Alumni & Parent Programs

BUSF Parking Contest

The BUSF Parking Contest for the spring 2015 semester will take place January 20-22. Bids will be accepted again beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 20, through 4:59 p.m. on Thursday, January 22. During the contest, bids can be submitted via email to Please include whether you are bidding on the campus resident (Ross or Schwitzer), commuter, or faculty/staff spot in your email. Winnings bids will be posted to the site periodically throughout the contest.

Spring 2015 Winning Bids
Campus Resident: $310
Commuter Student: $227
Faculty/Staff: $125
The Parking Contest is a fundraiser for the Butler University Student Foundation (BUSF) to support student scholarships, conferences, and leadership training. Members of the Butler community will have the opportunity to place an electronic bid for a reserved parking spot in one of three categories: campus resident, commuter student, and faculty/staff.

Participants may bid as many times as they'd like, and the highest bid received by the conclusion of the contest will be the winner of each spot. Bids will be tracked via time-stamp. In the event that two bids of the same amount are received, the bid received first will be considered the winner. Bids will be accepted through 4:59 p.m. on the closing date of the contest. Bids received with a time stamp of 5 p.m. or later are not eligible. The time stamp on the received message will be used to determine eligibility. Bids should be made in full dollar increments.

Participants can check this webpage daily for updates on the current high bid for each spot. Winners will be notified by the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs. Winners must have a vehicle registered with the Butler University Police Department in the same type of classification as their winning spot. Only one winning vehicle may be registered to each parking spot for the semester. The parking spots may not be transferred by the winner to other individuals or shared among multiple vehicles.

The campus resident spot will be placed in the parking area for the residence hall (Ross or Schwitzer) of the winner. Due to construction, ResCo will not be an eligible location for the Spring 2015 contest.The commuter spot will be located in the Irwin Library lot. The faculty/staff spot will be placed either in the the Irwin Library lot or in the lot between Holcomb and Robertson Hall, depending on the winner's preference. Winners will have use of their spot through finals week of the semester during which they won. The exact spot placement within the lot will be determined by the University. Winners will be responsible for notifying BUPD of violations for ticketing of their spot during the semester. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Alumni Office at 317-940-9946.