Parking FAQ

If I share a car with my sibling do I have to apply for parking?

If you and your sibling are sharing one vehicle; only one sibling needs to apply for parking.


Can I switch parking lots?

Students may not switch lots unless a medical accommodation needs to be made. Occasionally a special reallocation of parking lots is announced. If this is to occur all students will be notified via email. There is no guarantee this will happen in any given school year.


When can incoming, fall first-year students apply for parking?

Parking registration for incoming fall, first-year students is held in mid-July.  When the parking lottery opens, students who have completed the requirements to participate in the parking lottery will receive an email notifying them that their parking lottery timeslot is available to view on FalconPark, the system used during the lottery process to complete vehicle registration. To be in the eligible population for lottery participation, students will need to have submitted an enrollment deposit and completed course registration.  More information can be found on the First Year Parking FAQs.


I am transferring to Messiah University, when can incoming fall transfer students apply for parking?

Fall transfer students may register for parking by submitting the Transfer Student Parking Registration form.  These submissions will be processed on a first come, first served basis after the lottery has closed.


When can incoming spring first-year and transfer students apply for parking?

Incoming spring first-year and transfer students can register for Spring Only parking by submitting the Student Parking Registration form after they have enrolled.  These submissions will be processed on a first come, first served basis.  Parking spaces are limited in the spring.


How do I register for parking as a Dual Enrolled student?

Dual Enrolled stuidents should submit the Dual Enrolled Student Parking Registration form.  Permits will be available for pickup in the Student Parking/Box Office on the 1st floor of Eisenhower Campus Center starting in mid-August.


As a Graduate student, how do I apply for a parking permit?

Graduate students may register for parking by submitting the Graduate Student Parking Registration form


Can I bring my car for part of the year?

Yes, if our lots are not sold out.  Check with the Student Parking/Box Office first to be sure we have availability. Selection will be limited.


How long can I have a temporary parking pass?

Temporary passes are issued for up to three weeks per semester. The fee is $5.00 per week.


I don't know what car I will be driving next year. Should I sign up during the Online registration?

Yes. The best selection of lots is available during the online registration period. You should register your best guess as to which existing car you will be bringing to campus. If that car changes, be sure to let the Student Parking/Box Office know ASAP. If you decide you do not need the permit in the fall you can return it by September 8 and receive a full refund.


Where can I pick up my permit?

Fall permit pickup for students who pre-registered is on the 1st floor of ECC during Welcome Week.


If I have a P lot permit can I also park in spaces designated as P1?

Only P1 permit holders may park in the specially designated commuter spaces in WW lot and J lot between the hours of 6 am and 5 pm. P permit holders may park in these spaces between 5 pm and 6 am only.


Can I sell back my permit and receive a credit for spring semester?

Students may sell their fall semester permit back and receive a credit of 50% of the purchase price if they bring the permit to the Studnet Parking/Box Office by December 15.


Do Special Interest Housing residents need permits?

Yes. Students living in Special Interest Housing (SH) must register their vehicle and purchase an SH permit. Students in Special Interest Housing with SH permits may also park in Starry (P) Lot overnight if space is limited at the house and/or if they wish to commute to campus during the day. 


How do I appeal a parking citation?

FALCONLink > FalconPark.


Where can I park in the evening?

Between the hours of 5 pm – 6 am, students with valid permits may park in TT (along the railroad tracks at Sollenberger Sports Center), UU (below the Dispatch office), or XX (behind Boyer). Commuter students with P permits may park in P1 (at the rear of WW Lot) spaces between 5 pm-6 am. All other employee lots, as well as visitor lots/spaces, are off limits to students at all times.