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Resident Parking Permit Sign-Up

parking permit signBecause residence hall lots are for long-term "garage parking" these lots are sold at 100 percent, or one permit per one parking space.  In the spring of each year returning students will register on a first-come first-serve basis while incoming freshman and transfers students will participate in a lottery during summer orientation in June.

By registering early students are able to lock in an Residence Hall ("R") parking permit for the entire academic year and by buying their permits in advance, they will receive them as they check in to their dorms.

What You Need to Know...

  • Need-based permits have been discontinued for the 2017-2018 academic year. You can now sign up in April and pay for a permit in August -- no uncertainty about winning the lottery!
  • Permits must be purchased between August 7 and August 21. Information on how to do this will be sent after you have signed up for a spot.
  • Permits will be handed out when you check in to your campus residence in the Fall.
  • If there are changes to your living situation and you no longer need your permit prior to August, no need to let us know. Just don't complete the online payment for your permit.
  • If there are changes to your living situation and you need a different permit than the one you signed up for, go online after August 7 and pay for the permit you need.

Returning Students

Permit registration will be begin April 10th and run until either allotted permits have been taken OR April 28th, whichever comes first.  Watch your email for a link to register!!
PLEASE NOTE - Any excess returning student permits will be used for the incoming student lottery.

Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students

The lottery for incoming first-year and transfer students will be held from June 12 through July 14. Details regarding the lottery and sign up process will be sent via email from the Parking Office. Please contact the Parking Office at if you are signed up to live in the residence halls and you did not receive an email on June 9, 2017.

What if I Don't Win the Lottery or Don't Sign Up?

Students who do not purchase a permit through this process may inquire about a Bollinger lot permit in the fall; there are a limited number of these permits and they will be sold on a first-come first-serve basis.  See the Student Permits page for more information.

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is a self-contained unit with classrooms, libraries, recreational areas, food services, etc., all within walking distance. It is an environment where most individuals do not need transportation. Consequently, we recommend that students do not bring vehicles, unless off-campus employment dictates a need.