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Parking on Campus

Peterson Lot


On-campus parking--except in metered and most time-zone areas--is by permit only. Many lots have special evening and weekend permit restrictions, and only a few areas are open to parking after 5:00 p.m. and on weekends. In addition, some parking restrictions, such as those in residence hall parking lots and other designated areas, are in force seven days a week around the clock.  

Motorcycles and motorscooters must display an M permit and are restricted to M permit spaces at all times. There is an annual charge for the permit. More…

Registering a Vehicle
All faculty, staff, and students must register their vehicles, if they ever intend to bring them to campus, whether or not they buy a parking permit. More…

Bicycle registration is free and mandatory at Cornell. All members of the Cornell community must register their bicycles at C&PS, 116 Maple Avenue if it is ridden on campus. More…

Motorcycle parking

Parkmobile Pay-by-Cell Parking
Park, pay, go! Parking on campus has never been simpler! More...

Parking Tickets
Parking enforcement is provided as a customer service for those people who purchase parking. If you receive a parking ticket and have questions on how to pay or appeal, contact C&PS. More…

Special Requests
If you have a financial, family, or physical hardship--or if job-related duties require you to have your car readily available--you may make a special request for parking privileges for which you may not be otherwise eligible. More…

Bus Service
Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) provides public transit service to the Cornell University campus, the City of Ithaca, and to rural and suburban areas of Tompkins County. More…

Airport Parking
When flying from the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, the parking discount for Cornell community members (faculty, staff, affiliates) traveling on Cornell business is 25%. Airport cashiers must be presented with a Cornell ID card in order to apply the discount.

The Office of Commuter and Parking Services regularly seeks the input of the University Assembly through the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC). More…