Parking at Orientation

At 2-day orientation programs, students will receive a parking pass at orientation check-in (you don't need a pass to enter any of the parking garages or lots - just a pass to leave). At 1-day orientation programs, students will receive a parking pass at check-out prior to leaving the program.

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 will help direct you to available parking. 

Other parking options: Several city-owned parking ramps are within six blocks of our check-in locations. 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. 

The East Campus Shuttle is a Cambus route (the black and gold buses around campus), that will pick up just around the corner from the Court Street Parking Garage in front of the Voxman Music Building on Clinton Street. This route will stop across from the Iowa Memorial Union, where orientation check-in occurs. This route runs from 6:30 am - 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday. An orientation shuttle will also stop at this location until 8:00 pm on each Day 1 of orientation programs. 

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 at the Welcome Center on the first floor of the Iowa Memorial Union.

Driving to Orientation

Please note that there is significant construction on Dubuque Street into Iowa City from summer 2016 through summer 2018. You may want to consider an alternate route into Iowa City (outlined below).

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 Eastbound - Alternate Route - significant construction on 1st Ave - summer 2018
Take Exit 242, 1st Avenue (Coralville)
Turn right onto 1st Ave
Continue on 1st Ave to 2nd St/Historic US Hwy 6
Use left 2 lanes to turn left onto 2nd St/Historic US Hwy 6
Continue to 2nd St/Historic US Hwy 6/Riverside Dr to Iowa Ave
Use left 2 lanes to turn left 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)

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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