Parking is available throughout the UW-Milwaukee Campus to everyone, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
Anyone experiencing a parking issue in one of our lots can call (414) 229-4000 for assistance. If inside a garage, please press the help button on any entrance, exit, or pay station for assistance. If the issue is not urgent, we may be reached at email@example.com.
UWM has parking lots and garages located throughout Kenwood campus. Our interactive map shows where they are on campus and includes information about public parking. Campus signage is displayed throughout parking lots and garages to display who may park in which spot. Unmarked spots are generally public parking spaces unless otherwise noted. Please consult the Transportation Services Map for more details.
Rates and availability vary by location, time of year, and other factors. Consult our rates for more information.
UWM uses license plate recognition software to determine if a vehicle has a permit, and no stickers or hang tags are necessary. To enter and exit the Union, NWQ, Pavilion, Lubar, and Kenilworth garages, simply hold your PantherCard up to the keypad in order for it to scan and raise the gate.
Please note that the K-permit and/or all-access permit does not allow parking in Chancellor’s spaces, disabled spaces, spaces reserved for events/guests, or loading/drop-off areas (including the Lubar, Union, and Sandburg circle driveways).
There is no free parking on campus. Parking is enforced 24/7 throughout campus, year-round. Please review parking rules and regulations if you have questions or concerns.
During the fall and spring semesters, UWM and the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) offer park and ride services from locations around Milwaukee. Typically, they run from the start of classes through the end of final exams.
UPARK Surface Lot at Capitol and Humboldt
Students who pay segregated fees can get a free permit, for the Capitol and Humboldt (UPARK) Surface Lot, online at uwm.edu/transportation/portallogin. Otherwise, the associated charge is $2.00 per day which may be paid at a pay station in Capitol and Humboldt (UPARK) Surface Lot or through the Parkmobile app. A permit are valid for a semester and may be purchased online for $35.81 per semester.
Anyone with a valid Panthercard can ride the Prowl Line bus service, which takes riders from the lot to campus. A PantherCard must be placed against the scanner for every ride.
Download the Passio Go! app for live Prowl Line information: iOs App / Android App
The average shuttle ride is 10 minutes, although it can be shorter or longer depending on traffic, weather, or mechanical concerns.
UPARK is located off of N. Humboldt, north of the Capitol and Humboldt intersection. See map for details.
MCTS RoutesAs part of its freeway flyer program, MCTS has several U-Busses taking students from park and rides throughout Milwaukee County to campus, including:
- Route 40U: Runs from the W. College Avenue and W. Holt Avenue Park and Ride Lots (on I-94), servicing Oak Creek, Franklin, South Milwaukee, Milwaukee’s South Side.
- Route 44U: Runs from the Hales Corners (Highway 100 and W. Layton Ave at I-43) and State Fair (N. 76 St. and W. Kearney St) Parking and Ride Lots, servicing Franklin, Greenfield, Greendale, Hales Corners, New Berlin, Wauwatosa, and West Allis.
- Route 49U: Runs from Brown Deer East Park and Ride Lot (W. Brown Deer Rd and I-43), servicing Brown Deer and Milwaukee’s North Shore.
- Pull 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.
- ParkMobile — The ParkMobile app will generate a barcode that is scanned by the machine. It will automatically connect the users parking to their account.
- Dock areas are reserved for delivery vehicles with truck plates while loading or unloading.
- Short-term errand parking (picking up mail or delivering something to an office) is provided at the 30-minute meters or in public parking lots only.
- Personal vehicles are not allowed in loading docks.
- Parking in service areas requires authorization from the Transportation Services office.
- Parking in a location not designated for parking is prohibited.