Parking for campus visitors
If you're visiting IU Bloomington and would like to park on campus, there are multiple parking options. You can park in an IU garage, park at a meter, or purchase a one-day visitor permit.
Visitor parking in garages
Many visitors to IU choose to park in a garage rather than purchase a visitor parking permit. There are five parking garages on campus. All garages open at 7 a.m. (gates are lowered) and closing times vary by garage.
When entering a garage on a weekday before 7 a.m. without a valid EM-P permit, you need to take a ticket even though the gate is raised. You will need this ticket to pay when you exit after 7 a.m.
Meter parking for visitors
All campus meters are enforced Monday–Friday, from 7 a.m.–10 p.m. Meters accept only quarters, dimes, and nickels—no pennies or foreign coins.
Rates for meters:
- 15 minutes per $0.25
- 10 minutes per $0.10
- 5 minutes per $0.05
If a meter is damaged, jammed, or not working, choose another parking spot so you do not receive a citation. If possible, please report the issue to Parking Operations at 812-855-9848.
The following campus meter lots are for visitors only:
|Banta Apts./Bicknell Hall||2 hours||M–F, 7 a.m.–10 p.m.|
|Campus View Apts.||No Max Time||M–F, 7 a.m.–10 p.m.|
|Cyberinfrastructure Building (CIB)||2 hours||M–F, 7 a.m.–10 p.m.|
|McCalla School||2 hours||M–F, 7 a.m.–10 p.m.|
|Redbud Hill Apts.||No Max Time||M–F, 7 a.m.–10 p.m.|
|Stone Belt||2 hours||M–F, 7 a.m.–10 p.m.|
Visit the Maps & Locations page for more information about metered parking on campus.
Parking for disabled visitors
Visitors with a disabled license plate (e.g., the Disabled Hoosier Veteran license plate) or a state disabled placard/hang tag have several options for parking on campus: