Student Parking

Resident Parking Permits:

Students who will be living in resident halls on campus are considered "Resident Students" and are eligible to purchase a resident parking permit.   Students who are not living in a resident hall on campus are not eligible to purchase a resident permit.   (Students living in Cambridge, Fox Meadows, or Element Apartments are not eligible to purchase resident permits.  They can purchase commuter permits, however commuter permits do not allow you to leave your vehicle parked in commuter lots overnight.)

Six parking areas near residence halls are reserved Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters, for use only by resident parking permit holders.   Resident permits are valid only in the assigned parking lot.   All other parking permits are not valid in these resident areas.   Resident parking permits are not valid in stalls that have signs posted "Reserved" or "Restricted".   If you park in a metered stall, you must pay the meter.   Violators will be subject to tickets.

Students living in the residence halls for the school year will be sent an email prior to the start of the fall term briefly explaining how parking will be assigned to the parking lot closest to their residence hall on a first come, first serve basis.   Students will purchase parking permits on-line at  www.uww.edu/apps/icit/aimsweb.


Residents who need only infrequent access to their vehicles are encouraged to purchase a permit for Lot 22 at $150 compared to a regular resident pass for $300.  This lower cost alternative is located adjacent to baseball field north of the west residence complex.   See Parking Lot Permit Designations Map.

Annual Resident parking permits are issued for the school year only.   Students who leave the University should return the parking permit to the Parking Services office for a pro-rated refund.   Ownership of this permit is retained by UW-Whitewater.  Resale, transfer, or duplication is prohibited.  Use is restricted to registered user.  Unauthorized use may result in a fine, revocation, and prosecution for theft/misuse under 943.20(1)(a) Wisconsin State Statutes or UWS 18.08 (8).

Students who will be living on campus during the summer should return the resident lot permit to Parking Services and obtain a valid permit for the summer at the current available pricing.  Summer resident permits are not valid in reserved, restricted, or metered stalls and are restricted to the following resident lots:

              LOTS:   2R, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23

Commuter Parking Permits:

Students who do not live in a resident hall on campus and will be driving to classes will purchase a South (orange) or North (brown) parking permit.   Commuter student parking permits are only valid for parking in designated commuter parking lots in the academic and athletic areas of campus.   Commuter permits are not valid in stalls that have signs posted "Reserved or Restricted".   If you park in a metered stall, you must pay the meter.  Violaters will be subject to tickets.   The commuter student permit fees are:

  • North Commuter Annual: $125.00

                  North Lots:  11, 18, 19, 21, 24, 25

  • South Commuter Annual: $200.00

                  South Lots:  1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 12, 14, 25, Prince St, Prairie St.

  • Commuter student parking permits are not valid for parking 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. in commuter parking lots and on Prince and Prairie Streets

Commuting students who drive infrequently may use any on-campus meter.   Meter fees are required except for University recognized holidays and on weekends, starting at 5 p.m. Friday through 11:00 p.m. on Sunday.   A parking permit does not negate the payment of meter fees.   Fees vary by type of meter.

A registered permit holder who forgets their parking permit for a day, will be issued one free temporary permit per semester.  Any additional permits needed within that semester, will be charged $5.00.


The Parking Services office is located in the Visitor Center, 826 Starin Road.   In-Session business office hours are Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays and during winterim and summer breaks.   Contact us at (262) 472-1011 or e-mail us at parking@uww.edu