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Parking on Campus

Parking Permits

  • If you do not have an emeritus/retiree parking permit, they are available at:

    Office of Parking and Transportation

    709 North Main St.
    Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Monday - Friday

  • In order to obtain the permit you must present a valid ISU (photo) Retiree ID card. Many of us have these, but if you don’t they are available at:

    Redbird Card Office

    1st floor Bone Student Center
    Fall and Spring Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday
    Summer Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Please bring a photo ID, such as a driver's license, with you. The Retiree IDs may also be used at Milner Library, Bowling & Billiards Center, Campus Recreation and the Student Fitness Center, Weibring Golf Club, and for other campus privileges.

Where to Park

Your gold emeritus/retiree parking permits allows us access to the surface parking lot spaces (non-reserved) in faculty/staff (FS) and commuter lots. Parking policy changes now require retirees pay the hourly rate when parked in the Bone Student Center pay lot. Another recent policy change requires us to renew our retiree permit annually. We are thankful that this benefit pass remains free of charge and continues to allow access to our campus.

Special Event Parking

When attending an event where the special event rate is in effect you can either pay the $10 or park in a nearby FS lot for free. If you see a reserved space with a red sign you may park there after 5 pm with your permit. Reserved spaces with white signs are available only to those with permits for reserved spaces.

Information regarding when the special event rate is in effect for specific lots may be obtained by calling Parking and Transportation (309-438-8391). On occasion some FS lots are converted to special event parking.

Thanks to Parking and Transportation and the Redbird Card Office for providing this information. This document was prepared by the ISU Annuitants Association (ISUAA) to provide information to members.