Student Night and Weekend (NW) Permit
Qualifying students can purchase a low-cost semester permit and park for no-cost during nights and weekends.
The Student Night/Weekend (NW) Permit provides access to a range of university cashiered facilities at no extra charge between 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. Monday - Friday, and all weekend.
The permit cost for the 2018–2019 academic year is $22.50/semester ($5/month). Details about the permit cost can be found in the Student Parking Rates table.
You are required to have been issued a Student NW parking permit and to use the university issued parking access card for all entries and exits.
Procedures for NW use in UI Cashiered Facilities
When entering an approved UI cashiered facility, pull to a stop with the driver’s side window in line with the card reader. Present the card to the face of the reader, holding it parallel to, and no more than three inches from, the target decal on the reader surface. Hold it steady for one second. Do not wave or flash the card at the reader.
The time and location of the entry will be noted. Use the same procedure to exit. Calculations for fees will be based on these entry and exit times.
To utilize NW privileges, always use the card to enter or exit a UI cashiered facility.
Do not pull a transaction ticket upon entry and then attempt to use the card when exiting. This will result in a daily maximum charge for every incident.
Use of the card for consecutive entries without a paired exit (or consecutive exits without a paired entry) is prohibited and may result in a daily maximum charge for each incident.
Use the card to exit even if the gates are up late at night. Simply stop, present the card to the reader. Your exiting time is noted even though the gate may already be up.
Never share, transfer or pass-back a parking access card. Each incidence will result in a daily maximum charge and is considered theft. Repeated misuse will result in cancelation of privileges and possible prosecution.
If you forget your card you will be required to pay the full cashiered amount. Exiting through a cashier without your card or a transaction ticket will result in paying the applicable fees and is non-refundable up to the a daily maximum charge.
NW Restrictions in UI Cashiered Parking Facilities
Student Facility Restrictions
In the Library Lot, much of the parking is reserved for Student Day Permits and Faculty/Staff Lot 3 permits during weekday hours (7:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday). Any students parking in these facilities during these hours without a Day permit, including those using NW privileges, will be subject to a citation and fine. In addition to the fine, any hourly charges will apply.
Employee Facility Restrictions
In Lot 13, the entire lot is reserved for Lot 13 permit-holders during business hours (7:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday). Any students parking in these facilities during these hours without an appropriate permit, including those using NW privileges, will be subject to a citation and fine. In addition to the fine, any hourly charges will apply.
NW Hourly Charges in UI Cashiered Facilities
If you enter and exit UI cashiered facilities during designated NW hours, with a Student NW permit and follow the procedures, there will be no hourly charges. If you enter before 4:30 pm and/or exit after 8:30 am on weekdays, or are parked during those hours, you will be charged at the appropriate rate for each hour outside NW rules. Any fraction of an hour will result in a full hour of charges (61 minutes = 2 hour parking charge). Charges for early entry are calculated separately from late exiting. The charge for a lost ticket is the daily maximum.
There is no charge when the recorded exit time is no more than thirty (30) minutes later than the entry time.
Web Review of NW use and charges
Each NW card-holder has the ability to view a summary of their monthly activity and any charges on a secure web site located within MyUI. Under Student Information, in the My UIOWA section, click on My Parking. All charges are sent to the student’s University Bill on a monthly basis.
NW in Non-Cashiered or Permit-Only Facilities
NW privileges provide free off-hours access to the following non-cashiered facilities between 4:30 pm – 7:30 am Monday-Friday and from 4:30 pm Friday through 7:30 am Monday at no extra charge. Note the difference in required morning exit times from the cashiered facilities (7:30 am versus 8:30 am for cashiered facilities). Always display the appropriate permit when using NW privileges.
Lot 2: the west row of parking adjacent to Seashore Hall
Lot 21: at the meters beneath the Pappajohn Business Building
Procedures for NW use in Non-Cashiered or Permit-Only Facilities
Lot 2: Enter and park in the far west row after 4:30 pm. and leave before 7:30 am Monday-Friday. NW is valid all weekend. Always display your permit or hangtag. A citation will be issued if the hangtag is not displayed. A citation may be issued for early entry or late exiting.
Lot 21: Enter and park at a meter after 4:30 pm Monday-Friday. Always display your permit or hangtag. If the Lot 21 entrance gate is in the down position do not pull into the lane or block the gate waiting for it to be raised. Exit Lot 21 before 6:45 am Monday-Friday because the exit gate will be lowered at that time. If you exit after 6:45 am Monday-Friday the exit gate will be lowered and you will need to call Parking Dispatch at (319) 335-8312.
Free Night and Weekend Parking Options
The following facilities are free and open to the public after 4:30 pm until 7:30 am Monday-Friday, and from 4:30 pm Friday through 7:30 am Monday. No permit or pass is required. Restrictions apply for emergencies, special events and maintenance or construction activities. If the lot is gated and the gate is closed you may not enter. Do not block the lane to wait for the gate to be raised. You will be subject to a citation and towing for blocking the lane.
Lots 2 (all but west row), Lot 8-the un-gated North end, 15, 17, 25, 35, 36, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 55, 65, 71, 75 and 85.
NW privileges are NOT valid in faculty/staff-only lots that are controlled 24/7. Lots may be controlled by a gate that functions 24/7 or by signage.
Currently, NW privileges are not available in University Lots 4, 7, 8, 9, 18, 24, 26, 28, 29, 31, 34, 37, 39, 44, 57, 64, 67 and 91.
NW privileges are not valid in the Family Care Center (FCC) parking lot at any time.
NW privileges are also not valid in any parking facilities owned and operated by the City of Iowa City. These include those facilities where the University assigns permits; specifically lots 12, 22, 62, 72, 82 and 92.