Student Passenger Vehicles

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General Parking Information
Hourly Parking
Hourly Parking Rates

Students may park in any public space on campus subject to posted time restrictions and adequate payment. As a transit alternative, students may us the UPARK lots for free. Many lots utilize multiple-space pay stations which accept most cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discovery and American Express) as well as small bills and change. Other lots utilize single-space meters which only accept coins. No permit is required except when parking in outdoor lots between the hours of 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. Student and public parking are not permitted in faculty and staff lots or spaces during hours of restriction.

Some lots are cashiered garages which accept cash or card. The Student Union garage is the most centrally located public parking facility. It is located off Kenwood Blvd two blocks west of Downer Ave. The garage borders the Student Union, Bolton Hall, the Peck School of the Arts and the Golda Meir Library. Garages are $2/hour for parking.

Other garages are:

  • Pavilion Garage | Located off of Downer Ave and Edgewood Ave. Attached to Klotche fitness center
  • Lubar Garage | Located off of Maryland Ave. Attached to Lubar School of Business
  • Northwest Quadrant Garage | Located off of Newport Ave. Attached to the Northwest Quadrant Building
  • Sandburg Garage | Located off of Maryland Ave. Attached to the Sandburg Residence Hall

All other student parking is in mixed-regulation pay station lots and garages. Each has student/public parking sections and staff reserved sections. PLEASE NOTE THE SIGNAGE IN FRONT OF YOUR SPACE OR IN YOUR LOT. Reserved sections are clearly marked with conspicuous signage stating: RESERVED. Parking without proper permits in spaces identified as RESERVED may result in ticketing and/or towing.

Parking is enforced 24 hours 7 days a week.

Paying by phone is available through Park Mobile, see the map for locations. Click here for more information

Check out our parking map for more specific information

Please note any signs in the lots or garages. When paying to make sure to enter you license plate number


Permit Parking
Students may purchase permits to park in the NWQ parking garage and Pavillion garage for $60/month without overnight access. Monthly parking permits with overnight parking is available for $85/month at the NWQ parking garage. Sandburg garage semester long permits are available for $550/semester. An day permit for the Sandburg garage is $8 per calendar day.

You can now fill out a permit parking form online! Click here to fill one out.

Need to update a permit with a new vehicle? Click here for the Vehicle Update Form.

More prices can be found on our Parking Rates page.

Residence Hall Parking
Cambridge Commons, Kenilworth Square Apartments, Purin Hall, RiverView Residence Hall & Sandburg Residence Hall

Parking is available for residents (and other members of the community, where space permits) in heated garages in Cambridge Commons, Kenilworth Square Apartments, Purin Hall and RiverView Residence Hall (vertical clearance in each is 10ft). Parking is also available for residents (and other members of the community) in the Sandburg Residence Hall garage, which is covered but is not temperature controlled. If you will be a University Housing Resident, you cannot request a permit until your room assignment has been made.

Parking permits for Cambridge, Kenilworth, Purin, RiverView and Sandburg cost $550.00 per semester. Kenilworth Square Apartments does offer a monthly permit for $140.00 per month (Sep-May). Both the Kenilworth semester and monthly permit are valid for the second-floor private garage, and not the lower open air public garage. Parking charges are due at the time of purchase. The charges will be prorated for the start of the term of your permit.

Cambridge, Kenilworth, Purin, RiverView and Sandburg semester permits will be prorated for the end of the permit term, if canceled before October 28 (Fall) or March 17 (Spring) minus a $10.00 fee. The Kenilworth monthly permit will NOT be prorated for the end of the permit term if canceled during the active period of the permit. A monthly permit may be returned prior to the start of the active period of the permit, minus a $10.00 fee.

Permits are valid for one vehicle and one space only at a time. Permits can be virtually attached up to 10 vehicles, but only one vehicle may use a space at any time. Any additional vehicles occupying a space outside of the first vehicle may be ticketed or towed at the owner’s expense.

Please visit this page to purchase your Residence Hall parking permit.

Allow approximately 48 business hours to receive confirmation for Residence Hall Parking Request from the Transportation Services office.

