Parking & Transit Office

Winter Break

Our office will be closed for Winter Break from December 19 - January 2. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have a question, please send an email to

Stop Day: Student zones (yellows and residence halls) are open and free. Staff zones (red, blue, and gold) are restricted as usual.

Finals Week: All zones are restricted as usual.

12/17/16 - 1/2/17: Student and staff zones (red, blue, and gold) will be open to park in during this time. Reserved stalls, accessible spaces, fire lanes and safety issues will still be enforced. (UPDATED TUES. DEC. 20th)

1/3/17 - 1/16/17: Student zones (yellows and residence halls) are open. Staff zones (red, blue, and gold) are restricted as usual.

January 17, 2017: The first day of Spring Semester. All zones are restricted as usual.

Parking lots surrounding Allen Fieldhouse will be closed for the following home men's basketball games over break. Review the times on the Event Parking page.

  • Saturday, 12/10/16
  • Tuesday, 1/3/17
  • Saturday, 1/7/17
  • Saturday, 1/14/17

Current Restrictions

See above.


Zone Change

Lot 72 is now a Jayhawker Towers lot. The north row facing Irving Hill Road still requires a red permit to park there.

Rule Change

If you park illegally in a staff lot that you are not qualified for, your ticket price increases $10 each time you do it.  Once you hit the $75 ticket, your vehicle will be towed at your expense.  From thereafter, if you park illegally in a staff lot, you will receive the $75 ticket and immediately towed.

Getting To Class

From lot 125 to Wescoe:

Tweets By KUParking

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