Visitor Parking

After a recent evaluation of funding and the costs associated with parking lot maintenance and future planning, we will no longer be providing free parking permits beyond our five (5) free visits per semester.

We understand this change to our business practice is going to prompt challenges and campus wide some reevaluation and decisions by individuals, as well as departments in general, will need to be made moving forward. Our past practice is simply not sustainable and we must move to a system that more accurately represents the "true cost" of operation. Not only for parking, but also of individual campus departments who have received free parking permits. The issuance of free permits not only obscured some of these departmental operational costs, but also puts Parking at a disadvantage due to the increased wear and tear on the lots with no cost recovery.​


Per UWS, we were made aware of a need to immediately stop providing free parking passes to emeriti. Wis. Stat. § 16.843 requires any state office buildings in municipalities with state-subsidized public transit to charge for parking, hence, why parking needs to be charged for state-employees. Therefore, per Regent Emeritus Policy RPD 20-26, we are required to charge employeed emeriti the same parking rates as all other employees under the schedule promulgated per Wis. Stat. § 16.843.