Student Permits

This is the place to find information on student parking permits. If you're an employee, please visit the Employee Permits Page.

Permit Information

Permit Type Quarterly Academic Summer Annual
Resident (R) $108.00 $324.00 $91.00 $414.00
Commuter (C) $96.00 $284.00 $77.00 $361.00
Motorcycle $21.00 $59.00 $17.00 $73.00
Lincoln Creek $28.00 $84.00 $15.00 $99.00

Student Parking Faculty/Staff Parking Weekend Parking
4:30PM - 7:00AM (M-F) 4:30PM - 7:00AM (M-F) All Day
  • Evening and weekends, you are allowed to use a valid Parking Permit to park in lots: 5G, 7G, 9G, 11G, 17G, & 19G (NO OTHER LOTS).
  • Temporary permits purchased through ParkMobile or the pay station are only valid for the lot in which they were purchased and cannot be used to move to another lot after hours.
  • Permits are not needed in the C and 12A lots between 4:30PM and 7:00AM Monday - Friday and all hours on weekends.
  • Permits are not valid in:
    • Reserved spaces
    • Lots reserved for an event

Intersession permits are available for students, staff and faculty who either do not have a current permit or those who like to park in a larger selection of lots during intersession.

Parkers with a current permit who do not purchase an intersession permit, should continue to park in their assigned lots.

Intersession permits are valid in lots: 12A, 17G, 19G, 7G, 14G, 22G, 33G, 32G, 24G

Permit Refunds

Excerpts from WAC 516-12-460 Fees.

(3) Refunds will be made based on the valid time remaining according to the parking services refund schedule. Refunds may be made if unpaid fines and fees have been paid.

(a) The permit holder must return the permit to Parking Services before a refund will be authorized or a payroll deduction will be terminated.

(b) Unused quarters may be refunded in whole at respective rates.

(c) Refunds will not be made upon permit revocation by the public safety director

Additional Notations for Processing Permit Refunds

  • Employees Canceling a Permit
    Any employee that requests to cancel their permit after the first 30 days of any quarter will pay the same permit fee (See (3)(b) above). Permits purchased via payroll will be charged for the quarter until the quarter fee has been paid in full. Payroll Deduction is an option that an employee voluntarily chooses to allow the employee to purchase the permit in payments rather than pay the entire amount up front.
  • Permits Not Returned
    Permit holders are responsible for turning in a permit that will not be used.

Permits brought for refund following an extended personal/emergency leave do not qualify for a retro-active refund. Unused quarters left on the permit will be refunded. Permit refund balances are calculated from the date the permit was returned to Parking Services.

FAQs

To obtain a permit you must first add yourself to the waitlist for your desired lot. This can done through the Parking Portal. Permits are awarded from the waitlist based on availability and waitlist position is ordered based on seniority (the number of credits you've completed). If you are awarded a permit you will receive an email notification containing purchase instructions.

Citations can be paid through the Parking Portal. From the home page, enter the citation number or the license plate number to locate the citation.

If you believe that your citation was issued in error, you can appeal the citation through the Parking Portal. Citation appeals must be made within 7 days of issuance, with the first day being the day following the citation’s issue date. All days, including weekends and holidays, are counted when determining the appeal deadline.

If you have a permit and wish to transfer to a different lot, you can add yourself to the waitlist for your desired lot. If you are awarded a permit for a new lot, you can transfer the credit from your original permit and use it to pay for your new permit. Payment would be required or a refund would be generated if the two permits differ in price.

Daytime hours (Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 4:30pm): A WWU permit is required along with your state disability placard. You can obtain a permit in lot C or 6V at the pay station or by using the Parkmobile app. This permit, along with your disability placard, will allow you to park in any disability space on campus. If the disability space nearest your destination is full, you can park in an adjacent, non-reserved, space.

After hours (Monday – Friday after 4:30pm, all day Saturday and Sunday): During these hours a WWU permit is not required as long as you are hanging your state disability placard. You can park in any available disability space or adjacent space.