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, and no-parking areas. Obey the signs to avoid receiving a citation. 


Visitor/Guest Parking

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.

University Meters (Map)
  • Meters on the UWSP campus are $.50 per hour and vary by the maximum limit (see specific lots below). Per hour meter cost increases to $.75 on Aug. 1, 2015.
  • Meters are enforced from 6am-7pm, Monday-Friday. Meters are open from 7pm-2am, Monday-Friday & weekends. Metered areas are closed 2am-6am, Monday-Friday. Overnight parking not allowed.
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 F-East
- Reserve St., north of 4th Ave., east side of the HEC (Health Enhancement Center) 40 meters with a 2 hour limit and 2 handicap stalls.

t F-West - corner of 4th Ave. & Isadore St., west side of the HEC (Health Enhancement Center) 43 meters with a 2 hour limit and 12 handicap stalls.

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 Z
- corner of Reserve St. & High St. is adjacent to the Dreyfus University Center has 37 meters with 2 hour limit and 2 handcap stalls.

Lot V
- Isadore St., north of 4th Ave. has 20 meters with a 4 hour limit. There are

Lot G
- located along Illinois Ave., behind the Allen Center has 11 meters that can be prepaid for up to 2 hours.
For more information about meters, view the Meters section in the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).

Disabled Parking -
Special Needs Map
There are some guest handicap reserved stalls in Lots R and X and vehicles parked in them must display a state-issued disabled hangtag 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 display their state-issued hangtag. Vehicles with a state-issued disabled hangtag 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-6am. 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.