Parking at Orientation

Parking passes are not required to enter any of the parking garages or parking lots on the University of Iowa campus or in Iowa City. You will receive a parking pass to exit a parking garage or lot during your orientation program. Orientation Services cannot reimburse any lost passes or cash paid upon exit, and is not responsible for any tickets received while attending orientation. 

At 1-day orientation programs in December, January, May, June, July, and August, students will receive a parking pass at check-out prior to leaving the program.

At 2-day orientation programs in May, June, and July, students will receive a parking pass at orientation check-in. A pass for the second day can be picked up at the Iowa Memorial Union Welcome Center on Day 2 of orientation. 

Parking is available on campus in the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU) Parking Garage at 125 North Madison Street, directly across the street from the Iowa Memorial Union. The North Parking Garage is located two blocks north of the IMU on Madison St. There is also a parking lot behind the Main Library, located on Madison Street, which you can enter from the southwest corner of the library. Look for orientation parking signs and staff to help direct you to available parking. 

Other parking options: several city-owned parking ramps are within six blocks of our check-in location (the Iowa Memorial Union). Parking on campus is limited and strictly enforced. Avoid parking at a metered space and in restricted lots. We are only able to ensure free parking in the garages identified on your parking pass. Please note that you will be responsible for any parking expenses you might incur during your stay if you park in another area. 

When leaving a campus or city parking garage or the Main Library campus lot, present the orientation parking pass along with your entrance ticket and you will not need to pay (up to 9 hours in a city garage). If you need an additional parking pass during the program, please request one from an orientation staff member in the Iowa Memorial Union.

Driving to Orientation

From I-80 Eastbound
Take Exit 244, Dubuque St
Turn right onto N Dubuque St
Continue on N Dubuque St to E Market St
Turn right onto E Market St
Turn left on Madison for IMU Parking Garage
Turn right on Madison for North Parking Garage

From I-80 Westbound
Take Exit 244, Dubuque St.
Turn left onto N Dubuque St
Continue on N Dubuque St to E Market St
Turn right onto E Market St
Turn left on Madison for IMU Parking Garage
Turn right on Madison for North Parking Garage

From I-80 Westbound - Alternate Route
Tke Exit 246, Dodge St
Turn left onto Dodge St
Continue on Dodge St to E Market St
Turn right onto E Market St
Turn left on Madison for IMU Parking Garage
Turn right on Madison for North Parking Garage

From 218 Northbound
Take Exit 89 to US-218 N
Follow US-218 N to S Riverside Dr
Turn right onto Iowa Ave
Turn left onto Madison St
IMU Parking Garage and North Parking Garage will both be on the right (North Garage located past IMU Garage on Madison St)
 


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