Student Residential Parking

Permit Year: 2018-2019

General Info

Transportation Services offers a limited number of residential student parking areas within reasonable proximity to campus housing areas. Residential permits provide on-campus student residents with the highest level of convenience and predictability at a higher price point than other student options. Transportation Services manages the number of permits issued for designated residential parking areas to ensure that permit holders will be able to find parking within their assigned lot, garage or area.

Residential parking is ideal for students who regularly rely on their automobile for professional, personal or academic obligations, or who desire more convenient access to their vehicle.


Residential permits are restricted to students with a confirmed on-campus housing assignment. Access to specific student residential parking areas may be further restricted based upon housing assignment (see parking locations below).

Returning students with a confirmed housing assignment have priority of purchase during a designated pre-sale window (see application process and calendar below).


2018-2019 Monthly Price: $56
2018-2019 Annual Price (based on 8 months): $448

Most student residential parking areas are designated within the core pricing tier as a result of the convenience, desirability and reserved nature of these spaces. Information regarding Greg Page, Shawneetown and Commonwealth Village parking may be found under student remote parking information.

Student residential permits are only available to purchase for the entire academic year and are valid from August 6, 2018 through May 3, 2019.

Students who no longer need or desire residential 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.

Students seeking less expensive student residential parking may also consider periphery parking or remote parking.

Parking Locations

Student residential core parking is available in the following locations for 2018-2019:

North campus residence hall parking options: (Blazer, Holmes, Boyd, Jewell, and Roselle Hall)

  • R2: Rose Street Garage (PS #2)
  • R29: Mandrell Hall Lot (limited quantity available)

South and central campus residence hall parking options: (Johnson, Haggin, Donovan, Woodland Glen, Smith, Baldwin, Ingels, Kirwan/Blanding, Lewis, and University Flats)

  • R2: Rose Street Garage (PS #2)
  • R7: Sports Center Garage (PS #7) / Complex Drive

Greek Park parking options (sorority/fraternity residents only; allocations assigned by individual chapters):

  • R11: Alpha Phi Lot
  • R12: Rose Lane Lots
  • R14: SAE Lot
  • R15: Columbia Terrace area

Apartment parking options (restricted by housing assignment):

  • R17: Wildcat Coal Lodge
  • R18: German House
  • R29: Seminary Apartments
  • R30: Seminary Townhomes

Parking Privileges and Control Hours

In addition to authorizing parking within a specific residential parking area, a residential permit also authorizes the permit holder to park in student periphery parking areas (K). Residential permits are also authorized for use in most employee intermediate parking areas after 3:30pm and in most employee core areas after 5pm.

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

Student residential permit control hours:

  • Mon-Sun: 24 Hours (during fall and spring semesters)

    Any valid permit control hours:

  • Mon-Friday: 5am-3:30pm (during winter, spring and summer breaks)

    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 residential permits must be purchased online and are available on a first come, first served basis. Please note that quantities are limited and may sell out quickly. Sale of residential permits are available online during the following schedule:

    2018-2019 Online Student Residential Parking Sales Calendar:

    Returning student residential permit pre-sales window (mail delivery only):

  • June 4 – June 13

    New student residential permit sales window (mail delivery only):

  • June 14 until sold out