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Parking Regulations
Permit Parking Only

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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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 mailed and/or email during the beginning of July of each year. Applications are must be received in our office by July 31, with a subsequent lottery drawing held during the beginning of August. Students not drawn in the lottery will be notified of alternative off-campus parking options and may contact Parking Services to request being placed on waiting list(s).  Anyone wishing to apply for a permit who has not received the application 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 $440 for the year.

Lot 23 permits are available on a yearly basis only for $440.  (Must be an Evans, Stewart or Fletcher Hall resident to be considered for the permit.)

Regular Resident permits are available on a yearly basis only for $290.  These permits are valid in four areas:  Lots 5a, 18, 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 (behind Lincoln Hall, near Horizon Village) - $290
•    Lot 35 (next to Axle Tech) - $200
•    Lot 39 (across the river) - $175
•    Lot 40 (behind Axle Tech) - $150

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.

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(s) needed from the Parking Services office.

Permit Placement

Window decals must be placed on the outside of the driver’s side window (see picture below).  Affixing a decal by taping, clipping or tucking 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. 

Motorcycle/Moped Permits

Motorcycle/moped permits cost $20 per year or $10 per semester. Motorcycles and mopeds must be parked only in designated areas, not in regular car stalls. With a valid permit, motorcycle parking areas for resident students are available in lots 18, 23, South Gruenhagen area and the High Avenue parking ramp. Motorcycle spaces on campus 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.

Please see the parking map for lot locations.

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.

Guest Permits

If a resident student has a guest who will need a parking permit, please see the Campus Visitor section of our website for permit options. 


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 2015-2016 year are available for purchase.  If you have any questions, please contact us at or 920-424-4455.

Commuter students:  Permits for the 2015-2016 year 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.  Simply 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 2015-2016 year: Permits are SOLD OUT.  If you wish to be placed on a waiting list, please check out the permit options on this website and email us at with the permit types you request.  We are also aware of off-campus options, so email us if you would like information on those options.

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