Student Parking Permit Information

Pre-purchased permits may be picked up at the Parking and Transit Services Office at 621 Skytop Road beginning on Monday, Aug. 17. Our office will be open during the following hours:

  • Monday, Aug. 17 through Wednesday, Aug.19: 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 20 and Friday, Aug. 21: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 22: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 23: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 24 through Friday, Aug. 28: 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Online permit sales for Fall 2020 are in progress. The majority of students will be able to purchase parking permits through the MySlice platform.

To determine if and where you are eligible to purchase a permit, please see the 2020-2021 Student-Lot Criteria/Fees.

The following lots and garages are sold out:
Harrison
Raynor
Irving Ave Garage
Standart West
Henry St

All Students not living in SU housing will need to purchase a Manley South or Skytop permit.

Students must pick up their permits by Friday, September 11, 2020 or the space will be surrendered. That space will then be awarded to those on the wait lists. Full refunds will be processed via the original payment method.


Please review this important information before you proceed:

  • If bringing a vehicle to campus, a permit must be purchased for the entire duration parking is needed to secure a space. The permit year for student parking permits for 2020-2021 ends Thursday, August 12, 2021.
  • Permits are required for all campus lots 24 hours a day. All students operating vehicles on campus are required to have a valid permit hanging from the vehicle’s rear-view mirror. Those without permits are subject to being ticketed and/or towed.
  • Only areas with space available will be offered online for purchase. Beginning Monday, September 28, students may place themselves on the waiting list for any area for which they qualify by clicking the right arrow until you see the “manage wait lists” option appear. Due to demand and volume, we cannot guarantee a placement from the wait lists. If space becomes available, we will contact you via email. Parking lots or garages requiring specific housing will not be granted to those who do not meet the housing criteria. If you plan on parking in a University owned lot, during day or evening, you must purchase a permit.
  • All students with a valid permit may use any orange lot after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, except during Dome events. These lots include Comstock Ave Garage (when an attendant is present, then the garage will lock down), College Place lot, Harrison lot, Henry lot, Irving Ave Hill lot, Ostrom lot, Raynor Ave lot, Standart West lot, University Ave North lot, University Ave South lot, Women’s Building North lot, Women’s Building South lot, Manley North and South lots (Manley Field House) South Campus Housing lots or Skytop lot.
  • Upon return of the permit, a refund will be computed based on the weekly rates, less any outstanding violation balance.  Student fall permit refunds will not be given after Oct. 15. Student spring and academic permit refunds will not be given after March 15. Full summer and full-year permit refunds will not be given after June 15.

Resident Students

Resident students will be notified by email in July for fall, academic or full-year permit purchases, in order of class standing, starting with graduate students, then seniors, juniors, and sophomores (see the schedule above). Upon notification, the student will log into their MySlice account to purchase a permit for the entire duration needed. Students will select from the options list, which they are eligible; based on housing and/or class standing. If the student is eligible for a parking lot or garage, but is currently sold out, the student will still need to purchase a permit for an alternate location for the entire time needed.

Students may place themselves on a wait-list for the preferred lot, which they qualify for, beginning Monday, September 28. Please note, by being on the wait-list, you are not guaranteed a parking spot. If bringing a vehicle to campus, a permit must be purchased for the entire duration parking is needed to secure a space. If notified that there is a space available from the wait-list, the current permit will need to be brought back to the office for exchange and pay accordingly for the new spot.

All students with a valid permit may use any orange lot after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, except during Dome events. These lots include Comstock Ave Garage (when an attendant is present, then the garage will lock down), College Place Lot, Harrison lot, Henry lot, Irving Ave Hill lot, Ostrom lot, Raynor Ave lot, Standart West lot, University Ave North lot, University Ave South lot, Women’s Building North lot , Women’s Building South lot, Manley North and South lots (Manley Field House) South Campus Housing lots or Skytop lot.

Commuter Students

All students NOT living in Syracuse University housing are considered commuter students. Commuter students will be notified by email in July for fall, academic or full year permit purchases, in order of class standing, starting with graduate students, then seniors, juniors, and sophomores (see the schedule above). Upon notification, the student will log into their MySlice account to purchase a permit. All non-resident students are eligible to purchase either a permit in the Henry lot, Standart West lot, Harrison lot, Manley North and South lots (Manley Field House) or Skytop. Additional selections for graduate students include Irving Ave Garage (except for first year Law students), Lawrinson Garage, or the University Ave Garage.

