First Time on Campus?

Parking must be prepaid across campus at a pay station or by starting a Parkmobile or Flowbird session. The only exceptions are in the Student Union, Northwest Quad, Pavilion, and Lubar garages; prior to exiting the structure, parking may be paid for via a pay station or ending by a Parkmobile session at the exit.

Visit the Rates Page for current rates.

All parking structures and surfaces lots are enforced 24/7.

Parking in the Union, NWQ, Pavilion, or Lubar Garages
The most convenient parking on campus for visitors is the centrally located Student Union garage. Enter the Union garage from E Kenwood Blvd.

Use the Transportation Services Map to help you find the garage entrance. Select the “P” for Parking Layers, then choose Lot Entrances for images and locations of the entrances. You can click the parking structure to get directions to each facility, too.

Parking in the Northwest Quadrant (NWQ), Pavilion, or Lubar garages is the same process as parking in the Union garage. These four garages are different from other UWM campus parking lots as they require payment when exiting. More information about the technology to help with parking in these garages is available online on the Garage Pay Station page.

You can view current public parking availability in the garages by clicking the following link:

View Current Public Parking Availability
Acceptable and Not Accepted Payment Forms
  • ATM Cards
  • Checks
  • Panther Gold Account
Review Posted Signage To Avoid Citations

Some areas are permit-only parking and are marked by a signs. Adhere to posted signage at each lot in order to avoid a citation. Consult the map and signage page for more information.

Parking lots and garages are controlled by pay stations, which are centralized multi-space meters. It is important to take notice of the signage located at the entrance of each lot. This includes lot number, time restrictions (if applicable), and payment instructions. Most pay stations require users to enter their license plate number and parking duration.

Public Parking Locations

Visit the Transportation Services Map to find parking public parking.

Student, Faculty, and Staff parking locations

Students, Faculty and Staff are encouraged to review the Parking Rates page for the most affordable parking options on the UWM campus. To avoid issues with parking, it is recommended that permits are purchased in advance using the UWM Transportation Services Online Portal. UWM is a virtual permit campus; no hangtag, no placard, and no sticker will be needed, only your license plate.

(Please note motorcycle and moped parking, disability parking, emeritus parking, and contractor parking are the only modes or parking which require physically coming to the UWM Transportation Services office in advance)