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SHOCKER PARKING

Shocker Parking FAQ


What's new for parking in 2017-18?

1. New rules for disabled (ADA) parking: If you have a state disabled parking placard or plate, you are now required to register a vehicle(s) and purchase an ePermit. You will be asked to upload your Disabled Identification Card at the time of purchasing the ePermit to eliminate your risk of receiving an eCitation. You may park in the marked accessible parking stalls across campus. If those stalls are full, you can park in an available stall not posted as restricted or reserved.

To accommodate the license plate scanning system, your license plate must be visible and unobscured. If your license plate is on the rear of your vehicle, backing into a parking stall or pulling through is no longer allowed. The exception to this rule is vehicles with a disabled parking plate or placard are allowed to back into a parking stall on the WSU campus.

For more parking rules see the WSU Police Department Parking Regulations page.

2. Parking garage available: Wichita State’s first parking garage will open for the first day of classes, August 21. The four-level garage will include reserved, disabled (ADA) and motorcycle parking on the ground level and an uncovered yellow lot and disabled (ADA) parking on level 4. Because of an equipment backorder, levels 2 and 3 will be yellow-and-green-striped lots for the fall semester, available for students, faculty and staff who have purchased an ePermit. Levels 2 and 3 also have disabled (ADA) parking. Beginning in January 2018, levels 2 and 3 will become metered parking open to students, faculty, staff and visitors at a rate of $1.50/hour (maximum $15 per day).

3. New visitor parking rules. Visitors can now park for four days per year (from July to June) without an ePermit before having to purchase one. The only exception to this will be in the parking garage where visitors will pay to park in a metered stall. On their fifth visit to campus, visitors will need to purchase either a single-day ePermit for $5 or a frequent visitor ePermit for $75 per semester. Get more information on the Visitor Parking page.

4. No more Shocker Hall lot: Shocker Hall residents will no longer have a designated parking lot. The former Shocker Hall lot (Lot 5, located east of the Corbin Education Center) will be changed from an orange lot to a green lot for 2017-18.  Shocker Hall residents will purchase a regular student ePermit and may park in any lot with green or yellow-and-green-striped signage.

5. No more Fairmount Towers lot: With Fairmount Towers residents moving to The Flats at WSU, the parking lot at Fairmount Towers will become a yellow-and-green-striped lot beginning Aug. 21, 2017. 

6. Lot 16S change.  With the completion of the parking garage, Lot 16S, near Duerksen Fine Arts Center will change from a yellow lot to a yellow-and-green-striped lot beginning Aug. 21, 2017.

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When do the ePermits take effect for students?

Parking ePermits should be purchased online before August 21. To purchase, log in to myWSU and click the ePermit icon near the top of the page. You will be asked to provide license plate information and the type, make and color of each vehicle you wish to register.

Students can pay for the ePermit via credit or debit card or ACH on the registration site or, after registering your vehicle(s), they may go to Jardine Hall, Room 201, to pay by cash or check. (NOTE: ePermits will not become active until payment is received.)

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Will I be charged double when I want to renew by ePermit?

No. If the ePermit beginning and ending dates overlap, you will not be charged double.

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What are the hours of enforcement?

For the fall and spring semesters, parking ePermits will be enforced on weekdays when classes are in session from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for yellow, green and yellow-and-green-striped lots. Red, orange and brown lots, along with marked restricted or reserved stalls, require a corresponding red, orange or brown ePermit at all times.

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Am I required to purchase an ePermit to attend WSU?

No. You are only required to purchase an ePermit if you wish to park on campus during the enforcement hours. The WSU Shuttle System allows students and staff a free park-and-ride option from satellite parking at the Metropolitan Complex at 29th and Oliver. 

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How do I purchase an ePermit?

Students, visitors, faculty and staff who wish to park on the main campus may purchase ePermits online. 

» Learn about purchasing ePermits for students, faculty and staff
» Learn about purchasing ePermits for visitors

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Who can purchase an ePermit for a yellow lot?

Yellow parking lots are reserved for benefits-eligible WSU faculty and staff and visitors to WSU. Student workers, GTAs and GRAs are not eligible to park in yellow lots.  

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Who can purchase an ePermit for a red lot?

Red parking lots are reserved for benefits-eligible WSU faculty and staff. Please email wsuparking@wichita.edu for further information..

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What on-campus parking lots are open for student parking?

There are two parking areas that are available to students. Parking areas are identifiable by the colored signage at the entrance to a lot or by signage for individual spaces within a lot.  The areas are:

  • Green or yellow-and-green-striped lot: WSU students may park in any lot with green or yellow-and-green striped signage. They may not park in yellow, red or brown lots.
  • Purple parking zones (Motorcycle parking): Students, faculty or staff who drive motorcycles may register and purchase an ePermits to allow parking in the designated cycle zones in lots across campus. Under the new system, motorcycles are considered equivilent to cars, trucks and SUVs and do not require a separate ePermit.

