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121 Normal Road

Office Hours

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

Important Announcements

  • Changes coming to parking spaces in Parking Deck, Field House

    Changes will be made to the permit designations of the parking spots in the Parking Deck and Lot 20 (near the Chick Evans Field House) beginning Monday, Nov. 20.

    Every semester, Campus Parking Services conducts an audit of the number of parking spaces available on campus, looking at peak parking hours and locations and the number of permits sold. Based on that information, the following adjustments were recommended by the Campus Parking Committee:

    • In the Parking Deck, located at Normal Rd. and Lincoln Terrace, a portion of  Level 2 and all of Levels 3, 4 and 5 will be available to those with blue or yellow parking permits. ­A portion of the second level (on the south end) as well as the entire first level will remain blue permit parking.
    • In Lot 20 (near the Chick Evans Field House), sixteen more yellow permit spaces will be available.

    As a reminder, parking permit restrictions are enforced from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Students and employees with evening classes are able to park in any unreserved parking spaces after 5 p.m. During that time, certain areas are enforced by NIU Campus Police including no parking zones, handicapped spaces, reserved spaces and lots requiring permits at all times.

    Parking for yellow (commuter student) permits is also available in Lot 15E, (by the Rec Center), Lot L (behind the Oderkirk House on Annie Glidden Road) and Lot K (off of W. Lincoln Hwy., near the Popeye’s restaurant). These lots are convenient for anyone taking classes near the area of Graham, Gabel and the DuSable Halls. Anyone driving to campus should allow ample time to travel to campus, park and walk or take the bus to their destination. 

    The Campus Parking Committee is comprised of four faculty, four operating staff employees, four supportive professional staff and four students and acts as the standing advisory body to the president;  the associate vice president for facilities management and campus services; and the university community pertaining to parking and traffic problems.

  • Check out our interactive Walking Guide and Map for help finding parking lots, as well as approximately how long it will take you to get to your destination on campus from the different parking lots and resident halls.
  • Retiree Permits are available for purchase in office. A valid NIU Retiree or Professor Emeritus ID card, along with payment of $10.00 is required to obtain the parking permit.
  • Lot D is now a "Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m." lot instead of an "At All Times" lot. Reserved Spaces will still be as posted.
  • Due to the Stevens building construction, Lot 16 blue parking spaces are being utilized for construction vehicles only until further notice.
  • Electric vehicle charging station now available in parking garage
  • View our electric vehicle charging station mobile app