Ohio University

Faculty and Staff Parking Permits

Transportation & Parking Services values our campus faculty and staff members. We recognize that campus access requires flexibility and have several permit options that are available to meet parking needs. Ohio University boasts a pedestrian friendly campus offering transportation solutions connecting users to campus, local and regional travel destinations.

 

Fiscal Year 2022 Parking Update: Faculty/Staff parking fees will be reinstated effective September 1, 2021. The annual permit renewal period will occur in August 2021. An Opt-out period will be provided in early August. Annual parking permit fees will be prorated. Transportation & Parking Services will continue to honor current Faculty/Staff permits beyond their expiration date of 6/30/2021 to support faculty/staff who need parking access on campus prior to September 1, 2021. Additional guidance regarding faculty/staff parking permit options is outlined below. Information on upcoming permit renewals and Opt-out procedures will be provided via e-mail to benefits eligible employees in early June 2021. Please direct questions on faculty/staff parking to the TPS Customer Care Center at 740-593-1917 or tps@ohio.edu

What campus parking options are available to me?

I plan to park on campus.. Parking option to consider Payment Method Cost
More than four (4) days per month Annual Permit (best price per session) Payroll Deductions (automatic payment) $150*, pre-tax
During certain months of the semester Monthly Permit Cash/Check/Credit $15
One day a week or less Daily Permit Cash/Check/Credit $3.50
For a few hours Hourly Parking Cash/Credit, Parkmobile $1/hour

*FY22 payroll deductions will be waived from July 1, 2021 through August 30, 2021 as payroll deductions will be reinstated on September 1, 2021. 

Annual Faculty/Staff Parking Permits

Annual permits are available to full-time and part-time benefits eligible employees via a pre-tax payroll deduction. Available permit options and associated costs are outlined below, permits are issued per fiscal year and fees are deducted based on monthly payroll cycles. Non benefits eligible and retired employees may purchase monthly or daily parking based on contract and usage needs. For parking locations please reference the campus parking map located in quick links on the right sidebar. 

  • Standard Dark Green/Purple Permit - $150*/Fiscal Year- This permit allows access to any regular non-metered, non-restricted spaces within dark green (F/S) or purple (commuter) parking lots on campus. All dark green and purple lots require a parking permit Monday-Friday 7AM-5PM. Permits are valid in campus priority lots after 5PM and on weekends. 
  • Priority Parking Permit - $300*/Fiscal Year- Faculty/staff may choose to request parking which provides access to designated parking facilities located uptown in addition to dark green & purple lots on campus. Priority permits are available in limited quantities based on lot location and are issued from a waitlist, please log into your Parking Portal to add yourself to the waitlist(s) of your choice. Priority lots require a permit at all times. Priority permit locations include:
    • Light Green Lots (Lasher/Central Classroom): Lots 18, 19 & 20
    • Gray Lots (Seigfred/Hudson): Lots 36, 38 & 39
    • Yellow Lot (Gordy): Lot 2
    • Orange Lots (Scott Quad): Lots 4 & 6
  • Reserved Parking Permit - $800*/Fiscal Year- Three campus parking facilities provide guaranteed parking via a reserved/dedicated space. Reserved permits are available in limited quantities based on lot location and are issued from a waitlist, please log into your Parking Portal to add yourself to the waitlist(s) of your choice. Reserved spaces require a permit at all times. Dark Green and purple access can be added for an additional fee. Reserved permit locations include:
    • Baker University Center Garage (Central Campus)
    • Jefferson Garage (East Green)
    • Lot 17 (Congress Street)

*FY 22 payroll deductions will be waived from July 1, 2021 through August 30, 2021 as payroll deductions will be reinstated on September 1, 2021. 

Monthly Parking Permits

Monthly permits are available and can be purchased in one-month increments. Permits allow access to regular non-metered, non-restricted spaces within campus dark green and purple parking lots only. Monthly permits are not available in priority or reserved parking areas. Monthly parking permits cost $15 per month and are paid for at the time of purchase. Monthly permits are not eligible for payroll deductions. 

How do I buy a Monthly Permit?

  • Contactless Permit Option: Online monthly permit options are available in the Parking Portal and can be purchased one month at a time. You will be required to print a copy of your permit in advance of your parking session. 
  • Physical Permit Option: Monthly permits can be purchased at the TPS office. Office hours are 7:30AM-4:30PM Monday-Friday.  

Daily Parking Permits

Daily parking permits can be purchased one day at a time and allow access to regular non-metered, non-restricted spaces within campus dark green and purple parking lots. Daily permits are not available in priority or reserved parking areas. Daily parking permits cost $3.50 per day and are paid for at the time of purchase. Daily permits are not eligible for payroll deduction. 

How do I buy a temporary daily permit?

  • Contactless Permit Option: Online daily permit options are available in the Parking Portal and can be purchased one day at a time. You will be required to print a copy of your permit in advance of your parking session.
  • Traditional Permit Option: Daily permits can be purchased at the TPS office. Office hours are 7:30AM-4:30PM Monday-Friday. 

Hourly Parking Options:

Campus provides a variety of hourly, pay-by-space and metered parking options to accommodate those without a campus parking permit. All hourly fees are $1/hour and can be paid via metered devices, campus parking pay stations or Parkmobile and electronic parking payment application. For parking locations please reference the campus parking map located in the right sidebar. Please note hourly spaces are also available to students and campus guests and availability may vary based on demand. 

  • Contactless option: The Parkmobile App allows users to conveniently pay for parking using their smartphone at any hourly parking space on campus as well as Parkmobile Lots 200 & 201 at the Ridges.
  • Pay stations or pay-by-plate: Located in Ping Center Lot 87, Walter Hall Lot 134, Baker Center Lot 122/Baker Garage and Jefferson Garage. 
  • Meters: Located in a variety of locations throughout campus, refer to the campus parking map for metered parking locations. 

Navigating Campus

OHIO supports sustainability through promoting the use of safe, reliable and affordable multi-modal transportation options on campus. A variety of transit services are available to assist individuals with navigating to and across campus. 

Navigation Option Type of Service Fees
Daily Campus Shuttles (CATS) Dedicated fixed loop system on campus No Fee
Accessible Transit (CAT CAB) Door-to-door transit for those with limited mobility No Fee, must be a registered user
Evening & Weekend Shuttles (CATS Late Night) Evening & weekend transit on campus No Fee, must be current F/S or student
Athens Public Transit- Bobcat Pass Dedicated fixed loop system within the Athens Community No Fee, must provide current F/S or student ID card
Shared Mobility Devices- Electric Scooters Electric powered scooters available within the Athens Community Cost is $1/ride and $.35/minute
Bikeways and Pedestrian Pathways Various infrastructure to support walking and biking throughout campus No Fee
Zip Car Car share program available to students, faculty and staff See ZipCar website for current rates

 

Contact Us!

Reach out to our Customer Care team with questions about campus parking permit options.

Location & Mailing Address:

Ohio University Transportation & Parking Services

100 Factory Street

Athens, OH 45701

Hours: 

Monday- Friday, 7:30AM- 4:30PM

Email: tps@ohio.edu

Phone: 740-593-1917

Text: 740-593-4040

Twitter: @OUTransParking

 

Commonly Asked Questions and Helpful Hints:

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