Faculty/Staff June 28, 2021
Commuter Students July 12, 2021
Returning Resident Hall Students July 19, 2021
Freshman/Transfer Resident Hall Students July 26, 2021
Online sales will begin at 9:00 am on each date listed. Faculty and staff who wish to participate in payroll deduction must purchase their permit online. Your available delivery options will be outlined when you elect your permit. Do not create a guest account, you must sign in with your central login credentials or you will not see your permit options. Over the counter permit sales will not be conducted until August 2, 2021. Permit pick-up will not be allowed until August 2, 2021.
Note the following changes for the 2021-2022 school year:
The All Garage Red Reserved Zone permit is being re-named. It is now called the All Garage Zone permit. The zones and permit allowances remain the same. The change is in name only and is being done in an effort to address any confusion that may result due to the red designation. The signs in the zones will be changed to black and white.
The South Campus Upgrade permit remains an option for those purchasing a surface lot permit (faculty/staff or student commuter) who park primarily on south campus. You must purchase your surface permit first and then return to the site to purchase the South Campus Upgrade. This additional permit will allow you to park on the top floor only of the South University Street garage. You will display both permits when your park.
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. To join simply send a request be added to the list to Parking@IllinoisState.edu.
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 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. 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.
7) Return to your vehicle prior to the time expiring, or extend your parking time using the app.
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 3, 2020 Independence Day Holiday
September 7, 2020 Labor Day Holiday
November 3, 2020 Election Day
November 26-27, 2020 Thanksgiving Holiday
December 24, 2020 - January 2, 2021 Holiday Closure
January 18, 2020 Martin Luther King Holiday
May 31, 2021 Memorial Day Holiday
A copy of the 2020 - 2021 Parking Rules and Regulations brochure can be downloaded here.