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Student Parking

Commuter Student Parking Options

Students may purchase permits to park in the NWQ parking garage and Pavillion garage for $50/month. Monthly parking permits with overnight parking will be available for $75/month at the NWQ parking garage starting in August, 2015. 

Students may park in any public space on campus subject to posted time restrictions and adequate payment. As a transit alternative, students may use the UPARK lots for free.

Many lots utilize multiple-space pay stations which accept Visa, MasterCard, small bills as well as change, others have single-space meters which only accept coins. No permit is required except when parking in outdoor lots between the hours of 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. Student and public parking is not permitted in faculty/staff lots of spaces during hours of restriction.

This fall, mobile payment solution provider ( is available on campus at all of the parking lots (except Union & Lubar). This phone app allows students to pay for parking thru their cell phones and even extend their time thru text messages.

The Student Union garage is the most centrally located public parking facility. It is a cashiered garage; cashiers can accept cash or card (Visa & Mastercard only). It is located off Kenwood Blvd two blocks west of Downer Ave. The garage borders the Student Union, Bolton Hall, the Peck School of the Arts, and the Golda Meir Library.

All other student parking is in mixed-regulation pay station lots and garages. Each has student/public parking sections and staff reserved sections. PLEASE NOTE THE SIGN IN FRONT OF YOUR SPACE. Public spaces have a space number and payment instructions at each space. Reserved sections are clearly marked with conspicuous signage stating: RESERVED. Parking without proper permits in spaces identified as RESERVED will result in ticketing/towing.

Park in front of these signs:

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Pay By Phone Parking

In its efforts to bring the latest in parking technology to the UWM Campus, Parking and Transit now offers pay-by-phone parking in more than 20 lots. To view the locations,click here.

To take advantage of pay-by-phone parking, create a free account online at Once registration is complete, download one of their free apps for iPhone, Android, Windows 7, and Blackberry. The Parkmobile app may also be downloaded onto any tablet.

To start a parking transaction with the app, key in the zone number found on the meter sticker or nearby Parkmobile signage in the lot. If your space has a number you will enter it next.  Then, select the amount of time you wish to park, touch the start button to confirm the transaction, and you're all set!

Learn more about how to use Parkmobile.

Parkmobile also sends an alert fifteen minutes before time expires so you can extend your parking transaction, where available*, where ever you are, meaning gone are the days when you will need to hurry back to feed the meter or pay station.

Sandburg Resident Parking

Students living in the Sandburg Residence Halls may purchase semester-long reserved parking in the Sandburg garage for $550 starting August 10th.

Park in front of this sign:

Sandburg Reserved Parking Sign


Kenilworth Apartments, Purin Hall, RiverView Residents & Cambridge Commons

Contact University Housing for parking information at these sites.