Students are permitted to park in the Commonwealth Football Stadium “K” areas and either walk or ride the shuttle buses to the MedicalCenter – less than 1 mile.  First (M1) and Second (M2) year students are only eligible for a “K” Lot parking pass. Third (M3) and Fourth (M4) year students may purchase an “ETA” (Employee/TA) permit which allows parking closer to the Medical Center. M3 and M4 students who wish to purchase an “E” parking permit will be notified about the process at least a week before orientation. Information regarding parking permits and bus schedules is noted on the website:, or may be obtained in the UK Parking and Transportation Services office (UK PTS), 721 Press Avenue, 257-5757.   

Campus Area Transit System (C.A.T.S) buses run Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. from “K” lot to the MedicalCenter and 7 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. to the main campus when main campus classes are in session.  Buses run every ten minutes during peak times. C.A.T.S. buses run on a reduced schedule when main campus classes are not in session.  A special night pickup on the CATS Bus is available Monday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 1:45 a.m. by calling 221-7433.  

Bicycle Regulations

Bicycle parking is available throughout campus and is designated by the presence of blocks, racks, or other devices provided for securing bicycles.  Bicycles should be registered with UK PTS (free of charge) and must be parked within the designated areas and properly secured.  While on University property, pedestrians have the right-of-way.  Bicyclists are to operate only in designated bike lanes or bike paths.  Bicycles are not to be ridden or parked inside University buildings, inside parking structures, or on pedestrian walkways or sidewalks.  Students riding bicycles to campus should visit to obtain a copy of the regulations which outline campus bike lanes and paths and parking areas, as well as information on violations and sanctions.