Parking & Transit Office

Announcements & Lot Closures


New Allocation of Commuter Student Parking: Fall 2016-Spring 2017


As a yellow permit holder, you may remember the fall semester began with very crowded conditions in lot 90 near the Student Fitness and Recreation Center.  This crowding was caused by the loss of parking on Daisy Hill which created a domino effect spreading to nearby lots.  We heard reports of yellow permit holders who circled lot 90 for up to 30 minutes to find parking.  At the same time however, parking lots to the west of lot 90, and near the stadium, experienced much lower volume of traffic.


This semester we have lost yet more parking; in Stouffer Place and Jayhawker Towers.  Over the summer, we will lose half of lot 72 (between former Burge Union and Allen Fieldhouse parking garage).



The 2016 school year is going to present even greater parking challenges.  To resolve the circling and hunting that our current parking permit system causes, the Parking Commission has approved a new system of permit allocation, whereby students will be assigned parking for specific parking lots, grouped by area.



When you check into the MyKU portal to purchase a permit, you will see the following permit options:

Recreation Center South (this includes lot 90)

Allen Fieldhouse South (this includes lots 71, 125, 127)

Stadium East (this includes lots 53, 92, 94)

Stadium West (this includes lots 55, 56, 57, 58, 59 and 65)

West Campus (this includes all yellow lots on West Campus)

Park & Ride (this includes lot 301 on West Campus)

The portal will allow you to click on a link for each of these areas to see which lots are included in each permit option.
Each area will have a specified number of parking permits available.  Once this number is met, the option will no longer appear.  A waiting list option will take its place.We will conduct occupancy counts of all of these parking areas on a regular basis at the beginning of the semester.  If we find that parking lots are not fully utilized, we will begin filling in from waiting lists.

Permit selection and purchase will begin May – a subsequent e-mail will be sent out when permit sales open up.

Due to central district construction, there have been updated restrictions for the 2016 Spring Semester for residents of Daisy Hill and Jayhawker Towers. Please refer to the maps below for details.

Lots 19, 20, 114 (north), and 123 closed on March 6, 2016. Jayhawker Towers permits are now valid to park in lot 72, east of the Burge Union.

Residents of Daisy Hill can consult the Daisy Hill parking maps to see which lots their permit is allowed to park in; residents of other halls (including Jayhawker Towers) can check the Residence Hall parking maps.

The portion of Lot 112 immediately west of Oliver Hall closed on March 10, 2016 due to Central District construction.  A new gravel lot has been constructed for the displaced Oliver Hall and McCarthy Hall residents.  See map below.

Current Restrictions

Traffic on Jayhawk Boulevard is restricted 7:45am-5:00pm Monday through Friday.

Parking in Yellow lots is restricted 8:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday and parking in Red, Blue, and Gold lots will still be restricted from 7 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday (some Blue and Gold lots are restricted for staff permits only until 7:30 PM).

Permits can be purchased online.


Calendar: Parking Athletic Events

Click Relevant Date For More Lot Details

Key: BB = Baseball BK = Basketball


Getting To Class

From lot 125 to Wescoe:

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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