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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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Faculty/Staff Permits

Employees may purchase an employee permit, valid from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31.  The employee permits may be payroll deducted from pre-tax dollars for faculty, staff and LTEs at a cost of $225 per year or $125 per semester. Graduate assistants are not eligible for payroll deduction. Please refer to the map for employee / commuter / visitor lot locations.

You must return your permit(s) to the Parking Services office to prorate your payroll deduction for parking.

Employee permits may be placed on a movable plastic hook (carpool permit) for an additional fee. 

Employees have the option to purchase additional annual permits for $15 each.  The additional permits may be used on vehicles brought on campus on a temporary basis. At no time are the primary and any secondary/subsequent permits allowed to be used on campus at the same time. Failure to comply with this regulation will result in a $30 ticket for each vehicle.


All employee/commuter/visitor lots are closed from midnight until 6 a.m.*  Vehicles parked in employee/commuter/visitor lots after midnight will be ticketed and towed.

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

Reserved Parking

Reserved spaces are available for faculty and staff in the parking ramp, in Lot 4/4a and in Lot 7. The annual cost for a reserved lot permit is $350.  Contact Parking Services at (920) 424-4455 for details.  Reserved permits are valid only in the assigned lot or space up through 4 p.m. Parking in employee/commuter/visitor lots is allowed from 4 p.m. through midnight. Reserved spaces are subject to availability.  Unsold spaces will be offered to students.

Evening Permits (4 p.m.-midnight)

Evening 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 conveniently located 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 for security purposes, 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 for employees, commuters or resident students are available for $40 for the eight-week session or $20 for four weeks. Full-year permits include the summer session at no additional cost.

Short-term Parking Permits

One-day permits and five-times 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

A carpool permit, when the vehicle is parked on campus, must be hung in he driver’s window (see picture below) so it is clearly visible to enforcement staff. Failure to display the permit will result in a "permit not displayed" ticket 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) must 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 and may result in a ticket. 

Sedan decal

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

Parking permits are never to be transferred or sold to another person but may be transferable to another vehicle with prior permission of Parking Services.

Replacement Permits

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.