Parking permits are not sold by lot; they are sold by zone. Undergraduates occupy the Green perimeter zone, which is comprised of the Althouse, Medway and Huron Flats parking lots. Please learn the locations of all the lots in your zone.
Undergraduate Parking Lots
| ||Althouse West|
| ||Ontario Lot|
| ||Huron Flats|
| ||Springett West Gate|
Although green coded lots are all about the same distance from the campus core, some are perceived to be "closer" and
will fill more quickly, according to predictable cycles:
- Springett West as well as Althouse West fills to capacity by about 10:00 am
- Huron Flats and Medway lots do not fill to capacity
Please do not sit and wait longer than a few minutes for a space to open
up. There is adequate space elsewhere, and it is a much better usage of your valuable time to go directly there. If you have
questions or need directions to available lots, ask at the Welcome Centre.
During the summer months (May-August), undergraduate (green) permit holders have access to all green zone lots as well
as the following grey zone lots; South Valley, Springett, Visual Arts.
Your Choices are:
The most convenient way to obtain your parking permit
is to use our Internet
Application Form. Follow the instructions on the
application. This section is secured and therefore
payment is required in order to guarantee your permit.
- In Person
The parking office will gladly process your
application in person. We are located in Room 4150,
Support Services Building. Be prepared for long line-ups during
Permits requested during the spring/summer months for the academic year (1 September - 30 August) will be processed during
the summer and will be available for you to pickup in Room 4150, Support Services Building after 15 July.
Parking space at the University is limited. All arrangements are made on a first-come, first-served basis and we regret that
not all requests can always be accommodated.
All permits are sold at an Annual (1 September - 30 April) or Term (September - 31 December) (1 January - 30 April) rate, and a waiting list is maintained. All sales are final.
No Guarantee of Space
To achieve greater access for the maximum number of students,
parking permits may be pooled and oversold up to a factor of 33%.
Under normal circumstances, all parkers attending the campus may
be accommodated within the lot areas allocated. However, if a lot
is full, parkers must move their vehicles to another
undergraduate lot where there is space available.
There are always overflow problems in September each year
(usually from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM) (Monday-Thursday). Please
budget your time accordingly.
Possession of a permit does not guarantee a favourite spot in
a favourite lot.
Those students who purchased an Annual permit (1 September - 30 April) have parking privileges extended through the summer at no charge (May-August).
Permits may be moved from car to car, as in a car pool, but all vehicle data must be sent to the parking office.
Persons requesting special parking arrangements on medical grounds will be required to
present their Ministry of Transportation Disabled Parking Permit.
- Parking enforcement is provided as a service to those
parkers who adhere to campus parking standards.
Infraction notices are received by a small number (2-3%)
of the campus parking population, and 200-300 infraction
notices are issued every day. All parking permit
information is maintained on line in the Parking Office,
and most data (account status, previous infractions) is
available to our enforcement/audit team as they go
through the lots with handheld microcomputers. Every
improperly parked vehicle is tagged. Every
parking transaction is numbered and automatically added
to the database. Every parking
transaction is followed up through a computerized billing
process. Every unpaid account results in
student records being sealed, stoppage of
registration/graduation, and a further $40.00 service
charge added to the offending account. This is
all automatic; if you receive a parking ticket,
please do not ignore it.
- "No Parking" zones are clearly posted and
include all loading zones, emergency zones, roadways,
access roadways, parking lot aisles, hashlined areas and
drop off zones. All parking signs say what they mean and
mean what they say. Absolutely.
- If you wish the University to review a transaction or
billing, please complete a request (appeals) form at the
Parking Office; your account will be reviewed by Parking
management and an objective University Committee will
assess your claim.
Please park properly
Parking lots are designed to accommodate a pre-determined
volume of vehicles, and vehicle spaces have been clearly marked
with yellow lines. Access routes must be maintained for emergency
vehicles. Do not park in roadways, aisles, corners, walkways,
hashmarked or other non parking areas. Unauthorized or
improperly parked vehicles will be ticketed and/or towed at the
owners' expense and liability.
Please Do Not Ignore Parking Violations
If you incur a parking ticket, please pay or appeal it within 14 days. Unpaid
violations will result in suspension of parking privileges and
sealing of student records. Suspended parkers who persist in
bringing their vehicles to campus will be identified and towed by
Please Do Not Damage Parking Equipment
Destruction or theft of University property will result in
immediate suspension of parking privileges. Vehicles gaining
access through broken gates, lot barriers, or landscaped areas
will be towed. Vehicles gaining access to any lot on campus by
pulling back or lifting a gate are subject to a minimum $250.00
Although The University of Western Ontario possesses the
second-largest post-secondary facility in Ontario, parking area
is limited and must be shared by upwards of 500,000 people
annually. It is not physically possible to accommodate all
individual expectations and demands involving "personal
Parking at the University is a privilege. Parking regulations
may be annoying, but they exist to optimize the usage of the
available space. Please consider others when you park your car.
- It is very easy to comply with parking regulations. Please do not park improperly! Confirmed penalties are legitimate,
automatic, and cannot be avoided.
- If it is not clear why you have received an infraction notice, or, if you believe the notice was given in error, please clear
the matter with the Parking Office right away; many times, substantial charges can be avoided by following up in a timely
- Western's parking system is simple and direct; parking problems do not occur for the great majority of undergraduate students. Where they do occur, they are usually attributable to lack of knowledge, awareness, and attention on the part of individuals. Parking Office staff genuinely wish to avoid problems and are pleased to assist with any questions/answers or advice.
- In purchasing parking, either through a permit or through payment of a daily rate, each parker agrees to strictly abide by campus parking regulations; the parking staff will hold all parkers to this commitment.
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Western Parking and Visitor Services is proud to be a member of the:
Ontario Campus Parking Assoc.,
Canadian Parking Assoc.,
International Parking Institute
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