Beginning Aug. 11, Wichita State University’s main campus will become a permit-only parking environment. WSU students, faculty and staff must purchase and display a color-coded parking permit to legally park on the main campus. Visitors to campus will park in reserved visitor spaces.
The goal of the move to a permit environment is to ensure that more parking is available for commuter students on the main campus.
Permits will be required from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. With the exception of reserved red- and yellow-permit parking lots, permits are not required to park on campus after 6 p.m. or on weekends and days when classes are not in session. Vehicles parked on campus during enforcement hours without a proper permit will be ticketed by the Wichita State University Police Department.
Students, faculty and staff who decline to pay for parking permits may choose to ride the free WSU Shuttle System buses from satellite lots at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex at 29th Street or, potentially, from a new WSU-leased parking lot at 21st Street and Oliver (pending final agreement).
There are six permit types for WSU faculty, staff and students at Wichita State.
Students who wish to park on campus will go to www.wichita.edu/parkingpermit to purchase a hangtag/decal permit. The costs for permits are $120 per year for cars, trucks and SUVs ($60 if purchased for Spring semester only) and $60 per year for motorcycles ($30 if purchased for Spring semester only).
Students who purchase a permit for their primary car, truck or SUV will be able to move the hangtag between vehicles without purchasing additional permits. Motorcycle decals must be purchased separately.
To accommodate graduating students and those not returning to WSU in the spring, students driving cars, trucks or SUVs may opt to return the hangtag at the end of the fall semester to receive a $60 refund, equivalent to half the cost of the one-year permit. To receive the refund, bring the hangtag to Jardine Hall, Room 201, at the end of the semester. A $60 credit will be placed on the student’s account and then refunded either to the student’s bank account as specified in the Student Account Suite or via a check mailed to the student’s home address.
Commuter student permit fees
Cost per year
(Fall 2014/Spring 2015)
|Fall 2014 only*||Spring 2015 only|
|Cars / trucks / SUVs||$120||$60*||$60|
* After $60 refund at the end of the fall semester. See paragraph preceeding the table for details.
Students must provide name, myWSU ID, mailing address, tag number and state of registration in order to get the permit. Each request will be checked to ensure that the student is enrolled. Information will also be cross-checked with student housing to ensure that the proper permit is issued.
Permits will be mailed the first week of August to the address provided by the student. Permit purchases made after Aug. 1 will be available for pickup at the WSU OneStop at Jabara Hall.
Students living in Fairmount Towers or Shocker Hall will be issued one hangtag at no cost. Housing students will be informed of the process for registering their primary vehicle during the housing check-in process.
Faculty and staff
Faculty and staff who currently have a yellow permit will automatically receive a permit for the 2015 fiscal year in campus mail at the end of July. Faculty and staff who currently do not have a yellow permit and would like to purchase one for FY15 can download the Faculty Staff Parking Decal Payment Form from the Financial Operations website at http://www.wichita.edu/j/?3001 and bring it to 201 Jardine Hall after July 18.
Student safety is of utmost importance at Wichita State. For this reason, the satellite lots at the Metropolitan Complex and, potentially, at 21st and Oliver (pending final agreement) will be regularly patrolled by WSU Police Department personnel from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Shocker Hall lot at the Metropolitan Complex will also be attended by a Safety and Security Officer from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. to protect both students and their vehicles.
To help students whose classes begin early or end late, an on-demand shuttle service will run between Metropolitan Complex lots at 29th and Oliver and Shocker Hall on the WSU main campus from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. seven days a week. The shuttle will be free of charge.
There is no WSU-issued permit for handicapped parking. Vehicles displaying a valid state-issued handicapped indicator may park in the designated handicapped spaces in lots across campus. This includes handicapped spaces within the Red Permit parking lot between Morrison and Jabara Halls (Lot 8).
WSU faculty and staff may request single-day permits for a limited number of VIP visitors (guest speakers, advisory council members, etc.). These permits will allow guests to park in yellow, green or yellow/green permit lots. Contact the WSU Police Department for more information.
Lot reservations for special events will only be permitted in lots on the periphery of campus (yellow/green striped lots on the parking map). Permission must be arranged through the WSU Police Department.