Parking on Campus
Parking spots are available in nine campus locations for a fee. Students must complete a student vehicle parking permit application and pay the full amount prior to being considered for available parking permits. An early registration period has been established to allow returning students to request vehicle parking by class seniority on a first come, first served basis. After the designated early registration period ends all parking is awarded on a first come, first served basis with no deference to class seniority.
Yearly parking registration fees are $250 for the Tri-Dorms lot, Scott Hall lot (RA parking only), Thorne Street lot, and the Kemper lot. Parking registration fees are $175 for the Watson Street lot, $150 for the Union Street lot, and $100 for the storage lots (West Storzer lot, and the southwest and northwest posted sections of the Storzer/Rodman lot). Visit the campus map to view these locations.
Parking permit applications and fees are accepted online through the myRipon portal.
Ground Transportation in Ripon
Historic downtown Ripon is within a very short walking distance from the main campus, featuring an array of restaurants, coffee shops and a drug/general store.
Ripon Taxi offers one-way fares in the city of Ripon for $2.00. Reservations can be made at 920-748-5599.
Ripon College maintains a fleet of hybrid and flex-fuel vehicles that may be reserved by official student organizations. In order to use a College-owned vehicle, a student must first become an approved driver. This process requires prior approval from a program advisor and the student must fill out all of the appropriate forms through the Office of Finance.
Ripon College offers limited transportation to and from Dane County Regional Airport and Megabus stop in Madison, General Mitchell International Airport and Airport Amtrak in Milwaukee and O’Hare International Airport in Chicago before and after official College break periods.
To utilize this service, students must make reservations by contacting the Office of Student Activities & Orientation at 920-748-8112 by the indicated reservation deadline. To view the full schedule, see the transportation brochure below.