Event Parking Help Center

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How can I get a parking pass for an event on the UW-Madison campus?

UW Athletics sells parking in advance for sporting events held at the Kohl Center, Camp Randall Stadium, LaBahn Arena, and the Field House. These events include Badger football, volleyball, men’s basketball, men’s hockey, women’s basketball, and women’s hockey.

For details about purchasing parking in advance for UW Athletics events, go to UW Athletics’ Travel Center.

Day-of event parking passes may also be available to purchase on a first-come, first-served basis in designated parking lots near event venues.

Events hosted by groups other than UW Athletics may have reserved special parking for guests. Contact your hosts to ask if they have arranged for guest parking.

If your event hosts have not made arrangements for guests, hourly visitor parking may be available near the venue at the hourly visitor parking rate. You may also purchase a daily parking pass (value permit) from Transportation Services at least two weeks in advance.

For more information, go to the special events page.

Is accessible parking available for special events?

UW Athletics sells accessible parking in advance for sporting events held at the Kohl Center, Camp Randall Stadium, LaBahn Arena, and the Field House. These events include Badger football, volleyball, men’s basketball, men’s hockey, women’s basketball, and women’s hockey.

For details about purchasing accessible parking in advance for UW Athletics events, go to UW Athletics’ Travel Center.

Day-of accessible event parking passes may also be available to purchase on a first-come, first-served basis in designated parking lots near event venues.

Events hosted by groups other than UW Athletics may have reserved special parking for guests. Contact your hosts to ask if they have arranged for guest parking.

If your event hosts have not made arrangements for guests, accessible parking may be available near the venue at the hourly visitor parking rate. You may also purchase a daily parking pass (value permit) from Transportation Services at least two weeks in advance.

For more information, go to the special events page.

I'm organizing an event. How can I arrange parking for guests?

Make parking part of your event plan!

Coordinators of smaller events can purchase permits for event attendees at least two weeks in advance. Find more information on our Value Permit Order Form page

UW departments can also request parking validations to distribute to event guests. Validations do not reserve parking space, but transfer the cost of guest parking to the department. Find more information on our Validation Request page.

To organize parking for larger events, call or email the Transportation Services Special Events office at least two weeks before the event date. Please include the event date and time and expected attendance. We will work with you to plan parking for your guests. 

To make guest parking arrangements for an event, contact Transportation Services Special Events at (608)-262-8683 or visitorparking@fpm.wisc.edu.

For more information, go to the special events page.

Is parking available for oversized vehicles, such as buses and RVs?

Parking space for oversized vehicles such as charter buses and RVs is extremely limited. Day-of parking for oversized vehicles is not guaranteed. 

If you are responsible for parking an oversized vehicle on the UW campus for a special event, we strongly encourage you to contact our Special Events office at least two weeks in advance. Email  visitorparking@fpm.wisc.edu or call 608-262-8683 to discuss your options.

Additional options for oversized vehicle parking:

First-come, first-served parking

  • Four oversized stalls are located on Linden Dr. outside the Stock Pavilion.
  • Four oversized stalls are located in Lot 45 at the corner of Mills and W. Dayton St.

UW Badger Football games

  • First-come, first-served oversized vehicle parking is available in Lot 64 on game days. Cost is $50.

Housing move-in/move-out

  • Trailers are only allowed during UW Housing move-in and move-out periods in a designated area in Lot 34.

RV parking by UW Hospital and Clinics

  • UW Hospital can provide RV permits for hospital visitors to park in Lot 131. Call UW Hospital Guest Services at (608) 263-0315 or go to the Patient and Family Visitors Guide. 

You can find the parking lot locations listed above by searching the interactive campus map.