Student and Academic Life

Residential Permit Pre-sale Opens for Returning Students

University dorm.
Mark Cornelison l UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 3, 2019) — Student residential permits are now available for purchase by returning University of Kentucky students with a 2019-2020 campus housing assignment. This priority pre-sale window is available through Friday, June 14, on a first come, first served basis. Once the pre-sale window has closed, all remaining student residential permits will be offered for sale to the broader on-campus student residential population, regardless of class standing. Returning students are encouraged to purchase permits online by logging into their customer account

Permit purchase time also offers students a good opportunity to consider other methods of transportation to, from and around campus, rather than single occupancy vehicles. Transportation Services offers a number of attractive incentives to encourage both employees and students to consider sustainable options, such as biking, busing, walking or ride sharing. For details about these incentives, visit the Incentives section of the Transportation Services website.

For students who choose to park on campus, please note that 2019-2020 parking permits must be displayed no later than Monday, Aug. 3. All outstanding parking citations must be paid before a permit purchase will be processed. Citations may be paid online.

New students living on campus will have an opportunity to purchase a residential permit starting  Monday, June 17, and will continue until sold out. 

Residential permits for the 2019-2020 permit year cost $480 for the academic year. Students who choose to purchase a residential permit are required to park within their designated area. For more details about residential permits, please visit the Transportation Services website student residential page.


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