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A convenient place to park since 1967!

Connected to our building, the Memorial Union parking ramp is located on the south side adjacent to Lincoln Way. There is another entrance located on the north side along Union Drive. If you have any questions regarding parking, please don't hesitate to reach out to our parking desk assistant at 515-294-9635.

*Due to the current renovations, our north entrance is currently closed.

All parking permits are currently sold out.

For special requests, please contact muparking@iastate.edu

Apply for a parking permit

10 - 30 minutes - $1.75

31 minutes - 1 hour - $2.75

Each Additional Hour +$2.25
Maximum daily parking fee (24 hours): $20.00

Lost ticket - $50.00
Illegal exit fee - $160.00

MU Parking Ramp Permits include annual, summer, winter, spring and fall permits. 


Summer 2024 Permit (Valid May 13, 2024 - August 2, 2024)- $244

Fall 2024 Permit (Valid August 12, 2024 - December 21, 2024)- $295

Memorial Union Parking Passes are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are a current permit holder, you must submit a request every year. No refunds will be issued for purchased permits.


If you are interested in a parking permit, please submit an application. There is an initial card fee of $10. MU parking permit holders must now renew both their parking application and payroll deduction form every year by July 1. The monthly payroll deduction amount will be $56.66/month effective July 1, 2024 

Please note that all MU Parking Ramp purchases are final, no refunds will be issued for purchased permits. Lost/Replacement Permit cards will incur a $20 replacement fee.

The Memorial Union utilizes a convenient payment system with pay stations located throughout the building. Visitors may also pay as they are leaving the ramp via the pay station located at the exit. We accept VISA, Mastercard and Discover.