Evashevski Drive

Evashevski Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic between Lot 43N Drive and Hawkins Drive.

Hawkins Drive 

For the safety of our fans, the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety will be closing Hawkins Drive, directly east of Kinnick Stadium (from Evashevski Drive to Melrose Avenue) to vehicular traffic two and a half hours prior to kick-off until two hours post-game.

Vehicles wanting access to University parking lots and ramps east of Hawkins Drive (14, 49, Ramp 4) and private residences on and south of Melrose Avenue must approach from Melrose Avenue (eastbound) or from Riverside Drive and up Grand Avenue (westbound).

Charter buses parking on Hawkins Drive and vehicles entering Ramp 3 must enter Hawkins Drive from the north after closure begins (two and a half hours prior to kick-off)

Melrose Avenue

Melrose Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic (westbound) between Hawkins Drive and Evashevski Drive approximately one hour before game time. Post-game traffic on Melrose Avenue will be two lanes westbound, starting from Evashevski Drive and continuing to US-218.  All post-game traffic east of Evashevski Drive will be forced eastbound toward Riverside Drive.


Hospital Access

Best option: Most patients and all hospital visitors should follow Hawkins Drive from the north/Coralville. This will get you to Parking Ramps 1 and 2 and to the Main Entrance

Emergency patients: Follow Grand Ave. from the east and take a right at the roundabout. 

Labor and Delivery patients:The best entry is the John Pappajohn Pavilion South Entrance. Follow Grand Ave. from the east and take a left at the roundabout, then an immediate right onto For The Kids Way. Labor and Delivery patients may be dropped off at this entrance, and the security guard can tell the driver where the best parking is.

Restricted roads 

  • Hawkins Drive along Kinnick Stadium and For The Kids Way will be closed to non-emergency traffic from about 2.5 hours before kickoff until 2 hours after the game ends.

  • Melrose Ave. will be closed to non-emergency traffic 1 hour before kickoff and open shortly after the game ends.

·      Emergency vehicles (both ambulances and individual cars) will be let through the security checkpoints to get to the hospital. Let them know you are having an emergency or need to get to the hospital. 


Non-emergency traffic should park in Parking Ramps 1 or 2. These are for patients and hospital visitors only (no football fans). 

More tips

  • Avoid Melrose Ave. especially during the hours before the game.

  • If possible, come to the hospital after the game starts.

  • After the game, traffic on Hawkins Drive and Dubuque Street is northbound only, and Melrose Ave. is westbound only. Avoid coming in on those roads within an hour after the game.

  • Visitors should enter the hospital through the Main Entrance, as all other entrances will be locked for safety. However, entrances to the Emergency Department and Labor and Delivery (Pappajohn Pavilion South Entrance) will be staffed by security who will allow you to enter if needed.

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More information

For a full hospital map and to learn more about parking, visit

Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., call:

  • UI Parking and Transportation: 319-335-1475 or

  • UI Health Care Concierge Services: 319-356-1900

After 5 p.m. and on weekends, call: 

  • UI Parking and Transportation: 319-335-8312


Parking LOT Policies


Selected UI parking lots (Lots 33, 40, 43, 65, 71, 75, 85 and Myrtle) are open for entry from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. the night before all home football games. The lots will re-open for entry at 6:00 a.m. the morning of game day. All other parking lots are open for entry at 6:00 a.m. on the day of each home football game.

Following each home football game, RV owners will be allowed to spend the night in the parking lot but are asked to depart from the UI parking lots by 9:00 a.m. the day after the game.

Activities in Carver-Hawkeye Arena may require an adjustment in the opening of some parking lots. Please check back here the Tuesday of each game week for any changes to the lot opening and/or departure times.

Bands / Ampliphied Sound

Speakers that can stand alone or are connected to an amplifier are NOT allowed. Small "boom boxes" are permitted but the sound cannot extend past tailgate area. Live musical bands are not allowed at tailgating sites. This policy is intended to protect the enjoyment of other fans. Musical tastes and tolerable noise levels vary greatly from tailgate party to tailgate party.




Only vehicles with a valid football parking pass are allowed in UI parking lots. Taxi and Ubers without a valid football parking pass are NOT allowed inside UI parking lots on game days.


The UI uses the following definitions for vehicles: a car is any car, pick-up truck or SUV. A recreational vehicle (RV) is any vehicle that includes a restroom. Travel trailers, “5th wheels” or pull-behind trailers are not allowed in any UI parking except the Hawkeye Commuter Lot (Lot 85).

designated areas / use of spaces

Automobiles and RVs may park only in designated areas. In order to efficiently use every parking lot, specific locations are assigned for automobiles and RVs. The use of a parking space for other reasons, such as portable grills, games tents, chairs, etc. is not permitted in non-reserved areas. For reserved parking lots, a parking space used for other reasons is only permitted if a parking pass is presented for specific space not used for vehicle.


Saving parking spaces for other motorists is not permitted in any lot. Parking on the UI campus is on a first come-first served basis except in lots with reserved spaces


Tailgating is not permitted in travel lanes on roads or parking lots. No tents, chairs or other items may be placed or extend into travel lanes. Any non-adherence to this policy may result in UI Police officers requiring the tent, tarp or canopy be removed. There are a limited number of parking spaces on the University of Iowa campus for the 70,000 fans that attend games. It is important to make every space available to use for parking. They can also cause tailgate parties to overflow into travel lanes causing a hazard for other vehicles and the passage of emergency vehicles.