Parking & Transit Office

Current Restrictions

All lots will be open for free parking from Monday, December 22 to Monday, January 5. (Specially marked stalls such as ADA Accessible or Service Vehicle Only will still be restricted).

Beginning January 5, staff and faculty lots (Red, Blue, and Gold) will return to regular restrictions. Student lots (Yellow and Housing) will be open until classes resume, January 20.

Jayhawk Boulevard will be open to drive-through traffic from December 22 to January 19.



Information on current lot closures and traffic re-routes related to construction projects can be viewed on Design and Construction Management's website.

Updates on the construction at Daisy Hill can be found on Student Housing's website, and residents of Daisy Hill can consult the Daisy Hill parking maps to see which lots the different permit types are allowed to park in.

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