a vehicle at the north campus gatehouse

Welcome to the University of Washington. If you are driving to campus, please allow at least 30 minutes to park and find your way to your destination. In many cases, it may be easier for you to arrive by bus or light rail.

Visitors may need to stop at a gatehouse to ask about parking options. Our parking specialists are happy to help you find a parking lot for the day based on availability, your destination and any special needs. They can also help with campus maps, directions, accessible parking and building information. If you are familiar with the campus, you may want to use self-serve parking instead. Be aware that event rates may affect parking cost and availability.

Parking permits are required Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to  9 p.m., and Saturdays from 7 a.m. until noon. Gatehouse staff at the Central and South gatehouses accept Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express. Parking fees are not refundable.

Permit type Rate
Visitor daily permitWeekdays, 6 a.m. - 4 p.m. $2 for up to 30 minutes. Purchased at gatehouse. $4.00 hourly, $19.50 daily
Nights & weekendsWeekdays, 4 - 9 p.m., Saturday, 7 a.m. - noon $6.50 daily
Nights & weekends - Central Plaza GarageWeekdays, 4 - 9 p.m., Saturday, 7 a.m. - noon $13.00 daily
Motorcycle parking $6.50 daily

Except when event rates are in effect, campus parking is complimentary in unrestricted lots and non-gated facilities from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. on weekdays, from noon on Saturdays until 6 a.m. on Monday and on University holidays.

Your permit will show what lot you are assigned to and an expiration time. Parking in a different lot or with an expired permit may result in a citation. Please adhere to all posted restrictions. Parking rules are enforced on all days at all times.