690 South Church Street
West Chester, PA 19383
Summer/Winter Parking begins on the Monday after commencement, and ends on the Friday before the first day of fall/spring classes each year.
Parking permits are required in employee areas, visitor areas, and other specially designated spaces. These areas are enforced 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Parking Permits are not required in student designated parking spaces.
West Chester University had the opportunity to acquire the Sharpless Street, New Street, Matlack Street and Student Recreation Center Garages from the Borough of West Chester and WCU will be assuming control of the operations in all the garages during the fall 2018 semester. In light of this acquisition, some changes have been made to how the spaces in the garages will be allocated.
The Sharpless Street Garage has been allocated for use by WCU Employees. Access passes for the Sharpless Street Garage are available on a semester or annual basis to employees. Pre Tax Payroll Deduction is available to those who wish to choose that option or the passes can also be purchased in full at the time of registration.
The New Street Garage has been allocated for use by qualified students (those with 30 or more credits earned prior to the start of the fall semester). Access passes for the New Street Garage are available on a semester basis only.
The Matlack Street Garage will continue to require hanging permits as it has been. Employees and Commuter Students with valid WCU "E" or "C" hanging permits will be allowed to park in this garage.
The Student Recreation Center Garage has been allocated for use by WCU Employees. Access passes for the Student Recreation Center Garage are available on a semester or annual basis to employees. Pre Tax Payroll Deduction is available to those who wish to choose that option or the passes can also be purchased in full at the time of registration.
*Please be aware that Garage Passes are limited and sales are based on a first come first serve basis*
*First Year Resident Students are not permitted to have a vehicle on campus and are not eligible to purchase a pass for the parking garages or for the surface lots on campus. First Year Commuter Students may purchase a $30 hanging permit to park at South Campus, but may not purchase a pass for the garages.
Complete parking permit and semester pass sales information can be found on our Parking Permits page.
Off Campus Parking
For information about parking on the streets surrounding our campus or in the parking garages in West Chester, please refer to the Borough of West Chester's Parking Services page, or call 610-696-4521.
If you are hosting guests on campus, please use the Temporary Parking Pass Request Form
All other Visitors to campus:
Visitors are encouraged to park in the New Street Parking Garage located on the corner of S. New Street and W. Nields Street. Visitors are required to obtain a visitor's parking pass to park in any surface parking lot or in the Matlack Parking Garage. Visitor parking passes may be obtained at Parking Services. Detailed visitor parking information can be found in Visitor Policies
We apologize for any inconvenience in parking caused by campus construction. These projects are necessary to improve our community. To contact Parking Services call 610-436-3345 Monday-Friday 8am-2pm.