Transportation Services

Graduate Students

Graduate students will be offered a universal "staff yellow" permit beginning Fall 2019. This permit is the same price as student yellow zones, but is not limited to only one area. In addition, you will have access to blue and gold zones that are labeled "staff only" after 5 p.m.

For other choices, please refer to the options listed in the sections for resident or commuter students.

In addition to the Central District and Missippi Street parking garages, graduate students may be eligible for:

Allen Fieldhouse Garage Permit

Graduate students are eligible to have their names added to a waiting list for an Allen Fieldhouse Garage Yellow permit. (It generally takes at least a year of being on the waiting list to actually get a permit.) This permit is only available as an Annual permit, and the cost is $350.

It is valid in the AFH garage or any yellow surface lot after 3 p.m. Students who choose to use this permit should beware that parking in AFH garage is pre-empted for men's home basketball games. If there is a home game on a weeknight, vehicles will typically need to exit the garage by 5 p.m., and any remaining vehicles may be ticketed or towed.

In 2018, parking garages began using License Plate Recognition instead of gates. Important info on this change is available here.

Graduate students wishing to be added to the Allen Fieldhouse Garage Permit waiting list must come into the Parking & Transit office to sign up for the waiting list.

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.