All vehicles parked on campus must display a valid parking permit. Vehicles not displaying a valid permit are subject to ticketing, booting and/or towing. Permits may only be displayed on vehicles the student, faculty or staff member has legally registered with the University.
Students are not permitted to display their permit on or register a vehicle whose owner/operator is another student, or the parent(s) or relative of another student.
Students or student employees may not be issued Faculty/Staff permits or be permitted to park in Faculty/Staff lots with the exception of certain student summer workers granted approval by the Director of parking and Transportation.
The Spring 2020 parking permits will be available for purchase beginning Monday, December 16, 2019. Students eligible for a commuter, resident or University Ridge parking permit may purchase one through the MyESU Portal (using Internet Explorer as the web browser). Eligible students unable to utilize the portal, and those approved for a Special Permission parking permit, may complete paperwork at the parking office authorizing the permit fee to be placed on their student account.
Full year permits are valid for a maximum of two semesters during an academic year.
Students, faculty and staff members with unpaid parking violations will not be issued a parking permit until all violations have been paid in full.
When the spring and fall semesters are not in session, parking permits are not required when parking in a legal non-reserved space in any commuter or resident lot. However, a valid faculty/staff parking permit is required to park in any faculty/staff space or lot 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout the calendar year.
Faculty and staff must continue to park in designated faculty-staff lots when the spring and fall semesters are not in session leaving the student lots open for guests, campers and large groups staying on campus in residence halls.
Each Faculty or Staff member of Emeritus retired employee who wishes to park a vehicle on University property must have a valid faculty/staff parking permit for the vehicle at all times. There is no charge for the permit, which may be picked up at the Security/Parking Office during regular business hours.
- Vehicle registration, eCard or driver’s license is required. Retired Emeritus employees need also present their ESU eCard/ID or copy of the ESU letter appointing them Emeritus
- Faculty/Staff (F/S) permits are exclusively for use by the members of the University and are not transferable. The employee’s spouse or significant other and dependents attending class on campus may not park a vehicle on University property displaying a Faculty/Staff permit
- Faculty and Staff may only park in the following designated F/S lots 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout the calendar year: FS1, FS2, FS3, FS4, FS5, FS13, FS14, FS19, FS20, FS21, FS22, FS24, FS36, FS39, FS50, FS55
- Students or student employees may not be issued Faculty/Staff permits or be permitted to park in Faculty/Staff lots with the exception of certain student summer workers granted approval by the Director of Parking and Transportation
- Faculty and staff members are not permitted to leave their personal vehicles on campus overnight unless it is for ESU business or if granted approval by the Director of Parking and Transportation. The Parking Office must be contacted for approval of overnight parking, to obtain the appropriate parking pass and provide emergency contact information
Commuting Student Permits
Commuting students who wish to park on campus are required to purchase and display a valid commuter parking permit. Commuter permits are valid daily from 7:00 am to 1:00 am.
- To be eligible for a commuter permit, the student must live off campus. If the student later becomes a resident student then he/she has 48 hours to report to the Security/Parking Office to turn in the commuter parking permit and obtain a resident permit
- Commuter students purchasing a permit on or before January 6, 2020 will be offered the discount rate of $70/semester, and have the permit mailed to them. If the permit is not received within 5 business days of purchase, please contact the Security/Parking Office at (570) 422-3630
- The cost for a commuter permit purchased after January 6, 2020 is $100/semester, and the permit must be picked up in the Security/Parking Office located on the ground floor of the Police Department in Hemlock Suites
- Commuter students with a valid permit must park in the following designated commuter lots: C6, C7, C8, C9, C10, C11, C12, C23, C25, C31, CR38, CR40, CR52, and CR53
- From 3:30 pm to 2:00 am midweek and weekends from 3:30 pm Friday to 2:00 am Monday, commuters with a valid permit may also park in FS20 (Faculty/Staff Lot 20)
- Students with a valid commuter permit wanting to park a vehicle on campus midweek between the hours of 1:00 am and 7:00 am may only park in the following non-core area commuter lots providing they first obtain an Overnight permit from the Security/Parking office, Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm: CR38, CR52 and CR53.
