Parking & Transportation

Parking & Transportation

Thanks for visiting Kirkwood! Use these maps and guidelines to find the best parking spots and easy access to public transportation.

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Parking & Bus Services

Parking Rules

Thousands use the Kirkwood campuses each day. For everyone's protection, Campus Security will enforce traffic regulations.

  • Students may park in any of the non-designated parking lots.
  • Disability (handicap) spaces are reserved for those vehicles that display valid State of Iowa disability identification.
  • Campus guests use visitor spaces and should not be used by Kirkwood students, faculty or staff.

Taking parts of two spaces, or parking on the lawn, sidewalks, or roadways is not permitted.

Violations and Fees

Kirkwood's traffic and parking rules are based upon Section 206C.14 of the Code of Iowa. As Kirkwood has campuses located in various cities and towns, the local laws and ordinances also apply. Reckless driving and speeding are prohibited at all times. 

Administrative fees for violations will be considered the same as any other debt owed to the college. If a ticket is received, students must do one of the following:

  • Pay the fee at the cashier, 2nd floor Kirkwood Hall.
  • Mail the fee to Kirkwood in the envelope provided.
  • Submit an appeal form within 48 hours. Contact Campus Security for more information.

Bus Service

Main Campus

Many students ride the Cedar Rapids Transit to and from Kirkwood's main campus. Students with a bus sticker on their EagleCard can ride route 7 for free. 

Stickers are available to students in the Bookstore, the EagleCard office or Student Life. Discounted tickets for other routes can be purchased on campus at the Bookstore and are also available at the Cedar Rapids bus station downtown. Get more information on bus stop locations and bus routes.

Iowa City Campus

The Iowa City Campus is accessible by Iowa City Transit bus service. Monthly passes are available at the Iowa City Bookstore.