Iowa State Memorial Union


Memorial Union Parking Ramp Updates

Welcome to the Memorial Union! We know that often times finding parking on campus can be confusing and frustrating for students, faculty, staff and guests; that's why we offer short term parking options, as well as our annual, semester and winter passes. The Memorial Union Parking Ramp is conveniently located on the south side of central campus adjacent to Lincoln Way and just a short walk from the heart of Campustown! Below you will find more detailed information regarding daily parking fees, parking ramp passes, hosted event parking, as well as way to access the MU Parking Ramp! If you have any questions regarding the MU Parking Ramp, please don't hesitate to contact us at 515-296-6848!

Daily Parking Fees

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

Parking Permits

Please click the following link to submit a permit application: Memorial Union Parking Permit Application

MU Parking Ramp Permits include:

  • Annual 2024-25 Permit (Valid July 1 2024 to June 30, 2025) - $680
  • Summer 2024 Permit (Valid May 13, 2024 to August 2, 2024) -$244
  • Fall 2024 Permit (August 12, 2024 to December 21, 2024) -$295

There is an initial card fee of $10.

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 

Parking Permit Renewals

MU parking permit holders must now renew both their parking application and payroll deduction form every year by July 1. If you wish to renew your application and continue payroll deduction, complete our parking permit application and select the "Special Request and Renewals" option from the drop down and write in that you'd like to use payroll deduction in the "Special Request" space. The monthly payroll deduction amount will be $55/month effective July 1, 2023. 

Parking Ramp Entrances

South Entrance - When traveling West on Lincoln Way, there is an entrance immediately after the traffic light at Ash Avenue. Turn right (North) into that entrance. You can also turn right on Lynn and immediately right again into the South Entrance.

North Entrance (Please note--the North entrance is currently closed due to construction) - When traveling west on Lincoln Way, turn right on Lynn Avenue or Welch Avenue and continue to the first stop sign. At the stop sign, turn right onto Union Drive. At the next stop sign, continue on Union Drive by turning right. Continue past the front entrance of the Memorial Union and turn right (south) into the parking ramp's North Entrance.

Hosted Event Parking

All vehicles are charged for parking, though conference, meeting or special event planners may arrange for various hosted parking options in advance of their event (ie. the host of the event pays for their guest's parking). Please submit an application by filling out this form

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