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WSU Pullman Parking Permit Renewals and Sales

Annual parking permits for the WSU Pullman campus are available for renewal now through July 11 and general sales begin July 20.

Customers can purchase available permits online by logging into their WSU parking account.

Residence hall students are not eligible to renew. Please see the Residence hall crimson priority sale or open permit section below.

Students living in residence halls this fall who wish to purchase a Crimson permit should see the residence hall crimson priority sale section below for additional information.

Please review the following important items:


Did you return your permit due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Permits returned due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be available for renewal now through 5 pm July 11.

All vehicle information must be updated.

To review and/or update vehicle information on a parking account:

  • Go to
  • Click “Login” in the top right-hand corner.
  • Log in with WSU network ID and password.
  • Click on “Permits” on the left-hand side.
  • Click “View” for current permit.
  • Review associated vehicles.

From here changes can be made to current vehicles, and new vehicle information can be added to specific permits.

The process described above is for updating vehicle information only. This will NOT renew a permit. Permits will still need to be renewed online during the renewal period.

University apartment permits

Members of the WSU community getting a university apartment permit will NOT be required to show vehicle registration to activate a permit.

Permit eligibility will still be based on verification of an appropriate active university apartment contract.

Customers will need to log into their WSU parking account beginning July 13, 2021 to get a university apartment permit.

New 2021 – 2022 parking permit rates.

Permit Type

2021/2022 Rates







College Hill















For additional information regarding annual parking permit rates, please visit the permit information webpage, and click on the annual parking permits drop down tab.

Non-residence hall permit renewals: 10 a.m., June 15, through 5 p.m., July 11, 2021

  • In this phase, current eligible permit holders may:
    • Renew a current permit.
    • Purchase a different available zone permit.
  • Customers can purchase available permits online by logging into their WSU parking account.

Residence hall crimson priority sale: 10 a.m., July 13, through 5 p.m., July 18, 2021

  • During the priority sale, qualifying residents may purchase their Crimson permit.
  • Residents eligible for this sale will be contacted directly via a separate email.
  • Residents who do not qualify for the crimson priority sale can purchase an available permit during open permit sales.

Open permit sales: 10 a.m., July 20, 2021

General permits:

  • In this phase eligible patrons may purchase any available permit and add themselves to requested waitlists.
  • Customers will purchase available permits online by logging into their WSU parking account.

Residence hall permits:

  • In this phase residents with an active residence hall housing contract (i.e. Hillside, Northside, and Southside) can purchase an available residence hall permit.
  • Residents may only purchase Crimson, Gray or Blue permits. The residence hall a student lives in will determine which Crimson or Gray permit they are eligible to purchase (i.e. Crimson 1, 2, 3, or 4, or Gray 1or 2)
  • Customers will purchase available permits online by logging into their WSU parking account.

A valid WSU Network ID is required to purchase a WSU parking permit. If a customer has lost or forgotten their network ID, they can retrieve it online at or by calling the Crimson Service Desk at 509-335-HELP (4357).

In addition, primary mailing addresses that are registered with the university should be correct/current. Mailing addresses can be checked through the “MyWSU” system.

For more information regarding parking permit renewals and sales, please contact WSU Transportation Services at 509-335-PARK (7275) or

Media Contact: Cody Wilson, customer service manager, WSU Transportation Services, 509-335-7275,

2021 – 2022 Parking Rates for WSU Pullman

Parking rates for the 2021/2022 academic and fiscal year which are effective July 1, 2021, can be found at the link below.  These new parking rates were intended to take effect last year, but were deferred due to the COVID pandemic.

2021/2022 Parking Rates 

The increase in rates are necessary to continue the cycle of facility maintenance projects recently delayed by COVID19-related funding shortages, but needed to ensure safety and serviceability of the facilities.    

The WSU Pullman campus parking system is comprised of four multi-level parking garages with elevators. Each garage is located below a building.  There are also 123 paved surface parking locations.  Estimated 10-year maintenance costs include $4.5M for garages, $5.5M for parking lots, and $4.1M for garage elevators.

