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How To Use Parking Garages

There are two parking garages located on campus that are available for visitors to use, by paying an hourly toll.  These garages are gated and the toll is paid upon exit.  For each use of the garage, the first hour (or any portion of an hour) is $1.75, and all subsequent hours are $1.50. 

The Allen Fieldhouse Garage is located on the corner of Naismith and Irving Hill Road and has entrances and exits on the third level that connect to Irving Hill Road.  The Mississippi St. Garage is located just north of the Kansas Union, and has entrances and exits both at level one on Mississippi St. and on level 5 at Oread Avenue.

To enter the garage without a permit, simply press the green button on the gate box to receive a ticket.  The ticket is required for exiting, and should be undamaged (unbent, away from cell phones or magnets).  To leave, visitors may insert the ticket into the gate box at any exit lane and pay directly with a credit card, or they may pay with cash at a separate pay station before driving to the exit lane.  The cash-accepting pay station in the Allen Fieldhouse Garage is in the level 3 lobby, while the cash-accepting pay station at the Mississippi St. Garage is located in the 4th floor stairwell.

All gate boxes and pay stations are labeled with stickers outlining the steps for payment and are equipped with intercom buttons that are answered 24/7, should a visitor encounter a technical problem or require additional assistance.

Some visitors here for special events may be given QR code vouchers to cover their garage parking expense. To use a voucher, pull a ticket at the entrance and save it and the QR code in a safe place as both are needed to exit. At the exit, insert the ticket and wait for the screen to change to the amount due. Then, scan the QR code by holding it up to the glass panel under the silver keypad to the left of the gatebox (see image).


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