Transportation Services


Any student is allowed to bring a car to campus; however, all cars in KU parking lots must have valid permits.  Each student is allowed to purchase only one vehicle permit per year. (A student may buy both a vehicle permit and a moped or motorcycle permit).

Students living in residence halls on campus must purchase the parking permit for the appropriate residence hall lots. Students living off-campus may purchase a yellow student permit. See the permits page for more information.

Residence hall parking lots are restricted 24 hours per day from 7 AM Monday through 5 PM Friday, (they are open on the weekends). Parents wishing to visit campus and park outside residence halls during the week will need to buy a visitor permit. (See our visitor parking section for more details.)

For more detailed information, read the KU Parking Rules and Regulations.

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.