Public Safety implements new parking procedure for Truax Campus

The beginning of the semester is time for new opportunities. Those new opportunities include improvements to the parking processes at Madison College.

On Monday, Aug. 26, a new system goes into effect that impacts students, visitors and employees. The changes allow for more parking spaces, a dedicated visitor lot and a streamlined permit process. 

A new parking map with the changes is available on the Madison College website

Truax parking lot updates

  • The student lots are now general parking available for students, visitor overflow and employee overflow.
  • 250 new stalls were added in the old tennis courts off of Wright and Straubel streets. (Note: The City of Madison will begin construction on Straubel Street the first week of the fall semester. Parking lots K1, K2 and the overflow lot will still be accessible during construction.)
  • The visitor lot near the Health & IT building is reserved for visitors only. Staff will no longer have access to this lot.
  • Administrative parking in East Court is now open to all employees. The East Court door will be locked, but all employees will have access to use the door with a OneCard.
  • Spaces are reserved near the Health & IT building for employees who do clinicals.

Parking permit information for all employees

  • Students no longer need a parking permit. Students at all campuses must register their vehicle through the new online permit registration website
  • No new administrative employee permits will be issued. New administrative employees will receive a general employee permit. Current administrators will keep their current permits that will now function as general employee permits.
  • All other employees will keep the same parking permit. No changes to current permits are needed.

Parking enforcement changes for all campuses

  • A dedicated parking enforcement officer will issue citations for improperly parked student and employee vehicles.
  • Students and employees must park in a marked stall and not along curbs or on the grass.
  • Unpaid citations are subject to registration suspension through the Traffic Violation and Registration Program from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

 Contact Public Safety at 608.246.6031.


Published August 14, 2019. Updated August 16, 2019.