Parking Garages

Parking Garages

There are six parking garages on campus.

All gated facilities require hourly payment or valid permit display beginning at 7 a.m. when the gates are lowered. 

Overnight parking is not permitted for any vehicle that does not display a valid EMP permit or a permit that is provided for 24 hour parking in a specific garage. Citations are issued to vehicles without a valid permit and parked prior to the opening of garages, at 7am, Monday through Friday.

If you enter a garage on a weekday before 7 a.m. without a valid EM-P permit, even though the gate is raised you need to take a ticket. You will need this ticket to pay when you exit after 7 a.m.

Parking is free from 6 p.m. on Friday through 7 a.m. on Monday, unless otherwise noted. If you have an EM-P permit, you may access the garages free of charge any time.

Gated facilities require hourly payment upon exit when the gates are lowered, unless a valid permit is scanned for entry. Non-gated facilities require a valid permit be displayed beginning at 7 a.m. weekdays.

We accept CrimsonCard, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa. Beginning June 1, 2021, cash payments will not be accepted.

IU Parking Map

Garage validations

Employees who do not purchase a parking permit and those who purchase a Hoosier Commuter Club (HCC) permit will be able to buy one-day validations to park in the Atwater, East, Fee Lane, Henderson, or Luddy A/I garages.

Validations cost $5 each and must be bought in advance through the IU parking portal. Once purchased, validations will be added to your CrimsonCard which must be swiped to enter and exit one of the garages listed above. There is a purchase limit of 10 validations per month, per employee. Unused validations will carry over to future months but will expire on June 30, 2022.

Parking garage rates

Pay parking is available at these garages.

Length of timeHendersonAtwater Ave.East Garage
Fee Lane
1–30 min.$1.00$1.50$1.50$1.50
31 min.–1 hr.$2.00$3.00$3.00$3.00
61–90 min.$4.00$5.50$5.00$5.50
1 hr. 31 min.–2 hrs.$6.00$8.00$7.00$8.00
2 hrs. 1 min.–2 hrs. 30 min.$9.00$11.50$10.50$11.50
2 hrs. 31 min.–3 hrs.$12.00$15.00$14.00$15.00
3 hrs. 1 min.–3 hrs. 30 min.$18.00$21.50$20.00$21.50
3 hrs. 31 min.–4 hrs.$24.00$28.00$26.00$28.00
Maximum rate per day$24.00$28.00$26.00$28.00
Maximum rate for vehicles entering after 5 p.m.$10.00$10.00$10.00$10.00

Those leaving a garage without paying are subject to a $30 fine.

Garage locations and information

Atwater garage
921 E. Atwater Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47401
(Located on Faculty Drive between Third Street and Atwater Avenue)

  • Hours of Operation: Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m.–11 p.m.; Friday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Clearance: 6'-6"
  • Parking Permissions: EM-P, Non-EM-P Evening scanning privileges, Paid Transient

East garage
150 N. Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408
(Located at the corner of Jordan Avenue between Third Street and Seventh Street)

  • Hours of Operation: Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m.–11 p.m.; Friday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Clearance: 8'-2" at entrance. (7'-0" toward the south end EM-S parking.)
  • Parking Permissions: Upper Deck: EM-P, Non-EM-P Evening scanning privileges, Paid Transient. Lower Deck: EM-P and EM-S zoned parking. 

Fee Lane garage
709 N. Fee Lane
Bloomington, IN 47408
(Located at the corner of Eleventh Street and Fee Lane)

  • Hours of Operation: Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m.–midnight; Friday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Clearance: 6'-10" (8'-0" access to lower level ADA spaces)
  • Parking Permissions: EM-P, Non-EM-P Evening scanning privileges, Paid Transient, No Student Parking 7:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Henderson garage
310 S. Fess Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47401
(Located on Fess Avenue between Atwater Avenue and Third Street. An EM-P permit-only entrance/exit is also located on the west/Henderson Avenue side of the garage.)

  • Hours of Operation: Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m.–11p.m.; Friday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Clearance: 7'-4" (8'-2" Fess Avenue entrance to ADA spaces)
  • Parking Permissions: EM-P, Non-EM-P Evening scanning privileges, Paid Transient.

This is an automated facility. Cash payments can be made on the ground floor of the elevator Lobby.


Luddy A/I garage
Anticipated opening fall 2021
(An EM-P permit-only entrance/exit is also located on the west/Henderson Avenue side of the garage.)

  • Hours of Operation: Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m.–midnight; Friday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Clearance: 8'-2"
  • Parking Permissions: EM-P, Non-EM-P Evening scanning privileges, Paid Transient. 
    This is an automated facility. Cash payments can be made on Level 1 at the southwest building entry.

Poplars garage
415 E. Sixth Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
(Located on Sixth Street, between Grant Street and Dunn Street)

  • Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
    (EM-P permits only during these hours)
  • Clearance: 7'-6"
  • Parking Permissions: EM-P Permit parking only 7:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Free Parking in effect after 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday