Parking & Transit Office

Current Restrictions

Housing lots (near residence halls) are open for the duration of the summer until the first day of Fall classes (August 24). Yellow lots are restricted Monday-Friday 8 AM to 4 PM during the summer class session until July 30, then open for free parking from July 31 to the first day of Fall classes (August 24).

Parking in Red, Blue, and Gold lots is restricted year-round 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 for the 2015-16 school year are available online. New residents at Daisy Hill must enter the Daisy Hill Permit Lottery and will purchase their designated permit after they are informed of the results of the lottery.

Construction and Lot Closures

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

During the summer of 2015, lot 33 will close permanently for the construction of the Earth, Energy, and Environment Center buildings.  

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