UK Parking Permit Enforcement Dates

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 9, 2018) – As the University of Kentucky begins the school year, students who plan to park on campus are encouraged to pay attention to parking permit enforcement dates. Beginning Saturday, Aug. 11, through Tuesday, Aug. 21, parking permits will not be required to park in the Red and Blue student periphery (K) lots, adjacent to Kroger Field, and the remote (X and R19) parking areas located at Greg Page and Shawneetown Apartments to provide time for students to purchase parking permits prior to the start of the fall semester.

As a result, students, parents and other visitors will be able to park in these lots without displaying a valid UK parking permit during this period. Beginning on the first day of classes, Wednesday, Aug. 22, all university lots return to normal permit control and all vehicles must be parked in their assigned areas and properly displaying the appropriate valid UK parking permit.

Please note, the Green Lot, located off College Way between Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) and Kroger Field, will be restricted to E-BCTC and C-BCTC permit holders beginning Monday, Aug. 13.

Some campus residential lots require a valid permit year-round, including:

R17: College View residential parking area located near the Wildcat Coal Lodge off College View Ave.

R18: German House residential area located on the north side of the Memorial Coliseum Lot.

R29: Seminary apartment residential parking lot located to the west of Mandrell Hall.

R30: Seminary townhome residential parking lot located to the southwest of Mandrell Hall.

To assist students, faculty and employees in getting their required parking permits, Transportation Services will offer extended hours. The main Transportation Services office, located at 721 Press Ave., will be open weekdays 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13, through Friday, Aug. 24, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 11, 18 and 25.

For more transportation and parking information, including transportation and parking options, permit applications, motorist assistance, bicycle parking, bus routes and schedules, visit and follow UK Transportation Services on Twitter @UKParking.

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