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Parking Services
121 Normal Road

Customer Support Hours

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

  • Football game day parking lot closures - The following parking lots will be closed beginning at midnight the day prior to game day and will reopen one hour after the football game ends:
    • Lot PS southwest of Stevenson Towers
    • Lots L and K southeast of the Stadium
    • Lots H and 35 west of Barsema Alumni and Visitor Center
    • Stadium Drives North, East, South and West.
      • Vehicles left in these lots without an NIU football game day parking pass may be relocated at the owner’s expense.  
      • Students and faculty/staff who usually park in these areas are asked to seek alternative legal parking solutions during this time frame.
      • To determine whether this will impact you, please review the map so that you can plan accordingly.
  • Art Building repair project (through the fall 2023 semester ) - 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 this summer 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.

Additional parking lot changes as of September 14, 2023: The following lot changes will be effective immediately and will be posted requiring parking permits at all times or the use of pay parking. Vehicles that do not have a valid permit or have not utilized pay parking will be at risk of being towed.

  • 15E – Recreation Center
  • 26S – south of Lincoln Hall
  • NV – Northern View
  • L – south of the Barsema Alumni and Visitor Center

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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