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Parking Services

There are some restrictions that will be in place during the commencement ceremonies:

Welcome to Parking Services at C.W.U.



Parking Services is a division of Central Washington University Police & Parking Services Department.

Office Hours 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Parking Office is located in the O-5 parking lot on the corner of 14th and D Street. Please refer to our campus map for more information. For further directions to CWU, please click HERE.  

CWU Graduation Parking 2015

There are some restrictions that will be in place during the commencement ceremonies:

X-12 & W-12 are reserved areas for persons with disabilities.
      The police officers will determine whether the cars can park in the lot or just drop the person off and park elsewhere.
Graduates and Dignitaries parking in H-15 / I-15 / I-19.
Motor homes are not allowed to park overnight in any of the lots (WAC106-116-213).
     If they are just here for the day of graduation, they may park on the north side of lot  V-7 and the Wahle Complex.
     For oversized motor homes, parking on 18th St. is a little easier.
Attendees are allowed to park in any of the other lots on campus without a permit. We recommend Lots S-10, P-8, as well as O-5 and Q-14 as is it usually fairly empty on weekends.
Parking is also available on surrounding city streets, please be aware that some city streets are Residential Parking Zones (RPZ) and require special permits.
Public Safety and Police Services will have directional signage in place and officers directing traffic for both sessions of graduation.
For overnight accommodation information inform them to contact the Ellensburg Chamber of Commerce, 925-3138.


Pre-ordered your Summer Student Permits will open June 8th, if you are paying cash, check or credit for them. Pre orders will be available for pick up on June 8th after noon. You are required to show School ID.

Student Charged Permits will open up on June 8th and run until the 24th of June. They will be available for pick up on June 8th after  Noon For pick up. You are required to show School ID.

Faculty, Student and Staff that still need to purchase a permit may do so by go to the Parking or Cashiers office.

For Permit information click here!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Vehicle Registration Forms are available for download from the Permit Application section of our website


There has been a recent increase in stolen and lost CWU Parking Permits. Permits are NON-TRANSFERABLE. The permit cannot be sold or purchased by another individual and must only be purchased from the CWU Parking Office or the Cashier's Office.

IT IS ILLEGAL TO PURCHASE A CWU PARKING PERMIT FROM SOMEONE ELSE, as it may be stolen or reported lost. This will result in a $250 fine, confiscation of the parking permit, and possible criminal charges/arrest - even if you are unaware of it being stolen or lost.

If you know someone who is trying to sell a permit or see a permit listed for sale on the internet, please report this to our office immediately.