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SHOCKER PARKING

Shocker Parking FAQ



What are the new parking rules with ePermits?

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.

Also, the enforcement time has been simplified to 7 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekdays when classes are in session 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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When do the ePermits take effect for students?

Parking ePermits should be purchased online before Sept 1. 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?

Commuter 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 four parking areas that are available to students:

  • Green or yellow-and-green-striped lot (Commuter students): WSU students not living in student housing may park in any green lot or in any yellow-and-green striped lot. They may not park in yellow, red, orange or brown lots.
  • Orange lot (Shocker Hall residents): WSU students living in Shocker Hall must park in their assigned orange lot near the Corbin Education Center (Lot 5). Shocker Hall students are not allowed to park in any other parking lots on the main campus or in the brown lot at Fairmount Towers during times when ePermits are being enforced.
  • Brown lot (Fairmount Towers residents): WSU students living in Fairmount Towers are must park in their assigned brown lot adjacent to Fairmount Towers (Lot 22). Fairmount Towers ePermit holders are not allowed to park in any parking lots on the main campus during times when ePermits are being enforced.
  • 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 2016-17
» Download the parking map in pdf format

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

No. Students registered to live in Shocker Hall and Fairmount Towers can only purchase ePermits designated for orange and brown lots, respectively.

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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.

If you are a visitor to our campus, your first two hours of parking are free in lots with yellow, green or yellow-and-green-striped signage. If you are a visitor and plan to park for more than two hours, you may purchase an one-day ePermit atDay ePermits are $5, or you may purchase a frequent visitor ePermit 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?

No. If you have a state disabled parking placard or plate, registering your vehicle and purchasing an ePermit is not required. You may park in marked accessible parking stalls across campus. If those stalls are full, you can park in any available parking space not posted as restricted or reserved. You do not need to register your vehicle nor buy an ePermit.

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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 per year or $75 per semester.
Faculty and Staff Determined by salary
Visitors Day pass: $5.  Frequent visitor pass: $75 per semester

Parking ePermit proceeds help fund parking, roads, transportation and security needs, including the future construction of surface parking and one or more garages included in the campus master plan. Garages can be 10 times more expensive per parking space than surface parking lots, but are needed to preserve land for future building projects and campus expansion. Wichita State remains the lowest permit price among the three major Regents universities. ePermit prices at those institutions range from $180 to $260 per year for surface parking and climb even higher for parking garage access.

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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 a 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 a 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 permit 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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