- ESU Commuter students are permitted to park a vehicle on campus in non-core area commuter lots and stay in main campus housing overnight on weekends until 1:00 am Monday, providing they first obtain a Resident Visitors permit from the desk hall in which they are staying.
University Ridge Student Permits
Students who live at the University Ridge Apartments are required to have a valid parking permit if parking a vehicle on campus.
- The cost for a University Ridge Apartment parking permit is $70/semester and the permit must be picked up in the Security/Parking Office located on the ground floor of the Police Department in Hemlock Suites
- If the student later becomes a resident student on main campus or moves out of the University Ridge Apartments and becomes a commuting student, then he/she has 48 hours to report to the Security Parking Office to turn in the University Ridge permit and receive the appropriate permit
- University Ridge permits allow the operator to park at the University Ridge Apartments at any time and on campus from 3:30 pm to 2:00 am midweek and from 3:30 pm Friday until 2:00 am Monday in any commuter lot
Resident Student Permits (Students at least 21 years of age OR with 60 or more credits)
Students who are at least 21 years of age or having at least 60 credits residing in main campus housing who wish to park their vehicles on campus are required to have a valid resident parking permit.
- The cost for a resident parking permit is $70/semester and the permit must be picked up in the Security/Parking Office located on the ground floor of the Police Department in Hemlock Suites
- If the student later moves off campus and becomes a commuter student or moves out to the University Ridge Apartments, then he/she has 48 hours to report to the Security Parking Office to turn in the resident parking permit and receive the appropriate permit
- Resident students must park in the following designated resident lots Monday through Friday: R26, R27, R30, R32, CR38, CR40, R42 CR52, and CR53.
- From 3:30 pm to 2:00 am midweek and from 3:30 pm Friday until 2:00 am Monday, residents with a valid permit may also park in any non-reserved student space and FS20 (Faculty/Staff Lot 20)
Special Permission Parking (Resident Students under 21 years of age OR with less than 60 credits)
Students residing in main campus housing under the age of 21 or with less than 60 credits are not permitted to have vehicles on campus midweek. There are exceptions to this guideline. Students covered by this restriction must demonstrate a compelling need or condition involving unusual personal hardship to secure a Special Permission Parking permit to have a car on campus. Visit Residence Life or Parking for details regarding the application process.
- The Special Permission parking permit cost is $70 for the semester and students must apply each semester
- Students are not permitted to bring their vehicle to campus before being granted approval
of their Special Permission Parking permit and having picked it up from the Parking
- Students with Special Permission Parking permits must park in the Gwendolyn Street parking lot (R42) midweek. Only if the Gwendolyn Street lot R42 is full, may students with restricted permits park in the Marguerite Street Lot (CR40), returning the vehicle to the Gwendolyn Street lot within 24 hours
- From 3:30 pm Friday to 10:00 pm Sunday, resident students under the age of 21 or having less than 60 credits, who are not permitted a vehicle on campus midweek, may park in student lot CR38 behind Kemp Library providing they first obtain a weekend permit from the parking office before bringing their vehicle to campus. Vehicles found on campus before obtaining the weekend permit will be subject to ticketing, booting and/or towing.
- From 3:30 pm Friday to 10:00 pm Sunday, resident students displaying a Special Permission Parking permit may also park in student lot CR38 behind Kemp Library
- Students applying for a Special Permission parking permit may not purchase a resident, commuter or University Ridge permit through the MyESU Portal. Doing so is considered a fraudulent purchase and is therefore non-refundable. Once approved for a Special Permission parking permit, students will be instructed to pick up an approval card from Residence Life and Housing to be completed and taken to the Parking Office for the issuance of the permit and to complete paperwork authorizing the permit fee to be placed on their student account
- Students granted special exception to these regulations that receive five or more parking tickets (paid or unpaid) within a semester may have their parking privileges revoked. Those with ten or more may be reported to Student Conduct and Community Standards
Main campus students ineligible for parking privileges may request permission from the Parking Office for up to two weeks (not exceeding 10 midweek days) of temporary on campus parking privileges per semester. If granted, a no cost temporary parking permit will be issued for either the R42 Gwendolyn Street lot or the Mary Street lots, depending on availability. Documentation verifying the need for the permit may be required.
