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Student Online Vehicle Registration Procedures

Everyone parking on the EKU campus must have a parking permit. Parking permits cost $165(or $105 with an EKU license plate) and are valid for the Academic Year. The fee is charged to your student account. You may register up to five (5) vehicles but are only allowed to have ONE (1) vehicle on campus at a time.  If you have a motorcycle and a vehicle you will need to buy an additional parking permit if you choose to park both vehicles on campus at the same time.

  • 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.

To obtain your parking permit: 

  • Log onto parking portal or through the Vehicle Registration link in the Main Menu of EKU Direct.
  • From the NuPark homepage, click “EKU email” and login with your EKU student email and password.
  • Click the “Buy Virtual Permit” tab.
  • Follow the registration steps 1-6 to enter your vehicle and license plate information for your registration.
  • Enter your full license plate information with no dashes or spaces, including any vertically listed letters or numbers on a specialty plate. This information should be exactly as it appears on your plate.

For EKU and veteran plate discounts, please upload required documentation. Your balance due will bill automatically to your student account. Your license plate is now the only EKU parking permit you will need! Please observe all parking zones and regulations.


EKU Plate

Enter: 3540CV

We also have a parking map available online that includes Big E Transport schedules and routes.

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

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

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