on their work and class schedules, the weather, personal circumstances, or other factors that may change from one day to the next.
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.
Student Permit Sales 2021-2022
Student Purchase Opens on August 15, 2021.
Annual permits and bus passes for the 2021-2022 academic year will be available for purchase at myparking.cornell.edu beginning August 15, 2021. Permits will be valid at the time of purchase until August 31, 2022.
Students are required to link at least one of their vehicles to their permit at the time of sale and can print a temporary permit to display on their vehicle dash until their hangtag arrives via US mail.
Regular parking enforcement resumed January 18, 2021.
Parking Compliance Policy
Permit and Payment Requirements Enforced
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the phased campus reactivation, Transportation Services did not automatically renew parking permits that expired at the end of June 2020. Faculty and staff returning to in-person work are encouraged to visit myparking.cornell.edu to check their permit and vehicle information before parking, as restrictions are enforced throughout campus. Fine-due citations are issued in response to permit and payment requirement violations.
Commuters should take time to examine their transportation options, especially if they require only limited, occasional access to campus.