Student Periphery Permits

Student periphery permits provide a cost-effective parking option for students who wish to park on the campus periphery, and are available to both commuter and on-campus student residents. Periphery lots are served by direct shuttle service to the entire campus via the Blue, White, and Yellow bus routes. These permits are ideal for on-campus residents seeking an affordable alternative to residential parking within a 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 Periphery (K) permits.


The 2020-2021 annual price (based on the eight-month academic year) is $272
Student periphery permits are available by the semester or by the academic year.

Single semester permits are valid for the following dates:

  • 2020 fall semester: August 8 through November
  • 2021 spring semester: January through May

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 Commonwealth Drive Lot and College Way West Lot.

Parking Privileges and Enforcement 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 3:30 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.

Student periphery parking areas are enforced for permits under the following schedule:
Student periphery permit required:  Monday through Friday: 5 am to 3:30 pm
Any valid UK permit:  Monday through Thursday: 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm
No permit required:  Friday after 3:30 pm and all day on Saturday and Sunday

Application Process and Calendar

Student periphery permits are expected to go on sale online according to the below schedule. Please note that these dates are subject to change.

2021 Spring Semester Student Periphery Parking Sales Calendar:
Student periphery permit sales begin online, on-site and by phone (for mail delivery): Monday, November 16
Student periphery permit sales (pickup in office only) beginning: Noon on Monday, January 11