Student Parking

Students must register their vehicles with TPS and obtain a current, virtual permit in order to park in designated areas on campus. Check below for more information on graduate and undergraduate student parking policies.

Shuttle and Parking Map
Graduate Parking


Updating vehicle information online: If you already have a Princeton parking permit and simply need to add/delete a vehicle from your record, you can login to the parking portal and make changes to your account.

Questions about parking or permits? Email

  • Limit of one permit per graduate student: If you reside in University graduate housing and you wish to park a second vehicle on campus, email to request a second permit. There is a $350 annual fee to park a second vehicle at graduate residences.
  • Designated parking assignment. Your permit is typically only valid only in the locations for which it is assigned. However, for the Fall 2020 semester, students living in the Graduate College, Lakeside and Lawrence Apartments, or on Edwards Place, Dickinson Street, and University Place are also permitted to park in the West garage adjacent to Princeton Station or the North garage on Prospect Ave. Monday through Friday during week days. Students may also make use of alternatives, including biking, walking, or TigerTransit. Students living off campus with a Commuting Grad permit should park in surface lots 20 or 19, or West or North garages.
  • Overnight parking and vehicle storage. Princeton University allows overnight parking at campus housing residences with the appropriate parking permit. Vehicles may not remain parked, unmoved in the same space for more than seven consecutive days. After seven days a vehicle is in violation, even with a valid parking permit displayed. No vehicle may remain parked in a University resident parking area while the resident has sublet their unit nor while the resident is not paying rent on the unit.
Undergraduate Parking

Fall 2020 Semester Permits (September-November) - Transportation & Parking Services is accepting requests for exemptions to the University parking policy. All requests for the Fall 2020 semester must be submitted by July 31, 2020.

The committee is only accepting requests by students who plan to reside on campus for the Fall 2020 semester at this time. Refer to University guidance for which students will be permitted on campus this academic year. If you are not a junior or first-year student, please indicate whether or not you have been approved to return to campus for the Fall semester. The fee for a fall permit is $175.

Undergraduate students are generally not eligible for annual parking permits. However, students facing extraordinary hardships or otherwise demonstrating a compelling need for access to a personal vehicle on campus may apply for a permit. A “compelling need” for a permit is generally defined as required, frequent travel that cannot be accommodated by University, commercial, regional transit or local transportation options and therefore causes a significant hardship.

Undergraduates must submit permit requests—in the form of a concise narrative or bullet points—and supporting documentation to Transportation and Parking Services via email to transportation@princeton.eduAll requests must be submitted no later than July 31 for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester. Students will be notified by mid-August regarding the status of their request. Medical exemption requests must have supporting documentation from a physician and will be reviewed in confidence by University Health Services (UHS).

All requests (excluding medical-related issues, which are reviewed by UHS) are reviewed by a committee of representatives from the following departments:

  • University Health Services
  • Student Life
  • Housing and Real Estate Services
  • Department of Athletics
    • Recreation
    • Varsity

Summer (June-August)

Undergraduate students living or working on campus during the summer should consider taking advantage of alternative transportation options, including biking/walking, TigerTransit, Enterprise Carshare, and NJ Transit.

If a student requires a personal vehicle, summer parking will be available to undergraduates living or working on campus for a fee as long as supply is available. Students living on campus will be assigned to the Grad College Lot 19 for overnight parking. Students living off campus and commuting to the University for work will be assigned to Lot 21 for weekday commuter parking. Undergrad summer permits are $60 per month and may be picked up from the TPS office in New South beginning June 5. Documentation of campus housing and/or work as well as vehicle registration is required in order to purchase a permit.