Parking and Transportation

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking spaces are clearly marked and available throughout campus, both on street parking near campus buildings and in campus lots. Accessible parking spaces are reserved for vehicles with the appropriate state permit. For more information related to accessible parking please visit the Accessibility and Accommodations page.

Campus Parking Lots

For your convenience during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, all faculty, staff, and student parking lots will be available for parking without a special permit. You are also invited to use street parking on campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods. Follow posted parking restrictions for street parking, which is controlled by the City of Kalamazoo. Kalamazoo College is not responsible for parking violations.

Vehicles must be parked within marked spaces of appropriate lots. There shall be no driving or parking on sidewalks or lawns, or next to a building entrance. The Kalamazoo College Security staff has the authority to ticket and tow vehicles that are in violation of College regulations. Overnight parking is not allowed.

Available Campus Parking Lots

The following campus parking lots are available for your use during Homecoming Weekend. Please note that Academy Street is closed at the east end of campus near Stadium Drive.

  1. Upper Fine Arts Lot: Access from 139 Thompson Street
  2. Admission Lot: Access from 116 Thompson Street
  3. Lower Fine Arts Lot: Access from 181 Acker Lane (a one-way, northbound street)
  4. Acker Lane Lot: Street parking along Acker Lane (a one-way, northbound street)
  5. Severn Lot: Access from 113 Acker Lane (a one-way, northbound street) or 123 Catherine Street
  6. Trowbridge Lot: Access from 1322 Academy Street
  7. Hicks Center Lot: Access from Campus Drive at 1135 Academy Street or 1231 W. Lovell Street 
  8. DeWaters Lot: Access from 1231 W. Lovell Street or Campus Drive
  9. Facilities Management Lot: Access from 954 Academy Street or 1006 W. Lovell Street
  10. Fitness and Wellness Center Lot: Access from 896 Academy Street
  11. Athletic Field Complex Lot: Access from 1600 West Michigan Avenue

Road/Walkway Closures

Academy Street is closed at the east end of campus near Stadium Drive.

Parking Map

main campus parking map.
Main Campus Parking Map
Map showing parking area at 1600 West Michigan Ave
Parking at Athletic Complex off West Michigan Ave

Directions & Printable Map

For directions to campus parking lots, please reference the Available Campus Parking Lots. You can also download our printable commencement parking map.

Additional Information

Campus Map

Are you in need of a map for the entire campus? Visit the Kalamazoo College Campus Map page to take a virtual tour and view or print the campus map.

Please note that the parking restrictions outlined on the Campus Map will not be as restricted during Homecoming weekend.

Park and Ride

Park on main campus and ride the K bus to and from the Kalamazoo College Field House (1600 West Michigan Avenue). The bus will be acting as a shuttle from main campus (in front of Red Square on Academy) to the Field House on Saturday, October 19. Please note the shuttle is not wheelchair accessible.

Kalamazoo College Athletic Field Complex

Free parking will be available in Kalamazoo College’s parking lot on the north side of West Michigan Avenue just west of Burrows Road and adjacent to the Field House and Athletic Field Complex. In order to maximize parking availability for all fans please use parking spaces for vehicles only, keeping tents and other tailgating equipment in your parking space only. Street parking will also be available in the surrounding area.

Large groups requesting designated parking areas should contact Head Baseball Coach, Mike Ott, at

Western Michigan University

The parking lot in front of Western Michigan University’s Field House (across from Kalamazoo College’s Field House) may be available along with WMU’s parking ramp just to the west of Kalamazoo College’s Athletic Field Complex and parking lot. WMU may charge for parking at their discretion.