Vehicle Registration and Parking

Office of Parking and Transportation

Manager: Christine Onderdonk
Tel.: (914) 251-6177
Fax: (914) 251-6169
Location: Parking and Card Office, Campus Center North, Room 1014
Hours: Mon.–Fri., 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. (fall and spring); Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–4 p.m. (summer)

All motor vehicles brought on campus must be registered with the Office of Parking and Transportation. The annual vehicle registration fee is currently $16 per vehicle for faculty and staff. Up to three vehicles may be registered on one hangtag, which may be interchanged between vehicles. If another hangtag is needed, each additional hangtag may be purchased for $16. Check the office’s Parking: Faculty & Staff information for details.

Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis; a hangtag allows the holder to park only if there is a legal space available. Faculty and staff are not allowed to park in student-designated parking areas or short-term visitor parking spaces (excluding Starbucks).

Related Information:

Accessible Parking (Office of Disability Resources)


There is one Zipcar on campus and five Zipcars in nearby White Plains that are available to students, faculty, and staff on a pay-per-use basis. Zipcar membership is required; membership cards may be obtained online.

Free Charging Station for Electric Vehicles

The Purchase College Association is now offering free charging to Purchase College employees. If you have an electric vehicle and would like to use this service, please request the passcode from the Office of Parking and Transportation and then register with ChargePoint. The ChargePoint station is located in the W1 parking lot.

Purchase Loop Shuttle Bus

Faculty and staff are allowed to ride the Purchase Loop shuttle bus with a valid More Card if space is available. This shuttle service is paid for through the mandatory student services fee, and students take priority. Faculty and staff are asked to allow students to board first.

There are two loops that compose the shuttle system, one that covers White Plains and another that covers Port Chester. Each loop runs one bus; weekend service is limited to the White Plains loop only. Schedules and real-time tracking are available on Select “SUNY Purchase College” from the drop-down list, then select the loop you are interested in, followed by the desired stop. The Bee-Line Bus #12 also runs through campus (see below for information).

Metro-North Railroad and Bee-Line Bus

Metro-North Railroad | Bee-Line Bus
Bee-Line metrocards are sold at the Office of Parking and Transportation in Campus Center North.

Public Transportation and NYS-Ride

NYS-Ride (pronounced “nice ride”) allows NY State employees to save money on a monthly basis on eligible public transportation expenses through pretax payroll deductions. The program is sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations (GOER) and administered by WageWorks. Qualifying commuter costs include van pools, ferries, buses, subways, and trains.

NYS-Ride program participants may also use the WageWorks Commuter Card to purchase tickets and passes at MTA ticket vending machines and many other transit providers in the greater New York metropolitan area, including NJ Transit, NY WaterWay, and Amtrak. More information is available at NYS-Ride.