Contact Us

Parking Services
121 Normal Road
815-753-1045
parking@niu.edu

Customer Support Hours

Monday-Friday
7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Parking Services

Welcome to campus! We’re dedicated to improving your parking experience with innovative technology and exceptional customer service, while prioritizing safety and maximizing resources.

When planning to park on campus, we encourage you to arrive early. While there is ample parking, there may not be a spot available close to your destination. Use our campus walking guide to determine how much extra time to give yourself.

Announcements and Updates

  • Summer permits are now available for purchase online. Permits will be valid through Aug. 15, 2024,
  • Annual permits will be available for purchase online beginning Monday, July 8, 2024.
  • Pay Station Card Reader Updates and Decommissions
    • By March 31, 2024, the two pay stations located in the Visitor Pay Lot will be updated to accept contactless credit card payments such as Google Pay or Apple Pay.
    • The pay stations at Anderson Hall, Peters Campus Life and the Recreation Center will be decommissioned and replaced by AMP Mobile Pay. Cash transactions will be discontinued at these locations.
  • Art Building repair project - a portion of Lot 3 will be fenced off—alternative parking on Gilbert Drive and Lot 14.

Parking Lot Changes for 2023-2024

Parking Services is making parking lot designation changes after assessing utilization surveys from this past academic year. Since parking demand has changed due to remote working patterns and hybrid/online courses, these lot designation changes are anticipated to improve utilization and convenience for all parking patrons. Learn more about upcoming changes.

AIMS Parking Portal

Use our online portal to buy a permit, pay a ticket and more.

Visitor Information

Plan your visit with campus and parking maps, visitor permit info, mobile pay and more.

Transportation Options

We encourage the use of transportation other than personal vehicles.

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