Ryan Field Permits

See Permit Rates for fees.

Parking at Ryan Field is an inexpensive option for parking near campus. A free daily shuttle from Ryan Field to stops around the main campus is available.

Parking is prohibited at Ryan Field on the dates of all home football games. See Game Day Parking for more information. Parking at Ryan Field may also be prohibited during other posted Athletic Department events. Storage of vehicles in Ryan lots for periods of more than five (5) consecutive days is prohibited.


Ryan Field remote parking is available to all current faculty, staff and students. Those who live within the walking zone -- and therefore not eligible for main campus parking -- can still purchase a Ryan Field permit.

Permit types

  • Ryan Field (D)
    Standard permit for affordable remote parking that is available to all eligible students, faculty and staff.
  • Ryan Field Athletic (A)
    Available only to members of the Athletic Department and University student athletes. Those interested in the Ryan Field Athletic permit should contact the Athletic Department.
  • Ryan Field D and A permits parked on the main campus during permit enforcement hours are subject to ticketing for "unauthorized permit", with the following exception: During summer quarter, vehicles with valid Ryan Field (D) permits are permitted to park on the main campus in commuter (green) student lots.   Ryan Field Athletic Department (A) permits are never valid on the main campus. 

How to obtain

Ryan Field permits can be purchased during the fall and winter quarters only. They must be bought in person at the Parking Services Office with a valid Wildcard and driver’s license.

Payment for a Ryan Field permit can be made via cash, check or credit card (Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express). Evanston campus students may also bill it to their student account. Payroll deduction for faculty and staff is not available.