Welcome!

Congratulations on your employment at UW-Madison! Now it is time to figure out how to get to work.

Parking is limited on the UW-Madison campus. There are several convenient transportation options to consider. Many employees take advantage of the greatly subsidized UW employee bus pass program. You can purchase a bus pass directly from the employee bus pass webpage.

UW Health employees: use the UW Health employee webpage for transportation info tailored to your work unit.

Note: UW Transportation Services applications and purchases require a NetID and password. Information on managing your NetID and password is on the DoIT NetID webpage.

Explore your options
  • Explore the pages to the left for possible parking and transportation options.
  • Choose your commute: a parking permit, an alternative option, or combine options!
  • Need help figuring out how to get to campus? Submit a Commuter Solutions information request form to receive transportation info customized for you.
Get a parking permit

Review the different types of parking permits to identify your preferred option.

    How Parking Works at UW:
  • You have to apply for an annual base lot parking permit.
  • Parking is based on availability. Permit offers are made via email about every two weeks.
  • We suggest making a temporary commuting plan until you secure a parking permit.
  • Afternoon, night, motorcycle, and moped permits can be purchased directly online.
Your resource for alternatives

Commuter Solutions supports you to/from/around campus by bike, bus, carpool and more:


Handout version (PDF) of the new employee welcome page
Handout employee tip sheet (PDF)