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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 6:00 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 employee/commuter/visitor lots are closed midnight–6 a.m.*  Vehicles parked in employee/commuter/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.

Any student required to park on campus after midnight Monday through Thursday should contact Parking Services to make arrangements.

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

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

Motorcycle Permits

Motorcycle/moped permits cost $15 per year or $8 per semester. Motorcycles and 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 available April 15 through Nov. 15.

Mopeds may be parked in approved bicycle racks, but they still must properly display valid University motorcycle parking permits.  Do not operate mopeds on sidewalks.  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 vehicle other than the one for which a regular permit has been issued must obtain a temporary parking permit for the day(s) from the Parking Services office.

Permit Placement

A carpool permit, when the vehicle parked on campus, must be hung in the driver’s window (see picture below) so it is 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 driver’s side window (see picture below).  Affixing a decal by taping or clipping is not considered permanently or properly displayed.  

Sedan decal

Any permit that is not properly displayed may result in a ticket.

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.


A prorated refund may be issued for the return of an identifiable portion of the parking decal.

Fees are subject to change.

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Faculty and staff:  Permits for the upcoming 2015-2016 year will be  available for purchase come mid-August.  If you have any questions, please contact us at or 920-424-4455.

Commuter students:  Permits for the 2014-2015 summer semester are available for purchase.  4-week class $40; 8-week class $40; all summer $50 (valid until 8/31/15).

Permits for the upcoming 2015-2016 year will be  available for purchase come mid-August.  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:   

Permits for the 2014-2015 summer semester are available for purchase.  4-week class $40; 8-week class $40; all summer $50 (valid until 8/31/15).

Permits for the upcoming 2015-2016 year: we will be sending parking permit information by mail in late June - early July to students who have a signed contract with Residence Life.  The information will explain the different permits, requirements and deadline for sending a request in order to be included in the permit lottery.  All students who respond by the deadline of July 31 are notified after the permit lottery is completed as to whether or not a permit is available.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at or 920-424-4455.