» See information for students with a disabled parking placard or plate
» See the parking map for Fall 2017

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Do I purchase an ePermit to park in a green lot if I live in student housing?             

Yes. Shocker Hall and Fairmount Towers students must purchase a regular student ePermit allowing them to park in any green or yellow-and-green-striped lots.

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I am planning to visit campus. Do I need a purchase an ePermit?                      

Maybe. WSU is an ePermit-only parking environment from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays when school is in session. WSU uses License Plate Recognition technology to enforce parking.

Visitors to campus during the enforcement period may park without an ePermit for four days during the academic year (August-August). On your fifth visit to campus during the year, you'll need to purchase an ePermit at the link below. Visitors may purchase either single-day ePermits for $5 or frequent visitor ePermits for $75 per semester.

Visitors may also choose to use the free park-and-ride lot at the Metropolitan Complex at 29th and Oliver and take a free shuttle to the main campus.

» Get more information about visitor parking
» Get information about the WSU Shuttle System

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I am a frequent visitor to the campus but am not a student or faculty/staff member. What is my best option for parking?

Frequent visitors -- including, but not limited to, alumni, Heskett Center members, Aqua Shocks, Library Patrons, unpaid volunteers and other qualifying members -- may purchase a Frequent Visitor ePermit for $75 per semester. 

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Can WSU faculty and staff still reserve lots for special events?

Yes. The lot reservation system is unchanged. Parking lots must be reserved a minimum of seven business days before the event. Go to wichita.edu/lotreservations to request a lot reservation.

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Do I need an ePermit if I have an ADA license plate or placard?

Yes. If you have a state disabled parking placard or plate, you are now required to register a vehicle(s) and purchase an ePermit. You will be asked to upload your Disabled Identification Card at the time of purchasing the ePermit to eliminate your risk of receiving an eCitation. You may park in the marked accessible parking stalls across campus. If those stalls are full, you can park in an available stall not posted as restricted or reserved.

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I'm taking courses as senior audit, do I still have to pay to park on campus?

Yes. No matter how many hours you are taking and if you want to park on the main campus you will have to purchase a parking ePermit. You also have the option of taking the WSU Shuttle System from free park-and-ride lots at the Metropolitan Complex at 29th Street and Oliver.

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How much does it cost?

Type Cost
Students $150 for the academic year (fall and spring semesters) or $75 per semester.
Faculty and Staff Determined by salary
Visitors Day pass: $5.  Frequent visitor pass: $75 per semester

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Does purchasing an ePermit guarantee me a parking space?

In a first-come, first-served environment, there is no way to guarantee a parking space in a given lot without going to a much more expensive reserved-space format. Parking studies have concluded that there will be student spaces available on campus at all times — even during peak traffic times. But, depending on the time you arrive on campus, those spaces may not be in the lot you prefer. 

The parking ePermit is completely optional. You’ll need to select the best strategy for you based on the parking situation at the time you need to be on campus.

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Can I purchase an ePermit for the fall semester only?

Yes. Single semester parking ePermits are $75. 

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I own multiple vehicles. Can I use one parking ePermit for all of them?

Yes. Students may add multiple vehicles to an ePermit, provided that only one of the vehicles is on campus at a time. Motorcycles use the same ePermit as a vehicle and may be listed under that ePermit.

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Can I buy more than one ePermit if I want to have more than one vehicle on campus at a time?

No. Due to system limitations, only one ePermit can be purchased per person.

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I own a motorcycle and a car. Do I have to buy two different ePermits?

No. Under the new system, motorcycles are considered the same as cars, trucks and SUVs and are covered by the same ePermit.

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Do I need a parking ePermit for the satellite locations?

No. Parking ePermits are not required at WSU South, WSU West, WSU Old Town or the Metropolitan Complex.

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Will I be able to include parking fees as part of the payment plan?

No. Parking fees are not part of the traditional student fees and tuition and are maintained outside of the student accounting system.

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How do I purchase student parking ePermits?

To purchase, log in to myWSU and click the ePermit icon near the top of the page. You will be asked to provide license plate information and the type, make and color of each vehicle you wish to register.

Students can pay for the ePermit via credit or debit card or ACH on the registration site or, after registering your vehicle(s), they may go to Jardine Hall, Room 201, to pay by cash or check. (NOTE: ePermits will not become active until payment is received.)

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Is the information I provide to the portal secure?

The security of your personal information is extremely important to us. We never sell, rent, give or trade your personal information to any third parties under any circumstances. We're committed to protecting the security and privacy of any personal information you provide to us.

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