Visitors and Guests
I am a visitor to campus, where can I park?
Daytime hours (Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 4:30pm): Hourly permits are available in lots C and 6V. Permits can be purchased at the pay stations or by using the Parkmobile app. There are also designated Parkmobile spaces in lots 7G and 17G that offer hourly parking during the day. For lot locations, please see the Parking Map.
After hours (Monday – Friday after 4:30pm, all day Saturday and Sunday): The C lots are free after 4:30PM Monday – Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. Hourly permits are available in lots 7G, 11G, 14G, 17G, & 19G during these same hours at the pay stations or by using the Parkmobile app. For lot locations, please see the Parking Map.
I was invited to campus, do I need to buy a permit?
Parking may have already been arranged for you by whomever invited you to campus. If you provided your license plate number to your host, you were likely already issued a permit and can park without any additional action. If you were given a pay station code, you may enter the code at the pay station in your assigned parking lot. If you were not given parking instructions, including your lot assignment, you should check with your host to ensure no additional action is required.
I am attending an event on campus, where can I park?
The department hosting the event should have provided parking instructions for your visit. There are multiple ways that parking can be arranged for an event and the best way to ensure that you are parking correctly is to follow the instructions given by the department hosting the event.
I don’t have a permit, how do I park?
Daytime hours (Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 4:30pm): Hourly permits are available in lots C and 6V. Permits can be purchased at the pay stations or by using the Parkmobile app. There are also designated Parkmobile spaces in lots 7G and 17G that offer hourly parking during the day. After hours (Monday – Friday after 4:30pm, all day Saturday and Sunday): The C lots are free after 4:30PM Monday – Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. Hourly permits are available in lots 7G, 11G, 14G, 17G, & 19G during these same hours at the pay stations or by using the Parkmobile app. Students, Staff, and Faculty can obtain an After Hours permit that grants permission to park in lots 7G, 11G, 14G, 17G, & 19G during these hours.
I have a state disability parking placard, how do I park?
Daytime hours (Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 4:30pm): A WWU permit is required along with your state disability placard. You can obtain a permit in lot C or 6V at the pay station or by using the Parkmobile app. This permit, along with your disability placard, will allow you to park in any disability space on campus. If the disability space nearest your destination is full, you can park in an adjacent, non-reserved, space.
After hours (Monday – Friday after 4:30pm, all day Saturday and Sunday): During these hours a WWU permit is not required as long as you are hanging your state disability placard. You can park in any available disability space or adjacent space.
I am a student/staff/faculty, how can I get a permit?
To obtain a permit you must first add yourself to the waitlist for your desired lot. Permits are awarded from the waitlist based on availability and waitlist position is ordered based on seniority (credits for students, days employed for staff and faculty). If you are awarded a permit you will receive email notification that will contain purchase instructions.
How can I transfer to a new lot?
If you have a permit and wish to transfer to a different lot, you can add yourself to the waitlist for your desired lot. If you are awarded a permit for a new lot, you can transfer the credit from your original permit and use it to pay for your new permit. Payment would be required or a refund would be generated if the two permits differ in price.
Can I return a permit?
Yes. Permits are refundable and prorated. If you are interested in returning your permit, contact Parking Services at Parking@wwu.edu or at 360-650-2945 to receive additional information.
How do I add a vehicle to my permit?
Vehicles can be added to your permit through the WWU Parking Portal. Once logged in, click on the “Permits” tab and then click on “View Your Permits.” Select your active permit and then, at the bottom of the “Permit Details” page, select “Add vehicles to permit.” Follow the onscreen instructions to register your new vehicle.
Can I share a permit?
Permits can be shared between individuals as long as only a single vehicle is parked at any given time for each permit. Up to five vehicles can be registered to a permit.
As a student, can I have financial aid funds pay for my permit?
Parking permits and citations are not associated with your student account. As a result, financial aid does not have the ability to pay for your permit or citation directly.
I have a permit but my lot is full. What do I do?
Student with C lot permit: Relocate to Lincoln Creek Park and Ride. Your permit is valid in this lot and you will not need to notify Parking Services.
Student with R lot permit: If you arrive at your resident lot and find it full, your main course of action is to contact Parking Services. This can be done in one of two ways, depending on the time and day of the week.
8:00am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday: Call Parking Services at 360-650-2945
If you arrive at your lot during Parking Services’ business hours, contact parking services by phone at 360-650-2945. You will be directed to another lot on campus and your permit will be made valid in that lot for the day. You will be asked to move back to your assigned lot by the next day.
After 4:30pm Monday – Friday, Any Time on Saturday, Sunday or Holiday: Email Parking Services at email@example.com
If you arrive at your lot outside of Parking Services’ business hours, your will need to relocate your vehicle to one of the following lots: C, 7G, 12A, 14G, or 22G. Once your vehicle has been parked in the new lot, you will need to send an email to Parking Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your permit is automatically valid in these listed lots after 4:30pm Monday – Friday, and all day on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays. When Parking Services opens on the next business day, your permit will be made valid in this new lot for that day, giving you time to move your vehicle back to your assigned lot. In the unlikely situation that your vehicle is issued a citation prior to Parking Services addressing your email, the citation will be reversed.
Staff/Faculty: Contact parking services at 360-650-2945 to be relocated to an available lot. Alternatively, your permit is valid in lots 12A and C and you may relocate to either of these lots without needing to notify Parking Services.
Where can I pay a citation?
Citations can be paid through the WWU Parking Portal. From the home page, enter the citation number or the license plate number to locate the citation.
When are late fees applied to my citation?
A late fee of $15.00 is applied to a citation if it is not paid within 14 days of issuance, counting the day the citation was issued. An additional late fee of $20.00 is applied if the citation is not paid within 35 days of issuance. All days, including weekends and holidays, are counted when determining late fees.
I believe that my citation was issued in error, what can I do?
If you believe that your citation was issued in error, you can appeal the citation through the WWU Parking Portal. Citation appeals must be made within 7 days of issuance, with the first day being the day following the citation’s issue date. All days, including weekends and holidays, are counted when determining the appeal deadline.