Visitor parking at WSU

Welcome to Wichita State University!  

To accommodate our growing enrollment, Wichita State's main campus is a permit-only parking environment when school is in session during in the fall and spring semesters. If you are visiting campus on days when classes are in session, parking permits are required for most lots between the hours of 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. During enforcement hours, there are two parking options for visitors to our main campus:

  • Visitors may park in designated visitor parking areas around campus; or
  • Visitors may ride the free WSU Shuttle System from satellite lots at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex at 29th and Oliver or from a WSU-leased parking lot at 21st Street and Oliver. 

In paid  areas, visitors will eventually pay for parking through parking meters and self-serve kiosks, depending on the location. In addition to metered spaces and satellite lots, a limited number of free spaces will be reserved for visitors in the following locations:

  • Visitors to the Marcus Welcome Center and Woodman Alumni Center may park free in designated visitor spaces in Lot 21E.
  • During clinic hours, patients of the WSU Dental Hygiene Clinic may park free in designated visitor spaces on the south edge of Lot 6, east of Ahlberg Hall.
  • Patients of the WSU Dental Clinic may park free in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Building lot.
  • Patients of the Cassat Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic may park free in designated visitor spaces on the west side of the Hughes Metropolitan Complex.
  • Visitors to the Ulrich Museum may park free in designated visitor spaces on the north end of Fairmount Street entrance.