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Commuter Parking


 How do parking permit sales work?

Commuter permit sales are available to students living off campus.

  • Commuter permits are sold on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
  • A wait list will be available for each zone after that permit sells out.  Wait lists are released weekly throughout the year.

To be placed on a Waiting List, use the Permit Wait list option on your WKU PARKING ACCOUNT.

Please note: parking lots may be reserved at any time for events or maintenance.  Monitor WKU e-mail or PTS Facebook / Twitter pages for service announcements.

Which permit is right for me?

  • AC – Alumni Square Garage:
    • Offers guaranteed, gated parking on the main campus from 6AM - 9PM. 
    • AC permits are recommended for students taking classes on the north end of campus (The Hill, Ogden).
  • C1 – Main Campus Premium Commuter Permit: 
    • Provides parking in Parking Structure 2, located in the core of main campus.  
    • C1 permits are recommended for students taking classes in the center of campus.
  • C2 - Main Campus Non-Premium Commuter Permit:
    • Provides parking in the perimeter Commuter parking lots on main campus.
    • Parking is first come, first served and highly desired lots fill early. 
    • C2 permits are recommended as lower cost option for students who want to park on the main campus.
  • C3 - Russellville Road West Park and Ride Permit: 
    • Provides convenient low cost park and ride option at the Russellville Road West Lot.
      • Served by the Red Line every 9 minutes during peak service. 
  • C4 – South Campus Park and Ride:
    • Provides low cost parking on the South Campus, located 2 miles south of main campus,
      • Served by the White Line every 6 minutes during peak service.
    • The C4 South Campus Park and Ride Permit is recommended for Commuter students who are seeking a low cost parking option, who come to campus occasionally, or who have evening classes. 
  • DC - Daily Commuter Permit: 
    • A new option for Commuters who occasionally park on campus is the Daily Commuter Permit (DC). 
    • Watch YouTube Instructional Video HERE
    • The Daily Commuter permit provides a pay-as-you-go daily parking alternative to an annual parking permit.  The Daily Commuter program has two pieces that work together:  the ParkMobile parking reservation website (wku.pmreserve.com), where you will make your reservation, and your DC permit, which will grant you access to the parking facility on the day of your reservation. 
    • With your DC Permit in hand, go to the WKU ParkMobile parking reservation website (wku.pmreserve.com).  Follow the instructions to: 
      • Create and log in to your account
      • Select a parking facility
      • Select the date you would like to park
      • Enter you DC Permit number (this is very important)
      • Select your parking option
      • Check out your Shopping Cart
    • Once you have completed your parking reservation, you are ready to park on campus.  Make sure your DC permit is displayed on your rear-view mirror.
    • Your DC Permit will only be valid for the date and location purchased.
  • HS - Health Sciences;
    • Provides gated parking access to the downtown Medical Center parking lot. 
    • Available only to students enrolled in the Nursing School or DPT.  

Evening Parking (4:30 PM – 10:00 PM, weekdays): 

  • Commuter zones do not require a permit after 4:30PM. 
  • Mimosa, Gated Regents and Gated Hilltop faculty/staff lots become AP – All Permit zones in the evening. A current WKU permit is required for these lots. 
  • Remaining faculty/staff  lots become open lots, no permit required.

Please note:  Housing zones are enforced for Housing permits at all times.

Saturday and Sunday Parking: 

  • All parking lots are open; permits are not enforced. 
  • Disability parking, safety violations, and meters near residence halls are enforced at all times.
  • Enforcement of Housing lots resumes at 4:30 PM on Sunday afternoons.

Permit Descriptions

AC: Alumni Square Garage Permit - $220/Year

AC permits allow parking in:
  • Alumni Square Garage, 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM weekdays.
    • Located next to Augenstein Alumni Center
    • Served by the Topper Transit Red Line.
  • Lots zoned "OZ" (Overflow Zones)
  • South Campus Commuter Park and Ride Lots (C4) 
    • Served by the Topper Transit White Line.
  • Between 4:30 PM and 7:30 AM, Mon-Fri., permit is also honored in all lots except Housing.

C1: Main Campus Premium Permit - $240/year

C1 permits allow parking in:
  • Parking Structure 2 on the main campus
  • C2 Non-Premium lots on the main campus
    • Parking Structure 3 and University Blvd Lot are served by Topper Transit.
  • Lots zoned "OZ" (Overflow Zones) on the main campus
  • C3 Russellville Road Park and Ride lot
    • Served by the Topper Transit Red Line
  • C4 South Campus Park and Ride lots
    • Served by the Topper Transit White Line.
  • Between 4:30 PM and 7:30 AM, Mon-Fri., permit is also honored in all lots except Housing

C2:  Main Campus Non-Premium Permit - $120/year

C2 permits allow parking in:
  • C2 Non-Premium lots on the main campus
    • Section of Chestnut Street North Lot
    • Section of Chestnut Street South Lot
    • Section of Kentucky Street Lot
    • Parking Structure 3 (served by the Topper Transit Red Line)
    • University Blvd. Lot (served by Topper Transit)
  • Lots zoned "OZ" (Overflow Zones) on the main campus
  • C3 Russellville Road Park and Ride lot
    • Served by the Topper Transit Red Line.
  • C4 South Campus Park and Ride lots
    • Served by the Topper Transit White Line.
  • After 2PM weekdays, also honored in C1 (Parking Structure 2).
  • Between 4:30 PM and 7:30 AM, Mon-Fri., permit is also honored in all lots except Housing

C3: Russellville Rd West Park and Ride Permit - $50/year

C3 permits allow parking in:
  • Russellville Road Park and Ride Lot
    • Served by the Topper Transit Red Line.
  • C4 South Campus Park and Ride lots
    • Served by the Topper Transit White Line.
  • After 2PM weekdays, also honored in C1, C2, and lots zoned "OZ" (Overflow Zones) on the main campus
  • Between 4:30 PM and 7:30 AM, Mon-Fri., permit is also honored in all lots except Housing.

C4:  South Campus Park and Ride Permit - $50/year

C4 permits allow parking in:
  • C4 South Campus Park and Ride lots located 2 miles south of Main Campus.
    • Served by the Topper Transit White Line.
  • After 2PM weekdays, also honored in C1, C2, C3, and lots zoned "OZ" (Overflow Zones) on Main Campus.
  • Between 4:30 PM and 7:30 AM, Mon-Fri., permit is also honored in all lots except Housing.

DC:  Daily Commuter Permit

DC permits allow parking in:
  • Daily commuter parking access will be limited to specific lots and sold on a first come, first served basis.  Parking availability may change from day to day.
  • The DC permit is only valid in the location, date, and time purchased through the ParkMobile website (www.wku. 
  • Daily commuter parking fees are based on the lot you choose.
  • Daily parking will always be available in the Campbell Lane park and ride lot.

HS:  Health Sciences- $130/Year

 HS permits allow parking in:

  • Downtown Medical Center gated and overflow lot.   
  • South Campus (SC) lot at all times. 
  • Main Campus Commuter (C1 and C2) and Overflow Zones (OZ) after 2PM weekdays.
  • Between 4:30 PM and 7:30 AM, Mon-Fri., permit is also honored in all lots except Housing.

D2: Disability Parking - $120/Year

A WKU Disability Permit is required to park in disability parking spaces on campus.  For more information regarding disability parking requirements, click HERE.

 

 

 








 
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 Last Modified 10/16/18