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Student Online Vehicle Registration Procedures


Everyone parking on the EKU campus must have a parking permit. Parking permits cost $140 and are valid for the Academic Year.  The fee is charged to your student account and may be paid at Student Accounting Services, Room 210 in the Whitlock Building.

  • Commuting students receive a Brown Zone C permit and must park in the Zone C lots.
  • Residence Hall students receive a Blue Zone R permit and must park in the Zone R lots.
  • Freshman Residence Hall students receive a Green Zone Z permit and must park in the Zone Z lots, Park and Ride. 
  • The residential permit students will receive is dependent upon the date of registration. 

Frequently asked questions regarding student parking are listed and answered here.

To obtain your parking permit:

  1. Log onto EKU Direct
  2. On the main menu, click on the “Vehicle Registration” option.
  3. Select the correct permit type from the drop-down menu and click "Continue".
  4. Select your primary vehicle from the “Registered Vehicles” list and click “Purchase Permit”. 
  5. If your vehicle is not listed, scroll down to “Add a Vehicle”.  Enter your vehicle information and click on “Add Vehicle”.  The next screen will now have the “Select a Vehicle”.  Click on your vehicle and click on “Purchase Permit”.  Click “OK”.   Please verify that all vehicle information is correct.
  6. The confirmation page will verify that you have purchased a permit. However, this confirmation page is NOT a parking permit and should not be displayed in your vehicle.

Commuter Permits must be picked up in the Parking Office.  If you are living in a Residence Hall and register your vehicle by August 8, 2018, your permit will be at your Residence Hall on Move-In Day.  If you do not register by August 8, 2018, you will need to pick up your permit in the Parking Office. 

You will receive the Campus Parking Map & Vehicle Parking Regulations when you receive your permit. We also have an interactive parking map available online that includes Big E Transport schedules and routes.

Have questions or concerns not answered in our FAQ? Contact the Parking Office:  859-622-PARK (7275).

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