Parking Information - Students click on topics below for more information
2016-17 Student Parking Permits available starting April 12, 2016 - $154.00
Permit will be mailed to your home address in mid-August for you to have when returning to campus in September.
Space for parking on campus is limited. All motorists who wish to park vehicles in campus lots must purchase a permit or pay at a meter or pay station. Parking is not free anywhere on campus. Permit serves as permission to park and does not guarantee a space. The university is not responsible for any damage to a vehicle operated or parked on campus. Parking is prohibited in yellow and white curb zones, fire zones, no parking areas, bus zones, crosswalks, driveways, sidewalks, near fire hydrants and/or dumpsters and other areas as designated.
Allocate enough time to find
a space. If your assigned lot is full, visit Parking Services to obtain a temporary
permit for another lot; valid permit holders will not be charged an extra fee.
Do not park at a meter or pay station without paying. Possession of a permit is
not a valid excuse to park in an unauthorized area.
Student permits are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, until the permit
sales maximum is reached. (Permit sales priority for next academic year is
offered to current students in April each year.) 2016-2017 annual parking
permit $154.00, spring semester $92.00, and summer $39.00. Vehicle with a current UWSP student parking hangtag displayed from vehicle rearview mirror is valid in all student parking lots.
Lot J – Maria Drive, next to Waste Education Center
Lot P – Isadore Street, across from Debot Center
Lot Q – Michigan & Illinois Avenue, (DAY PARKING ONLY in S/W corner; CLOSED 12am to 6am
watch signs for DAY only section; and 10 COOP RESERVED stalls
Lot W – Clark Street, east of Hyer, (lot partitioned for student & staff parking)
LOT Q-Day Parking Only S/W Section: The south/west corner of Lot Q is a DAY PARKING ONLY Section. Lot Q DAY PARKING ONLY Section is closed 12 a.m.-6 a.m. Student long term parking is available in Lot P, the N/W, N/E and S/E sections of Lot Q, and Lot W. Lot Q DAY PARKING ONLY section serves commuter students with a parking permit needing quick access parking, in addition to the long term meters in Lots R, T and Y that are available at $.75 per hour. NO PARKING allowed in the 10 COOP FISHERIES RESERVED STALLS - watch for signs.
Student parking lots are open when classes are not in session. (Check the academic calendar for course information.)
The N/W, N/E and S/E sections of Lot Q
are open for resident hall student parking the first week of each semester to accommodate the move in process.Motorcycle Stalls:
Permit required and can be purchased the Parking Office only (not available online). Motorcycle stalls are OPEN April 1st through November 1st.
Snow Removal Areas: Campus parking lot Snow Removal Stalls are enforced from November 1st through April 1st whether snow accumulates or not. Any vehicles parked in Snow Removal Stalls in parking lots will be issued citations for "NO PARKING AREA".
Moped 50 cc's and under can park at bicycle racks on campus. Mopeds parked anywhere other than a bike rack will be ticketed.
Commuter Students - Student parking lots are located on the perimeter of campus and not convenient for commuter students looking for close access parking. Lot Q Day Parking Only south/west Section (CLOSED 12 a.m.- 6 a.m.) will provide commuting students with quick access parking needs. In addition to Lot Q-Day Parking Only section, there are three long-term meter lots that are centrally located that offer convenient close parking options; Lot R (west of the DUC), Lot T (Illinois Avenue entrance) and Lot Y (corner of Isadore and Portage Streets) have 12-hour maximum meter parking for $.75 per hour. Other metered lots: F-East, F-West, V and Z offer 4-hour maximum meter parking.
Disabled Campus Permits - Students with a disabled permit from the DOT can purchase a university disabled parking permit upon receipt of a copy of your state issued disabled hangtag or plate. Disabled parking permits issued by Parking Services will allow parking in campus designated "Handicap-Campus Permit Required" stalls, in campus meter stalls without payment, and in any permit stall when the handicap reserved stalls are full.
Moped Parking on Campus - 50 cc's and under, can park at the bike racks on campus without contacting Parking Services. Mopeds need to have a moped license plate. Mopeds will be ticketed if parked anywhere other than designated bicycle racks on campus.
Motorcycles with a motorcycle plate are required to have a UWSP motorcycle permit to park in the student or faculty designated motocycle stalls on campus. Student motorcycle stalls are located in Lots P, Q, and W. Faculty motorcycle stalls are available in Lots A, D, E, H, R, T and V. Motorcycle stalls are open Apr 1st until Nov. 1st. NOTE: only one registered vehicle per person, including motorcycles, may be parked on campus at a time.
