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.

Employee Permit Waitlists Open

Employees looking to transfer to a new parking lot should add themselves to the waitlist for their desired lots online through the Parking Portal.

Permit assignments are currently being honored for any employee who returned their permit during remote operations. New permits will begin being awarded from the waitlist for winter quarter.

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.

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 September 15, 2022 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.