Students may place themselves on a wait-list for the preferred lot that they qualify for beginning Monday, September 28. Please note, by being on the wait list, you are not guaranteed a parking spot. If bringing a vehicle to campus, a permit must be purchased for the entire duration parking is needed to secure your space. If notified that there is a space available from the wait list, the current permit will need to be brought back to the office for exchange and pay accordingly for the new spot.

All students, including evening commuter students, that have a valid parking permit, may take advantage of our orange lots after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, except during Dome events These lots include Comstock Ave Garage (when an attendant is present, then the garage will lock down), College Place Lot, Harrison lot, Henry lot, Irving Ave Hill lot, Ostrom lot, Raynor Ave lot, Standart West lot, University Ave North lot, University Ave South lot, Women’s Building North lot , Women’s Building South lot, Manley North and South lots (Manley Field House) South Campus Housing lots or Skytop lot.

Graduate, Teaching, or Research Assistantships

Discounted rates are applied only for academic-year or full-year permit purchases and offered to those with a graduate assistantship, teaching assistantship, or research assistantship. Please make sure a permit is purchased online first via MySlice to secure a space for both semesters, as space sells quickly! Please note that permits purchased will be at the full price rate.

A complete copy of the assistantship contract, including the signed signature page, must then be provided to the Office of Parking and Transit Services.

After review, discounts will be given to those who qualify for academic or full-year assistantship contracts. (Permits pre-purchased and charged to the Bursar account, or to be payroll deducted, can be easily adjusted if discount is to be applied. Permits pre-purchased by credit card payment will be adjusted after contacting the student for their credit card information, if discount is to be applied). If contracts are given by semester only, then both the fall and spring contracts would need to be provided to Parking and Transit Services in order to then receive an academic assistantship discount in the spring.

Discounts will not be applied to those pending or expecting an assistantship.

Permits purchased for Manley, Skytop, South Campus, or Evening Orange, do not qualify for the discount.

How to Purchase a Permit:

  1. Log into MySlice using your NetID and password.
  2. Once logged into MySlice, go to the student services page and click on the Parking and Transit Services link to begin the permit purchase process.
  3. You will have several options. To purchase your new permit, scroll down and select ‘Get Permits.’
  4. The permit listed will be for an area for which you are qualified. Purchasing for the entire time needed is recommended to secure a spot for both semesters. If not needed the following semester, the permit can be returned promptly for review of a pro-rated refund.
  5. After selecting a permit, agree to the parking rules and regulations by checking the box and clicking ‘Next.’
  6. Select or add the vehicle you want your permit associated with and click ‘Next.’ You will have to add a vehicle if there are none listed by clicking the ‘Add Vehicle’ button.
  7. Permit Location select ‘Next.’
  8. Select the payment method and click ‘Continue with Purchase.’
  9. Please review the totals and click complete purchase.
  10. Your transaction is complete. Please print the page for your records.

Freshman/First-Year Students

Freshman or first-year resident students are not permitted to have a vehicle on campus. Please reference the freshman/first-year parking policy for further information.

Freshman commuter students must complete this application and these applications will be considered beginning August 4.

Please email or mail to:
Syracuse University Parking and Transit Services
621 Skytop Road/Suite 190
Syracuse, New York 13244-5300
Email: parkmail@syr.edu

Park Point and Campus West Apartment Residents

Residents must submit a student application. There is a limited amount of reserved spaces in surrounding locations for these residents, the specific areas will be listed on an information sheet provided at your residence facility. Clearly indicate on the application that you are a resident of Park Point or Campus West, select for the entire time you need parking and submit following the sales schedule listed above.

Graduate students residing at these locations will also have the option to purchase a permit online through the MySlice platform the same as other graduate students, however not all the special reserved spaces for your residence will be offered on line, they are only offered by submitting a student application form to qualify.

Early applications will NOT be accepted.

Park and Ride

Students may purchase a park and ride permit for the Manley Field House and Skytop parking lots for a nominal fee. There is a free shuttle bus service between Manley, Skytop, and main campus.

Motorcycles

Student Motorcycle permits are sold in the Parking and Transit Services office ONLY. Motorcycle registration is required. Please contact the Parking and Transit Services office at 315.443.4652 with questions.