For the 2017-2018 Academic year, the following changes have been made to existing parking lots to better accommodate commuter and residence hall students.
Parking permits for the 2017-2018 academic year will be available for purchase online on the following dates:
Faculty and Staff
Returning Residence Hall Students
Cardinal Court, Student Apartments, and Shelbourne Residents
Commuter Students (Non-Residence Hall Residing Students)
Transfer and Freshman Residence Hall Students
Follow the Connect-Transit shuttle in real time with the Connect-Transit mobile app. You can download the new app by searching Connect Transit in the App Store or Google Play.
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.
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 (May 15 - August 18):
Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Hourly parking rates are $1/hr. Exiting after hours will result in a no charge exit.
A copy of the 2017-2018 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.