Parking at the UW-Madison Campus and around Madison Wisconsin

The Pyle Center rents daily campus parking spots to individuals as well as groups for their events.

To order a pre-paid and reserved campus parking through the Pyle Center, select the appropriate link below.

-Public Users/Visitors to Campus (single permits) ORDER HERE

(Program coordinators and event planners may wish to share this link with event participants so they may request parking permits on their own.)

-Departments/Event Planners/Program Coordinators ORDER HERE

*Contact your event planner to discuss the service of bagging meters on the streets next the Pyle Center for your VIP guests.


Area Hotels:  provide parking for overnight guests, and many are within walking distance and/or offer shuttle services. We recommend you check with your hotel for more information before you request a reserved parking permit for The Pyle Center or The Lowell Center.

Car Rental:  Generally, it isn't necessary to rent a car if you arrive via Dane County Regional Airport and plan to stay downtown during your visit.  The airport is located only about six miles from the downtown Madison and UW campus area, and ample taxi and limousine service is available.

City of Madison Parking Ramps:  Several parking garages, surface lots, and on-street parking spaces are located within a short walk of the Pyle Center and Lowell Center. City lots operate on a first-come, first-served basis, but some have limited visitor permits. A typical charge for parking in a City of Madison ramp for the day is about $13.00 cash or charge. Public parking ramps and metered street parking spaces are available without advance reservations, but are often filled to capacity by 10:00 a.m.

Parking for People with Disabilites:  Drivers with State of Wisconsin disabled permits or DIS and VET plates may park in the City of Madison owned and operated parking stalls on Langdon Street and Lake Street.  The State Street Capital garage, parking is also available next to the elevator on every level.  Customers with special needs are encouraged to contact their meeting coordinator to make appropriate arrangements.

Links to more information about city parking ramps and public parking on campus:



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