Ten Year Deferred Capital Asset Preservation List

The new parking rates, which were deferred one year due to the COVID pandemic, were reviewed and endorsed by the 15-member University Parking and Transportation Task Force (UPTTF) and approved by the Board of Regents at their May 7, 2021 meeting and apply to the Pullman campus only.

Transportation Services is a self-supported auxiliary and does not receive federal, state, grant or tuition funding. Revenue for capital projects, maintenance, and operations comes solely from parking fees and fines. Transportation Services is tasked with financing, managing and maintaining parking facilities as well as facilitating and promoting transportation options on the WSU Pullman campus.

The main objective of the UPTTF is to have an established internal review process that provides WSU with a campus wide perspective and broad representation on parking and transportation issues.

Parking patrons are encouraged to consider alternatives to driving alone such as biking, walking, transit, carpooling, etc. For more information and personal assistance regarding alternatives, check out the Coug Commute Advisor program.

Would you like to tell the City of Pullman how it can make walking and biking better for you?

The City of Pullman is preparing a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.  In order for the plan to be a success they need to hear from the Washington State University community, you, us—the people who bike and walk around Pullman every day.

Planning Committee Representatives will be onsite:

— Thursday 4/29 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
at the Cougs Corner Mart
(1960 NE Terre View Dr #4512, Pullman)

— Friday 4/30 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
at the WSU Pullman Student Recreation Center
(1105 NE North Fairway Rd Drive, Pullman)

Please share whatever issues you’ve come across while out and about on foot or on wheels. The information you share will guide the city’s investment in projects to make Pullman a safer, more comfortable place for people walking and biking. 

For more information and or to participate in providing feedback please visit


Photo Credit: Pullman Civic Trust

2020-2021 Temporary Parking Lot Closures

WSU Transportation Services wants to inform customers that several parking lots on campus will be closed this fall and winter. The decision to temporarily close parking lots has been made due the budget impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the lack of demand for parking. Closing these lots will not only reduce expenses for snow removal, it will also reduce expenses for necessary lot maintenance in the spring.

Some select parking lots will be closed completely, and others will be signed as “No snow maintenance”. The “No snow maintenance” lots will remain open for use, but will not be plowed during or after snow events.

Each parking lot was strategically selected to continue to ensure adequate customer parking as well as to realize savings on maintenance and snow removal costs. 

Below is a list of affected parking lots:


  1. Green 3 gravel parking lot at the corner of College and Spokane
  2. Green 3 gravel parking lot at the corner of Columbia and Spokane
  3. Green 3 gravel parking lot west of the Commons building
  4. Green 4 gravel parking lot at the corner of Thatuna and Colorado
  5. Green 5 gravel parking lot at the corner of Cross Road and Ferdinand’s Lane

No Snow Maintenance

Green Parking Lots

  1. Green 1 parking lot located south of the L.J. Smith building
  2. Green 2 parking lot at the intersection of Nevada and Stadium Way
  3. Northern half of Green 3 parking lot located west of the Washington building
  4. Western half of Green 3 parking lot located south of Daggy
  5. Green 4 parking lot behind Transportation Services building
  6. Northeastern half of the Green 5 parking lot located south of Beasley Coliseum

Yellow Parking Lots

  1. Eastern half the Yellow 1 parking lot located east of the indoor practice facility
  2. Northern half the Yellow 3 parking lot on Spring St.
  3. Yellow 3 Parking lot off of Reaney Way next to the Power Plant
  4. Middle portion of Yellow 4 parking lot located east of the Alumni Center
  5. Yellow 5 parking lot located east of the Behavior Lab
  6. Yellow 5 parking lot located east of the Environmental Health Services building

Red Parking Lots

  1. Red 1 parking lot next to the Incinerator
  2. Northern half of the Red 1 parking lot located east of Cooper Publications
  3. Northern half of the Red 1 parking lot located south of the Grimes Way Feed Plant
  4. Bottom two bays of the Red 4 parking lot
  5. Eastern half of the Red 5 parking by the outdoor tennis courts

