Shocker Parking FAQ
Ground level and first ramp: Reserved
Levels 2, 3, 4 and second and third ramps will be for hourly parking at $1.50 per hour, debit/credit card only
Level 4: Faculty / staff parking, yellow e-permit required
The parking garage is enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Do I need an ePermit?
No. You are only required to purchase an ePermit if you wish to park on campus during the enforcement hours. The WSU Shuttle System allows students and staff a free park-and-ride option from satellite parking at the Metropolitan Complex at 29th and Oliver.
No. Due to system limitations, only one ePermit can be purchased per person.
Yes. Residents of Shocker Hall, The Flats and The Suites at WSU must purchase a regular student ePermit allowing them to park in any green or yellow-and-green-striped lots.
Maybe. WSU is an ePermit-only parking environment from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays when school is in session (With the exception of the RSC parking garage, which is enforced 24/7). WSU uses License Plate Recognition technology to enforce parking.
Visitors to campus during the enforcement period may park without an ePermit for four days during the academic year (July-June). On your fifth visit to campus during the year, you'll need to purchase an ePermit at the link below. Visitors may purchase either single-day ePermits for $5 or frequent visitor ePermits. Visitors may park in the RSC parking garage for $1.50 per hour.
Visitors may also choose to use the free park-and-ride lot at the Metropolitan Complex at 29th and Oliver and take a free shuttle to the main campus.
No. Under the new system, motorcycles are considered the same as cars, trucks and SUVs and are covered by the same ePermit.
How to purchase ePermits/register your vehicle(s)
Yes. No matter how many hours you are taking and if you want to park on the main campus you will have to purchase a parking ePermit. You also have the option of taking the WSU Shuttle System from free park-and-ride lots at the Metropolitan Complex at 29th Street and Oliver.
Where to Park
Parking areas are identifiable by the colored signage at the entrance to a lot or by signage for individual spaces within a lot. The areas are:
- Green or yellow-and-green-striped lot: WSU students may park in any lot with green or yellow-and-green striped signage. They may not park in yellow or red lots.
- Purple parking zones (Motorcycle parking): Students, faculty or staff who drive motorcycles may register and purchase an ePermit to allow parking in the designated cycle zones in lots across campus. Motorcycles are considered equivalent to cars, trucks and SUVs and do not require a separate ePermit.
Yellow parking lots are reserved for WSU faculty and staff and visitors to WSU. Student and graduate positions (ex. GTA and GRA) are not eligible to park in yellow lots.
Frequent visitors -- including, but not limited to, alumni, Heskett Center members, Aqua Shocks, Library Patrons, unpaid volunteers and other qualifying members -- may purchase a Frequent Visitor ePermit.
Refunds will vary depending on circumstances. An email will need to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, WSU ID and justification for the request. Once the request has been reviewed by a committee, you will be contacted via your WSU email account.
No. If the ePermit beginning and ending dates overlap, you will not be charged double.
No. Parking fees are not part of the traditional student fees and tuition and are maintained outside of the student accounting system.
Yes. Single semester parking ePermits are available. Please see the ePermit pricing chart for prices.
General Parking Information
Yes. If you have a state disabled parking placard or plate, you are now required to register a vehicle(s) and purchase an ePermit. You will be asked to upload your Disabled Identification Card at the time of purchasing the ePermit to eliminate your risk of receiving an eCitation. You may park in the marked accessible parking stalls across campus. If those stalls are full, you can park in an available stall not posted as restricted or reserved.
Parking ePermits should be purchased online before the first day of classes. To purchase, log in to myWSU and click the ePermit icon near the top of the page. You will be asked to provide license plate information and the type, make and color of each vehicle you wish to register.
Students can pay for the ePermit via credit or debit card or ACH on the registration site or, after registering your vehicle(s), they may go to the Police Department to pay by cash or check. (NOTE: ePermits will not become active until payment is received.)
For the fall and spring semesters, parking ePermits will be enforced on weekdays when classes are in session from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for yellow, green and yellow-and-green-striped lots. Red lots, along with marked restricted or reserved stalls are reserved 24/7.
ePermits will be required in yellow designated surface lots while campus is open, this includes times when classes are not in session.
Yes. The lot reservation system is unchanged. Parking lots must be reserved a minimum of seven business days before the event. Go to wichita.edu/lotreservations to request a lot reservation.
In a first-come, first-served environment, there is no way to guarantee a parking space in a given lot without going to a much more expensive reserved-space format. Parking studies have concluded that there will be student spaces available on campus at all times — even during peak traffic times. But, depending on the time you arrive on campus, those spaces may not be in the lot you prefer.
The parking ePermit is completely optional. You’ll need to select the best strategy for you based on the parking situation at the time you need to be on campus.
The security of your personal information is extremely important to us. We never sell, rent, give or trade your personal information to any third parties under any circumstances. We're committed to protecting the security and privacy of any personal information you provide to us.
Fall semester and Fall/Spring semester ePermits go on sale at the beginning of July.
Spring semester ePermits go on sale at the beginning of November.
Once you are retired from the University, you become a visitor.
To accommodate the license plate scanning system, your license plate must be visible and unobscured. If your license plate is on the rear of the vehicle, backing into a parking stall or pulling through is not allowed (this rule does not apply to vehicles with a disabled parking plate or placard).