Parking & Transit, a Division of Campus Operations

Commuter Students

Students may only purchase one car permit/e-permit, and a limited number of permits will be available for each area on a first come, first served basis. If permits are sold out for the area in which you prefer to park, you will be able to sign up for a waiting list.

Please consider whether walking or riding a bus to class may be more convenient than purchasing a parking permit.

Commuter students* (those who are living off-campus) are eligible to purchase the following permit types:

* Freshmen living off campus are only eligible for Park & Ride permits.

This year, yellow permits will be sold for specific parking lots. Students may only park in their designated lots until 3 p.m., but may park in any yellow zone after 3 p.m.

$274 / year

Area Map Lots
Stadium East
92, 94
Stadium West
51, 55-59, 65
Rec Center
90, 117 yellow
Fieldhouse South
71, 125, 127
West District

Valid only in Mississippi Street Garage, or any surface yellow lot after 3 p.m.

$317 / year

A reduced permit price for remote parking, valid in lot 301. Bus route (41) to the central core of campus runs 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Monday–Thursday, and until 7 p.m. on Fridays. The full schedule is available at

$200 / year

Three or more students may form a carpool, valid for parking in either lot 52 or lot 61. More details and an application form will be available by July 15.

$229 per student / year

Getting To Class

From lot 125 to Wescoe:

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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