The tables below contain the days and times for when you need a permit or need to pay a meter to park on campus, based on the type of lot. For any times not included below, you are allowed to park at those locations without a permit or fee, unless otherwise noted.

Fall & Spring
Enforcement Hours

Type of Lot

Lot Color

Days

Hours

Restricted Surface

Red

Monday-Friday

7 a.m.-7 p.m.

All Parking Garages*

Monday-Friday

7 a.m.- 7 p.m.

General Faculty/Staff

Yellow

Monday-Friday

7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Commuter Surface*

Green

Monday-Friday

3:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Stadium

Purple

Monday-Friday

All Day

Residence Hall

Blue

Sunday-Friday

 All Day
7 p.m. Sunday-5 p.m. Friday

University Apartments

All Week

All Day

Parking Meters

Days Posted on Meters

Times Posted on Meters

* There is no overnight parking allowed in any garage or commuter lot, between 3:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. Vehicles parked during this window of time in these locations may be towed at the owner or operator's expense.

Parking for the summer semester begins the Monday after Spring Semester finals are over and lasts through the Friday before Fall classes begin.

During the Summer, if you have a valid general faculty/staff permit, you may park in the surface commuter, blue housing, or stadium lots, along with the general faculty/staff lots. If you have a valid commuter, housing, or stadium permit, you may park in the surface commuter, blue housing, and stadium lots. All other permits must park in their assigned lots.

Enforcement Hours

Type of Lot

Lot Color

Days

Hours

Restricted Surface

Red

Monday-Friday

7 a.m.-4 p.m.

All Parking Garages*

Monday-Friday

7 a.m.- 4 p.m.

General Faculty/Staff

Yellow

Monday-Friday

7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Commuter Surface

Green

Monday-Friday

7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Stadium

Purple

Monday-Friday

7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Residence Hall

Blue

Monday-Friday

7 a.m.-4 p.m.

University Apartments

All Week

All Day

Parking Meters

Monday-Friday

7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Ball State University parking rules and regulations will be enforced as long as the University is open for business. This means that during breaks when classes are not in session but University offices remain open, rules and regulations will be enforced.

During these breaks, commuter, stadium, and residence hall permits are interchangeable. All other permits must be used in their assigned lots.

These breaks include:

  • Fall Break
  • Spring Break
  • Winter Break
  • weeks between semesters or summer sessions

Zone enforcement will be suspended only when the University is closed for business (i.e. Saturday, Sunday, and University holidays).

These holidays include:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and the following day
  • Christmas Day
  • an additional day to be designated by the president of the University

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