Special Event Parking

On any given day, chances are that at least one special event is taking place on the University of Kentucky's campus. Transportation Services strives to assist UK faculty, staff and student groups with parking and transportation arrangements for everything from the largest conferences and sporting-related events to smaller group meetings and seminars.

Special event services can include bus parking, meter reservations, space reservations, lot reservations with Transportation Services staff present, visitor permits, and parking structure validations.

To help meet the parking expectations of your guests or spectators, Transportation Services depends upon the timely completion of our  Schedule Event Parking Form and the availability of parking on the requested date. Please contact Transportation Services' special events coordinator at least 10 business days prior to your event in order to secure the best possible transportation arrangements. Those planning events may also submit the online form as an inquiry for cost estimates. When scheduling your event, please have as much detailed information as possible, including number of attendees and parking preferences. You should also have your account number and billing address on hand.

When multiple events are scheduled on the same date, priority is given to the event that finalizes parking arrangements first. It is crucial to make parking arrangements prior to confirming dates and sending invitations.

The special events coordinator's office is located in room 129 of the Transportation Services' main office, located at 721 Press Avenue. Meetings with the coordinator are available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. If you can't stop by the office, you can schedule events by submitting the online form. If you have any questions or need additional information, please call 859-257-9680 or email Special Events Coordinator.

Bus Parking

Are you planning to bring a bus to campus? The University of Kentucky regularly receives a large number of visitors, some traveling conveniently by bus.

UK Transportation Services can help arrange for parking, based upon your specific travel dates and times. Parking a bus on campus does require prior approval, as arrangements must be made so that space is available and that UK parking permit holders are not adversely impacted. Please contact our special events coordinator at least 10 business days in advance of your trip to arrange for bus parking. Please have the following details available:

  • The date and approximate time of your arrival
  • Your anticipated departure time
  • The length of the bus(es)
  • The area of campus where you desire parking

If you have questions about parking a bus on the University's campus, please email or call our special events coordinator at 859-257-9680.