Guest = a person who is invited to visit the campus or take part in a function organized by the campus. This does NOT include faculty/staff who are in paid status or students who are signed up for classes and paying tuition.
Authorization = a virtual parking permit provided by Police & Parking Services that grants permission to park in a specified location at a specific time.
Help make your guest's parking convenient and trouble-free. Provide them with:
- Parking authorization
- Good directions
- Information about campus parking
Your Guests Need Your Help With...
- First, contact Police & Parking Services to reserve a parking area (please allow a two-day processing time or the request may not be filled).
- Provide each guest with parking instructions before their arrival on campus.
- Helpful information such as parking regulations and authorization requirements.
- Identify parking area(s) assigned by Police & Parking Services.
- Clear directions to parking areas (campus map).
Parking Capacity for Meetings/Conferences
- Guest parking is limited and provided on a first availability basis. Lots do fill up on busy days.
- Parking requests are best made as soon as your final guest count is determined.
- Parking for larger conferences works best on a Friday or during break/summer session.
- Very large conferences may require parking off campus and shuttling to campus.
Parking Areas for Meetings/Conferences
- Meetings/conferences are typically being assigned to Lot 29, south of the Student Center.
- Other parking areas may be available during the summer and school breaks.
- Smaller groups may be accommodated in lots nearer the center of campus.
- When campus lots are full guests may be directed to park at a pay by plate area or on a city street.
How to Arrange Meeting/Conference Parking
Send your parking request via the Meeting & Event Permit Request form.
General guidelines for parking on or around campus:
- Parking in UW-Stout lots is monitored and regulated 365 days a year. Regulations are posted on lot entrance signs, signs in specific portions of the lots, and on our website: https://uwstout.edu/parking
- Parking on all streets through, and adjacent to, campus is regulated by the City of Menomonie. Drivers should follow regulations set forth by the city.
- Exceptions to parking regulations for UW-Stout events may be granted and will be relayed from UW-Stout Police to event coordinators. These exceptions will be in writing and issued to the event coordinators.
- Buses are only able to utilize UW parking lots for parking on weekends after 4pm on Friday – Sunday afternoon or by written exception from UW-Stout Police.
Drop-off / Pick-up:
The drop-off and pick-up of passengers should be a short-term event and can be done with the following exceptions to parking and regular traffic regulations:
- Stopping along the edges of lots and in drive lanes, even if marked as a “no parking” or “fire lane,” is permitted if done for the purposes of the drop-off or pick-up. NOTE: The driver must always remain with the bus.
- Briefly stopping in the drive lanes of UW parking lots where it does not impede the regular flow of traffic for an extended period is permitted for drop-off and pick-up only.
- Briefly stopping along the curb on city streets for the purposes of dropping-off or picking-up passengers has historically been acceptable, however, drivers should refer to City of Menomonie regulations regarding any street stopping or parking.