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Updated campus transit routes! Track the campus shuttle in real time with the new Connect Transit app.

2016 Tailgating Permits

Tailgating Permits for the 2016 season will be available to purchase on July 26th.

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News and Current Events

2016-2017 Parking Permits

Academic parking permits are no longer available for sale online. If you need a parking permit for this year, please visit our office.

New Connect-Transit Mobile App

On August 15, Connect-Transit will launch a new mobile app which will replace the current DoubleMap app for real-time bus tracking. You can download the new app by searching Connect Transit in the App Store or Google Play.

School Street Garage - New Technology

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 or (309) 438-8391 if you have any questions.

Smoke-and Tobacco-Free Campus - July 1, 2015.

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:

Fall 2016

Bone Pay Lot and South Garage Pay Lot

Spring Semester Hours of Operation (August 22 - December 9):

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Hourly parking rates are $1/hr. Exiting after hours will result in a no charge exit.

Open Parking Dates

September 5 (Labor Day)


On Line Parking Permit Election/Manage Your Parking Account

Parking and Transportation Rules and Regulations Brochure

A copy of the 2016-2017 Parking Rules and Regulations brochure can be downloaded here.

Parking Permit Cost Comparison

Curious how Illinois State University parking permit rates compare to other universities in Illinois? A cost comparison chart can be found here.

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