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Summer parking permits available May 6

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LEXINGTON, KY (April 26, 2024) — Summer parking permits will be available for University of Kentucky students beginning on Monday, May 6. The permits cost $10.50 per week and can be purchased for the total number of weeks needed.

A valid UK parking permit is required when parking on campus during the summer. Summer parking enforcement begins Monday, May 13, and continues through Friday, Aug. 9.  

Summer permits are not available online, but may be purchased at UK Transportation Services' customer service center, located at 721 Press Avenue, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. They are also available for sale by phone at 859-257-5757.

The only students eligible for E-academic permits over the summer are students registered as teaching assistants (TA), graduate assistants (GA) or resident assistants (RA). All other students will receive standard summer permits.

Parking is generally more plentiful on campus in the summer, with additional options available for any valid UK permit.

Summer permits authorize students to park in most student lots, as well as Cornerstone Garage (PS #5), the Scott Street area lots and the Sports Center area lots. Please see the summer parking map for more details.

In addition, the top two floors of Hilltop Avenue Garage (PS #2) — levels 3 and 4 — will be open to individuals with any valid UK permit. This includes summer permits and other employee permit types. Levels one and two of Hilltop Avenue Garage are restricted to individuals with E2 or R2 permits.

Employee lots remain restricted to designated employee permits throughout the summer months. Summer permits are not valid in employee lots until off-peak hours.

Most lots are controlled for valid permits from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. However, many employee intermediate (E) lots revert to any valid permit after 3:30 p.m. weekdays. Please pay attention to signage at the entrances to lots and structures.

Some lots and structures remain on control for specific permit types 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These include:

  • Employee Reserved lots
  • Nutter Center Lot
  • Memorial Coliseum residential areas (R17 and R18)
  • Complex Drive (R7)
  • Sports Center Drive Garage (PS #7)
  • Football Training Center Core Lot
  • South Mill Lot (C41)
  • Seminary area residential lots (R29 and R30)

Metered or paid visitor lots also remain on control over the summer and require payment. Summer parking permits do not authorize users to park at meters or in pay lots without paying the meter.

Please note that even when lots are not controlled for permits, they are still monitored for other parking violations including, but not limited to, parking in fire lanes, parking on yellow lines and unauthorized parking in ADA-accessible areas

For more information, please call the office at 859-257-5757 or email UK Transportation Services.

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