Parking Information - Visitors
Signs (as pictured to the right) are located at the entrance to all campus lots and note the specifics for each lot. Signage within each lot indicate special parking areas: LOADING ZONES, FIRE ZONES, RESERVED stalls, NO-PARKING areas, etc.; obey the signs to avoid receiving a citation.
Parking on the UW-Stevens Point campus is restricted to permit holders from 2am-7pm, Monday through Friday, except in metered areas. Visitors can utilize metered parking areas. Meter information is below.
Parking for visits and Viewpoint Days is arranged through the Admissions Office. Orientation parking is arranged through the New Student Office.
There is limited parking available on the city streets, however, it is regulated by the Stevens Point Police Department, NOT the university. Signs on the streets indicate specific regulations and vary by location. All city street parking questions may be directed to the Stevens Point Police Department. NOTE: There is NO overnight parking on the city streets.
Visitors/guests can utilize the meter parking lots on campus at $.75 per hour. Campus meter lots are enforced Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-7 p.m. and vary by the maximum limit (see specific lots below). Overnight parking in meter lots not allowed; lots CLOSED 2 a.m.-6 a.m.
Lot F-East - Reserve St., north of 4th Ave., east side of the HEC (Health Enhancement Center) 40 meters with a 4 hour limit and 2 handicap stalls. Pay-by-cell option available.
Lot F-West - corner of 4th Ave. & Isadore St., west side of the HEC (Health Enhancement Center) 43 meters with a 4 hour limit and 12 handicap stalls. Pay-by-cell option available.
Lot G - located along Illinois Ave., behind the Allen Center has 11 meters that can be prepaid for up to 4 hours.
Lot R - along Portage St., between Phillips St. & Reserve St. contains 147 meters that can be prepaid for up to 12 hours and recommended for commuter students, visitors and guests to campus. There are also 115 permit required stalls RESERVED for faculty and staff.
Lot V - Isadore St., north of 4th Ave. has 20 meters with a 4 hour limit; the remainder of Lot V is RESERVED for staff.
Lot X - corner of Stanley St. & Fremont St. has 338 meters that can be prepaid up to 12 hours. Recommended for commuter students, visitors and guests on campus for an extended period.
Lot Y - corner of Isadore & Portage Streets, west of NFAC has 75 stalls and (1 disabled stall) with a CONVENIENCE multi-space Pay Station; pay-by-license plate accepting cash (no change given), credit, debit, and pay-by-cell service; 12 hour maximum enforced 6am-7pm, Monday-Friday.
Lot Z - corner of Reserve St. & High St. is adjacent to the Dreyfus University Center has 37 meters with 4 hour limit and 2 Visitor handcap stalls. NEW: Pay-by-Cell option available:
All you need to pay for parking is your phone!
You can get started with the app in just a few steps:
* Download free PassportParking app
* Register in app with phone #, email or through Facebook
* Enter your zone # found on meter sticker
* Pay for your parking
You will receive a notification before the end of your parking session to help avoid parking citations. If you need to stay longer, you can extend your parking session directly from you phone (up to maximum allowed for lot). Questions? http://www.gopassport.com
For more information about meters, view the Meters section in the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).
There are some GUEST handicap reserved stalls in Lots R and X and vehicles parked in them must display a state-issued disabled hangtag from rearview mirror or have disabled plates. The "Handicap-Campus Permit Required" stalls in staff and student lots are reserved for staff/student that have a campus handicap permit AND their state-issued hangtag on rearview mirror or license plates. Vehicles with a state-issued disabled hangtag displayed on rearview mirror and/or plates, can also park at any CAMPUS meter without payment.
Guests of Students
Student guests may use metered areas or the city streets during the day. However, overnight parking is not allowed in either area. Evening guests can park in the university student permit areas from 7pm-7am. If space is available, a daily visitor parking permit can be issued at the cost of the daily rate. Students having overnight guests can call in the visitor's vehicle license plate to Lot Q after 7pm. This allows the visitor to use the lot until 6am the following day for free, or if vehicle is not moved out of Lot Q by 6am the daily permit fee should be paid by noon (with cash/check only) in the Parking Services office.
Visitors/Guests to Faculty & Staff
Departments can register visitors/guests to park in a permit lot, when space is available, by calling the Parking Services office to report the license plate number. Visitors/guests CANNOT be called into metered areas.
There are three stalls reserved for guest lecturers on the east side of Lot X. Vehicles using these stalls MUST be called in to avoid receiving a citation.
Vehicles with state, municipal, and federal government plates can park in any permit area (not meter stalls) without informing Parking Services. Any vehicle with these plates parked in a metered area MUST plug the meter.