Visitor and Special Use Parking Permits

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Visitor, Alumni, and Retiree Permits

Visitor parking is free at the Dayton Campus. The lot 2 visitor booth near the Student Union is open 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Friday. Open parking is available for visitors in all campus lots after 4 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. Visitors with disabilities must have a visitor permit in addition to their state plate or placard.

If you are a visitor, alumnus, or retiree, you can park in visitor lot 2; or, to park in a visitor space in lots 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, or 20, you must obtain and display a visitor permit from the attendant in the lot 2 booth. Attendants can direct you to the best lot based on what building you want to visit and where you are likely to find the best parking. All visitor permits are free.

Are you an alumnus?

If you are an alumnus, you may be approved to purchase a commuter (C) permit, depending on availability. Enrolled students are given first priority.

Are you inviting guests to campus or having an event?

If your office or department is hosting guests, please contact the Customer Care Center with the time, date, and where the guest(s) will go on campus at You will also receive a visitor permit for your guest(s). If you are having the same guest(s) for multiple meeting dates, you can request a visitor permit for multiple meeting dates.

If you are hosting an event or conference with 100 or more attendees, please contact the Customer Care Center for parking arrangements well in advance. We want to ensure we are considerate of our students when we impact their parking. During August and September, all lots on campus except the Nutter Center are typically at capacity, especially before 2 p.m. It may be necessary for the department hosting a large event to cover the expense of shuttling their guests from the Nutter Center parking lots.

Are you visiting someone in on-campus housing?

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 get 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.–8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and between 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Friday, or by emailing the Customer Care Center. Visitor parking permits lasting longer than two days at a time must be approved by Residence Services. To ensure all on-campus residents have parking, visitors cannot park in any residential parking lots.

What if I'm a retiree who gets hired again?

Retirees who are hired again at Wright State must purchase a faculty and staff B Permit.

Temporary Parking Permits

Temporary permits are free to holders of valid permits when you have forgotten your permit or can't display it. You can request a temporary permit online through My Parking Portal for up to two days. If you are a student, staff, or faculty member and do not have a valid parking pass, you can buy a temporary permit at the Customer Care Center in 065 Allyn Hall:.

If you are a:

  • Temporary faculty and staff member, service or contractor employee, or vendor, the cost is $10 weekly.
  • Faculty or staff member, the cost is $10 weekly.
  • Commuter student, the cost is $9 weekly.
  • Resident student, the cost is $9 weekly.

Handicap Permits

Vehicles used to transport individuals with disabilities should contact the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles for state-issued handicap parking permit information. If you are a person with a disability, you must display a valid Wright State-issued parking permit or visitor pass along with your handicap placard or plate.

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; and near the entrances to all of the resident buildings. If you are a student who needs access to the spaces in gated lot 8, you must request access at the Customer Care Center to activate your Wright1 Card. If you cannot use the Wright1 card reader, request a remote gate opener from the 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 Music Student Permits

Dayton Raiders swim club or high school students taking swimming or music lessons may purchase a parking permit for $35 per semester.

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