Physically Challenged Student Permits
Students with physical disabilities may request accommodations. There are two different processes in registering a vehicle for a physically challenged permit.
- Students, faculty and staff members who have been issued a state Persons with Disabilities placard and/or license plate are required to bring into the Security/Parking Office the vehicle registration, state identification card for the Persons with Disabilities placard and their ESU eCard
- Students with a physical disability but who do not have a state Persons with Disabilities placard or license plate issued to them may request accommodations through the disabilities office. For further information contact OASIS (Office of Accessible Services Individualized for Students) at (570) 422-3954
- Once the request is approved, bring the approval letter to the Security/Parking Office for issuance of a physically challenged permit
- The cost for a Physically Challenged parking permit is $70/semester, and students must apply each semester
- Physically challenged permits allow students to park in any legal student (commuter or resident) lot on campus or Visitor Lot #29 except spaces designated for police vehicles, facilities management vehicles, reserved spaces, Persons with Disabilities Accessible spaces (unless the individual is the owner of a Persons with Disabilities state placard or license plate), and spaces near residence halls posted for Apartment Resident Directors, which are enforced 24 hours a day
For the purpose of these guidelines, the term “motorcycle” includes mopeds, motor scooters and all other two and three wheeled vehicles operated by motor.
- Parking permits are required for all motorcycles. Bring your registration and eCard to the Security/Parking Office for a permit decal
- There is no cost for a motorcycle permit decal
- Motorcycles are not permitted to be parked in University buildings, or behind Stroud Hall. Motorcycles found inside University buildings or parked under Stroud Hall will be ticketed and removed by the University Police Department or Security/Parking Office. Any expense incurred will be charged to the operator of the motorcycle
- Motorcycles with a current parking permit decal must park in the following designated motorcycle parking areas: across from the entrance to Lot C8, Lots FS5, C23, R30, and FS55
A valid parking permit for your vehicle is required at all times when parking on University property.
- Representatives of service companies and contractors may apply for a parking permit via email from the department they are visiting or through the Security/Parking Office
- Vendors with highly recognizable vehicle logos performing routine deliveries/pick-ups at University buildings and requiring less than 30 minutes temporary parking are exempt from any permit requirement
- Government vehicles displaying municipal, state or federal license plates are exempt from the permit requirement
A visitor or guest is defined as anyone who is not a student or employee of East Stroudsburg University. Visitor parking lot V29 is conveniently located in the core area of campus off South Green Street behind the Hoeffner Science-Technology building.
- All visitors must display a visitor’s pass when parking on campus. Passes may be obtained via email from the department you are visiting, or at the Security/Parking Office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm
- Visitors may also park in other than visitor parking spaces, provided a parking permit for the appropriate area is obtained from the Security/Parking office immediately upon arrival
- Visitors associated with the Admission’s Office should receive a parking permit from that office. If one was not provided, a permit may be obtained from the Security/Parking Office upon arriving on campus
- Visitors receiving a parking ticket for not displaying a valid permit may have the fine excused by bringing the parking ticket to the Security/Parking Office within 24 hours of issuance and establishing his/her visitor’s status. The University will excuse only this type of violation and only one time
- Visitors with unpaid parking tickets will not be issued a permit until all fines have been paid in full
Resident Visitors arriving after 4:00 pm/weekends
Resident guests of the Shawnee, Minsi, Laurel, Linden, Hawthorn, Hemlock, Lenape, and Sycamore Halls and the University Apartments visiting midweek between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm may obtain a parking permit from the Security/Parking office located on the ground floor of Hemlock Suites.
Resident Visitors arriving on campus midweek after 4:00 pm and on weekends when the Security/Parking Office is closed, must register at the desk of the hall in which the student resides, obtaining a parking permit to be hung from the rearview mirror of their vehicle. Visitors of University Apartment residents may obtain a parking permit from the Hawthorn Suites desk.
