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Parking Services

Visitors and Guests

Visitor and Guest Parking

Parking spaces at IU Northwest are designed by the type of parking tag issued as shown on the IU Northwest Parking Map. If you plan to visit the university, please review the map to make sure you are not in violation of parking regulations.

Please email [[cpaskevi,Parking Services]] for all requests.  We will respond within 2-3 business days.

Visitor/Temporary Parking  

Starting 9/3/2012, visitors or volunteers who will be on campus may purchase a Temporary Parking Permit for $2 a day from the following locations:

  • Office of Parking Services - Parking Services can issue a temporary permit hang tags and PDF parking permits which can be emailed to visitors. (PDF permits require 7 days advance notice). These permits will allow you to park in areas signed "IUN Permit Parking" 
  • Parking Permit Kiosks -Permits purchased from one of our kiosks will allow you to park in areas signed "IUN Permit Parking"

Parking permits will be required from Monday at 6 AM through Thursday at 10:00 PM.  Friday and weekend parking will be free and no permit will be required.

A vehicle displaying a temporary permit may park in a handicapped space with a state issued plate or placard. Visitors or volunteers may also park in a metered spaces and feed the meter or utilize the RedHawk Parking shuttle when in service for free with a guest pass obtained from the security guard located inside of the Arts on Grant building.

The Office of Parking Services (Hawthorn Hall, Room 102) is open Monday and Thursday 8 AM to 6 PM, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8 AM to 5 PM. The Parking Permit Kiosks are available at anytime and are located on the west side of lot #2 (south side of 33rd Avenue) and in front of the Library Conference Center.

Parking Services will accept check or cash payments. We also accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and JCB credit cards. The Parking Permit Kiosks accept cash and credit cards.

A university department can purchase a one day Temporary Parking Permit at least 7 days in advance for visitors and volunteers. The department must submit a request for the quantity of permits, the date of visit, and the names and addresses of the individuals to the Office of Parking Services. A charge of $2 a permit will be charged to the department.

Parking fines will be the responsibility of the permit holder.

*General fund accounts can only be used to purchase parking permits for visitors or volunteers.

Monthly Temporary Parking Permits  

If a department requires a permit longer than one day for a visitor or volunteer, then a monthly permit may be purchased by the department or individual at the following rates:

$7.25 - monthly*, if on campus > 20 hours per week
$3.75 - monthly*, if on campus <= 20 hours per week

There should not be a regular university affiliation such as faculty, staff, or student for the individuals. Purchase is dependent on having no record of unpaid fees or fines in the Office of the Bursar and the Office of Parking Services.

A Monthly Parking Permit will allow parking in the IU Northwest Permit Parking Areas and will expire on the date provided by the department who has requested issuance.  A vehicle displaying a monthly permit may park in a handicapped space with a state issued disability plate or placard.

Parking permits will be required from Monday at 6 AM through Thursday at 10:00 PM.  Friday and weekend parking will be free and no permit will be required.

A university department can purchase a Monthly Temporary Parking Permit at least 7 days in advance for visitors and volunteers.

The department must submit a request with the following information to the Office of Parking Services. The charge will be calculated based on the rates above.

  • Name and addresses of individuals needing permit.
  • Length of time permit needed.
  • Hours individuals will be on campus.

  *General fund accounts can only be used to purchase parking permits for visitors or volunteers.  Cost will be prorated if less than a month is required.

Event Parking  

The various academic and administrative facilities at the university generate numerous events open to the general public or various segments of the community not normally associated with the university. These events sometimes necessitate restricted use of certain lots or designated areas. It is the responsibility of the host department to notify attendees of appropriate parking arrangements.

General rules governing these events:

  1. Parking for off-campus guests for a scheduled event will be handled the same regardless of whether the event is an IU sponsored event or an event sponsored by an off-campus group.

The options for guest/visitor parking will be as follows:

  • Guests can purchase a temporary parking permit from one of the parking permit kiosks for $2 and park on campus in spaces marked “IUN Permit Parking”  A vehicle displaying a temporary permit may park in a handicapped space with a state issued disability plate or placard.
  • Guests can park at no charge at the Park and Ride lot at Arts on Grant and ride the RedHawk Parking Shuttle when in service for free with a guest pass obtained from the security guard.  This is an option Monday through Thursday from 8AM – 7:30 PM during the fall and spring semesters while classes are in session.
  • The event organizer can purchase visitor permits for $2 in advance from Parking Services to be mailed or emailed to their guests.  7 day advance notice is required.  This option is not available for late requests.
  • For events 8 hours or longer - The event organizer can pay a flat rate of $400. This will allow the issuance of parking tickets to be suspended for 24 hours the day of the event.  If two or more separate events are held on the same day, then the cost will be pro-rated.
  • For events less than 8 hours -The event organizer can pay a $50 per hour rate.  This will allow the issuance of parking tickets to be suspended for the number of hours paid by the event organizer. 
  • Events can be held on a Friday or on weekends when parking is free.  Parking permits will be required from Monday at 6 AM through Thursday at 10:00 PM. 

 2.  Exceptions - (i.e., no parking permits will be required and the $400 fee or $50 per hour fee waived) will only be made as follows:

  • Ticketing will be suspended with no charge to Admissions for Admissions Preview Nights and New Student Orientations.
  • Ticketing will be suspended with no charge for the following academic recognition ceremonies:  Business Honors and Awards Reception, Arts and Sciences Honors Reception, Dental and Nursing (May and December) Recognition Ceremonies, and SPEA and Social Work Hooding Ceremonies.  
  • Ticketing will be suspended with no charge during the first week of each semester.

 *General fund accounts can only be used to purchase parking permits for visitors or volunteers.