Parking Services office hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  After business hours, parking questions may be answered by the WMU Police Department.

Tickets will not be issued for permit violations in student (A,C,F,K and W) lots only from Monday, April 30, 2018 through Sunday, May 13, 2018 at midnight. Tickets will be written in student lots starting Monday, May 14, 2018.  Tickets will continue to be written in Employee lots and Meter spaces.

All stickers and permits may be purchased during business hours at Parking Services located at 2507 W. Michigan Avenue (one block east of the intersection of Howard Street and West Michigan Avenue). If Parking Services is closed, temporary one-day permits may be obtained at the WMU Police Department, 511 Monroe Street, Kalamazoo.

Students residing in residence halls and other people residing in university housing during fall and/or spring semesters shall pay the on-campus resident rate.

On-campus resident rate

Full Academic Year (Sep. 1, 2018 - Aug. 31, 2019) $ 300

Commuter students and temporary employee registration rates

Full Academic Year (Sep. 1, 2018 - Aug. 31, 2019) $ 300
Full-time, Fall or Spring (per semester) $ 180
Part-time, Fall or Spring (per semester) $ 130
Summer I or Summer II (each session) $ 65
  • Daily permits may be purchased for $5. Weekly permits may be purchased for $15.
  • All motor vehicles parked on Western Michigan University property by employees, students and people residing on campus must be registered with Parking Services and shall properly display a WMU parking permit.
  • Parking permits must be paid by cash, check or credit card (MasterCard, Visa, and Discover). All open tickets must be paid before permits can be obtained.
  • A WMU Bronco ID, valid driver's license, and current vehicle registration are needed to complete the vehicle registration process. An apartment lease is also required to obtain a permit for an on-campus apartment sticker. A departmental appointment letter is also required for graduate assistants.
  • Students and staff who have a valid state issued handicap permit/accessible permit are also required to have a current WMU permit to park on campus.
  • Faculty and staff are reminded that parking permits issued to them are for their personal use only and are not to be used by family members or others. Violations may result in fines, loss of parking privileges, and impounding the vehicle.
  • Visitors must park at campus meters or purchase a temporary permit. Payment at a meter may be made with quarters or by a cell phone through Instructions are listed on each campus meter. Refer to Regulations 6.0.

Parking information may change at any time. If you have parking questions, please call Parking Services at (269) 387-4609.