Buildings & Landmarks

1. Ballou Building
2. East Entrance to the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business/Siebens Forum
      Special needs entrance on west side of building
       Additional entrances located at north, west, corner and south

3. Schaller Memorial Chapel
4. Dixon-Eilers Hall
5. Harold Walter Siebens School of Business/Siebens Forum
6. Information Technology Center/Library
7. Victory Arch
8. Edson Hall
9. Pierce Hall
10. White Hall
11. Swope Hall
12. Grand Hall
13. Liberty Hall
14. Constitution Hall
15. Briscoe Honor Hall
16. McCorkle Hall
17. Smith Hall
18. Social Sciences & Art Hall
19. Estelle Siebens Science Center
20. Lage Communication Center
21. Lamberti Recreation Center
22. Siebens Fieldhouse
23. Finkbine Natorium
24. Buntrock Tennis Court
25. J. Leslie Rollins Stadium
26. Peterson Field
27. Victory Bell
28. University Marketing & Communications
29. Center for Sculpture and Ceramics
30. Outdoor Recreation
31. Army ROTC


A, C: Faculty/Staff Parking Only (No overnight parking)
B, D, E, F, H: General/ Student Parking
G: Visitor Parking Only (No overnight parking)
I, K, L: Faculty/Staff/Commuter Student/ Visitor Parking Only (No overnight parking)
J, N: Restricted Parking - University Vehicles Only
M: Faculty/Staff Parking Only (receiving dock)


All automobiles and other motorized vehicles operated on campus by students and employees of Buena Vista University must be registered with the University. A vehicle registration sticker, which has been displayed properly, authorizes parking in the areas designated for the individual as outlined below. It does NOT guarantee a parking space.

See the map below building, landmark, parking, handicap, and other information.

Parking Lot Identification

All parking lots on campus are identified by signs at the entrance of each lot as well as marked clearly on the campus map.

Please note that all residential students are restricted to lots marked as General Parking.

Vehicle Registration / Parking Pass

Vehicle Registration Sticker Purchasing Procedure
A vehicle registration sticker, or sometimes called a parking pass, can be obtained at the Business Office. You should register your vehicle and purchase the sticker after you arrive on campus.  Campus Security will work with you to ensure there is time to obtain one before enforcement begins. 

Registration Sticker Placement
It must be affixed permanently and visibly to the top left-hand corner of the rear window of all vehicles parked anywhere on University property. Registration stickers for motorcycles should be affixed to the front fender.

Parking registration fees for the academic year 2015-2016 will be $60 per vehicle.

Replacement of registration stickers will be issued at no cost if returned or proof of sticker destruction is provided. (Unaffixed registration permits that are lost or stolen will not be replaced unless a new registration fee is paid).

Bicycle Registration

For the security and protection of bicycles, all University community members are required to register on-campus bicycles with Buena Vista University. This can be done at no charge by completing the registration form and picking up a registration sticker at Campus Security, located in the Office for Student Affairs.

Commuter Student Parking

Commuter students may park in all lots labeled General Parking as well as lots C, I, K, and L.

Conferencing & Temporary Parking

Conference guests parking on campus must properly display a visitor’s parking permit to avoid being ticketed. Individuals who are temporarily disabled may obtain a temporary Disability Parking Permit from the Business Office at no charge. Temporary or visitor parking permits must be obtained at the Business Office at no charge for those vehicles that will be on campus for one week or less. Iowa Central students and high school students who take classes at Buena Vista University must register their vehicle with the University. There is no charge for these students. Tuition Remission students who park on campus property are required to purchase a parking permit. That fee is $60. If those students exchange vehicles with employees, they are required to notify campus security.

Overnight Parking

Overnight parking is not permitted in the Faculty/Staff/ Visitor/Commuter lots A, C, G, I, K and L. Vehicles left in these lots between 12 midnight and 6 a.m. are subject to towing. No parking is allowed in the following areas: on or across sidewalks; on lawns or grass; in or blocking fire lanes; or in any restricted area designated by signage.

Parking Violations & Fines

All parking violation tickets are to be paid at the Business Office within one week of receiving the ticket. After this time period, the charges will be applied to the individual’s account. Unpaid fines will result in a hold being placed upon the individual’s transcripts and/or diploma.
No registration sticker on vehicle $25
Parking sticker displayed improperly $10
Parking in restricted areas $10
Parking improperly (angle parking,
not parking within parking space) $10
Parking in “No Parking” or “Emergency” areas $10
Forgery/Illegal transfer of sticker $25

It is a violation of state law to illegally park in an area denoted as “Handicapped Parking.” Any vehicles parked illegally in such an area on campus will be reported to the local police department. The owner of that vehicle will be responsible for the state fines related to this type of violation. Currently, the fine for such a violation is $100.

All streets in Storm Lake are under the jurisdiction of the City of Storm Lake. Vehicle owners are expected to abide by parking regulations established by signage, curb markings or any other techniques used to assist traffic flow and safety.

Towing Procedures

For the safety of the University community, Buena Vista University reserves the right to tow any vehicle parked in such a way as to constitute a hazard, or impede regular traffic, or interfere with the making of essential repairs. Owners of impounded cars will be required to pay the towing service charges ($100 and up) directly to the off-campus towing company to release the vehicle. Buena Vista University assumes no responsibility for the owner’s vehicle or property in the case of towing.


An Appeals Board will hear all grievances related to parking violations. This board will consist of a student, staff member and faculty member.  Each year Faculty Senate shall appoint a faculty member who will chair the appeals board, Student Senate shall appoint a student senate member, and the Director of Campus Security will appoint the staff member. Such a format allows for a fair process of determining accountability for all University community members. This Appeals Board will meet on a regular basis, hearing all appeals that may have arisen since their prior meeting.

Appeal forms may be printed from this site , obtained from the Business Office or the Office for Student Affairs. To be considered, an appeal must be received in the Office for Student Affairs within 15 days of the date the ticket was issued.