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.


2023-24 Yearly Student Permit Sales

Permits will be on sale beginning in July 2023 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)

Thursday July 20, 2023

SUV (North Campus: Schilleter & University Village)

Thursday July 20, 2023

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

Friday July 21, 2023

Buchanan/Geoffroy (South Campus)

Tuesday July 25, 2023

RCA (East Campus: MWL and RCA)

Wednesday July 26, 2023

Wallace/Wilson (South Campus)

Thursday July 27, 2023




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                            $171/academic year

Frederiksen Court                       $171/academic year

Stadium                                        $128/academic year

Commuter                                    $171/academic year

Schilleter & University Village   $171/academic year

Student Medical                          $171/academic year

Other Permits

Motorcycle                  $66/year (July 1-June 30)

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. 

September 2, 2023

September 9, 2023

September 23, 2023

October 7, 2023

November 4, 2023

November 18, 2023




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.