Where to Park
Maps and Times
Hours of Enforcement
- Lot 100 is on the east side of campus near the Lied Rec Center.
- Lot 21 is on the west side of campus, next to the Armory.
- East Campus Parking Deck pay area is located on Union Drive near Forker Building, or across from East and Heady Halls.
Read meter labels to determine hours of enforcement. If you need help reading the labels, check Understanding Meter Signs & Stickers. There are multiple locations for which you can pay for a limited time to park on campus, if you do not have a permit. Acceptable forms of payment are cash coins, ParkMobile or Smart Card.
Green top meters with push buttons that allow free parking for 30 minutes.
Many Staff Lots on Campus: Permits required Monday-Friday 7am-5:30pm
Designated campus lots open up for free parking weekdays after 5:30pm until 7am and on weekends after 5:30pm on Friday until Monday at 7am. See the Weekend Parking Map for areas offering free parking on weekends and evenings. Read signs carefully. Some lots and specific stalls require permits all hours of everyday. Medical/handicapped stalls, 24 hour red signed reserve stalls, and other specifically restricted stalls are enforced all hours, all days. Signs at the entrances and individual stalls in each lot, will dictate the parking regulations for each lot.
The Commuter Lot at Iowa State Center -
Visitors can park at the designated (B3, C3, C4, C5, D3, D4, D5) parking lots at the Iowa State Center for free and take Cy-Ride's Orange Route into campus. Vehicles cannot remain in the Iowa State Center lots past Midnight before ISU Football gamedays. Overnight parking is not available in the commuter lots.
Visiting Students in Residence Halls
DO NOT park in the Residence Hall student lots, unless you have a visitor permit. These lots require permits all hours of every day, including overnights and weekends.
DO NOT park in 24 Hour Reserve Stalls (RED signed stalls) in Residence Hall lots. These stalls are reserved for specific vehicles all hours of every day, including overnights and weekends. Vehicles illegally parked in these stalls will be ticketed and towed as the signs clearly state.
DO park in the Commuter Lots, metered and Pay by Stall parking and designated open parking described in the above sections.