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    Student Permits on sale in july

    July 6 marks the start of student parking permit sales. Seniors and juniors may purchase permits that week. Sophomore permit sales begin July 13, and freshmen may purchase permits starting July 20.

    Students must have a valid NetID to purchase a permit online and cannot login or purchase permits before the dates above. Lots are sold first come, first served. If a lot is not listed, it is sold out. A waiting list option will be available online if no resident parking is available. Students who select the waiting list will be notified by email when parking permits are available for purchase. 

    Please note the following about the parking ramp and construction:

    •             Levels 1-3 are for students and employees who live off campus and will open in late August.

    •             Levels 4-5 are for resident students only who live in the residence halls. These levels will open mid-October. Students who purchase resident ramp permits will park in C-5 (north campus) or C-11 (east of the stadium across from C-8) at the start of the academic year. These permit holders will be notified when Levels 4-5 open and will begin parking on Levels 4-5.

    •             Additional resident parking may become available in late October or November to students who were unable to purchase a permit. Students on the waiting list will be offered permits in the ramp or C-5 based on available space.

    Follow these steps to purchase a permit:

    •             Determine if you will live on or off campus. On campus (Resident) students should purchase a resident permit. Off campus (Commuter) students should purchase a commuter permit. Commuter permits are not valid for overnight parking on campus.

    •             Select Purchase a Permit.

    •             Select Annual/Semesterly.

    •             Enter your NetID and password.

    •             Download a campus map from the permit order page to determine which lot best meets your needs. Note the locations of resident and commuter lots.

    •             Read the instructions carefully and purchase the permit. Pay in full or by student bill.

    Permits will be available the first week in August, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Valid photo ID is required.

    Contact Parking Services with questions.


    Pay Stations Offer Pay-By-Phone Option

    Running late and don't have time to put money in a pay station on campus? Parking Services now offers an option to add time without returning to your vehicle.

    Pay-by-phone is available at any UW-L pay station. Visitors can download the PassportParking app to their smartphones or visit the website to create an account. Visitors can then add time remotely by selecting one of two zones on campus. Zone 350 is for external campus lots with pay stations, and Zone 351 is for the parking ramp. Visitors use their license plates to validate transactions.

    Instructions are located on the pay stations.


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    7 a.m.-12 p.m., or 

    12 p.m.-7 p.m.


    7 a.m.-7 p.m.



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    $5 PER NIGHT

    Maximum 7 consecutive nights