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Facilities/Instrumentation - Parking Passes for Visitors

This document provides information on how to provide parking passes for Russell Labs visiting speakers and guests.

The departments provide parking passes for visiting speakers and guests in Lot 36 (the ramp next to the building).


  • Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Forest & Wildlife faculty, students, and staff; Hub staff


Russell Labs offers two options for visitor parking - ordering a value permit in advance, and obtaining a validation ticket.

Value Permit vs. Validation Ticket

Option Provider Lead Time Cost Is Spot
Value Permit Transportation
2 weeks All day-$15
Russell Labs
Before visitor
Free (to the host) No

Ordering a Value Permit in Advance

Make sure to allow two weeks for processing.

Complete the value permit order form or call Special Events at (608) 262-8683.

They will mail you the permit(s).

Obtaining a Validation Ticket

The validation ticket lets the holder exit the ramp without paying.

The tickets can be used in the ramp next to Russell Labs (Lot 36), and four other lots* if Lot 36 is full.

* See the Alternate Lots section below.

Before the visitor arrives, the host should:

  • See the receptionist in room 237 to get a validation ticket.
  • Let the receptionist know if you want the validation ticket placed in the PI's mailbox.


How to Check if Lot 36 is Full Before You Park

To find the current number of available spaces in the ramp, click here (opens in a new window).

Alternate Lots

If Lot 36 is full (signs will say “no visitor parking”) you can try these nearby lots:

Alternate Lots and Relative Locations
Lot # Lot Name Location Relative to Russell Labs
27 Nancy Nichols Hall Garage East
67 Linden Drive Ramp West
20 University Avenue Ramp Southeast
17 Engineering Hall Ramp South and slightly east

How to Use a Validation Ticket

When entering the ramp:

  • Take the entry ticket.
  • The gate will rise.
  • Keep the entry ticket.

When exiting the ramp:

  • Scan the entry ticket.
  • Scan the validation ticket.
  • The gate will rise.



Keywordsrussell labs hub graduate student faculty guide parking visitor passes transportation ramp validation   Doc ID45450
OwnerAlyson A.GroupRussell Labs Hub
Created2014-12-05 08:44:11Updated2023-11-06 16:19:50
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