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Parking and Transit

The Office of Parking and Transit has several alternatives for getting you to campus.

UPark Shuttle Lots
There is free and unlimited parking at the Capitol/Humboldt UPark lot, and three UPark lots on the Lakefront. All are serviced by free shuttle buses that operate during the Fall and Spring semesters when classes are in session. Shuttle bus service operates between the campus and the UPark lots from approximately 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until approximately 8:30 p.m. on Friday. Frequency is about 12 minutes or less until 6:30 p.m. and every half hour between 6:30 and 10:00 p.m. The UPark lots are well lit and there is a guard on duty at each facility. For more information, see the Parking and Transit Website,

Employee Commuter Bus Pass
Parking and Transit offers a discounted bus pass for use of any Milwaukee County Bus for up to three months at a time. It is $100.50/three months. The pass is also honored on the Wisconsin Coach Line buses from Waukesha that come direct to UWM and on the indirect service to downtown Milwaukee from Oconomowoc and Mukwonago.

First time enrollees should stop by the Parking and Transit office in the Student Union WG25 to have a picture taken. There is a two to eight day turn around to produce the pass. The pass can be paid for pre-tax by payroll deduction. For more information se the Parking and Transit website,

Beginning the summer of 2007, Wisconsin Coach Lines will be coming directly to UWM from Waukesha, with expanded service to and from Delafield and Pewaukee. See the schedules at or pick up a copy at the Parking & Transit Office, in the UWM Union WG25.

In Car Meter
The In-Car Meter offers great parking flexibility and you pay only for the time you park. After June 1, 2007 the rate is $.70 per hour. It is valid for indoor parking at Sandburg, EMS and the Pavilion and outdoor public meter spaces. The cost of the meter is a $30 nonrefundable administrative charge, and a $35 refundable deposit. You can load time onto the In Car Meter Smart Card that can be paid for with pre-tax payroll deductions. For more information see the Parking and Transit website,

Parking Permits
There are also a variety of parking permits available on campus. For more complete information see the Parking and Transit website,

Regular Permits
This permit is valid for parking in designated surface lots. This permit does not assure the holder of a parking space. The current cost is $900.00/year.

Reserved Permits
This permit is valid in one of three on-campus parking garages: Sandburg, EMS and Business Administration. The permit is valid only in the parking garage designated on the permit, except on weekends when reserved permits are also valid in outdoor lots. Space is guaranteed at all times. The current cost is $1,200.00/year.

Third Shift Permits
Workers on the third shift (midnight to 8:00 AM) may park overnight in faculty/staff lots and any public parking area, excluding the Union and Business School Garages, if their vehicle is registered and displays a third-shift permit. These permits are valid between 9:00 PM and 8:00 AM. If a vehicle with a third shift permit remains parked after 8 AM it must pay for parking at the designated rate. The current rate is $50.00/year.

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