Western Kentucky University

Housing Students Parking

Housing Parking

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

South Campus Park and Ride Permit - $50 Year

The South Campus Park and Ride Permit is also available to Housing students. South Campus permits are only $50/year, and allow parking at South Campus all day. In addition, the permit is honored on the main campus after 2:00 PM in lots zoned Commuter (except PS2) and lots zoned "All Permits" (AP).

The WHITE LINE is the only route serving South Campus. 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.

Housing Non-Premium Permit - $90 Year

The Housing Non-Premium Permit allows parking in any of the designated Housing Non-Premium lots located on the perimeter of campus. In addition, the Housing Non-Premium Permit is honored in lots zoned "All Permits" (AP). 2014-2015 HOUSING PARKING MAP.

Housing Non-Premium permits will be sold on an unlimited basis. Housing Non-Premium permits still offer convenient accessibility to campus while providing a cost-effective option.

Housing Non-Premium Permits are recommended for residents who want access to their vehicles but desire a cost-effective alternative.

Housing Premium Permit - $180 Year

The Housing Premium Permit allows parking in any of the designated Housing Premium lots located close to the residence halls. The Housing Premium Permit is also honored in Non-Premium Housing lots and lots zoned "All Permits" (AP). 2014-2015 HOUSING PARKING MAP.

Housing Premium 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.

Housing Premium 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 - $200 Year

Housing students are eligible to buy the Alumni Square Garage Permit which guarantees parking within the facility.  The Alumni Square Garage Permit is also honored in "All Permit" (AP) lots.  This option is best suited for students living in residence halls on the north end of campus.

Residents of the apartments that wrap the Alumni Square Garage should contact Parking and Transportation Services directly to purchase their permit (270-745-2361 or transportation@wku.edu). 


Disability Parking - $90

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 are open Saturdays and Sundays. 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

 Last Modified 7/7/14