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Parking restrictions during Arrival Week – August 22, 2016- August 26, 2015

  • The University of Pittsburgh Parking Services Office welcomes the class of 2017 and their families to campus. Due to the large amount of vehicular traffic traveling to campus during the week of August 22nd we have designated areas to allow visitors moving on campus to have easy access for unloading and parking their vehicles. All vehicles that arrive on campus are to be parked in the areas designated by their parking pass which must be displayed in the front window of your vehicle.

  • Parking attendants’ will be on duty to assist visitors into their assigned areas. Due to the high volume of traffic and limited parking spaces, the following garages will NOT be accepting cash during Arrival week: O’Hara Garage, Soldiers and Sailors Garage and the OC Lot.

 

Student Permit Sale Dates

  • Fall/Spring resident permit applications are available here. The application can be completed on-line but it must be printed out. The completed application along with a copy of your vehicle registration can be mailed, faxed (412-648-2200) or e-mailed to parking@bc.pitt.edu .
  • Fall 2017 commuter permits will be available online only. The sale will start at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016.

If you are unable to purchase a Student Commuter Permit for the Fall Term on Tuesday, August 16th, we do have some options available for you.

 

  • Waitlist:  Please contact the Parking Office at 412-624-4034 and select option 5 to speak with a Customer Service Representative.  They will take your name and phone number, and if a permit becomes available at any time during the Fall Term, a representative from the Parking Office will contact you.

  • Port Authority:  You can use your current University of Pittsburgh Identification Card and ride a Port Authority bus. 

  • Non-University Parking Options:  You can look on parking websites such as: Parkopedia, and Best Parking to locate an available parking space in and around the surrounding Oakland area.  

Tips to Keep You and Your Valuables Safe

Pedestrians can make themselves easy targets in parking lots. Usually, they don’t even realize it. The following tips can help make you safer in parking lots:

Walking in the Parking Lot

  • Stay alert and walk briskly with your head up and your shoulders back. Criminals look for easy marks, such as people who are slouched over, preoccupied or fumbling with packages.
  • Avoid texting or talking on the phone and walking so that you can see where you’re going and who is coming toward you.
  • Know your surroundings. Look around the parking lot and your vehicle for suspicious people. If you notice odd behavior, inform security or the police immediately.
  • Walk with others when possible.
  • Walk in a well-lit area.
  • Remove your headphones or earbuds while walking through a parking lot. Be aware of noises and movements.
  • Have your keys in your hand and ready to open your vehicle.

When You Get to Your Vehicle

  • Look into your vehicle’s windows and under the body before entering to ensure no one is waiting for you.
  • If someone approaches your vehicle, do not open your door or roll down your window.
  • When you get in your vehicle, lock the doors and start the engine immediately.

If There is Suspicious Activity in the Parking Lot

  • Retreat to a well-populated area and call the police or security.
  • Wait in a safe place until the police or security arrive to survey the area and let you know it is safe to go to your vehicle.
  • If you are nervous about walking to the parking lot alone, ask security to escort you.
  • If you notice someone in or around your vehicle, leave the area quickly and call the police or security. Describe as many details about the individual as you can to the authorities

Arrival Survival

For all your arrival needs, please go to the arrival website, www.arrival.pitt.edu.  

Paying Your Fine Online

Parking Services Office has added an online ticket payment option. More

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