The University of Washington: Facilities Services


Parking at the University of Washington

When you come to the UW campus for the first time, whether here for a visit or your first day of employment, please stop by a staffed gate house to purchase a permit. Faculty, staff, students, and visitors and department guests can purchase parking for the day at the staffed gate house in the Central Plaza Garage located at 15th Ave. NE at NE 41st St. or stop at any of the staffed gate houses conveniently located across campus:

  • NE 45th St and Memorial Way by the Burke Museum
  • 15th and Stevens Way by Meany Hall
  • Pend Oreille Rd. off of Montlake Ave NE
  • Columbia Road directly in back of the University of Washington Medical Center
  • 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St. in the underground garage

Gate houses are open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 7 a.m. until noon. Gatehouses are closed on University of Washington holidays. Parking Specialists are happy to assign a parking lot according to your destination. Please ask about disability parking and building access information if needed. Gate house permits are sold via a pay-on-entry system. This means that the customer pays the full parking rate at the time of purchase and may return to a gate house for a prorated refund if the visit is less than four hours.

The Daily parking fee is $15.00/day between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. The night parking rate begins at 5 p.m. and is $5.00/night (excludes the Central Parking Garage- see note below). A weekend rate of $5.00 is charged when parking on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon (excludes the Central Parking Garage-see note below).

Please note: The Central Parking Garage charges a non-refundable $10.00 event rate every evening from 5 p.m until 9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 7 a.m. until noon.

Campus parking may be paid with cash or a Visa/Mastercard. Complimentary parking is available on weekdays from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., and on weekends from noon on Saturdays until 6 a.m. Monday mornings in unrestricted lots. Parking is also complimentary on state holidays in unrestricted lots. Please adhere to all posted restrictions.

Gate house parking is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking rules and regulations are enforced at all times on all days. During large events such as Husky football games, a special events fee may be charged in some or all areas of campus. Gate houses may issue the following permits:

Long term parking can be purchased at the Transportation Services Office located in the University Transportation Center (3745 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105). This office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Transportation Services offers a wide range of parking products and services designed specifically for faculty, staff, students, visitors and departments.

Late Nights & Weekends

Campus parking is complimentary from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. on weekdays, from noon on Saturdays until 6 a.m. on Monday in unrestricted lots, and when gate houses are closed for holidays. Please note that there is no parking allowed in E1 from 3 a.m. until 4:30 a.m. on days when the gate houses are open.

Parking is also complimentary on dates when the UW campus is closed in observance of a holiday. See the parking gatehouse page for annual closures.