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

Parking citations may be issued for several reasons and are documented on our rules and regulations. More information at Citations
Parking Lots and Garages

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.

Park and Ride

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 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.

Learn more about UPARK and the Prowline here.

MCTS Routes

As 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.
Students who pay segregated fees qualify for a U-PASS, which allows them to ride MCTS buses for free. Faculty and staff can purchase a Consumer Value Pass, or CVP, which provides unlimited bus rides for a reduced, monthly fee.
Transportation Services offers pay-by-phone parking in more than 20 lots and garages. More information at Parkmobile page.
Garage Pay Station
These four (4) parking garages; Lubar, NWQ, Pavilion, and Union, on campus use the same payment methods.
      1. 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.
      2. PantherCard (Student / Faculty ID) — If the user has the appropriate permit registered with their account, they can scan their Panthercard to open the gate.
      3. ParkMobile — The ParkMobile app will generate a barcode that is scanned by the machine. It will automatically connect the users parking to their account.
More information at Garage Pay Station page
Provides information regarding what is available for UW—Milwaukee visitors. Such as friends and/or family that visits for a few hours More information at Visitors page
Athletic Events
Parking is prepaid across campus except in the Student Union garage and Lubar Hall garage. More information at Athletic Events page
Vendors - Loading Docks
The following are rules for repair workers, contractors, service representatives, and members of the UWM community who need to load or unload materials:
      1. Dock areas are reserved for delivery vehicles with truck plates while loading or unloading.
      2. 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.
      3. Personal vehicles are not allowed in loading docks.
      4. Parking in service areas requires authorization from the Transportation Services office.
      5. Parking in a location not designated for parking is prohibited.
More information at Loading Dock page
Motorcycle and Moped
Motorcycle and moped must park in designated areas only. Parking in car stalls, at bicycle racks, or in the Lubar, Pavilion, NWQ, or Union garages is prohibited. Motorcycles cannot be parked on the grass or other landscaping which borders the posted areas. Motorized two-wheel vehicles must display a permit on the back of a rear-view mirror. More information at Motorcycle and Moped page
Residence Hall Parking
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 varies in each parking area from 6’2” to 6’8”).. 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. More information at Residence Hall Parking page
Zimride is a fun and easy way to share the seats in your car or catch a ride. With Zimride, you can find UWM friends, classmates, and coworkers going the same way you are. More information at ZimRide page
Electric Vehicle
Electric vehicle charging is available in campus. More information at Electric Vehicle page
Transportation Services Map
This is an interactive map detailing all the parking options and more on campus.   More information at Map page
Parking Garage Clearances
Below are the height clearances for each of the parking garages: Lubar 7′ NWQ 6′ 9″ Pavilion 6′ 9″ Union 6′ 10″ EMS 6′ 9″ Sandburg 7′ 3″
Off Campus Parking
Off campus parking is available in the areas surrounding UWM. This parking is NOT affiliated with UWM in any way.