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    Parking permits available for 2015-16

    Parking permits are available for students, faculty, and staff who have already purchased them for the 2015-16 academic year. Permits may be picked up Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The office will also be open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, and Monday, Sept. 7. Permit holders should begin parking in their assigned lots as soon as they retrieve their permit. Resident students should follow parking directions provided by Residence Life during designated move-in days. 

    resident parking sold out, waiting list open

    commuter permits still available to students who live off campus and to employees

    Resident parking is sold out for students who will live on campus. Students can sign up for the waiting list to purchase parking when the resident levels of the parking ramp open in late October-early November. 

    To get on the waiting list from the website:

    •      Select Purchase a Permit.

    •      Select Annual/Semesterly.

    •      Enter your NetId and password.

    •      Select Resident.

    •      Select the Waiting List and follow the instructions.

    Students will be notified by campus email with dates and directions when parking becomes available. Anyone who is on the waiting will have the option to purchase a permit to park in Levels 4-5 of the ramp or in C-5, which is used as an overflow lot for resident students. Permits will be sold at a prorated rate based on the date of purchase. 

    Students must have a valid NetID to purchase a permit online. Lots are sold first come, first served. If a lot is not listed, it is sold out. 

    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 late October-early November. Students who have purchased 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 park on Levels 4-5.

    •             Additional resident parking will then become available to students on the waiting list. Students 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 UWL 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.


    Carshare program offers transportation alternative














    7 a.m.-12 p.m., or 

    12 p.m.-7 p.m.


    7 a.m.-7 p.m.



    COMMUTER   Includes Faculty and Staff












    $5 PER NIGHT

    Maximum 7 consecutive nights