Parking & Transit, a Division of Campus Operations

Orientation Parking

A photo of the machines at the gate exits of the parking garage.

Students and parents coming to campus for Orientation park in the Mississippi St. parking garage, located just north or the Kansas Memorial Union. The garage can be accessed either from Mississippi Street (lower level) or Oread Avenue (upper level).

To enter the garage, orientation visitors should press the large green button to receive a printed ticket; the ticket will be needed to exit the garage and should be kept away from magnets or cell phones.

Visitors should receive a QR code voucher from Orientation staff that will allow a free exit. To leave the garage, drive to any exit lane, insert the ticket that was pulled at the entrance, then scan the QR code using the sensor located beneath the silver keypad to the left of the gate box (circled in the image).

For assistance at any time, press the intercom button in the upper right corner of the gate box.

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.