Any student athlete that registers their vehicle with the Athletics Compliance Office through the online form FrontRush may purchase a student athlete parking permit. Permits are sold on a first come, first serve basis. Student athletes living in a residence hall do not qualify for a student athlete permit.

There are two changes that will begin fall 2022.

  1. Student athlete parking permits will be virtual permits. There will be no physical permit. Your license plate will be your permit.
  2. Student athlete parking permits will be made available for sale based upon the student's year in school.
Student athlete permit availability dates
Student year Starting date
4th year or higher  Aug. 1
3rd year Aug. 8
2nd and 1st year Aug. 15

Permit dates

Academic year permits go on sale beginning Aug. 1 and are valid starting every year on Aug. 16 through May 15 of the following year. Permits will automatically bill for the spring semester on Jan. 1 if not cancelled beforehand. 

Summer permits go on sale beginning May 1 and are valid starting every year on May 16 through Aug. 15.

Payment and parking charges

Athletics covers half the cost of the permit if the student has completed the FrontRush compliance form. Student athlete parking permits are billed to the student's U-Bill so that Athletics can verify registration in FrontRush and share the permit cost.

Permits are pro-rated by the half month and can be cancelled at any time. See cancellation details on this page for more information.

Permit Types, Usage Requirements and Rates

Campus Parking Map

All student athlete permits are also honored as a student permit in the Library Lot, Parking Lot 3.  Student athlete permit holders must enter using the ticket entry lane and pay the hourly rate when exiting. 

Rec Building, RB Permit

Formerly known as the RB Meter Permit, these permits are for use in the Rec Building Mobile Payment Zone. RB permit holders do not have to pay the parking app during the valid permit times. 

  • All Day (valid from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) - $261/semester ($130.50/semester athlete cost)

Carver Hawkeye Arena, CHA Permit

Beginning July 2022 until further notice, CHA permits must park in the spaces reserved for Parking Lot 46/47 permits due to nearby construction. Permit holders should avoid parking in the mobile pay area, to provide space for public parking. If parking in mobile pay area, students are required to pay the applicable fee and are subject to citation if fee is not paid. 

  • All Day (valid from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) - $261/semester ($130.50/semester athlete cost) 

Field House and Recreation Center Permit

These permits are for use in the Field House Lot (Parking Lot 6) or the Rec Center Lot (Parking Lot 11).

A parking access card is required to enter and exit these facilities. You will need to visit the Parking and Transportation office located at the West Campus Transportation Center to secure an access card to use using this parking permit.

  • All Day (valid from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) - $261/semester ($130.50/semester athlete cost) 

Arena Parking Lot Permit

These permits are for use in the Arena Lot (Lot 75). 

  • All Day (valid from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) - $189/semester ($94.50/semester athlete cost) 

Applying for parking permits

Once you know what permit or lot you’d like, you can log in to the Parking Portal with your Hawk ID and password to order. Your license plate number will be your permit, so make sure to have that information available when ordering. Students will receive an email confirmation once parking credentials are valid.

Visit the Parking Portal Info page to learn more about navigating the parking portal.

Change vehicle information

Students can have one vehicle registered at any time, but vehicle information can be quickly updated in the Parking Portal by clicking “replace vehicle”. For step-by-step instruction on how to update your vehicle, see the Parking Portal Info page.

Vehicles must be updated before you park on campus. If the vehicle is not updated before parking, you may receive a citation.

Canceling your permit and refunds

To cancel your virtual permit, you need to complete the Cancel Permit FormYou will be charged for the permit until it is cancelled or the permit expires.

You will receive a refund if you cancel your permit before the end of the semester. Permit fees are prorated by the half month. For example, if you cancel your permit on the 1st through the 15th of the month, your final charge will only be a half-month's charge. Permits cancelled from the 16th to the end of the month will pay a full month’s charge.