Event & Game Day Parking
Parking on campus during events and home games
If you need to park on campus during a special event—such as a show at the IU Auditorium or a football game—familiarize yourself with the following information to make your visit go smoothly.
Game day parking: information for students
Special parking rules apply when IU football and men's basketball games are played at home that affect student permit holders.
Vehicles must be moved by 6 p.m. the day before all home football and men's basketball games. All vehicles that remain may be ticketed and towed.
There is no student parking in the IU Athletics parking lots on home football game days. Vehicles must be removed from all parking lots north of 17th Street adjacent to Assembly Hall and Memorial Stadium by 6 p.m. the day before the game. Vehicles—with or without a permit—may park in the CH spaces every weekend from 5 p.m. Friday until 11 p.m. Sunday, unless otherwise posted.
For weeknight (Monday to Friday) basketball games, any vehicle with a valid CH or ST permit may park in the White Lot (Gate 8) on the west side of Memorial Stadium until 6 p.m. the day of the game. Overnight parking is available in the Purple Lot (Gate 9) for any vehicle with a valid CH or ST permit. Event Parking fee will be applicable upon entry beginning at 5 p.m.
For weekend (Saturday and Sunday) basketball games, any vehicle with a valid CH or ST permit may park on the west side of Memorial Stadium, or in any CH space from 5 p.m. Friday to 11 p.m. Sunday, unless otherwise posted.
Weeknight and weekend parking in garages
Parking is free in all IU garages starting at 6 p.m. Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday, unless otherwise posted.
Vehicles with a valid EM-S, CH, ST, Evening, or garage permit may park in any garage for free when entering on weekdays after 5 p.m., unless posted otherwise. When entering the garage before 5 p.m., you must take a ticket and pay for any amount of time you are parked in the garage between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Evening and weekend parking with any permit
Vehicles that display any valid IU permit may park in any non-24-hour space Monday through Friday evenings from 5 p.m. until 7 a.m., and all day Saturday and Sunday.
Weekend parking without a permit
Any vehicle—with or without a permit—may park in any CH or ST space from 5 p.m. on Friday until 11 p.m. on Sunday, unless otherwise posted.
IU Auditorium parking
Auditorium permits (AU) are available to purchase at the Parking Operations office. The AU permit allows you to park free of charge in any non-24-hour EM-P, EM-S, or ST space on evenings and weekends for any event at the IU Auditorium, Musical Arts Center, IU Cinema, or IU Theatre. Please contact IU Parking Operations for current pricing for the Auditorium permit.
IU Auditorium free parking and shuttle service
Free parking in the following garages and shuttle service to and from the IU Auditorium is offered on the nights of most performances:
- Atwater garage (Atwater Avenue and Faculty Lane)
- Poplars garage (Sixth Street and Dunn)
For more information about IU Auditorium parking and shuttle service, visit the IU Auditorium website.
Special event parking for IU Auditorium
Special event parking for IU Auditorium shows taking place Monday to Thursday is available at the Jordan Avenue garage. A fee of $10 will be collected at the garage entrance unless you have a valid IU permit. There is no fee to exit the garage.
Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) parking
The Indiana Memorial Union has two pay lots. Lot 1 is located immediately to the east of the IMU. Lot 2 is located to the north across Seventh Street. Overnight guests of the IMU Biddle Hotel and Conference Center enjoy complimentary parking.