Services

Employee and Student Parking Permits

We are committed to supporting the students, staff, faculty, and visitors at Wright State by managing the parking needs of the university while providing excellent customer service. Our policies and procedures are designed to help alleviate parking and traffic issues at our campus while keeping motorists and pedestrians safe. Purchasing a parking pass may not guarantee parking will be available in your preferred lot, but we strive to design policies to make parking safe and accessible for everyone who visits our campus.

Order Your Parking Permit

Use your My Parking Account to:

  • Order parking permits
  • Manage your parking account
  • Appeal/pay citations

On this page:

Commuter Student Permits

If you are a commuter student, you can buy a C parking permit to park in:

  • White-lined spaces Lots 1, 1a, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, and 18
  • Unrestricted spaces in Wright State Nutter Center Lots 1–9, except during scheduled events
  • Yellow-lined employee spaces from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends unless otherwise posted

You are not guaranteed parking in your preferred lot. During busy times between 10 a.m. and noon on weekdays, we recommend you pick lot 4, where most of the student parking is located. Officers monitor all lots year round.

You cannot park in:

  • Restricted spaces, such as spaces reserved for visitors, people with disabilities, and A permits or spaces marked reserved or for university vehicles.
  • Residential parking spaces in community lots.

Economy Commuter Lot 4A Permits

If you are a commuter student, you can buy an economy commuter Lot 4A student parking permit (N permit):

  • Permit is only valid in Lot 4A
  • No on-campus parking is available until Friday after 4 p.m. and all day on Saturday, Sunday, and university observed holidays. Open parking is available for you in commuter student areas (white lines).
  • No shuttle service is provided from Lot 4A

Parking is not permitted in:

  • Restricted spaces, such as spaces reserved for visitors, people with disabilities, and A permits or spaces marked reserved or for university vehicles.
  • Residential parking spaces in community lots.
  • Campus permits are not valid for event parking at the Nutter Center.

Residential Student Permits

If you live on campus, there are residential parking lots assigned to you based on where you live. You can also park in any white-lined spaces in the commuter lots from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday and all day on weekends, unless a space is marked as restricted (e.g. visitor spaces, handicapped spaces, or spaces marked reserved or for university vehicles). Officers monitor all lots year-round.

  • Honors, Woods, College Park, and University Park (D permit) residents can park in spaces in those residential communities' lots.
  • Forest Lane (L permit) residents can park in the Forest Lane community lot or any white-lined spaces in Lot 4 for overflow parking.
  • Hamilton Hall (H permit) residents can park in white-lined spaces in Lot 4.
  • Village apartment (V permit) residents can park in spaces next to the Village buildings or in the adjacent lot near the picnic shelter, white-lined spaces in commuter lots, and unrestricted spaces at the Nutter Center Lots 1–9, except during scheduled events.

What if I have a visitor to my on-campus dorm or apartment?

Open parking is available for visitors in all commuter lots starting at 4 p.m Friday through the weekend. For all other times, you can obtain a day visitor parking permit from the visitor booth in Lot 2 for white-lined spaces in Lots 4 or 6. For overnight visitors, you can get a parking pass at the visitor booth between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday, or by emailing the Customer Care Center. Visitor parking permits lasting longer than two days at a time must be approved by Residence Life and Housing. To ensure all on-campus residents have parking, visitors cannot park in any residential parking lots.

Employee Parking Permits

B Permits

Faculty, staff, and contract staff can buy B permits. Graduate assistants, teaching assistants, and student employees are not eligible for B permits, but can purchase a commuter or residential student parking pass.

Faculty, staff, and contract staff with B permits can park in:

  • Yellow-lined spaces in Lots 1, 1a, 3, 4, 7, 8 (gated), 9, 10, 11, 13 (gated), 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18.
  • Unrestricted spaces in Nutter Center Lots 1–9, except during scheduled events.
  • Reserved A permit parking spaces from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday and all day on the weekend.

To ensure there is parking for commuter students, you should park in white-lined spaces only when the yellow-lined spaces are unavailable. You cannot park in residential parking lots. Faculty assigned to teach a class at the Honors Community can use the spaces next to the building. To access Lots 8 and 13, you need a valid permit or a Wright1 Card to enter. Your access to those lots will activate the day after you purchase your permit. Annual passes are activated the week following December Commencement.

You cannot park in restricted spaces, such as spaces reserved for visitors, people with disabilities, or spaces marked reserved or for university vehicles.

A Permits

New A permits are being issued. Only employees who are employed full time on campus and have not retired are eligible to renew or purchase an A permit. A permit holders follow the same guidelines as B permit holders except they can park in designated reserved spaces within assigned lots. A permit parking spots are open to anyone who has a valid employee B permit from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekdays and at any time on weekends. A permit holders cannot park in other spaces marked restricted, such as spaces reserved for visitors, people with disabilities, or spaces marked for university vehicles.

What if I leave the university?

If you leave the university, you must turn in your parking pass to the Customer Care Center at 065 Allyn Hall. If you do not turn your parking pass in, your final paycheck from the university may be deferred until it is returned. Visit the employee separation policy for more information.


Replacement Permits

Replacement permits are available for $15 if yours has been lost or stolen. Contact the Customer Care Center at 937-775-4444 in 065 Allyn Hall.


Parking Permit Costs

2019–20 Student Parking Permit Fees
Term Cost for Commuter Permit, C Permit and Resident D, L, H, or V Permit Cost for Lot 4 A Economy Commuter Permit, N Permit
Fall, Spring, Summer (3) Semesters $200 $120
Two Semesters $160 $80
Single semester $95 $48
Parking Permit Fees for Employee
Term Cost for B Permit Cost for A Permit
Annual $225 $500
Single semester $100 Not available

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