- The visitor is responsible for providing the desk hall receptionist with a valid driver’s license along with their vehicle make, model and license plate number
- All visitors are subject to University rules and regulations as well as state laws and must park in the lot assigned to them on their permit. Violators are subject to ticketing, vehicle booting and/or towing at the owner's expense
- ESU commuter students are permitted to park a vehicle on campus in non-core area commuter lots and stay in main campus housing overnight on weekends until 1:00 am Monday, providing they first obtain a Resident Visitors permit from the desk hall in which they are staying
- ESU main campus residents under the age of 21 or having less than 60 credits are not permitted to obtain or display a Resident visitors permit. Doing so is considered a fraudulent use of a permit and may result in vehicle ticketing and/or booting.
Faculty, staff, commuter students, resident students, and University Ridge Apartment students who operate an alternate vehicle when a registered vehicle is temporarily not available need only transfer his/her permit (hang tag) to the new car.
- If use of an alternate vehicle is needed for longer than 48 hours, then the vehicle must be registered with the Security/Parking Office
- If you forget to transfer the permit, a one-day permit may be picked up at the Security/Parking Office during regular business hours. These permits, which must be displayed on the front dash with all entries visible, allow the same parking privileges as the registrant’s regular permit
Lost or Stolen Parking Permits
It is the responsibility of the registered owner of a permit to report the loss or theft of such permit to the University Police Department and Security/Parking Office and to complete a Parking Permit Loss or Stolen Report.
- There is a non-refundable $20 replacement fee for lost or stolen permits.
- Any person found in possession of a lost or stolen permit may have his/her parking privileges suspended or revoked for a period of not less than six (6) months or more than one (1) year and also faces the possibility of having charges filed against them under the most appropriate sections(s) of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code and referred to University Student Conduct
- It is also a violation of Pennsylvania Law for a person to make a false report to law enforcement authorities. Violators may be prosecuted under section 4906 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code: False Reports to Law Enforcement Authorities
Display of Parking Permits
All vehicles parked on campus property must properly display a valid parking permit. Vehicles without a valid parking permit or with an expired permit are considered to be on an unregistered vehicle and are not permitted to park on campus, except for ESU approved special events, at metered spaces and the first two weeks of classes when parked in non-core area student lots. Please review our Parking the First Two Weeks of a Semester page for more details.
- Faculty/Staff and Student Parking Permits – All faculty, staff, commuter, resident, University Ridge, physically challenged, and restricted (resident students under 21 or having less than 60 credits) parking permits must be displayed hanging from the rearview mirror with the permit number and date facing the windshield in clear view from the outside of the vehicle
- Motorcycle Permits – Faculty, staff and student motorcycle permit decals must be displayed on the front fork by the inspection sticker
- Visitor Parking Permits – A visitor to the University must display a visitor parking permit on the front dash with all entries visible. This permit can be picked up at the Security/Parking Office during normal business hours or via email from the department you are visiting
- Resident Visitors arriving after 4:00 pm/Weekends – Visitors of residents housed in the Shawnee, Minsi, Laurel, Linden, Hawthorn, Hemlock, Lenape, and Sycamore Halls and University Apartments arriving on campus midweek after 4:00 pm and on weekends when the Security/Parking Office is closed must register at the desk of the hall in which the student resides, obtaining a parking permit to be hung from the rearview mirror of their vehicle with the permit number and date facing the windshield in clear view from the outside of the vehicle. Visitors of University Apartment residents may obtain a parking permit from the Hawthorn Suites desk
- Vendor Permits – Vehicles operated by persons doing work for or contracting with the University must display a vendor’s parking permit. The permit must be displayed on the rearview mirror with the expiration date facing the windshield. If a day pass is issued then it must be displayed on the front dash with all entries visible. Parking permits can be picked up at the Security/Parking Office during normal business hours
Vehicles not properly displaying a valid permit are subject to ticketing and/or booting.