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Parking and Transportation

 Welcome to Eastern Washington University!

The Parking and Transportation office would like to welcome you to EWU's Campus. Our job is to facilitate parking for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. We do this through the use of permit parking, meter parking, and special events parking.

All lots are pay to park except Lot 12 (above Roos Field) which is free. Each lot requires an individually purchased parking permit valid for the current quarter or academic year in session. One permit may be purchased per person. Each lot has an individual fee schedule. The prices and availability for each lot are posted in the Permit Section of this website.

News and Updated Information

  • Please Note: The City of Cheney strictly enforces No Overnight Parking and No Parking Areas on the city streets surrounding EWU campus. Please take special notice of all posted signs. These violations are subject to City of Cheney parking citations and potential towing. If you have a Residential Hall parking permit, please park in RH13, RH16 or the RH overflow in P-12. If you have any questions regarding on campus parking, please feel free to call us at 509-359-7275.
  • We are pleased to announce the EWU Pre-Tax Parking Program, available to employees for the 2016/2017 academic year. This program gives EWU employees the option to payroll deduct their annual parking permit fees on a pre-tax basis. When you elect to payroll deduct on a pre-tax basis, it reduces your taxable income. This allows you to realize savings in Federal Income Taxes, Social Security, and Medicare. This optional program is available to Faculty, Classified and Administrative/Exempt personnel that are employed at .50 FTE or greater.

For your convenience we are providing the permit rates for the next two years.

Permit Type



Core  lots




Common lots




Fringe lots

(18, Disability)



Residential lots




S Permit



-Permits are sold on a first come, first served basis. One permit per customer. Any and all outstanding fines must be satisfied to purchase a permit.

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Guest Parking Options

If you are a guest and need day parking, you have the following options:

  • Lot 12 above the football stadium is always free parking. There is no overnight parking allowed in lot 12.
  • We have metered parking priced at .75 per hour in most campus locations.
  • You can also purchase a day permit, available for $5.00 per day, based on lot and space availability.

The City of Cheney has metered parking around the campus on the following streets: Washington, Elm, and 5th St. priced at .75 per hour. Violations at these meters are from the City of Cheney and their rates apply. (See City of Cheney website)

WSU Spokane Parking (Spokane, WA)

While visiting campus, please utilize one of our metered parking spaces or contact Parking Services, (509)368-6999,, in the South Campus Facility Building, west end behind the Bookie, daily visitor parking is sold by lot color, please contact their office for pricing. The facilities are maintained and provided by Washington State University.

Click here for WSU Spokane Website

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