Visitor Parking Permits

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.

Individuals

Any person who has a vehicle on campus in excess of 5 times per semester, which is inclusive of most full time faculty, staff, and students, has likely purchased a permit. If you are not a member of these groups and consider yourself a volunteer or someone working in a capacity which otherwise benefits a University department you have two options. The first is you may purchase a parking permit at the Bursar’s office for yourself. The second is you may make a request of the department that you’re benefiting that they purchase a parking permit on your behalf. Both purchases are made at the Bursar’s office and the correct entry of the vehicles license plate is required.

Departments

If you wish to provide parking to individuals who provide services to your department, you have the option to purchase a parking permit on someone’s behalf. Please use appropriate funding codes assigned to your department to do so, and make the purchase by contacting the Bursar’s office.

PLEASE NOTE:
There are no restrictions on the number of license plates you may assign to a virtual permit, but only one (1) vehicle may use the virtual permit at any particular time. By coordinating use, your department may only need to purchase one permit to accommodate several vehicles. For example, if Health and Counseling has a physician visit only on Mon, Wed, and Friday, and a Registered Nurse on Tues and Thur they can both be associated to the same virtual permit, as they are NOT using parking privileges at the same time. This coordination is the responsibility of the department who purchases the permits and the end users, NOT University Parking. If two vehicles attempt to use the same virtual parking permit at the same time it will result in a citation.

Contractor(s) / Vendor(s) / Third-Party Employees

Any person who has a vehicle on campus in excess of 5 times per semester, which is inclusive of most University full time faculty, staff, and students, has likely purchased a permit. If you will be on campus for more than 5 times, we respectfully request that you pay for parking. You may purchase a parking permit at the Bursar’s office for yourself or make a request of the department that you’re benefiting that they purchase a parking permit on your behalf. If you are a contractor, the department may already have a contractor permit purchased, they just need to assign you license plate to it.

Overnight Parking in Residence Life / Student Housing

Residence Life / Student Housing policy allows for overnight guests in housing if they are registered with the Office of Residence Life / Student Housing by the student who is hosting them. All overnight visitors in Residence Life must park in the Studio Arts Parking Lot. If the guest of a student hosts brings a vehicle, their vehicles license plate must be registered using this process or it will be subject to a parking citation.

Student Hosts, Do Not place your guests license plate on your virtual permit!!! Only one vehicle may use a virtual permit at any given time. Two vehicles using one permit is a violation and will result is a citation to both vehicle. You must register their vehicle with Office of Residence Life / Student Housing.

Information on “Host Responsibilities” for the registration process and the Residence Life Guest policy are available at the following: http://www.uwgb.edu/housing/on-campus/guests.asp