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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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Resident Student Permits

Parking permits for students living in residence halls are limited and sold on a seniority/lottery basis.  Resident permits are assigned on the basis of the applicant's class standing: graduate students and seniors receive permits first, then juniors, etc.  The first class where there are not enough permits available to cover every applicant from that class shall be placed in the lottery and only that class will go into the lottery..

Application materials for resident parking permits are sent in the mail during the beginning of July of each year. All parking permit applications are required to be received in our office by July 31. If you prefer to apply online rather than return the cards, please complete this form.   A subsequent lottery drawing will be held during the first week of August. Students not drawn in the lottery are placed automatically on a resident permit waiting list and will be notified of alternative off-campus parking options.  Anyone wishing to apply for a permit who has not received the mailing by mid-July may contact our office at or 920-424-4455 to request the application.

Premium Resident permits (second level only, covered parking) are available for $400 for the year.

Regular Resident permits are available on a yearly basis only for $250.  These permits are valid in Lots 5a, 18, 23, 30 and the third level of High Avenue parking ramp (uncovered section).

Other resident permits (valid ONLY in assigned lot), available also on a seniority/lottery basis, are the following:
•    Lot 37 (near Horizon Village) - $250
•    Lot 35 (next to Axle Tech) - $175
•    Lot 39 (across the river) - $150
•    Lot 40 (behind Axle Tech) - $125

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

Please refer to the map for resident lot locations.

Replacement 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(s) needed from the Parking Services office.

Permit placement

Window decals must be placed on the outside of the driver’s side window.  Affixing a decal by taping or clipping is not considered permanently or properly displayed and may result in a ticket.


Sedan decal

Parking permits are never to be transferred or sold to another person.  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.

Motorcycle/Moped Permits

You can park your motorcycle or moped on campus with a valid Motorcycle/Moped permit displayed. Motorcycles and mopeds must be parked only in designated areas, not in regular car stalls. With a valid permit, motorcycle parking areas are available for resident students in lots 18, 23, South Gruenhagen area and the High Avenue parking ramp. Other motorcycle spaces on campus are only 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.

Please see the parking map for lot locations.


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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Shuttle Map

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.