Wayne State University

Faculty and staff FAQ

What information do I need to provide?

Please bring your OneCard, a copy of your income verification sheet or your letter of offer (new employees only), and your vehicle registration to the OneCard/Parking Service Office, located in room 257 on the second floor of the Welcome Center.

Please note that part-time faculty and staff are not eligible for payroll deductions and parking fees must be paid in advance with cash, check or money order made out to Wayne State University or by credit card (Visa or MasterCard).

I have visitors coming to see a program in my department. Can they park for free? How do they get a permit?


Visitors parking for one day do not need permits. Your department can purchase one-time guest passes through the OneCard/Parking Service Office, located in room 257 on the second floor of the Welcome Center, prior to your guest’s arrival.

Your department can also reserve a parking facility for guests if the space is available. Please contact the OneCard/Parking Service Office at 313-577-CARD (2273) to set up structure/lot reservations.

Can I add another location to my parking pass? Does it cost me anything?

Yes, you can add another location to your parking pass. It will not cost extra, unless the second location you choose is a premium parking area.

How many locations can I have?

Under most circumstances, no more than two parking locations are assigned to an individual. 
You may be assigned more locations on campus if your job duties require it and there is space available in the locations requested.

How do I add another parking area or change my assigned parking area?

Please contact the OneCard/Parking Service Center at 313-577-CARD (2273) and the change can be done over the phone.

If you would like to upgrade or downgrade your parking, please click HERE complete the Parking Payroll Adjustment form.

What should I do if my assigned parking area is full?

A full light typically indicates all the general parking spaces available in the parking facility are occupied. If you have assigned parking, the facility you are assigned to should always have an available space, even if the full light is on. If by rare chance the assigned area is actually full, please see the nearest parking attendant for assistance or call 313-577-1979.

Can I sell or give my assigned parking pass/hangtag to another employee, student, guest or visitor?

No, you cannot sell or give your assigned parking pass/hangtag to anyone. Your pass OneCard/Hangtag is assigned to you only. Allowing anyone else to use your OneCard/Hangtag is a violation of the parking rules and regulations and may cause your parking privileges to be revoked.

What do I do if I lose or my assigned parking hangtag is stolen?

Please visit the OneCard/Parking Service office, located on the second floor of the Welcome Center, for a replacement tag. You may purchase a replacement hangtag for $25 .

What do I do if I forgot my OneCard and need to park my car?

If you have assigned parking, your permit (hangtag) will allow you access without your OneCard. If you have forgotten both, you can give your OneCard number, AccessID or name to the Parking Command Center or Parking Attendant for one-day courtesy access.

If you do not have assigned parking, you must pay the visitor rate at the facility you wish to use. Visitor payments can be made via credit card only in most parking structures. Lots 11, 15, 59A, and Structures 6 and 8 accept cash.

When I get a new OneCard, will my parking transfer?

Yes, your parking assignment(s) will transfer. If your banner or Wayne State University ID number changes, please notify the OneCard/Parking Service Office at the time of replacement.

How do I cancel my parking?

Click Here to complete the online Cancellation form.

How much is parking?

Click on the following link to view the current parking rates: Parking Rates Chart.

What is premium parking?

Premium parking is parking that is in extremely high demand due to its close proximity to certain buildings. Parking rates are higher in premium locations.

Can I view the available parking space in a particular parking facility?

Yes, you can see the parking availability at parking structures 1-6 and 8 as well as lots 41, 50 and 75. The Parking Services website has a link in the side bar or you can click here: WSU Parking Availability. You can also view parking availability via the WSU Mobile app available on iTunes and Android Market.