Commuter Parking Basics

  • All campus parking is regulated throughout the year

  • Regulation means that a vehicle must be authorized to park on campus legally

  • Authorization is by valid permit, paid meter, or compliance with posted time limit, where applicable

  • This means that, where ever a vehicle is parked, it must either display a valid permit, purchase time at a meter, or honor a posted time limit

  • Any area that is not specifically identified as a parking space/lot/area, is never considered a legal parking space.

  • Reserved parking spaces are typically identified by special signage and are restricted to authorized vehicles only.  Examples of reserved parking spaces are A-zone spaces, Disabled spaces, Physical Plant spaces and Service areas.

Purchasing a Commuter Permit

  • Permit Application

  • A Commuter permit is valid for the entire school year, including the summer session.  The Commuter permit cost is added to student billing when purchased before the end of the first week of classes during the fall and spring semesters. After that time payment is available via cash, check or credit card.

  • Commuter permits may be purchased from Parking Services beginning July 1 via our online registration form. Your permit will be mailed to your permanent home address.

  • A valid permit is required throughout the year.  There is no grace period at the beginning of the semester.  Students are strongly encouraged to arrange for purchase of a permit prior to arriving on campus.

  • If you have not purchased your permit before the beginning of the semester, stop by Parking Services as soon as possible after arriving at school.  You must park in either a metered space or on a City street until you have a permit.

Commuter Lot Locations

A commuter permit is valid in parking lots near academic buildings.  Although a permit is valid in almost all center campus parking lots, it is not valid in every space in these lots.  Consult the information on Valid Parking Spaces carefully before parking.

Lot 1

  • Located 1/2 block east of Fryklund Hall
  • On Wilson Avenue between 3rd St. E. and 4th St. E.
  • Entrances on Wilson Ave and 4th St. E.

Lot 10

  • Located north of Heritage Hall
  • At the intersection of 4th St. E. and 9th Ave.
  • Entrances on both 4th St. E. and 9th Ave.
  • Note: Lot 10 can be accessed only from Wilson Ave/4th St. E. because 9th Ave is one-way west

Lot 14

  • Located between the Administration building and Millennium Hall.
  • On Broadway from roughly Main St. to 10th Ave.
  • Entrances on Broadway and 10th Ave.

Lot 18

  • Located directly east of Jarvis (Science & Tech).
  • South of 10th Ave.
  • Entrances on 10th Ave.

Lot 20

  • Located directly north of Wigen Hall.
  • On 1st Ave between Broadway and 2nd St W.
  • Entrance is on 1st Ave.
  • Note:  The front section of this parking area is Lot 21 and a residence hall lot.

Lot 24

  • Located directly east of Heritage Hall
  • Between 9th Ave. and 10th Ave.
  • Entrances on 9th and 10th Avenues.

Lot 27

  • Located directly south of the General Services building.
  • Between Broadway St. and 2nd St. W.
  • Entrance on both Broadway St. and 2nd St. W.

Lot 29

  • Located directly east of Johnson Fieldhouse and directly south of the Applied Arts Building.
  • South of 13th Ave. and east of 3rd St. E.
  • Entrance on 13th Ave.

Lot 30

  • Located north of the University Services Building.
  • On the west side of Broadway, one block south of Main St.
  • Entrances on Broadway St.

Valid Parking Spaces

  • A valid parking space is within the striped stall markings in a paved lot or head in against a bumper block in a gravel lot.  Any area that isn't striped or that doesn't have a bumper block in front of it is not a legal parking space.

  • Campus, "C" permits are only valid in standard parking spaces.  Standard spaces are not signed.  Any space that is signed is reserved for another permit and a "C" permit is not valid there.

Hours of Regulation

  • Commuter parking spaces are regulated from 7 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday.

  • Overnight, 2 AM - 7 AM, parking is prohibited in commuter lots.

  • Commuter lots do not require display of a permit in a standard space during the evening hours or on weekend days.

  • Commuter lots are regulated throughout the year.  Parking regulation is not suspended during non-class periods.

Disabled Parking

  • Students with a physical disability are eligible to purchase a disabled parking permit.

  • Students with a disability, either permanent or temporary, should contact Parking Services to obtain accessible parking.

  • A UW-Stout disabled permit is required to park in a university lot.  The state disabled permit is not sufficient.

  • UW-Stout disabled permits are valid in both signed, disabled spaces and any standard commuter space.

Overnight Parking for Commuters

Regular commuter lots do not permit overnight parking.  Commuter permit holders who need to park overnight may check with Parking Services for alternatives.

Other Commuter Parking Options

Although a UW-Stout commuter permit offers, by far, the best parking options, there are other options available.

  • Metered parking, in both university lots and on Menomonie City streets.  Meter term and rate varies from lot to lot and from university meter to City meter so take care to read the information printed on the meter.

  • Caution:  It is illegal to park at a meter that will not accept payment.  If you park at a meter and it will not register time, you must move to another meter that will register time.

  • City Street Parking is an a option on streets adjacent to campus.  Take care to read the posted parking regulation signs and adhere to local ordinances with respect to legal distance from fire hydrants, driveways, and intersections.

Summer Commuter Parking

  • Parking is regulated during the summer and requires display of a permit.  Summer permits are available at the Parking Services office after the first week in May.   Application process ...