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Commuter Parking


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). 
    • The Daily Commuter permit works the same way as Big Red Dollars.  You load a balance to your daily parking account and use an app to buy parking for the day in available lots.
  • 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 - Uses Parking Dollars

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 app.
  • The Daily Commuter permit works the same way as Big Red Dollars.  You load a balance to your daily parking account and use an app to buy parking for the day in available lots.
  • 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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Maps and Videos

2018-2019 Commuter Map
#WKUKnowParking Commuter Video
#WKUKnowParking Daily Commuter Video

 


 

 

Carpooling is a great way to commute to campus.

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