Student Periphery Parking

Permit Year: 2018-2019

General Information

Periphery permits are available to both commuter students and on-campus student residents. This permit provides a discounted parking option for students who park on the campus periphery. Student periphery parking areas (K) are served by direct shuttle service to the entire Lexington campus via the Blue and White bus routes. All areas of campus are within a five-minute walk of a campus bus stop.

Periphery parking is an ideal option for on-campus residents looking for an affordable alternative to residential parking within reasonable distance of housing areas or for commuter students who don't qualify for or are otherwise unable to obtain a commuter parking permit.


All full and part-time UK students are eligible to purchase student periphery (K) permits.


2018-2018 Monthly Price: $34
2018-2019 Annual Price (based on 8 months): $272

Student periphery permits are available by the semester or by the academic year.

Full academic year student periphery permits are valid August 6, 2018 through May 3, 2019.

Single semester permits are valid for the following dates:

  • 2018 fall semester: August 6, 2018 through December 31, 2018
  • 2019 spring semester: January 1, 2019 through May 3, 2019

Students who no longer need or desire periphery parking during any portion of the year, may choose to return their permit for a pro-rated refund.

Parking Locations

Student periphery parking is available in the Kroger Field Red and Blue Lots as well as the Soccer/Softball Lots and the Commonwealth Drive Lot.

Parking Privileges and Control Hours

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

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

Student periphery permit control hours:

  • Mon-Fri: 5am-3:30pm

    Any valid permit control hours

  • Mon-Thu: 3:30pm-7:30pm

    No permit required

  • Friday: After 3:30pm
  • 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

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

    2018-2019 Online Student Periphery Parking Sales Calendar:

    Student Periphery permit sales window (mail delivery only):

  • July 9 – August 12

    Student periphery permit sales window (express pickup only):

  • August 13 – August 24