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Visitor & Event Parking

Visitor and event parking is available in the parking garage facility, located in the 4700 block of Sunset Avenue, between 46th and 49th Streets. Motorist access to the 1,025-space garage is available from Sunset Avenue. Special event parking fees of $10 will be charged for Clowes Hall events larger than 400 people, Football games and Men's Basketball games, but some other events may also have event rates. The parking garage will be used for event parking during all events. The Hinkle Lot will be presold event parking for football and basketball. A shuttle is provided for men's basketball games between the garage and Hinkle Fieldhouse. Available payment options include cash and credit cards (with chip). Where the event rate is listed as OPEN or $0 there is no charge for parking. Where it is listed as Hourly, the standard garage hourly rates apply. 

  • Events in the list above that are in Shelton Auditorium are shown in blue. Parking for thsoe events is at south campus and does not involve the parking garage. 

The Sunset Avenue Parking Garage is open 24 hours a day, with a standard rate structure (listed below), but may be subject to special event parking fees.  All garage machines accept credit cards (Visa, Mastercard and Discover) and there is a cash paystation in the garage breezeway that opens onto Sunset Avenue. 


Sunset Avenue Garage Parking Fees

Less than 60 minutes FREE
60-90 minutes $2
90+ minutes $3
2+ hours $4
3+ hours $5
4+ hours $6
5+ hours $7
6+ hours $8
7+ hours $9
8+ hours $10
10+ hours $15
12+ hours  $20

Overnight Guests

Overnight guests staying at the University should obtain a temporary hangtag from either Butler Parking Services in the Sunset Avenue parking garage durign business hours or BUPD Dispatch at 525 W. Hampton Drive at after hours. The hangtag is free and allows for keeping a vehicle in the "I" lot on west campus. Overnight hangtags are not issued for periods longer than 3 days. 

Baseball, Softball, and West Campus Parking

Butler Baseball attendees may park in the lot located off of 52nd Street, just east of the baseball diamond. 

Visitors attending Butler Softball games, Butler Tennis matches, or events on the West Campus, may park in the I-Lot accessible via 52nd Street to Lester Street. 

Metered Parking

All meters accept quarters, dimes, and nickels only. They provide 15 minutes for 25 cents. Maximum is 2 hours.

Meters are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

If the meter is damaged, jammed, or otherwise not properly working, do not park there. You will be liable for a citation. Please report any problem to the Office of Parking Services, 317-940-9243. 

Accessible Visitor Parking

Visitors with an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) license plate, state ADA placard/hang tag, or an Indiana Disabled Veteran license plate may utilize any available ADA parking spot on the University. You must, however, be the driver of the vehicle or be the passenger. The placard/hang tag must also be valid (not expired) and be visible. Not doing so could result in a citation.

Parking Garage Ticket Validation Requests

Submit your Parking Garage Ticket Validation Requests via this form.