The University of Iowa

How do I get around on campus?


  • Walking: You will be walking a lot during the program (see Disability & Mobility Accommodations if you need assistance). Be sure to wear appropriate footwear.
  • Cambus: The University’s free bus service will be operating on its regular service schedule beginning the Wednesday of On Iowa!. There will be special shuttles provided to certain events. Take a look at the On Iowa Transportation page  for more information.
  • Driving: Students living off-campus may request free parking in the Hancher Parking Lot (#55) to attend On Iowa! activities that occur on that Tuesday-Friday (7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). [Note that on Tuesday-Friday after 4:30 p.m. and all-day on Saturday and Sunday, parking in Hancher Lot (#55) is free.]  Contact the On Iowa! program ( by Friday, August 16 if you need a parking permit Tuesday-Friday; include your name, dates you are planning to use the permit, and which day you are planning to check-in to the On Iowa! program. We will have your permit ready for you when you check-in to the On Iowa! program at the IMU (you may use one of the 15-minute meters outside of the IMU during check-in). After the August 16 deadline, free parking permits are made on a first-come, first-served request during the On Iowa! Check-in process.