Transportation Services Parking Information

 

Use the information below for an easier on-campus parking experience.

If you have a comment or question about transportation issues on campus, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Visitor Parking

Daily Parking Permits

You can purchase a parking permit from the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center located at 150 NE Spring Street, in downtown Pullman between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., or at the Transportation Services building, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Disability Parking Access

Persons with disabilities that have special parking needs can click here to find out more about accessing our services.

Convenient Garage Options

Central Campus Parking is available 24 hours a day in the Smith Center Garage and the Terrell Library Garage. The Smith Center Garage is located just off Stadium Way near the Fine Arts Building in the middle of campus.

To access the Terrell Library Garage, turn left from Stadium Way onto Cougar Way, just past Smith Gym, is the booth entrance on the left. These garages are available 24 hours a day on a payment-basis. Please pre-purchase your parking from the permit vending machine located in the elevator lobbies. You will need to know your vehicle license plate in-order to complete the purchase.

Please take a photo of your license plate before walking away from your vehicle as entering an accurate license plate number is critical.

Evening and Weekend Parking

The evening and weekend parking map shows which lots are affected after 5 p.m. on weekdays or all day Saturday and Sunday. It provides a detailed look at where visitors with or without a parking permit can park for free (note the blue areas on the map) or at a discounted flat rate of $3 (note the yellow areas on the map).

Note: Times and rules are posted individually at the entrance to each lot on campus. These parking options are subject to change during certain major events, e.g. Commencement, home football games, etc.

Be Sure to Read the Signs!

Parking is enforced 24 hours a day, every day, so please make sure you park legally. After 5:00 p.m. some Parking Zones do not require permits. Areas where permits are required 24 hours a day include Disabled Parking Spaces, Service Access Spaces, and Fire Zones.

Some zones require permits at all times. These zones include but are not limited to Gray, Crimson, and select Green Parking Zones.

You can recognize these areas by the signs that say: “Permits Required At All Times” at the entrance to the parking lot. If your vehicle becomes inoperable, call our office to have your name added to the Inoperable Vehicle Log.

If you have any question about Parking on Campus, call Transportation Services (509) 335-PARK (7275)

Note: Any other source is unreliable!

Public Pay Parking Garage Rates

  • Park for only $2.00 per hour
  • Park ALL Night for only $3.00
  • Park in one of our garages and only pay for the time you stay.

Garage Locations

Look at the Campus Map to locate these facilities:

  • Smith Center: Just off Stadium Way next to Fine Arts
  • Library: Just off Cougar Way past the gyms
  • Fine Arts: At the intersection of Grimes and Stadium Way
  • Daggy: On College Ave, home of the R.R. Jones and Wadleigh Theatres in Daggy Hall

Smith Center & Library Garage Rates

  • Daytime Use: 5:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
    $ 2.00 Per Hour
    $ 15.00 Daily Maximum
  • Nighttime Use: 5:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. Monday – Friday
    $3.00 All Night
  • Weekend Use: 5:00 p.m. Friday – 5:00 a.m. Monday
    $3.00 ALL Day Saturday
    $3.00 ALL Day Sunday

Parking Meter Rates: $ 1.75 Per Hour

There are metered parking areas in many convenient locations around campus, refer to the Campus Map.

Fine Arts and Daggy Garage Rates

  • Daytime Use: 5:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
    Fine Arts: Orange 1 Permits Required
    Daggy: Orange 2 Permits Required
  • Nighttime Use: 5:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. Monday – Friday
    $3.00 All Night
    or
    Fine Arts: Orange 1 Permits Required
    Daggy: Orange 2 Permits Required
  • Weekend Use: 5:00 p.m. Friday – 5:00 a.m. Monday
    $3.00 ALL Day Saturday
    $3.00 ALL Day Sunday or
    Fine Arts: Orange 1 Permits Required
    Daggy: Orange 2 Permits Required

Disability Parking

The designated disability customer parking for the Transportation Services office is in the Green 4 parking lot across the street on Thatuna Rd. If there is no disability parking available in this location, please park in the 10-minute visitor parking behind the office and call 509-335-7275, a Transportation Services employee will be down to assist you.

 

The following information is designed to help disabled parking patrons park on the WSU Pullman campus. If at any time you have questions regarding disability parking, please contact us.

How to Obtain a State-Issued Disability Parking Permit – for both Temporary and Permanent Disabilities

In Washington

Follow this link for the application and information on how to obtain a Washington State Department of Licensing Disabled Parking Application.

