Carlow University has limited parking spaces, including some for commuter students. Students who live on campus are not eligible for a parking permit.
Fall 2021 student parking permits
The Fall 2021 parking permit online application is now closed. Please visit the Dispatch Office in Frances Warde Hall to request a parking permit by completing an application in person. As an alternative, consider traveling to Carlow by bicycle or public transportation.
Parking permit rates
Full-time student (12 credits or more): $265
Part-time student (7-11 credits): $150
Part-time student (6 credits or less): $85
Affiliate semester: $85
Evening, full-time student: $125
Evening, part-time student: $85
Once you complete your application, you may pay in the following ways:
Check or money order: Confirm that you have secured a parking permit at the Dispatch Office then pay at either the Disptach Office or the Student HUB.
Carlow Cash or debit/credit card: Confirm that you have secured a parking permit at the Dispatch Office then pay at the Cashier’s office in the Student HUB.
Additional parking information
A valid Carlow University parking permit must be displayed when parked in campus lots. A vehicle without a displayed tag could result in a ticket. There is a $25 charge for a lost tag. Overnight student parking is not permitted in Lot B. Students, faculty and staff should not park in residential permit parking zones without a permit issued by the Pittsburgh Parking Authority. Residential permits are tracked by license plate number and enforced by license plate recognition software.
Alternative parking options
There are several public parking garages and lots within walking distance of campus.
Bicycling to Carlow
Park your bicycle in racks behind A.J Palumbo Center and in front of Dougherty Hall. Bicycle parking regulations are in effect at all times, including evenings, weekends and holidays. Walk your bicycle through congested pedestrian areas, narrow walkways and ADA ramps.
Do not park or store bicycles in residence halls or against any other fixed object other than bicycle racks.