Gate Access Ramps

Transportation Services has installed gate access equipment in ramps and garages that accommodate hourly visitor parking. This is a "pay on exit" system where visitors pull a ticket upon entry and then pay by credit card upon exit.

Visit our Visitor Parking Availability page for current visitor parking availability.

For additional information on lot locations and hours of control, visit our Lot Information page.

See the Rates Policy for up-to-date rates.

Campus Ramps and Garages

Helen C. White Garage (Lot 6), Grainger Hall Garage (Lot 7), Engineering Drive Ramp (Lot 17), University Avenue Ramp (Lot 20), Van Hise Garage (Lot 23), Nancy Nicholas Hall Garage (Lot 27), North Park Street Ramp (Lot 29), Observatory Drive Ramp (Lot 36), Microbial Sciences Garage (Lot 38), University Bay Drive Ramp (Lot 76), Union South Garage (Lot 80) and The Fluno Center Garage (Lot 83)

  • Daytime Parking Rates
    • 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • $1 per 30 minutes for the first 2 hours
    • $1 per hour thereafter
    • $12 maximum per day
  • Evening Parking Rates
    • 4:30 p.m. - 12:00 midnight
    • $1 per hour
    • $5 maximum per evening

Lake & Johnson Ramp (Lot 46)

  • Visitor Parking Hours of Operation: 5:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Daytime Parking Rates
    • 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • $1 per 30 minutes for the first 2 hours
    • $1 per hour thereafter
    • $12 maximum per day
  • Evening Parking Rates
    • 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    • $1 per hour
    • $5 maximum per day
    • No visitor parking after 9:00 p.m.
Hospital Ramps

At the University Hospital (lot 75) and American Family Children's hospital (lot 63), hourly parking is available for patients and visitors.

  • UW and American Family Children's Hospital Ramps (75 and 63)
    • $2/hour for first 2 hours and $1/hr after that
    • $12.00 daily maximum (per visit)
    • $12.00 lost ticket fee

For more information on ramp clearances, see our Lot Information page.

Metered Parking Options

There are public meters in most parking lots on campus. Some of these meters have a 25-minute limit. To get 5-minutes FREE, turn the handle (or push the button) when the meter shows zero time and then insert additional coins if needed. On the UW campus, you may not "re-plug" a meter. You are limited when parking at a meter to the length of the time limit of the meter.


See the Rates Policy for cost of meters. See the Lot Stall information page for longer term meter locations. Vehicles may not park at an inoperable meter. Customers should move to the next metered stall and report the inoperable meter to UW Transportation Services at 263-6666, press option #7. Have the broken meter number, lot number, and the problem with the meter. For additional information, please see our Citation Policy.


Mobile Payment Stalls

Many lots on campus have parking stalls that accept mobile payments through a third party vendor called Parkmobile. Payment at these locations is accepted via phone, website, or smartphone app.

Before parking for the first time, you must create an account with Parkmobile. Follow the directions below.
http://transportation.wisc.edu/files/2016-17ParkMobile.pdf

For step-by-step instructions on using Parkmobile, follow the link below.
http://transportation.wisc.edu/files/2016-17ParkMobilePay.pdf