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Parking Services

Guest Registration

 Parking permits are required year-round, Monday - Friday, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


CWU Department Representatives are asked to acknowledge the following
conditions prior to requesting a guest permit:

  • Guests will not be given complimentary parking without proper registration.
  • Guests must qualify for complimentary parking and be on official University business.
  • Central Washington University faculty, staff, and students, with the exception of University Center employees, are not eligible to receive a guest parking permit.
  • Guests that are being paid by CWU, their employer, or are receiving any other form of compensation, including class credit or honorarium, are not eligible for complimentary parking.
  • Once guests are successfully registered, permits can be picked up on the day of arrival at Guest Parking Services, located in the CWU Conference Program office at 604 E. University Way, next to WSECU bank in Munson Hall. Look for the red awning above our entrance.

Guests that typically receive complementary parking include:

  • Legislators
  • Prospective students
  • Staff/faculty interviewees
  • Court reporters
  • State auditors
  • News/media
  • Agents conducting background checks
  • Guests who have received an invitation from the President's Office

Please Note:  Other visitors to the University, including: vendors, parents, friends, tourists, conference/workshop attendees, students attending special sessions, contractors, and others are welcome to purchase a daily permit as needed at one of the permit dispensers available in several locations on campus.  Short-term, temporary parking passes may also be purchased at the Parking Office, in the O-5 parking lot on 1211 N Wildcat Way.


Please call the Parking Office if you have any questions or concerns at (509) 963-2667.



To request a guest permit, please click on the link below.

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CWU Guest Permit Registration Website


Individual Guest Permit Request by Email

Individual Permit Request PDF Form

Group Permit Request by Email

Group Permit Request PDF Form


Once guests are successfully registered, permits can be picked up with ID on the day of arrival at Guest Parking Services.

Guest Parking Services is open Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm, and is located in the lobby of the CWU Conference Center in Munson Hall. There are 15 minute parking spaces available to use while picking up your permit in the C-9 parking lot. If you or your guests receiving passes plan on arriving before 8am please make arrangements with Guest Parking Staff to pick up your passes the day before your guest's arrival.

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Guest Parking Services
CWU Conference Center
604 E University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926

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