Wisconsin Lutheran College is a residential campus in a suburban setting. Parking on campus is limited; permits are required in most lots. When parking on area streets, please follow the posted parking regulations.
WLC visitor parking is located on the Front Circle (8800 W. Bluemound Rd.) and in the Recreation Complex surface lot (8725 W. Wisconsin Ave.). Visitors should either park in their designated reserved parking spot on the Front Circle or obtain a visitor parking permit from the front-desk receptionist in the Greenfield Administration Building, from the Public Safety Office (lower level of the Recreation Complex), or by calling Public Safety at 414.443.8500.
Visitors may also use street parking; please follow the posted parking regulations.
During regular business hours, please see the front-desk receptionist in the Greenfield Administration Building if you need specific directions on campus or check the campus map.
For some special events on campus, the Parking Center (8701 W. Wisconsin Ave.) may be open for visitor parking.
Campus visitors who park legally but receive a parking citation from WLC should immediately present the citation to the faculty/staff member or WLC student they were visiting. The faculty/staff member or student will forward the citation with an explanation to Public Safety.
Wisconsin Lutheran College students, faculty, and staff are asked to support and help enforce the following parking policy to ensure that all vehicles are being used and parked properly. WLC's parking policies are administered by Trinity Home Group and WLC Public Safety; their offices are located in the lower level of the Recreation Complex. Wisconsin Lutheran College reserves the right to ticket, boot, and tow violators in an attempt to enforce these policies.
Students shall be aware of and adhere to the entire Wisconsin Lutheran College student parking policy and parking permit policy. The Wisconsin Lutheran campus is a residential campus and as such the number of student parking permits issued must be regulated.
The new 2022-2023 online parking permit application for returning undergraduate students will be shared once the housing lottery has been completed. To apply online, you will need to complete the application and upload a PDF or JPG file of your vehicle registration as well as other documentation; see the Resident Student Qualification Categories listed below.
Students in the Adult and Graduate Studies program may apply for parking here.
Resident parking permits will be distributed based on the following criteria. They are ranked in order of importance from one (1) to five (5). When applying for a parking permit online, be prepared to upload a PDF or JPG file of supporting documentation for the category below that applies to you.
* Please note that most freshmen WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE for parking, with the exception of extenuating circumstances. *
COMMUTER STUDENT PARKING: Parking is available for all commuters from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis in the Parking Center on Wisconsin Avenue. No overnight parking is permitted in the Parking Center. The cost to register for an annual commuter parking permit is $5.00.
RESIDENT STUDENT PARKING: The parking areas available to resident students and permit costs for 2022-2023 are listed below. Note that permit costs are tentative until the final 2022-2023 budget has been approved.
Stimac Hall: Underground Garage
Fischer Hall: Underground Garage
Aspire Hall: Indoor Garage
Aspire Hall: Surface Lot
540 Apartments: Surface Lot
541 Apartments: Surface Lot
630 Apartments: Surface Lot
9128/9112 Round Apartments: Surface Lot
Outdoor Athletic Complex: Surface Lot (not on main campus)
TEMPORARY PARKING PERMITS for students may be obtained from the Public Safety Office 24/7 and are subject to the following rules and regulations:
PARKING DURING BREAKS: Contact the Trinity Home Group Office Manager to inquire about the availability of vehicle storage during Summer and Winter Breaks.
MILWAUKEE PARKING PERMITS: The City of Milwaukee offers annual and temporary overnight parking permits. Learn more.
The following permit or parking violations will result in a parking citation being issued.
The registered permit holder shall be held responsible for all citations written on the vehicle whether or not the permit holder parked the vehicle. All parking fines shall be paid to the Business Office within seven school days (cash or check only). After seven days the fine will increase to $30 and the right to appeal will be forfeited. If a citation is not paid within seven school days, the citation will be automatically added to the student's bill.
An appeal of a citation must be filed with Public Safety within seven days from the date the citation was issued, or the right to appeal will be forfeited and the amount of the fine will increase and be billed. A parking violation appeal form may be picked up at the Public Safety Office or the Office of Student Life. This form should be filled out and returned to the Public Safety Office. The decision on the Appeals Committee is final and there are no further appeal options.
City ticketing/towing can occur due to:
The City of Milwaukee and the City of Wauwatosa have a variety of parking regulations; please see their websites for up-to-date regulations.
Milwaukee: To obtain the posted parking regulations for a specific street go to Street Parking Regulations. This site only includes parking regulations that are posted. Note: Most residential streets have alternate side night parking throughout the year with a valid night parking permit or night parking permission. These streets are not posted. However, there are a number of streets that are exceptions to the night parking rule. Please go to Winter Parking for more information on these exceptions or go to Winter Parking Regulations page for a list of streets. These streets are not posted.
Wauwatosa: There is no overnight parking on any street between 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., including holidays and weekends. Overnight Parking Permission is limited to guests, stalled vehicles, and vehicles affected by a construction project that makes off-street parking impossible. In a Snow Emergency, no overnight parking permission will be granted, and all existing overnight parking permissions shall also be null and void.