Parking & Transit, a Division of Campus Operations

Graduate Students

Graduate students should refer to the options listed in the sections for resident or commuter students, or may consider a garage permit instead.

Allen Fieldhouse Garage Permit

Graduate students are eligible to have their names added to a waiting list for an Allen Fieldhouse Garage Yellow permit. (It generally takes at least a year of being on the waiting list to actually get a permit.) This permit is only available as an Annual permit, and the cost is $333.

It is valid in the AFH garage or any yellow surface lot after 3 p.m. Students who choose to use this permit should beware that parking in AFH garage is pre-empted for men's home basketball games. If there is a home game on a weeknight, vehicles will typically need to exit the garage by 5 p.m., and any remaining vehicles may be ticketed or towed.

Graduate students wishing to be added to the Allen Fieldhouse Garage Permit waiting list must come into the Parking & Transit office to sign up for the waiting list.

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