Parking & Transit, a Division of Campus Operations

Winter Break

Yellow and Housing lots are open for parking without a permit over Winter Break. Restictions will be in place again starting at 7AM Tuesday, 1/22/19.

Red, Blue, and Gold staff zones and Reserved stalls are still restricted on days when campus offices are open, including these marked stalls within Yellow and Housing lots. ADA and Limited Mobility stalls continue to be restricted 24/7/365.

Parking & Transit Office Closed

The KU Parking & Transit office will be closed from 12/24/18 - 1/1/19. Happy Holidays!

Parking Garage Changes Started Monday, 8/20/18

All three parking garages switched to a License Plate Recognition system on August 20, 2018. Find out more info here, and email kupark@ku.edu with any further questions about the change.

Current Restrictions

Drive thru traffic on Jayhawk Boulevard is restricted from 7:45 AM - 5 PM Monday - Friday on days when class is in session.

Yellow and Housing lots are currently unrestricted until 7AM Tuesday, 1/22/19.

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

All fines $25 or higher will now escalate.

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, campus community parked at a guest meter, posted No Parking zones, etc.

Please see Rules & Regulations section 12 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
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
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 
Using a yellow permit costs $1.93/day. Park & Ride is $1.41.
You don’t need to own a car to use a car – check out Enterprise Carshare.