Transportation Services

Commuter Students

Students may only purchase one car permit/e-permit, and a limited number of permits will be available for each area on a first come, first served basis. If permits are sold out for the area in which you prefer to park, you will be able to sign up for a waiting list.

Please consider whether walking or riding a bus to class may be more convenient than purchasing a parking permit.

In 2018, parking garages began using License Plate Recognition instead of gates. Important info on this change is available here.

Commuter students* (those who are living off-campus) are eligible to purchase the following permit types:

* Freshmen living off campus are only eligible for Park & Ride permits.

Yellow permits are sold for specific parking lots. Students may only park in their designated lots 9a.m.-3 p.m., but may park in any yellow zone before 9 a.m. or after 3 p.m.

$302 / year

Area Map Lots
51, 53, 56, 57, 60, 92, 94
Rec Center/Cap Fed/Hoglund
71, 90, 93, 117, 125, and 127
West District

$350 / year

Garage Map Info
Mississippi Street Garage
Valid only in Mississippi Street Garage, or any surface yellow lot before 9 a.m. or after 3 p.m. Access from Mississippi Street or Oread Avenue.
Central District Garage
Valid only in Central District Garage, or any surface yellow lot before 9 a.m. or after 3 p.m. Access from 19th & Ousdahl.

A reduced permit price for remote parking, valid in lot 301. Bus route (41) to the central core of campus runs 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Monday–Thursday, and until 7 p.m. on Fridays. The full schedule is available at

$220 / year

Two or more students may form a carpool, valid for parking in either lot 52 or lot 61. an application form will be available by July 15.

$252 per student / 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
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.