Parking and Transportation
Parking and Transportation is committed to providing all members of the Wright State University community with the best possible solutions for getting to and around campus easily. We can assist students with parking permits and locations, car pool information, campus shuttle information, public transportation information, and ticket appeals.
Below you will find important information for first-year students about parking on campus.
Additional information about Parking and Transportation for first-year students can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Also, to help you familiarize yourself with campus, please download a copy of our campus map, which includes parking lot numbers and locations.
Purchasing a Parking Permit
A Wright State University parking permit is required to park in all campus parking lots.
Once you attend Orientation and are registered for classes, you may purchase a parking permit online through the Parking Services feature on WINGS under the Academic tab.
Online transactions may be paid with Visa, MasterCard or Discover, bank account checks, or by adding the parking permit fee to your Bursar Student Tuition Account. Parking permits are not sold at our office.
Your permit is mailed to you before the beginning of the semester. Please allow 7 days for mailing, Permits should be displayed in your vehicle on the first day of class for fall semester.
In addition to purchasing a parking permit, you may manage other parking needs on Parking Services such as appealing or paying citations, adding a new or canceling an old license plate number, and changing your address or email information.
Parking Information for First-Year Students
Wright State University allows all freshmen students to bring cars to campus. A campus parking permit is required to park in all campus lots. Only residents with a valid residential community parking permit may park in resident parking. Alternatively, a resident student may purchase a Park and Ride Permit and park in Raider Lot 20. Students living in residential communities should purchase your parking permit once you have your Campus Housing assignment, to assure you order the appropriate parking permit.
- Commuter students may purchase a C parking permit, valid in any parking lot with signs located at the entrance designating student parking is available within that lot. Parking spaces painted white designates the commuter student spaces. Commuter students may also opt to purchase a Park and Ride N Permit valid in Nutter Center lot 8.
- First-year Freshmen, Resident Students living in The Woods, or Honors communities may purchase a Residential (D) permit and park in their residential community. Students living in Hamilton Hall may purchase a Hamilton Hall (H) permit and park in lot 4 in white lined parking spaces or any resident student may purchase a Park and Ride permit (R) and park in Raider Lot 20. Lot 20 is located approximately one mile from the residence communities. When you purchase a Park and Ride permit and need to park in your community, please use the 30-minute loading and unloading parking spaces located in residential community lots.
- Visitor Parking is not available in residential community lots. Visitors may park free in Visitor Lot 2 near the Student Union or pick up a daily or overnight visitor permit, which allows visitors to park in Lot 4 or 6 commuter spaces. Visitor permits are available at the Visitor Lot 2 booth on Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Open parking is permitted in all main campus unrestricted parking spaces after 4 p.m. on Friday, and any time on Saturday and Sunday.
Free shuttle service is provided Monday through Friday when classes are in session during fall and spring semesters.
Shuttle stops are located at the Raider Lot 20, Lot 11 Millett Hall, Nutter Center, in front of the Student Union, and campus residential communities. Schedules are available online, at the Parking and Transportation office, or on the shuttles. Campus shuttles operate from campus to Park and Ride Lots from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (M-Th) and 6:55 p.m. (F)
Shuttle service starts at 6:46 a.m. until 6:51 p.m. in resident communities.
The Wright State University Police Department provides a Safety Escort Service from Raider Lot 20 to the Residential Communities, from 10 p.m. until 2:50 a.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 7 p.m. to 2:50 a.m. on Sunday.
General Parking Information
Complete parking and shuttle information is available on the Parking and Transportation website. To order your permit, appeal fines, and update your account information at Parking Services or call (937) 775-5690, Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and until 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
All persons operating motorized vehicles and bicycles on campus are responsible for complying with the Wright State University Wright Way Parking Policy 3601, and the vehicle laws of the State of Ohio, Greene County, and City of Fairborn.
In addition to purchasing your WSU main campus-parking permit, disabled individuals may contact the Office of Disability Services for information about and assistance with obtaining a state issued handicap-parking permit.