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For Music Prep programs, you have the option to:

  • Purchase a parking permit to park in designated areas (recommended). You may either purchase a parking permit by visiting the Parking Services during their office hours.  
  • Purchase a parking permit online through Music Prep and it will be mailed to you. Please allow 1 week turn around time for online purchases. Purchase parking permits online HERE! Just add it to your cart when you register for your lessons, class, etc.
  • Utilize NKU visitor parking options ($8 day pass or garage parking at an hourly rate). Drop off your student and not park. (Not an option for Early Childhood classes.)

Parking Permits

Music Prep students are eligible to purchase a Music Prep Parking permit through NKU parking services. Prep permits are valid in Student/Open lots and Faculty/Staff lots after 6 p.m. and on the weekends. Parking permits may be purchased directly through NKU Parking Services only in person. You may also purchase them online through NKU Music Prep when you register for your lessons, class, etc. See above.

Music Prep Parking Permits allow you to park in any of the following (see map):

  • Student Lots
  • Permit Lots
  • All Parking Garages (use the bar code on the back of your permit when you enter/exit garage)

Permit Costs 2023–2024:

Prices for Music Prep students:  $26.50 per semester if purchased in-person at Parking Services; $31.50 per semester if purchased online through Music Prep. $53 for full year if purchased in-person at Parking Services; $58 for the full year if purchased online through Music Prep.

Prices for Music Prep staff: $40 per semester through Parking Services, $80 for full year (only available through Parking Services)

*note: if you are a Prep student/staff but also have another role as an NKU staff, faculty, or college student, your status will not allow you to purchase parking permits at the discounted Music Preparatory rate. For all parking permit rates, please visit parking.

Garage Parking

(please visit parking for all visitor parking options)

  • Park in the "Welcome Center Garage." (This is the closest visitor parking)
  • Take a ticket upon entry.
  • Pay with cash or credit card (Visa/MasterCard) upon exit based on an hourly rate.
  • Cost will be $2.00–$8.00 per visit, depending on length of parking.

Drop Off/Pick Up

  • Follow Nunn Drive until it dead-ends into a circle turn-around in front of Steely Library.
  • The Fine Arts Center is directly to the left.
  • This is the best place to drop-off and pick-up a student.
  • You may not remain parked in this circle area for the duration of class.