One of the most annoying tasks some Penn State students have to do will be a thing of the past starting in fall.
Penn State is digitizing its parking registration by launching PermitDirect, a service that will provide online registration, direct local mailing of permits, and access to printable temporary permits allowing student to park immediately no matter when the permit is purchased while they await the permanent one in the mail. The only students that will have to make the trek to the Eisenhower Parking Deck’s office are those eligible for an upgraded permit, such as student-athletes, graduate students, and those students with a valid ADA permit.
Special Projects Coordinator Jason Thomas said the switch was made to alleviate congestion in the campus parking office. And, you know, it’s 2014. A tip from Thomas: Double check that you didn’t screw up your address on the online application if you want to avoid having to pick up a permit in person.
As usual, you need to have completed 28 credits to be able to park on campus. General parking information can be found here.