Ball State University retirees and emeritus faculty are eligible for a free lifetime parking permit.


This permit authorizes parking in any:

  • yellow faculty/staff lot
  • green commuter lot

It does not allow free parking in any of the metered areas or parking meters on campus.

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Additional Guidelines

  • This permit is exclusively for use by the emeritus/retiree.
  • It may not be sold, transferred, exchanged, or given away.
  • The permit holder is responsible for any parking tickets written while the permit is displayed.

How to Obtain a Permit

You can apply for this permit online, in person at the Office of Parking Services, or through the mail. If you would like to apply through the mail, please call 765-285-1208 to request an application.

If you need accessible parking accommodations, please bring the receipt/confirmation sheet for your state issued placard or the vehicle registration for your accessible license plate.

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