Several parking spots available for $5 daily for Pitt employees

Pitt employees who are approved to return to the Oakland campus, but do not have a parking permit can now park at a variety of campus lots and garages for a daily rate of $5.

The areas available are the OC lot on Allequippa Street, the O’Hara Parking Garage, the Ruskin Hall lot, the Posvar Hall Garage, Veterans lot at the VA Pittsburgh hospital, the Panther Hollow lot, the Soldiers & Sailors Parking Garage and the McKee Place lot. Find a map of campus parking locations here.

The $5 daily fee will need to be paid through the ParkMobile App. Cash payments will not be accepted. To utilize the ParkMobile app, following the instructions detailed below:

  • Download the ParkMobile app to your smartphone and create an account.

  • Select a parking location.

  • Purchase parking at your selected location prior to arrival.

  • Your payment will be directly linked to your license plate.

  • Upon arrival, have your parking confirmation located on the app available to show to attendant.

Accounts also can be created online at or to use by phone, call 1-877-727-5281. You must have a ParkMobile account to utilize this service. Parking is subject to availability.

Those with permits who aren’t returning to campus now were able put their permit on hold this month and not be charged, if they completed the Faculty/Staff Permit Payroll Deduction Request Form by July 6.

Putting your permit on hold does not mean you lose your permit, nor does it mean you will be placed on the waitlist for parking permits. If you choose to place your permit on hold, you will not be required to return your permit, but it will not be valid to use for the month it’s on hold.

Check the Parking, Transportation & Services website regularly for any updates about parking permits and daily rates.

If you have any questions, contact the Pitt Parking Office at 412-624-4034 or email

— Susan Jones


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