Frequently Asked Questions

What are legal parking spaces?
Where is my permit NOT valid?
How do I display my permit?
Can I use more than one vehicle?
What happens if I forget my permit?
What should I do when my assigned parking lot is full?
How do I get on a waiting list for a different lot?
How can I be sure of the parking lot requirements?
Can I give/sell my permit to someone else?
When can I renew my permit?
What do I do if I lose my permit?
What lot is my permit valid in?
How can I quickly load/unload items on campus in areas I do not have a permit for?

Other Permit Parking Information

Disabilities Parking
Employee Scratch Permits (Commuter Pack)
Motorcycle Parking
Carpool Parking
Auto Leak/ Spill
Motor Assistance Program –M.A.P.
Evening/Weekend Parking Information

What are legal parking spaces?

Painted white lines, white buttons, and/or wheel stops, designate a parking space. Click here to view an example.

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Where is my permit NOT valid?

At meters, load zones, fire lanes, reserved, disabled, or maintenance spaces.

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How do I display my permit?

Parking permits are to be displayed hanging from the rear view mirror or clearly visible face up on the driver's side of the dash (permit number facing up).

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Can I use more than one vehicle?

Yes. You can use your permit in your other vehicles.

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What happens if I forget my permit?

Before you park, go to the Parking Office to obtain a temporary replacement permit for the day.

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What should I do when my assigned parking lot is full?

Faculty/Staff will park in a regular space in the nearest parking lot and call the Parking Office. Students will call the Parking Office and be directed to another parking lot. There should ALWAYS be space in the C lot for C and CR permit holders. Motorcycle permit holders need to go to the nearest motorcycle lot.

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How do I get on a waiting list for a different lot?

To manage or request to be on a waitlist click here. You will log in using your universal login, then select "Manage My Waitlist" to view and update your waitlist choices.

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How can I be sure of the parking lot requirements?

Refer to the lot sign at the lot entrance for permit requirements

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Can I give/sell my permit to someone else?

No. Parking permits are the property of the University and may not be sold or given away under any circumstances. If you no longer need a permit, it may be returned to the Parking Office for a possible refund. No refund after 30 days of each quarter.

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When can I renew my permit?

Quarterly renewals (except fall) begin two weeks before finals week. Fall quarter applications are taken annually beginning of August for students and beginning of June for faculty and staff.

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What do I do if I lose my permit?

Report it immediately to the Parking Office.

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What lot is my permit valid in?

Your permit is valid in your assigned lot all hours.

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How can I quickly load/unload items on campus in areas I do not have a permit for?

  • 20-minute load zones are located around campus. You do not need a permit to access these load zones, but must observe the time limit.
  • You may also go to the Parking Office to obtain a 20-min loading/unloading permit at no charge.

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Other Permit Parking Information


Disabilities Parking

Anyone parking in a disability space must display a WWU parking permit along with a current State Disability parking placard Monday- Friday 7AM- 4:30PM. After 4:30PM Monday-Friday and all day on weekends only the state disability permit is required.

If a disability space is not available in a lot near the building you are accessing, you may park in the nearest available regular space.

For more disability parking information click here.

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Employee Scratch permits (Commuter pack)

These permits are only available for Faculty/Staff who use alternative transportation (walk, bus, bike, or belong to a WWU carpool) as a primary means of getting to campus and only need to drive occasionally. For more information click here.

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Motorcycle Parking

Motorcycle permits must be affixed and easily visible from the rear fender. Motorcycles must be parked in designated motorcycle spaces at all times. If one lot is full, you must move to the next available motorcycle parking lot.

 

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Carpool Parking

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.

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Auto Leak/ Spill

If you have (or observe) an auto leak on campus, please contain the fluid to the best of your ability. Report the leak to Environmental Health & Safety at 650-3064 and University Police at 650-3555.

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Motor Assistance Program –M.A.P.

Contact Parking Services Mon-Fri 7:15am-4:30pm when your vehicle is on campus and you need assistance with the following: dead batteries, flat tires, empty gas tank, and when you lock your keys in your vehicle. Services may be available after hours by contacting University Police.

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Permit Holder Evening/Weekend Parking Information
(This information is not valid for the “After Hours” student permit)

Evening Parking
Monday-Friday
4:30PM – 7AM

Weekend Parking
Begins 4:30PM Friday
Ends Monday at 7AM

Evening and weekends you are allowed to use a valid Parking Permit to park in lots:

5G, 7G, 11G, 14G, 17G, & 19G (NO OTHER LOTS).

Parking is available in the C and 12A lots with no permit needed between 4:30PM and 7:00AM Monday-Friday and all hours on weekends.

Permit not valid:

  • At meters
  • In reserved spaces
  • In lots reserved for an event

*Definition of a Valid Permit
To be valid your parking permit must be punched for the current quarter and properly displayed.  Parking permits are to be displayed hanging from the rear view mirror or clearly visible face up on the driver’s side dash.  It is your responsibility to have your permit properly displayed, with permit clearly visible.

 

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Page Updated 10.29.2014