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Lot Number

Lot 11


500 South Madison Street, Iowa City, IA 52242

Hours of Operation

Open for use 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week, except University Holidays.

Restricted for special events, maintenance and emergencies as indicated.

Height Restrictions

Height Restriction – N/A

Oversize Vehicles must use surface lots. Call Parking Dispatch at 319-335-8312 to identify locations for vehicles that cannot be accommodated in standard stalls.

Staffing and Assistance

Attendant on duty; hours will vary.

24/7 assistance is available to parking dispatch through all entry and exit lane equipment. Press the “Push for Help” button on any parking equipment to speak with a dispatcher through the intercom.

Call Parking Dispatch at 319-335-8312 to:

  • Report malfunctioning equipment, broken doors, or sign, light and other issues.
  • Request Motorist Assistance for a jump start or vehicle locate.

Call the Office of Campus Safety at (non-emergency) 319-335-5022 to:

  • Report vehicle damage that may have occurred in the facility.
  • Locked keys in vehicles.
Call 911 for emergencies.

Facility Features

Electric Vehicle Parking – none

Bicycle Parking – none

Parking Rates

Graduated Rate: Individuals entering between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Monday thru Friday who stay longer than three hours will be charged the graduated rate.

Standard Rate: Individuals entering at any time other than 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Monday thru Friday will be charged the standard rate.

UI Employee Night & Weekend (NW) Program

How to Pay

Payment can be made in all exit lanes via pay stations.

Accepted payment types include cash and credit card (Visa/MasterCard/Discover). All exit lanes accept credit card, only select lanes accept cash. Please see lane signs for guidance.

See the pay in lane page for details on how to process payment and validations using the equipment.

How to Access the Garage with Credentials

Access cards, QR codes and barcodes can be used as credentials to access this facility.

See the How to Use Access Cards / Parking Credentials page for details on how to navigate the parking equipment.