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Parking and Transit

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I bring a car to campus?

A: Yes. Students living on campus, in either a residence hall or in an on-campus fraternity or sorority house, may buy a Resident (“R”) permit, a Motorcycle (“M”) permit, a Disabled (“D”) permit, or a Temporary Disability (“TD”) permit. “R” permits cost $130.50/year or $65.25/semester and allow you to park in designated “R” parking spaces. “M” permits are $22.00/year or $11.00/semester (free with the purchase of an “R,” or “D” permit) and allow you to park in “M” parking spaces. A residential student parking permit “R” is available to students who live in the residence halls. The annual fee of $130.50 is required. Free parking is also available in two Park ‘N Ride shuttle lots.

Q: What if I can’t find any parking spaces even though I have the “R” permit?

A: A parking permit does not guarantee the holder a specific parking space. It provides the opportunity to park within an area designated for a specific permit type. Drivers are responsible for finding an authorized parking space. Lack of available space, inclement weather or other conditions do not justify parking violations. Keep in mind the Express Shuttle lots and shuttle services are a great alternative to parking on campus. For more information, see http://www.uwyo.edu/tps/transit/index.html

Q: How many warnings/chances before you have to buy a parking pass/receive a ticket?

There are no warnings given for parking violations. Fines for parking violations are due upon receipt  Parking is enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in yellow zones, fire lanes, spaces marked by accessible, “U” parking, reserved parking, loading/unloading zones, motorcycle parking, and “R”. “A”, and metered parking around the Residence Halls and Greek housing. Other spaces are enforced on university business days, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (4:30 p.m. during summer). Overnight parking in the Express Lots is enforced year-round. Three or more unpaid citations or a fraud violation may result in immobilization of the vehicle at the registered owner’s or permit holder’s expense.

Q: Where are alternative parking lots to the park and ride?

A: If you have an “R” permit, you can park in the residence hall parking lots or on Fraternity and Sorority Row.

Q: Which city streets are okay for me to park on without a parking permit?

A: Parking on city streets may be available in some areas of Laramie. All of the north side of Ivinson Avenue, for example, is free parking. The south side of Grand Avenue between 10th and 11th Streets is free parking. The south side of Ivinson Avenue is not all free. Some households or neighborhoods petitioned the city for residential parking permits to ensure that the people who live in the houses will have sufficient parking. Signs will indicate which areas are not available without residential permits.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Parking and Transit


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