Parking & Transit, a Division of Campus Operations

Parking Commission

The Parking Commission is a standing committee of University Senate which makes recommendations regarding parking policies on campus, and is made up of students, faculty, unclassified and university support staff appointed by the Provost. Each year, the Parking Commission sends rules changes to the Provost for final administrative approval, and the changes generally go into effect on August 1.

More information about the Parking Commission can be found in the University Senate Code. If you are interested in serving on the Parking Commission, please contact University Governance at (785) 864-5169.

Current Voting Members (2015-2016)

Name Representing Email Address Term Ends     
Andrew McKenzie Faculty 2016
Sara Morris Faculty 2018
Eva Horn Faculty 2017
Robin Merritt Staff 2015
Kristi Hendersion Staff 2017
Chris Wallace (Chair) Staff 2017
Keah Cunningham Staff 2018
Brooke Reid Student 2017
Vacant Student - -
Vacant Student - 2016

Upcoming Meetings

The Parking Commission usually meets once per month, September through May, and special meetings may be called by the Chair or at the request of four members of the Commission. The next meeting will be at 1:15 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2016.

In addition, the Parking Commission hosts a two public meetings each year, usually in October and March.  The spring forum was held on Monday, February 29. Click here for more information about the proposed changes.

Please contact Margretta de Vries, the Parking Commission Secretary, for information about future meeting dates.

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