Faculty & Staff Parking
Members of the University community who need to park on campus must obtain a virtual permit from Transportation and Parking Services (TPS). Vehicles parked on campus without a current permit (even if they have been previously permitted or registered with the University) will be cited, so make sure you have registered for a current virtual permit and that any vehicle you park on campus is associated with your permit by logging into the parking portal.
PARKING UPDATE - Faculty and staff permit holders approved to work on campus may park in the North and West garages, as well as any numbered parking lot except Lots 8, 9, 15, 18, and 21 (unless your permit already includes those lot assignments). Click here for the latest information on parking and campus transportation.
Faculty and staff not enrolling in a Revise Your Ride commuter program may register their vehicle(s) for a Princeton parking permit.
Have you gotten a new car, changed your license plate, or wish to remove an old vehicle from your parking account?
If you are having trouble making updates online, please contact The Service Point by phone, email, or chat during business hours, 8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday. You can also contact customer service by phone at 609-258-8300 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New employees who need to park on campus should complete and submit the online form before orientation day to receive a parking permit at orientation.
If you require special parking accommodations due to a temporary medical condition, you must present appropriate documentation to University Health Services prior to obtaining a permit. TPS will contact you when your permit is available for pick-up. If picking up the permit is an issue, let us know and we will deliver it to your office by campus mail.
TPS may issue medical parking permits for up to six weeks. For individuals with permanent disabilities or mobility challenges lasting longer than six weeks, please register your state-issued handicapped ID card with TPS. Handicapped parking spaces on campus are reserved for registered vehicles only. Vehicles must display a valid University parking permit along with an HC license plate or placard.
Princeton University’s commuter garages are gated and require an active transponder issued by TPS to access either garage during normal business hours, Monday – Friday 7 am – 5 pm. The gate arms are raised during nights, weekends, and holidays to provide access for public parking.
North and West Garage permit holders are provided with one transponder at no charge. Additional transponders may be obtained from the TPS office for a $50 refundable deposit. Additional transponder holders may be purchased from TPS for $10.
There is a $100 fee to replace a lost/damaged transponder. Transponders must be returned to TPS when leaving the employ of Princeton University. Failure to return a transponder will result in a $100 fee.
Transponders cannot be used for a second vehicle while the first vehicle is parked in the garage. An anti-pass-back system will prevent the use of transponders assigned to the same person for more than one vehicle at the same time. See Transponder Instructions for additional information.
The demand for vehicle charging stations on campus has grown with the increasing popularity of plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles (EV). The University currently has 10 charging stations on the first level of the West Garage and 10 charging stations to the second level of the North garage. Designated EV parking spaces are for use by permit-holders only from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and may only be occupied for four consecutive hours.
To use a charging station:
- Register as an EV Charging Station user with Parking & Transportation Services
- After parking in a signed EV space, note the charging station number on the wall-mounted charger and look for the white EV charging station kiosk
- At the white station kiosk, tap your TigerCard on the kiosk card reader and, when prompted, enter your phone number and EV charging station number
- Return to your vehicle, remove the charging connector, and plug the charger into your EV
- Vehicles should only be parked in an EV space for up to four consecutive hours and must be moved to a non-EV charging space once charging is completed.