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 to keep your frustration levels down! 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

First 30 Min. - $1.50
1 hour - $2.50
2 hours - $4.50
3 hours - $6.50
4 hours - $8.50
5 hours - $10.50
6 hours - $12.50
7 hours - $14.50
8 hours-  $16.00
Maximum daily parking fee (24 hours): $17.00

Lost ticket - $40.00
Illegal exit fee - $150.00

Parking Permits

2021-2022 MU Parking Ramp Permits include:

  • Annual Permit (July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022) - SOLD OUT
  • Fall Permit (August 15, 2021 - December 18, 2021) - SOLD OUT

* Initial Card Fee: $6

If you are interested in a MU Parking Ramp permit, please submit an application by filling out this form. If you aren't able to submit online, feel free to drop by the Memorial Union Information Desk, 2nd floor, 8am-3:30pm, M-F to purchase a permit, if still available!

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 $10 replacement fee 

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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