Parking & Transit, a Division of Campus Operations

See "Current Restrictions" below for campus-wide rules & regulations.

Summer Parking Information

5/15/17: Housing lots and yellow lots are open. Parking garages are open for commencement activities. All other lots are restricted as usual.
5/16/17 - 6/5/17: Break during spring and summer semester. Housing lots and yellow lots are open. All other lots are restricted as usual.
6/6/17 - 7/28/17: Summer class term.  Housing lots are open. Staff lots are restricted as usual. Any valid permit* may park in any yellow lot.
7/31/17 - 8/20/17: Break during summer and fall semester. Housing lots and yellow lots are open. All other lots are restricted as usual.

[Information updated 6/12/17]

Construction Closures

Memorial Drive (lots 36/39): Partial closures through August 18th. Parking is allowed on south side of lot 39.
Jayhawker Towers (lot 72): Closed through August 1st. Alternate nearby housing lots include lots 109, 110, and 112.

[Information updated 6/12/17]

New Garage Opens in Central District

The Central District Parking Garage, located just west of Hilltop Child Development Center, opened on January 18th. Parking in this garage is currently by permit only, and is not yet open to the public.

Two other garages, the Allen Fieldhouse Parking Garage and the Mississippi Street Parking Garage, are open for public parking.

If you would like to exchange your existing parking permit for a Central District Garage permit, please send an email to

Current Restrictions

Jayhawk Boulevard is open for drive-thru.

Housing lots are open through July 28, 2017.

Any valid permit* may park in any yellow lot while summer classes are in session.
(*Includes garage permits. Excludes gratis park & ride permits.)

Normal stall restrictions such as load zones, state vehicle stalls, etc. are still in effect.

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.

Zone Change

Lot 72 is now a Jayhawker Towers lot. The north row facing Irving Hill Road is a staff zone, and requires a red permit.

Rule Change

If you park illegally in a staff lot that you are not qualified for, the ticket price increases $10 with each offense. Once the ticket reaches $75, your vehicle will be towed at your expense. From thereafter you will receive the $75 staff lot violation ticket and immediately be towed every time your vehicle is in a staff lot.

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