Visitor Parking

Where do I park?

When visiting campus anytime from 7 a.m., Monday through 4 p.m., Friday, parking is available by utilizing a paid parking space or purchasing a temporary permit. Guests can purchase parking permits online.

On weekends from 4 p.m., Friday until 7 a.m., Monday, no parking permit is needed to park in a valid parking space, but paid spaces are still in effect. 

When visiting campus, the parking garage, paid visitor's lot, metered parking, and temporary parking permits are available. Download our campus map for lot locations.

Short Term Parking Options

  • Monthly Permit

    One Calendar Month: $63

    One Month passes are restricted to 24 hour resident lots (noted with a yellow “R” in a black box on parking lot signs).

  • One Day Permit

    One Day: $6

  • Parking Meters

    Each 30 Minutes: $0.50

    When using a credit card at a pay station you will automatically be charged $1 for the first hour.

  • Parking Garage and Paid Lot

    Each Hour: $1

    Maximum Per Day: $10

Parking Garage and Paid Visitor's Lot

Parking by the hour or by the day is available at the Parking Garage or the Paid Visitor's Lot. These areas are recommended if you are uncertain of how long you will be parked on campus.

Metered Parking

Metered parking is available at pay-by-plate and pay-by-phone locations in the Administration Circle, Lot A, the Library Tower, Lot G behind the West Gym, Lot M0, Lot M5, Lot Q2 and Lot J at the Innovative Technologies Complex.

For pay-by-plate, make note of your plate number and proceed to the central pay station at your location. Payment must be made in advance and the pay stations will accept coins, bills and credit or debit cards. Exact change is required. If your plate number is entered incorrectly, you can receive a citation.

Binghamton University has partnered with Whoosh! for a pay-by-phone option on campus. To park using Whoosh, download the app, enter your credit card information and type in your metered parking area. Whoosh! allows you to add more time to your metered space right from your phone if needed.

Traditional coin-operated meters for short-term parking are located in Lot C near the Anderson Center Box Office and near Science 4, Lot E near the East Gym and track, Lot F near the Events Center, Lot F2 near the McGuire Building, Lot H near the tennis courts, Lot Z and at the Campus Pre-School.

Each pay station is for that particular area. When parking in a different metered area you must pay again. If you have unexpired payments from a pay-by-plate, pay-by-phone or parking meter they cannot be transferred to another location.

Temporary Parking Permits

To park in lots other than the pay-by-hour lots or metered parking, visitors may purchase a temporary parking permit for the current daily rate online, at the Information Booth or the Parking Services Office.

Permit Return Policy

Visitor pass, day and month permit sales are final.

Semester and annual permits can be returned within seven days for a full refund. After that period, there are no refunds except as noted below:

  • Employees who purchased the full-price prorated permit can return it for a prorated refund of the parking-fee portion of the price until May.
  • Non-employees (students, non-affiliates) who leave the University permanently or for study abroad may, if requested by January 31, be able to exchange an annual permit for a Fall semester permit and receive the difference in price as a refund.