Visitor and Special Use Parking Permits

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Customer Care Center Operating Hours

Our operating hours are 7 a.m.—3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except 1—2 p.m.). For your parking needs, please email

Visitor, Alumni, and Retiree Permits

Visitor parking is free at the Dayton Campus. The Lot 2 visitor booth near the Student Union is open from 8 a.m.—4 p.m. Monday-Friday, subject to the availability of the parking attendant staff. 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 in order to park in an ADA-accessible space.

If you are a visitor, alumnus, or retiree, you can park in visitor Lot 2. To park in any other lot on campus, 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. If there is no attendant on duty, a visitor permit may be obtained in 060 Allyn Hall.

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.

Are you a retiree who has been hired again?

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

Temporary Parking Permits

If you are a student, staff, or faculty member and do not have a valid parking permit, you can purchase a temporary permit at the Customer Care Center in 065 Allyn Hall.

If you are a:

  • Temporary faculty and staff, 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
  • Simulated Patient, the cost is $10 weekly

Disability Permits

Vehicles used to transport individuals with disabilities should contact the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles for a state-issued disability license plate or placard permit. If you are a person with a disability, you must have the license plate of your parked vehicle linked to your valid electronic WSU parking permit or a visitor pass along with your handicap placard or plate.

Accessible parking spaces are located in visitor Lot 2; lots 1, 3, 4, and lots 6 through 18; as well as near the entrances to all of the residential buildings.

Dayton Raiders 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 $25 per semester.

Parking Lots