Annual parking permits will be offered for online purchase according to the schedule below. Permit sales will begin at 9:00 am on each start date listed. University faculty and staff who wish to participate in payroll deduction must purchase their permit online. Central login has been implemented this year to assist you with logging in to the system. DO NOT log in as a guest. If you log in as a guest you will not see your permit options. If you are unsure about the permit options that are presented when you log in, please contact our office before making your purchase.
F/S, Doctoral, Grad Assistant, Retiree
July 11, 2022
Commuter, Student Apartment, Cardinal Court
July 18, 2022
Returning Residence Hall Student
July 18, 2022
Freshman/Transfer Residence Hall Student
August 1, 2022
Over the counter permit sales will not begin until August 8, 2022.
Permit pick up at our office will not begin until August 8, 2022.
The Postal Service mailing option for student permits will end on August 1, 2022. After that date permits must be picked up at our office.
Freshman/Transfer residence hall students must pick up their permits in our office. No mailing option will be provided.
Early move in students must come to our office for an early move in parking arrangement. (Annual permits are not valid until August 15, 2022.)
Changes for the 2022-2023 Permit Cycle:
Central Login-Central login has been implemented! You may now sign into the parking permit portal utilizing this method.
Emeritus/Retiree Permits-In an effort to foster consistency among visitor parking areas on campus, all patrons of the Bone Student Center visitor parking lot will be asked to pay the nominal hourly fee. Currently all visitor areas charge a fee of $1 per hour. The complimentary emeritus/retiree permit will no longer be valid in the pay lot, but it is valid in all surface faculty/staff and commuter lots (red and green lots). Seven of these lots (consisting of approximately 1200 parking spaces) are located within one block of the student center. Additionally, after 5:00 pm the emeritus/retiree permits are valid in individual reserved spaces and the garage zones located in the three campus parking garages. These garages are near the Quad, the Bone Student Center, and the State Farm Hall of Business located on the south end of campus. These garages provide convenient parking options for evening activities on campus. Please click on the maps tab to download a campus map to assist you in identifying the various parking areas.
S81 Permit Holders-Please note you may be asked to temporarily relocate your vehicle to a lot we specify when large events such as Homecoming or Family Weekend tailgating are happening on campus. You will receive an email notification from our office with specific instructions.
South Campus Upgrade-this permit will no longer be valid overnight. Individuals who need overnight parking can elect the zone permit. Students who need overnight parking for University employment purposes or extra curricular activities must contact our office. We will review your situation and provide what is needed for you to participate in those activities.
Passport Parking Pay by Phone-customers who experience difficulty with the payment application may use a call in pay by phone option. Be prepared with your zone and space number when you call. The number is 1-309-326-5771. Remember you must pay for your space before leaving your vehicle parked. Attempting to pay after you leave the vehicle parked may result in a citation.
Join the Parking Announcements Listserv. We would like to keep you informed of happenings on campus that may affect campus parking space availability. Illinois State University regularly hosts major statewide athletic tournaments, conventions, concerts and other events on campus. The Office of Parking and Transportation will attempt to notify the campus community of upcoming events that may impact parking and any parking lot closures that may occur. Sign up here.
All pay by phone or pay station areas are considered to be meters/metered areas so you must pre-pay for your parking .
All metered parking spaces have time limits. A list of metered areas and time limits can be found here.
In parking lot M47, located between the Watterson Dining Center and the Alamo II book store, and on the first floor of the South University Street garage, coin operated parking meters have been replaced. The pay-by cell phone application has been added to all other campus parking meters. To pay for parking in the above referenced lots, individuals can pay at one of two multi-space pay stations or by using a mobile application. Just as with metered spaces, hourly pay spaces are enforced and must be paid 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and just like any coin operated meter you must pay for your parking before leaving your vehicle parked. Any malfunctions that prevent you from paying for parking must be reported at the time they occur, even if after business hours. Call the Office of Parking and Transportation at 309-438-8391 to report the malfunction. Vehicles parked in unpaid spaces are subject to citation.
Parking using the pay stations:
1) Visit the pay station located within the lot. If the station you visit is not working, visit the other station.
2) Enter the parking space number. This number is located on the sign in front of the parking space.
3) Enter payment. The pay station accepts bills, coin and credit or debit card.
4) Return to your vehicle prior to the time expiring. You may extend your time by visiting the pay station, or using the Passport Parking app.
The hourly rate is $1/hour.
Parking using the Passport Parking app:
1) Download the app on your Android or iOS device.
2) Create a free account using your phone number or email address.
3) Add a credit or debit card to your account.
4) Enter the zone number. The zone number for ISU is 61790.
5) Enter the parking space number. This number is located on the sign in front of the parking space.
6) Select payment method. You must complete your payment transaction before leaving the vehicle parked, just as you would at a meter.
7) Return to your vehicle prior to the time expiring, or extend your parking time using the app.
8) If you experience difficulty with the application, you may use a alternate pay by phone call option. Call 1-309-326-5771 and follow the instructions to complete your payment. Have your zone and space number ready.
The hourly rate is $1/hour. You may extend your parking by one additional session by the Passport Parking application.
If your current session expires before you renew you will be subject to a 10 minute lock out period during which your vehicle will be in violation.
You are responsible for accurately completing your parking session including selecting the correct zone and space.
A video showing how to use the Passport app can be found below:
A video showing how to use the Cale pay stations can be found below:
Hourly parking rates are $1.00 per hour. Exiting after hours will result in a no charge exit.
The lot is closed and no parking is allowed from 4:00 am to 6:00 am.
Spring and Fall Semester Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Holiday and Semester Break Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 7:00 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Summer Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Hourly parking rates are $1.00 per hour. This is an automated pay by space parking lot.
You MUST pay before leaving your car in the lot.
Utilize the Passport Parking phone application, or one of the two pay stations located in the lot.
Estimate the time needed in the lot and pay accordingly. Spaces must be paid at all times.
Parking in this lot is available 24 hours per day. The maximum allowable
parking time is 16 hours. The lot is enforced at all times.
Meters and Metered Areas
Meters and metered areas (pay stations/pay by cell)
are located all over campus. Note the purple areas on the
campus parking map.
Meters and metered areas are enforced at all times
and spaces must be paid at all times.
During Open Parking dates parking without a permit
is allowed in all red and green surface lots only. Open parking
allowances do not include reserved spaces or zones, meters
or metered areas, blue student storage lots, or any specialty
spaces such as business permit or service vehicle spaces.
July 5, 2021 Independence Day Holiday
September 6, 2021 Labor Day Holiday
November 25-26, 2021 Thanksgiving Holiday
December 23, 2021 - December 31, 2022 Holiday Closure
January 17, 2022 Martin Luther King Holiday
May 30, 2022 Memorial Day Holiday
A copy of the 2021 - 2022 Parking Rules and Regulations brochure can be downloaded here.