Parking 

CONSTRUCTION: When visiting Memorial Union, we strongly urge visitors to use the Lake St. ramp to avoid construction. Click here for updates on traffic flow and road closures.

Use the links below to determine real-time parking availability in this ramp (referred to as Lot 9/State St. ramp) as well as Lot 6 under Helen C. White.

Current parking stall availability:


Parking Map

Memorial Union

Lot 1 is closed for construction

  • Handicap spaces will still be available for UW Handicap permit holders only.

Lot 6 (Helen C. White Library Parking Garage)

  • 175 metered parking spaces available
  • The upper level is available to visitors daily
  • The lower level is available to visitors evenings and weekends only, except on special event days
  • Located west of Memorial Union
  • Enter on Park Street

Lot 7 (Grainger Hall Ramp)

  • During evening and weekend hours (excluding football games and other campus-wide events) most of the approximately 400 space ramp is available for University visitors at $2/space payable to booth attendant
  • 45 spaces available for limited hourly parking at paymaster stations daily
  • Located between University Avenue and Johnson Street
  • Entrance on Brooks Street

Lake Street Ramp

  • 1,200 spaces of paid visitor parking.
  • Available daily
  • Located three blocks southeast of Memorial Union on Lake Street between State Street and University Avenue
  • Enter on Lake Street or Francis Street

Lot 46

  • More than 139 metered visitor spaces
  • Available daily
  • Located between University Avenue and Johnson Street, adjacent to University Square
  • Enter on Lake Street

Lot 83 (Fluno Center)

  • Adjacent to Lot 46
  • Spaces at $4 each
  • Enter on Lake Street

Union South

Union South Parking Garage

  • Located underground beneath Union South
  • Enter on Dayton Street

Lot 16

  • Limited visitor parking from 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday, except on special event days
  • Enter on Monroe Street

Lot 17

  • From 7 AM - 12:30 AM, pay the meter, pay at the gated exit or display a valid UW Annual Baselot permit for the lot.
  • Saturday and Sunday, the meters are free and the lot is open to the public.
  • Enter on Engineering Drive

Riding your bike?

Bike racks are available at the Langdon and Park street entrances of Memorial Union.

And at Union South along N. Randall Ave next to the loading dock and on W. Dayton Street.

Football Saturday

Permits to park in University lots outside of the stadium are available to purchase.

Permits are sold first-come, first-serve.

They are available at the entrance of each lot on game days only.

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