Parking & Transit, a Division of Campus Operations

Carpool Program

Carpool members must be University of Kansas commuter students, not including freshmen. 

• Carpool permits are valid only in lots 52, 61, and 301. Only one car may be parked in lot 52 or 61 at any time. Any member may park in lot 301 at any time.

• A carpool must have at least 2 members and will cost $252 per student per year. Carpool members may not have any other parking permits besides a carpool permit, except an accessible placard. Accessible placards must be registered (Rule 3.1).

• Any parking tickets issued to carpool participants are the responsibility of the owner/operator of the vehicle.

• Any abuse of a carpool permit by participants, family members, non KU students, or anyone not authorized to use carpool permit will result in the carpool permit being revoked.

Application below.

Carpool Application


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.