Employee Parking Updates for 2021-2022 Academic Year

Employee Parking Updates

If you’re returning to campus and still need to arrange parking, this announcement is for you. Employees have three parking permit options for the upcoming fall quarter. 

Request a Past Permit 

Employees who previously returned their permits during remote operations and want to re-obtain their permit can do so by contacting Transportation Services at transportation@wwu.edu. 

Request a New Permit 

Employees who did not have a parking permit before campus moved to remote operations and are not currently parking on campus can request a parking permit for fall quarter by logging into the parking portal and adding themselves to the waitlist.

Pay-By-Day Permit - New! 

Last summer Transportation Services introduced a new Pay-by-Day parking permit. This permit will continue to be available.

Employees who already have a Pay-by-Day parking permit and want to continue using it through fall quarter and winter intersession will use the same method to pay for parking as they have been using during remote operations. There is no need to request another Pay-by-Day parking permit.

For employees who have not used this option, the Pay-by-Day parking option uses the ParkMobile Parking app and will be available for the upcoming academic year in all employee campus parking lots for $3.25/day. To sign up for the Pay-by-Day permit option email transportation@wwu.edu.

Zone Parking Ending

The last day of Zone Parking will be 9/15/21. Starting on 9/16/21, permit holders will need to begin parking in their specifically designated parking lot.

Lot 12A Will Now Be Lot 12G

Lot 12A near the Fairhaven complex will be changing classification to a “G lot” beginning on 9/16/21. This means that hourly and daily student and visitor parking will no longer be available in this lot using the pay station or ParkMobile app. Visitor parking should be directed to the C lot, where hourly and daily parking will still be available. This change will help ensure space availability in the lot by restricting parking access to employees and approved guests only. The 12G lot will require permits to park from 7:00am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday.

Lot C ParkMobile Zone Changing from 1212 to 1200

In connection to the change from lot 12A to 12G, the ParkMobile Zone in the C lot will no longer be shared with the 12A lot. Starting on 9/16/21, the ParkMobile Zone used in the C lot will be changing from 1212 to 1200. This will only impact the zone that is entered into the app. The C lot will still have hourly and daily parking for visitors.

Lot C and Lot 6V Parking Rates Returning to Standard Rate Structure

Starting on 9/16/21, the parking rates in parking lots C and 6V will be returning to their standard rate structures:  

  • Lot C - $2.00/hour and $12.00/day
  • Lot 6V - $2.00/hour

Alternative Ways to Travel

Many employees live within a walk or short bike or bus ride of campus. Employees can purchase an employee bus pass for $23/quarter. Plan ahead and avoid parking on campus all together.

Winter Quarter and Beyond 

Employees who previously returned their permits during remote operations will have until December 10, 2021 to re-obtain their permits.

Parking availability on campus is limited. If you can commute to campus by walking, rolling (bicycle, skateboard, scooter, rollerblades/skates, one wheel hoverboard, etc.), riding the bus, or carpooling, please do. Explore these options at transportation.wwu.edu.