Parking and Public Transportation. A view of A.J. Palumbo Hall from a parking lot at Carlow University.

Parking & public transportation options

Student parking

There are limited parking spaces on campus. Students who live on campus are not eligible for a parking permit.  If you plan to commute to campus, please complete a parking permit application. Please know completion of the application does not guarantee a parking spot on campus. As an alternative, consider traveling to Carlow by way of public transportation. 

Spring 2021 students

Parking is adjusted for the Spring 2021 semester due to changes on campus surrounding COVID-19. To apply for a parking permit, complete the application below.

A valid Carlow University parking permit must be displayed visibly in each vehicle when parked in a campus lot. A car without a displayed tag could result in a ticket, and there is a $25 charge for a lost tag. Student overnight parking is prohibited in Lot B.

Parking on campus for non-university business is prohibited and will result in revocation of parking permit.

Fill out your parking permit application: 

  Fall 2020 Parking Application  




Temporary Covid Parking Policies for Spring 2021
Adjunct Faculty will follow the same procedure as in the past, they will present a completed application along with their Carlow ID to Dispatch and be issued the adjunct paper hang tag that is good for the semester.
Employees with current hang tags do not need to do anything.  Current hang tags will be honored through the end of the semester and new yearly stickers will arrive soon for distribution.
Current employees who are requesting a pass that never had one in the past will need supervisor approval and will be given one for the fall semester only at this time. New employees will be handled on a case by case passes during on boarding, based on the number of hang tags available.
Residential Permit Parking Zones

Students, faculty, and staff should not park in residential permit parking zones without a residential parking permit issued by the Pittsburgh Parking Authority (PPA).  All residential permits are tracked by license plate number and enforced largely by license plate recognition technology. This process helps the PPA enforce more efficiently and more often in our residential permit zones, cutting down on illegal parking in these areas and eliminating the possibility of counterfeit and fraudulent permits.

Alternative parking options

Alternative parking options are available at several independent, public parking garages/lots within a short walk from campus (shown on the map below). Some of them offer monthly parking options.


Public transportation options


Please contact the Parking and ID Center Office at 412.578.6005. You may also visit the Parking and ID Center on the 3rd Floor of Frances Warde Hall.