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Current Students

2018-19 Student Parking Permits - $200.00

Space for Parking on campus is limited. All motorists who wish to park vehicles in campus lots must purchase a permit or pay at a meter or pay station. Parking is not free anywhere on campus. Permit serves as permission to park and does not guarantee a space. The university is not responsible for any damage to a vehicle operated or parked on campus. Parking is prohibited in yellow and white curb zones, fire zones, no parking areas, bus zone, crosswalks, driveways, sidewalks, near fire hydrants and/or dumpster and other areas noted with signage. 

While there usually is a parking space available on campus, note that it may not be in the immediate vicinity of your intended destination. Plan to arrive early and allow enough time to walk to your classess, work, meetings, events, etc. If all of the student parking lots are full, please notify Parking Services Office (715-346-3900) for an alternate parking location. Permits are not valid at meters or pay stations without payment. Possession of a permit is not a valid excuse to park in an unauthorized area.

Student permits are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, until the permit sales maximum is reached. Permit sales priority for next academic year is typically offered to current students in April or May each year. New students can purchase a parking permit after orientation and enrollment. Vehicles with a current UWSP STUDENT parking hangtag displayed from vehicle rearview mirror are valid in all of the STUDENT parking lots:

Lot J - Maria Drive, east of the Waste Education Center
Lot P - Isadore Street, west of Debot Center
Lot Q - Michigan & Illinois Avenue, (DAY PARKING ONLY section, CLOSED 12am-6am, in S/W corner)
Lot W - Clark Street, easy of Hyer, (lot partitioned for student & staff parking)

Lot Q - DAY PARKING ONLY section: The south/west corner of Lot Q is a DAY PARKING ONLY area and is closed 12am-6am. Student resident long term parking is available in all other non-reserved areas in Lot Q. Watch for signs.

Student parking lots are open when classes are not in session. (Check the academic calendar for course information.)

Motorcycle Stalls: Permit required and can be purchased the Parking Office only (not available online). Motorcycle stalls are OPEN April 1st through November 1st.

Snow Removal Areas: Campus parking lot Snow Removal Stalls are enforced from November 1st through April 1st whether snow accumulates or not. Any vehicles parked in Snow Removal Stalls in parking lots will be issued citations for "NO PARKING AREA".
 
Moped 50 cc's and under can park at bicycle racks on campus. Mopeds parked anywhere other than a bike rack will be ticketed.
 
Commuter Students - Student parking lots are located on the perimeter of campus and not convenient for commuter students looking for close access parking. Lot Q Day Parking Only south/west Section (CLOSED 12 a.m.- 6 a.m.) will provide commuting students with quick access parking needs. In addition to Lot Q-Day Parking Only section, there are three long-term meter lots that are centrally located that offer convenient close parking options; Lot R (west of the DUC), Lot T (Illinois Avenue entrance) and Lot Y (corner of Isadore and Portage Streets) have 12-hour maximum meter parking for $.75 per hour. Other metered lots: F-East, F-West, V and Z offer 4-hour maximum meter parking.
 
Accessible Campus Parking Permits - Students with a disabled permit from the DOT can purchase a university disabled parking permit upon receipt of a copy of your state issued disabled hangtag or plate. Disabled parking permits issued by Parking Services will allow parking in campus designated "Handicap-Campus Permit Required" stalls, in campus meter stalls without payment, and in any permit stall when the handicap reserved stalls are full.

Student Guest Parking

Guest parking is available in the metered areas on campus or on the city streets during the day, although, meter parking is not available in the overnight timeframe. Overnight student guests can park in Lot Q (except for the DAY PARKING ONLY section) and Lot W from 7pm to 7am without paying Monday-Friday.
 
Daily guest parking permits are available at $6 per day, pre-paid with cash/check only in the Parking Services office M-F, 7:45am-4pm if space is available.
 
Student parking lots are open to park in for free on weekends starting at 7pm on Friday through 6am on Monday (except the Lot Q, DAY PARKING ONLY section that is restricted starting at 12am on Monday). 

New Students

Parking for visits and View Point Days is arranged through the Admissions Office. Orientation parking is arranged through the New Student Office.

When visiting campus, please see the visitors' information page.

Parents and students - note that space for parking at UWSP is limited and restricted and there is a charge to park. Unless the student requires a vehicle for an off-campus job or other need, they may want to consider leaving the vehicle at home. The University assumes no responsibility for damage to a vehicle or its contents while parked on campus. Parking on the UWSP campus is by permit only except in metered areas with proper payment. The cost of a 2018-19 permit for the year is $200.00 (includes all applicable tax). There are 4 STUDENT parking lots on campus: J, P Q and W. 

Permit sales are made on a first-come, first-served basis. If you decide to bring a vehicle to campus and purchase a permit you are responsible to comply with the UWSP posted PARKING RULES & REGULATIONS. Following the rules and reading the posted street signs will make for a positive parking experience.

Permit applications for enrolled students are accepted in mid-April for the following academic year. New students starting in September will attend Orientation, enroll register for classes and receive login information prior to applying for a permit. Spring term permits are available in early January.

City streets are under the jurisdiction of the Stevens Point Police Department. Citations issued by that agency must be resolved with the city. University parking regulations (specifically loading zone rules) DO NOT apply on city streets.

Visitors can register with the Parking Services office. If you have a friend or family member visiting, you can purchase a visitor daily permit for $6.00 at the Parking Services office if space is available. 

Special parking needs - contact Parking Services at 715-346-3900 for assistance. View the Special Needs Map.

NOTE: Fire zone and disabled stall parking violation citations are not appealable. Fire zone citations have a penalty of $50.00, and increase to $100.00 if not paid within 21 days. A disabled stall parking violation citation has a penalty of $50.00, which increases to $100.00 if not paid within 21 days. Unless you have the proper State Permit (or are driving a fire truck), stay out of fire zones or disabled spaces. A permit reported as lost or stolen that later shows up on a vehicle will receive a $100.00 citation.