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Housing Students Parking

Housing Parking

Students living in any of the residence halls on campus are eligible for the Car Free Program, a Housing Premium Permit, a Non-Premium Housing Permit, an Alumni Square Garage Permit, or a South Campus Park and Ride Permit.

Car Free Program - $0/Year

What is it?

The Car Free Program is an incentive package to encourage campus residents to leave their cars at home for Fall Semester.  Participants receive discounts for transportation services offered through the Parking and Transportation Services Department.  The goal of the program is to reduce the number of cars on campus during our busiest time of year – Fall Semester. 

What is Included in the Program?

  • Access to the Topper Transit System
  • Complimentary enrollment in the Enterprise CarShare program ($35 value). 
  • Complimentary GObg Public Transit Semester Pass ($48 value).
  • Complimentary bicycle tune up at the Preston Bike Shop on campus ($35 value).
  • Discounted Airport Shuttle trips to Nashville International Airport (BNA, up to a $100 value).
  • Discounted trips to Greyhound Bus Station (up to a $100 value).
  • Move In/Move Out parking passes ($20/Value)
  • Drawing for $250 Book Scholarship for Spring Semester.  3 lucky winners will be selected during Finals Week, Spring Semester.
For more details, see the CAR FREE PROGRAM page.

2015-2016 HOUSING PARKING MAP

South Campus Park and Ride Permit (C2) - $50/Year

The South Campus Park and Ride Permit (C2) is available to Housing students. C2 permits are only $50/year, and allow parking at the South Campus C2 lots at all times.  In addition, the permit is honored in lots zoned AP - "All Permit" and in C1 lots on the main campus after 2 PM, Mon – Fri, and in all lots except Housing (H1 – H5) after 4:30 PM, Mon-Fri.

Park and Ride service to the main campus is provided by the WHITE LINE transit route from 7:15 AM – 6:00 PM and the Green Line from 6 PM – 10 PM, Mon – Fri.  During peak service, a bus will be leaving South Campus every 6 minutes.

The South Campus Permit is the only permit available to students enrolled in the Gatton Academy of Math and Science. This permit is not recommended for other Housing residents.

Non-Premium Housing Permit (H5) - $110/Year

The Non-Premium Housing Permit (H5) allows parking in any of the designated H5 Non-Premium Housing lots located on the perimeter of campus. In addition, the permit is honored in lots zoned AP - "All Permit" lots on the main campus and South Campus Park and Ride Lots (C2).

Where Can I Park with My Non-Premium Housing Permit?


  • H5 Lots, including Levels 5-7 in PS1
  • AP – “All Permits” zones
  • C2 – South Campus Park and Ride Lots

H5 permits are sold on an unlimited basis. Non-Premium Housing (H5) permits still offer convenient accessibility to campus while providing a cost-effective option. 

The H5 permits are recommended for residents who want access to their vehicles but desire a cost-effective alternative.

Housing Premium Permits (H1 - H4) - $220/Year

The Premium Housing lots (H1 - H4) are located close to the residence halls. The Premium Housing Permit (H1-H4) allow parking in your designated zone (H1 - H4).   The permit is also honored in Non-Premium Housing lots (H5), lots zoned AP - "All Permits", and South Campus Park and Ride Lots (C2) at all times.  

Where Can I Park with My Premium Housing Permit?

  • Premium Housing H1 permit
    • H1 -  Level 4 of PS1
    • H5 – Housing Non-Premium
    • AP – “All Permits” zones
    • C2 – South Campus Park and Ride Lots
  • Premium Housing H2 permit
    • H2 -  Minton Lot
    • H5 – Housing Non-Premium
    • AP – “All Permits” zones
    • C2 – South Campus Park and Ride Lots
  • Premium Housing H3 permit
    • H3 -  Pearce Ford Lot and Barnes Lot
    • H5 – Housing Non-Premium
    • AP – “All Permits” zones
    • C2 – South Campus Park and Ride Lots
  • Premium Housing H4 permit
    • H4 - Poland Lot and Avenue of Champions
    • H5 – Housing Non-Premium
    • AP – “All Permits” zones
    • C2 – South Campus Park and Ride Lots

Premium Housing permits are sold on a first come, first served basis through a waiting list process while supplies last. Students remaining on the waiting list may have the opportunity to upgrade during the year if space allows.

Premium Housing Permits are recommended for residents who need frequent access to their vehicles and would like to park close to their residence halls if possible. Please note, competition for parking near residence halls is very high. Parking is not guaranteed in any location.

Alumni Square Garage Permit (AS) - $240/Year

Housing students are eligible to purchase the Alumni Square Garage Permit (AS)  which guarantees parking within the facility.  In addition, the Alumni Square Garage Permit is also honored in lots zoned AP - "All Permit" and in all C2 South Campus Park and Ride lots.  This option is best suited for students living in residence halls on the north end of campus.

  • Guaranteed parking in the Alumni Square Garage 24/7
  • Lots zoned AP – “All Permits”
  • C2 – South Campus Park and Ride Lots

Disability Parking - $100/Year

A WKU Disability Permit is required to park in disability parking spaces on campus.  WKU Disability permits are issued in person at the PTS office.  For more information regarding disability parking requirements, click HERE.

How do parking permit sales work?

Housing permit sales will begin online after Housing and Residence Life has released housing assignments in mid-June. 

  • Housing Premium permits will be sold on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. 
  • Waitlists will be maintained for the Housing Premium zones and names will be released during the year if space allows.

 Housing Student Permit Options

 
PERMIT
FEE / YEAR
ALLOWS PARKING IN:
Alumni Square Garage Housing Permit (AS) $240/year

While supplies last

  • Lots zoned AP - "All Permits" on main campus
  • C2 - South Campus Park and Ride Lots
  • After 4:30 PM - all lots except Housing Lots
  • Option best suited for students living in campus apartments on Kentucky Street.
Premium Housing Permit (H1-H4) $220/year

While supplies last

Waiting list renewed annually

  • Your designated zone only:
    • H1:  Level 4 of PS1
    • H2:  Minton Lot
    • H3:  Pearce Ford Lot and Barnes Lot
    • H4:  Poland Lot and Avenue of Champions
  • Lots zoned AP - "All Permits" on main campus
  • C2 - South Campus Park and Ride Lots
  • After 4:30 PM - all lots
Non-Premium Housing Permit (H5)

$110/year

  • Non-Premium Housing Lots (H5)
  • Lots zoned AP - "All Permits" on the perimeter of campus
  • C2 - South Campus Park and Ride Lots
  • After 4:30 PM, all lots except Housing Premium lots (H1-H4)
  • Option available for all residence halls.
South Campus Park and Ride Permit (C2)

$50/year

  • C2 - South Campus Park and Ride Lots all day
  • After 2PM – All C1 – Main Campus Commuter Lots and lots zoned AP - "All Permits"
  • After 4:30 PM - All Lots except Housing Lots
  • Option required for Gatton Academy students.
  • Not recommended for other Housing students.
Disability Parking Permit

$100 / year

  • A WKU Disability Permit is required to park in disability parking spaces on campus.  WKU Disability permits are issued in person at the PTS office.  For more information regarding disability parking requirements, click HERE.

 

Weekend Parking

(Saturday & Sunday)

All campus parking lots (except Gated Regents) are open all day Saturday.  Permits are not required in open lots.

Housing permits are required in Housing lots beginning Sunday afternoon at 4:30 PM.

Resident students often need access to their vehicles throughout the day.

Students sitting on lawn

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 Last Modified 5/11/15