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Housing Student Parking

How Do Parking Permit Sales Work?

Housing permit sales are available to students who live on campus.  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 throughout the year as parking becomes available. To be placed on a wait list, use the permit wait list option on your WKU PARKING ACCOUNT.

  • NEW for 2021-2022
    • completion of the Normal Hall and Regents Hall, two new parking lots are open. The Normal Hall Lot and the Regents Hall Lot will be zoned H3 (Premium Housing). 
    • Chestnut Street South Lot is now zoned Non-Premium Housing (H7), Overflow Zone (OZ), and Faculty/Staff. 
    • Kentucky Street is now zoned Commuter and Faculty/Staff. 
    • Expanded public parking options in Hilltop Lot and the New Normal Hall Lot.
    • Parking Structure 3 is now zoned Non-Premium Housing (H5).

    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. 

H1, H2, H3, H6, AH

H4, H9, H5, H8, HU
H1, H6, H3, AH


The South Campus Permit is the only permit available to students enrolled in the Gatton Academy of Math and Science.

H1, H6, H3, AH
H4, H8, H9, H5, HU
H1, H6, H3, AH
H1, H2, H3, H6, AH
H4, H8, HU, H9, H5
H2, H1, H4, HU, H8
H3, H4, HU, H2, H8, H7
H4, H8, HU, H9, H5
H3, H4, HU, H2, H8, H7 
H1, H6, H3, AH

H2, H1, H4, HU, H8, H9

H8, HU, H4, H9, H5

Evening Parking (After 4:30PM)

  • Housing zones are enforced in the evening.  Please park in your zone.
  • Mimosa and Hilltop Lots become "AP" (All Permit) zones in the evening.  A current WKU permit is required for these lots. 
  • Faculty/staff (FS1, FS2, FS3) and Commuter (C1 - C7) lots become open lots, no permit required. 
  • Meters located near residence halls are enforced 7:30AM - 10:30PM daily.
  • Regents Pay Lot and Pearce Ford Tower Loop - fees are assessed 7:30AM - 10:30PM daily.

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

  • Beginning 4:30PM Friday - Housing, Commuter, and Faculty / Staff lots are open.  Permits are not required.  
    • Meters, disability parking, and safety violations are enforced at all times.
  • Enforcement of Housing permits resumes at 4:30PM on Sunday afternoons.


Permit Descriptions

AH: Alumni Square Garage Housing Permit - $275/Year

The Alumni Square Garage Housing permit (AH) allows parking in:
  • Alumni Square Garage (24/7 access)
  • South Campus lots (SC)
  • 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:  Premium Housing Permits - $245/Year

The Premium Housing permits (H1-H4) allow parking in:
  • Your designated zone at all times:
    • H1 = Level 4-7 of Parking Structure 1
    • H2 = Minton Lot
    • H3 = Normal Hall Lot and Regents Hall 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, Faculty/Staff and "AP" (All Permit) lots. 

H5, H6, H8, H9, HU:  Premium Housing Permits - $125/Year

The Non-Premium Housing permits (H5-HU) allow parking in:
  • Your designated zone at all times:
    • H5 = Parking Structure 3
    • H6 = Adams Street / Kentucky St Apartment Alley Lot
    • H7:  Chestnut Street South Lot
    • H8 = Normal Street South Lot
    • H9 = Creason Lot
    • HU = University Blvd 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, Faculty/Staff, and "AP" (All Permit) lots.

SC: South Campus Housing Permit - $50/Year

The South Campus permit (SC) allows 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 also honored in all zones except Housing. 
Transit service to the main campus:S

D2: Disability Parking - $125/Year

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

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
  • Complimentary GObg Public Transit Pass ($38 value).
  • Complimentary bicycle tune up at the Preston Bike Shop on campus ($35 value).
  • Rebates for the discounted airport shuttle to Nashville International Airport (BNA, up to a $100 value).
  • Move In/Move Out parking passes ($20/Value)
  • Drawing for $250 Book Scholarship for Spring Semester.  Winners will be selected during Finals Week, Fall semester.
  • 50% discount for available Spring semester parking permits.




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 Last Modified 8/2/21