Plan Your Visit



Parking on or near campus is limited and we encourage you to allow extra time in your schedule to find parking. Visitor parking is available in city-run ramps and lots; and in university garages and ramps. Street parking near campus is usually restricted to two hours.

City Parking Ramps

Parking close to the east side of campus is available at the city’s State Street Campus Ramp, located north of University Avenue with entrances on both Lake Street and Frances Street.

Public Parking on Campus

The online campus map shows locations of public parking on campus. Select “Show me… Public Parking” and locations will appear. Click on any “P” for details of that location, including realtime availability.

Or, for current parking availability in campus ramps and garages, check this web page, or visit the Transportation Services drive-through location at 21 North Park St. upon arrival.

Planning ahead? You may purchase a daily or half-day permit in advance by completing this online form or calling the Special Events Office at (608) 262-8683. Please allow two weeks for processing.

Metered public parking is quite limited in campus surface lots. Meters on campus no longer accept coins. They now use the Parkmobile Parking Meter System. Details are available here. Signs in each lot give time limits, fee rate, parking zone #, and contact information for Parkmobile.

For complete details of all parking options available to visitors, contact Transportation Services.