New Student Information

New Students login information will be imported into the new parking portal in July before permits are on sale. This allows students to get their housing assignments established to purchase the correct permit.


2024-25 Yearly Student Permit Sales

Permits will be on sale beginning in July 2024 according to your housing assignment. Specific dates are listed below. Permits are sold on a first come, first served basis.

Residence Hall Permits available online beginning at 9:00 am CST

Frederiksen Court (North Campus)

Monday July 22, 2024

SUV (North Campus: Schilleter & University Village)

Monday July 22, 2024

UDA (West Campus: Friley, Helser, Martin, Eaton)

Tuesday July 23, 2024

Buchanan/Geoffroy (South Campus)

Wednesday July 24, 2024

RCA (East Campus: MWL and RCA)

Thursday July 25, 2024

Wallace/Wilson (South Campus)

Monday July 22, 2024




How to Purchase Your Permit

  1. Sign in to the ISU Parking Portal (after July 1), from your Okta logins or on the Parking Division Website
  2. Click "Login Here with Net ID"
  3. At the top, click the "permit" icon
  4. Select your desired permit. If the permit you want is not displayed, it is either sold out or you are not eligible for it. 
  5. On the right hand side of the page, click "Add New Vehicle" and enter accurate information for license plate, vehicle make, color and type of vehicle. Model and VIN are not required.
  6. You may only add 1 vehicle. Contact the parking office if you have a motorcycle in addition to a vehicle.
  7. Select your vehicle
  8. Select the address displayed. DO NOT add a new address. The address displayed in imported from University systems.
  9. Read through the agreement and click "Accept Agreement"
  10. At the top right hand corner of the page, click "Add to Cart"
  11. Click the "Cart" icon at the top of the page.
  12. Select the payment type and click "Accept Agreement"
  13. At the top right hand corner of the page click "check out"
  14. You will receive an email with your virtual permit information. There will be no physical permits.
  15. Permits are effective at the start of classes.


Student Permit Prices

Residence Hall                            $176/academic year

Frederiksen Court                       $176/academic year

Stadium                                        $132/academic year

Commuter                                    $176/academic year

Schilleter & University Village   $176/academic year

Student Medical                          $176/academic year


Football Home Games

Stadium permit holders are required to move their vehicles by midnight before every home football game. See the Weekend Parking Map for information on where you can move your vehicle beginning Friday at 5:30pm. 

August 31, 2024

September 21, 2024

October 5, 2024

October 19, 2024

November 2, 2024

November 16, 2024

November 30, 2024




ParkMobile on ISU Campus



Some areas on campus including the large pre-pay lots by Lied Recreation Center, East Campus Parking Deck and Lot 21 by the Armory have switched to cashless payments only through ParkMobile. ParkMobile can be used to pay for meters on ISU campus and in the City of Ames. Some single space meters still allow cash and smart card payment. 

Free Bicycle Registration

Riding your bike can be a great way to get from one side of campus to another.