Department of Public Safety

Residence Hall Move In

Fall 2021

Please refer to all options and instructions as designated by the Department of Residence Move-In Guide in addition to the information listed below. (Note:  information is subject to change).

In and effort to minimize lines, wait times, and crowds: 
  1. All permit ordering/issuing is done through the Parking Portal. 

  2. All returns will be handled via mail until otherwise announced. If, for whatever reason, you must return (not exchange) your permit please mail it to the address below with a note requesting a refund. We will get back with you. Permits must be received by September 3, 2021 for a full refund.

  3. We will conduct no exchanges (upgrades or downgrades) at our office until Monday, August 30, 2021. Until such time please park according to your current permit.
During the week of August 16 to 22, 2021:
  • There is NO OVERNIGHT PARKING (1 am to 7 am) in lots adjacent to the Residence Halls (C Preferred Lots) from Monday August 16 to Friday August 20, 2021. CP permit holders may start using these lots Saturday Aug 21, 2021. Once done moving in during this time, please move your vehicle to one of the authorized overnight parking lots east of Hudson Road. See Overnight parking areas during designated Move In Week map.
  • Street parking: 23rd Street (in front of Lawther, Campbell and Bartlett Halls, UNI Bookstore, etc) Campus Street (adjacent Campbell and Dancer Halls) are City of Cedar Falls controlled streets, not UNI. Do not park on any City street contrary to the posted signage!
  • The C lot adjacent Roth is not subject to overnight parking restrictions.
  • Traffic on 23rd, 27th, Hudson and Campus Streets may back up at times throughout the day. Please be patient.
  • Follow all instructions the Police, Department of Residence and Parking personnel. They are there to help.
  • All permit requirements & lot restrictions enforced beginning midnight Monday, August 23, 2021.

We have extended office hours Fall 2021 (Please Note-These are subject to change):

Sat-Sun Aug 21-22, 2021: Noon to 4 p.m.

Aug 23- Aug 27, 2021: M-Th: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m; F: 8 a.m. to 4:30.

Aug 30- Aug 31, 2021: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m;

Sept 1 on regular office hours:  M-F: 8 a.m. to 4:30. Closed Sat, Sunday and Universe Holidays.

Labor Day- Closed. University holiday.

Spring/Summer 2022

(Note: Information subject to change as we get closer to the spring.)

Please follow all move in instructions dictated by the Department of Residence (when they become available).

​All other Move In information for the Spring and Summer 2021 semesters are the same as above except the following:

  • ​There is no time limit or overnight parking restrictions in the C Preferred lots.
  • Refund, exchange and ordering dates will change.