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 guest; 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 Campus Town! 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 reach out to your MU Parking Ramp Manager Kim Hasstedt at 515-294-9635!

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

MU Parking Ramp Permits include:


  • Spring 2024 Permit (Valid January 15, 2024 - May 11, 2024) - SOLD OUT
  • Winter 2023-24 Permit (Valid November 1, 2023 - March 5, 2024) - SOLD OUT


If you are interested in a MU Parking Ramp permit, please submit an application by filling out this form. There is an initial card fee of $6.

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 - 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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