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Housing Parking

2016-2017 Housing Map

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. 
  • Wait lists are maintained for all Housing zones. Permits are released as space allows.

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, H7, H8, H9

Bates-Runner Hall

H1, H5, H6, AS

Bemis Lawrence Hall

H3, H4, H7, H8, H9

Douglas Keen Hall

H4, H3, H8, H9

Gilbert Hall

H1, H5, H6, AS

Hugh Poland Hall

H4, H3, H8, H9

Kentucky Street Apts

AS, H6, H5, H1

McCormack Hall

H1, H5, H6, AS

McLean Hall

H1, H5, H6, AS

Meredith Hall

H3, H8, H4, H9

Minton Hall

H2, H1, H5, H7

Northeast Hall

H1, H2, H5, H7

Pearce Ford Tower

H3, H4, H8, H9, H7

Rodes-Harlin Hall

H1, H5, H6, AS

Schneider Hall (Gatton)

SC*

Southwest Hall

H2, H1, H5, H7

Zacharias Hall

H3, H8, H4, H9

South Campus Permits (SC) are recommended for students looking for a low cost, storage parking option.  When main campus is sold out, the only permit available will be an SC permit.

*The South Campus Permit (SC) 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):  Mimosa, Gated Regents and Gated Hilltop Lots become AP – All Permit zones.  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.  Housing zones are enforced for correct Housing zone permits in the evening.

Weekend Housing Parking (4:30PM Fri – 4:30PM Sun):  Beginning 4:30PM Friday, Housing lots are open; permits are not enforced.  Enforcement of Housing permits begins at 4:30 PM on Sunday afternoons.

Permit Descriptions

AS: Alumni Square Garage Housing Permit - $240/Year

AS permits allow parking in:
  • Alumni Square Garage
  • Lots zoned AP – “All Permits”
  • South Campus (SC) Lots
  • Between 4:30 PM and 7:30 AM, Mon-Fri., permit is also honored in Faculty/Staff (GR, GH, FS1, FS2, FS3) and Commuter (C1) lots.

Note: Primarily recommended for residents of the Kentucky Street Apartments.

H1, H2, H3, H4:  Housing Premium Permits - $220/Year

The Premium Housing Permit (H1-H4) allows parking in:
  • Your designated zone only:
    • H1 = Level 4 of PS1
    • H2 = Minton Lot
    • H3 = Pearce Ford Tower Lot
    • H4 = Poland Lot / Ave of Champions
  • Lots zoned AP - "All Permits"
  • South Campus Lots (SC) 
  • Between 4:30 PM and 7:30 AM, Mon-Fri., permit is also honored in Faculty/Staff (GR, GH, FS1, FS2, FS3) and Commuter (C1) lots.

H5, H6, H7, H8, H9: Non-Premium Housing Permits - $110/Year

The Non-Premium Housing Permit (H5-H9) allows parking in:
  • Your designated zone only:
    • H5 = Levels 5-7 of PS1
    • H6 = Adams Street / Kentucky Street Apartments
    • H7 = South Chestnut Street Lot
    • H8 = Normal Street South Lot
    • H9 = Creason Lot
  • Lots zoned AP - "All Permits"
  • South Campus Lots (SC) 
  • Between 4:30 PM and 7:30 AM, Mon-Fri., permit is also honored in Faculty/Staff (GR, GH, FS1, FS2, FS3) and Commuter (C1) lots.

SC: South Campus Housing Permit - $50/Year

SC permits allow parking in:
  • South Campus (SC) lots at all times. 
  • Between 4:30 PM and 7:30 AM, Mon-Fri., permit is also honored in Faculty/Staff (GR, GH, FS1, FS2, FS3) and Commuter (C1) 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.
  • WHITE LINE EXPRESS FROM 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sundays every 15 minutes. 

D2: Disability Parking - $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.

Car Free Program – FREE!

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

  • Access to the Topper Transit System
  • Complimentary enrollment in the Enterprise CarShare program ($35 value). 
  • Complimentary GObg Public Transit Semester Pass ($48 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).
  • Move In/Move Out parking passes ($20/Value)
  • Drawing for $250 Book Scholarship for Spring Semester.  3 lucky winners will be selected during Finals Week, Spring Semester.

We are working with the campus community to link students enrolled in this program to on campus employment opportunities.

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

Students sitting on lawn

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 Last Modified 6/21/16