Motorcycle Parking

Motorcycle spaces are available in Cambridge Commons, RiverView Residence Hall and Sandburg Residence Hall. Greater detail on motorcycle permits is available at the Motorcycle and Moped page. A motorcycle permit costs $70.00, for an annual permit. The permit is valid starting September 1 through August 31, and is prorated from the start date of purchase. Motorcycle permit holders must notify the Transportation Services office if they wish to park in Cambridge or RiverView, as only University Housing residents may park in the reserved garages. Be aware there are a very limited number of spaces in Cambridge and RiverView. There are no motorcycle spaces in the second floor heated garage of Kenilworth or in Purin.


Returning/Cancelling Permits

You are required to return the parking permit, keyless FOB or garage clicker if you parked in Cambridge, were a non-UWM parker at Kenilworth or parked in Purin. Failure to return the permit may result in a $25.00 replacement fee.

When returning your semester permit before October 28 (Fall) or March 17 (Spring), a $10.00 service fee will be applied. Monthly permits returned prior to the start of the active period will receive a prorated return, minus a $10.00 service fee. Monthly permits returned during or after the start of the active period of use, will not receive a prorated return on the remainder of the permit.

All permit returns are processed by either coming to the Transportation Services office or contacting us by telephone. Permit returns cannot be processed online or by email.


Pricing Table
Building Name Hourly Daily Monthly Semester Motorcycle/Moped (Annual Sep-Aug)
Cambridge Commons N/A $10 / calendar day N/A $550 $70 Motorcycle or $50 Moped
Kenilworth Square Apartments (1st Floor) $1.50 $8 / calendar day N/A N/A $70 Motorcycle or $50 Moped
Kenilworth Square Apartments (2nd Floor) N/A N/A $140 $550 N/A
Purin Hall N/A N/A N/A $550 N/A
RiverView Residence Hall N/A N/A N/A $550 $70 Motorcycle or $50 Moped
Sandburg Residence Hall $1.50 $8 / calendar day N/A $550 $70 Motorcycle or $50 Moped
Parkmobile (Pay by Phone Parking)

Transportation Services offers pay-by-phone parking in more than 20 lots and garages. To view the locations, click here.

To take advantage of pay-by-phone parking, create a free account online at Parkmobile.com or on their mobile app (android download / apple download). The Parkmobile app may also be downloaded onto any tablet.

To start a parking transaction with the app, key in the zone number found on the meter sticker or nearby Parkmobile signage in the lot. Select the amount of time you wish to park, touch the start button to confirm the transaction, and you’re all set!

There are three ways to pay

  1. Via Parkmobile mobile app (android download / apple download)
  2. Call 1-877-727-5003 while in the surface parking lot
  3. Visit www.parkmobile.com

Additional Notes

  1. All UWM zones are 590 + the 2-digit lot code
  2. Parking sessions can be extended by phone call, mobile app, or on the Parkmobile website

Learn more about how to use Parkmobile.

How to use the app: Parkmobile iPhone App and Parkmobile Android App, from Parkmobile on Vimeo.

How to use for garages

Pay by phone via Parkmobile (android download / apple download) for these four parking lots; Northwest Quadrant (NWQ), Union, Pavilion, and Lubar.

Entry

  1. Open Parkmobile App
  2. Enter Zone Code
    1. Zone code provided on face of machine
  3. Carefully move phone under scanner till the machine makes sound
    1. Make sure connected to the internet through mobile data, there is not reliable wifi in garages
    2. QR codes can be made smaller for better scanning by ‘pinching’ with two fingers
  4. Enter when gate opens

Exit

  1. Open Parkmobile App
    1. Go to the “session” page
    2. Tap “ready to leave”
  2. Carefully move phone under scanner till the machine makes sound
    1. Make sure connected to the internet through mobile data, there is not reliable wifi in garages
    2. QR codes can be made smaller for better scanning by ‘pinching’ with two fingers
  3. Exit when gate opens

Parkmobile also sends an alert fifteen minutes before time expires so you can extend your parking transaction, where available, wherever you are, meaning gone are the days when you will need to hurry back to feed the meter or pay station!

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With Transit & Parking reimbursement accounts, you are able to use pre-tax contribution dollars to pay for qualified work-related commuting and/or parking expenses. Link to the enrollment guide.

Garage Pay Stations
All parking garages on campus use the same methods for payment. There are three different machines used during a standard transaction, each will be described below. There are three different ways users can pay for parking in the garage.

