Special Parking Requests

Students may be eligible for upgrades to the standard student permit. Graduate assistants, students participating in late-night off-campus jobs or activities, those with ambulatory medical conditions and those with a state-issued handicap placard may be eligible for unique parking assignments.

Before applying for a specialized parking assignment, students must be registered for a standard parking permit. This process must be completed online through their my KU account prior to applying for any upgrade.

Please click the dropdowns on the right to learn more.

  • Handicap Parking

    Persons with state-issued handicap placards or plates may utilize handicap parking spaces on campus, provided they also display a KU parking permit. 

    To ensure that handicap placards are not being abused, the KU parking enforcement team will, from time-to-time, check the validity of placards and plates. Bearers of these items are encouraged to provide copies of the placard and state-issued placard ID card to the KU Card Transportation Services Office by emailing the images to parkingpermits@kutztown.edu.

  • Graduate Student Daytime Parking

    If a graduate student does not take any classes during the day nor reside on campus but does have a campus job which requires them to be on campus between 7:00 AM and 4:30 PM, they may request a one-semester, no-cost G (graduate student) permit by doing the following:

    • Sending a copy of their current academic schedule for the semester the request is made to their supervisor.
    • Asking their supervisor to send an email to parking@kutztown.edu which includes the name of the graduate student, their ID number, the title of the position the student will hold, the number of hours the student will work,  and a copy of the student's work schedule for the semester the permit is being requested.

    Once this information is reviewed by the staff of Transportation Services, a determination will be made if the graduate student is eligible for a no-cost decal.

  • Medical Need

    Transportation Services provides students the opportunity to request temporary Special Parking when they have a documented medical need and the assignment of parking can improve their welfare. The issuance of a Special Parking Permit is an optional service that KU provides to its community members under a limited number of conditions. The applicant must meet at least one of the following criteria:

    • has a short-term, qualifying mobility issue but does not qualify for a state-issued handicapped license plate or placard.
    • has a short-term, qualifying mobility issue, but, due to the short length of time of their mobility issue, it would not be feasible to apply for state handicapped parking status.
    • has a long-term, qualifying mobility issue, has applied for a state-issued handicapped license plate or placard, and is awaiting a response from the state.

    Special Parking Permits (displayed on vehicle rearview mirror) allow for parking as follows:

    • In any KU parking space designated for “Special Parking Permit Only” AND/OR
    • In any parking space on campus EXCEPT as stated below.

    Special Medical Parking Permits do NOT allow parking in the following spaces/areas:

    • Handicapped parking spaces, visitor parking spaces, or any other reserved spaces.
    • Any roads, lands, or grassy areas where there is not a legal parking space.

    To be considered for a Special Parking Permit, a student must complete and submit the attached form to parkingpermits@kutztown.edu.


  • Off-Campus Jobs and Activities

    Transportation Services provides students the opportunity to request a change to their parking assignment when special documented circumstances exist that are essential to the welfare of the student. Special dispensations are sometimes allowed in the following circumstances:

    • A student is employed on-campus performing duties assigned by the university which require the repeated use of a personal vehicle while parked in a specific area designated by Transportation Services.
    • A student is employed off-campus and the current parking assignment significantly affects a student’s ability to safely get to work on time.
    • A student has personal safety concerns based upon experiences or course schedule.
    • A student serves as a First Responder in the Kutztown area.

    Request for a Change in Parking Assignment Application