If you wish to park on campus, you must purchase a K-State parking permit. Permits can be purchased directly from Parking Services . You are encouraged to order your permit before you arrive on campus, and become familiar with the campus parking rules and regulations .

Residence hall and Smurthwaite students are assigned to the residence hall lots. Please see the campus parking map for lot locations. If you have special parking needs, please contact Parking Services .


If you order your parking permit two business days before you arrive on campus, your parking permit will be ready to pick up at your place of residence when you check in. If your parking permit is not yet available at that time, please contact the Office of Residence Life at 785-532-7659.

When you receive your parking permit, you may park in any unreserved spot in your assigned lot. All residence hall parking lots are reserved 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To avoid a fine, park only in your assigned lot.

Guest parking

Guests who wish to park on campus must obtain a visitor permit. More information is available from Parking Services .

Upgraded parking permits

Residence halls

Lots adjacent to the residence halls contain a limited number of spaces. These parking spaces are reserved for students with a D permit in Derby Community and a GM permit in Kramer Community. These upgraded permit assignments are allocated to residents in accordance with the following criteria:

• number of years you have lived in the residence halls
• academic class standing (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
• age
• the number of credit hours earned (including transfer hours)
• previous leadership involvement in the residence halls

Smurthwaite Leadership/Scholarship House

Spaces in the parking lot at Smurthwaite are allocated per a seniority point system similar to that of the residence halls. Freshmen will most likely be assigned to the residence hall parking lot a short walk away.