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Faculty & Staff Parking

Red, Blue and Gold zones are the primary faculty and staff parking on the KU Lawrence campus. Employees may also choose a Yellow permit, or may be eligible for a parking garage permit.

Any benefits-eligible employee of the university may purchase a parking permit, depending on eligibility requirements. Permits can be purchased online. More information about permit options and eligibility can be found on the Faculty/Staff Permits page. Employees may choose either to pay for permits outright or via payroll deduction.

Graduate assistants (GTAs and GRAs) do not meet the requirements for employee parking permits.


Retirees are eligible to choose between two kinds of parking permits. They may purchase a retiree permit, valid in any color zone, for $110, or obtain a permit for lots 301 and 302 only (which are serviced regularly by the Route 41 bus connecting to main campus) for free.

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.