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HOW DO PARKING PERMIT SALES WORK?

Faculty/staff permits are available to employees and affiliates. 

  • NEW for 2019-2020:
    • Faculty/Staff FS3 parking will be expanded in the Chestnut Street North, Chestnut Street South and Kentucky Street lots. 
    • Due to the construction of the Freshmen Village Project, Gated Regents Lot will close.  Current Gated Regents permit holders will have the option to purchase either an FS1 or FS2 permit while supplies last.  FS3 permits will also be available. 
    • Due to the constrution of the Helm Commons Project, the Helm Lot will close.
  • Reserved Parking may be requested by full-time, benefits-eligible employees.  Contact PTS for details. 
  • Gated Hilltop (GH) permits are sold as a renewal to current gated permit holders.  Additional permits are sold from a waiting list as space allows. 
  • Alumni Square Garage (AS) permits are sold on a first come, first served basis.  Additional permits are sold from a waiting list as space allows.
  • Premium Permits (FS1 & FS2) are sold as a renewal to current Premium Permit holders. Additional permits are sold from a waiting list as space allows.
  • Non-Premium (FS3) and South Campus (C7) permits are available to all employees.

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?

2019-2020 Faculty/Staff Parking Map

  • GH – Gated Hilltop: Employees who work on the Hill seeking a gated parking option.
  • AS – Alumni Square Garage: Employees working on the Hill or Alumni Square seeking a gated parking option.
  • FS1 – Premium Parking: Employees working on the Hill or near Ransdell Hall who prefer to park close to their workplace.
  • FS2 – Premium Parking: Employees working near Diddle Arena who prefer to park close to their workplace.
  • FS3 – Non-Premium Parking: New employees and employees seeking a low-cost parking option on the perimeter of campus.
  • C7 – South Campus Parking: Employees who work at South Campus or who want a low-cost park and ride option.
  • HS - Health Sciences: employees associated with Nursing School or DPT program.
  • PM - Park Mobile:  provides pay as you go daily parking alternative to annual parking permit.  Parking fees are based on the lot you choose and are valid only in the location, date, and time purchased through the PM website (wku.pmreserve.com).

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

  • Mimosa and Gated Hilltop Lots become "AP" (All Permit) zones in the evening.  A current WKU permit is required for these lots. 
  • Remaining faculty/staff (FS1, FS2, FS3) and Commuter 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.  Enforcement of Housing permits begins at 4:30 PM on Sunday afternoons.
  • Disability parking, safety violations and meters near residence halls are enforced at all times.

PERMIT DESCRIPTIONS

RESERVED PERMITS

R: Reserved Permit - $730/Year

The Reserved permit (R) allows parking in:
  • Your designated space from 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM weekdays or times posted.
    • If an unauthorized vehicle is parked in your space during business hours, call PTS to have vehicle cited or towed. 
    • If spaces are used for events/maintenance during business hours, alternate parking will be provided.
  • Any non-reserved space in all zones, including Gated Hilltop Lot.

To request a Reserved Permit, email PTS at transportation@wku.edu with request for reserved parking.  Please name the lot in which you are interested.  Requests will be reviewed and assigned as space allows in the requested area.  Wait lists will be maintained for high demand areas. 

GATED PERMITS

GH:  Gated Hilltop Permit - $450/Year

The Gated Hilltop permit (GH) allows parking in:
  • Gated Hilltop Lot
  • Non-Premium (FS3) lots
  • Commuter Lots (except PS2 and PS3)
  • Lots zoned "OZ" (Overflow Zone)
  • Between 4:30 PM and 7:30 AM, Mon-Fri., permit is also honored in all lots except Housing.

Please note:  Gated Hilltop Permits are not honored in Premium FS1, FS2, or Housing zones.

AS: Alumni Square Garage Permit - $275/Year

The Alumni Square Garage permit (AS) allows parking in:
  • Alumni Square Garage, 24/7 access
    • Served by the Topper Transit Hilltopper Route every 15 minutes during peak service.
  • South Campus Park and Ride Commuter Lots (C7) 
    • Served by the Topper Transit Hilltopper Route every 15 minutes during peak service.
  • Between 4:30 PM and 7:30 AM, Mon-Fri., permit is also honored in all lots except Housing.

