Parking Services uses a License Plate Recognition system (LPR) for parking enforcement.  You will no longer receive a window sticker.  Please visit our LPR page for important information on how the changes may affect you.

All parking facilities, except parking meters and metered floors of parking garages, require a parking permit during enforcement hours. All lots have entrance signs stating the type of permit required and enforcement hours.

 

2021-2022 Parking Permit Sales

 

The rates for the 2021-2022 academic year parking permits have not been set and are not anticipated until June 2021. Therefore, 2021-2022 academic year parking permits will not be available for purchase until late June or early July this year.

We commit to consistent communication with our customers throughout this transition, including the dates permits will be available for purchase online. Our primary form of communication will be email. It is important that you closely monitor your Ball State email account throughout the summer to avoid missing an opportunity to renew if you have a restricted or housing permit. All communications regarding parking permits will be sent via the University’s Comm Center from parking@bsu.edu.

 

Buy a Permit

Types of Permits

Students at tailgate

Student Permits

Options include commuter, commuter restricted, stadium, residence hall, restricted, night pass, motorcycle, disabled driver, Special 97, two-week temporary, and prepaid garage. Find a permit.

Parking sign

Employee Permits

Options include general faculty/staff, restricted, night pass, motorcycle, disabled driver, Special 97, two-week temporary, departmental, and prepaid garage. Find a permit

Child in Rinard Greenhouse

Visitor Permits

Options include general visitor, contractor, sales and service vendor, Cardinal Pride (parents), and prepaid garage. Find a permit.

Car Driving on Street

Expectant Mother Permits

Employees and students who are expecting may receive a temporary parking permit that provides them with additional parking options. Learn more

Shafer Tower

Retired Employees

Retired employees and emeritus faculty may receive a free lifetime parking permit. Learn more