Student Information

Permit Options


Student Permits for Summer 2024

Student permits for Summer will go on sale through the ISU Parking Portal April 25, 2024 at 9:00am. This includes all commuter lots 29, 68, 93, 119 and Residence Hall lot 61. There will be no parking allowed in lot 62 or Lot 63 as those are being held for events and conferences. 

Student Permits for Fall 2024-2025

All vehicles are required to have permits to park on campus and in residence hall lots. Permits will be on sale beginning in July 2024 according to your housing assignment. Specific dates are listed here. Permits are sold on a first come, first served basis.


Residence Hall Parking

Permits are required 24/7 in the residence hall lots. Parking at Residence Halls is limited and only available for students with housing contracts at each area


Commuter and Day Parking

Students can purchase permits to park in the commuter lots on campus or use meters and pay by stall lots. 


Motorcycle Parking

Motorcycles do require a parking permit in residence hall parking lots and on campus. There are many parking areas on campus for motorcycles

Greek Community and Students Living Off Campus

Greek Community

Beginning September 4, 2024 at 9:00 am, students living in Greek Housing may purchase a Stadium permit through the ISU Parking Portal, depending on availability. 

Students Living Off Campus

Beginning September 4, 2024 at 9:00 am, students living off campus and needing overnight parking may purchase a Stadium permit through the ISU Parking Portal, depending on availability. 

Alpha Tau Omega

Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity House, Ames, IA

Free Parking Options

All ISU Faculty/Staff, students and visitors can park in the designated Iowa State Center Lots during the day to ride the CyRide bus in to campus free of charge. NO OVERNIGHT PARKING ALLOWED. 

Park and Ride CyRide

Most General Staff and and pay lots open up for free parking on weekends and evenings Monday-Friday after 5:30pm until 7:00am. 

Free Parking Areas (Weekends & Evening after 5:30pm)