5. Student, Faculty, and Staff Parking
Regulations have been updated to FY19, effective August 1, 2018. Current regulations are also available in PDF form.
5.0 The University of Kansas maintains various types of parking facilities to meet the needs of faculty, staff, and students. These include regular permit lots, parking garages and metered parking spaces. Some lots are controlled 24 hours per day (see section 8.1). Owning a parking permit/e-permit does not imply or guarantee a parking space at any particular time, and parking privileges may be modified or preempted by the authority of the Chancellor of the university (see section 10). Since parking is limited, faculty, staff, and students should consider their needs carefully when applying for parking privileges. Departments may not purchase parking for any student, staff, or faculty.
The university assumes no responsibility for security of vehicles or their contents while moving or parked in any area subject to university jurisdiction.
5.1 Student. A person is considered a student when enrolled for at least one (1) hour of credit and not employed in a university staff or faculty position, as long as enrollment is intact (not withdrawn or canceled). Enrollment shall be considered official as of the first day of classes. Graduate assistants are students, not staff.
5.2 Faculty or Staff. A person holding a benefits-eligible appointment with the university shall be considered faculty in a teaching position, or staff if not in a teaching position; except graduate assistants (see section 5.1).
5.3 Retiree. Any faculty or staff person who has retired from the University of Kansas, and has not returned to active employment on campus greater than 0.5 FTE.
5.4 Assignment of parking privileges. Faculty and staff shall normally be assigned red, blue, or gold parking permits. The criterion for blue parking is total of age plus service in State of Kansas employment equaling at least 62, and for gold parking is age plus service equaling at least 70. For gold, the applicant’s primary office is in a building located along Jayhawk Boulevard. Students shall normally be assigned to yellow, park and ride, or university housing. Freshmen residing off campus may only purchase park and ride.
The Parking Commission has the right to alter or revoke parking assignments as the needs of the individual or the university community change. Zones near the campus shall not be assigned to solve problems such as work assignments or tight schedules. Falsification of any information for the purpose of obtaining a parking permit shall result in the forfeiture of all parking permits/e-permits and paid fees.
5.5 Appeal of parking assignment. Individuals who wish to appeal their parking assignments or who need special parking privileges should apply to the Parking Commission.
5.6 New employees of the university may, on presentation of a valid staff ID card, offer letter, or written verification by their department head or supervisor, purchase a parking permit/e-permit with cash, check, credit card, or payroll deduction (see section 7.4). Fees will be prorated throughout the year.
Temporary employees may, on presentation of written authorization by his or her department head or supervisor, purchase a temporary yellow or red permit/e-permit for the term of their appointment. Inquiries on this procedure should be directed to Parking & Transit.