Parking Information - Visitors
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. 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 below.
Parking for campus visits and ViewPoint Days are arranged through the Admissions Office. Orientation parking is arranged through the New Student Office.
There is limited parking available on the city streets and is regulated and enforced by the Stevens Point Police Department. Signs on streets indicate specific regulations and vary by location. All city street parking questions may be directed to the Stevens Point Police Department. NOTE: Overnight parking on the city streets is not allowed.
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. 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 accessible (permit required) stalls. Pay-by-cell option available.
Lot F-West - 4th Ave. & Isadore St., west side of the HEC (Health Enhancement Center) 43 meters with a 4 hour limit and 12 accessible (permit required) stalls. Pay-by-cell option available.
Lot G - Illinois Ave., behind the Allen Center has 11 meters that can be prepaid for up to 4 hours.
Lot R - Portage St., between Phillips & Reserve St. has 147 meter stalls that can be prepaid for up to 12 hours and recommended for commuter students, visitors and guests to campus. Lot R has 115 permit required stalls RESERVED for faculty and staff with permits.
Lot T - Illinois St. entrance has 122 meter stalls that can be prepaid up to 12 hours. Recommended for commuter students, visitors and guests on campus for an extended period.
Lot V - Isadore St., north of 4th Ave. has 20 meter stalls with a 4 hour limit; the remainder of Lot V is RESERVED for faculty and staff with permits.
Lot Y - Isadore & Portage Streets, west of NFAC has 75 stalls, 1 accessible (permit required) 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 accessible (permit required) stalls.
Pay-by-Cell service 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
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 T 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 Lot Q 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 can 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.
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.