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Permits can be purchased from the Parking and Transportation Services office in Schofield Hall, Room 108. A Blugold ID is required. Payment may be made by check or cash. A permit will not be sold until all tickets are paid.

(S) Off-campus student permit

Students who live off campus and intend to drive and park at the university must purchase a parking permit.

Designated S spaces in the Phillips, Water Street and McPhee lots. If S spaces in these lots are full, parking is allowed in upper campus R spaces Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Student (S) permits are valid through the entire academic year (August to August) and enforced Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Water Street and Phillips lot and from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the McPhee lot.

(E) Economy permit

The Recreation Activity parking lot, located on MacArthur Avenue near Bollinger Fields, will provide additional parking for faculty, staff and commuter students. Additional spaces may be leased as needed in lots located near campus. All offsite economy lots will be on Route 9 transit route and permits will be sold at a reduced price. Since Route 9 does not operate during the summer months, E permits will be valid in R spaces on upper campus during this timeframe.

E permits are valid Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Overnight parking is not allowed in economy parking lots.

(R) Residence hall

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.

Since residence hall lots are for long-term "garage parking," these lots are sold at 100% or one permit per one parking space. As a result, an annual sign-up process will be conducted for both new students to campus (including transfers) as well as returning students. 

In the spring of each academic year students currently enrolled and desiring to live on campus fall semester must participate in the Resident Parking Permit sign-up process if they wish to have a vehicle on campus for the following academic year. See the Resident Parking Permit Sign-Up page for more information.  A separate lottery for incoming freshmen and transfer students is held over the summer months.

Students who are not approved for a permit may be eligible through the Need Based Application process. Need based permits are intended for students who have an off-campus job, medical need, student teaching, etc. If an off-campus situation qualifies, the application process and documentation must be submitted to the Parking and Transportation Office. All requests will be evaluated and permits will be assigned according to the need and until the supply is exhausted.

Students living in the residence halls that are not applying for, or do not have, a permit of any type are eligible to purchase up to 5 days of parking in the "R" lots per semester. This is intended for the short term use of a family vehicle only; it may not be used for a vehicle which has already used it's 5 day permit by someone else. These permits are limited and available for sale starting on the Thursday prior to the week they will be used.  You may not use 5 day permits and purchase another type of permit within the same semester. 

Residence hall permits cannot be transferred to another vehicle or sold to another student. Any vehicle changes require returning the old permit and purchasing a replacement for $5. Illegal transference of permits can result in a $95 ticket and suspension from campus parking privileges. Students moving off-campus during the school year must return their permit for a refund and may purchase a commuter permit.

Bridgeman, Governors, Oak Ridge, Putnam, Towers and Chancellors lots.

Residence hall lots are enforced 24-hours a day, beginning at 6 a.m. Monday-3 p.m. Friday. Open parking is available on weekends beginning at 3 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday.

(RS) Priory Resident Permit

Students who live at the priory are eligible for an "RS" permit that is valid in any of the "F/S/R Permit Required" stalls in the Priory Lot, any of the "R" stalls on campus as well as any of the "S" designated stalls in the Water Street Lot ONLY.

(B) Bollinger permit

The Bollinger lot is located approximately six blocks from upper campus. This economy lot is on the University bus route (Route 9). These spaces are allocated to students living in the Residence Halls at the discretion of the Parking and Transportation coordinator.

Permits are valid during the regular academic year (August to May), and enforced Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Motorcycle permits

Permits are required and available for purchase all year long.  Designated parking spaces are provided within the following campus lots.

Governors, Haas Fine Arts, Hibbard handicap, McPhee, Phillips, Putnam and Towers.

Moped Permits

Permits are required and available for purchase all year long.  Mopeds must be parked in the designated moped pads available in the following areas.

Sutherland Hall, East end of Chancellors Hall, Southeast end of Phillips Hall, North side of Putnam Hall, Southeast end of Governors, Towers South, McPhee (by main entrance), Hibbard Hall, Schofield (by library), Haas Fine Arts (north of building).