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No Quarters? No Worries with Self-Service Pay Stations!

OU Parking Services now offers self-service pay stations for short-term parking options in lots, garages and on-street spaces throughout campus. Pay stations are perfect for visitors, vendors and even students, faculty and staff who need to park on campus for only a short time.   

Rates are $1.50 per hour, and most pay station areas have a two-hour time limit. The pay stations accept coins, credit cards and pay-by-phone via mobile app.

Pay stations are located in the Asp Avenue Parking Facility, Elm Avenue Parking Facility, Boyd Street visitor lot, Walker Tower, Sarkeys Fitness Center, Headington Hall, Headington/Dunham College, Couch Restaurants, Murray Case Sells Swim Complex and on Asp Avenue in front of the Oklahoma Memorial Union.

How to Use a Pay Station

Pay station users may park in designated parking areas that have signs indicating to use a pay station to park.

1. Once parked, go to the nearest pay station and enter your license plate number.  

2. Pay using coin or credit card – if using coin, put in the change that equals desired amount of time on campus; if using credit card, enter the card and remove and then use +/- buttons to select time.

3. That’s it. You’re done. And since you have entered your license plate you do not need to print a receipt or put a receipt on your dash.

How to Use Flowbird Mobile App (Pay-by-Phone)

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OU Parking Services now features the Flowbird mobile payment app to pay at pay stations. Download for either iPhone or Android and register for an account using a credit card and your license plate number.  

Again, pay station users may park in designated parking areas that have signs indicating to use a pay station to park.

1. Once parked, open the app and choose the vehicle you’re driving. 

2. Choose the zone (specific area) in which you wish to park – this is on a map, so be sure to select the correct lot, garage or area.

3. Select the amount of time you wish to park. Flowbird will send a message 15 minutes prior to the expiration of your paid parking. You may select to add more time or return to your vehicle on time.

OU adds free electric vehicle charging for parking permit-holders


The University of Oklahoma now has charging for electric vehicle (EV) drivers to plug in and power up. As part of our commitment to supporting sustainable programs, we’re proud to partner with ChargePoint, the world’s largest online network of independently owned and operated EV charging stations.

How to charge:

• Locations: Jenkins Avenue Parking Facility, 1332 Jenkins Ave., first floor near southwest corner; Three Partners Place, 201 David L. Boren Blvd., north parking lot, southeast wall.

• Parking: Charging station parking is reserved for electric vehicles only in four-hour increments.

• Charging: There is no cost to OU faculty, staff and students with a valid OU Norman campus parking permit. This charging station is only for OU faculty, staff, students and others affiliated with OU who carry a valid parking permit.

Start charging:

• If you already are a ChargePoint member, you should go online to submit the university’s code, OKLAHOMAEV, or apply for membership at or on the mobile app for iPhone or Android. Your ChargePoint card should arrive in five to seven business days. 

• When the university is open for business, activation of card use at the OU station should take 24 hours or less.

• Once you have approval, hold your ChargePoint card over the station’s reader symbol.

• After the station authorizes you, remove the charging station’s connector by pressing down on the button at the top of the handle while pulling the connector from the holster.

• Plug the connector into your electric vehicle. The station will display a message indicating the vehicle is charging.

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For more enviromentally friendly options, including LEFE parking, please check out the Green Initiatives page.