Take the completed form to:

Vehicle Licensing Office
1195 SE Bishop Blvd. Suite 3
Pullman, WA 99163

or any vehicle licensing office in the state of Washington

In Idaho

Follow this link to the application for an Idaho State Disabled Parking placard.

Note: According to the application instructions, you need to mail or fax the application to Boise. However, you can take the application to the Latah County DMV office in Moscow, they will issue a temp permit for up to 30 days while the application is being processed.

Here is their contact information: Latah County DMV.

PLEASE NOTE: The WSU Access Center DOES NOT issue disability parking permits of any kind.


WSU Disability Parking Regulations – What is Required to Park

The following is required to give persons with disabilities the most flexibility with parking on the WSU campus:

  • Any valid WSU-issued zone permit displayed with a valid state-issued disability placard or disability license plate.

Where to Park

  • State disability placards or license plates with a current WSU parking permit are valid in disability spaces signed for WSU Disability Permits and any blue, red, yellow, green, orange, gray, and crimson zones, and both on and off street parking meters.
  • State disability placards or license plates with a current WSU parking permit also allow access to the disability spaces within the restricted area of the pedestrian mall areas on campus. Please drive cautiously on the pedestrian malls.

Where NOT to Park

    • Disability State Placards (with or without a current WSU parking permit) are not valid at any time in Services Areas, No Parking Zones, Fire Zones, or Reserved Spaces.

Disability Parking Areas on Campus That Only Require a State Disability Placard or Disability License Plate

      • Disability spaces in parking lots during times when WSU permits or payment is not required only need to display a state-issued disability parking permit.
      • Disability parking areas signed: “WSU or State Disability Permits Required”
      • On-street parking meters

Disability Parking for Central Campus (Compton Union Building, Martin Stadium, Terrell Mall, etc.)

Central Campus can be accessed by using the elevators in the Fine Arts parking garage, the Smith Center parking garage, or the Library parking garage. Disability Parking for Central Campus is available in the following locations:

    • Fine Arts parking garage. Take the elevator to the 5th floor for Central Campus. State disability placards or license plates with a current WSU parking permit are required.
    • Smith Center parking garage. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor for Central Campus. State disability placards or license plates with a current WSU parking permit are required.
    • Smith Center surface parking lot. Park in this lot just outside of the Smith Center and take the Smith Center or Fine Arts garage elevators to get to Central Campus. State disability placards or license plates with a current WSU parking permit are required.
    • Library parking garage. Take the elevator to the top floor to access Central Campus. *Hourly payment required*

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The ChargePoint Electrical Vehicle (EV) charging stations are located in the Smith Center (CUE) parking garage, the Terrell Library parking garage, the Green 1 parking lot east of LJ Smith on Grimes Way, and the Green 3 parking lot behind Dana Hall. Please refer to the Campus Parking map for the specific location of each EV charging station.

In order to park at the EV charging stations, the hourly parking fee must be paid at the parking meter or in the garages. There is currently no additional charge for electricity consumed while charging.

All EV charging stations are available 24/7, allowing electric vehicle users to recharge their vehicle day or night, as well as on major holidays. Availability to the EV charging stations may be limited during major university events on campus where parking is in high demand, such as Cougar Home Football Games.

Each EV charging station has a dual-head, allowing two electric vehicles to charge at any given time. EV charging station spaces are for electric vehicles only and is only allowed while the electric vehicle is charging. Once charging is complete, you must move your vehicle to another parking space.

To use the EV charging stations you must have a ChargePoint account. It is recommended that you also download the ChargePoint mobile app from which you can locate where the nearest ChargePoint EV charging station relative to your current location, as well as start a charging session.

It is a parking infraction, with a monetary penalty of $124 (RCW 46.08.185), for any person to park a vehicle in an electric vehicle charging station space if the vehicle is not connected to the charging equipment.

Football Parking

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there will be no parking allowed for WSU home football games. This includes RV parking as well as vehicles parking to tailgate and/or to attempt to get close to Martin Stadium.  

Please see the state wide WSU press release for additional information regarding the Pac-12 restrictions surrounding football.

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Fall Commencement Parking

Avoid traffic congestion, inclement weather and walking from remote lots by taking the Fall Commencement shuttle. The shuttle provides door to door service from the Lewis Alumni Centre to Beasley and back. Follow this link for more information about the Fall Commencement shuttle service. Follow this link for the Fall Commencement Shuttle Parking and Route Map.

Spring Commencement Parking

Avoid traffic congestion, inclement weather and walking from remote lots by showing up early and getting a spot close to Beasley Coliseum. Please refer to the Spring Commencement parking map for information.