Please note:  The Alumni Square Garage Permit is not honored in Housing zones.

HS:  Health Sciences - $135/Year 

The Health Sciences permit (HS) allows parking in:
  • The WKU Medical Center Gated Lot at the Medical Center Complex downtown. 
  • South Campus Park and Ride Commuter Lots (C7) 
    • Served by the Topper Transit Hilltopper Route every 15 minutes during peak service.
  • Lots zoned "OZ" (Overflow Zone)
  • After 2PM weekdays, also honored in lots zoned "OZ" (Overflow Zones), C1 (Parking Structure 1) and C4 (Park Street Lot).
  • Between 4:30 PM and 7:30 AM, Mon-Fri., permit is also honored in all lots except Housing.

PREMIUM PERMITS

FS1 & FS2: Premium Parking - $245/Year

The Premium Faculty/Staff permits (FS1 and FS2) allow parking in:
  • Your designated zone at all times
    • FS1 = The Hill and faculty/staff lots off Normal Street
    • FS2 = Athletics Area and South Lawn
  • Non-Premium (FS3) lots
  • Commuter Lots (except PS2 and PS3)
  • Lots zoned "OZ" (Overflow Zone)
  • Between 4:30 PM and 7:30 AM, Mon-Fri., permit is also honored in all lots except Housing.

Please note:  FS1 and FS2 Premium Permits are not honored in Housing zones.

NON-PREMIUM PERMIT

FS3: Non-Premium Parking - $115/Year

The Non-Premium Faculty/Staff permit (FS3) allows parking in:
  • Non-Premium (FS3) lots
  • Commuter Lots (except PS2 and PS3)
  • Lots zoned "OZ" (Overflow Zone)
  • Between 4:30 PM and 7:30 AM, Mon-Fri., permit is also honored in all lots except Housing.

Please note:  FS3 Non-Premium Permits are not honored in Housing zones.

PARK AND RIDE PERMITS

C7: South Campus Park and Ride Permit - $50/Year

The Park and Ride Faculty / Staff permit (C7) allows parking in:
  • South Campus Commuter Lots (C7) 
    • Served by the Topper Transit Hilltopper Route every 15 minutes during peak service.
  • After 2PM weekdays, also honored in lots zoned "OZ" (Overflow Zones), C1 (Parking Structure 1) and C4 (Park Street Lot).
  • Between 4:30 PM and 7:30 AM, Mon-Fri., permit is also honored in all lots except Housing.

PARKING RESERVATIONS 

PM:  Park Mobile Permit - $10 / initial permit fee 

  • The Park Mobile permit provides a pay-as-you-go daily parking alternative to an annual parking permit. The Park Mobile program has two pieces that work together:  the ParkMobile parking reservation website wku.pmreserve.com, where you will make your reservation, and your PM permit, which will grant you access to the parking facility on the day of your reservation. 
  • With your PM 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 parkEnter you PM 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 PM permit is displayed on your rear-view mirror.
  • PM permit access will be limited to specific lots and sold on a first come, first served basis.  Parking availability may change from day to day.  Daily parking will always be available in the Campbell Lane Park and Ride lot.
  • The PM permit will only be valid for the date and location purchased. 
  • Reservations are also honored after 4:30 PM on dates purchased in AP - All Permit zones: Gated Hilltop Lot and the Mimosa Lot. 
  • With an active reservation, a motorcycle with a PM permit can park in the PM spaces including gated lots. 
  • Without a PM or WKU permit, a reservation can be made with a license plate number.  The reservation will allow parking in PM spaces but not gated lots.  A PM permit is required to open gates in gated lots. 
  • See the ParkMobile Reservation Fees.
  • See the ParkMobile Map.

DISABILITY PERMIT

D1: Disability Parking - $115/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 10/28/19