Parking & Transit, a Division of Campus Operations
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University departments who wish to provide parking for their visitors may arrange for a parking meter or a stall to be reserved for $24 or they can request portal use to purchase daily parking for their guests .

A rush fee will be assessed for requests made less than two (2) business days' in advance of the date they are needed. (Parking rule 2.4)

Tired of picking up paper permits for your visitors?

We are pleased to be able to offer a new self-serve Departmental Parking Portal for LPR/digital permits! In order to transition to using the portal, departments will need to fill out a form for user access, and then you will be contacted to set up user training.

Bonus: Permits purchased in the portal will be charged the hourly rate (a la garage toll prices), instead of the daily rate, so switching over will probably even save you money!


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.