Blue Parking Lots

  1. Bottom three bays of the Blue 1 parking lot located in the south of campus
  2. Blue 1 parking lot located west of the South Fairway Intramural Playfield

Crimson Parking Lots

  1. Crimson 2 parking lot south of Stephenson Complex (bottom half)
  2. Crimson 2 parking lot south of Rogers Hall (top half).
  3. Southern half of Crimson 2 parking lot at Olympia Avenue Residence Hall
  4. Eastern half of Crimson 3 parking lot located south of Stimson Hall

Gray Parking Lots

  1. Southern portion of the Gray 1 parking lot located east of Beasley Coliseum
  2. Gray 2 lot located off of Forest Way

Other Parking Lots

  1. Parking lot next to the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center


Please see the 2020-2021 Snow Removal Map for exact locations of the above parking lots.

Please contact WSU Transportation Services with any questions.


WSU Transportation Services

PO Box 645500

Pullman, WA 99164-5500

509-335-PARK (7275)

WSU Pullman launches new mobile parking app

August 19, 2020

Pullman, WA – Washington State University Pullman Transportation Services has announced that a new parking app has officially launched on campus, making remote parking payment even more convenient for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

The app, called AMP (Aims Mobile Pay), is a mobile payment solution providing ultimate convenience to motorists. App users may pay for parking with their iPhone or Android devices. They can then receive a reminder when their parking is about to expire and may add more time if needed, all without having to walk to their vehicle.

To download the app, simply search “AMP Park” in Google Play or in the Apple store. Once downloaded, a quick registration process walks the user through setting up their profile, vehicle information, and payment. When ready to park, users simply indicate their parking zone, choose a duration and confirm payment.

Similar to the University’s annual and daily parking permits, there is no need to display a physical permit on your vehicle since the system uses license plate recognition to read the vehicle license plate as the permit.

Account information such as license plate additions, payment detail modifications, and changes to notification settings can be managed directly on the app or on the AMP website.

As the majority WSU students, faculty, staff, and visitors, will not be coming to campus on a regular basis due to COVID-19, buying an annual parking permit may not be the most economical option. The AMP app will make it easy for those who need to come to campus periodically to park for a couple of hours or even the day.  

The AMP app is currently available in sixteen parking locations throughout the WSU Pullman campus, including select parking lots, metered spaces and parking garages. WSU Transportation Services may add additional mobile pay parking locations in the future.

Download AMP now or check out the Pay as You Go parking map to see all available locations! 

Return to Work Parking Conditions

Beginning Monday, June 15, 2020, payment and parking permits will be required on the Pullman campus.

Special Parking Conditions

Permits Requirements

Gray Parking Zones: Gray parking zones are open to all valid WSU permits, except blue, motorcycle and moped permits, and university-owned apartment parking area permits.

Crimson Parking Zones: Crimson, orange, and green permits are valid in crimson zones during summer session.

Other parking zones: Permits are required in orange, green, yellow, red, blue parking areas.

Daily Parking Permits: Daily parking permits are available to purchase online. Daily zone parking permits will be offered at half price until August 14, 2020.

Pay parking facilities:

Smith Center Garage, Library Garage:
Payment is required during posted times.

Parking Meters:

Payment is required during posted times.

Please contact WSU Transportation Services with questions.

WSU Transportation Services | | 509-335-PARK (7275)


“March 27th Press Release on April 1 service changes”


PULLMAN – In response to recent reductions in ridership, and in order to continue providing essential transit services yet support Governor Inslee’s recent “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Proclamation, Pullman Transit will make the following service changes effective Wednesday, April 1, 2020:

— The Crimson Express route will continue to operate with one less bus, at 30 minute frequencies;

— The Gray Express route will continue to operate with one less bus, at 30 minute frequencies,

— The Coffee route will be discontinued, as its stops and travel paths are duplicated by the Silver route;

— The Coug A Express route will continue to operate, but the Coug B Express route will be discontinued, as the majority of its stops and travel path are duplicated by other routes;

Services that will remain unchanged include the Blue, Silver, Paradise, Loop, Coug A, Wheat and Lentil routes. Weekend services will also remain unchanged.