  • Parking Ticket – Pushing the appropriate button will dispense a parking ticket. Users can use this ticket with pay stations or the exit station to pay for parking.
  • Panthercard (Student / Faculty ID) – If the user has the appropriate permit registered with their account, they can scan their Panthercard to open the gate.
  • Park Mobile – The Park Mobile app will generate a barcode that is scanned by the machine. It will automatically connect the users parking to their account.

Entrance Station
This is the machine used when entering a parking garage.
Here is a list of the different parts of the machine, and descriptions on how they are used.

  • A: This screen shows the status of the machine and the time. Only use a machine that says ‘OPEN’.
  • B: This button prints out a ticket for the user. The ticket prints directly below the screen. This ticket allows users to pay for their parking at a pay station or exit machine.
  • C: This is a card scanner for Panthercards. If the user has an appropriate permit registered with their account, it will lift the gate.
  • D: This is a barcode scanner for Park Mobile. Using the Park Mobile app, users can generate a barcode from the ‘gated parking’ option. The machine will beep when it has been read.
  • E: This allows users to call for assistance. Pushing the button will connect the user with a parking attendent. It includes a speaker and a camera.
  • F: This uses a users Gold account to pay for parking. COMING SOON


Pay Stations
This is the machine that can be used to pay for a parking ticket obtained from an entrance machine. Machines accept both cash and credit cards and are located within the garages.
Here is a list of the different parts of the machine, and descriptions on how they are used.

  • A: This is where a user can insert a ticket obtained from an entrance machine. The touch screen above will show payment options.
  • B: This is where users can pay with a credit / debit card. Use the pin pad below if prompted.
  • C: This is where users can pay with cash / coins.
  • D: Change from a cash transaction will be deposited here.
  • E: A printed receipt of the transaction will print here.
  • F: This allows users to call for assistance. Pushing the button will connect the user with a parking attendent. It includes a speaker and a camera.


Exit Station
This machine is at the exit to the parking garages.
While it allows users to pay for parking using a ticket, it is strongly recommended that they pay beforehand using one of the pay stations located within the garage. This eases traffic flow during busy times.
Here is a list of the different parts of the machine, and descriptions on how they are used.

  • A: This is where a user inserts a ticket obtained from an entrance machine. It will prompt for payment if not paid using a pay station. Use the ‘confirm’ / ‘cancel’ buttons during the transaction.
  • B: This is a card scanner for Panthercards. If the user has an appropriate permit registered with their account, it will lift the gate.
  • C: This is a barcode scanner for Park Mobile. Using the Park Mobile app, use the barcode generated when using the entrance machine. Payment is faciliated through the Park Mobile app itself. The machine will beep when it has been read.
  • D: This allows users to call for assistance. Pushing the button will connect the user with a parking attendent. It includes a speaker and a camera.
  • E: This is where users can pay with a credit / debit card. Use the pin pad below if prompted.

UPARK
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What is UPARK?
UPARK is a satellite parking lot at Capitol-Humboldt and shuttle bus system developed to address the parking needs of commuting students, faculty and staff. On-campus parking is extremely limited, and parking on the streets surrounding UWM is also difficult because of restrictions which limit long-term parking in the largely residential neighborhood.

Who can use UPARK?
It is open to students, faculty and staff. Capitol-Humboldt provides free parking and a free bus ride to campus–no permit or special identification is needed to use these facilities, just your campus ID.

How often do the buses run?
Buses operate at about 10-13 minute intervals and have two on-campus stops.

What’s it cost, and how long can you park?
The shuttle and parking are free. You can park continuously for up to one day. Close at 10 p.m. There is no parking in the Capitol-Humboldt lot between 2-5 a.m.

When is UPARK available?
Shuttle bus service is available daily Monday through Friday during regular class and final exam days of the Fall and Spring semesters.

Buses are scheduled to begin operation at about 5:30 a.m. at Capitol-Humboldt and continue operating until about 8 p.m. during the Fall and Spring semesters.


If I need help…?
A UPARK attendant is on duty at the lot and is available to assist you.

Where is the lot?
The location is northwest of campus. It is north on N. Humboldt Blvd. past the intersection of E. Capitol Dr. and N. Humboldt Blvd.

Capitol-Humboldt Map and Schedule

Fall and Spring Schedule

The UPARK shuttle is a yellow school bus with a yellow sign identifying it as a “UWM Capitol / Humboldt” UPARK bus.