All UWSP parking lots are enforced year round and regulations are in effect anytime classes are in session; fall, winterim, spring and summer sessions.
L-permit is an after 2pm parking permit allowing students, faculty and staff to park in any regular parking stall (with the exception of Lots H, F, Z & meters) after 2pm. The L hangtag does not allow for overnight parking and is not intended for resident hall students.
Reservation & Application process:
* Credit or debit card processing CLICK
* Cash or check processing in Parking Services office: Mon-Fri 7:45am-4pm
* Enrolled students mail completed APPLICATION
(pdf) & check payable to UWSP - permit $ not determined yet. UWSP Parking Services
124 George Stien Building
1925 Maria Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481 New students can purchase a parking permit after orientation, registration and obtaining a campus logon. Student parking permits purchased in summer will be mailed to your home address in mid-August.
What if I bring a different car to campus?
Your parking permit is a hangtag that can be moved to another vehicle. Are there rules & regulations I need to follow?
Parking rules and regulations exist to maximize campus parking facilities, to help avoid congestion and to maintain safe driving conditions. Are daily or weekly parking permits available?
Parking Services sells $5.00 daily and $20.00 weekly permits when space is available.What if I have a guest for the weekend?
The student parking lots are open on the weekends. Your guest can park in Lot Q starting at 7pm on Friday through 6am on Monday for free. (Overnight parking on city streets is not allowed.)
I only need a parking permit for 1 semester?
Yearly permits can be returned at the end of 1st semester for a 40% refund. Return your permit at the end of the 1st semester or at least by the first day of the second semester and we'll process a $54.00 refund via the same method used to purchase the permit.
If I have an injury can I get a temporary handicap permit to park closer?
Parking Services staff is not medically qualified to determine handicap permit eligibility. Please check with the WI Department of Motor Vehicle website for application info: http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/forms/mv2933.pdf If I do not plug the meter will I receive a citation?
Meter parking is conveniently located throughout campus to accommodate close proximity parking needs. The hourly rate of $.75 is a better value than a $10.00 citation issued to drivers of vehicles parked at expired meters. NOTE
: a vehicle can be ticketed every two hours at an expired meter
. Can I park on the Stevens Point city streets?
Overnight parking is not allowed on the Stevens Point city streets.
Parking for visits and View Point Days is arranged through the Admissions Office
. Orientation parking is arranged through the New Student Office
When visiting campus, please see the visitors' information page. Parents and students
- note that space for parking at UWSP is limited and restricted and there is a charge to park. Unless the student requires a vehicle for an off-campus job or other need, they may want to consider leaving the vehicle at home. The University assumes no responsibility for damage to a vehicle or its contents while parked on campus. Parking on the UWSP campus is by permit only except in metered areas with proper payment. The cost of a 2016 permit for the year is $154.00 (includes all applicable tax). There are 4 STUDENT parking lots on campus: J, P Q and W.
Permit sales are made on a first-come, first-served basis. If you decide to bring a vehicle to campus and purchase a permit you are responsible to comply with the UWSP posted PARKING RULES & REGULATIONS. Following the rules and reading the posted street signs will make for a positive parking experience.
Permit applications for enrolled
students are accepted in mid-April for the following academic year. New students starting in September will attend Orientation, enroll register for classes and receive login information prior to applying for a permit. Spring term permits are available in early January.No overnight parking allowed on the Stevens Point City streets
. City streets are under the jurisdiction of the Stevens Point Police Department. Citations issued by that agency must be resolved with the city. University parking regulations (specifically loading zone rules) DO NOT apply on city streets.
Visitors can register with the Parking Services office. If you have a friend or family member visiting, you can purchase a visitor daily permit for $5.00 at the Parking Services office if space is available. Special parking needs
- contact Parking Services at 715-346-3900
for assistance. View the Special Needs Map. NOTE
: Fire zone and disabled stall parking violation citations are not appealable. Fire zone citations have a penalty of $50.00, and increase to $100.00 if not paid within 21 days. A disabled stall parking violation citation has a penalty of $50.00, which increases to $100.00 if not paid within 21 days. Unless you have the proper State Permit (or are driving a fire truck), stay out of fire zones or disabled spaces. A permit reported as lost or stolen that later shows up on a vehicle will receive a $100.00 citation.