Welcome to the University of Idaho!
This page contains information intended to assist you in having a positive experience on campus. After reviewing this information if you have questions, please contact us at 208-885-6424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no free parking on campus; all areas either require a permit or payment at the parking location. Below is an overview of visitor parking options on campus.
Visitor Parking Options
- Purchase a Visitor permit to park in a Gold, Red, Blue, Purple, Silver or Green parking lot or any marked Visitor space on campus. Visitor permits are $2/day and can be purchased online, or at the Parking Office located in the Intermodal Transit Center on the corner of Sweet Avenue and Railroad Street (1006 Railroad Street).
- A parking permit is required to park on campus in all colored parking lots between the hours of 6 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. Green lots require a permit at all times (24/7), and some individual spaces within gold lots require permits until 9 p.m. Monday - Friday. Entrances to all lots are posted with signage designating enforcement times, individual spaces enforced beyond 5 p.m. are also posted with signage. View the campus parking map for locations of all colored lots on campus.
- There are three self-serve pay station parking lots on campus, as well as individual space SmartMeters, both allow for payment with debit/credit cards and coins. Hourly rates vary based on the location and time of day, ranging from $0.75 to $1.50 per hour.
Will you be staying overnight on campus?
A visitor permit is valid in parking lots that allow overnight parking. Overnight parking is allowed in all purple, silver and green lots on campus, permits are required at all times in green lots, and from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. in purple and silver lots. Overnight parking is NOT allowed in any gold, red or blue lot.