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Parking and Transportation: Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a few of the most frequently asked questions about Parking and Transportation.

Who needs a parking permit?

Everyone who brings a car to campus needs to purchase a permit.  All Wright State University parking lots require a parking permit.

How to I purchase a parking permit?

Once you are registered, you are eligible to purchase your permit. Parking permits may be purchased online through the Parking Services feature on WINGS. 

Online transactions may be paid with Visa, MasterCard or Discover, bank account checks, or by adding you parking permit fee to your Bursar Student Tuition Account.  Parking permits are not sold at the Parking and Transportation office  window. 

Your permit is mailed to you before the beginning of the semester. Please allow 7 days for mailing, Parking and Transportation accepts ticket and RTA pass and token payments via check, debit card, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, or Wright1 Card.

How much is a parking permit?

The Fall 2012 fees for Commuter and Park and Ride Permits will be available June 1, 2012.

Where can I park?

Commuter students should park in spaces between two white lines to be legally parked.  After 4:00 pm, you may also use the non-reserved yellow lined spaces.

Freshman resident students should park in the Raider Park and Ride Lot 20 and use the free shuttle service to come to campus.  Shuttle service runs from 6:42 am until 6:51 pm in Resident Communities and behind Millett from 7:30am and ends at 10:25pm.  After the shuttle service ends the Wright State University Police Department takes over with a Safety Escort service that ends at 2:50pm Monday through Thursday and from 7pm to 2:50am on Sunday evening for student who go home for the weekend or park in commuter spaces after 5pm on Friday or on the weekend.  Schedules are available on line, on the shuttles, at information desks, and at the office at E138 Student Union. There are also schedules posted at the shuttle stops. 

Also, to help you familiarize yourself with campus, please download a copy of our campus map, which includes parking lot numbers and locations. (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Where can my parents or friends park?

Visitor Lot 2, in front of the Student Union, or if staying overnight you may pick up a temporary parking permit to park in lots 4 or 6 from the attendant.

Tickets are expensive, so plan ahead and if you lose your permit you may purchase a replacement permit for $5. If you forget your permit, we can issue a temporary at no charge.

You may be towed from areas that are restricted use spaces; handicap, fire lanes, by dumpsters, signs designating the space for a special purpose, reserved, university vehicle, and AM management in resident communities.  Only the owner of the car may get the car out of impound.  There is a daily storage fee plus the $105 to $185 towing fee.

Please visit the Parking and Transportation website or contact us via email at parking@wright.edu, by phone at (937) 775-5690, or in person at 138 Student Union.

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