Parking Permits

Purchase a permit

A permit is required to park on campus except in metered stalls. This means that all faculty, staff, and students that wish to park on campus during enforcement hours must have a valid University parking permit or pay at a parking meter. Interested in purchasing one? Explore the options below and visit the Blugold Central office in person to purchase one.

Students

Off-campus students who intend to drive and park at the university must purchase an S permit. The S permit may be purchased with a credit card online or in person with check or cash at Blugold Central.
NOTE: A Blugold ID is required to purchase the permits and permits will not be sold until any and all tickets are paid.

With an S permit, students can park in all S spots, located in Phillips, Water Street, Human Sciences & Services (HSS) and McPhee lots.

Learn how to sign up online

Since residence hall lots are for long-term parking. An annual sign-up process is conducted for both new and returning students. During the spring semester, students currently enrolled and who desire to live on campus in the fall semester must participate in the Resident Parking Permit sign-up process if they want to park on campus for the following academic year.

Some R permits are based on a lottery, so you are not guaranteed to get this parking permit. An additional lottery will run for new students and transfers during summer months. Look out for an email from the parking team on how to sign up for a residence hall parking permit as a first year or returning student.

With an R permit you can park by Towers, Bridgman, Chancellor’s, Governors, and Oakridge residence halls.

NOTE: If you don't pay for your permit once you've chosen to use it, it may show as a hold on your account and prevent you from registering for classes. If y Residence hall lot permits are enforced 24-hours a day during the school week, beginning at 6 a.m. on Mondays until 3 p.m. on Fridays. Open parking is available on weekends beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday until 6 a.m. on Monday.

Learn how to sign-up

Students who are living in the residence halls that are not applying for or have a permit of any type may purchase up to 5 days of parking in R spots per semester. This permit is intended for short term use of a vehicle and availability is are limited. 

With an S permit, students can park in all S spots, located in Phillips, Water Street, Human Sciences & Services (HSS) and McPhee lots.

An annual sign-up process is conducted for both new and returning students living in Aspenson Mogenson Hall. During the spring semester, students currently enrolled and who desire to live on campus in the fall semester must participate in the Resident Parking Permit sign-up process if they want to park on campus for the following academic year. This process is conducted through Housing + Residence Life. Note that there are also underground parking stalls available.

With a W permit, students can park in all W stalls located in specific areas of the Water Street and Human Sciences & Services (HSS) lots.

Medical Need Parking Permits are available for students who have a documented medical need.

Students living in the Priory are eligible for an RS permit. An RS permit allows students to park in any valid R or S stall on Campus.

The Bollinger Lot is located six blocks from campus and is on the University bus route (Route 9). These spaces are for students who live in the residence halls.

Faculty + Staff

A "G" permit guarantees a space in a particular lot. The permits are only valid in the lots that they are issued for. There are a limited number of reserved spaces within the Phillips, Hibbard, Nursing and Olson lots. Faculty and staff receive information in April regarding the acceptance of applications from the Parking Office. Any questions regarding G permits should be directed to Gparking@uwec.edu.

G Permit Application eForm

Enforcement
Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

These permits are valid in designated spaces in the Hibbard, Phillips, Haas FineArts, Human Sciences and Services, Water Street, McPhee, Murray, Governors and Towers lots. If F spaces in these lots are full, parking is allowed in "R" spaces on upper campus Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

Enforcement
Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the exception of McPhee and Murray lots, where permits are required from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Governors lot, as posted.

 

Retired faculty and staff may be eligible for an Emeriti permit.  These permits are issued through the Chancellors office. For more information please contact langda@uwec.edu. 

Payroll Deduction

Faculty and staff are eligible to purchase their parking permit via payroll deduction beginning in late July.

For Classified Staff, the Payroll Office will take seventeen (17) equal, consecutive deductions.  These deductions MUST begin with the first paycheck in October.

For Unclassified Staff, academic year and 12 month, the Payroll Office will take nine (9) equal, consecutive deductions.  These deductions MUST begin with the October 1 paycheck. 

All eligible participants will be notified via email and provided with instructions on how to complete the payroll deduction process when it becomes available.

Learn how to sign up

Other Types of Permits

Visit Blugold Central during regular business hours and tell the front desk you’d like to apply for a 30-day parking permit. They’ll walk you through the process and take your payment.

Please make sure you have your photo ID (Blugold Card or driver’s license, for example), your vehicle’s license plate number, and a method of payment (credit card, check, cash) with you.

Permits are required and available for purchase all year long. Mopeds must be walked on sidewalks and parked in the designated moped pads located 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), and HSS (Human Sciences and Services) lot (northwest corner of lot).

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, Schneider, and Towers.

All vendors and contractors must display a permit to park on campus.  Please contact Blugold Central to obtain a permit; phone 715-836-3000; email blugoldcentral@uwec.edu.  Contractors working on a long term project should obtain a permit through Facilities.

