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2013 Illinois State University Football Tailgating and Parking Permits
Buy your ISU Football Tailgating and Parking Permits online now!
New Rideshare Program
Illinois State Zimride is our private network for ridesharing, and you can gain access by signing up with your Illinois State email. Save money and make friends by ridesharing with other Redbirds!
Redbird Ride
Illinois State University Redbird Ride partners with Connect Transit to offer a variety of free transportation options to students, faculty, and staff.
Good to Go
Good to Go is an ongoing community wide project of GLT and ISU sustainability designed to encourage healthy lifestyles and promote the use of alternative transportation instead of driving alone.


Hooray! Online Permit Sales Are Here!

Attention Students!

Parking and Transportation is launching online permit sales. You can secure your permit online for the Fall 2014 semester now by clicking on the "purchase parking permits" button on the right side of this page. You may still come to the office to purchase your permit if you choose. Please note the opening sales dates below. Remember, permits are sold on a first come, first served basis so purchase early to get the permit you desire most. If you experience any difficulties, please contact our office.

Returning Residence Hall Students:
June 2, 2014
Freshman/Transfer Residence Hall Students:
July 2, 2014
Commuter Students:
July 2, 2014

Summer Session Residence Hall Student Parking Permits

Overnight parking permits for residence hall summer session students are available now. The cost is $30.00 per month. Students can purchase one month at time or purchase for the entire summer. Please visit our office at 709 N Main St. to secure your permit.

Attention Faculty and Staff!

You will be able elect your permit online for the 2014-2015 school year beginning on June 2, 2014. You can pay for your permit at the time of election or you may participate in payroll deduction. Follow the steps after clicking on the "purchase permits" button on the top right of this page. If you experience any difficulty, please contact us at for assistance.

Cardinal Court Residents

Improved transit service to Cardinal Court!

The Office of Parking and Transportation and Connect Transit worked together to provide increased frequencies to the Cardinal Court apartment complex. The Redbird Express Blue Route will now include Cardinal Court. Signs will be posted at the complex outlining the various transit lines that service the complex.  Follow the links below for an abbreviated schedule of stop times to Cardinal Court, as well as Tri-Towers and Shelbourne Apartments. Reminder: Connect Transit makes every effort to keep the routes running on time, but outside factors can influence this process. Please plan to arrive at your bus stop 5 minutes before the scheduled pick up time.

Cardinal Court Transit Service
Tri-Towers Transit Service
Shelbourne Apartments Transit Service
Redbird Express Full Route Schedule
NiteRide Full Route Schedule

New Campus Smoking Policy

As of Monday, January 14, 2013, smoking is prohibited in outdoor high traffic areas such as the Quad and the In Exchange garden. The changes to the policy, proposed by the Student Government Association and approved by the Academic Senate, are based on the results of a student survey. More information on the policy and a link to a map of no-smoking zones on campus can be found at

Illinois State University Zimride!

What is Zimride?

Zimride is a simple way to find friends, classmates and coworkers going the same way you are. Combining social networks and route-matching, Zimride makes it easy to share the seats in your car or catch a ride. Zimride is the leading provider of online social rideshare and carpool matching systems in North America.

Is it secure?

Yes, Illinois State Zimride is a private system that requires an Illinois State University email address to access. To help provide information about your potential rideshare partners before sharing the ride, Illinois State Zimride allows users to create social profiles and optionally link your account with Facebook to display mutual friends.

How do I get started?

Just register for an Illinois State Zimride account at and log in with your or email. You can also click to Login with Facebook if you are a part of the Illinois State Network on Facebook.

*****April Earth Day Sweepstakes*****

This April, make everyday Earth Day with Illinois State University's Zimride. Not only can you help reduce your carbon footprint by sharing your ride, you can also enter to win a Kindle Fire HD, Amazon Gift Cards, and Starbucks Gift Cards! It's as easy as registering or signing in to ISU's Zimride network at When you register for a new account or sign in to your Zimride profile, log your commutes on your Commute Calendar between April 1, 2014 and April 30, 2014 to enter to win. Full contest rules, which include prize details, are available online.

Construction Updates

For the most up to date information on Uptown Normal construction, please visit the Town of Normal's Web site.

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Campus Parking Maps

Having trouble figuring out where to park with your permit? View the Office of Parking and Transportation color coded campus parking lot map.

You may also find the maps listed below helpful as you navigate campus parking spaces.

Accessible Spaces (State issued disability placard required.)
Business Permit Space Locations (Two hour limit applies.)
Loading Zone Space Locations (One half hour time limit applies.)
Service Vehicle Space Locations (Reserved for University vehicles only.)

Campus Transit Map

Check out routes, stops and times by accessing the brochure below.

Redbird Ride Transportation Program Map

Athletic Events

Redbird Football Tailgaiting Map Fall 2013


2013-2014 Faculty-Staff Permit Renewal Form
2013-2014 Business Permit Renewal Form
2013-2014 University High School Parking Permit Form
2013-2014 Laboratory School Parking Permit Form
2013-2014 Returning Resident Hall Student Parking Permit Form
2013-2014 Freshman/Transfer Student Resident Hall Student Parking Permit Form


On Line Parking Permit Election/Manage Your Parking Account

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