Parking & Transportation

Parking & Transportation

Thanks for visiting Kirkwood! Use the maps and guidelines below 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

Students attending Kirkwood Community College are eligible for year-round, no-cost rides on all fixed-route buses operated by Cedar Rapids Transit. You must show your EagleCard to ride free. Get more information on bus stop locations and bus routes here.


Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa

Students attending Kirkwood Community College can access our regional center in Coralville via the Iowa City CAMBUS (Research Park Route). The bus drops students off at the SW corner of the regional center parking lot. We encourage riders to use the transit app to find the connection that works best for them.