Transportation Services Office

Student Parking

Students parking on campus must have a valid permit before school starts. Students may purchase only one automobile permit and one motorcycle/moped permit per year. Parking permits are registered to your license plate, instead of a window sticker. Students can register alternate license plates if they drive a different vehicle; however, only one registered vehicle can be parked on campus at a time.

Ambler Student Recreation Center Parking

Have a KU parking permit?

Anyone with a valid KU parking permit, including Housing permits, may park in Yellow Lot 90 for up to two hours if going to work out at the Ambler Student Recreation Center. You must request a temporary permit at the front desk when entering the Ambler Center and provide your license plate information. KU Parking audits the temporary permit logs to ensure people who request temporary permits have a valid parking permit and are using the recreation facilities while parked in Lot 90.

Don’t have a KU parking permit?

You can prepay for parking in Lot 90 with the ParkMobile app. Enter zone 3905 in the app and pay, then park in any available Yellow stall in Lot 90. This is an easy and convenient option for students working out at the Ambler Center who don't have a valid KU permit.

Watkins Health Center Parking

Students who visit Watkins Health Center should park at the meters directly in front of the building in Lot 117. If you have a valid KU parking permit of any kind, you do not need to pay the meter. If you do not have a valid permit, you must pay the full meter time once. If you receive a ticket after the initial meter payment expires, or if you have a valid KU permit, take the ticket to the front desk inside Watkins for cancellation. KU Parking will void tickets at Watkins Health Center meters if Watkins confirms that the driver was visiting the health center during the time that the ticket was issued.

Night-and-Weekend Mississippi Street Garage Pass

Students with a valid KU parking permit can purchase a pass for $5 that allows parking in the Mississippi Street garage by the Kansas Union after 5 p.m. and before 7 a.m. Monday-Friday, and any time on weekends. The pass is not valid when the garage is reserved for KU home football games. Cars must be moved prior to the date/time indicated on temporary signs posted at garage entrances at least 48 hours prior to game days.