All persons operating vehicles and bicycles on campus are responsible for complying with the Wright State University parking policy (University Policy 7410), and the vehicle laws of the State of Ohio, Greene County, and the City of Fairborn. Officers monitor campus parking lots at all times, year round. Purchasing a parking pass does not guarantee that parking will be available in your preferred lot.
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Visitors, alumni, and retiree visitors to the Dayton Campus may park in Visitor Lot 2. Visitors must obtain and display a valid visitor permit from the attendant in the Lot 2 Visitor Booth to park in a visitor space in Lots 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, or 20. There is no fee for these visitor permits. The attendant will direct the visitor to the best lot based on the location of their visit and availability.
The Lot 2 Visitor Booth (near the Student Union) is open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday. After the booth is closed on Monday through Thursday, a valid Wright State University Dayton Campus parking permit is required for a vehicle to be parked legally. Open parking is available for visitors in campus lots (including faculty/staff and commuter-student spaces) after 4 p.m. on Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday.
Handicapped visitors must have a Wright State visitor permit in addition to their state plate or placard. Visitors who require an accessible parking space for a lot other than Lot 2 may obtain a permit and directions at the Lot 2 Visitor Booth in front of the Student Union.
Visitors to the University Libraries and Art Galleries may obtain a visitor parking permit at the Visitor Booth in Lot 2.
Alumni may be approved to purchase a commuter permit (C Permit), depending on availability. Enrolled students are given first priority.
Departments having guests should always contact the Facilities Management and Services Customer Care Center with the time, date, and where the guest(s) will go on campus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Departments having the same guest(s) for multiple meeting dates during a semester may request a visitor permit be issued for the multiple meeting dates by contacting our department at email@example.com.
Departments may also make a request in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a visitor permit to send to their guest.
Departments hosting large (100 or more attendees) events or conferences should schedule for parking arrangements well in advance and be considerate of the impact on our student parking when scheduling dates and times. As you are aware, during the months of August and September all lots on campus except the Wright State Nutter Center are typically at capacity, especially before 2 p.m. Visitor Lot 2 has a capacity of 89 spaces and any overflow from Lot 2 is directed to Lot 4. During Fall Semester, it may be necessary for the department hosting a large event to cover the expense to contract a charter company to shuttle their guests from the Wright State Nutter Center parking lots. The Facilities Management and Services Customer Care Center can assist you with locating a local charter bus company. Carpooling should be encouraged for all events.
Residential Community Visitors
Residential community visitors must obtain a visitor permit from the attendant in the Lot 2 Visitor Booth, at no charge, to park in white-lined commuter spaces in lots 4 or 6. Overnight guests may obtain a permit from the Facilities Management and Services Customer Care Center by email email@example.com or at the in Lot 2 Visitor Booth between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday. Student residents may also obtain a parking permit for their guest in the same manner. Visitor parking is not available in the Residential Community lots at any time. Open parking is available for visitors in non-residential campus lots (including faculty/staff and commuter student spaces) after 4 p.m. on Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday.
Retirees who become re-employed at Wright State University must purchase a Faculty/Staff B Permit. Retirees returnign to visit campus may park in Visitor Lot 2 or obtain a visitor permit to park in other lots on campus. Open parking is available for visitors in campus lots (including faculty/staff and commuter-student spaces) after 4 p.m. on Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday.
Temporary permits are available at no charge to holders of valid annual, multi-semesters, or semester permits, when the valid permit has been forgotten or is unavailable for display. Request a temporary permit online through Wings then select WINGS Express: Select the Employee or Student/Financial Tab, Parking Services, Main Parking Portal, Get Daily Permits. Permits are generally issued for up to two days.
Temporary permits for those who do not have a valid Wright State parking pass may be purchased at the Facilities Management and Services Customer Care Center at 065 Allyn Hall:
- Temporary faculty and staff, services/contractors and their employees, and vendors: $10 weekly/daily
- Faculty or staff who may be driving on a temporary basis: $10 weekly/daily
- Commuter students who may be driving on a temporary basis: $9 weekly/daily or Park & Ride Lot 20 for $3.00 weekly/daily
- Resident students who may be driving on a temporary basis: $9 weekly/daily
A current license plate number and the vehicle's make and year are required for all temporary permits.
Vehicles used to transport individuals with disabilities may contact the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles ( "Form BMV 4826”) for state-issued handicap parking permit information.
To park on the Dayton Campus, in addition to displaying a state handicap placard or license plate, a vehicle must display the appropriate and valid Wright State-issued parking pass. Specific information about permits and fees can be found in other sections of this Permits and Fees web page.
Accessible parking spaces are located in Visitor Lot 2; Lots 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 (gated), 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, and 18; Raider Park & Ride Lot 20; and, near the entrances to all of the resident buildings.
A student who needs the accessible spaces in gated Lot 8 must request that the Facilities Management and Services Customer Care Center activate their Wright1 Card. Faculty/staff Wright1 Cards and RFID permits are automatically activated the next day after the permit is purchased. A person who is unable to use the Wright1 Card reader may request a remote gate opener from the FMS Customer Care Center. A $35 fee will be assessed for unreturned remote gate openers upon leaving Wright State.
Dayton Raider's Swim Club and high school students taking swimming or music lessons may purchase a parking permit for $35 per semester.