Retiree parking

Complimentary parking is available to fully retired UW retirees, their spouses or same-sex domestic partners (one permit per couple) at the UW Seattle campus.

This privilege is not transferable to others, including other relatives. Surviving spouses retain parking privileges, but need to obtain a Husky Card.

Re-employed retirees

Retirees re-employed by the UW pay for parking on a prorated basis if re-employed at 40% or less, and at regular rates if re-employed over 40%, according to HEPPS classification. Please call Transportation Services at 206-221-3701 for more information.

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How to obtain a permit

Retirees may obtain a daily parking permit by presenting their UW Retiree ID card to one of our parking specialists at any campus gatehouse. Retirees are required to stop at a gatehouse and present this card each time they park on campus; the card alone is not a parking permit.

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Transportation Services’ parking specialists will assign you a parking area upon arrival to any campus gatehouse. A gatehouse-issued permit allows parking based on space availability in most areas except the following:

  • Disability/wheelchair spaces or lots, including Lot N22 (HUB), unless disability parking is requested at the gate house
  • Reserved parking spaces or areas as posted
  • Restricted “All Times on All Days” spaces/areas
  • Spaces marked University Vehicles Only (includes Physical Plant vehicles, service vehicles, trucks)
  • Triangle & Surgery Pavilion Garages
  • Lots C14, C17
  • Parking meters or permit issuance machine areas (payment required)

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Disability parking

If you have a non-UW disability permit, please present those along with your UW Retiree ID card at the gatehouse on arrival. Permanently and temporarily disabled retirees may request disability parking near their destination.

South campus parking

Parking in the South Campus Garage (S1) is on a space-available basis.

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Events, football games

Retirees receive complimentary parking on football game days and during other campus events. Please head directly to the Central Plaza Garage (entrance on 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street) and present your UW Retiree ID at the gatehouse. You may be redirected to a different area based on space availability.

S1 is not available to retirees on football game days except by a special disability permit issued in advance. For disability parking at games, call 206-616-8710.

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