Visitor parking on campus is available in public parking facilities (gated ramps/lots) and parking meters. Faculty / Staff lots are open to the public on weekdays 4:30 p.m.– 7:30 a.m. and all weekend, unless otherwise posted. View the Parking Map to view public parking locations and hours of enforcement. For specific facility information including rates, hours of operation, special programs and restrictions check out the Parking Facilities page.

Visit the rates page to view applicable hourly rates in all facilities. Payment at public parking facilities may be made by cash or credit card (Visa/MasterCard/Discover). Parking meters accept coin payment or mobile payment via credit card through the Passport Parking app. More information can be found on our mobile parking webpage.

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking spaces are provided in all facility types including ramps, surface lots and meters. Accessible parking locations are shown on the Parking Map. All accessible spaces are striped with blue paint and display ADA Reserved Parking signage with fines listed. Use of these spaces requires a state issued disability parking permit or a disability license plate.

Visitors to campus can use the accessible parking spaces located in public parking facilities and most ADA meters. Most accessible parking spaces in employee parking lots are reserved for employee use only during business hours. More information about accessible parking and permits can be found on the Accessible Parking page and in the Parking & Transportation Regulations.

Patient Parking

Convenient patient and visitor parking is provided adjacent to each of the University's Health Care facilities. Please select from one of the following Health Care facilities to see the best parking solution for you.

Accessible and complimentary parking for outpatients is available at the CDD Meters on either side of the building. Access to the parking lot is from Hawkins Drive. Patients and families may register their vehicle at the front desk.

Patients and visitors to the Dental Science Building may park in the Dental Patients and Visitors Lot located next to the Dental Science Building. An hourly rate is charged.

There is free parking for the Iowa River Landing Clinic at the Iowa River Landing: West Parking Ramp. For more information please see the City of Coralville Parking Facilities website.

Parking for the UI Sports Medicine Clinic is provided in the lot directly east and adjacent to the main clinic entrance. Access to the lot is from Prairie Meadows Drive.

Parking is provided within the University’s Newton Road Parking Ramp. This ramp is accessible from Newton Road. This parking ramp is a public parking facility so please take a transaction ticket from the dispenser upon entering.

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.

Rates

Individuals entering the Newton Road Parking Ramp between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Monday thru Friday who stay longer than three hours and do not have a patient validation will be charged the higher Graduated Rate. Those entering at any other times will be charged the Standard Rate. The cost of parking for the first three hours is identical for both rates.

The cost of parking for the first three hours for both the graduated and standard rates is identical. After three hours the graduated rate is higher. Both rates have the same daily maximum.

The charge for a lost transaction ticket is equal to the daily maximum charge.

Parking is provided within the University’s Newton Road Parking Ramp. This ramp is accessible from Newton Road. This parking ramp is a public parking facility so please take a transaction ticket from the dispenser upon entering.

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.

Rates

Individuals entering the Newton Road Parking Ramp between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Monday thru Friday who stay longer than three hours will be charged the higher Graduated rate. Those entering at any other times will be charged the Standard Rate. The cost of parking for the first three hours is identical for both rates.

The cost of parking for the first three hours for both the Graduated and Standard rates is identical. After three hours the graduated rate is higher. Both rates have the same daily maximum.

The charge for a lost transaction ticket is equal to the daily maximum charge.

There are several conveniently located parking facilities near UI Hospitals & Clinics.

Elevators internal to UIHC are a key wayfinding element on the main medical campus. They can also be used to understand which hospital ramp is the closest to your intended visit location. See the UIHC Elevator and Ramp map for reference. UIHC maintains the most up to date maps for patient and visitor access points on their website.

Patient Parking

Beginning December 2019, patients attending their health care appointment are provided a parking pass for free parking. Patients receive the Patient Parking Pass either at check-in for a clinic visit or at discharge for an outpatient procedure or inpatient stay. 

Please take a transaction ticket from the ticket dispenser upon entering a facility. When exiting, present both the transaction ticket and the Patient Parking Pass to the pay in lane equipment. See the Pay in Lane page for details on how to process payment at the parking equipment. 

UI Employee as Patient Parking

See the Employee as Patient Parking page for more details.

Visitor Parking

Visitors are not eligible for free parking, but a Visitor Parking Pass Booklet can limit the cost to park when visiting a patient. Learn more about the visitor pass by visiting this page: Visitor Parking Pass Booklet.

Free parking is available for UIHC visitors in the Hawkeye Commuter Lot on the west campus and linked to the Hospital by frequent, no-fare transit service by CAMBUS. A temporary parking permit is required to park there. For information on how to use this service call the UI Hospitals & Clinics Main Information Desk at 319-356-2456.

To contact Parking and Transportation, please call 319-335-1475 or email parking-office@uiowa.edu.

Visitor Permits

Visitors with temporary or extended need for access to parking lots may apply for a temporary parking permit at the Parking & Transportation office. Accommodations are limited to space availability in all lots.

Project and Contractor Parking

All construction laydown, storage of materials or special contactor parking must be reviewed and approved by the Parking & Transportation department. Fees may apply. Temporary parking permits are required on all areas of campus including areas outside of dedicated parking, like sidewalks, grass, patios, etc.

Contractor parking is available in all public parking ramps, pay lots and meters, unless otherwise posted. Contractors with temporary or extended need for access to parking lots may apply for a temporary parking permit at the Parking & Transportation office. Accommodations are limited to space availability in all lots.