UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Student Parking

Parking Announcement

Visa cards not accepted. Discover Card and Master Card payments will incur a convenience fee of 2.5%. Echeck payments will incur a convenience fee of $1.75. The convenience fee will be charged to your credit card or echeck payment.

Payments of cash or check are accepted over the counter a Regional Development Institute 103 during business hours. Office hours are M-F 7:45am - 4:30pm.

Student Parking Information

  • Parking lots are identified with a sign at each entrance including the lot name and permit type required.
  • 2019-2020 student permits are virtual, no display necessary. Student permits are valid from August 1st through the following year August 31st.
  • 2019-2020: E, K, N, O, R, Z, and PAY3-24 lot permit prices are $333. PAY3-CM permit price is $154.
  • A university student may purchase a parking permit. Residential hall students may purchase E, K, N, O, R, Z and PAY3-24 permits. Commuter students may purchase PAY3-CM permits. If you purchased a permit and are no longer eligible, the permit must be cancelled or exchanged for a permit that you are eligible for subject to availability. Please contact the parking office with questions @ 715-425-3333.
  • Purchase of a parking permit authorizes parking only in the designated lot for the registered vehicle only. To update the vehicles registered to your parking permit please contact the Parking Office. A student permit for E, K, N, O, R, or Z lots is valid 24 hours per day and is also valid in PAY3 all rows. A PAY3-24 permit is limited to rows 3-12 and is valid 24 hours per day. A PAY3-CM permit is limited to rows 3-12 and is valid from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • A permit does not guarantee the availability of a parking space but grants the authority to park in the designated lot.
  • The permit holder is responsible for any parking violations issued to the vehicle registered to the parking permit.
  • Resale, transfer of permit or registering someone else's vehicle to allow them to utilize your permit is prohibited. Use of permit by anyone other than the registered purchaser may result in a fine, revocation, confiscation, and prosecution for theft under 943.2(1)(a), Wis. State Statues or UWS 18.05.
  • Only upon the completion of the purchase is the registered vehicle granted authorization to park in the designated lot. (SUBJECT TO VALID DATES) Purchasing by Discover Card, Mastercard, or echeck completes the purchase immediately. Purchasing by cash or check requires the process to be completed by the parking office. Completing the application process does not guarantee a permit as they are issued based on availability.
  • Parking in a permitted space prior to permit purchase completion is prohibited and the vehicle would be subject to a citation.
  • A student can request a permit be cancelled at any time. A cancelled permit prior to September 1st is subject to a $25.00 administrative fee. Student parking permits are non-refundable after February 10th. Please see Parking Refund Policy for details. If you wish to cancel your permit, email parking@uwrf.edu with your request.
  • If you leave the university for any reason you must contact the parking office to cancel the parking permit. If you hold a commuter permit, you must cancel or exchange the permit upon moving ON campus. If you hold a residential parking permit, you must cancel or exchange the permit upon moving OFF campus. Exchanges are subject to availability and may include price differences.  Please contact the Parking office with questions @ 715-425-3333.
  • Waitlist: If your desired location is sold out or there are no more permits available for sale, you can place yourself on a waitlist providing you are eligible for the lot choice. Waitlists are only satisfied if a permit becomes available. The waitlist start date will be determined and announced at such time. All notification is communicated by email.
  • Any student or visitor can utilize Public Parking.
  • Parking enforcement times/locations can be found at Parking Enforcement.
  • Student permit spaces are enforced daily throughout the year. Permit holders must park in the lot their permit is valid, and no other location as they would be subject to a parking citation.  Please contact the Parking Office with questions @ 715-425-3333.

PURCHASE PERMIT:

Click here to purchase a permit.
Log in using your Falcon ID.

In the top right click on Permits.
Click on Get Permits.

What are My Options?

I live in a residential hall.

A university residential student can purchase a university permit, utilize public parking, or park on the city streets. 

Parking permits available for residential students are:

  • Permit lots that require a housing contract are E, K, N, O, R, and Z lots. Location with or without a signed housing contract is PAY3(24).
  • If you do not have a signed housing contract by July 15th and have purchased a permit for E, K, N, O, R, or Z lot, the permit will be exchanged to a PAY3(24) permit.
  • Completing the purchase process does not guarantee you a permit as they are issued based on availability. See additional details listed above.
  • OVT - Temporary parking permits are available for a daily rate, including overnight. (You must print and display the permit) These can also be purchased for your visitors. Valid in location listed on the permit only. Location may vary. For additional information please see: Public Parking.
  • Permits for E, K, N, O, R, and Z lots must be discontinued if you move off campus before the academic year is completed. See additional details listed above.

I live off campus

Non-Residential Students (any student that lives off campus) can choose to purchase a permit, utilize a university meter or city street parking. For additional information please see: Public Parking

Permit:

  • Non-Residential Students Parking Lot: PAY3
    • PAY3(CM) is valid from 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. with no parking overnight.
    • PAY3(24) is valid 24 hours a day including overnight.
  • Completing the purchase process does not guarantee you a permit as they are issued based on availability. See additional information listed above.
  • If you have a signed housing contract and have purchased a permit for PAY3-CM, the permit will be exchanged to a PAY3(24) permit. Price differences may apply.
  • OVT - Temporary parking permits are available for a daily rate, including overnight. (You must print and display this permit) These permits can also be purchased for your visitors. Valid in the location listed on the permit. For additional information please see: Public Parking

Public Parking: Non permit holders can utilize Public Parking.

When Can I Purchase A Permit?

2019-2020 Student Parking Permits

Permits will be sold on a first come first serve basis, based on seniority. Please see chart for eligibility dates based on class standing. Class standing is based on the completed credits on the day you purchase/apply for a parking permit. Completing the process does not guarantee you a permit as they are issued based on availability. See additional information listed above.

Class Standing (credit based) Completed Credits Purchase Eligibility Date

Senior

90 or more

Beginning April 24, 2019, 9am

Junior

60-90

Beginning April 24, 2019, 9am

Sophomore

30-59

Beginning April 24, 2019, 9am

Freshman (Returning Students Only -
                Must be a current UWRF Student)

1-29

Beginning May 1, 2019, 12am

New Students, Incoming Student, Transfer Student, Accepted High School Seniors

no credit requirements

Beginning June 4, 2019, 12am

September Enforcement

Student permit spaces are enforced daily throughout the year. Permit holders must park in the lot their designated parking lot. Deviation from this can result in a parking citation. Please contact the Parking Office with questions @ 715-425-3333.