Faculty, staff, and students with state issued disabled permits or license plates must purchase a UWEC parking permit to display, in addition to the permit/plate issued by the state.

With a valid UWEC parking permit, those with disabled permits or plates can park in the following spaces:

  • Reserved disabled spaces
  • Two or three hour meters
  • F spaces
  • S spaces
  • R spaces

Those with disabled permits cannot park in the following spaces:

  • G spaces
  • P spaces
  • 20 minute meters
    NOTE: You can park in 20 minute meters if you pay.

 

If your vehicle is disabled on campus:

Contact Parking and Transportation Services at 715-836-3000 and let us know that your vehicle is disabled. The parking enforcement attendant will put a disabled vehicle notice on your vehicle, which is valid for up to 24 hours (the vehicle must be removed from campus during that time period). Without a valid disabled vehicle notice, disabled vehicles on campus will be cited. 

Enforcement

Parking policies and regulations at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are aimed at easing the parking crunch on campus and in the neighborhoods adjacent to the campus. These policies and regulations are part of an overall parking plan recommended by the Physical Plant Planning Committee, the University Senate and the Student Senate, and approved by the chancellor. The plan incorporates a multifaceted approach to managing a limited number of parking spaces available to students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Permits are required in all campus lots as posted.
Always remember to head into stall.

Lower Campus

  • Hibbard Lot: "F" permit required in "F" posted stalls 6a.m. - 3p.m M-F.  "G" permit required in "G" posted stalls 6a.m. - 6p.m. M-F.
  • Phillips Lot: "S" permit required in "S" posted stalls 6a.m. - 3p.m. M-F.  "F" permit required in "F" posted stalls 6a.m. - 3p.m M-F.  "G" permit required in "G" posted stalls 6a.m. - 6p.m. M-F. "P" permit required in "P" posted stalls 6a.m. - 6p.m. M-F.
  • Nursing Lot: "G" permit required 6a.m - 6p.m. M-F
  • Water Street Lot"S" permit required in "S" posted stalls 6a.m. - 3p.m. M-F. "F" permit required in "F" posted stalls 6a.m. - 3p.m M-F.  "G" permit required in "G" posted stalls 6a.m. - 6p.m. M-F.
  • HSS (Human Sciences and Services) Lot"F" permit required 6a.m. - 3p.m. M-F.
  • Putnam Lot: "R" permit required 24 hours from 6a.m. Monday through 3p.m. Friday.

 

Upper Campus

  • Murray Lot: "F" permit required 6a.m. - 4:30p.m. M-F.
  • McPhee Lot: "F" permit required in "F" posted stalls 6a.m. - 4:30p.m M-F. "S" permit required in "S" posted stalls 6a.m. - 4:30p.m. M-F.
  • Oakridge, Chancellors & Bridgman Lots: "R" permit required 24 hours from 6a.m. Monday through 3p.m. Friday.
  • Towers Lot: "R" permit required in "R" stalls 24 hours from 6a.m. Monday through 3p.m. Friday.  "F" permit required in "F" stalls 6a.m. - 3p.m. M-F.
  • Governors Lot: "R" permit required in "R" stalls 24 hours from 6a.m. Monday through 3p.m. Friday.  "F" permit required in "F" stalls 6a.m. - 3p.m./6p.m. (as posted) M-F.

Priory

  • Priory Lot: "F", "S", or "R" permit required in Priory "F/S/R" stalls 7a.m. - 3p.m. M-F.

Bollinger

  • Bollinger Lot"B" permit required 6a.m. - 3p.m. M-F.

Two-hour or Three-hour and 20-minute metered parking is available on both upper and lower campus and enforced year round. Use the meter with the arrow pointing to your vehicle. Meters are enforced on upper campus and Garfield Avenue from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. The remainder of the meters on lower campus are enforced 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday. Up to four tickets can be issued per day for meter violations.

2 Hour Meter Locations - $0.75 per hour
Governors, Towers Circle, Schneider lot

3 Hour Meter Locations - $0.75 per hour
Haas Fine Arts lot

20 Minute Meter Locations - $0.25 per 20 minutes
Hibbard (small lot behind building), Haas Fine Arts lot, Governors lot, Garfield Ave., University Dr., Phillips lot

*Disabled Permits not valid in 20 minute meters

If a meter is failed (doesn't accept coins, shows dead/jammed/failed message) do not park there, this is not a valid parking stall since the meter is failed. The failed meter should be reported to Blugold Central by calling 715-836-3000 or by email.

Fire lanes, loading zones, disabled stalls, 15 minute zones, improper parking (backwards into stall), no parking zones, and all restricted areas are enforced 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Loading zone and short-term handicapped permits are available in the Parking & Transportation Services Office located in Schofield Hall 108.

Improper Permit Display $5
Meter Expired $10
Improper Parking $10
Permit Required $20
Prohibited Parking $30
Disabled Parking Stall Violation $150
Permit/Ticket Fraud $200

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