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Parking regulations are enforced year-round, even when classes are not in session.

Weekend Parking Rules

Parking in any legal, non-reserved space is free from 4:00 p.m. on Friday through 6 a.m. on Monday.

Contact Information

Parking Services
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Blackhawk Commons Lower Level
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8699
Phone: (920) 424-4455
Fax: (920) 424-0906

Office Hours:
7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Commuter Student Permits

Commuter student permits are available at a cost of $225 per year or $125 per semester and are valid 6 a.m.–midnight.  Commuters may request that their permit be placed on a movable plastic hook (carpool permit) for an additional fee. Please refer to the map for commuter lot locations.

All commuter student and faculty/staff/visitor lots are closed midnight–6 a.m.*  Vehicles parked in commuter student and faculty/staff/visitor lots after midnight will be ticketed and may be towed.

*Lot 34 is open until 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday during each 14-week academic session.

Commuter students who have a valid parking permit and are working in the Halsey computer lab midnight–6 a.m. may park in Lot 17 (located on Scott Ave.) by calling Parking Services at 920-424-4455 and leaving their name, license plate number, vehicle make and color, as well as the date and time.

Students without a valid parking permit may also park in Lot 17 to use the Halsey computer lab.  They must call Parking Services at 920-424-4455 and leave their name, license plate number, vehicle make and color and the date and time.  A $3 parking permit fee will be accessed and must be paid to Parking Services (located in the lower level of Blackhawk Commons) within 24 hours of the phone message.

Evening Permits (valid 4 p.m.-midnight)

Evening (after 4 p.m.) commuter permits are available for $50 for two semesters or $30 for one semester.

Motorcycle permits

Motorcycles/mopeds must be parked only in designated areas, not in regular car stalls. These designated spaces are located conveniently on campus in Lots 6a, 7, 11, 13, 18, 23, 25, the South Gruenhagen area and the High Avenue parking ramp. These spaces are not available between Nov. 15 and April 15. These permits cost $15 per year or $8 per semester.

Mopeds may be parked in approved bicycle racks for security purposes, but they still must properly display valid University motorcycle parking permits.  Mopeds may not be driven on sidewalks; walk mopeds to a bicycle rack.  Driving on a sidewalk is in violation of Wisconsin State Statute 346.94, and such a violation would result in a fine and points against your driver's license.

Summer permits

Summer parking permits are available for $40 for the eight-week session or $20 for the four-week session. Full-year commuter permits include the summer session at no additional cost.

Interim permits

Interim parking permits for students are available for $30. Full-year permits include the interim sessions at no additional cost.

Short-term parking

One-day permits and five-time cards (which allow the purchaser to park five times and have no expiration date) are available in the Parking Services office for $3 per day or $15 per five-time card. Permits are valid 6 a.m.–midnight.

Special permits

Anyone who brings a car other than the one for which a regular permit has been issued must obtain a temporary parking permit for the day from the Parking Services office.

Permit placement

Carpool permits, when parked on campus, must be hung in the driver’s window so they are clearly visible to enforcement staff. Failure to display the permit will result in a ticket for a “permit not displayed” violation and a $15 fine.  The replacement cost for a lost permit is $40, plus an additional fee if a new carpool hook is requested.

Car pool placement

Window decals (non-carpool permits) should be placed on the outside of the rear driver’s side window. Affixing a decal by taping or clipping is not considered permanently or properly displayed.  Any permit that is not properly displayed may result in a ticket.

Sedan decal

Permits are never to be transferred or sold to another person but may be transferred to another vehicle with prior permission of Parking Services. If an individual purchases a different vehicle, he/she must bring the old permit, or identifiable portion thereof, to the Parking Services office for replacement at no cost. Those requesting a replacement permit without returning the old permit will be charged $40, plus an additional fee if a carpool hook is requested.


When you present an identifiable portion of the parking decal (needed for auditing purposes). Parking Services will refund a portion of the annual fee on a prorated basis, minus a $5 service charge.

Fees are subject to change.

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by Hartel, Dana L last modified Sep 24, 2014 03:23 PM
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Faculty and staff:  Permits for the 2014-2015 spring semester are  available for purchase in our office.  If you have any questions, please contact us at or 920-424-4455.

Commuter students:  Permits for the 2014-2015 spring semester are available for purchase.  Be sure to check out our new Monday/Wednesday/Friday, Tuesday/Thursday, and Shuttle permit options if those apply to you.  You may stop in our office to purchase your permit.  If you have any questions, please contact our office at or 920-424-4455.

Students who are living in a residence hall:   If you have a permit, please make sure this weekend that your vehicle has been moved back to your assigned lot. 

If you do not have a permit, all the permits have sold out but we do have weekly permits available in the purple section of Lot 6.  You may park in that lot and purchase a permit Monday morning (Feb. 2) at the cost of $18.00.  If you wish to be placed on any waiting lists, please check out the permit options and email with specific options that you would accept.  If you have any questions, please contact our office at or 920-424-4455.