Parking Permits

A Rensselaer Parking Permit includes a hang tag (or decal) and, possibly, a transponder that allows access to specific parking lots and campus gates. Vehicles are restricted by permit to specific, assigned parking lots and all vehicles must display their hang tag at all times. Additional or replacement transponders are available at a cost of $15. A replacement fee of $6 will be charged for lost or stolen hang tags.

A “D” permit or a meter permit are the only valid permits allowed in metered spaces in any RPI lot.

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Student Parking

Student permits for FY22 Fall Semester are being processed. The office is reopening with limited access. If you need to visit the office, please bring your Rensselaer ID and ring the door bell for assistance. Only 1 customer will be allowed to access the building at a time. 

Fall 2021-22 Parking Permit Process: Student

  1. Log into SIS
  2. Select your permit according to your on-campus housing assignment. (Commuters should select North lot or Garage)
  3. Print out your temporary parking Permit generated by Bosscars and emailed to your RPI account
  4. Place temporary pass on the dashboard of your vehicle

Permanent permits will be available for pick-up at the Parking & Transportation Office located at 2144 Burdett beginning on Tuesday Sept 7, 2021 between the hours of 10:00-3:00pm. All permits need to be picked up no later than September 10th. After that date the temporary permits will no longer be valid and may result in violations. 

First-year students may not register a vehicle for parking on Rensselaer property.

First-year students who feel they have exceptional needs to register their vehicle for parking on campus -- for example, due to medical issues, employment, or other extenuating circumstances -- must complete a First Year Student Parking Permit Petition form.

Purchase a Permit
  1. Determine permit based on assigned Residence Hall or availability of Student Parking Lots (see below).
  2. Login to the Campus Parking Information System (using your RIN number & password) and click on Purchase a Parking Permit
  3. Select a permit from the dropdown menu and continue through checkout.
  4. Your permit will be ready to be picked up in 5 business days. Hang tag permits must be obtained by you in person (or by a designee) from the campus Parking Office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Residential Parking Permits
Parking Lot Permit Cost per year
(tax included)
Burdett Avenue, Residence Housing RH $135.00
RAHP A (Colvin and Albright)(BARH) E1 $135.00
Colonie Apartments E2 $135.00
Bryckwyck, Stacwyck, Rousseau Sunset Terrace  Thompson, Williams, Wiltsie E3 $135.00
RAHP B (Beman and Brinsmade) E3 $135.00
Blitman Lot BR $135.00
Polytech Lot PT $135.00
North Housing (Church, E-Complex, Hunt, N. Hall, Quad and White) NH $135.00
Non-resident (commuter) Student Parking Permits
Parking Lot Permit Cost per year
(tax included)
Fieldhouse Lots (B, D, E) FS $135.00
Fieldhouse Lots + North Lot FN $135.00
Parking Garage PG $375.00
Summer Permits For Arch and Non Arch Students

Summer Parking for Arch Students:

Arch students who currently have a permit for the spring semester will have to obtain a summer permit before May 28th. The fee for July and August is $11.25/month.

Arch students who currently do not have a permit will have to obtain a summer permit before May 28th. The fee for May through August is $11.25/month.

Summer permits are valid for any student housing ungated parking areas. Students living in E-Complex, Quad and Blitman will receive a transponder to park in North Lot.

All students will need to purchase a permit for the academic year in August. Arch students would be prorated to pay ($11.25/month) for only the months needed.

Summer Parking for Non Arch Students:

Non Arch students staying for the summer only will need to obtain a summer permit for $55, valid starting May 20th to August 28th.

Parking during Holiday Breaks

During Holiday breaks students may temporarily park vehicles on the 4th floor of the College avenue parking garage. All vehicles must have a valid RPI parking permit. Please email the Parking & Transportation office at parkingservices@rpi.edu to make arrangements. 

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Faculty and Staff Parking

With the exception of the Parking Garage and current West Lot permit holders, faculty and staff are assigned parking lots based on proximity to their work place location.

The following fees include the New York State sales tax of 8%:

Parking Lot Permit Cost per year
Academy Hall Lot AH $157.41
Alumni Sports & Recreation Center (AS&RC) Lot G $125.00
G Lot G $125.00
Fieldhouse Lots (B, D, E) FE $125.00
Blitman Lot BE $125.00
J Lot J $157.41
North Lot (yellow lines) N $125.00
North Lot Restricted (green lines) NR $157.41
Parking Garage PE $347.22
Sherry Road Lot SR $125.00
West Lot W $157.41
Winslow Lot WL $157.41

To Purchase a Permit:

  1. Locate parking lots close to your assigned building, using the Parking Lot Map.
  2. Login to the Campus Parking Information System (using your RIN number & password) and click on Purchase a Parking Permit
  3. Select a permit from the dropdown menu (based on proximity and availability) and continue through checkout.
  4. Your permit will be ready to be picked up in 5 business days. Hang tag permits must be obtained by you in person (or by a designee) from the campus Parking Office between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Rensselaer faculty and staff must use the Payroll Deduction Authorization Form to authorize having the appropriate parking fees deducted from their paycheck.

Payment

Rensselaer Parking and Transportation will deduct parking fees from employees’ bi weekly, semi-monthly or monthly paychecks, based on parking lot permit. Parking permits are optional and only necessary when you choose on campus parking. Deductions for permits will continue automatically until the permit (and transponder, if applicable) is returned to the Parking & Transportation Office. For those ineligible for payroll deduction, cash or check will be accepted.

All fees are pre-tax and pro-rated.

Multiple Vehicles

Any number of vehicles may be registered under one permit. However, only one registered vehicle is allowed on campus at any one time.  Only one (1), transferable hang tag (or decal, in the case of motorcycles) and transponder will be issued with each permit.  If a second vehicle is required to be on campus, a second permit must be purchased at the full permit price.