Please see the Student Parking FAQ for answers to your student parking related questions.

Daytime Parking Options

Limited parking is available for approved student commuters on a space available basis. Please see the Student Annual Permit Policy for complete details.

Who is eligible for Student Daytime Parking on campus?

  • Commuting students from outside Madison (beyond one mile of the city transit system).
  • Working students using their vehicle at least three times a week for employment off campus. A signed letter from the employer listing scheduled work hours (on business letterhead paper) is required.
  • Students with unusual or special needs (must provide justification).

Please complete and submit the student parking permit application. All citations or other unpaid fees that are due to UW Transportation Services must be paid prior to receiving a parking permit.

Afternoon Parking Options

Students are eligible to purchase an Afternoon Parking Permit that provides access to specific parking lots on campus from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m. Students with a valid Afternoon Permit may park in the following lots during the specified times:

Lots 7, 17, 20, 29, 34, 36, 62, 76 and 83
Monday through Friday, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.
All day Saturday and Sunday

Lots 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 18, 21, 27, 30, 44, 45 and 92
Monday through Friday, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.
All day Saturday and Sunday

Afternoon Permits are not valid in lots controlled during Special Events. In the case of a Special Event, permit holders will be notified of alternate parking locations. Afternoon Permits are available for $250 and can be purchased on the Transportation Services eBusiness portal. For additional information please view our Afternoon Permit Policy.

Night Parking Options

Students are eligible to purchase a Night Parking Permits that provide access to specific parking garages and lots on campus. There are two different Night Permits available for purchase on the Transportation Services eBusiness portal.

Night Garage Specific Permit

  • This permit is only valid in the specific garage as noted on the permit and is available for $40.
  • Available for Lots 6, 7, 17, 20, 29, 36, 46, 76, 80 and 83
  • Monday through Friday, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.
  • All day Saturday and Sunday

Night Surface Lot Permit

  • This permit is valid in any of the surface lots included and is available for $125.
  • Valid in Lots 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 21, 22, 28, 30, 44, 48, 68, 69, 78, 81, 87, 88, 91, 92 and 94
  • Monday through Friday, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.
  • All day Saturday and Sunday

Night Permits are not valid in lots controlled during Special Events. In the case of a Special Event, permit holders will be notified of alternate parking locations. For additional information please view our Night Permit Policy.

Student Accessible Parking

Students with a state DOT tag that wish to purchase a UW-DIS parking tag may purchase one at any of the Transportation Services Customer Service office locations. A two month temporary UW Accessible permit is also available for sale with a doctor's note.

For additional information please view our ADA Parking Accommodation Request Policy.


Additional information on accessible transportation can be found at the Accessible Transportation Options page

For additional resources regarding student academic accommodations on campus contact McBurney Disability Resource Center
702 West Johnson Street, Suite 2104
(608) 263-2741