Parking rules and regulations are in place to maintain order on campus and ensure the safety of all members of the University community. It should be noted, however, that at certain times parking on campus is limited and a permit does not guarantee availability of a parking space. Your cooperation and adherence to the rules is appreciated by all who work, learn, and live at Illinois Wesleyan University.


  • All faculty, staff, and student vehicles parked on University property must be registered with the Security Department and display a valid parking decal. Decals are to be permanently affixed to the lower right hand corner of the front windshield.
  • There is no fee to register a vehicle and obtain a decal.
  • Vehicles can be registered at the Security Office at 110 E. Graham St.
  • The information needed to register a vehicle is your name, your local address or department, the make, model, year and color of the vehicle, the license plate number and state the license plate was issued.
  • All vehicles parked on campus must be in operating condition with valid license plates.
  • No vehicle can be stored on campus without permission from the Security Department. 


  • Faculty/Staff - can park in faculty/staff designated lots.
  • Students - can park in student designated lots only.
  • Visitors - Posted visitor parking spots are in the Beecher Street parking lot to the east of The Hansen Center and Welcome Center parking lot. These spots are reserved for visitors to the University. Students are not considered as visitors to campus.
  • Handicapped - Parking in any of the designated handicapped spaces is reserved for those individuals with Handicapped License Plates or placards issued by a governmental entity. Temporary handicapped permits may be issued by the Security Department. Approval by Health Services is required to obtain one of these permits. This permit allows the holder to park in the nearest available, legal, university parking space but not handicapped spaces.
  • Temporary Stickers for any of the above classifications can be obtained at the Security Office. 


The Office of Campus Safety will issue tickets for all violations occurring on University property.

Violations are written for:

  1. Failure to Register Vehicle or Display Decal.The fine for this violation is $20 per ticket. The fine for this violation will be waived if the vehicle is registered within 48 hours of first ticket.
  2. Parking on campus walks, grass, or in drives.
  3. Parking in a restricted area. (i.e. Faculty/Staff lot, visitors space, etc.)
  4. Improper parking.
  5. No parking zone.
  6. Parking in a fire lane.
  • The fines for violations numbered 2-6 are $10.
  • All appeals must be made to the Security Department within 48 hours of the issuance of a ticket.
  • Vehicles parked in a Faculty/Staff parking lot that don't have a valid Faculty/Staff decal displayed are subject to being towed.
  • All fines are to be paid at the Business Office in Holmes Hall.
  • A vehicle can also be towed for obstructing traffic, parking in a fire lane, being in an unsafe condition or being stored without permission. All charges and expenses from towing or impoundment are the responsibility of the vehicle owner.
  • If your vehicle has been towed from a city street contact Bloomington Police Department.
  • Vehicles towed from a University parking lot are towed by Brown's Wrecker Service Inc., 302 N. Brown, Bloomington, Ph. 828-3753. The fee to recover your vehicle is $85 minimum.

Parking Lots

All Faculty/Staff parking lots on campus are posted at the entrance to the lot as to their usage. Please observe all “No Parking”, “Visitor Only”, “Delivery and Service Vehicle Only”, “Handicapped”, or any other specially marked parking signs. Only park in a striped parking spot. 


Designated Student Parking Lots

  • Munsell/Ferguson parking lot
  • Dodds/Dolan/Magill/Harriett House parking lots (two parking lots north side of Emerson Street at East Street)
  • Dodds/Dolan/Magill/Harriett House auxiliary parking lot/Commuter Lot (parking lot located on the southeast corner of Hornberger and Emerson St.)
  • Tennis Court/Baseball Field Lot
  • Shirk Center parking lot (parking lot on east side of Shirk Center)
  • Phi Gamma Delta parking lot (residents only)
  • Theta Chi parking lot (residents only)
  • Sigma Chi House parking lot (residents only)
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon parking lot (residents only)
  • Parking lot located to the east of Evelyn Chapel
  • Gates Resident Parking Lot. (Parking Lot at the Northeast corner of  Beecher and Mclean Streets)
  • Parking Lot at The Gates 48 spaces  (This lot requires a special hanging tag.  One tag issued to each apartment.)

Designated Faculty/Staff Lots

  • Center for Natural Science (parking lot at the northwest corner of East and Beecher St.) Vehicles not displaying a Faculty/Staff Decal can be towed Weekdays 7am-5pm
  • Center for Natural Science auxiliary lot enforced 24 hours a day (parking lot on the west side of building). Vehicles not displaying a Faculty/Staff Decal can be towed at ALL TIMES
  • Gulick parking lot. Vehicles not displaying a Faculty/Staff Decal can be towed Weekdays 7am-5pm.
  • Center for Liberal Arts/Hansen Center/Physical Plant (parking lot located between Emerson and Beecher west of Hornberger)
  • Pfeiffer parking lot (parking lot between Pfeiffer and IT Sevice Center)
  • IT Support parking (spots located on the North side of IT Service Center)
  • Shirk/Natatorium Lot (parking lot on north side of Natatorium)
  • Ames Library Parking Lot (Lot to the west of Ames Library, 8 spots on south side of drive)
  • Ames Plaza West 5 posted spots
  • Welcome Center parking lot
  • Holmes Hall Parking Lot

Designated Faculty/Staff/ Visitor/ Commuter Student Parking Lots

  • Sesquicentennial Parking Lot at the SE corner of Graham and Park Street

Parking Information

  • The driveway in front of Harriett House is a “No Parking” zone.
  • All street parking is enforced by the Bloomington Police Department.
  • If your vehicle has been towed off a city street contact Bloomington Police Department.
  • Vehicles towed from a University parking lot are towed by Brown's Wrecker Service Inc., 302 N. Brown, Bloomington, Ph. 828-3753. The fee to recover your vehicle is $85 minimum.
  • Do not leave valuables in your car and always lock your doors.
  • Note: Persons who park a vehicle on Illinois Wesleyan University property are responsible for knowing and complying with these regulations. The University assumes no liability for loss or damage to a vehicle or its contents.