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Visitor Parking

Visitor Parking Policy

Updated 9/2015


All WKU visitors requiring parking accommodations on campus.  Any campus employee or student needing to advise visitors on where to park.


Visitor or Guest – Any individual parking on campus who is not a current WKU student, faculty member, or staff member.

Permit Required Area – parking lots or structures which require a current parking permit.

Non-reserved Parking Spaces – any standard parking space that is not metered or marked for special use.

Policy Details

General Permit Requirements

  • In general, parking permits are required to park on campus during enforcement hours.
    • Enforcement hours – 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday
    • Evening enforcement hours – 4:30 PM – 11:00 PM, Monday through Friday
    • See “Evening Parking Policy” for permit requirements in the evening.
    • One-day Visitor Permits
      • One-day visitor permits are available for $2/day at the Parking and Transportation Services office.
      • One-day visitor permits allow parking in all non-reserved parking spaces on campus.
      • Free Topper Transit service is available to locations on the main campus and South Campus. 
      • A free ADA shuttle is available upon request, during operating hours.  Contact Parking and Transportation to request a pick up.

Public Parking Areas

  • Parking meters are available throughout campus for a fee of $0.25/15 minutes. Parking length and enforcement hours vary by location. Check the sticker on the meter for details. If no sticker is present, assume the meter is being enforced. 
  • The Diddle South Public Parking Lot, located on the Avenue of Champions, is available for a fee of $2/hour with $1 for each additional hour ($10/day maximum).  A multi-space payment machine serves entire lot.  Parking fees are assessed between 7:30 AM and 10 PM, Mon - Fri.      
  • Chestnut Street North Lot has a multi-space payment machine that services 16 spaces in the front corner of the lot.  Rates are $2/hour with $1 for each additional hour ($10/day maximum).  Parking fees are assessed between 7:30 AM and 10 PM, Mon - Fri.    
  • Gated Rents Lot provides visitor parking.  Rates are $2/hour with $1 for each additional hour ($10/day maximum).  Parking fees are assessed between 7:30 AM and 10 PM daily, Mon - Sat.  Gates remain down on Sundays but no fees are assessed.
  • Alumni Square Garage offers "pay as you go parking" with credit card validations, one day permit parking, and event parking.  Daily parking fees are $2/hour with $10 daily maximum.  Event rates vary. 
  • Visitors may purchase a $2/day Visitor Parking Permit at Parking and Transportation Services office located on Campbell Lane.  Visitor permits are non-refundable.

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 Last Modified 12/5/18