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Can I bring a car as a first-year student?

While it is strongly discouraged, Ithaca College does allow first-year students to bring cars to campus. Students who have completed fewer than two semesters at Ithaca College or another higher education institution are considered first-year students. The fee for a first-year student parking permit is $500.

How much does parking cost?

Parking permits are $500 per year for first-year students (Green Permits)

Parking rates for all other undergraduate students (Red Permits) are determined annually using a formula based on the tuition increase set by the Board of Trustees. This year’s rate was $136. Based on the trend over the past five years, the 2019–2020 rate is likely to be $138.

Please note: First-year students who live off campus (commuters) are issued Red permits and pay the Red permit rate rather than the First-Year student rate.

Where can I park?

First-year students are required to park in Z-Lot during permit restriction hours (Monday–Friday, 8 am–5 pm) during the academic year.  See the parking map.

If I choose to bring a car, when should I purchase my parking permit?

First year students are discouraged from bringing cars to campus.  If you choose to bring a car, permits will go on sale on July 15th using the following link: https://www.ithaca.edu/sacl/safety/parking/carbon_emissions_survey/.  Please purchase your permit as soon as possible to ensure one will be available to mail to you before you arrive.

I am a first-year commuter student; is parking different for me?

Any first-year student, including commuter, who does not live on campus is eligible to purchase a red permit at the regular red permit rate.

I am a first-year veteran student; is parking different for me?

Any first-year student, including veteran, who does not live on campus is considered a commuter and is eligible to purchase a red permit at the regular red permit rate.