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Parking & Transportation


KU has a closed campus, with traffic generally restricted from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking lots are color-coded, with Red, Blue and Gold lots available to faculty and staff based on years of service and age. License plate recognition is used to enforce parking regulations, so be sure to register all vehicles when you purchase your permit. Free bus service is available on campus, including from the large Park & Ride lot where parking spots are typically always available.


The University and the City of Lawrence work together to provide coordinated public transportation through KU on Wheels and Lawrence Transit. KU faculty, staff and students can ride campus and city buses for free on campus, and by showing their KU Card when boarding off campus. Students, faculty and staff traveling to and from the Edwards Campus can ride the K-10 Connector (nicknamed “The Jo”), which is operated by Johnson County Transit and runs Monday – Friday between the KU Lawrence Campus and KU Edwards Campus and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park. | |