Transportation Services

Student Permits

Annual permits will be available to order online through the parking eBusiness portal beginning July 1, 2019.

Students will be offered permits in order by class:

  • Grad & Professional Students - July 1
  • Seniors - July 8
  • Juniors - July 15
  • Sophomores - July 29
  • Freshmen & all University Housing - July 29

Permits are available on an Annual (August 1-July 31) basis. For those needing a permit for the Fall semester only, purchase the annual permit and contact our office after finals week about canceling the permit if it is no longer needed. For more information on the types of permits available, select the appropriate subsection from the menu on the left.

Student Permit Price Table:*

Permit Annual
Yellow  $302
Housing  $331
Parking Facility Yellow  $350
Motorcycle / Moped  $87

*Note that annual prices are prorated throughout the year.

All parking permits will now be tied to your license plate, instead of a sticker in your window. Please note your license plate before you begin your transaction. It will also be important to register your alternate license plates when you drive a different vehicle.

Students who leave the university at the end of the fall semester may request in writing (email) that their permit be canceled at that time. Students who cancel the permit will only be able to repurchase a Park & Ride permit for the remainder of the current academic year.

A valid permit does not guarantee that the owner will be able to park in a particular lot, and that all parking (other than reserved stalls) is available on a daily first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, owners of valid permits are responsible for knowing and abiding by all 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.