Student Commuter Permits

Winter Term Commuter permits will go on sale online & in-person

December 10th at 9AM

Student Commuter Permits

Academic Term Commuter Permits: 

 Recommended for students that expect their schedules and/or credit load to change from term to term.

  • Must be purchased at the beginning of each academic term, only valid for term listed on the permit
  • Winter term permits are valid until March 31st, 2019.

Academic Year Commuter Permits:

Recommended for students who expect their academic year schedule to remain consistent while maintaining the credit requirements for the desired annual permit.

  • Student account will be charged the "TERM RATE" amount (listed below) at the beginning of each academic term. Permits valid for the academic year (Fall, Winter, and Spring Terms)
  • Academic Year Permits Valid: Saturday, September 15, 2018, through Sunday, June 23, 2019

Summer Term Permit Policies and Recommendations

Due to the multiple class schedules offered by PSU during the summer term, we have amended our refund and purchasing policies to allow students flexibility in purchasing and utilizing their summer term permits. 

In the summer term, students are required to be registered for 1 credit to be eligible for purchase of any permit.  Students who are not registered for classes may purchase permit if they meet one of the following requirements:

  • Live on campus
  • Have XA or XB student employee status
  • Have a letter from their PSU employer saying they will be working on campus

Customers can purchase a parking permit at any time throughout the term, and can return the permit to our office for a partial refund when the permit is no longer needed. The refund amount is determined by the return date. Remember that permit cost is based on possession, not use, therefore a partial refund can only be issued once the permit is physically returned to the Transportation Office

For optimal cost efficiency, we recommend that customers purchase their summer permits when they are ready to begin parking on campus, and return the permit to the office as soon as it is no longer needed.  

Permit Regulations and Locations

Commuter permits are for use by non-resident students and employees, and are valid at the locations times listed below. 

  • Commuter permits are not valid for overnight parking.Vehicles must leave campus before the start of the next business day (8:00 am).
  • Commuter permits are not valid in Hourly & Visitor parking or Reserved Spaces.

    Click on the image to the right for a map of all Permit Parking locations.

    Click map image for larger version

    If you are looking for overnight or residential parking, please visit our Student Resident & Overnight Parking page. If you will be driving to campus less frequently, we recommend utilizing Hourly & Visitor parking as an alternative to purchasing a Commuter Permit.

    Permit Refunds

    Parking permit charges are based on possession of the permit, not use. There is a $5 return fee for all returned permits. Pro-rated refunds are available until the end of week eight for fall, winter, and spring terms.

    Account Privacy

    All account information is kept private by PSU and used solely for business purposes. Valid account number, license plate, or citation number must be provided by the account holder to access account information.

    Purchasing a Permit

    Parking permits can be purchased online or in person at our office. To avoid the long lines during the first week of the term we strongly recommend you buy your permit online or visit our office before classes begin. If purchasing online, please allow one business day for processing. **All permits purchased online are available for will call pick up in our office only.

     

    PURCHASE PERMIT

     Card Access Garage: Your white PSU ID badge will allow access into this facility. No ID badge?

    Parking Structures 1, 2, and 3

    PERMIT NAME

    STATUS

    18-19 

    TERM RATE

    18-19 

    Academic yR. Rate

    MIN. CREDITS REQUIRED

    LOCATION RESTRICTIONS

    Fulltime

    General

    Available Purchase Online

    $390

    $1170

    9 credits

    • Valid full time in general permit spaces in Parking Structures 1, 2, 3

    Full Time General Carpool

    SOLD OUT

    $354

    --

    9 credits

    • Valid in general permit spaces in Parking Structures 1, 2, 3
    • Valid in carpool only spaces 

    Morning

    General

    SOLD OUT

    Join Waitlist

    $279

    --

    1 credit

    • Valid before 1:00 pm Monday-Friday
    • Valid all day on weekends

    Mon/Wed/Fri

    General

    Available Purchase Online

    $238

    --

    6 credits

    • Valid all day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
    • Valid all day on weekends

    Tue/Thur/Fri

    General

    SOLD OUT

    $238

    --

    6 credits

    • Valid all day on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
    • Valid all day on weekends

    Afternoon

    General

    SOLD OUT

    Join Waitlist

    $195

    --

    1 credit

    • Valid after 12:30 pm Monday-Friday
    • Valid all day on weekends

    Non-Peak

    General

    Available Purchase Online

    $195

    --

    1 credit

    • Valid before 11:00 am Monday-Friday
    • Valid after 3:00 pm Monday-Friday
    • Valid all day on weekends

    Evening

    General

    Available Purchase Online

    $117

    $351

    1 credit

    • Valid after 3:30 pm Monday-Friday
    • Valid all day on weekends

    Motorcycle

    /Scooter

    Available Purchase Online

    $98

    $294

    1 credit

    • Valid full time in motorcycle spaces 
    • Complimentary with car permit 
    • Not valid at RLSB
    Parking Structure 3 (PS3) Only

    PERMIT NAME

    STATUS

    18-19 TERM RATE

    18-19 ACADEMIC YR. RATE

    MIN. CREDITS REQUIRED

    LOCATION RESTRICTIONS

    Fulltime

    PS3

    Available Purchase Online

    $354

    $1062

    1 credit

    • Valid full time in PS3
    • No overnight parking

    Mon/Wed/Fri

    PS3

    Available Purchase Online

    $216

    --

    1 credit

    • Valid all day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
    • Valid all day on weekends

    Tue/Thur/Fri

    PS3

    SOLD OUT

    Join Waitlist

    $216

    --

    1 credit

    • Valid all day on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
    • Valid all day on weekends
    University Place Lot (UPL) Only

    PERMIT NAME

    STATUS

    18-19 TERM RATE

    18-19 ACADEMIC YR. RATE

    MIN. CREDITS REQUIRED

    LOCATION RESTRICTIONS

    Fulltime

    UPL

    SOLD OUT

    Join Waitlist

    $436

       $1308

    6 credits

    • Valid full time in UPL

    Mon/Wed/Fri

    UPL

    Available Purchase Online

    $258

    --

    1 credit

    • Valid all day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
    • Valid all day on weekends

    Tue/Thur/Fri

    UPL

    SOLD OUT

    Join Waitlist

    $258

    --

    1 credit

    • Valid all day on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
    • Valid all day on weekends
       4th Avenue Garage (FAB) Only

    PERMIT NAME

    STATUS

    18-19 TERM RATE

    18-19 ACADEMIC YR. RATE

    MIN. CREDITS REQUIRED

    LOCATION RESTRICTIONS

    Fulltime

    FAB

    SOLD OUT

    Join Waitlist

    $423

    --

    6 credits

    • Valid full time in FAB

    Part time

    FAB

    Available Purchase Online

    $317

    --

    1 credit

    • Valid before 3:00 pm Monday-Friday
    • Valid all day on weekends
       Robertson Life Sciences Building (RLSB) & PS3

    PERMIT NAME

    STATUS

    18-19 TERM RATE

    18-19 ACADEMIC YR. RATE

    MIN. CREDITS REQUIRED

    LOCATION RESTRICTIONS

    Fulltime

    RLSB & PS3

    SOLD OUT

    $423

    --

    6 credits

    • Valid full time in RLSB & PS3

    Mon/Wed/Fri

    RLSB & PS3

    Available Purchase Online

    $258

    --

    1 credit

    • Valid all day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
    • Valid all day on weekends

    Tue/Thur/Fri

    RLSB & PS3

    Available Purchase Online

    $258

    --

    1 credit

    • Valid all day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
    • Valid all day on weekends