Parking & Transit, a Division of Campus Operations

7. Control of Parking Lots

7.0 Signs are posted at the entrance of each parking area giving the designation, hours the area is controlled, and the zone color. Vehicles may only park in areas designated for parking. Remember, if the sign does not say you can, then you cannot. Most parking lots are restricted year-round. During hours when an area is controlled, parking is restricted to vehicles with permits which authorize parking in that area or at paid meters.

No vehicle, with the exception of those displaying a valid physically disabled designator or a paid visitor permit, may park free of charge at any meter.

7.1 Parking lots/zones:

Restrictions Zones Comments/Exceptions

24 Hours
All Year

ADA or Limited Mobility Stall Designated by sign.
Lot 5 State and Union vehicles only.
Alumni Place AP permit required. Vehicles without the correct parking authorization will be towed. No visitor parking.
Sunflower Apartments Sunflower, red, blue, gold or visitor permit required.

Moped 1

Only blue motorcycle/moped permits are allowed campus access.
1 Cars may never park in motorcycle or moped spaces.
7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
Enforced All Year
Lot 3 Outside of reserved hours of individual spaces, staff permits required 24 hours under Spencer overhang.
Gold Staff permits required 5-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday in the rectangular section of lot 12 and lots 13, 18, 21, 35, 37, and 129.
Red Red zones in lots 101, 102, 104, 111, 112, 113 and AP lots enforced 24 hours.
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday Yellow 2 YE permit required.
  North District (Stadium) Lots 53, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 65, 92, and 94
  Central District (Rec Center/Cap Fed/Hoglund Field) Lots 71, 90, 117, 125, and 127
  West District Lots 200-300, 302. No parking 4-6 a.m. in lot 206, 222, and 300 Sections A-D
  Park & Ride 2 PR permit required.
24 hours
7 a.m. Monday -
5 p.m. Friday
Daisy Field 2 DF permit required.
GSP/Corbin 2 GC permit required.
Jayhawker Towers 2 JT permit required.
Oliver 2 OL permit required.
2 Restricted from the first day of classes in the fall and spring semesters through the last day of the final exam period of each semester. Yellow zones also restricted during summer semester. Not restricted during academic holidays.

7.2 Long term meters. Meters are available in limited locations on campus for time limits of 2 and 10 hours. Meter rates are $1.50 per hour or $.75 per hour in lots 301 and 302. Long-term meters are enabled for use with Parkmobile and can be paids using a phone; follow instructions on meter label. The entirety of lots 94, 301, and 302 are also enabled for hourly parking via Parkmobile. Meters are enforced the same hours as the restrictions of the lot in which it is located, with the possibility of issuance of multiple tickets, once per hour.

7.3 Loading zone meters. All loading zone meters are for short-term use only, for 20 or 40 minutes with the possibility of issuance of multiple tickets every 20 or 40 minutes. Short-term meters may not be used for multiple consecutive time periods and are prohibited for long-term daily use. Rates are $.50 for 20 minutes. Restricted twenty-four (24) hours. Faculty, staff and students may not park at delivery or visitor meters.

7.4 Other loading zones. Designated by signs. Restricted twenty-four (24) hours. Non-metered loading zones require a special permit, limited to 20 minutes, issued at traffic control booth or Parking & Transit office. Some have posted time limits, with possible issuance of multiple tickets each day.

7.5 Health Center patients should park at the meters in lot 117 and the northeast corner of lot 90 with any valid student parking permit/e-permit or twenty (20) minutes paid at meter. If patient receives ticket with valid permit displayed or paid meter, tickets may be turned in within fourteen (14) calendar days at point of service within Watkins Health Center for cancelation. If ecitation notification is sent by email, it should be forwarded to for cancellation. Restricted all year.

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