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Contact Parking Services

Blackhawk Commons Lower Level
Phone: (920) 424-4455
Fax: (920) 424-0906

Office Hours:
7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Parking Regulations

Permit Parking Only
Parking regulations are enforced year-round, even when classes are not in session.

Weekend Parking Rules
Parking in any legal, non-reserved space is FREE from 4 p.m. on Friday through 6 a.m. on Monday.

Resident Student Permits

Parking permits for students living in residence halls are limited and sold on a seniority/lottery basis. Resident permits are assigned on the basis of the applicant’s class standing: graduate students and seniors receive permits first, then juniors, etc. Upperclassmen (junior status or higher) will be awarded prime resident parking.  The first class (sophomores or freshmen) that does not have enough permits available to cover every applicant will go into the lottery.

Application materials for resident parking permits are emailed during the beginning of July each year to UW Oshkosh email addresses of students signed up through Residence Life. Applications must be received in our office by July 31, with a subsequent lottery drawing held during the beginning of August. The application material will include information that will explain the different permits and the requirements for submitting a request in order to be included in the permit lottery.

Students not drawn in the lottery will be notified of off-campus parking and alternative transportation options and will be placed on a waiting list. Anyone wishing to apply for a permit who has not received the emailed application by mid-July may contact our office at to request the application.


Premium Resident


Premium Resident permits (second level only, covered parking in the High Avenue Parking Ramp) are available on a seniority/lottery basis.

Regular Resident


Regular Resident permits are available on a seniority/lottery basis.

These permits are valid in four areas:

  • Lot 5a (by the ERIC lab)
  • Lot 18 (by Scott Hall)
  • Lot 30 (large lot by Gruenhagen)
  • Third level of the High Avenue Parking Ramp (uncovered section, spaces 281 and above)
Other Annual Resident Permits

Other resident permits (valid ONLY in assigned lot) are available on a seniority/lottery basis:

  • Lot 23 (between Stewart, Fletcher and Evans Halls) – $450/year (only students in one of these three residence halls are eligible for this permit type)
  • Lot 37 (behind Lincoln Hall, near Horizon Village) – $325/year
  • Lot 39 (across the river) – $200/year
  • FVTC Lot (across the river) – $200/year

Based on daily rate

  • Not available for online purchase; contact Parking Services.
  • Purchase the day(s) you need.
  • Full year resident permits include interims and summer.

Permits are never to be transferred or sold to another person.  Permit-holders have the option to add additional personal vehicles to the permit.  At no time are the primary and any secondary/subsequent vehicle(s) allowed to be used on campus at the same time.  Failure to comply with this regulation will result in a $30 ticket for each vehicle.

Parking permits are now digital – enforced via License Plate Recognition (LPR).  This means you will not receive any physical permit, because your license plate is your permit.  Therefore, it is the permit holder’s responsibility to maintain an accurate vehicle record.  If there is any need to change vehicle(s) associated with a permit, please log into the parking portal and make the necessary changes.

Please refer to the map for resident lot locations.


If you purchased an annual permit and will no longer be using it, you must contact the Parking Services office by email at to cancel your permit. We will process it for a possible prorated refund, as appropriate, based on the date we are notified via your email message of the permit cancellation.

Fees are subject to change.