Employee Periphery

Employee PeripheryPeriphery 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 also 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.

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.


2023-2024 Monthly Price: $34
2023-2024 Annual Price: $408

Permits are valid July 1 through June 30 of the following year. Periphery parking is available on payroll deduction for most UK employees. They 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 to Transportation Services and get a prorated refund of any unused portion.

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 College Way East and West and Commonwealth Drive lots.

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. However, 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. 

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

Employee periphery permits: Monday through Friday: 5 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Any valid permit:  Monday through Thursday: 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

No permit required:

  • Monday through Thursday: 7:30 p.m. - 5 a.m.
  • Friday: After 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: All Day

Purchase Process and Calendar

Permit renewal sales begin:  Wednesday, May 24
Permit effective date:  July 1