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Transit and Parking Services


“R” Residential Student Parking Permit Lottery

Students living in the residence halls have two parking permit options when bringing a vehicle to campus.  The “R” parking permit allows students to park around the residence halls, and the FREE “P” permit allows students park at the remote lot located at 30th and Willett.  Students wishing to purchase an “R” permit must go through the lottery process.  See the FAQ below for more details.  More information on permit options for students living on and off campus can be found here.    


What is the lottery?

The lottery is a fair way to determine who is able to purchase an “R” parking permit.  There are a limited number of “R” parking spaces on campus, and permits are sold on a 1:1 ratio.  Permits will be awarded through a random drawing from students that have entered the lottery.


How does the lottery work?

Priority will be given to students that have previously lived in the residence halls and have renewed their housing contract for the upcoming year.  The remaining number of permits will be awarded at random from students that have entered the lottery.  Students will have approximately 2 weeks to purchase their “R” permit before they forfeit their option.  This will allow other students the opportunity to purchase a permit if students chose not to exercise their option to purchase. 


When does the lottery open?

Students may begin to enter the lottery on May 20th, 2019. 


How will I know if I was awarded a permit through the lottery?

Students will be notified via email to their priority email address listed on their parking account.  You can review your parking account information by accessing the Parking Portal here.  Be sure to watch for emails with “R” Parking Permit in the subject line.  We recommend that you check your clutter email regularly and add tps@uwyo.edu to your safe senders list. 


When will I know if I was awarded a permit through the lottery?

The first random selection will be made on July 1st, 2019.  Additional awards will be made approximately every two weeks until “R” permits are sold out.  Be sure to check your email on a regular basis as awards may be issued at any time. 


How do I enter the lottery?

First, students must complete their housing agreement with Residence Life and Dining Services.  It may take up to 48 hours before you have access to enter the lottery.  There are two ways that you may sign up for the lottery:

Enter online:

or

Enter in person at the Transit & Parking Services office.

  • The office is located in Wyoming Hall, #340.

  • Bring a photo ID. 


I was awarded a permit through the lottery, now what?

Be sure to follow the directions in the award email.  Deadlines for permit purchases are strictly enforced to allow other students the opportunity to purchase a permit if you chose not to exercise your option. 


What if I wasn’t awarded an “R” permit through the lottery?

“P” permits are available for FREE to students that were not awarded an “R” permit.  The FREE Park ‘n Ride lots are available near 30th and Willett.  Shuttle service between the “P” lots and the residence halls is available daily while school is in session.  “P” permits may be ordered online, in the main Transit & Parking Services office, or at the One Stop Shop on move-in day. 


I purchased my permit.  How do I get it?

Any resident student (those living in the residence halls, a Fraternity, or Sorority) must pick up their permit.  Be sure to bring a photo ID! 

Permits will be available for pick-up beginning August 19th.  

August 19th – August 29th

Location:  Transit & Parking Services Office, Wyoming Hall, #340

Hours:  7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

August 30th (Move-In Day)

Location:  One Stop Shop, Lower Level of Washakie Center

Hours:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, 8/30/19 


I previously lived in the residence halls and renewed my housing contract, what do I do?

You may purchase your “R” permit any time by June 30th, 2019.  Students that do not purchase a permit prior to June 30th, may enter the lottery. 


Do I have to enter the lottery?

No.  Students bringing vehicles to campus may utilize the FREE “P” parking permit.  The FREE Park ‘n Ride lots are available near 30th and Willett.  Shuttle service between the “P” lots and the residence halls is available daily while school is in session.  There are also transit options available for students that chose not to bring vehicles to campus. 


What if I missed my chance to purchase a permit?

You may re-enter the lottery at any time. 


What is the cost of an “R” permit?

“R” permits are $163.00/year or $81.50/semester. 


What if I have additional questions?

Our summer office hours are from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  Our academic year office hours are from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  Call us at (307) 766-9800 or email tps@uwyo.edu


 

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Transit & Parking Services

Office Hours: (M-F)

Academic Yr: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Summer: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

University of Wyoming

Wyoming Hall, #340

Dept. 4313

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-9800

Fax: (307) 766-9804

Email: tps@uwyo.edu

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