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Parking and Transportation


People with disabilities who have the proper plates or permits may park in either the spaces reserved for individuals with disabilities or any two-hour meter at no cost. Reserved spaces are available in every lot and are located near the accessible entrances to all university buildings.

To obtain state-designated license plates or to apply for the Disabled Parking Identification Card, you may contact the Department of Transportation. Requests for application material may be made to any of the following:

State of Wisconsin: (608) 266-3041
(608) 264-8703 TTY
City of Eau Claire Office: (715) 836-2891
UW-Eau Claire Parking & Transportation Services: (715) 836-2002

Two-week parking permits for the use of designated parking spaces in the UW-Eau Claire campus lots are available at Parking & Transportation office in Schneider 106 or call (715) 836-2002 to make arrangements.

Questions about parking should be directed to Parking and Transportation, Schneider 106, (715) 836-2002.


Between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 8:50 p.m. Monday through Thursday and between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. on Friday, Parking and Transportation Services operates a campus conveyance service for students with permanent or temporary disabilities. Shuttle between upper and lower campus and between academic buildings is available. Students can arrange on-campus transportation by calling 836-2544. Individuals with permanent disabilities who are scheduling campus transportation for the entire semester should contact Parking and Transportation as soon as they have registered for classes.

Monday through Saturday, students can ride all City of Eau Claire buses free of charge by showing a Blugold ID card. All buses are low-floored, ramp-equipped. Hours of operation, routes and schedules are available at

If you are unable to ride the city buses due to the nature of your disability, the City of Eau Claire also provides a paratransit service. This service is demand-response and door-to-door, utilizing a fleet of lift-equipped passenger vans. Passengers for paratransit service must complete an application to become certified to access this transportation system.

Students requiring this service should contact the Services for Students with Disabilities Office for an application and further information. Once the certification process is completed through Eau Claire Transit, students may call Eau Claire Transit at 839-5111 to schedule their rides.