The University of Iowa

I’m living off campus. Is this program for me? Where can I park?

On Iowa! is for all first-year students, including those living off campus.

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.