Occasional Parking

Under the  “Pay as You Go” Occasional Parking Program, employees who require occasional parking will receive a $3 discount on Penn’s public parking rates. (Public Parking Rates for FY25 are $22 a day). Different than the permit options, parking under this program is subject to daily availability (rather than guaranteed) and payments are made on a post-tax basis. Pre-registration and designation of a preferred payment method is necessary to participate. Payroll deduction is not allowed with this option. 

How to Use the Program

Step 1

Register for the Occasional Parking Program

In order to receive the $3 discount, participants must register via the Park@Penn portal.

Park@Penn Portal
Step 2

Garage Access

If you are a Penn employee, once you are registered, your PennCard will automatically be updated to provide you access to the eligible garages on a space available basis. 

HUP employees will need to have a Parking Services Access Card which can be picked up at the Penn Parking Office, 3401 Walnut Street, Ste.447 A between 8:30 am and 5 pm. 

Step 3

Choosing Where to Park

Drive up to the Walnut 38, Walnut 40, or Chestnut 34 and, if the “Public Parking” sign is illuminated, use your PennCard or Parking Services Access Card to enter. No advanced notice is required.  

View Parking Locations
Step 4


At your parking session's end, the $19 per day fee is charged to your preferred payment method.  


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