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Parking at Cal U

You've arrived at California University of Pennsylvania. Now where can you park your car?

  • Students, faculty and staff who wish to park at Cal U must register and obtain a parking permit/hang tag. A variety of parking options are available, including accommodations for drivers with handicapped placards.
  • Please note that permits/hang tags are required for both gated and ungated lots, including the parking lot at Roadman Park.
    See how to properly display your permit.
  • Visitors to campus may park their cars in the Vulcan Parking Garage, where hourly and daily rates are posted.
  • Download and read the parking overview.

Manage your parking account

All students and faculty members with a semester or academic permit may renew online until May 30. If you choose not to renew your parking permit, please return it to the Office of Parking and Transportation before to avoid a hold on your account. Click on "purchase your permit" below to begin the renewal process. 

Register for parking - Register for parking. (Instructions)

Purchase your permit - You must receive an email (Parking Award Letter) indicating that you have been awarded a parking spot on campus.

Edit/maintain your Cal U parking account - add or remove vehicles, add/edit waitlists.

Pay your citation - pay your parking citation. You can also appeal your citation, however the citation must be paid prior to the appeal. Citations accumulate from one term to another. If you have three unpaid parking citations you will receive a parking boot.

Special event parking request

If your organization, club or department is hosting a large event on campus and needs parking resources to accommodate your guests, please complete an Event Parking Request Form. Completed forms can be submitted by e-mail, or by hand to the Office of Parking and Transportation, located in Manderino Library, room 123.

Temporary Handicapped Parking

Any individual requiring a temporary handicapped parking permit should contact the Parking and Transportation Office at 724-938-4677. Read more about handicapped parking spaces at Cal U.

Drop-off and unloading

Any individual unloading or dropping off materials may do so following these simple steps:

1. Park in or near a designated unloading area.

2. Activate your vehicle’s emergency flashers.

3. Make your drop-off or delivery within 15 minutes.

4. If you need more time, please contact the Parking and Transportation Office at 724-938-4677.

Watch for updates

Click on the "Updates" tab in the left column for the latest parking related updates and alerts. You may also check your campus e-mail for updates about the paid parking program.

WARNING: Any duplication or alteration of a parking permit may result in suspension of parking privileges on campus.

Permits are not to be shared, transferred, or sold to another sibling or student. Each permit is assigned and registered to only one person and all citations and responsibilities are with the assigned person with the permit. 

Transferring or selling a permit without proper registration with the Department of Parking & Transportation is prohibited and considered an invalid permit.

Parking at Cal U

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Office Information

  • The Office of Parking and Transportation is open between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays to assist with parking registration and related concerns.

    Entrances to the office are located in Manderino Library and on the ground floor of the Vulcan Parking Garage. To reach the office from the parking garage, either park in the Vulcan Parking Garage or walk in to the garage from the Carter, Building B, Sixth Street or East Street entrances.

    If you have questions about parking, please give us a call at 724-938-4677 or check out the latest parking updates on this site.

Parking details

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On Campus / Express Route shuttle

Fee schedule

Parking rules

Frequently asked questions

Vulcan Flyer shuttle

Vulcan Parking Garage

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