Transportation Services Office

Permits - Graduate Students

In addition to the options listed for undergraduate students living on campus or living off campus, graduate students have additional permit options.

Staff Yellow Permit - $279/year

  • Same price as student Yellow permits
  • Parking is not limited to a specific parking lot
  • Access to Blue and Gold zone lots that are labeled "staff only" after 5 p.m.

Garage Parking Permits - $323/year

Garage permits are sold for specific garages. Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays, graduate students may only park in their designated garage. Graduate students with a permit can park in any Yellow lot before 9 a.m. and after 3 p.m. weekdays and anytime on weekends.

Campus Area (Landmark) Designated Garage
North (Kansas Memorial Union) Mississippi Street Garage
Central (Burge Union) Central District Garage
Central (Allen Fieldhouse) Allen Fieldhouse Garage

Please Note:

  • There is a waiting list and it may take a year before you are able to purchase an Allen Fieldhouse Garage permit. Graduate students who want to be added to the Allen Fieldhouse garage permit waiting list must come to the KU Parking office to sign up.
  • All parking in the Central District and Allen Fieldhouse garages is preempted during home basketball game days. All parking in the Mississippi Parking Garage is preempted during home football game days. Signs will be posted 48 hours in advance of each home football game. Please remove your vehicle from the garage before the stated time on the specified dates.

Universal Red Permit - $351/year

Valid in all red zones on campus. Grad Students eligible in FY21 only.