Parking Changes Set For 2015-16 School Year

Parking Changes Set For 2015-16 School Year

Following a comprehensive review of UWM’s parking and transportation system by Nelson/Nygaard, a number of changes will be implemented in 2015-16.

The adjustments will better use proven demand regulate and control parking options on campus.

Students will continue to have a variety of parking options available, all at some cost. The UWM Student Association will no longer be subsidizing free parking on campus.

Commuter Student Parking Options

  • Students may purchase permits to park in the Northwest Quadrant (NWQ) parking garage and Pavilion garage for $50/month. Monthly parking permits with overnight parking for NWQ will be available for $75/month starting in August 2015.
  • Students may park in any public space on campus subject to posted time restrictions and adequate payment.
  • Many lots utilize multiple-space pay stations, which accept Visa, MasterCard, small bills and change. Others have 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 is not permitted in faculty/staff lot spaces during hours of restriction.
  • The Student Union garage is the most centrally-located public parking facility. It is a cashiered garage; cashiers can accept cash or card (Visa & Mastercard only). 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.
  • 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 SIGN IN FRONT OF YOUR SPACE. Public spaces have a space number and payment instructions at each space. Reserved sections are clearly marked with conspicuous signage stating: RESERVED. Parking without proper permits in spaces identified as RESERVED will result in ticketing/towing.
  • Parking fees are enforced Monday-Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. except in the Sandburg Residence Halls garage where they are enforced 24 hours.
  • As a transit alternative, students may use the UPARK lots for free. Students are also encouraged to take advantage of their free UPASS and use public transportation whenever possible.

Sandburg Resident Parking

Students living in the Sandburg Residence Halls may purchase semester-long reserved parking in the Sandburg garage for $550 starting August 10th.

Kenilworth Apartments, Purin Hall, RiverView Residents & Cambridge Commons

Contact University Housing for parking information at these sites.

A complete listing of all parking and transit options, including those available for visitors, is available on the UWM Parking and Transit website.

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