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Visitor and Temporary Parking

Parking on the Winston-Salem State University campus is strictly controlled. Visitors must utilize available metered parking spaces located throughout campus or obtain a visitor pass from Parking & Transportation. Visitors must park in designated visitor parking spaces. Passes can be obtained from the Campus Parking & Transportation office in the Anderson Center Modular Unit next to the Anderson Center and tennis courts.

Guest Parking Pass

Temporary guest passes are available for individuals that are invited to campus by Faculty/Staff for the sole purpose of conducting official university business. Departments may request passes for guest speakers, lecturers and those attending meetings, seminars, workshops or conferences by sending an email to indicating: visitor's name, date and the location of visit. All department heads should be cc'd on the request. Arrangements for such passes should be made with the Department of Parking & Transportation at 336-750-2905.

Departments may also request groups of parking spaces for guests attending conferences, meetings and seminars. Parking assignments for such groups will be determined by the Department of Parking & Transportation. Visitors who are coming to campus as a part of an organized group or event, and who have received parking permits in advance from a WSSU organization or department, should follow the instructions provided with their parking passes.

All visitors must come to the Department of Parking & Transportation in the Anderson Center Modular Unit before parking to obtain a parking pass or pay meter in the specified lots.

Lot CC and Lot O are designated for visitors of resident students without a parking permit or pass from 5:00 pm - 7:00 am. Vehicles will be issued a parking citation and towed after designated hours.


Passport Parking

Short-term, no re-entry, convenient smart parking for all employees, students, and visitors to the University. Parkers are able to conduct their parking transactions by using their mobile phone to pay for parking, saving time and money. They may initiate parking sessions from the comfort of their vehicle—without ever needing to deal with cash or coins.


There are a few simple ways to register for mobile payment!

At home or in your office, you can register online at – here you can set up your account and view all parking session history and download receipts.

More importantly however, you can register on-site in less than a couple of minutes to get you parked and on your way to your destination:

Both of these processes will require you to create a 4 digit PIN for security purposes, and you will enter your credit card one time and one time only to be saved securely on file.

Using the mobile application, you can even log in with one-touch using Facebook! This is even faster and will allow you to view merchants around you that may be providing parking discounts through PassportParking.


Once you've completed the free registration and account setup, you are ready to get parked! All you will need to do is:

  1. Enter the Zone on the signage:
    1. Zone 85 Lot LSE
    2. Zone 86 Lot R (Reaves Center)
    3. Zone 87 Lot Z (Anderson Center to left of modular units)
    4. Zone 92 FL. Atkins (Cormatie St. dead end)
    5. Zone 897 O'Kelly Library area
  2. Enter your Space Number
  3. Enter the amount of time for which you'd like to park

After that, you are all set to get on your way. Don't forget that with both the mobile application and the voice system, you are able to extend parking remotely—without returning to your vehicle!

Read Passport Parking for more information.

Metered Spaces

Metered parking for short term visitors are located at various locations across campus. Metered space regulations are enforced 24 hours Monday-Friday. After 5:00 pm individuals with a current decal may park in metered spaces without paying. Metered parking can be found in the following areas on campus:

  • Lot T - on the front side of Diggs Gallery at Old Stadium Drive. (Passport Parking)
  • Lot Z - along the row of H/C spaces at the Anderson Center. (Metered and Passport Parking)
  • Traffic Circle - located at the main campus entrance next to R.J. Reynolds building.
  • Lot G - located near Campus Police building

Metered parking is $0.25 per 15 minutes up to one hourthese parking spaces are for handicapped and visitor parking only.

Temporary Passes

Faculty/Staff temporary passes are available for up to 30 days without a registered vehicle and can be purchased for a fee of $30.00 per month. Temporary passes can be issued to temporary employees, and adjunct faculty. Fees paid for the temporary passes do not apply to the cost of purchasing a permanent permit. All temporary pass holders must park at the Bowman Gray Stadium shuttle lot.

Student day passes are available at the cost of $5 per day or $20 per week for students and may be purchased at the Parking & Transportation Department located in the Anderson Center Modular Unit. Individuals who purchase either the $5 day pass or $20 weekly pass must park in the Shuttle Lot located at Bowman Gray Stadium.

All vendors must report the office of the Parking & Transportation Department to obtain a parking pass before parking.

Refer to the campus map for appropriate parking locations. Our maps may be obtained at campus entrances or from the office of the Parking & Transportation Department located in the Anderson Center Modular Unit near the Anderson Center and tennis courts. The Department of Parking & Transportation personnel are available to answer any questions concerning parking issues at 336-750-2905 or