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Commuter Parking


Commuter Parking

2015-2016 COMMUTER PARKING MAP

 

South Campus Commuter Park and Ride Permit (C2) - $50/Year

With limited Commuter Permit sales on the main campus, the South Campus Commuter Park and Ride Permit is a good alternative for Commuting students.  South Campus permits are only $50/year, and allow parking at the South Campus C2 lots at all times.  In addition, the permit is honored in lots zoned AP - "All Permit" and in C1 lots on the main campus after 2 PM, Mon – Fri, and in all lots except Housing (H1 – H5) after 4:30 PM, Mon-Fri.

Park and Ride service to the main campus is provided by the WHITE LINE transit route from 7:15 AM – 6:00 PM and the GREEN LINE from 6 PM – 10 PM, Mon – Fri.  During peak service, a bus will be leaving South Campus every 6 minutes. The 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 come to campus late in the day.

Main Campus Commuter Permit (C1) - $100/Year

The Main Campus Commuter Permit (C1) allows parking in any of the designated C1 lots on the main campus.  Additionally, the C1 permit is honored in lots zoned AP - "All Permits" on the main campus and South Campus Commuter Park and Ride Lots (C2) at all times.  It allows parking in all lots except Housing (H1 - H5) after 4:30 PM Mon - Fri.  C1 permits are recommended for students with early or late classes or who need immediate access to their vehicles throughout the day.

A new BLUE LINE PARK N' RIDE route will provide service from Commuter C1 parking on Russellville Road to the main campus.  Service will be provided on a 15 minute interval from 7:15AM to 6:00PM weekdays.

Main Campus Commuter C1 permit sales are limited to the capacity of campus. This is done to fulfill the expectation that if a person purchases a parking permit, they will be able to find a parking space on the main campus.

C1 permits are sold on a first come, first served basis. Once sold out, a waiting list is maintained.  Permits are sold off the waiting list when parking becomes available on the main campus.

Alumni Square Garage Permit (AC) - $200/Year

The Alumni Square Garage is a good alternative for commuting students taking classes on the main campus.  It is located on Alumni Avenue at Kentucky Street and is served by the RED LINE 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM weekdays

Permit sales to the Alumni Square Garage are limited to provide guaranteed parking for permit holders. Permits are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and are managed with a waiting list.  The permit provides guaranteed parking in the garage weekdays from 6 AM – 6 PM.  The permit is also honored in lots zoned AP - "All Permits" and in South Campus Commuter Park and Ride (C2) lots at all times.

To make it easy for students to get to class from the Alumni Square Garage, transit service provides direct access to major academic buildings on State Street and Normal Street.  The RED LINE picks up passengers on  Center Street next to the Augenstein Alumni Center on its way to campus.


Disability Parking Permit (D2) - $100/Year

A WKU Disability Permit is required to park in disability parking spaces on campus.  WKU Disability permits are issued in person at the PTS office.  For more information regarding disability parking requirements, click HERE.


Commuter Student Permit Options

PERMIT
 FEE / YEAR
ALLOWS PARKING IN:
Alumni Square Garage Commuter Permit (AC) $200/year

While supplies last                         

  • Guaranteed parking in Alumni Square Garage, 6AM – 6PM weekdays.
  • Lots zoned AP - "All Permits" on main campus
  • C2 - South Campus Park and Ride Lots
  • After 4:30 PM - all lots except Housing Lots
Main Campus Commuter Permit  (C1)

$100 / year

While supplies last

  • C1 - Commuter parking lots on main campus
  • Lots zoned AP - "All Permits" on main campus
  • C2 - South Campus Park and Ride Lots
  • After 4:30 PM - all lots except Housing Lots
South Campus Commuter Park and Ride Permit (C2) $50/year
  • C2 - South Campus Park and Ride Lots all day
  • After 2PM – All C1 Main Campus Commuter Lots and lots zoned AP - "All Permits"
  • After 4:30 PM - all lots except Housing Lots
Disability Parking Permit $100/year
  • A WKU disability permit is required to park in disability spaces on campus.  WKU Disability permits are issued in person at the PTS office.  For more information regarding disability parking requirements, click HERE

 

Evening Parking

(4:30 PM - 10:00 PM; Sunday - Friday)

In the evening, a current WKU parking permit is required to park in the Gated Regents, Gated Hilltop, and Mimosa lots.  The low cost South Campus Permit is recommended if you will only be visiting campus after 4:30 PM.

All Main Campus Commuter C1 lots and all Premium/Non-Premium faculty and staff lots are open in the evenings.  Permits are not required in open lots.

Special events may disrupt evening parking, particularly around Diddle Arena.

For more information, read the EVENING PARKING POLICY.

Weekend Parking

(Saturday and Sunday)

All campus parking lots (except Gated Regents) are open all day Saturday.  Permits are not required in open lots.

Housing permits are required in Housing lots beginning Sunday afternoon at 4:30 PM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 














 
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Carpooling is a great way to commute to campus.

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 Last Modified 7/10/15