Let’s Get You Parked
Whether you’re visiting us for the first time, or you’re coming back to explore something altogether new at our campus, we want to make sure that you know how and where to park at Purchase. As a reminder, to ensure the safety of our entire campus community, please read our Parking Rules and Regulations. Below, we’ve provided some shortcuts to help you get started!
General Visitor Parking
The West 1 visitor parking lot is the perfect place to park for general guests and visitors to our campus. To reach the West 1 parking lot from the main entrance, turn left and stay left on Brigid Flanagan Drive. Continue for approximately one mile and the entrance to the West 1 parking lot will be on your right.
To park in the West 1 lot, please use one of the following to purchase the right pass or permit for your stay:
- Visitor Parking Pay Station: For your convenience, you may use our pay station located near the ADA-accessible handicap parking spaces directly next to the Performing Arts Center. Once you have selected the duration of your stay, please place your receipt face up on your vehicle’s dashboard.
- Daily Parking Passes: If you would like to stay for an entire day on our campus, you may purchase a $6 daily parking pass, valid for 12 hours from the time of purchase. Daily parking passes may be purchased through the visitor parking pay station or from the Office of Parking and Transportation in Campus Center North.
- Community Member Permit: If you plan to make multiple visits to the campus throughout the year, you may purchase the Community Member permit for $25/year, which will allow you to park in the West 1, West 2, and East 2 parking lots during the day. Overnight parking is restricted to the West 2 parking lot. These permits are valid from September 1, or from the date of purchase, through August 31. Permits purchased after September 1 will not be prorated and will expire on August 31. These permits may be purchased from the Office of Parking and Transportation located in Campus Center North.
If you are visiting the campus for an Admissions event, you will be provided with a parking pass from the Office of Admissions, which will allow you to park in the Admissions parking lot, Central 2, and come on in. Other parking options may be available to you based on your event; please check your email for additional parking information.
Students with overnight guests may obtain an overnight parking pass through their on-duty residence assistant. To receive an overnight parking pass, your guest must present a valid ID and provide their vehicle’s make, model, and license plate number. The overnight parking pass allows guests to park in the West 2 parking lot.
If you are a guest visiting the campus for a sporting activity, please check with the Athletics Department for information on where to park for your event.
Short Term Parking
Short-term metered parking is available in the West 2 parking lot adjacent to the Music Building, in the Central 1 parking lot by Fort Awesome and Starbucks, and in the Central 4 parking lot next to Campus Center North.