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Visitors are always welcome on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. To avoid citations, visitors must either use a pay facility, park at a meter, or obtain a visitor parking permit. Search an interactive map of IU parking facilities or see below for more information. For info on downtown parking, click here.


Game Day Parking

There are specific traffic patterns and parking regulations enforced during Indiana University football and basketball game days. See the links below for specific information for Assembly Hall and Memorial Stadium parking:

See the visitors section of the IU Parking Operations website for additional information about parking on the IU campus. Information about parking in the City of Bloomington can be found on our Downtown Parking page. 

Visitor Daily Permits 

Visitor permits are issued daily and can be obtained at the Bloomington Visitors Center, the Indiana Memorial Union, IU Residence Halls, or the Office of Parking Operations. Visitors may also use one of several metered parking areas or pay parking facilities on campus.

Metered Parking on Campus

All meters on the IU campus accept only quarters, dimes, and nickels. Meter rates are 15 minutes per quarter, ten minutes per dime, and five minutes per nickel. Meters are enforced on weekdays from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. IU Parking Operations has designated the following meter lots on campus for visitor use only.




Eskenazi Museum of Art 

2 hours 


2 hours 

CyberInfrastructure Building


2 hours

McCalla School 

2 hours 



2 hours 


The following general use metered parking locations are available to visitors as well as students faculty and staff. They are also enforced on weekdays from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, except for the Wells Library meters, which are enforced 24 hours a day. 




Wells Library


45 minutes

801 N. Jordan Avenue


1 hour


Parking Garages 

You may choose to park in a pay facility to avoid the hassle of obtaining a daily permit. There are five parking garages on campus, all of which open at 7:00 am and close at times varied by garage. Rates are dependent on the length of time used, beginning at $1.00 for 30 minutes. There is a maximum rate of $28.00 per day. The maximum rate is reduced to $10.00 when entering a garage after 5:00 pm.  



Atwater Garage

Located on Faculty Drive between 3rd Street and Atwater Avenue.  

IMU Parking

Woodlawn and 7th Street. Ideal for visiting the Indiana Memorial Union, Tudor Room, and the Fine Arts Plaza.  

Jordan Avenue

Jordan Avenue, near 7th Street. Ideal for visiting the Jacobs School of Music, IU Theatre and Drama, and the Neal Marshall Center.  

Poplars Garage

Entrance on 6th Street, near Dunn Street. Ideal for visiting the Sample Gates and Old Crescent area of campus.  

11th & Fee Garage

Located at 11th Street and Fee Lane. Ideal for visiting the Kelley School of Business and the Cox Arboretum. 


Free Parking 

There are certain designated days and times when parking is absolutely free on the Indiana University campus. This means no permit is required, nor does it require you pay the meter or the parking attendant.