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Parking

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.  If you are unsure which parking pass to purchase, please review the parking lots on the campus map.

Parking permits are available for sale online in the myDrake portal, and can be picked up at the Student Services front desk.

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

Ways to purchase:

  • Order through myDrake and pay via credit/debit/ACH.  Passes can be picked-up in the Student Services Center when convenient.
  • Faculty and Staff can utilize a payroll deduct option for the payment of their permits.
  • Short-term passes are also available for online purchase if an annual or semester permit is not needed.  Click on one of the links below to purchase a short-term pass. 

If you get a new car, license plate, paint job, or have any other details you want to update on your vehicle registration, please feel free to submit this form to let us know!

You can find parking regulations, forms, and additional parking information on the Department of Public Safety website.  Please note that refunds for parking passes are not available after the add/drop period of the fall or spring semesters, and lost permits are not replaced free of charge. 

PREMIUM LOT (RED and YELLOW) PASSHOLDERS: There will be dates that premium lots (particularly Olmsted Yellow Lot) will be closed for pre-scheduled campus events. On the dates premium lots are closed, parking permits will be honored in an exterior commuter lot (purple or orange).

Guest Parking:

  • Drake University requires a parking permit to park in Drake parking lots.  Visitors can purchase a Daily Commuter Pass or a Daily Residential Pass (overnight - links posted above). 
  • There is a parking meter system in the two VISITOR LOTS on campus.  You may use that system, or guest passes can be printed ahead of your visit and placed on the dashboard of your car.  Hours for any commuter lot are 6am - 2am. Please do not park in a commuter lot overnight.
  • Visitors needing to park overnight should purchase a Daily Residential Pass, and should park in the residential lots on campus. These lots allow for 24/7 parking.
  • 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
February 23, 2024