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How do parking permit sales work?

Housing permit sales are available after housing assignments are released. A housing assignment is required to purchase a housing permit.

  • Housing permits are sold on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. 
  • A wait list will be available for each lot 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?

Your housing assignment will determine which Housing permit is most convenient for you.  Permits recommended for each residence hall are listed below. 

See Housing Map

Barnes-Campbell Hall

H3, H4, H8, H7, H9, H5

Bates-Runner Hall

H1, H2, H6, AS

Bemis Lawrence Hall

H3, H4, H8, H7, H9, H5

Douglas Keen Hall

H4, H3, H9, H5, H8

Gilbert Hall

H1, H6, AS, H4

Hilltopper Hall

H1, H6, AS, H4

Hugh Poland Hall

H4, H3, H9, H5, H8

Kentucky Street Apts

AS, H6, H1

McCormack Hall

H1, H6, AS, H4

McLean Hall

H1, H2, H6, AS

Meredith Hall

H3, H8, H4, H9, H5

Minton Hall

H2, H1, H7

Northeast Hall

H2, H1, H7

Pearce Ford Tower

H3, H4, H8, H9, H5, H7

Rodes-Harlin Hall

H1, H6, AS, H4

Schneider Hall (Gatton)

SC*

Southwest Hall

H2, H1, H7

Zacharias Hall

H3, H8, H4, H9, H5

South Campus Permits (SC) are recommended for students looking for a low cost, storage parking option.   *The South Campus Permit is the only permit available to students enrolled in the Gatton Academy of Math and Science.

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

  • Housing zones are enforced for correct Housing zone permits in the evening.  
  • Mimosa, Gated Regents 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 (C1 & C2) lots become open lots, no permit required. 

Weekend Housing Parking (4:30PM Fri – 4:30PM Sun): 

  • Beginning 4:30PM Friday, Housing lots are open; permits are not enforced.  
    • Meters, disability parking, and safety violations are enforced at all times.
  • Enforcement of Housing permits resumes at 4:30 PM on Sunday afternoons.

Permit Descriptions

AS: Alumni Square Garage Housing Permit - $265/Year

AS permits allow parking in:
  • Alumni Square Garage
  • South Campus (SC) Lots
  • Between 4:30 PM and 7:30 AM, Mon-Fri., permit is also honored in all lots except Housing.

Note: Primarily recommended for residents of the Kentucky Street Apartments, Greek houses on Center Street, and the "Valley."

H1, H2, H3, H4:  Housing Premium Permits - $240/Year

The Premium Housing Permit (H1-H4) allows parking in:
  • Your designated zone at all times. 
    • H1 = Level 4-7 of PS1
    • H2 = Minton Lot
    • H3 = Pearce Ford Tower Lot
    • H4 = Poland Lot / Ave of Champions
  • Lots zoned "OZ" (Overflow Zone)
  • South Campus Lots (SC) 
  • Between 4:30 PM and 7:30 AM, Mon-Fri., permit is also honored in all Commuter and Faculty/Staff lots. 

H5, H6, H7, H8, H9: Non-Premium Housing Permits - $120/Year

The Non-Premium Housing Permit (H5-H9) allows parking in:
  • Your designated zone at all times.
    • H5 = Parking Structure 3
    • H6 = Adams Street / Kentucky Street Apartment Alley Lot
    • H7 = South Chestnut Street Lot
    • H8 = Normal Street South Lot
    • H9 = Creason Lot
  • Lots zoned "OZ" (Overflow Zone)
  • South Campus Lots (SC) 
  • Between 4:30 PM and 7:30 AM, Mon-Fri., permit is also honored in all Commuter and Faculty/Staff lots. 

SC: South Campus Housing Permit - $50/Year

SC permits allow parking in:
  • South Campus Lot at all times.  South Campus Lot is located 2 miles south of main campus.  
    • This is a low cost storage parking option.
  • Between 4:30 PM and 7:30 AM, Mon-Fri., permit is alsohonored in all Commuter and Faculty/Staff lots. 
Transit service to the main campus:
  • WHITE LINE from 7:15 AM – 6:00 PM, Mon-Fri.  6 min peak service.
  • GREEN LINE from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Mon – Fri. every 30 minutes, and 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Saturdays every hour.

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.

Carless Program – FREE!

The Carless Program is an incentive package to encourage campus residents to leave their cars at home for the Fall semester.  Participants receive discounts for transportation services offered through the Parking and Transportation Services Department.  

  • Access to the Topper Transit System
  • $35 credit towards Enterprise CarShare program rentals ($35 value).   
  • Complimentary GObg Public Transit Semester Pass ($50 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).
  • Bike Tune Up at Preston Center ($35 value)
  • Move In/Move Out parking passes ($20/Value)
  • Drawing for $250 Book Scholarship for Spring Semester.  Three lucky winners will be selected during Finals Week, Spring Semester.
  • 50% discount for available Spring semester parking permits.

Maps and Videos

2019 - 2019 Housing Map
#WKUKnowParking Housing

 


 

 

 

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

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 Last Modified 9/21/18