Holiday Parking Passes Now Available

By lasu224 · November 10, 2020

Want to keep your wheels under cover over winter break? UK Transportation Services is offering free, covered storage for cars and bicycles on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students with a valid UK permit who wish to move their vehicles to the Cornerstone Garage (PS #5) -- a covered parking structure – for the duration of semester break should stop by our office to pick up a free holiday parking pass.
These passes will be available beginning today at the Transportation Services’ customer service center in the Press Avenue Garage (PS #6) or our satellite office in the Cornerstone Garage (PS #5). If you wish to use a holiday pass, please be prepared to tell staff the make, model and license plate number of your vehicle.

The passes will be valid beginning on Monday, November 23, through 5:30 a.m. on Monday, January 25, 2021 for levels four and five of Cornerstone Garage.

Students who use a holiday pass should access the garage by pulling a visitor ticket from the ticket dispenser. The holiday parking pass must be clearly displayed on the dashboard. Upon returning to campus, students should take their pass to the Cornerstone Garage office to be exchanged for an exit voucher. Vehicles not moved by 5:30 a.m. on Monday, January 25, will begin incurring an hourly parking fee.

In previous years, students with residential or periphery permits were able to leave their vehicles in place over winter break. However, UK has a scheduled home football game on December 5, which means that students who park in designated football relocation areas  must relocate their vehicles before they leave for winter break.

All student residential lots remain on control for valid permits over winter break. Any valid UK permit will suffice for many residential areas. However, the following lots and structures require the specific permit for that area:

  • Seminary residential lots (R29 & R30)
  • Wildcat Coal Lodge lot (R17)
  • Rose Street Garage (R2)
  • Sports Center Garage and Complex Drive (R7)
  • German House area (R18)

Free Covered Bike Storage at Wildcat Wheels

If you typically travel on two wheels, you can keep your bicycle under cover at Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library (WWBL). Students and employees can store their bikes out of the elements at the shop, located on the first floor of Blazer Dining.

Bikes will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis starting on Monday, November 16.

You must have a UK bicycle permit to participate in the holiday bike storage program. If you don’t already have one, WWBL staff will issue free permits during bicycle drop-off days. Wildcat Wheels is open 3-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Bicycles not picked up by Friday, Jan. 29, will incur a storage fee of $2.50 per day.

UK Transportation Services strives to improve the quality of life on campus by offering responsive, sustainable and reliable access to infrastructure and mobility solutions. To learn more about transportation options, follow Transportation Services on Twitter @UKParking, or visit us online at