Winter Break Parking & Bus Service

Parking During the Winter Break

During the break between the fall and spring semesters, demand for parking is greatly reduced. As a result, Transportation Services does not control many of the various campus parking areas for permits during portions of the break.

In general, employee lots remain on control for permits during the duration of the semester break, except for the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day (December 25 – January 1). The Kroger Field student periphery lots (Blue, Red, Commonwealth Drive and Soccer/Softball), as well as most student residential lots will not be controlled for permits during the break, with the exception of the Seminary area residential lots (R29 & R30), the Wildcat Coal Lodge lot (R17) and the German House area (R18). More specific permit control information is provided below.

Employee Parking Permit Control Changes

Permit Type Parking Lot, Garage or Area Not Controlled for Permits
EK Periphery Employee Lots December 24 - January 1
E Intermediate Employee Lots December 24 - January 1
E2 Rose Street Garage December 24 - January 1
E7 Complex Dr. / Sports Center Garage December 24 - January 1
E-BCTC Kroger Field Green Lot December 15 - January 6

Student Parking Permit Control Changes

Permit Type Parking Lot, Garage or Area Not Controlled for Permits
K Red & Blue Lots December 15 - January 8
K Overflow Commonwealth Drive & Soccer/Softball Lots December 15 - January 8
X Remote (Greg Page/Shawneetown Area) December 15 - January 8
C-BCTC Kroger Field Green Lot December 15 - January 6
R2 Rose Street Garage December 25 - January 1
R7 Complex Dr. / Sports Center Garage December 25 - January 1
R11 Columbia Ave. Greek Lot December 15 - January 1
R12 Rose Lane Greek Area December 15 - January 1
R14 SAE Lot (Rose Lane) December 15 - January 1
R15 Columbia Terrace Area December 15 - January 1
R19 Greg Page/Shawneetown Area December 15 - January 8

UK Hospital and KY Clinic Patient/Visitor Parking

  • Kentucky Clinic Garage (Parking Structure #3) - Structure will remain open at all times. No attendant will be on duty on December 25 or January 1.
  • UK HealthCare Parking Garage (Parking Structure #8) - Structure will remain open at all times. No attendant will be on duty on December 25 or January 1.
  • Good Samaritan Parking Garage - Structure will remain open at all times. No attendant will be on duty on December 25 or January 1.

Additional Parking Information

Please note that even though these lots are not controlled for permits, they are still monitored for other parking violations to include, but not limited to, parking in fire lanes, on yellow lines, and in ADA accessible parking.

All parking meters remain on control during the semester break.

Bus Service During the Semester Break

Blue, White & Green Routes: For the 2018-19 semester break, the campus Blue, White and Green Routes will operate on their modified break schedule of 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, on December 17-22 and then again on December 24 and January 2-4. These routes will not be in operation December 25 through January 1. The Blue, White and Green Routes will return to regular semester service levels on Monday, January 7.

Yellow Route: The Yellow Route will run on Sunday, Dec. 9, but then not operate until it resumes regular service on Sunday, Jan. 6.

On-Demand Night Bus: The On-Demand Night Bus will not operate December 17 - January 6. Service will resume on Monday, January 7.

Orange Route: The Orange Route (UK HealthCare Shuttle) will not operate on Christmas and New Year’s Day (December 25 and January 1). It will run from 6 a.m. to midnight on December 24, 26-28 and on December 31, but will operate with a reduced fleet consisting of two buses in the morning and two in the afternoon and evening, due to lower demand and less traffic congestion during this period. The Orange Route will return to normal service schedule beginning on Wednesday, January 2.

Pink Route: The Pink Route (Kentucky Clinic Shuttle) will not run December 24 through January 1, but will resume normal service on Tuesday, January 2.

Kentucky Wildcab: The last day of Kentucky Wildcab service for the fall semester is Saturday, December 8. Kentucky Wildcab will resume its normal schedule on January 10, 2019.

During the semester break, no UK HealthCare employees may park in the Kentucky Clinic Parking Garage (PS #3), the UK HealthCare Parking Garage (PS #8), and the Good Samaritan Hospital Garage. These structures will monitored during normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, no attendants will be on duty on December 25 or January 1 and employees will be able to park in those garages during the Christmas and New Year holiday. Employees are encouraged to use the Kentucky Clinic Parking Garage (PS #3) on those days instead of the UK HealthCare Garage (PS8) to ensure adequate parking for patients and visitors.