Student Commuter Permits
Transportation Services offers a limited number of student commuter parking permits within reasonable proximity to desirable campus destinations. Commuter permits provide off-campus student commuters with the highest level of convenience and predictability at a higher price point than periphery parking. The number of permits issued for designated commuter parking areas is monitoried closely to ensure that permit holders will generally be able to find parking within their assigned lot, garage or area. Commuter parking is ideal for students who desire more convenient access to campus than periphery parking can offer.
Application Process and Calendar
Student commuter permits may be purchased online, on-site or over the phone and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that quantities are limited and may sell out quickly.
Pre-sale Window for Returning Commuter Students: Tuesday, June 16 through Wednesday, June 22
Permit Sales for All Eligible Commuter Students: noon on Friday, July 1, until sold out
Commuter permits are restricted to students with 60 or more credit hours who live outside a one-mile radius of campus. These permits do not allow for overnight parking on campus without prior authorization from UK Transportation Services. Authorization for overnight parking can be granted for unusual or temporary circumstances.
2022-2023 Annual Price (based on academic year of eight months): $336
Student commuter permits are generally only available to purchase for the entire academic year. Students who no longer need or desire commuter parking during any portion of the year may choose to return their permit to Transportation Services and will be given a pro-rated refund of any unused portion.
Cornerstone Garage (PS #5)
Parking Authorizations: Allows for C5 permit holders to park in the Cornerstone Garage (PS #5). (Does not allow overnight parking in the structure, with the exception of unusual or temporary circumstances.) Permit holders may also park in most Employee Intermediate lots after 3:30 pm Monday through Thursday.
Enforcement: The Cornerstone Garage (PS #5) is enforced for C5 permits from 5 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Scott Street Lots
Parking Authorizations: Allows for C9 permit holders to park in the Scott Street C9 lots. Permit holders may also park in most Employee Intermediate lots after 3:30 pm Monday through Thursday.
Enforcement: The Scott Street Lots are enforced for C9 permits from 5 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The eligibility to purchase C16 permits is determined by UK Athletics. Transportation Services provides the total number of C16 permits available for sale to Athletics, and in turn Athletics provides the list of student names authorized to purchase a C16 permit.
Parking Authorizations: Allows for C16 permit holders to park in C16 Lots. Permit holders may also park in most Employee Intermediate lots after 3:30 pm Monday through Thursday.
Enforcement: C16 control hours vary by lot. Please pay close attention to lot signage.
Parking Privileges and Control Hours
In addition to authorizing parking in the designated commuter parking areas, a commuter permit also authorizes the permit holder to park in student periphery parking areas (K). Commuter permits are also authorized for use in most employee intermediate parking areas after 3:30 p.m. and in most employee core areas after 5 p.m. 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 commuter parking areas are generally enforced for permits under the following schedule:
Student commuter permit: Monday through Friday: 5 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Please check signage at the entrance of lots/parking structures for any exceptions.)
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. to 5 a.m.; Friday after 3:30 p.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday