Faculty & Staff Parking

Members of the University community who need to park on campus must obtain a permit from Transportation and Parking Services (TPS). Vehicles parked on campus without a permit (even if they have been previously permitted or registered with the University) will be cited, so make sure you have your permit displayed whenever you are parked on campus.


2019-2020 PARKING RENEWAL UPDATE: Current faculty/staff parking permits with expiration dates between October 31 and December 31, 2019, will remain valid through January 31, 2020. The University is transitioning to a virtual permit system and eliminating the need for hang tags and stickers. TPS will issue campus-wide communications when annual permit renewal opens later this year.

Permits & Vehicle Registration

Faculty and staff not enrolling in a commuter program may register their vehicle(s) for a Princeton parking permit. Need to renew a permit or update vehicle information? Save yourself a trip to the TPS office:

If you are having trouble making updates online or simply prefer to drop-in, visit the TPS office in New South during normal business hours, 8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday.

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.

Medical & Handicapped

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.

North & West Garage Access Controls

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.

Electric Vehicle Charging

The demand for vehicle charging stations on campus has grown with the increasing popularity of plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles (EV). In the fall of 2017, the University installed five charging stations on the first level of the West Garage and five 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 hours.

To use a charging station:

  1. Register as an EV Charging Station user with Parking & Transportation Services
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Return to your vehicle, remove the charging connector, and plug the charger into your EV
  5. Vehicles should only be connected and charging in an EV space for up to four consecutive hours and must be moved to a non-EV charging space once charging is completed.