From Interstate 55 Exit 165 (Normal-Business 51), go South on Main Street. Near the Illinois State campus continue past stoplights at Raab Road, Orlando Avenue, and Gregory Street. The next stoplight will be at Willow and Main Streets. Turn left here. Go two blocks to Normal Avenue and turn right. Gates for the Bone Student Center parking lot will be directly ahead.
The Bone Student Center Revitalization is now underway. Please be aware of the alternate entrances being utilized during this construction project.
Bone Student Center parking lot/building entrance: The main Bone Student Center parking lot is located just north of the Bone Student Center on Locust Street. To enter the Bone Student Center, follow the signage for the marked entrances. The recommended first floor entrance is located on the west side of the building.
Bone Student Center accessible parking/building entrance: Accessible parking will be available in Parking Lot M64, across the street from the west entrance to the Bone Student Center, at 201 North University Street. Additional accessible parking will be available in the North University Street Garage, as well as the parking lot directly behind the Bone Student Center, on Locust Street. Please enter the Bone Student Center through the ADA accessible entrance located on west side of the building.
All parking is first-come, first-served.
From Interstate 55 Exit 165 (Normal-Business 51), go South on Main Street. Near the Illinois State campus continue past stoplights at Raab Road, Orlando Avenue, Gregory Street, and Willow Street. The next stoplight will be at College and Main Streets. Turn right here. Parking attendants will assist in directing you to parking lots.
Additional parking is also available in the North University Street parking garage. After parking, please follow the sidewalk and use the College and Main Street underpass walkway (pedestrian tunnel) to reach Redbird Arena.
Get more information about parking on campus by contacting the Office of Parking and Transportation.
Please plan to allow enough time for travel. Weather and road construction can often lead to unforeseen delays. Also, due to the large number of guests attending commencement, traffic is congested on the roads leading to and around Redbird Arena and may also lead to delays.
Parking attendants will assist guests in locating the nearest parking spot. However, as commencement is a highly attended event, guest parking for the Redbird Arena ceremonies may be a distance from the venue. Please plan to allow enough time to park and get to the Arena.
Complimentary parking is available for all who want to attend Illinois State University's commencement activities. With just a few lots excepted, all parking lots around the venues will be open for commencement parking. Parking Services staffs the lots and their personnel are happy to answer questions. Look for them at the entrance of parking lots.
Please view the commencement parking map which highlights the commencement parking lots. For additional information about campus parking please visit the website of the Office of Parking and Transportation.