Welcome to OU Parking Services
The University of Oklahoma welcomes you to Parking Services. Our goal is to help you understand the ins and outs of parking on campus. We encourage you to apply for your permit online, appeal or pay a citation online and visit the FAQs section to get your questions answered. Follow these tips to avoid parking citations.
Parking lot closing to make way for garage
The site of the future Jenkins Avenue Parking Facility, just south of Jenkins and Lindsey Street (MP12 on the map), will close at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. Any vehicle remaining in the lot will be relocated on Monday morning. Construction on the garage will begin immediately, with opening expected in January 2017.
2015-2016 permits on sale now
Parking permits for the 2015-2016 academic year are on sale now. There is no need to visit the Parking Services office to order your permit. Order online using the link above, "Purchase Permit." Pick up your permit on campus or select to have it mailed to you. A permit is required to park on campus.
Get single-day permits for bad-weather days
Students, faculty and staff can purchase single-day parking permits for days when it's just too cold or inconvenient to walk or ride. Permits may be purchased in quantities of one to 10 for $4 each and are valid for the date scratched off. Faculty/staff permits can be used in faculty/staff lots. Student permits can be used in any student-permitted lot. Either permit is valid in multi-purpose lots.
Rate increases will help fund more parking
Parking permit rates will increase in steps over the next few years to help finance two multi-story parking structures on campus. Housing and commuter student rates go from $215 to $226 this academic year (2015-2016). For faculty and staff, rates will increase from $244 to $256 for the calendar year, August 2015 to August 2016. For more information on the parking permit rate increase, click here (PDF).
LEFE spaces open on Research Campus
Parking & Transportation Services is committed to promoting university sustainability initiatives. Three Partners Place and Four Partners Place have received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. As one of many strategies to this certification, parking spaces have been dedicated Low Emission, Fuel-Efficient (LEFE).
Only vehicles that had a green score of 45 and above listed on the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) may park in the university’s LEFE parking spaces. OU has no influence on which cars make the list. Valid parking permits are required to park in any LEFE vehicle parking spaces on campus.