Parking & Transit, a Division of Campus Operations

Stop Day

On Friday, December 8, student parking zones are open and free for parking. Red, blue, and gold zones will be restricted as usual.

Finals Week

During Finals, December 11-15, all parking zones will be restricted as usual.

Winter Break

Yellow and Housing lots will be open and free for parking December 18-January 15 and Jayhawk Boulevard will be open for drive-thru. 

Red, Blue and Gold parking will still be open December 18-January 1, and restricted as usual beginning January 2.

All zones will be restricted again beginning Tuesday, January 16.

Ticket Forgiveness Quiz

Our quiz is currently down again.  IT is aware of the problem and is trying to fix the issue.  If you would like to take the quiz, please email parkingtickets@ku.edu and we will email the quiz to you.  We are sorry for this technical difficulty!

Men's Basketball Parking

Free parking is available in Park & Ride lot #301, with a shuttle that runs to Allen Fieldhouse for $3 per person. Access to lot 301 is from Clinton Parkway at Crestline Drive, with shuttle service from stop #3 in the east lot..  The shuttle bus service begins 2 hours prior to tipoff. 

Women's Basketball Parking

Free parking is available in lots 54, 71, 125, 127 and the Central District Garage.  It is $5 per vehicle to park in the Allen Fieldhouse Garage.

Current Restrictions

Jayhawk Boulevard is CLOSED for drive-thru traffic from 7:45 am to 5 pm Monday-Friday.

All parking lots are restricted as usual.

Accessible stalls and Limited Mobility stalls are restricted 24/7/365. A state issued placard or license plate is required to be on display to park in these stalls.

Rule Change: Escalating Tickets

Impacts the following citations:
Inability To Pay Toll (Garage)
Event Restriction
Unauthorized Parking In Staff Lot*
Restricted Area*

Fine escalates $10 upon each subsequent issuance (e.g. $35, $45, etc. up to $75).


*Towable Offense. When the citation reaches $75, and every time after, the vehicle is automatically towable at owner's expense. Parking privileges will be revoked after 2nd tow for either violation.

Restricted areas include but are not limited to service vehicle stalls, state vehicle stalls, posted No Parking zones, etc.

Please see Rules & Regulations section 10 for additional information.


You must have a permit or pay by the hour to park in a KU lot
Parking is self-funded, receiving no state funding or tuition money
15,000 parking spaces on campus
Main campus closed to drive-through traffic 7:45 a.m.–5 p.m.
Anyone with a valid KU Card can ride buses free
Parking meters using Parkmobile now accept credit cards
Follow parking on Twitter: @parkingKU
Visitors should park in parking garages or at meters
Red, Blue, and Gold zones are ticketed Monday through Friday year-round
Using a yellow annual parking permit costs $1.28 per day
To use ADA parking, you must register your placard with Parking & Transit and buy a parking permit
In residence hall zones, we patrol continuously and issue tickets day and night starting at 7 a.m. Monday and ending at 5 p.m. Friday when classes are in session
You don’t need to own a car to have a car – rent 1 of 4 cars by the hour with Hertz on Demand
48 hours before closing lots for events, we'll post a real estate sign with the date and time at the entrance
Walking time from lot 57 (Stadium) to Wescoe: 6.5 minutes
Walking time from lot 90 (Recreation Center) to Wescoe: 8.5 minutes
Going to Watkins Health Center? Park at the meters, pay for 1 hour