Parking & Transit, a Division of Campus Operations

Parking Garage Changes Start Monday, 8/20

All three parking garages are switching 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.

Summer Parking

  • Housing lots (shaded in green on the parking map) and yellow lots are open until fall classes start on August 20, 2018 - excluding red and blue sections. 
  • All staff lots - red, blue, and gold - and reserved stalls are restricted year round.  

2018-2019 Permit Sales

Annual and Fall semester permit sales will begin the week of July 2, 2018 and become available by class for off-campus students. Students will receive an email to let them know when they are able to purchase a permit. All University Housing permits will be available starting July 30, 2018. *South District Annual, South District Fall, Mississippi Street Garage Annual, Central District Garage Annual and North District Fall SOLD OUT.

  • Graduate and Professional Schools - July 2
  • Seniors - July 9
  • Juniors - July 16
  • Sophomores - July 23
  • Freshmen and all University Housing - July 30

Current Restrictions

Jayhawk Boulevard is OPEN all summer due to construction on Memorial Drive and Jayhawk Boulevard.

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
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.