Beginning on Sunday, May 10, 2020, summer Community Service will begin as scheduled, with service available from 6:30am to 6:45pm.

Pullman Transit and Dial-A-Ride
775 N.W. Guy Street, Pullman, WA 99163
Transit (509) 332-6535 Dial-A-Ride (509) 332-5471
Fax (509) 332-6590

Gravel Parking Lot Maintenance

WSU Transportation Services would like to inform you that the annually scheduled gravel lot maintenance is expected to occur during Spring Break in the locations listed below. Please plan ahead as your parking zone may be affected. If you would like help finding alternate locations to park, please contact Transportation Services at 509-335-PARK (7275) or email

Monday, 3/16

  1. Service Parking adjacent to Yellow 1 IPF Lot
  2. College Hill 1 lot on Opal Street
  3. Green 3 lot at College Avenue and Spokane Street

Tuesday, 3/17

  1. Green 3 lot at Columbia Street and Spokane Street
  2. Green 3 lot west of Commons Building (Half of lot)
  3. Blue 1 lot on Wilson Road
  4. Yellow 5 Creamery Lot

Wednesday, 3/18

  1. Red 1 lot on Wilson Rd (Half of lot)
  2. Green 3 lot west of Commons Building (Half of lot)
  3. Red 1 lot east of McCluskey

Thursday, 3/19

  1. Red 1 lot on Wilson Rd (Half of lot)
  2. University Stores parking area

Friday, 3/20

  1. Green 4 lot on Thatuna Street
  2. Blue 1 lot on Wilson Road
  3. Red 1 lot south of Feed Plant
  4. Red 1 lot west of Receiving and Delivery

Please see the Gravel Parking Lot Maintenance map for exact locations of the parking lots above.

New parking app at WSU Pullman means no more need for quarters

September 9, 2019


PULLMAN, Wash. — A stellar parking spot is no longer out of reach on the WSU Pullman campus for those without quarters or time to run to a parking kiosk.
WSU Pullman Transportation Services has teamed up with an app called WayToPark, allowing visitors to pay for parking remotely. Users also can set up text reminders to alert them when their time is almost up and give them the ability to extend it from their phones.
“WayToPark provides a convenient and straight-forward way to find parking,” said Chris Boyan, associate director of WSU Transportation Services. “Of particular benefit, we think, is the ability to extend meters from phones rather than having to leave classes, meetings or other university events.”
WayToPark can be downloaded through either the Google Play or Apple store. After completing the registration process, users can indicate a parking zone, choose a duration and confirm their payment.
Users can pay for parking through WayToPark at several campus locations: Terrell Library Garage, Smith Center Garage, Green 5 South Beasley Lot, Yellow 1 Indoor Practice Facility Lot, Red 5 Tennis Courts Lot and the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center Lot.
As with WSU Pullman’s annual and daily parking permits, physical permits do not need to be displayed inside a vehicle, according to WSU Pullman Transportation Services. That’s because a License Plate Recognition system is used to read plates as the permit.
Upon launching at WSU Pullman, WayToPark is now available in 15 states across the country. To learn more, visit
For more information about parking at WSU Pullman,visit


Chris Boyan, associate director, WSU Transportation Services 509-335-2950

Evening, weekend parking map for WSU visitors

With a new academic year underway, WSU Transportation Services is reminding folks to check out its evening and weekend parking map showing which lots are affected after 5 p.m. on weekdays or all day Saturday and Sunday.

The map provides a detailed look at where visitors with or without a parking permit can park for free (noted by the blue areas on the map) or at a discounted flat rate of $3 (noted by the yellow areas on the map).

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