First Time on Campus?

Parking is prepaid across campus except 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 google maps to help you find the garage entrance.

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 at Garage Pay Station.
Parking for Orientations (NSO/TASO)
Parking is recommended in the UWM Klotsche Center and Pavilion. The UWM Student Success Center has many more details about programs and moving around campus during orientations. Start at their website to begin navigating to the most appropriate information,
Acceptable and Not Accepted Payment Forms
  • ATM Cards
  • Checks
  • Panther Gold Account
Review posted signage, to avoid citations

Several University parking lots are available to visitors, students and the public. Some surface lots and sections of garages, during business hours, are permit only parking. Pre-payment of applicable parking fees is necessary across campus in the appropriately designated spaces. See campus parking map for exact locations. Adhere to posted signage at each lot

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
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 at UWM is a virtual permit campus now; 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)