Employee Periphery Parking

Permit Year: 2018-2019

General Info

Periphery permits represent a discounted parking option for employees who choose to park on the campus periphery. Employee periphery parking may be an ideal option for employees who work on the UK HealthCare campus, as Transportation Services provides direct shuttle service between the Kroger Field Orange Lot and the HealthCare campus, or for employees who work in the south campus area.

An increasing number of campus employees are choosing to park in the campus periphery areas and walking to work as part of their personal health and wellness exercise goals, so a periphery permit may be a good choice if this fits your lifestyle choices.

In addition to good pedestrian connections, employees who choose to park in the Kroger Field Red or Blue Lot have convenient access to the entire Lexington campus via the Blue and White campus shuttles.


Employee permit eligibility is based upon employment classification. All regular full and part-time employees are generally eligible to apply for periphery permits, as are STEPS temporary employees, contract employees, and VA and Shriners hospital employees.


2018-2019 Monthly Price: $34
2018-2019 Annual Price: $408

Permits are valid July 1 through June 30 of the following year. Periphery parking is available on payroll deduction for most University of Kentucky employees. Periphery permits are generally sold on a 12-month basis.

Employees who no longer need or desire periphery parking during any portion of the year, may choose to return their permit and will be given a pro rata refund of any unused portion when the permit is returned to Transportation Services.

Parking Locations

Employee periphery parking is available in the Kroger Field Orange Lot and the Large Gluck Lot. Additionally, employee periphery parking permits also grant access to the Stadium Red and Blue Lots as well as the Soccer/Softball Lots and the Greg Page Overflow Lot.

Parking Privileges and Control Hours

In addition to authorizing parking in all designated periphery parking areas (EK and K), the periphery permit also authorizes the permit holder to park in most employee intermediate parking areas after 3:30 p.m. and in most employee core areas after 5 p.m.

Employee periphery parking areas are controlled for permits under the following control schedule:

Employee periphery permit control hours:

  • Mon-Fri: 5 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

    Any valid permit control hours

  • Mon-Thu: 3:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.

    No permit required

  • Mon-Thu: 7:30 p.m. - 5 a.m.
  • Friday: After 3:30 p.m.
  • Sat-Sun: All Day

    Note: Signage at the entry to parking areas and any additional control signage, curb markings and other parking control devices within these areas take precedence over maps and general campus information.

    Application Process and Calendar

    Permits are offered for sale year-round at our customer support center or online during the following schedule:

    2018-2019 Employee Periphery Parking Sales Calendar:

    All times are noon.

    Periphery permit renewal window (both in office and online mail delivery):

  • May 23 – June 20

    Periphery permit renewal window (online sales continue with office pickup only - express pickup available):

  • June 21– July 5