Student Lot 85 Hawkeye Commuter

Hawkeye Commuter (Lot 85) Permit

All students living outside the Iowa City/Coralville city limits may purchase this parking permit. Graduate students living within the city limits may purchase this permit as well. This permit also includes Night and Weekend parking privileges.

Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 parking permits are valid August 16, 2020 — May 15, 2021. Student parking permit costs are billed per semester. You may cancel your parking permit at anytime for a prorated refund. If you wish to cancel for the spring semester, return the parking permit before December 31. The Hawkeye Commuter Parking Lot (Lot 85) parking permit is a for-fee permit that provides day-time parking in Parking Lot 85.  This parking permit also provides Night and Weekend (NW) Privileges in university cashiered facilities.

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Using Your Permit: Hang the parking permit placard from your rear view mirror. The permit must be clearly displayed from the rear view mirror while parked in Parking Lot 85 to be valid. Should you forget to display your parking permit please visit

Nights and Weekends: Night and Weekend (NW) Privileges provide access to university cashiered facilities via a parking access card at no extra charge between 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. Monday – Friday and all weekend. To use NW Privileges you must use your parking access card to enter and exit the parking facility.

Present the parking access card to the face of the card reader, hold steady and parallel to the reader surface. The card must be scanned when the parking gates are up. If you forget your parking access card you will be required to pay the full cashiered amountThe standard and graduated rates apply for use outside of the NW Privilege hours and are charged through your U-Bill. Visit and click on the link “View my Parking Access Card Transactions” to view your transactions.

Parking access card charges accrue monthly through your U-Bill but could take up to 60 days to post.Never share, transfer or pass-back a parking access card. Repeated misuse will result in cancelation of privilegesIf parking facility sign indicates full, you will need to go to the next available facility.

Rates for Student Lot 85 Hawkeye Commuter

Hawkeye Commuter Permit (Lot 85) Rate

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Student permits are billed each semester. The cost per semester for a Student Commuter Permit (Lot 65 or 85) is $121.50/semester. 

Departmental Business Placards:

Departmental Business Placards are NOT valid when used with a Student Lot 85 Hawkeye Commuter.