After hearing feedback from students, Wichita State University is making some changes to its newly implemented parking permit program.

The first change includes a fall-only option for students graduating in December. The university says students will receive a $60 credit at the end of the semester once they turn in their hangtag.

Secondly, students will be able to transfer their hangtags between multiple vehicles without purchasing additional permits. Motorcycles are excluded and separate hangtags must be purchased for them.

An on-demand shuttle will be available for students and staff who begin classes early or end them late. The shuttle will run 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., between the Hughes Metropolitan Complex at 29th & Oliver and Shocker Hall on the main campus.

Lastly, parking permits for students living at Fairmount Towers and Shocker Hall will be covered in the cost of housing.

Click here for more on the changes.


Students at Wichita State University will have to pay for a permit to park on campus this Fall.

The Office of Financial Operations at WSU says what used to be free parking will now be permit parking. Students will need a permit they can purchase for $120 to park on campus for the school year. Vehicles without permits will be ticketed.

The new rule goes into effect before the first day of class on Monday, August 11. Passes for motorcycles are $60 per year.

Permits will use a color coding system:

  • Green- WSU student commuters
  • Orange- Shocker Hall residents
  • Brown- Fairmount Towers residents
  • Yellow- WSU faculty and staff
  • Red- Reserved
  • Purple- Motorcycle

We first told you about the proposed change in April. WSU President John Bardo said the school did a parking study to determine whether or not to implement the change.

Students who don't want to pay, can park at one of the different "satellite" spots. Those include the Hughes Metroplex at 29th and Oliver or potentially a new lot at 21st and Oliver. They can ride to the main campus on the shuttle from those locations.

To see the parking map and more information, you can visit the WSU website here.