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Parking @ UNI



"Where can I park?" is one of the first questions asked by those who arrive at University of Northern Iowa. To find the answer, visit the Parking Division located in 30 Gilchrist Hall. Parking personnel can answer your question and provide you with directions, maps, and appropriate permits.


Unfortunately not everyone who wants to park on campus can be accommodated. There are more than 8,300 parking stalls on campus, and more than 16,000 students, faculty, staff, and visitors on campus daily. The allocation of these resources is one of the many responsibilities of the Parking Division staff.


Parking employees enforce the rules and regulations published in the Parking Manual. Copies of the manual are available for review at the Public Safety Office and online.


Basic Rules for Parking on Campus
All vehicles operating on the UNI campus are to be registered with the Parking Services Office. Parking staff will determine which type of permit is available to meet your needs.
Park only in areas valid for your permit or park in a non-visitor metered area.
Most lots have restricted usage from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Read the signs posted at the entrance of each lot to see what restrictions apply.

Avoid parking in stalls designated for persons with disabilities unless you have the appropriate permit.

Visitors to campus can park in any metered area. Any visitor needing to park for an extended amount of time may use designated visitor parking in the Gallagher Bluedorn metered lot and the Multimodal Transportation Center, where meters have a ten hour time limit.



Guests holding visitor parking permits are not allowed in the meters without paying. The only exception is in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts lot and the Multimodal Transportation Center. Permits will be specific to the area in which they are valid.


If you have questions, contact Parking Operations at 273-2710.


For complete Parking Rules and Regulations, please see the Rules and Regulations for the academic school year.

Date Updated: February 6, 2013