Parking & Transit, a Division of Campus Operations

Bike Share Launches April 18!

Parking & Transit is excited to be bringing bike share to the KU Lawrence campus, partnering with VeoRide BIke Share, based in W. Lafayette, Indiana. Launch events include

  • Food, drinks, and fun trying out the bikes on the Stauffer-Flint lawn
    10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 18
  • Bike Ride on the Boulevard, starting from the Kansas Union
    4 p.m., Thursday, April 19
  • Earth Day Parade & Festival, Downtown/South Park
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, April 21

For more information about bike share and the launch events, visit!

Parking Forum April 24

The spring parking forum will be held 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in Forum B at the Burge Union. Visit the forum page to learn more about proposed rule changes and prices, or to fill out the parking survey.

Current Restrictions

Jayhawk Boulevard is CLOSED for drive-thru traffic from 7:45 am to 5 pm Monday-Friday.

Yellow lots are open for parking without a permit from May 4, 2018 to June 4, 2018.

Housing lots - excluding red or blue sections - are open for parking without a permit from May 4, 2018 to the start of fall classes.

Staff lots - RED, BLUE, AND GOLD - are restricted as usual.

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

Impacts the following citations:
Inability To Pay Toll (Garage)
Event Restriction
Unauthorized Parking In Staff Lot*
Restricted Area*

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, posted No Parking zones, etc.

Please see Rules & Regulations section 10 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
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