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 (2018-2019)

Name Representing Email Address Term Ends     
Ingrid Peterson Faculty ipete@ku.edu 2020
Allen Ford Faculty aford@ku.edu 2021
Sherrie Tucker Faculty sjtucker@ku.edu 2019
Richard Stephens Staff richarddstephens@ku.edu 2021
Jacalyn Matney Staff jaci@ku.edu 2019
Chris Wallace (Chair) Staff ewallace@ku.edu 2020
Blair Schuyler Staff beschuyler@ku.edu 2020
Jacob Hammil Student jhammil@ku.edu 2020
Allie Hornbarger Student ahornbarger97@ku.edu 2019
Ellen Edmonds Student ebedmonds@ku.edu 2019

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 has not been set at this time.

In addition, the Parking Commission hosts two public meetings each year, usually in October and March. A broadcast message will be sent out two weeks in advance of the forum date, when it has been set.

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
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.