Welcome to Parking Services!

Our goal is to make your parking experince here at Western as simple as possible. Below are some questions that people frequently have. If you can't find the information you're looking for, feel free to call our office. We'd love to help!

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Visitors


Daytime Parking (Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 4:30pm): Parking spaces are available for purchase in the 6V and C lots. Additional parking is available for purchase at the Lincoln Creek lot located off campus. For lot locations, please see the parking map.

After 4:30pm on weekdays and all hours on weekends/holidays parking spaces are available for purchase in 6V, 7G, 9G, 11G, 17G, 19G.

Parking after 4:30pm on weekdays and all hours on weekends/holidays is available in the C, 12A, 27R, and Lincoln Creek lot at no cost.



Pay Stations are available for use only in the lots listed below. Please make sure that license plate numbers are entered correctly.

  • M-F, 7am-4:30pm in the following lots: 6V, C, Lincoln Creek.
  • After 4:30pm and all hours on weekends/holidays in the following lots: 6V, 7G, 9G, 11G, 17G, 19G.

ParkMobile is our pay-by-app parking solution that utilizes an app to purchase parking. You can also call ParkMobile at (877) 727-5832 to purchase parking. For instructions on how to use ParkMobile, please visit our website.

  • M-F, 7am-4:30pm for use in all spaces in the following lots: 6V, C, 12A, 22G, 24G, 27R, 32G, 33G, Lincoln Creek.
  • M-F, 7am-4:30pm for use only in posted ParkMobile spaces in 7G and 17G.
  • After 4:30pm and all hours on weekends/holidays for use in lots: 6V, 7G, 9G, 11G, 17G, 19G.

WWU Parking Portal is our online system to purchase parking and purchase permits. To use the WWU Parking Portal and for instructions, please visit our website.



Parking may have already been arranged for you by whomever invited you to campus. If you provided your license plate number to your host, you were likely already issued a permit and can park without any additional action.

If you were given a pay station code, you may enter the code at the pay station in your assigned parking lot. If you were not given parking instructions, including your lot assignment, you should check with your host to ensure no additional action is required.



Students


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 theParking 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.



Staff & Faculty


To obtain a permit you must first add yourself to the waitlist for your desired lot. You can do this through the Parking Portal. Permits are awarded from the waitlist based on availability and waitlist position is ordered based on seniority (the number of days employed for staff and faculty). If you are awarded a permit you will receive email notification that will contain purchase instructions.



Parking Services assists with hosting over 600 events annually. Events range from small events, parking 10 attendees to large events with 1000 or more attendees. We look forward to assisting you with planning or providing information if you are attending an event. You can find more information by visting the Events Parking webpage


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Faculty/Staff Carpool assignments are available in 11G, 17G, and 26CP, students are assigned lot 26CP only.

Two or more people may share a carpool parking permit by meeting the following criteria:

  • One member is designated as the permit holder.
  • At least two people must arrive together on all trips to campus.
  • Each member must read and sign an agreement to comply with the carpool policy.
  • No carpool members are eligible to purchase another full-time or part-time permit.

Only valid carpools may park in carpool lots. On days when special circumstances prevent carpool members from riding together, the carpool permit holder may park alone and follow the appropriate procedure below:

  • Faculty/Staff Carpooler driving alone must park in 12A.
  • Faculty/Staff carpool permits will be honored in lot 12A with no call-in necessary.
  • Student Carpooler driving alone must park in the C Lot.

Instances of parking alone will be monitored to ensure that the carpool system is not being abused.