Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do you ticket during school breaks, summers and interim?
I have a carpool (on a hook) permit but I don’t have it with me today. What should I do?
1. You may come into the Parking Services office and request a free one-day temporary permit.
2. You may use a meter or pay station (ranges from $1-$1.50/hour).
3. You may call our office to let us know and provide your name, license plate number and vehicle information and the lot you are parked in for the day.
4. You may opt to park on the streets.
I just received a parking ticket that I feel was unjustly given. What should I do?
You have the option to appeal the ticket. An appeal is due in the Parking Services office with 72 hours after the ticket was written (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays). The appeal may be submitted via our website or in writing on the Parking Ticket Appeal Form that is available in the Parking Services office or on a plain sheet of paper. Please remember to include your name, address, ticket (citation) number, license plate number and explanation. Written appeals may be mailed, faxed to (920) 424-0906, or brought to our office. There is NO guarantee the ticket will be voided.
I have a guest speaker or perspective employee coming to campus. How can I ensure that he/she is not ticketed?
If I put my flashers on, will I still get a ticket?
What forms of payment do you accept?
The Parking Services office accepts cash, check, credit or debit cards (Visa, MasterCard or American Express). In addition, if you are a UW Oshkosh student, payment can be billed to your student account or you may use money on your TitanCard or Reeve Memorial Gift Card. Also, ticket payments can be made online. Employees of the University (not students or graduate assistants) can also have the cost of parking permits deducted from their payroll checks. This is only an option for permits purchased near the beginning of the academic school year.
I have tickets that I can’t afford to pay at this time. Does the Parking Services office take charge cards?
What kinds of parking permits are offered?
When does my parking permit expire?
I have a disabled hang tag or license plate from the State of Wisconsin. Where am I allowed to park on campus?
As long as you have a valid UW Oshkosh parking permit AND display your disabled hang tag or license plate, you may park in ANY disabled space in any of the lots on campus.
How are parking rates determined?
What should I do if I am selling/trading in my vehicle and getting a new one?
If you are on the Oshkosh campus, please log into our parking portal to make changes to your vehicles listed directly under your permit. If you have any issues in making the changes, please email the Parking Services office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (920)424-4455.
If you are on the Menasha campus, please log into our parking portal to add the vehicle to your record. Then email Parking Services at email@example.com or call us at (920)424-4455 to let us know you have a new vehicle and will need a permit for that vehicle. Please remove the permit from the vehicle you are no longer using and return it to our office.
How do I arrange for group parking for an event at UW Oshkosh?
When is the Parking Services office open?
Our Oshkosh office hours are Monday through Friday 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office is closed on holidays observed by the University. However, rules and regulations are enforced 24 hours per day all year long, regardless of whether or not classes are in session. Our virtual office for payment of tickets and permit or to make vehicle changes is always open.
What should I do if the parking lot I normally park in is full?
Where does the money go from permit fees and parking tickets?
The Parking Services office is a self-supporting enterprise. All revenues collected through permit sales, visitor fees and parking tickets stay in the department to help defray the cost of maintenance projects, snow removal, building of new parking facilities, salaries of staff and to make payments on the bonds associated with previously built parking structures.
I have a parking permit but I am leaving the University. Can I transfer the permit to another person?
NO. Permits are associated with specific license plate numbers, and if the permit does not match the license plate, ticket(s) may be issued. In addition, due to the demand for parking permits for residence hall students, it is the best and fairest policy for our office to offer unneeded permits to individuals on a waiting list.
If you are leaving prior to the end of the academic year, please email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel your permit. If a prorated refund is available at that time, it will be issued to you.
If I am leaving the University after first semester and I bought a year-long permit, can I get a refund?
Please email our office at email@example.com to cancel your permit. A prorated refund will be issued to you. If you are an employee and the permit was set up for payroll deduction, we will notify HR with details to finalized deductions.
I have a night class or a job off campus and don’t want to walk to my car alone at night. What can I do?
On the Oshkosh campus, contact the University Police at (920) 424-1212 or through the UWO mobile app and request a Safewalk with Community Service Officers. They are available to escort you during later evening and early morning hours. For more information on Safewalk, please visit the University Police website.
I will be using the Halsey computer lab after midnight. Where can I park?
Commuter students who have a valid parking permit and are working in the Halsey computer lab between midnight and 6 a.m. may park in Lot 17 (located on Scott Ave.) by emailing Parking Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (920) 424-4455 and providing name, vehicle license plate number, make and color.
Students without a valid parking permit may also park in Lot 17 to use the Halsey computer lab between midnight and 6 a.m., but they must use the app AMP Park to purchase the needed time. The app is available for free download on Apple or Google. Then email Parking Services at email@example.com or call (920) 424-4455 and providing name, vehicle license plate number, make and color.
Are there any Resident Parking Permits left for the current academic year?
How is it decided who receives reserved or Regular Resident permits and who will receive other permits?
In last June or early July, all of the students who are signed up with Residence Life to live in a residence hall for the next academic year will be sent information via their UW Oshkosh email addresses about applying for a resident parking permit. Each student who would like a permit is required to complete the online application form so the request is received in Parking Services by July 31 to be included in the permit lottery.
The applications that are received in our office by the deadline date are sorted by class standing based on credits the student has already completed. Graduate students and seniors will receive permits first, then juniors, etc. Upperclassmen (junior status or higher) will be awarded prime resident parking. Permits for reserved permits are issued first, followed by Regular Resident and Lot 37 permits, and finally remote lot permits. The first class that does not have enough permits available to cover every applicant will be placed into the lottery. Any students for which permits are not available are added to a waiting list.
Is it true I can park on campus during the weekends for free without a permit and not receive a parking ticket?
YES. During most weekends as long as your vehicle is parked in a legal, non-reserved space, you may park in any University lot between 4 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday without a valid permit. However, do not park in fire lanes or reserved spaces. Please be aware that parking enforcement will resume promptly at 6 a.m. on Monday morning.
On rare occasions, we may need to deviate from the general weekend rules. If that is the case, the campus community will be notified of the change.
I have a guest coming to visit me on campus. Where can my guest park?
When Residence Life policy allows, visitors may purchase a daily (valid 6 a.m. – midnight) parking permit for $3/day through the parking portal. Also when Residence Life policy allows, visitors may purchase an overnight visitor permit for $7/night. A visitor staying as a guest in a residence hall may only purchase parking for two consecutive nights. The overnight visitor permit will only be valid on the first level of the High Avenue Parking Ramp in any non-reserved space until 9 a.m. the following day.