Meeting & Conference Parking

If you have been invited to visit the campus or take part in a function organized by the campus you need authorization to park.
In this Section

Guest = a person who is invited to visit the campus or take part in a function organized by the campus. This does NOT include faculty/staff who are in paid status or students who are signed up for classes and paying tuition.

Authorization = a virtual parking permit provided by Police & Parking Services that grants permission to park in a specified location at a specific time.

Help make your guest's parking convenient and trouble-free. Provide them with:

  • Parking authorization
  • Good directions
  • Information about campus parking

Your Guests Need Your Help With...

  • First, contact Police & Parking Services to reserve a parking area (please allow a two-day processing time or the request may not be filled).
  • Provide each guest with parking instructions before their arrival on campus.
  • Helpful information such as parking regulations and authorization requirements.
  • Identify parking area(s) assigned by Police & Parking Services.
  • Clear directions to parking areas (campus map).

Parking Capacity for Meetings/Conferences

  • Guest parking is limited and provided on a first availability basis. Lots do fill up on busy days.
  • Parking requests are best made as soon as your final guest count is determined.
  • Parking for larger conferences works best on a Friday or during break/summer session.
  • Very large conferences may require parking off campus and shuttling to campus.

Parking Areas for Meetings/Conferences

  • Meetings/conferences are typically being assigned to Lot 29, south of the Student Center.
  • Other parking areas may be available during the summer and school breaks.
  • Smaller groups may be accommodated in lots nearer the center of campus.
  • When campus lots are full guests may be directed to park at a pay by plate area or on a city street.

How to Arrange Meeting/Conference Parking

Send your parking request via the Meeting & Event Permit Request form.

Please note: Last minute requests for parking accommodations (3 days or less notice) may not be granted.

Bus Parking

General guidelines for parking on or around campus:

  • Parking in UW-Stout lots is monitored and regulated 365 days a year. Regulations are posted on lot entrance signs, signs in specific portions of the lots, and on our website:
  • Parking on all streets through, and adjacent to, campus is regulated by the City of Menomonie. Drivers should follow regulations set forth by the city.
  • Exceptions to parking regulations for UW-Stout events may be granted and will be relayed from UW-Stout Police to event coordinators. These exceptions will be in writing and issued to the event coordinators.
  • Buses are only able to utilize UW parking lots for parking on weekends after 4pm on Friday – Sunday afternoon or by written exception from UW-Stout Police.

Drop-off / Pick-up:

The drop-off and pick-up of passengers should be a short-term event and can be done with the following exceptions to parking and regular traffic regulations:

  • Stopping along the edges of lots and in drive lanes, even if marked as a “no parking” or “fire lane,” is permitted if done for the purposes of the drop-off or pick-up. NOTE: The driver must always remain with the bus.
  • Briefly stopping in the drive lanes of UW parking lots where it does not impede the regular flow of traffic for an extended period is permitted for drop-off and pick-up only.
  • Briefly stopping along the curb on city streets for the purposes of dropping-off or picking-up passengers has historically been acceptable, however, drivers should refer to City of Menomonie regulations regarding any street stopping or parking.