Weekends and Evenings
Did somebody say Free parking? It's true - there are days and times when campus parking is absolutely free! To better serve you, we have compiled a list of these days and times.
The weekend parking rule - D and E zones
Any vehicle may park in any D or E zone, 5 p.m. Friday until 11 p.m. Sunday, with or without a current parking permit unless posted otherwise. (For example, several parking lots near Assembly Hall and Memorial Stadium are restricted on the day of home football and basketball games).
Parking is free in the parking garages all day Saturday and Sunday.
Meters are enforced 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday. You do not need to feed most meters from 10 p.m. Friday until 7 a.m. Monday morning. (The meters at the residence halls, however, must be paid 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
Von Lee Parking Lot, Fourth St. and Dunn Lot, Sixth St. and Dunn Lot
Enforcement in these three lots ceases at 5 p.m. and does not resume until 7 a.m., Monday through Friday. These lots are not enforced all day Saturday and Sunday.
Holidays and University Breaks
Parking is also free on campus during the designated days listed below:
- New Year's Day (January 1st)
- Martin Luther King Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day (July 4th)
- Thanksgiving Day
- Friday after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Day (December 25th)
Spring Break, Thanksgiving Break and the Semester Break
Any vehicle, with or without a valid permit, may park in any D or E space during these breaks unless posted otherwise. The D and E spaces do require a permit if fall, spring or summer classes or exams are in session.
Visit the official IU Academic Calendar page for current holiday/semester breaks.