Parking Permit Information
Parking in Western lots is available on a first-come, first-serve basis with a valid parking permit. To park in any stall, including disabled, in a Western lot, you will need to purchase an annual permit. A variety of parking permit options are available.
All permits are available throughout the year in the Student Life Office, Kumm Center, Room 100 or online through the Campus Bookstore. Permits are sold at a slightly discounted price for the second semester. Any vehicle parked in Western lots without a valid parking permit will be ticketed and/or towed.
Parking in valid parking stalls only is permitted in Western lots.
Permits are to be hung from the review mirror. Failure to properly display permit will result in vehicle being ticketed. There is a $10 replacement fee for lost parking permits. Because space in the parking lots is limited, many students park on city streets. If you do, remember to abide by city parking laws and be respectful of our neighbors. Do NOT park in spaces reserved for visitors, motorcycles, or the disabled, you will be ticketed.
Valid in lots C, D, H, K, and L only on a first come basis - $90/year
Administrative Lot A
Valid in lots A, C, D, H, K, and L only on a first come basis - $100/year
Valid in lot B only - $180/year
- Sold on first come, first serve basis and will have limited numbers sold
- Will have small number of times through the year where lot will be closed for Lunda Center events, in which case this permit would be valid in all other lots except J and the Residence Hall
- Advance notice will be given by email regarding closed dates
**Note: On a limited number of occasions, Lot B will be designated special event parking only. On those days, this permit will be valid as a general parking permit for other lots.
Residence Hall parking
Lots E and F - Designated as Residence Hall parking only - $180/year.
Students living in the Residence Hall who are bringing a car to campus are required to purchase a parking permit for Lot E or F. They are not permitted to park in any other lot.
Motorcycles and scooters
Motorcycles and scooters may park free of charge in designated motorcycle parking areas in lots C and H only. Motorcycles parked in regular stalls in Western lots are required to have a visible valid parking permit on the vehicle.
Day permits are also available at a cost of $2.00 per day. They can be purchased in the Student Life office.
Visitor parking passes may be obtained by contacting the Student Life Office 608.785.9445 prior to visiting campus. The parking pass will be emailed to you.
If you are already on campus, you may ask at any front counter for a visitor parking permit. Visitor permits cannot be issued to staff or students.
Ride the MTU for free
Western students can ride the MTU for free - from locations all around La Crosse, Onalaska, and even La Crescent. You don't even have to live in these communities to take advantage of this service! There are Park and Ride locations, such as at Valley View Mall, where you can park your car for free and then ride the bus to campus. Or, ride your bike to the bus stop and load your bike on the bus racks to bring it with you.
To be eligible for free bus service, just get your student ID validated in the Student Life office, Room 100 in the Kumm Center.
Find route maps, schedules, and other information at the La Crosse MTU website, or pick up at map in the Student Life office.