Parking and Transportation Services
The Parking and Transportation Services Department has the responsibility to provide well-maintained, safe parking facilities, and transportation for employees, students and visitors. The present parking system is comprised of eight structures and 44 surface lots. The current capacity of parking spaces at Wayne State University is approximately 13,000. The O NE CARD/Parking Service Center is located in the Welcome Center, Room 257, Detroit, MI 48202, (313) 576-PARK (7275).
Parking and Transportation Services provides parking services to students, staff and visitors of Wayne State University. Parking Services is a self-supporting auxiliary that is not funded by state taxes or student tuition. Parking operations, maintenance and development expenses are funded by revenue generated from sale of parking services.
Important Parking Announcements
Parking and Transportation is on the Move!
As part of the Parking and Transportation Services Department's continued efforts to improve parking operations on the WSU campus, we are pleased to announce the completion of the following projects. WSU Parking Services is pleased to add these enhancement and will continue to search for ways to improve your parking experience. Please contact 313-577-1979 if you have any questions or encounter any parking difficulties.
Parking Construction Updates:
Parking Services apologizes for any inconvenience and appreciates your patience and cooperation during the renovation of parking areas. These needed repairs and updates will help us to provide a safe and pleasant parking experience. Please drive safely through construction areas, use your headlights, for your safety please obey posted signs and stay clear of barricaded areas and be extremely cautious through any rerouted traffic areas.
Parking Services 2013 Spring/Summer Construction Projects
In our ongoing efforts to provide well-maintained parking facilities, Parking and Transportation Services, together with Facilities Planning and Management, are continuing with the repairs/maintenance work necessary in parking structures 1 and 4 this summer.
Parking Structure #1: Work will begin May 2, 2013 and is scheduled to be completed towards by the end of October. This year’s project will improve the floor slabs on levels 2 and 3 of the east bays as well as other concrete and expansion joint repairs. To ensure the work can be done in a safe and efficient manner, Gates #1 and #2 (for faculty and staff) will be closed and all assigned parkers will be directed to use other available entrance/exit gates. Also, Gate #4 will be closed for approximately 30 days in May/June for drive lane, parking island renovation and installation of new gate equipment.
Parking Structure #4: Work will begin May 1, 2013 and is scheduled to be completed prior to the start of the Medical School’s fall 2013 semester. This project consists of traffic coating repairs, expansion joint repairs, concrete repairs and additional structural repairs throughout the facility. A maximum of 200 spaces will be barricaded at any given time throughout the structure.
We apologize in advance for the inconvenience these projects may cause; however we look forward to the long term benefits of the ongoing repairs and maintenance. If you have any questions, please contact Parking and Transportation Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 313-576-PARK (7275).
Spring/Summer Semester 2013 Parking Permit Sales
Starting Friday, April 5th, student patrons, and staff who do not receive payroll deductions, can purchase their 2013 spring/summer semester parking permit online at: online web purchase.
Fees for the spring/summer semester have not changed. The amounts are as follows:
- Student non-premium facilities $260.00 (Parking Structures 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 and 8)
- Student premium facilities $340.00 (Parking Structure 6)
- Staff/Faculty non-premium facilities $300.00
- Staff/Faculty premium facilities $380.00
For new parking permit patrons, there is a one-time non-refundable/non-transferable $20.00 user fee for all new RFID hangtags that will be automatically added to your parking purchase. For example, if you’re requesting student non-premium parking at $260.00, the final cost will be $280.00. The RFID hangtags will be mailed to your shipping address. Your RFID hangtag will be linked to all your current and future parking assignments here at WSU. For this reason please do not discard or damage the tag even if you’re taking a semester off from utilizing assigned parking.
For those students/faculty/staff who pay in cash, parking permits will be available for walk-up cash sales in the OneCard and Parking Service Center in Suite 257, Welcome Center beginning on Friday, April 5, 2013. All credit card and check sales must be completed online; sales in the OneCard and Parking Service Center are CASH ONLY. To assist those paying with check or by credit card, there are two Parking Kiosk computers located in the Welcome Center on the 2nd floor near the OneCard and Parking Service Center, where you may purchase your pass online.
Parking for the summer semester will begin on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Parking is sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.
If you are experiencing any problems logging in, please contact us at (313) 576-PARK (7275).
The Campus Alternative Transportation Map
Have you ever been stumped trying to find a bike rack near your lecture or a bus stop around Wayne State? The Campus Alternative Transportation Map is a new tool for anyone living in Midtown who uses multiple forms of transit. Visit the map at www.catmap.wayne.edu for help navigating the neighborhood’s options. Bike racks, bus routes, campus shuttle routes, and WSU parking are illustrated, along with WSU retailers and businesses accepting OneCard. Whether you’re looking for DDOT, the Midtown Connection Shuttle, SMART, or a place to park your ride, visit www.catmap.wayne.edu to start your trip!