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Permit Registration

Register through the Parking Portal


Villanova University Parking Portal User Guide


Check back for the 2021-2022

Permit Sales Date


New! Law Student Renewal for 2021-2022

Law students returning next year can now renew their S-4 Permit. Renewling will extend your permit to May 28, 2022 and bill your Villanova Account through the Bursar. You must renew by May 27, 2021, and you will not need to register during new permit sales. Please go to the Parking Portal to renew your Permit Now.


Eligible Students


Parking Registration will begin for all Eligible Students over the summer. Please see Student Parking Registration for more details. Please have your vehicle registration available for upload. Please reveiw the Parking Regulations before registering.

This semester will bring significant changes in how we manage parking across campus. One change is that the University has been using License Plate Reader (LPR) technology as an aid to parking enforcement. Here’s how it will work and what you need to know:

  • Vehicle-mounted cameras will scan license plates of parked cars and will alert the officer to vehicles that are not parked in their designated lot. 
  • It is especially important than when you register your vehicle, that the information is accurate. 
  • When parked, your vehicle registration plate must face the trafficway so that the LPR technology can read it.
  • New this year, all student permits will be virtual except the I-1 Garage Permit.


Ineligible Students


Resident Freshmen and Sophomores are not permitted to have vehicles on campus. All students are encouraged to utilize the campus shuttle services, car share program, and/or public transportation. Please visit the Transportation Options for Students for more details on these services and where to find local business information.

All Parking Exception Requests must follow the application process. Ineligible students with a one-time emergency must contact the parking office through this form.  A temp pass will not be issued for longer than 1 week, the car must be parked in the lot it is assigned, a fee will be applied, and it cannot be renewed. Do Not bring your car to campus without prior approve from the parking office. Any violations incurred before contacting the parking office or before approval will not be waived.


Summer Students


Summer Permits will be available for order in May on the Parking Poral. All students taking summer classes, residing on campus, or leaving their vehicle until fall semester must have a permit for their vehicle in order to park on campus. The Summer Permit for all Summer Sessions is virtual and valid for the following lots: I-1 Garage, I-2 South, L-2 Lancaster, S-4 North Campus Garage, and W-2 West. The Evening Permit for Summer Sessions classes only after 5pm is virtual and valid for parking in the following lots: M-2 Garage, S-2 CEER/Tolentine, S-3 Mendel, S-4 North Campus Garage, and W-1 St. Mary's. The Summer Permit for Break Storage is valid for W-2 West near the tennis courts/soccer bleachers and please complete the Break Period Registration form.

If Student Registration for the upcomming year has began, then the summer permits have been removed from the parking portal. If you are still in need of a summer permit, please contact the parking office.

Reminder:  No vehicles should be left on other campus lots for the weekend of Commencement. Please see Break Period Registration if you need to leave your vehicle for the summer.


Faculty and Staff


Current Faculty and Staff in need of a parking permit this year. Permits for 20-21 are now available on the Parking Portal. When registering, you will have the choices of:

  • A-2 Rear Pavilion Lot
  • L-2 Lancaster Lot
  • S-4 North Campus Garage
  • Employees of St. Mary’s and South Campus buildings will have choices for W-1 and I-2

Please consult the Campus Map prior to making your selection. From the home page, you can also add or manage waitlists.

Current Faculty and Staff already registered with a permit will not need to register this year; your permit is scheduled to be auto-renewed. If you are no longer using a vehicle on your account or need to add a vehicle, please visit the Parking Portal and update your information. From the home page, you can also add or manage waitlists.

New Hires will be supplied with a temp pass from HR or the Provost Office for the first few weeks as their account gets updated. Before the temp pass expires, you will be able to login and register through the Parking Portal.

The Parking Portal User Guide link is at the top of this page, but if you need assistance registering or have had changes to your building assignment, please contact parking.


Handicapped: In order to assure sufficient Handicapped parking, we require that you provide a copy of your state ADA documentation for your hangtag or plate which can be uploaded on the Parking Portal.


Villanova Parking Lots are Private. Use of the Parking Lots, permitted or not permitted, subjects you to the Parking Regulations and Enforcement of those Regulations. This may include, but not limited to, Citations, Loss of Parking, Boots, or Tows.


Additional Information

For additional information, please feel free to contact the Parking Office at 610-519-6989 during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 8am-4pm); or email Customer Service anytime.

For questions, comments, or concerns regarding the Shuttles or Nova Van On Demand, please email

We are located in Garey Hall at the corner of County Line Road and Spring Mill Rd.

Parking Permits may be purchased in July of each year!