• Articulated electric buses coming to campus this summer

    The 60-foot vehicles with an accordion in the middle will begin serving UW campus bus routes this summer and are expected to be fully operational for the fall 2024 semester. The buses have more passenger capacity and are fully electric. And yes, they can handle the hairpin turn on Observatory Drive!

  • 2024-25 parking permit applications open May 8

    Faculty, staff, and students may apply for base lot, Flex, UW Accessible, park and ride, and business alternate permits. The deadline for early consideration is May 31, and there will be additional deadlines to apply throughout the summer. UW department and vendor permit applications opened May 1. Other permit types and bus passes will be available August 1.

  • Segment of Southwest Commuter Path closed behind Kohl Center, May 6 – 10

    Detour signage is in place during the closure. Go to the City of Madison website for more details and a detour map.

  • 2024-25 department, service, vendor, and reserved stall applications open May 1

    The deadline to apply for early consideration is June 7. Applications received after June 7 will be processed in later rounds of parking offers. These parking options provide different levels of access for UW–Madison departments, eligible UW-affiliated departments, and non-UW vendors conducting university business.

  • Construction projects to cause campus-area travel delays this summer

    Preview the projects that will affect travel for motorists, cyclists, pedestrians, and buses. Major impacts are expected on University Avenue, W. Johnson Street, Campus Drive, and more. Dates and traffic configurations are approximate and subject to change.

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2024-25 parking permit applications

Round 2 applications for base lot, carpool, Flex, UW-Accessible, park and ride, and business alternate parking permits for the upcoming parking year will be accepted from July 10 through July 30. Round 1 parking applications closed May 31.

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Parking Calendar

Check parking availability and parking lots affected by upcoming special events on campus.

Parking Calendar

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Visitor Parking Availability

Live counts of open visitor parking stalls in campus garages.

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Locations & Hours

List of campus parking lot locations and their hours of enforcement.

Lot Locations & Hours


Pay or appeal a citation. Find information on towed vehicles.

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Event Parking

Visiting campus for an event? Find out how and where to park.

Event Parking Info

Construction Impacts

Check the status of projects impacting travel for motor vehicles, buses, bikes, and pedestrians.

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Report Lot Full

Permit holders unable to find a spot in their assigned lot should park in the next closest surface lot and submit this form.

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Permit Availability

List of lots with no waiting list for annual base lot or Flex permits.

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Apply for a Permit

Learn about our permit offerings and how to apply.

Parking Permit Info

Help Center

Have a parking question? Visit the Help Center to find answers to the most common transportation-related questions.

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Seen in silhouette, pedestrians and students walk across S. Park Street at the intersection of University Avenue in the heart of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus during autumn on Nov. 3, 2016.