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Work on campus. Park on campus.

The University of Oklahoma offers both free public transportation and parking areas for faculty and staff. Find out how you can let Cleveland Area Rapid Transit (CART) do your driving for you by visiting rideCART.com.

Those who do drive to campus will need to purchase a parking permit, which provides access to plenty of parking spaces within a short walk of where you work. Faculty/staff parking permits are available for $256 and are valid from August to August.

Where can I park?

Faculty/staff parking permit-holders are eligible to park in any lot designated for faculty/staff permits in addition to the many multipurpose lots on campus.

You also may park in lots designated for commuters after 4 p.m.

Inoperable or raised gates do not negate the permit restrictions in designated faculty/staff areas during the hours of enforcement.

Where can I NOT park?

Faculty/staff parking permits are not valid in the following areas:
• North (Parrington) Oval prior to 5 p.m.
• Service vehicle areas south of Lindsey Street.
• Service vehicle areas north of Lindsey Street prior to 5 p.m.
• Any "No Parking" area.
• Visitor parking prior to 5 p.m.

Permits are required to park on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Additional information

The responsibility for finding a legal parking space rests with the vehicle operator. Lack of space in a particular lot is not a valid excuse for violating parking regulations, and will not be considered as a valid basis for appeal. The vehicle operator must park only in those spaces or areas allocated and designated for the type of permit displayed on the vehicle.

Employees who have purchased permits may be due a credit on the unused portion if the permit is returned prior to its expiration date. Fees are pro-rated monthly.

All parking permit restrictions are applicable during exam weeks, enrollment periods and unscheduled class cancellations.