Parking & Transit Office

Summer Parking 

Yellow lots do require a Yellow permit while summer classes are in session, but Student Housing lots (except lot 109) will remain unrestricted until the fall semester begins. Student Housing permits will be valid in yellow zones during the summer semester.  PARK AND RIDE IS NOT YELLOW AND MUST PARK IN LOT 301.  If you wish to upgrade from Park and Ride to yellow, please email kupark@ku.edu.

Red, Blue, and Gold staff lots, Reserved Stalls, Service Stalls, Parking Garages, and ADA/Limited Mobility all remain under normal restrictions.

Summer Road Construction

Many road construction projects will begin Monday, 5/20. Due to the re-building of Irving Hill Road from Burdick Drive to Naismith Drive, lots 6, 7, 54, 72, and 110 will not be available beginning on May 20th. We will honor all red, blue, and gold surface lot staff permits in both the Allen Fieldhouse and Central District Parking Garages from 5/20-8/9/19. Lot 109 will be restricted for valid Jayhawker Towers permit holders only from 5/20-8/9/19.

Please see the official Spring (5/20-6/7) and Summer (5/20-8/2) closure maps for details on additional lot and road closure plans throughout the summer, and email kupark@ku.edu with any questions related to parking.

Parking Permits On Sale in July

Employees

If your permit is currently being deducted from your payroll, your permit will be automatically renewed in June.

  • If you want to make a change or cancel payroll deduction, please fill out our online form.
  • If you wish to buy your permit using a credit or debit card, you may do that in the Parking eBusiness Portal on/after July 1.

Students

Student parking permits will go on sale throughout the month of July. Emails will be sent out to your official KU email address with more information and links to the Parking eBusiness Portal on the following schedule:  

  • July 1: Graduate students
  • July 8: Seniors
  • July 15: Juniors
  • July 22: Reminder week for first three groups
  • July 29: Sophomores & Freshmen, plus Upper Classmen living in Residence Halls

19th Street Construction Begins 3/11/19

Due to the long term closure of 19th Street between Naismith and Iowa beginning on 3/11, Routes 11  will be on the following reroute. Drivers will stop at all existing posted stops on the alternative route.

Route 11 will miss stops on West Campus and along 19th Street:

  • Northbound from 23rd & Naismith: Continue past 19th, left on 18th left on Irving Hill Rd., right on Engel (okay to drop at Daisy Hill stops), right on 15th, right on Burdick, left on Irving Hill Rd., to normal route.
  • Southbound from 15th & Naismith: Right on 15th, remain on 15th to Engel, left on Engel (okay to pick-up at Stops 251 & 374), left on Irving Hill Rd., right on 18th, right on Naismith, remain on Naismith to normal route.

These reroutes will continue for the rest of the summer.

Current Restrictions

Student housing zones, with the exception of Jayhawker Towers lot 109, are open to park in for free. Parking Garages, Yellow, Red, Blue, and Gold staff zones, Reserved Stalls, Service Stalls, and ADA/Limited Mobility Stalls are all still under restriction.

Jayhawk Boulevard is currently open to drive-thru. 

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.