The Student Services Center is the location to pick up or purchase annual or semester parking permits for the Drake lots for all faculty, staff, and students.

Parking permits can be denied to students, faculty, contract employees, or staff who have unpaid fines.

Ways to purchase:

You can find Parking Registration, Payroll Deduct forms, and additional parking information on the Department of Public Safety website.  

Guest Parking:

  • Drake University requires a parking permit to park in Drake parking lots.  Visitors can purchase a commuter lot pass or a residential lot (overnight) pass.  Permits should be printed and placed on the dashboard of your car.
  • There are a limited number of visitor spaces in the Olmsted parking lot (lot #16) that can be utilized for guest parking, when available.
  • The Fine Arts parking lot (lot #1) does not require a permit after 4:30 pm, and could be utilized for guest parking.
  • There are options for free parking on the streets around most of the campus.  Please take note of any time limits and city regulations that are posted. 
University News
October 20, 2016
The Comparison Project will present the third event in its 2016–2017 series on death and dying. A community interfaith dialogue on Oct. 27 will feature representatives of three different refugee religions in Des Moines.