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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.

News and Current Events

Summer Parking Garage Wash Down Schedule

Dates for the annual wash down of the campus parking garages are listed below. Wash downs will begin after 5 pm daily and crews will work around any vehicles remaining in the structure.

Monday June 27 – Friday July 1:   South University Street Garage.
Saturday July 9: Julian Hall
Monday July 18 – Friday July 22: School Street Garage.

Please contact the Office of Parking and Transportation with any questions.

2016-2017 Parking Permits

Pre-order your permit on the following dates:

University Faculty and Staff: June 2nd

Returning Residence Hall Students: June 2nd

All others: July 6th

University Street Closed

Beginning on June 13th, University Street will be closed from Locust St. to College Ave. for water main repairs. Please prepare for delays and consider using alternate routes.

Summer Sport Camp Parking:

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. 

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:

Summer 2016

Bone Pay Lot and South Garage Pay Lot

Spring Semester Hours of Operation (May 9 - August 14):

Monday - Friday: 8 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

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

Open Parking Dates

July 4th (Independence Day)


On Line Parking Permit Election/Manage Your Parking Account

Parking and Transportation Rules and Regulations Brochure

A copy of the 2015-2016 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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