University of Wisconsin–Madison

Contact and Parking Information

Contact Information

3260 Grainger Hall
975 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

Phone: (608) 263-2221

Map of location

Parking Information

Pay-as-you-go parking is available (very limited in the morning after 8:00 am) in Grainger Hall (Lot 7) and a few nearby lots on a first-come, first-served basis. Please pull a ticket as you arrive, and visit the cashier station or pay-on-foot station to pay for your parking prior to exiting the lot. Lot 7 is below Grainger Hall with the entrance on Brooks St. between University Avenue and Johnson street. Other parking lots within walking distance to Grainger Hall are the Lake Street ramp, Francis St. ramp and the Lucky Building located on Lake Street.


Parking is available through Transportation Services if ordered 2 weeks prior to your class in Lot 7. Please follow the directions below to order a parking permit.

STEP 1:  Go to and choose “Login locally”

STEP 2: Enter the below Username and Password in the appropriate fields

                Username:  graingerparkingguest

                Password:    Graingerparking2266   (Capital “G” in Grainger, all other letters are lowercase)

STEP 3: Click on “Facilities Services (FES)

STEP 4: Click on “Parking Request”, the last option next to the yellow car graphic

STEP 5: Enter information in fields.

  • Under Organization Type, select “Department” and enter “SBDC Guest” as the Department/RSO Name.
  • Type email address (for PIN number to be sent) in Description field at the bottom of the request form.

STEP 6: Click “Create” button at the bottom of the page. You will receive your confirmation and PIN number in an email within 2 business days.

For questions regarding Parking in Grainger Hall, Lot 7, CLICK HERE to visit our website.


Visitor Parking Rates

  • $1 per half hour for the first three hours
  • $1 per hour thereafter
  • $15 maximum per day

Transportation Services Special Events occasionally manages Lot 7 during athletic games and other campus events. Please refer to their Events Calendar and check to see if Lot 7 is listed as an impacted lot. If so, Special Events will accept cash payments on the day of the event (permits range from $5-$15).