All parking lots adjacent to Redbird Arena will be Public Parking for the Spring Commencement Ceremonies. A map of the parking lots can be found here.
If you require special accommodations, please contact the Parking Office at (309) 438-8391.
Additional information regarding the ceremony can be found at the Graduation Services site.
Pre-order your permit on the following dates:
University Faculty and Staff: June 2nd
Returning Residence Hall Students: June 2nd
All others: July 6th
Sport Camps using University athletic facilities and in need of parking are required to make arrangements with the Office of Parking & Transportation.
Lot G82 (adjacent to the outdoor track) is the designated parking lot for summer sport camps. This lot provides convenient access to University athletic facilities. Use of lot must be requested prior to the beginning of camp. Other lots may be requested and requests will be considered on a case by case basis.
Fee: $50.00 per lot per day. Example: Lot G82 for a 3 day camp = $150.00. Fee includes non-enforcement of the lot only. Groups wishing to reserve lots for their exclusive use should contact the Office of Parking and Transportation.
Limited half hour camper drop off and pick up windows are available at no charge. Driver must remain with vehicle. Please contact the Office of Parking & Transportation to arrange your camps drop off and pick up times.
Parking for groups renting university athletic facilities:
Please remember that rental of athletic facilities (Redbird Arena, Horton Fieldhouse, Horton Pool, Hancock Stadium, Hancock Club, etc.) DOES NOT include parking.
Parking arrangements must be made prior to the event. Available lots and fees will vary. Please contact the Office of Parking & Transportation for current lot availability and fees.
The Office of Parking and Transportation is launching a pilot program to capture real time parking lot occupancy data. The program utilizes above ground sensors that detect the presence of a vehicle as it passes over the sensor. The sensors will then relay the occupancy data to an electronic sign which will be placed within the entrance of the garage. You will notice the sensors on the pavement of the School Street Garage entrances and exits once they are installed later this month. The technology being used captures only a count of vehicles within the lot at any given time of the day. The pilot is being conducted to allow the Office an opportunity to assess the functionality and reliability of the equipment. Should the pilot prove to be successful, the intent is to install the sensors in other parking garages and lots to better capture utilization data. Having real time parking occupancy data available will facilitate the Office’s work in identifying ways to enhance parking availability and customer service throughout campus.
Please contact the Office of Parking and Transportation at Parking@IllinoisState.edu or (309) 438-8391 if you have any questions.
Academic parking permits are no longer available for sale online. Permits are available for purchase at the Parking Office only.
In compliance with the State of Illinois' Smoke-Free Campus Act, Illinois State University will become smoke and tobacco-free on July 1st. With the enactment of this new law, smoking and tobacco use will be prohibited on all campus property, including buildings, grounds, parking lots, and vehicles that are owned or operated by a state-supported institution of higher education.
How does this act affect the campus transients? Smoking and tobacco use in private vehicles is allowed in unenclosed parking lots; however, smoking and tobacco use outside of vehicles in university owned or operated parking lots is prohibited. Parking garages are considered enclosed structures where smoking is prohibited.
A list of frequently asked questions regarding this act can be found by following the link below:
The Smoke-and Tobacco-Free Campus Act is available by following the link below:
Spring Semester Hours of Operation (January 11 - May 6):
Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 9 pm
Friday: 8 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am - 5 pm
Hourly parking rates are $1/hr. Exiting after hours will result in a no charge exit.
May 30th (Memorial Day)
July 4th (Independence Day)
A copy of the 2015-2016 Parking Rules and Regulations brochure can be downloaded here.
Curious how Illinois State University parking permit rates compare to other universities in Illinois? A cost comparison chart can be found here.